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Things to do During a Romantic Getaway in Aruba

Whether you’re looking for romantic strolls on the beach, sunset dinners with your toes in the sand, an adventure for two, or the ultimate spa day, couples can craft an unforgettable time together on our “One Happy Island”.  In Aruba, every day can truly be Valentine’s Day!

Choose a small, intimate resort

Why not experience a different, unique kind of stay with your plus one? Find peace of mind by staying at a quiet, intimate accommodation, such as a boutique hotel or small apartment. One that allows for more of a local experience, offers adventure, an intimate and private atmosphere, relaxation, and budget-friendly rates!

Find the perfect accommodation for your romantic escape.

Wine and dine
Photo by Quinta del Carmen Restaurant

Toasting to each other with a bottle of fine wine as the sun goes down, and enjoying a magical moonlit dinner on the beach… yes, some call it cliche, I call it heavenly… because it is, especially in Aruba! Beach dining with your toes in the sand, just you and your love, it just can’t be topped when it comes to romantic experiences!

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 romantic dining options and view a full restaurant guide here. If you’re on the island for Valentine’s Day be sure to check out these special dining offers.

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.

Getting lost in nature

Get lost in nature by going on a hike in Arikok National Park (Join our virtual hike for a preview). From relaxing walks on the beach to hiking our island’s trails immersed in nature, you have plenty of options and they all include breathtaking views! Other hiking areas include: Hooiberg, Alto Vista Chapel, and the North coast near the California Lighthouse and Westpunt.

Want to cool off and take advantage of the pretty blue Caribbean Sea? Try paddleboarding or kayaking in Aruba’s crystal clear water and mangroves.

Discover more about Aruba’s nature and wildlife.

Spa day in paradise

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.

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

Palapa for two
Photo by Boardwalk Boutique Hotel

Pack a cooler and hit the road with your bae, it’s time to 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.

There are so many breathtaking beaches to fall in love with, so we suggest adding a few to your list and spending a day or two beach hopping! You may very well end up finding your favorite beach and staying there for the remainder of your trip, and that is perfectly fine, but, at least you were able to see many of the diverse beaches the island has to offer.

Get a closer look at Aruba’s breathtaking beaches.

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.

Remember, a vacation with your plus one is all about enjoying each other’s company. And, what better way than to visit a relaxing and happy paradise? If you are looking for more things to do in Aruba, simply browse our site for ideas!

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