The island of Aruba in the Caribbean is a beach lover’s dream. Endless hours of sun shine down upon pristine white sand beaches and breath-taking scenery of Aruba, which have caused the island to become hugely popular with international tourists, yet there are still huge swathes of the island which have been completely untouched by the hand of man. With the highest rate of return visitors anywhere in the Caribbean, villas to rent in Aruba are in high demand, and locals are always hugely welcoming.
The beaches of Aruba are known worldwide as being among the finest to be found. The white sand beaches of Aruba’s south and western coastlines are sheltered and particularly beautiful, perfect for lazy days in the sun as well as a huge range of water sports. There are over 40 Aruba scuba diving sites to choose from, letting you explore the amazing underwater world that surrounds the island. Visibility is remarkable, and you can regularly see amazing marine life off the reefs and wrecks that litter the coastline. The remarkably reliable winds that caress the island make windsurfing, sailing and para-sailing particularly exciting from Aruba property.
There is in fact very little that you cannot do from a villa to rent in Aruba. There are even two golf courses on the island, both of which offer an amazing standard of golf. The courses are beautiful, taking in parts of tropical forest, Caribbean beaches and lust pasture. Littered with obstacles and magnificent view points, both golf courses can hold their own with any golf course. There are also bowling alleys, cycle routes and tennis courts in Aruba, meaning that keeping active will certainly not be a problem if you manage to drag yourself away from the gorgeous beaches of Aruba.
There is a huge amount to entertain you during the evenings on an Aruba holiday. Lively dancing, music and entertainment is put on in a vast range of bars and nightclubs, and there is even a casino on the island. Whether you are looking for steel bands, nightclubs or fire dancers, you can find them all from a villa to rent in Aruba. The Aruba Carnival is a magnificent spectacle, filled with colour and noise.
Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad is a dazzling town, consisting of amazingly bright buildings, often pained bright orange. The Chapel of Alto Vista makes for essential viewing from an Aruba property, as well as beautiful natural areas frequented by flamingos, and many bird species. Snorkelling, surfing, scuba diving and windsurfing holidays are all exceptional from Oranjestad.
The climate of Aruba is hot and dry all year round, meaning that whenever you decide to take a beach getaway, villas to rent in Aruba are an ideal destination all year round. Cruise ships frequent the coastal resorts of Aruba from October until April, bringing regular crowds and increasing prices on occasion. If you would like to avoid crowding, take a villa to rent in Aruba between May and September, when you shall have much of the island to yourself!
Holidays to Aruba are easy to take, as the Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) is surprisingly large. There are regular flights from Amsterdam (AMS) and New York (JFK), leaving travellers from the UK with just a short connecting flight.