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. Relax and unwind with this itinerary on One Happy Island!
Visit Ayo Rock Formations
Ayo Rock Formations’ towering stone boulders create a sense of awe and an understanding of why the area was once considered a sacred site by the island’s original inhabitants. You can even find original rock drawings here, dating back thousands of years. The Ayo rock formations in Aruba are a must-see if you’re interested in history, nature and cultural heritage.
Swim at Mangel Halto Beach Aruba
Go out on adventure and discover Mangel Halto, offering some of Aruba’s best snorkeling, kayaking and paddle boarding. This secluded beach is a perfect sunning and snorkeling spot in Aruba with calm, shallow waters rich in sea life supported by an intriguing network of mangroves. Sun bathers that like a quiet beach and their privacy tend to go here. The public beach huts and shaded areas are also perfect for a beach picnic or to watch Aruba’s sunset. The area offers a sand beach, a wooden sun deck, and access through the mangroves for open water kayaking and SUP boarding.
Mangel Halto Beach also serves as an excellent shore diving site in Aruba. It is possible to walk out to the edge of the reef to behold such fish as parrot fish, yellowtail snapper, sergeant majors and blue tangs as well as deep water gorgonians, sponges and anemones. The reef plunges to depths of 110’ where octopi, morays and barracuda abound.
Massage at Indulgence by the Sea Spa
Enter a world of rejuvenation, relaxation and bliss at spacious and modern spa facilities of Indulgence by the Sea Spa. Located at the Divi & Tamarijn All Inclusive Beach Resort, this full service Aruba spa and salon provides pampering from head to toe, and where only organic and natural tested products are utilized. All therapists are trained and licensed, bringing knowledge and skills from all around the world. Their signature facial includes luscious fruits, vegetables and herbs. Body renewal packages are tailor made, featuring citrus-C body exfoliation, relaxation massage, manicure and pedicure choices. This indulgent Aruba spa features soothing wraps and body treatments of green tea and seaweed, sugar cane and coconut oil, and roses. The full massage menu includes aromatherapy, pregnancy, deep tissue, hot stone and relaxation options.
Indulge at Super Food Plaza
Super Food Plaza is a shopping center that offers a great shopping experience to its customers and where a wide assortment of products can be found. You can shop for groceries, quality wines and liquors, beauty and health products, interior decorations, beach accessories, toys for kids and have a great lunch or coffee break at Jack’s Café Aruba. Other shops such as a real estate broker, optician, pharmacy, mobile phone store, beauty salon, ATM, and more are conveniently hosted under the same roof. Super Food Plaza is located in Bubali, on the highway between Oranjestad and the Palm Beach hotel area.
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.