21 May Visiting Aruba
After Coachella Maurice and I decided to visit Aruba. This turned out to be the perfect idea because after Coachella we really needed some relaxation 😀
Both of us have been to the Caribbean but it was our first time in Aruba. Some of you might know Aruba because of the flamingos. However, today I wanna show you that this island has so much more to offer 🙂
We stayed in two different accommodations in Aruba and loved both of them. They could not have been more different though 😀
Our first accomodation was the Aruba Airstream which is a renovated campervan that you can rent as an AirBNB. The owner speaks several languages and her AirBNB is very cute and has lots of charme! We would have loved to stay there a bit longer as it was super cozy and perfect for a couple 🙂
We even had our own pool, outdoor shower, outdoor restroom etc. The campervan has two bedrooms, a small bathroom and livingroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Aruba Airstream is especially suited for those seeking absolute privacy because you have the entire place to yourself. We loved staying there so much! You can book it HERE.
For those of you who wanna stay close to the beach I can recommend you booking our second accommodation: The Boardwalk Boutique Hotel. It is in walking distance to the picture perfect beach called “Palm Beach”. The hotel even has a free shuttle to the beach and back to the hotel.
In contrast to many large hotel complexes in close proximity, the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel is much cuter and more intimate! We also loved the food there including many vegan options. Every morning we for instance had the most delicious acai bowls for breakfast.
At Boardwalk Boutique Hotel you stay in little “casitas” including their own kitchen which is especially amazing for families. The hotel pool is also very beautiful and well suited for kids. Mason would have loved the hotel! You can book your stay HERE.
We really loved both places so much so it’s up to you whether you prefer absolute privacy or staying in walking distance to the beach.
What To Do
You might not believe it but there are so many things to do in Aruba. Unfortunately we only had two full days there (which was much too short) but we took full advantage of both of them.
I can definitely recommend you renting a car in Aruba so you are flexible to stop at any place you want. Both picking up and dropping off the rental car is super easy as it’s right at the airport (no shuttle needed). If you plan on visiting the Arikok National Park definitely rent an SUV! Some spots in the park can only be reached if you have either booked a tour in advance or if you have a SUV (you also need to be a really good driver as the road it quite tricky)! We drove through the park ourselves but next time I would prefer booking a tour beforehand…hahaha!
My favorite spot at Arikok National Park was Conchi which are super beautiful natural pools. Even in April the water there was super warm! This was definitely my highlight of our Aruba trip 🙂
Otherwise Aruba has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world such as Eagle Beach, Palm Beach or Baby Beach. You could literelly spend all day there and there are also lots of water activities offered.
On our last day we did a Sunset Cruise which was the perfect end to a perfect trip 🙂
Overall we really loved Aruba! Be prepared that it can get quite windy on the island (especially in the afternoon & evening). However, during the day we loved having bit of a breeze so it never felt too hot. The nature in Aruba is also extremely beautiful and we only met super nice people on the island. We would love to come back on day… next time together with Mason 🙂