Beach bums: Whether it’s secluded coves wedged between limestone cliffs at Boca Prins or the azure waters of Baby Beach with its half-moon coastline and barbecued beachfront eats, each stretch is a little slice of paradise. But Palm and Eagle Beach are the top dogs of the island with fancy hotels decorating the backdrop, barefoot dining and chic cocktail spots housing the best sunset viewings in Aruba.
Watersports: Is any Caribbean holiday complete without snorkelling the clearest waters in the world? And Roger’s Beach is the place to do it with a local dive shop onsite should you want to venture deep into its underwater oasis. But when you want to catch the wildest waves, Hadicurari is a paradise for windsurfers.
Natural marvels: There’s more to this tropical spot than just beaches, including unique volcanic rock formations that hide plunge pools. If you want to get your adrenaline pumping, a 4x4 adventure over its colossal sand dunes is a must. Or, hike into the wilds of Arikok National Park to discover a bay of turtle nests.