Aruba is a perfect destination for a honeymoon. The beaches are amazing, especially Eagle Beach which has been ranked number 3 in the world by Trip Advisor. The island can be visited year round and while it is still a Caribbean island it is south enough to be out of the hurricane belt. If you are having a fall Honeymoon in Aruba, you won’t have to worry about a hurricane ruining your plans. Aruba is known for its safety and friendly people and is referred to by the locals as “one happy island”.
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So What Makes Aruba a Perfect Honeymoon Destinations?
The Amazing Beaches
Clear blue water paired with white sand beaches surrounds Aruba which is known for having some of the best beaches in the world with Eagle Beach being ranked number 3 in the world by trip advisor. Spending hours on the beach sunbathing or going for an evening walk as the sun sets will be a welcomed activity after an exhausting marathon of a wedding is an amazing way to start off married life.
It’s beautiful year round
Aruba’s temperature stays around 82⁰F all year long, typically with cooling breezes.
Aruba’s low season (meaning fewer crowds and lower prices) is from mid-April to mid-December. Look for travel deals in September, when the trade winds die down and the temperature feels warmer.
Mid-December through mid-April is the high season when you’ll find more crowds and higher accommodation prices. The weeks leading up to Carnival (between January and March), the island hosts many music and cultural events. October through January are the wettest months, so expect short bursts of rain.
It’s located outside the hurricane belt
Perfect for all those late summer and fall weddings, you will not have to worry about a hurricane coming through like you will on other caribbean islands.
Aruba is considered one of the safest destinations in the Caribbean and in general is very safe at any time of the day or night. No matter where you go, you should never put your guard down and should always practice common sense when traveling.
Plenty of things to do
Aruba is an island paradise with tons of things to do . you can hike along ancient land bridges carved out by the ocean, or climb over the dunes on the north side and see the California Lighthouse. Take a jeep tour of Arikok National Park. Animal lovers can see sea turtle hatchlings at the right time of year, or visit the island’s donkey sanctuary.
There are some experiences perfect for couples on their honeymoons. You can spend an indulgent few hours in Spa Cove, and treat yourselves to a secluded couples massage on a private beach, just a ferry-ride away from Aruba. Or avoid getting dressed at all and spend a day at your hotel’s swim-up bar. In the evening, dine on the waterfront, visit one of Palm Beach’s many beach bars, or savor your own sunset picnic on the beach beneath the stars.
To appease your adventurous side, you can take scuba lessons or go on a deep-sea submarine expedition. Aruba is home to many reef beaches ideal for snorkeling – pick up a mask (complimentary in some hotels) and head to Mangel Halto, Puerto Chiquito, or Catalina Cove, or book a boat and explore the famous underwater Antilla shipwreck.
Best Beaches in Aruba to Visit on Your Honeymoon
Eagle Beach, which has been singled out as the number one Caribbean beach in a USA Today survey of travel writers, travel agents, and frequent travelers, is an amazing place to spend your honeymoon. It is the widest beach in Aruba giving you plenty of room to spread out. You will find parking easy and there are several picnic areas. A few months out of the year you may even see sea turtles hatching.
Palm Beach, set against a backdrop of Aruba’s leading resorts, was voted best family-friendly beach in the world by The Travel Channel and by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the best beaches in the world. You’ll find the Hyatt Regency, Marriott, Occidental Grand Aruba, Ritz Carlton and more along the beach. Enjoy relaxing by the turquoise waters or try out a water sport like kite surfing. Nearby, there is great shopping at the Palm Beach Plaza Mall.
Aruba Honeymoon Accommodations
Divi Aruba & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive
The Divi & Tamarijn Aruba are adjacent sister properties giving you the benefit of having extra pools and activities available to you. Each offers an array of packages that will create a once in a lifetime destination wedding and honeymoon. The packages are designed to ensure a stress-free experience and to help launch the happy couple into wedded bliss.
Brides- and grooms-to-be that dream of a fairytale wedding and saying “I Do” with a backdrop of the Caribbean Sea or picture-perfect sunset, or spending their honeymoon relaxing on the pristine white sands of Divi Aruba’s beach, can make their dreams a reality with any of the packages.
Couples who decide to book their nuptials at the Divi Aruba All Inclusive or the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive will receive an extra bonus of savings, with a complimentary Honeymoon Package including an upgrade to an Oceanview or Beachside room. The newlyweds need only to have their wedding guests reserve up to 10 double occupancy rooms for five nights. The Honeymoon Package also includes a bottle of champagne, a free night anniversary certificate, candlelight dinner for two and remembrance gift.
Luxury Hotels and Resorts
Bucuti & Tara
Bucuti & Tara is a honeymoon haven. Find a tranquil and peaceful environment promoting wellness from the moment guests arrive. The multiple-award-winning, owner managed resort caters to adults only and has been named one of the world’s most romantic resorts year after year. Just last week, for the third year in a row TripAdvisor named it the No. 1 Hotel for Romance in the Caribbean and for the second time in three years.Bucuti is situated on a pristine and beautifully soft, white beach, where guests can get lost in an oasis of relaxation and never have a problem finding a comfortable beach chair and a large umbrella for shade.
Fine dining is available at the oceanfront Elements restaurant (menu includes Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian specialties – special diets are addressed with care) and at the celebrated Senses, a unique dining experience based around a chef’s table concept. Daily full American breakfast buffet is complimentary. WiFi is free and guests receive an iPad to use during their stay. Resort facilities include a beach bar with daily happy hour, Day spa, Movies on the Beach, Wellness Specialists, Romance Concierge, gift shop, guest laundry, fitness center, freshwater pool, car rental desk, and multilingual concierge staff. Near the resort are a variety of restaurants, shops, bars and a world-class casino.
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Enveloped by natural beauty in a breathtaking seaside location The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba offers a romantic retreat to create memories to cherish a lifetime.
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba, located on the exclusive Palm Beach, invites couples to indulge an island paradise with the hotel’s beautifully appointed rooms and suites, all with private balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea, four dining outlets, a luxurious spa, two swimming pools including an adults-only section, and a 24-hour casino.
To blend the romantic experience with some beach time, guests may enjoy a variety of amenities including watersports such as snorkeling, paddle boarding, and kayaking.
The unique Romance Escape Package allows couples to enjoy unsurpassed luxury and world-class service for their honeymoon or romantic getaway of their dreams. The package includes overnight accommodations, daily breakfast for two, a 50-minute couples massage of The Ritz-Carlton Signature Massage, a Sunset Sail for two and a welcome amenity.
Couples can take their experience to a new level and soak in the sun with a private poolside or beachside cabana featuring plus lounge chairs, personalized amenities, fresh fruit and refreshments for a perfect day.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Aruba designed a special treatment for couples, “Candela Deseo” a powerful love potion and experience guests remember long after having left the resort. The treatment starts off with a body scrub made from freshly derived honey from our island, followed by an aromatherapy massage to ease the senses and awaken a romantic mood for the love bath. Finally, this experience offers couples a glass of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries.
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba offers a collection of four dining experiences. The restaurants, each offering a different cuisine, also reflect the island’s culture and culinary gifts.
In each restaurant, guests can enjoy dining indoors or alfresco, while admiring the Aruban nights lighted by glowing fire pits and live entertainment.
Boutique Hotels and B&Bs
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort looks out over pristine white Eagle Beach and its clear turquoise blue water. You will feel welcomed and part of the family from the moment you step in the door. Currently, it is the only eco-friendly beach resort in Aruba that has been awarded the Master Achievement Award from EarthCheck due to their commitment to Aruba’s environment. Being a small and intimate resort, you can expect personalized service and attention.
The resort is centrally located: a 5-minute drive from downtown Oranjestad and a 15-minute drive from Aruba’s international airport Reina Beatrix. The Palm Beach area is a few minutes away, offering various dining opportunities, shops and casinos. A bus stop right in front of our resort makes it really easy to get around. Additionally, one of the biggest supermarkets is less than 10 minutes walking distance from Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. Whether you want a simple civil ceremony at Aruba’s colonial Town Hall, a romantic Aruba beach wedding at sunset, or an extravagant celebration with family and friends – the wedding coordinator at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort will happily assist you in orchestrating your most memorable experience.
Honeymoon Packages are available at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort with options including a romantic dinner on the beach, a sunset cruise and amenities to make your stay extra special.
Boardwalk is a small boutique style hotel with 14 renovated casitas spread out on a former coconut plantation. Each casita comes with a full kitchen, colourful living area, modern bathroom and private patio with BBQ and hammock. Daily housekeeping is provided. The hotel is located right across from Palm Beach and offers our Boardwalk beach. We also have snorkel gear, foldable beach chairs and cool boxes available for our guests.
Two out of the fourteen spacious casitas, nestled amongst rustling palm trees, will be designated as honeymoon suites. Double hammocks will grace the private patios, where couples can grill local-caught seafood on the charcoal barbeque and dine on teak furniture. A cozy swimming pool at this romantic hotel in Aruba will invite you in, both day and night. The available romance package is perfect for a honeymoon in Aruba including a romantic sunset sail cruise or a romantic 3-course dinner on the beach for two with sparkling wine at Barefoot restaurant. You also receive a welcoming drink when you arrive and a breakfast in bed on the morning you choose. Staying in one of the Casitas start around $200 a night and go up from there depending on size and seasonality.
Oceanz Boutique Hotel
Ocean Z is the only Boutique Hotel on the Island of Aruba located in Malmok. Ocean Z is a 5-star Hotel with 13 spacious and comfortable rooms overlooking the ocean. For a honeymoon or romantic getaway to Aruba, enjoy one of the Master King Suites with an infinity pool and ocean view. Also at the hotel is a bar and restaurant and an on-site spa. Rooms can range from around $400-$800 a night.
Private Villas and Apartments
Starting at $125 per month, Paradera Park is an affordable hotel without compromise. You find a lovely swimming pool and comfy accommodations during your stay about ten minutes away. They make your stay easy with snorkeling gear available to rent and breakfast options that are left in your fridge for you to eat at your convenience. For an added touch pre-order a bottle of Prosecco on ice decorated with tropical flowers for your arrival.
- Rent a car and get off the main strip in Palm Beach and see the rest of the island. Four-wheel drive will give you access to off-road destinations (such as hidden beaches). For the truly adventurous, see the island by motorcycle!
- When you can, shop local at the roadside stands and flea markets rather than the big supermarkets. By supporting small businesses you’ll enjoy more local flavor, variety, and conversation.
- Drink the tap water. Not only is it potable, it’s delicious, due to the island’s own saltwater desalination plant – the second largest in the world.
- Eat fresh seafood at Zeerovers. Touted as the best fish and chips on the island, this boat-to-table seafood restaurant in Savaneta is built out over the water. Order your food, watch them fry it up, and pick a table on the open-air deck with a view of the boats that bring in the catch of the day. For dessert, head to House of Cakes – choose a few slices and sample the local flavors, such as their famous cashew cake.
- Drink from a freshly chopped coconut at a roadside stand, such as the one near Sero Colorado.
- Drive to Tia Rosa Snack in Pos Chikito and order a patacon, a prize-winning, mouth-watering Venezuelan/Colombian sandwich consisting of shredded meat, queso blanco, and a few more magical ingredients stuffed between two fried plantain patties. Lounge around on Mangel Halto beach as you digest.