21 Photos That Will Inspire You to Visit Aruba

With its gorgeous beaches, colorful Dutch Caribbean architecture, and incredible food scene, Aruba is a tropical paradise that should be on everyone’s bucket list! Fondly nicknamed “One Happy Island,” it’s no surprise that Aruba has the highest repeat visitor rate of any Caribbean island.

Here are 21 photos to inspire you to escape to Aruba for “One Happy Getaway” on this happy little island…

Renaissance Island and Flamingo Beach

an open doorway overlooking a palapa and cabanas at Flamingo Beach on Renaissance Island
Unwind under a palapa on Renaissance Island, a luxurious private island owned by the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Spa
woman lying in hammock inside oceanfront cabana at Flamingo Beach on Renaissance Island in Aruba
Relax in a hammock after enjoying a massage in your own private oceanfront cabana
three pink flamingos standing in the ocean beside a woman at Flamingo Beach in Aruba
Frolick with and feed flamingos at Flamingo Beach on Renaissance Island!

For everything you need to know about visiting Renaissance Island and Flamingo Beach (including how to get there and how much it costs to visit), check out my Renaissance Island and Flamingo Beach travel tips.

Palm Beach

Palapas on Palm Beach in Aruba
Post up under a palapa on Palm Beach
woman in a swimming pool surrounded by palm trees at the Marriott Resort in Aruba
Enjoy a blissful pool day at one of Aruba’s luxurious resorts
two large, white, wicker swings hanging from trees at the Marriott resort in Palm Beach, Aruba
Lounge in a giant swing at the Marriott Resort in Palm Beach
a piña colada in a blue glass sitting on a table on Palm Beach with the ocean and sunset in the background
Sip a piña colada while watching the sunset on Palm Beach

Looking for tips on accommodations and the best areas to stay in Aruba? Check out the “Where to Stay in Aruba” section of my comprehensive Aruba Travel Guide.

The Aruba Ostrich Farm

man and woman feeding two ostriches at the Aruba Ostrich Farm
Feed ostriches at the Aruba Ostrich Farm!

If feeding an ostrich is on your bucket list, check out my tips for visiting the Aruba Ostrich Farm!

Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations

rocks and cacti at Casabari in Aruba
Take a step back in time at the prehistoric-looking Casibari Rock Formations, where you'll feel like you're in an episode of "The Flintstones"........."Yabba dabba doo!"
rocks and cacti at Casabari in Aruba
Take a step back in time at the prehistoric-looking Casibari Rock Formations, where you'll feel like you're in an episode of "The Flintstones." "Yabba dabba doo!"
woman kneeling at the entrance to a narrow rock passageway at the Ayo Rock Formations in Aruba
Explore the fascinating Ayo Rock Formations

Arikok National Park

cacti in Arikok National Park in Aruba
Go on an off-roading adventure and explore the desert landscape, secret natural pool, caves, and secluded beaches in Aruba's Arikok National Park

Eagle Beach

white sand and turquoise-colored water at Eagle Beach in Aruba
Feel the powdery white sand between your toes on Aruba's world-famous Eagle Beach

Unbeatable Sunsets

a can of Balashi Chill beer sitting on the sand in front of grey rocks at sunset
Chill on the beach with a Balashi Chill at sunset
a cactus beside the ocean at sunset in Aruba
Soak up the last rays of the sun while watching boats sail by
palapas and palm trees at sunset at the Marriott Hotel in Aruba
Watch palm trees sway in the breeze as the sunset paints the Aruban sky

Off the Beaten Path

man and woman standing on the natural Tripod Bridge in Aruba
Stand on the “Tripod Bridge” where three natural bridges intersect!
a hidden natural pool with clear blue water surrounded by tall rocks
Cool off in a hidden natural pool on Aruba’s rugged eastern coast

Foodie Paradise

fried lion fish and french fries at The Lion Fish Snack in Aruba
Save Aruba’s underwater ecosystems one meal at a time by eating invasive lionfish at The Lionfish Snack
colored lights reflecting through a champagne flute at Ike’s Bistro in Aruba
Sip bubbly at Ike’s Bistro on Manchebo Beach

For tips on how to eat and drink like a local in Aruba, check out my post on “The Best Local Food in Aruba:  15 Authentic Aruban Foods and 5 Local Drinks to Try in Aruba!”

Oranjestad

pink and white Royal Plaza Mall building with blue awnings in Oranjestad, Aruba
“Go Dutch” in Oranjestad (Aruba's capital) and stroll down streets lined with colorful Dutch Caribbean-style buildings
the “I love Aruba” sign in Oranjestad
Snap a photo in front of the “I Love Aruba” sign in Oranjestad

Like the sign above says, I love Aruba. And I know you will love it too!

If you’ve been dreaming of Aruba, there’s no time like the present to make your Aruba dreams a reality!

Head over to my Aruba Travel page, where you can find all my Aruba-related posts—everything you need to know to plan your perfect Aruban getaway.

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