Feeling like it’s time to round up the family and take a vacation for some much-needed fun, relaxation and quality time? If Aruba is next on your travel bucket list, check out these fun, kid-friendly things to do and see with the family!
Meet the animals on the island
As you venture around the island, you’re bound to come across wildlife on a daily basis with all of the iguanas, small lizards, goats, colorful birds, and wild donkeys hanging around. There are also plenty of venues to visit to meet and hang out with animals, such as the Donkey Sanctuary, The Butterfly Farm, Ostrich Farm, and Philip’s Animal Garden!
Explore Natural Attractions
Are you ready to explore the diverse natural beauty that Aruba has to offer? Gather your crew and head to Aruba’s National Park for a day filled with fun island adventure! On the way to the park and inside of the park, there are plenty of natural attractions to discover, such as caves, rock formations, freshwater ponds for fish pedicures, wild beaches, hiking trails, gold mine ruins, and more!
Game Day at Arcade Aruba
Arcade Aruba by Wind Creek, located in Renaissance Marketplace, officially opened its doors Fall of 2021 and has been a hit ever since. It is known as one of the coolest ‘hang-out’ places for children and teenagers for gaming. The arcade offers many games and activities to entertain all, from young to old, while parents can also opt to relax and dine at Renaissance Marketplace. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled family evening!
While every beach is worth visiting in Aruba, some especially family-friendly beaches include Baby Beach, Mangel Halto, Surfside Beach, Arashi Beach, Boca Catalina Beach, and Eagle Beach.
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Fun dining adventures
There are plenty of fun beachfront or waterfront restaurants that the kids will love, try Water’s Edge, Matthew’s, Gilligan’s of Hilton Aruba, and Lucy’s Aruba. Another fun dining option for the family is one of the Dutch pancake restaurants (try The Dutch Pancake House, Diana’s Pancake Place or Linda’s Pancake House). The kids are bound to love their super-sized pancakes made any way they want! Oh, and don’t forget to end the day with an ice cream stop. Yes, vacation calls for a treat every now and again!
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Splish splash the day away
Escape life above water and head under the sea! Grab your snorkel gear (you can rent it from Aruba Active Vacations or S.E. Fly N Dive), pack a cooler and visit one of the many beaches perfect for snorkeling! Or join a power snorkeling tour with Seabob Aruba or Octopus Aruba. You can also join a sail and snorkel cruise for a full morning or afternoon of family fun!
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