Aruba may be best known for its beautiful beaches and perfect weather, but venture off the sand and you’re sure to be amazed by an incredible set of new and exciting things to do. Enjoy your luxurious getaway and indulge in all the best Aruba has to offer.
Floating Breakfast at Boardwalk Boutique Hotel
Served exclusively in the private pool of hotel guests staying in the Plunge Pool Casita, the unique floating breakfast package includes healthy fresh juices, a tropical fruit platter, pastries, choice of two main courses and coffee or tea. The package can be upgraded with Prosecco or mimosas. The floating breakfast is freshly prepared and provided by local F&B partner Eduardo’s Beach Shack. Price starts at $25 per person, with a minimum order for 2 adults.
Relax at Eforea Spa
Eforea Spa at Hilton Aruba is proud to introduce Aruba’s first Sacred Sound Massage, a meditative experience that combines a full-body massage with vibration sound therapy. The eforea Astronomy Experience, a nighttime transformational encounter combines star gazing via telescope, followed by a romantic massage under the stars and a bottle of sparkling wine.
The extensive spa menu features the Escape, Essential, and Signature Journeys, highlighting specialty therapies available in the spa’s ten beautifully appointed treatment rooms, the outdoor cabana, or the three couples’ rooms, with optional use of steam room, sauna, cold plunge pool, full-service salon and state-of the-art fitness center.
To bring people together, the dedicated couples’ spaces include the open-air beachfront cabana, for an ultimate romantic escape, a friendship retreat, or mother-daughter quality time. Guests who wish to truly transition into their vacation mode are invited to try the Head to Toe, a complete cleansing and renewing session. All spa treatments commence with a Hand Cleansing Wellness Ritual, utilizing Aruba Aloe. Hands are thoroughly sanitized with hand soap, Aloe hand sugar scrub, and hand lotion.
Sail with Tranquilo Sailing Charters
Tranquilo was founded by Capt. Mike Hagedoorn whose passion for sailing was legendary. So he started taking guests out sailing on the Tranquilo, which means tranquility. After 20 years Capt. Anthony, his son, took the helm. The name of the 43-foot sailing yacht echoes the tranquility offered during scenic cruises.
The yacht features a large sun deck to lounge on and a comfortable cockpit with a hard top cover for that ever-important shade. A sailing trip to Spanish Lagoon is off the beaten path and offers the unique experience of drift snorkeling. Tranquilo cruises pass secluded areas, home to pelican nests, flamingos and more. A snorkel trip to the south side offers drift snorkeling, where you simply float along with the current above the coral reef teeming with tropical fish. Other choices are a lunch cruise, a dinner sail, or any private sailing trip.
Seating is limited, so book early.
Dine at Paiamento
Aruba’s most upscale restaurant is located inside a historical Aruban cunucu house. The Ellis family welcomes you to their 175-year-old authentic Aruban manor house for an exquisite dining experience in lush tropical gardens, by the pool or in elegant, air-conditioned dining rooms. Tour the hundred-year old Aruban home with a collection of rare Dutch-style antiques, and the impressive wine cellar before or after dinner. Choose from a selection of fresh seafood and delicious meats with a touch of Aruba, like their famous oyster soup or keshi yena (stuffed Gouda cheese).
House specialties include Eduardo’s seafood pot, a handmade clay pot filled with seafood, fines herbs and garden vegetables. Mahi-mahi, lobster, lamb chops, medallions of tenderloin and Caribbean shrimp are served on a hot stone. Seafood selections include oven-broiled filet of red snapper topped with shrimp and scallops; kebabs of skewered lobster, shrimp and fish, and fruits de mer á la crème. All mouthwatering good.
You can fly direct to Aruba aboard United Airlines from NYC/ Newark ( EWR ), Chicago ( ORD ), Houston ( IAH ) and Washington Dulles (IAD). To book your flight, click here.