Off the coast of South America you will find Aruba, a Dutch-owned Caribbean island renowned for its immaculate stretches of white-sand beaches and strikingly beautiful turquoise seas. Located outside the Hurricane Belt, with constant cooling trade winds, Aruba has more sunny days than any other Caribbean island. With more than 90 nationalities, the island has become the epicenter of a cultural mosaic. There is tons to eat and see, or just sit on the beach and admire the view. Here's what I would do there:
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Enjoy a tropical paradise unlike any other at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. You'll find contemporary guest rooms and suites, a range of four-star amenities and an oceanfront location on famed Palm Beach. Soak up the sun at the H2Oasis adults-only pool, complete with cabanas and a pool bar. Savor a selection of on-site restaurants which include Ruth's Chris Steak House and top-quality seafood at beachside Atardi. For entertainment visit the Balinese-inspired spa or 24-hour Stellaris Casino.
Address: L.G. Smith Blvd 101, Palm Beach, Aruba
Nightly beachside pop-up seafood restaurant located on the sand of the Marriott Resort
Trendy, upscale dining where patrons can dine at tables or in large lavish beds
Caribbean seafood & cuisine in an upscale, lush garden setting
Modern restaurant and bar with a fashion of flavors and gastronomic concept based on shared plates
the west deck
Casual island bar & beach grill for small plates & seafood
Dine right on the beach, toes in the sand, under swaying palm fronds with a selection of fresh seafood and steak creations
Italian restaurant by the lighthouse; very romantic ambiance
This dockside restaurant serves seafood right out of the ocean. The catch of the day might include wahoo, snapper, barracuda or kingfish. Served in large portions with buckets of beer
matthews beachside cafe
Celebrated as one of the best casual beachfront restaurants on Aruba. Great for couples.
Right on the pier at Aruba Surfside Marina, great seafood and cocktails
de palm tours snorkeling
Aboard the Palm Pleasure you'll be treated to 4 hours of scenic stops along the coast. Transportation, lunch & bar provided
Known as "low rise" area" ideal for renting water sports equipment or taking a sunset cruise on a catamaran.
The 24-hour casino in the Marriott has 28 gaming tables, 522 slot machines and a handful of race and sports kiosks.
Tranquil turquoise waters along Palm Beach, located just above Eagle Beach on Aruba's western coast.
palm pleasure set sail
Watch the sun set aboard a luxurious catamaran.
Nonprofit organization devoted to saving the island's donkeys and educating locals and tourists on their care. Plus it's cute
Jump behind the wheel of a UTV vehicle in a professionally guided off-road safari along the Andicuri Trail
de palm tours
Recommended company for all island activities