Aruba Activities for Land & Sea
Enjoy the vacation of a lifetime at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort! There’s so much to do at our 4-star beachfront resort. We’re close to many island attractions and located on Aruba’s most popular beaches.
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. Due to COVID-19, please read the new protocols for playing 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. For information on social distancing at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, please refer to our CLEAN CHECK program.
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 brunch on Aruba, perfectly prepared and artistically presented.
Don't miss a chance to visit the Beach Bar! Located opposite Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, this exciting beachfront bar and restaurant serves up innovating cocktails, bar food and live entertainment. It's also one of the best sunset spots on the island.
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, offers fabulous jewelry and fashion stores. 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 Alhambra Casino and Shops. 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 or a bite to eat.
Party on Aruba
Those in search of Aruba's nightlife scene will not be disappointed, as the island is home to many bars and clubs. From casual beach bars to high-end nightclubs, our cosmopolitan island has it all.
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.
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.
Historic Gold Mines Exciting Aruban Ruins
Explore the historic ruins of Aruba’s gold mines in Arikok National Park. The island has a history of gold prospectors dating back to the 1400s and 1500s. Who knows - maybe you'll find some gold!
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.
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 9 a.m.-11 p.m. You’ll find world-class slot and table games here, as well as a shopping bazaar and a fabulous restaurant, The Cove.
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. Spend the day 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.
Activities and amenities on the resort and off-site are subject to change without notice.