Even though Thanksgiving is not a traditional Aruban holiday, there is no better place to be thankful for all that you have! Take Thanksgiving to the next level this year by soaking up some Aruban sun rays with a drink in your hand, toes in the sand, and your floppy hat. As the Caribbean island with the most sunny days throughout the year, Aruba will give you a break from the chilly fall temperature. You will go back home with a natural golden tan that will be the envy of your friends and coworkers.
The greatest advantage of celebrating Thanksgiving in Aruba is that you don’t have to miss out on the traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner! Many restaurants and hotels offer special Thanksgiving dinners and banquets, bringing you the familiar feeling of home. Along with the traditional turkey, gravy, raspberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, you will be able to enjoy unique specialties with an Aruban twist. Check out the delicious Thanksgiving dinner specials offered in Aruba!
In addition, Aruba’s family-friendly environment will make this a holiday that adults and children will enjoy. Together with Aruba’s beaches, there are water sports, snorkeling cruises, scuba diving, fishing charters, off-road tours, and so much more! Aruba is also considered one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, making it even more attractive to families with small children.
Thanksgiving weekend is also a great time to travel to Aruba, because it is right before the island’s high season. If you decide to visit during this time, you will enjoy the island before it gets crowded with winter visitors. A less crowded island usually means you will get the best experience and value for your money at hotels, car rentals, and restaurants. Make sure to check out VisitAruba special deals page to save money on your vacation.
One last but important reason for celebrating Thanksgiving in Aruba, is that you will feel welcome from the minute you step out of the airplane. As you wait to claim your luggage at the airport, you will be enjoying live steel drums music switching your mindset to vacation mode! Arubans are naturally friendly, sociable, and welcoming to visitors. Another highlight is that nearly everybody speaks English, which makes it easy to communicate with locals.
Happy Thanksgiving, and safe travels!