Photo by Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba

7 Best Romantic Things to do in Aruba for Couples

With the countless picture-perfect backdrops, gorgeous weather, a steady warm breeze, and clear turquoise waters… it’s easy to find romance in Aruba. However, with so many different options and perhaps not as much time as you’d hoped for, it is essential to make the most out of your time on the island.

Whether you’re looking for romantic strolls on the beach, candlelit beachfront dinners, discovering Aruba’s natural beauty, or an adventure for two, couples can craft an unforgettable time together on our One Happy Island!  In Aruba, every day can truly be Valentine’s Day.

Check out our ideas of the best things to do and create your perfect romantic experience in Aruba:

Beach stroll or hike in nature
Photo by Aruba National Park

Finding romance in Aruba would simply not be complete without a beautiful beachside stroll. There are many beaches to fall in love with and they are all worth paying a visit to. One of those must-visits is Eagle Beach. This wide stretch of soft white sand has been named one of the best beaches in the world time and time again. It’s a perfect place for an afternoon or early evening stroll, just in time to take in Aruba’s breathtaking sunset.

If you like to take a walk on the wild side, make your way to the NorthEast Coast. You’ll witness plenty of beautiful green cacti, vegetation, rugged rock formations, and as you approach the coast, you will see the dramatic, darker blue waters clash against the rocks, an impressive sight to see. With many trails and sights to discover there is plenty of walking to be done in this area. We specifically recommend visiting Aruba’s National Park as it has plenty of beautiful views. Other hiking areas include: Hooiberg, Alto Vista Chapel, and the North coast near the California Lighthouse and Westpunt.

Spa day
Photo by Hilton Aruba’s eforea Spa

Book yourselves a couples massage and full spa day! What better way to get a relaxing, zen-filled experience and unwind! Enjoy a specialized spa or wellness treatment from Hilton Aruba‘s eforea Spa or Renaissance Aruba’s Okeanos Spa.

Select the perfect spa for you and your lucky plus one.

Sunset gazing

Simply find a quiet spot on the beach to sit and gaze, or, if you want to elevate the sunset glow experience even further, book a catamaran or sail cruise to witness the beauty from out on the water.

Hungry? Try one of these beachfront restaurants or beach bars with a Caribbean sunset view to remember!

View the sunset times in Aruba so you can plan out your sunset date perfectly.

Island adventure

For all of those thrill-seeking partners, Aruba has got plenty for you to explore! Some sights and attractions in Aruba tend to be a little hidden and take a true adventure to get to (psst – add these 7 places to your list). There are many ways to get there, whether you prefer to rent a jeep, a UTV for two, or to take a tour led by a professional guide, you will find the right one for you. Explore and discover Aruba’s beauty together on a rugged adventure… but don’t forget to take a dip in one of the natural pools to cool off! There is truly so much to see: ride through Arikok National Park, visit the Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins, the Alto Vista Chapel, discover caves and the less populated, untouched wild beaches on the East coast.

And for the true cultural enthusiasts, browse our downtown guides for things to do in Oranjestad and in San Nicolas (also known as Sunrise City). You will also want to add Etnia Nativa to your list, Aruba’s only residential dwelling to open its doors and offer visitors a personal and interactive tour to tell our island’s story through an anthropological approach. Your tour will delve into archeology, medicinal herbs, native shamanism, art, and much more!

View an extensive list of tours and activities to choose from.

Wine and dine
Photo by Element’s of Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Imagine toasting in celebration of your love for one another with a bottle of fine wine as the sun goes down, and enjoying a magical moonlit dinner on the beach. Nothing quite tops a dreamy dinner in paradise with your toes in the sand, no matter how cliche it may seem, it is a must-do when on the island.

However, with that being said, romantic dining in Aruba is not only limited to beach dining, there are plenty of other dreamy options to be found! For instance, try a restaurant nestled in charming historic buildings of downtown Oranjestad, or opt for dining in a lush and cozy tropical garden with twinkling lights draped overhead.

Browse our recommended romantic dining options and view a full restaurant guide here.

Sail the pretty Caribbean blues

Go on a catamaran or sailboat cruise. Choose from a variety of different cruises, whether you are in the mood for snorkeling, drinks, sunset gazing, or a romantic private dinner!

Here are some great sailboat or catamaran operators to choose from: Octopus ArubaThe TranquiloDelphi WatersportsPelican Adventures, Red Sail, and Around Aruba Tours.

View more options for a fun day out on the water!

Beach day

When in doubt of what to do, spend the day relaxing on Aruba’s warm and sunny, white-sand beaches. Try the one and only dreamy Eagle Beach or venture further away to Mangel Halto and get lost in the mangroves.

Get a closer look at Aruba’s breathtaking beaches.

If you are looking for more things to do in Aruba browse our site and start planning your romantic vacation with us.

Main featured photo by: Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort