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Aruba Activities for Land & Sea

Have the vacation of a lifetime at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort. There’s so much to do at our 4-star beachfront resort, and if we don’t have it, one of our other two Divi resorts on Aruba will. We’re close to many island attractions and located on two of Aruba’s most popular beaches: Palm Beach and Eagle Beach.

FUN IN THE WATER & ON DRY LAND

If your favorite thing to do is nothing at all, we’ve got you covered. Our wide, sandy beach is filled with lush palms, tropical thatch cabanas, and inviting hammocks that allow you to chill out and enjoy gorgeous views of the Caribbean Sea.

For our more active guests, our health club hosts daily classes and games at the squash courts. Poolside games and beach walks, which are family favorites, are held in the early afternoon. We also offer on-site tennis courts and the Links at Divi Aruba golf course is just a short drive away, where Divi guests receive preferred tee times. You can also hit up the pools at Divi Dutch Village and Divi Village Golf!

Snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing are a few of the other ways you can spend your days. Aruba has constant, 15-knot trade winds, many flat-water locations, and challenging wave conditions, which make the island a popular choice for windsurfers. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, our instructors can find the perfect location for your skill level.

Divers with Open Water Certifications will love Aruba’s many dive sites. Dive below the surface and explore this vibrant underwater world in a wall or reef dive, or venture through WWII wreckage and see a piece of sunken history. Snorkeling is perfect for those who prefer to stay near the surface, as you’ll still enjoy beautiful views of coral formations and even some wreck sites. Visibility is often 100’.

Let Us Do the Planning

Make the most of your Aruban vacation when you turn to our Caribbean experts for activity planning and arrangements. Our experienced, full-service activities coordinator is happy to arrange island tours, snorkeling excursions, water sports, and much more.

Contact us to find out more about all our resort and the island of Aruba has to offer you.

Activities on the Island

Breathtaking Beaches Aruba's Treasures

Aruba boasts numerous award-winning beaches with pristine, white sand and turquoise-blue water along a 7-mile strip on the west coast, all of which are open to the public. These areas are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, kite surfing, and other fun water sports like surfing, parasailing, waterskiing, tubing, and snorkeling.

Dining on Aruba

Aruba is also host to a fantastic array of restaurants. Whether you crave American comfort food or are in the mood for something unique and tropical, you’ll find it at the hundreds of restaurants on the island.

If you're looking to celebrate in a memorable setting with fantastic food, we suggest making a reservation at pureocean or Windows on Aruba. pureocean at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort is situated right on the sands of Palm Beach and features fine global cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Windows on Aruba offers the best farm-to-table, dock-to-dish cuisine in Aruba, perfectly prepared and artistically presented.

Shopping on Aruba

Commemorate your journey to Aruba with souvenirs from the many shopping locations on the island. Aruba’s biggest shopping mall, Palm Beach Plaza, is open seven days a week and offers fabulous jewelry and fashion stores. Major luxury brands you’ll find here include Gucci, Cartier, Salvatore Feragamo, Mont Blanc, and Swarovski. In addition to shopping, the mall includes restaurants, bars, cafés, a food court, a live music venue, a bowling center, and a movie theater.

Aruba also features The Shops at Alhambra Bazaar. This late-night shopping spot is a favorite for locals and casino goers that need a break from the action. Located near Aruba's low-rise hotels, a variety of shops and boutiques offer wares from around the world. Cafes and an outdoor market provide rest stops for a cup of coffee at Juan Valdez Coffee Shop, or a bite to eat at Fusion. The renovated shopping area also includes clothes and gift stores, some fast food chains like Dunkin Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, a popular piano lounge called Fusion, a convenience store, and Shalom Body and Soul Spa, among other retailers and eateries.

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Party on Aruba

Those in search of a hopping nightlife scene will certainly not be disappointed, as Aruba is home to many bars and clubs. From casual beach bars to high-end nightclubs, our cosmopolitan island has it all. Be sure to visit Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill at De Palm Pier and Club Hipsz.

Getting Around the Island

Exploring Aruba is easy, as there are plenty of ways to get around. Utilize the inexpensive bus service that travels all along the Aruba hotel strip, or find a taxi service willing to take you anywhere you want to go. For those wishing to strike out on their own, car rentals are a convenient and affordable option.

California Lighthouse The Best View

For the best view of Aruba, visit the California Lighthouse. This old stone lighthouse is located in the Hudishibana area near the island’s northwestern tip. From the top, you’ll see Aruba’s western coastline of sandy beaches, rock coral shorelines, and the perfectly landscaped Tierra del Sol golf course. The California Lighthouse is a must see for any traveler to Aruba, especially at sunset. Be sure to make time for a romantic lunch or dinner at the el Faro Blanco restaurant.

Natural Pool Unforgettable Beauty

Travel to Aruba’s deserted coastline to discover the beauty of the Natural Pool. This unique formation of rock and volcanic stone circles a small depression, creating a tranquil pool. While here, you’ll also see water spraying over the rocks as the tide rushes to the shore. This area is inaccessible by car but you can get there by foot, horseback, or a 4x4 vehicle.

Butterfly Farm Nature's Wonder

Experience the beauty and diversity of nature at the Butterfly Farm. Open year-round, the Butterfly Farm features a tropical garden teeming with butterflies from around the globe. Observe and photograph these colorful and unusual creatures, watching as they transform from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. The farm features a café when you need to satisfy your hunger and a gift shop offering butterfly-themed souvenirs.

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Historic Gold Mines Exciting Aruban Ruins

Strike it rich at the Historic Gold Mines! Kids of all ages will enjoy panning for gold and exploring the historic ruins of Aruba’s gold mines, which were excavated during the 1400s and 1500s.

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De Palm Island The Perfect Family Day Trip

De Palm Island is the perfect day trip for families. This all-inclusive resort offers a water park, snorkeling, banana boat rides, and much more for you to enjoy. Spend the day exploring De Palm Island’s beaches, relaxing under the palapas, dining on a buffet or a la carte lunch, or drinking at the open bar. Guided snorkeling and scuba diving tours are the perfect way to see all the wonders of the turquoise waters. Your half- or full-day trip includes round-trip bus transportation to and from the hotel as well as the use of all facilities.

Alhambra Casino Try Your Luck

Try your luck at Alhambra Casino. Located a short, complimentary golf shuttle ride from Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village Resort, this grand casino is open daily from 10 a.m.-4 a.m. You’ll find world-class slot and table games here, as well as a shopping bazaar and a fabulous restaurant, The Cove.

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Baby Beach True Caribbean Paradise

Find a true Caribbean beach paradise at Baby Beach. This beautiful half-moon sandy expanse is located in a calm lagoon with shallow waters and soft currents, making it perfect for families with children and snorkelers. If you ever tire of the warm, blue waters, you can grab refreshments or relax on a comfortable beach bed. A local dive shop is close by where you can rent snorkel and dive gear or dine at their bar and grill.

Arikok National Park Explore the Wilderness

Arikok National Park is Aruba’s national treasure and the perfect place to spend an entire day. For a small fee (which goes towards preserving the park and its inhabitants), you can explore this 7,907-acre park, observing indigenous animals who roam freely, fascinating flora and fauna, and interesting historical sites. There are also numerous caves with Arawak Indian drawings, including the Quadiriki, Fontein, and Huliba caves. You can venture through Arikok by car or go hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding.

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