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Best Places in Aruba

SmarterTravel

Caribbean-bound travelers choose the tiny island Aruba for more than just its idyllic beaches. This tiny Dutch territory off the coast of Venezuela packs plenty of adventure and style, from National Park and cave adventures to high-end eateries and colorful street art. The best places in Aruba aren’t what you might think.

Get off the beaten path in Aruba with these hotels, hikes, restaurants, and more.

Stay

Eat

  • Zeerover for casual waterfront seafood and cold beer.
  • Wilhelmina for romantic world and local cuisine.
  • Craft for breakfast bowls and coffee, or craft beer.
  • Papiamento for Dutch-inspired fare and a historic setting.

See

  • Public beaches like famed Baby Beach and Eagle Beach
  • Oranjestad‘s colorful shops and port
  • San Miguel street art and galleries
  • Boca Prins lookout point

Do

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Associate Editor Shannon McMahon visited Aruba as a guest of the Aruba Tourism Authority and JetBlue. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for more travel advice.

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