Couples, cruise ship passengers and sunseekers love Aruba for its tropical beaches, sun-speckled Caribbean Sea and the pasted-coloured colonial buildings of its capital Oranjestad. Compact and walkable, the city is also ideal for a night out, with waterfront bars, sophisticated clubs and alfresco cocktail lounges to retreat to as the sun goes down. Whether you’re keen to sample the local rum or just fancy live music and a cold beer, these are the places to go.
If you’d rather a fine Bordeaux than a fruity cocktail, this chic wine bar is a must-visit. Opened in June 2012, this intimate lounge is the perfect place for a good glass by candlelight. The wine menu includes bottles from France, Italy, Chile and California. But to really spoil yourself, book the Journey into The World of Wines package, where five lavish courses are paired with matching wines.
Theme bars might leave you cold but this Wild West-style saloon near the hotels of Palm Beach, a few miles outside Oranjestad, is the best place to party on the nightlife strip. Drinks are reasonably priced, staff are always welcoming and there’s often karaoke for those who dare to take the stage. By the end of the night, everyone will be on the dance floor anyway.
That’s the nightlife sorted, but you still need to fill up your daytime in Aruba. These reasons why you should visit Aruba will surely help. Make sure you book your stay through Culture Trip; we have the best resorts and best boutique hotels in Aruba available for you now.
This is an updated rewrite of an article originally by Nicole Anderson.