Day or night, there’s plenty to do in Aruba! Thanks to its calm waters, the island is ideal for swimming and is home to some of the Caribbean’s best snorkel spots. If you don’t want to dive in, try your hand at catamaran sailing, kiteboarding, windsurfing, paddleboarding and more. After sundown, the restaurants, clubs and casinos along Palm Beach come to life—including the 15,000-square-foot, 24-hour casino at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.
Back in Time
Leave the resort and spend some of your leisure time exploring Aruba’s capital city, Oranjestad. This charming, laid-back harbor town reflects the island’s Dutch heritage through beautifully restored colonial buildings, while the Archaeological Museum houses fascinating artifacts from the Amerindians who first inhabited the island. Get your souvenir shopping done in the city’s local markets and boutiques, or grab a bite to eat at one of Oranjestad’s delicious eateries.
Go Off the Beaten Path
Make your trip one to remember by taking advantage of the island’s many opportunities to experience its incredible culture and natural landscape. Take a tour to view the rugged cliffs, crashing waves and gorgeous panoramas of Aruba’s northern shore, or visit Alto Vista Chapel, the California Lighthouse or Arikok National Park. Looking for a more relaxed activity? Enjoy a treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Spa or relax at the beach.