Are you trying to find the best honeymoon resorts in Aruba? Aruba is one of the best islands in the Caribbean. We’ve visited it numerous times and love the friendly people, perfect weather, and tons of exciting and fun things to do around the island!
It’s also full of romance. When you combine the beaches, resorts, restaurants, sunset, and nightlife, the whole island just screams romance. A visit to Aruba checks off every box for the ultimate tropical beach honeymoon destination.
Best Honeymoon Resorts in Aruba
In the Caribbean, Aruba is a budget-savvy destination, which is hard to believe because it’s one of the nicest places in the region. One of the most convenient and affordable ways to stretch those honeymoon dollars is by booking a stay in an all-inclusive resort. Thus, drinks, food, and activities are included in the upfront price.
Planning a Honeymoon to Aruba
An Aruba honeymoon begins with mixing adventure with beach life. It doesn’t matter if you’re the type of person that enjoys sipping Mai Tais and sunbathing or you’re into hiking and scuba diving. Aruba has all your bases covered.
What most people don’t know is that Aruba is one of the sunniest places in the Americas. It also sits outside the hurricane belt, so there’s very little threat of a hurricane or tropical storm ruining your vacation. The island is actually more like a dry cactus-filled desert with more than 20 gorgeous beaches scattered around its rim.
At just 21 miles long and six miles wide, Aruba is a fairly small island, which is why we recommend staying in one accommodation during your time there. The island is so quaint and cozy that it’s easy to just rent a car to explore the various parts of the island.
Best Beaches to Stay
We’d recommend staying on either Druif Beach, Manchebo Beach, or Eagle Beach because this is where the best resorts, restaurants, and nightlife occur on the island. If you’re looking for crazy nightlife though, you probably want to head over to the nearby Palm Beach.
All four beaches are right next to each other and it’s extremely pleasant to walk from one to the next. Due to all of the competition between the resorts, it’s really easy to find an extremely romantic resort at a great price.
Druif Beach is a mile long, a narrow oval-shaped stretch of beach between Oranjestad and Manchebo Beach. This beach is home to all-inclusive resorts, with restaurants and hotel rooms just a few steps away from the white sandy beach. This beach is perfect for sunbathing and swimming.
Best Romantic Resort on Druif Beach
Casa Del Mar Beach Resort
The Casa Del Mar Beach Resort is a recently renovate tranquil all-suite resort that features over-sized suites, fabulous amenities, and amazing pools.
Manchebo Beach is a wide stretch of beach on the most western point of the island, located in the low-rise hotel area in front of the Manchebo Beach Resort. The beach offers a combination of exciting waves, due to converging currents, and calm waters. The beach is not crowded and is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.
Best Romantic Resort on Manchebo Beach
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is the only resort in Aruba that offers a tranquil and refined adults-only vacation experience. As one of the most expensive options on the island, it’s a great choice for honeymooners, if you can afford it.
Eagle Beach has been recently rated as one of the best beaches in the world and is in the top three best beaches in the Caribbean. This pristine long stretch of beach with soft white sands and aqua blue waters features a variety of water sports. The beach is the host of Aruba’s most photographed divi tree and is known to be a favorite nestling sport for sea turtles.
Best Budget-Friendly Romantic Resort in Aruba
MVC Eagle Beach Resort has only 24 rooms so it is not overcrowded like many of the others on the nearby beaches. The rooms are simple, clean, and comfortable. The beach is located across the street, which may turn some off, but it doesn’t seem to be much of a problem because the small hotel never seems crowded.
Palm Beach is a two-mile strip known for its turquoise waters and white sand. Nearly all of the high-rise resorts are located here. There’s a promenade that runs along the beach, which is lined with restaurants and bars, it also makes for a great place to walk. It’s great for sun-tanning, swimming, relaxing, and of course partying.
Best Romantic Resort on Palm Beach
The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino features a spacious studio suite or one-, two-, or three-bedroom suites, and is in the best location for nightlife. All suites contain large private balconies, kitchens, and stunning views of the sea. Additional amenities include a washer-dryer combination and well-appointed baths with Jacuzzi tubs.
Best Romantic Places in Aruba
Aruba is definitely one of the most romantic islands in the Caribbean, bathed in love and warmth. Rest assured, because Aruba is truly the ideal destination for romance, there’s always an intimate and private spot to share with your loved one.
Barefoot Dining at Sunset
Passions on the Beach has the best location in Aruba, right on the beach with views facing west. It doesn’t get more romantic than tiki torches and soft white sand under your bare feet. Don’t be surprised if you witness someone popping the question.
The Flying Fishbone Restaurant
Toes-in-the-sand, tables placed literally in the water, and tiki torches make for quite the romantic evening. Head to the Flying Fishbone Restaurant for a unique dining experience!
Arashi is a scenic beach with great huts, sand, and waves. The calm currents make this beach a perfect spot for snorkeling and is a favorite with locals.
This beach is located on the other side of the island (southeast). The water is warm, shallow, and is sheltered from the sea by a man-made breakwater. It’s most popular for snorkeling and sunbathing.
This narrow rocky strip is a popular fishing and snorkeling spot. The shallow and calm waters make it probably the best snorkeling spot on the island.
Other Fun Excursions!
Rent a Jeep
Is there a better feeling than driving a jeep with the top down on the way to the beach? No! Also, you may need one to get to Aruba’s natural pool. The Jeep Safari is Aruba’s most popular excursion!
Natural Pool Aruba
The Natual Pool is situated inside the Arikok National Park. A series of natural landmarks and winding rocky roads will lead you there.
Adventurous travelers may consider exploring the nearby Jamanota Hilltop and the Fontein and Quadirikiri caves. Taking a full day tour of the island is a great way to see the highlights!
Take a breathtaking sunset sail along Aruba’s scenic coastline.
Massage for Two on the Water
Looking to splurge? The ultimate romance can be found during a relaxing visit to the Spa Cove, part of Okeanos Spa, located on Renaissance Aruba Resort’s private island. After the visit, make sure to explore Renaissance Island’s private beaches, which feature parading flamingos.
Pre-Dinner Drink at the Lighthouse
Park your Off-Road Adventure Jeep at this elevated area to enjoy a panoramic view of the sea and the high-rise hotels. Don’t forget to bring some chilled drinks to celebrate!
Let’s Hear From You!
Know of any other romantic places in Aruba? If so, we’d love to hear from you!