Aruba is open for tourism and as you make plans for 2021, should definitely add it to your wishlist.

It’s miles of white-sand beaches, luxury all-inclusive resorts, and ocean views have made it a popular destination. Here’s a guide to get you started when planning a trip to Aruba.

Where to stay

Aruba has a resort for everyone, from budget friendly options like the The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba and Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino to luxury resorts like The Palm Beach Aruba Hotel & Casino and Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.

Photo courtesy by Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Spa

What to do

Head to Eagle Beach if you are looking for relaxing cabanas and water activities. If swimming and jumping off of boats is more your thing, you may want to venture to Palm Beach for a deep dive in the clearest waters.

Also, Arikok National Park where you will run into some goats, birds, and even some wild donkeys.

Where to eat

If you are looking for some authentic Aruban seafood, Papiamento Restaurant & Gasparito Restaurant are both highly favored restaurants known for the freshest seafood. Looking for a late night snack? Head over to Saco di Felipe, a place the locals swear by for quick eats.

If you are missing a taste of home, El Faro Blanco has mastered the authenticity of Italian food with an Aruban twist.

Photo by Papiamento