Visiting Aruba

ABC Island neighbors Bonaire and Curaçao may be pinup beautiful, but Aruba is more popular—and with good reason. Superb sand and a warm, dry climate form perfect beaches framed by casinos, caves, cacti, and trade-wind-fueled windsurfers, while a rocky geology leads to must-see natural attractions like the Natural Pool. With a glut of things to do and places to do nothing at all, it’s no wonder some loyal IgoUgo members always depart with, “See you next year, Aruba!”

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find ... Read More
ABC Island neighbors Bonaire and Curaçao may be pinup beautiful, but Aruba is more popular—and with good reason. Superb sand and a warm, dry climate form perfect beaches framed by casinos, caves, cacti, and trade-wind-fueled windsurfers, while a rocky geology leads to must-see natural attractions like the Natural Pool. With a glut of things to do and places to do nothing at all, it’s no wonder some loyal IgoUgo members always depart with, “See you next year, Aruba!”

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Aruba

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Natural Bridge & Bushiribana Ruins

Written by jenandfrank on 31 Jan, 2005

The Natural Bridge - This is probably (sad to say) one of Aruba’s biggest attractions and one of the most photographed areas on the island. It is also the Caribbean’s highest and most dramatic coral structure. The Natural Bridge is a large rock formation created…Read More


Tuscany, Gasparito, Papiamento & Le Dome - Dining

Written by jenandfrank on 28 Jan, 2005

Tuscany – Aruba Marriott Resort, L.G. Smith Blvd. 101, Palm Beach, 297-586-9000 Tuscany serves regional Italian food, focusing on specialty dishes from Florence. The very elegant décor includes lots of candles, statues, chandeliers, light woods, etched-glass windows, fresh flowers, and heavy draperies. Soft piano music…Read More


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Aruba August 2002

Written by pva on 18 Jan, 2004

We stayed at Tamarijn Resort from August 10 to August 15, 2002. Overall, we had a great vacation. Tamarijn Resort exceeded our expectations -- we expected less from the two-star resort. This is not a luxury hotel, but it was absolutely adequate for us and…Read More


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Sign up now for the Kukoo Kunuku Party Bus!

Written by golfntennis on 13 Feb, 2004

Is the Kukoo Kunuku Party Bus worth $55? Absolutely! I had one of the greatest evenings of fun that I have ever had. While my wife and I were waiting at our hotel, we wondered if we would recognize the transportation vehicle. If you look…Read More


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Happy Hour at a different bar each evening

Written by golfntennis on 13 Feb, 2004

One of the happy times at Aruba was our quick evening stop at various bars on the island. Almost every bar we visited was conveniently located right on the beach. After a day of relaxing and before heading out to dinner, we would select a…Read More


To sum it up!

Written by Suzie1969 on 08 Nov, 2003

To sum it up!, I loved Aruba - if you like to snorkel, this is your dream. The island is very arid, taking on a southwest US atmosphere. The contrast of the beautiful Caribbean waters and the desert landscape is incredible. Local…Read More


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Aruba Palm Beach

Written by Cantin2 on 23 May, 2003

There are two famous beaches in Aruba - Eagle Beach with low rise hotels and Palm Beach with high rise hotels. Palm Beach is our particular favorite. We call it "Poor Man's Hawaii". Reminds…Read More


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Buying a Timeshare - Aruba Phoenix

Written by sheisdesign on 22 Aug, 2002

When we went to Aruba, we had no intention of purchasing a timeshare. Though on our first night there, we were beckoned by a lovely lady on Eagle Beach, across from La Cabana (where we were staying) and she asked us if we were interested…Read More


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Away from the beaches

Written by lawyerjay on 28 Jul, 2003

Personally, no trip to Aruba is complete without a tour of the east side of the island. This is the undeveloped, natural part of the island where paved roads will not be found. Pick up a map and drive the dirt roads along the coast…Read More


Aruba Fun

Written by JC Francis on 27 Jun, 2004

Spent week at Aruba Phoenix, perfect for a relaxing family vacation. If you want nightlife, casinos, floor shows, etc., stay elsewhere, but go to Aruba anyway. If you want quiet, relaxed, family/kid friendly, go to the Aruba Phoenix, and you can walk to the casinos…Read More


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