We wrote a list of 13,496 reasons to visit Aruba right now, but thought it was a little bit wordy. We pared it down to the fabulous five reasons that we simply had to share, and will leave it to you to visit and discover the other 13,491 for yourself.
1. Fusion Cuisine that will make you drool.
Over 90 different nationalities call Aruba home. The melting pot culture that Aruba has is one of the most ethnically diverse populations in the world. If you think like we do, you are thinking that means the food is going to be delicious, and you are absolutely correct. Think Caribbean meets African meets European potluck and every dish is more mouth-watering than the last.
2. Aruba is the shipwreck diving capital of the Caribbean.
Take a dive to see the submerged and satisfyingly eerie WWII ship wrecks of the SS Antilla and SS Pedernales. Plus, these submarine wonders are complimented by those of a more natural composition—Aruba boasts countless colorful coral formations. Still not up for the dive? Try an equally refreshing dryland activity like biking along the longest linear park in the Caribbean or beachside yoga sessions.
3. 20% of the island is a national park.
If you’re into dramatic coastlines, unbelievable geologic formations, and pristine swimming holes, Arikok National Park is just the place for you. The Natural Pool is exactly what it sounds like, except its hard-to-predict beauty makes it a can’t miss. It’s right on the ocean, but perfectly protected by rugged walls of volcanic rock.
4. Sunshine guaranteed.
That’s essentially what you get when you book a trip to Aruba. The island is located outside the hurricane belt, so you can count on constant sunshine. With an 82-degree average year-round temperature, refreshing trade winds, and low humidity, hopefully your idea of a perfect vacation includes uninterrupted sunny days at the beach.
5. Baby sea turtles for the win.
Take the kids to see these little guys waddle into the ocean for the very first time. Aruba is home to several species of sea turtles, so walking Aruba’s beaches from March to November you’ll likely encounter areas cordoned off to protect the overwhelming cuteness of baby sea turtles making their debut in the sea. Keep the kids rolling with one of the other countless family friendly activities like snorkeling over the reefs or a retreat to Baby Beach.