Year-round sunny weather. White-sand beaches. Friendly locals. These are just some of the reasons the island of Aruba is high on many travel wishlists.
Aruba lies southwest of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, some 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Curaçao and 18 miles (29 km) north of the Venezuelan peninsula of Paraguaná. In addition to picture-perfect beaches, Aruba has the most sunny days of any island in the entire Caribbean, providing perfect conditions for snorkeling and wreck diving. And the people of Aruba help it live up to its moniker of “One Happy Island.” Expect to see plenty of smiles and a friendly “bon dia” (good morning) when you encounter a local on your morning jog.
Now that you are ready to head to Aruba, make sure to book a stay at the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, nestled on 15 tropical acres along Palm Beach. The resort offers endless ocean vistas and a diverse selection of bars and restaurants, including Sunset Grille, a traditional steakhouse, Gilligan’s Seafood Shack and Mira Solo Lobby for cocktails. With a legacy dating back to 1959, the property features so many attractions and amenities we can’t list them all here. Instead, here are the top five reasons to make Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino your next vacation destination.
A Beach That Never Ends
If spending time on the sands of Aruba is high on your list, look no further than the 15 acres along Palm Beach, the longest and widest oceanfront stretch of any resort on the island’s northern coast. Unforgettable white sands. Crystal blue waters. Warm tropical sun. All that’s missing is a towel, some sunscreen and a cocktail from the nearby Castaways Bar.
The Hilton Aruba’s famous beachfront palapa umbrellas have always been a relaxing way for guests to lounge and enjoy the sunshine. There are 146 palapas, more than any other resort on Palm Beach, including a few that come with a USB charging station, laptop cooling pad and sunshade privacy cover, and hydrating juices and water—for those who need the perfect remote office.
Fun Family Activities
Some family vacations can be stressful, trying to figure out how to keep the kids entertained. Not at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. There is so much to choose from you may not have enough time to do it all. Enjoy dive-in movie night or a DIY aloe scrub. Delight in beachside s’mores or cupcake decorating. Go snorkeling, feed koi fishes, take an educational turtle class, or paint seashells.
Make Sunset Memories
Experience Aruba’s famous sunset at the breathtaking location of your choice to create memories to last a lifetime. Hilton Aruba’s Sunset Concierge arranges and personalizes your perfect sunset experience, from private dining and bubbly on the beach to a kayak adventure or couples coconut massage. Reservations required.
Discover the Heritage
The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino offers 357 guest rooms and suites with views of the ocean, gardens and island. The property opened in 1959 as the Aruba Caribbean Hotel, the first luxury resort on the island. It was designed by Morris Lapidus, one of America’s most famous hotel architects who also built landmarks such as the Fontainebleau and the Eden Roc, both on Miami Beach.