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Things to do with your Dad in Aruba for Father’s Day

Want to give your superhero what he deserves this Father’s Day? Sometimes it can be difficult to determine what makes dad happiest, deciding how to best honor the special dad in your life on this day is not always the easiest.

If you are lucky enough to be in Aruba for Father’s Day (or any other day of the year), make the most out of your day together. Is he into adrenaline-pumping island excursions? Or is he more of a bookworm kind of guy, relaxing under a palapa on the beach? Or perhaps his favorite hobby is food? No worries, we’ve got something for every dad out there!

Take a look at some of the best things to do in Aruba to make Dad happy:

View 2023 Father’s Day special offers and celebrations.

Cigar tasting

Is Dad a cigar lover? As any cigar aficionado will tell you, cigars are a hobby, not a habit. If your dad fancies cigars be sure to check out the following places in Aruba to find and experience quality, premium cigars! Oh, and excellent rum too!

Try the Humidor Aruba in Palm Beach, check out our experience to get an inside look at this venue. Or, head downtown to mingle with the locals at Ruba Reggae Authentic Cigars and Cocktail Lounge.

Win his heart with none other than… food!

Mmm mm, food… how could you go wrong with this tactic? With so many delicious and drool-worthy dining options in Aruba, from brunch to dinner, you are sure to win Dad’s heart!

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View Aruba’ yummy dining specials for Father’s Day here.

Enjoy a day of island adventure in Aruba’s National Park

This is for all of the Dads who simply can’t sit still and love a day of adventure. Our island’s national park covers about 20% of the island and is the perfect place to explore the diverse natural beauty that Aruba has to offer. Simply purchase a day pass at the park’s visitors center and be on your way! You can do so by jeep or opt for a more active and environmentally-friendly way and go hiking. Choose from one of the many trails and immerse yourself in Aruba’s beautiful nature.

There are plenty of natural sites and attractions (caves, gold ruins, wild beaches, hiking trails, natural pools, and more) on the wild east coast of the island. It is sure to leave you fascinated by just how different it is from the other side of the island, which is home to the majority of our island’s resorts and calmer beaches. If you want to join a guided island tour, browse the following.

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Cheers to Dad

Your Dad is going to need something refreshing to wash down all that food, am I right? Try one of these happy hour spots or beach bars.

To say every dad loves beer would be quite stereotypical. Perhaps your dad is more of a wine lover instead? Well, Kukoo Kukuku has something for him too! How does a Wine on Down the Road Tour sound?

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Party when the sun goes down

Some Dads just want to have fun. You know, like sing his heart out on the microphone or cut a rug on the dance floor… does that sound like your dad? If so, tonight is the night – don’t be embarrassed, embrace his fun side and allow him to be the star of the show!

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There is so much fun to be had in Aruba when the sun goes down:

Kukoo Kunuku Dinner & Nightlife Tour

Karaoke Party Bus

Karaoke Night at Ricardo’s

Dad’s gone fishin’

Just a man, the sea and his fishing rod. Sometimes the simplest things in life can bring the greatest joy. If he’s up for some company, book a fishing charter for two for the day. Nothing beats some quality time out on the water, especially if that water is the mesmerizing Caribbean Sea! Don’t forget to pack a cooler filled with snacks and cold ones for the day.

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If you end up catching a big one… bring it to Lucy’s Retired Surfers Bar & Restaurant downtown by the marina and they will prepare it exactly to your liking!  Now that is a true sea-to-table dinner… yum! You can also go fishing with Driftwood Charters and then have them prepare your fresh catch that evening at their restaurant, Driftwood Restaurant.

Check out Aruba’s fishing charters.

Dads needs pampering too

Give dad the rest, relaxation, and pampering he deserves and probably oh-so-desperately needs! Whether he could use a massage for that backache, a facial to freshen and illuminate his skin, or a mani and pedi to get beach-ready (yes, dads need to get beach-ready too!) view spas in Aruba here. Eforea Spa of Hilton Aruba is offering four different massage treatment specials to choose from in honor of this Father’s Day, check them out here.

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If you find none of these ideas speak to you or that special dad in your life… then grab your towel, pack a cooler, and head to the beach! There is nothing better than a day at the beach! If your Dad loves to stay active check out these 7 fun water activities to try.

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Whatever you decide to do, remember to enjoy each other’s company and relax! After all, you are in warm, sunny, and happy Aruba!

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