When to Travel
There is no best time to visit Aruba as the weather is consistently warm year-round with a fairly constant temperature of 82°F (28°C). The best time to visit all depends on the type of vacation you are looking for!
Aruba tends to be more crowded during high season, as many visitors are trying to escape from the cold and come to Aruba for some warmth and sunshine. During this period hotel prices are higher than in low season and reservations need to be made well in advance. If you are looking for a less crowded period it is recommended to visit Aruba during low season.
High Season: mid-December until mid-April
Low Season: mid-April until mid-December
In the late summer months - September though the trade winds die and the temperature increases slightly. This makes the perceived temperature higher. If you don't mind the heat it is a perfect time to visit the island as the island is less crowded and special travel deals are being offered for this period.
It is important to mention that Aruba lies far outside the hurricane belt, far away from the storms. On occasions, Aruba might experience some small effects of nearby tropical weather. Rain showers may occur. Most rain is falling between October and January. However, even when it rains it tends to be very short, leaving plenty of sun moments for the rest of your day.
You could also plan your vacation around one of the many events Aruba hosts. During the year several music festivals are organized and a very popular time to visit Aruba is during Carnival Season. Carnival takes place between January and March and features weeks of festivities, big parades, contests all accompanied by lots of music and dancing.
Please keep in mind that shops and restaurants are closed on official holidays. For a list of official holidays, please click here.
Best day to Fly to Aruba
Lots of visitors own timeshare on Aruba and many timeshares set check-in and check-out days during the weekend. This means that the airport is more crowded from Friday through Sundays, so if you are traveling during the weekend it is recommended to arrive at the airport at least 3 hours before departure time.