Answering FAQ’s: Aruba Car Rentals, Travel Info, Weather, & More!

Aruba welcome sign

If you have never visited Aruba, you probably have several questions about visiting our island paradise. Luckily, Blue Aruba Rentals is here to answer your questions and give you insight on traveling to Aruba. From entry requirements to the best Aruba car rentals to get around the island, we have it all covered! Read on to discover our frequently asked questions, and book your Caribbean getaway today!

Q1: Where is Aruba?

Aruba is located in the Southern Caribbean Sea and is part of the Lesser Antilles islands. The island is approximately 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela. 

Q2: How Do You Get to Aruba?

Aruba is accessible by cruise port or flying. Check the Cruiseship schedules from the Port of Aruba to learn more about getting to our island via cruise. You can also fly into the Queen Beatrix International Airport from most major U.S. cities!

Q3: When is the Best Time to Visit Aruba?

Anytime! We offer warm-weather year-round and endless events to plan your vacation around. Generally, the high season is from mid-December until mid-April, and the low season is from mid-April until mid-December. 

Q4: What Language and Currency is Used in Aruba?

The mother tongue of Aruba is Papiamento, but many residents also speak English, Dutch, and Spanish. The currency used is florin. 

Q5: What are the Aruba Entry Requirements?

Read through the Aruba entry requirements to determine everything you need for travel! The basics include a passport, an approved Embarkation and Disembarkation card, and required vaccinations.

Q6: What Should I Pack for Aruba?

Utilize the Aruba packing list when preparing for your trip! Some essential items include sunscreen, bathing suits, beachwear, sandals, and sunglasses.

Q7: What is the Best Way to Get Around Aruba?

If you are flying into the airport, we recommend reserving an Aruba car rental or transfer. If you are looking for alternative transportation, we recommend taking public transportation, the bus, or a taxi.

Q8: What is There to Do in Aruba?

We are famous for our beaches, but there are plenty of other things to do in Aruba! Our Happy Island also offers incredible natural wonders, water activities, tours, golf, nightlife, shopping, dining, and events. Check out our blog for more vacation ideas!

Where Should I Stay in Aruba?

Blue Aruba Rentals is the number one vacation home rental company in Aruba! We offer the perfect lodging for your Aruba getaway with our premium beachfront properties. Discover our vacation rentals in the Blue, Azure Beach, and Oceania Residences complexes. Enjoy the island’s best amenities, including beach access, concierge services, fitness rooms, and on-site restaurants. We also offer Harbour House properties for visitors who want to stay in the heart of downtown. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us before booking your Aruba getaway!

Stay with Blue Aruba Rentals for the Aruba Beach Tennis Championships

Photo of beach tennis equipment in the sand

The Aruba Open Beach Tennis Championships are just around the corner! For over a decade, Aruba has hosted this championship tournament in November at Bushiri Beach, showcasing some of the most talented players in the sport. Join thousands of spectators on our island paradise to witness the most elite beach tennis players compete for prize money. Stay with Blue Aruba Rentals at Harbour House and access the tournament just around the corner from your vacation rental!

Aruba Open Beach Tennis

The Aruba Open will be held November 12-19, 2023 at Bushiri Beach. The Aruba Open is one of the leading beach tennis events, welcoming over 1,200 participants from over 40 countries yearly! Eight tournaments will be played, including singles, mixed doubles, and team cups. Learn more about the rules and regulations for each tournament here. 

2023 Schedule

The Aruba Open will kick off on Sunday, November 12, 2023, with the Pro Doubles Invitational Cup. Each day ends with live music on the stage, and the tournament ends with a fun afterparty with a live DJ! Review the 2023 program schedule to learn more about the time and date of each event. 

Play Beach Tennis in Aruba

Stay with Blue Aruba Rentals and try beach tennis for yourself, steps away from your Aruba condo rental. Our Blue and Azure Residences offer on-site beach tennis courts so you can play without leaving the resort area. Or contact us, and we can help you arrange beach tennis classes with top professionals on the island. Discover even more beach tennis courts in Aruba at:

Plan Your Getaway During the Aruba Open Championships

Plan your Caribbean getaway around the Aruba Open this November with Blue Aruba Rentals! We manage more than 200 condos with easy access to the beach tennis tournament. Our Harbour House properties are just a short walk away from the event. And our Oceania, Blue, and Azure Beach Residences are just a five-minute drive to Bushiri Beach! Discover the convenient amenities of our properties, from concierge services to our very own beach tennis court. 

We can’t wait to host your group for the epic Aruba Open Beach Tennis Championships!

How to Plan the Perfect Aruba Honeymoon

View couple on the water enjoying an Aruba honeymoon

The Caribbean is one of the most sought-after honeymoon destinations in the world, known for its pristine beaches, year-round sunshine, and diverse islands. Couples looking for a blend of relaxation, exploration, and adventure will find the perfect honeymoon in Aruba! Blue Aruba Rentals invites you to celebrate your nuptials in paradise in one of our 200 condo rentals on the island.

Whether you are looking to lounge on pristine white sand beaches, explore Arikok National Park, or embark on a romantic sailing cruise, our Happy Island offers something for every type of honeymooner!

Where to Stay for Your Aruba Honeymoon

Blue Aruba Rentals is the top vacation home rental company in Aruba, and we provide the perfect setting for your honeymoon! We focus on personalized service and premium beachfront properties with convenient amenities to make your romantic getaway memorable from start to finish. Choose one of our romantic studio condos at Blue Residences, Azure Beach Residences, Oceania Residences, or Harbour House

For example, our Blue and Azure Beach Residences offer a wealth of amenities to make your honeymoon memorable without leaving the resort. Enjoy pampering at the on-site spa, set up island tours at the concierge desk, cool down at the infinity pools, relax on the island’s most popular beaches, play beach tennis, and enjoy romantic dining!

5 Things to Do During Your Aruba Honeymoon

1. Attend the Aruba Vow Renewal Ceremony

Aruba hosts the Caribbean’s largest vow renewal ceremony at Eagle Beach every year. Plan your Aruba honeymoon in August and renew your vows in paradise!

2. Spend Time at Aruba Beaches

Both of our beachfront condo complexes are steps away from Aruba’s most popular beaches, Eagle and Palm Beach. Spend quality time together at our beaches swimming, snorkeling, strolling, sailing, and more!

3. Explore the Great Outdoors

Adventurous honeymooners will fall in love with Aruba’s great outdoors! Arikok National Park comprises 20% of the island and offers unique geological, cultural, and historical sites. Discover the park’s natural wonders with a guided horseback ride or ATV tour

4. Embark on a Romantic Sunset Cruise in Aruba

Embark on an Aruba catamaran or sailing trip from Palm Beach and explore the Caribbean at sunset! Or experience the ultimate luxury and romance with a private sailing tour with Monforte Luxury Cruise

5. Enjoy Pampering at Aruba Spas

Indulge in some pampering during your honeymoon at an Aruba spa! Access Blue Oxygen Spa from your condo rental and sign up for treatments like massages, facials, manicures, and hair care services. If you are looking for a spa with private couples rooms, we recommend Mandara Spa!

Book Your Aruba Honeymoon with Blue Aruba Rentals Today!

Make your Aruba honeymoon dreams a reality with Blue Aruba Rentals. Choose from three different resort experiences, each with its own personality and style. Or contact us directly at 1-844-999-2425 and let us help you find the perfect Aruba vacation rental for your Caribbean honeymoon today!

Aruba Animal Activities: Philips Animal Garden, Butterfly Farm, & More!

Aruba animal experiences include Philips Animal Garden and Donkey Sanctuary shown in photo

Aruba isn’t just a paradise for beach lovers; our Caribbean Island is also a paradise for animal lovers! During your island exploration with Blue Aruba Rentals, you will be met with a wealth of local wildlife, from lizards to mountain goats. Aruba is also home to several animal sanctuaries where you get an up-close look at regional and wildlife from all over the world. From rescued exotic animals at Philips Animal Garden to insects from around the world at the Butterfly Farm, there is an animal experience for everyone!

Philip’s Animal Garden

Philip’s Animal Garden is a non-profit organization committed to rescuing and rehabilitating exotic animals around the region. See over 50 exotic animals, including jaguarundi, kangaroos, donkeys, goats, snakes, and many bird species. Join Around Aruba for a fantastic guided tour of the garden. 

Butterfly Farm

Visit the Butterfly Farm and witness hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies from around the world. Imagine walking through a tropical rainforest setting amidst flowers, trees, ponds, and colorful butterflies flying around you. Your admission includes a guided tour of the farms, where you will learn about the life cycle of butterflies.

Aruba Ostrich Farm

Explore the Aruba Ostrich Farm with a knowledgeable tour guide. Get acquainted with over 80 ostriches and emus as you learn about mating, rearing, feeding habits, defense mechanisms, and more. After your tour, we encourage you to pick out a souvenir from the art shop or a bite to eat at the on-site restaurant

Donkey Sanctuary Aruba

Donkey Sanctuary Aruba cares for over 130 abandoned or neglected donkeys, providing a safe haven for these unique animals. Get ready to make new friends at the sanctuary with these friendly donkeys that love pets and snacks (bring carrots and apples!) 

Donate to the Aruban Donkey Program and help support the sanctuary! Your donation includes a 15-30 minute hug and cuddles with the donkeys; who could say no to that?

Bubali Bird Sanctuary 

The Bubali Bird Sanctuary offers a fantastic setting for birdwatching in nature! Climb the observation tower to look for migratory birds like herons, egrets, gulls, skimmers, coots, and ducks.  

An Aruba Getaway for Animal Lovers

After meeting the wildlife at Philip’s Animal Garden, Donkey Sanctuary, and Ostrich Farm, return to your vacation home with Blue Aruba Rentals. We offer 230 condos in Blue, Azure Beach, and Oceania Residences complexes. We also offer Harbour House properties overlooking the beautiful Oranjestad Marina. Discover our specials and email us at for more information!

Plan a Wellness Retreat: Aruba Massages and Spas

People doing yoga in Aruba at and Aruba massage and spa center

Are you looking for the perfect vacation destination where you can slow down, relax, and focus on your overall wellness? Then look no further than Aruba, a Caribbean paradise, where crystal clear water and white sand beaches are waiting to be discovered! Embark on a transformative wellness retreat with the help of Blue Aruba Rentals, and access wellness activities steps from your vacation rental. Whether you are looking for a revitalizing Aruba massage, yoga on the beach, or healthy cusine, you can find it all here!

Blue Aruba Rentals Wellness Activities

Start your wellness journey without leaving the comfort of the condominium complexes. Stay in our Blue and Azure Beach Residences and enjoy access to our Blue Oxygen Spa & Salon. Sign up for treatments like massages, facials, manicures, pedicures, waxing services, and hair care services. Please contact our concierge desk to make an appointment!

Discover more Wellness Activities

In addition to our Blue Oxygen Spa, we offer an impressive menu of wellness activities at our Blue and Azure Beach Residences, including:

  • Fitness centers with the latest workout equipment
  • Scheduled wellness activities on the property, such as yoga
  • Beach tennis courts and complimentary tennis clinics for guests
  • Paddleboard tours and paddle fitness
  • Restaurants serving healthy cuisine with options for Vegan, Keto, and Gluten-free diets

We also offer Oceania Residences with amenities like fitness centers, pools, and tennis courts for your wellness retreat. Finally, our Harbour House Properties put you in the heart of downtown, offering the perfect blend of island relaxation and the exhilaration of urban living. 

Aruba Massage & Spa Options

Head outside the resort to discover even more Aruba massage and spa options, such as:

  • Spa del Sol: This day spa on Eagle Beach offers an idyllic setting for massages, facials, and body treatments. 
  • Blue Waters Day Spa: Another full-service spa in the Eagle Beach area, Blue Waters offers therapeutic massages, facials, body treatments, waxing, manicure, and pedicure services. 
  • Mandara Spa: This spa offers a 6,500-square-foot sanctuary, offering 12 treatment rooms, private couples rooms, a relaxation lounge, and a full-service salon. 
  • Aruba Floating Massage: If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind massage, this floating massage experience is for you! 

Plan a Wellness Retreat with Blue Aruba Rentals

Plan the ultimate wellness retreat in the Caribbean with Blue Aruba Rentals. From revitalizing Aruba massages to state-of-the-art fitness centers, we have something for everyone. Browse our collection of Aruba vacation rentals and book your Caribbean getaway today!

Plan an Aruba Golf Getaway

View of Aruba golf course

Are you looking for a bucket list golf getaway that offers the perfect blend of scenic beauty and challenging courses? Then look no further than the Caribbean Island of Aruba, offering two incredible golf courses for beginner and avid golfers alike! Immerse yourself in Aruba’s golf courses, where the captivating natural environment sets the stage for your game, surrounded by stunning ocean views, verdant fairways, and native wildlife. Choose Blue Aruba Rentals to host your getaway and stay in our luxury vacation rentals near the beach!

Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf

Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf offers an 18-hole course designed by famous golf architect Robert Trent Jones. The course is located on the Northwest point of the island overlooking the Caribbean Sea, capturing the elements of wind, sea, and earth. Each hole perfectly harmonizes with the surrounding environment, enhancing your sense of place with every swing. Get around the course with ease, with the GPS golf carts offering a virtual view of the field.

Sharpen your golf skills on the practice range, or sign up for golf instruction with a local expert. There is also a fully-equipped golf shop, beverage cart service, and restaurant on-site. Book your tee time at Tierra del Sol!

Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort

The Links at Divi Aruba is a nine-hole golf course designed by Litten and Viola. Play amongst landscaped lagoons, stunning ocean views, and local wildlife at this Aruba golf course! Choose to play nine or eighteen holes, including six holes over water. In addition to the course, you can expect amenities like a pro shop, bunker practice area, driving range, chipping area, and a clubhouse. Or sign up for golf lessons and elevate your golf game at The Links! 

Join one of their weekly tournaments and enjoy some competitive fun during your golf getaway. Book your tee time at The Links at Divi Aruba!

Aruba Vacation Rentals for Your Golf Getaway

After playing a round on our beautiful Aruba golf courses, return to your property with Blue Aruba Rentals. Continue being active on vacation with amenities at Blue, Azure Beach, and Oceania Residences. Work up a sweat at our fitness center or challenge one another to a game on our tennis, racquet, and beach tennis courts. We also offer Harbour House Properties downtown for visitors who want to be close to restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Book your golf getaway in Aruba today!

Downtown Aruba: Dining, Shopping, & Nightlife

Photo of four people enjoying drinks in downtown Aruba

Summer is in full swing, and if you are looking for a destination full of beach days, exceptional dining, and exciting nightlife, look no further than Aruba! With its vibrant atmosphere and dynamic offerings, downtown Aruba is the perfect place to host your travels. Stay close to the action with Blue Aruba Rentals in our Harbour House properties overlooking the Oranjestad Marina downtown. 

Whether you want to indulge in our diverse culinary scene or dance the night away at a nightclub, downtown Aruba is an ideal destination for young and adventurous travelers!

Things to Do in Downtown Aruba for Young Travelers

Downtown Aruba, also known as Oranjestad, is a lively place to enjoy shopping, dining, and nightlife. Find the best Harbour House property for your group and access downtown attractions steps from your Aruba vacation rental!

Stop at Lunch Restaurants in Downtown Aruba

Start your afternoon with a delicious lunch! Aruban cuisine showcases a fusion of Caribbean, Dutch, Latin America, and international flavors, resulting in a unique gastronomic experience. Here are a few of our favorite lunch eateries:

Indulge in Delectable Dinners Downtown

Enjoy dinner from the convenience of Harbour House at the on-site restaurant’s Lima Bistro or Evers Restaurant! Head downtown to find even more exceptional dinner restaurants, such as:

Shopping Experiences in Aruba

Aruba is the shopping hub of the Caribbean, offering an impressive selection of international brand-name products at a fraction of the price! Start your shopping spree at Renaissance Mall, a renowned luxury shopping destination with designer stores like Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Gucci.

If you want to support locally-owned businesses during your getaway, we recommend shopping at Aruba Made. This new shopping destination offers a blend of food halls, art, and local elements. This is the perfect destination to find a unique souvenir while enjoying local food and drinks!

Party After Sunset with Aruba Nightlife

The fun continues in Aruba well after the sun sets, offering an abundance of bars, nightclubs, and casinos downtown. Whether you want to sip on martinis in a luxury lounge or try your luck at the casino, there is something for everyone!

Stay at Our Downtown Aruba Vacation Rentals

Young travelers will love everything downtown Aruba offers, from exceptional dining to fun nightlife activities. Blue Aruba Rentals Harbour House is the ideal place to host your getaway and elevate your downtown experience. We offer over 50 condos within Harbour House, ranging from studio to four-bedroom rentals. 

Take advantage of amenities like the fitness center, concierge services, infinity pool overlooking Oranjestad Marina, oceanfront hot tub, 24-hour security, and high-speed internet. Start planning your Aruba getaway today, and please reach out to us at for more information!

Spend Memorial Day in Aruba: Soul Beach Music Festival & Hi-Winds

Photo of events, Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival and Hi Winds

Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, and there’s no better place to kick off the season than the World’s Happiest Island! Every Memorial Day weekend, Aruba is the place for fun in the sun with music festivals, beach parties, cookouts, and kitesurfing competitions. Choose Blue Aruba Rentals to host your island getaway and stay within walking distance of the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival!

Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival

The 2023 Soul Beach Music Festival returns May 24th-29th, offering five days of live music, beach parties, comedy shows, and pool parties! Stay with Blue Aruba Rentals in our Harbour House property and walk to the festival down the road. Voted as one of the “Top Five Caribbean Celebrations by USA TODAY,” this event is not to be missed!

Schedule of Events

The Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival kicks off on Wednesday, the 24th, with live music, beach parties, comedy shows, and more!

  • Live Radio Remote Broadcasts
  • Day Parties at Palm Beach
  • Comedy concerts with hilarious comedians like Tiffany Haddish and Deon Cole
  • Main stage concerts with famous musicians like The Roots, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, and Lucky Daye
  • Nightclub Parties
  • Memorial Day “Cool Down” BBQ

Aruba Hi-Winds

Aruba Hi-Winds returns for the 35th year from May 17th through the 22nd for five days of kitesurfing, windsurfing, and biking. This is the largest watersport event of its kind in the Caribbean, attracting surfers from around the world!

Schedule of Events

The Aruba Hi-Winds begins on Wednesday the 24th at Fisherman’s Hut. You can expect all sorts of competitions and activities, such as: 

  • Long-distance races for windsurfing, kitesurfing, and wingfoil
  • Kids races
  • Big air kitesurfing 
  • Mountain bike races
  • Windsurfing, kitesurfing, and wingfoil slaloms
  • Sailboat races
  • Live entertainment
  • Prize ceremony

Aruba Luxury Vacation Rentals 

Start planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway, and join us for the Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival and Hi-Winds! Blue Aruba Rentals offers the perfect lodging overlooking beautiful Eagle Beach or Oranjestad Marina, just a short distance away from these popular events. Our Harbour House properties range from studio to three-bedroom options to host groups of all sizes. If Harbour House doesn’t meet your needs, browse our condos at Blue, Azure Beach, and Oceania Residences

Looking Beneath the Ripples: Aruba Snorkeling Guide

View of a person enjoying Aruba snorkeling with a sea turtle

With crystal-clear water and abundant sea life, Aruba snorkeling is sure to be one of your favorite excursions during your time on the island. Bring your snorkeling gear and discover our underwater world on your own time or sign up for a guided tour and let local experts take you to the best snorkeling spots. From shipwrecks to tropical fish and coral reefs, there is no limit to what you can see in our underwater paradise. 

Choose Blue Aruba Rentals to host your Caribbean getaway and access the island’s most beautiful beaches near your rental property!

Where to Go Snorkeling On Your Own in Aruba

Grab your snorkeling gear and visit our Aruba beaches to discover an underwater world of reefs, wrecks, and tropical fish.

  • Malmok Beach: The shallow and clear waters here are the perfect places to begin your snorkeling adventure. Common fish found here include sergeant majors and butterfly fish!
  • Boca Catalina: Although most popularly accessed by boat tours, you can also snorkel here on your own. Catalina Cove is located nearby and is one of the best spots to witness sea turtles while snorkeling.
  • Mangel Halto: This snorkeling beach is recommended for snorkelers with experience since the water can get a bit rough here. Snorkel in the reef to see octopi, morays, stingrays, yellowtail snappers, and barracuda.
  • Arashi Beach: This beach is ideal for beginners due to its shallow water and sandy bottoms. Here you will find a reef abundant with coral and tropical fish.
  • Tres Trapi: Known as one of the most unique snorkeling spots in the Caribbean, Tres Trapi is an excellent spot to witness sea stars!

Aruba Snorkeling Tours

Some of the best snorkeling spots in Aruba, like the Antilla Shipwreck, are best accessed by a local tour guide. Sign up for an Aruba snorkeling tour with one of these outfitters:

De Palm Tours

De Palm Tours has been providing exceptional snorkeling tours for over 60 years! Access three snorkel spots on a spacious catamaran, including Antilla Shipwreck, Boca Catalina, and Arashi Reef. The Antilla is the largest shipwreck dive in the Caribbean and is home to abundant coral, tropical fish, tube sponges, and anemones.

Jolly Pirates

If you want a family-friendly adventure, join the Afternoon Snorkeling Tour with Jolly Pirates. Step aboard the pirate schooner and let the crew take you to Catalina Bay and Antilla Shipwreck. Look for reef formations, starfish, sea turtles, tropical fish, coral, and sponges.

Octopus Aruba

Octopus Aruba takes small groups to the best snorkeling on the island with the Catamaran Afternoon Lunch & Snorkeling experience. They also offer power snorkeling using underwater scooters, which allow you to experience the thrill of diving with the simplicity of snorkeling. All you have to do is push the button of your battery-operated scooter and let it propel you through the reef.

Aruba Vacation Rentals on Eagle Beach

After discovering the magic of Aruba snorkeling, return to your property with Blue Aruba Rentals. Enjoy all of our amenities, like beaches, pools, spas, restaurants, and fitness rooms. Discover the properties in our oceanfront condos: Harbour House, Oceania, Blue, and Azure Beach Residences. Book your getaway to our Caribbean paradise today!

Explore the Island: Aruba Horseback Riding Tours

Photo of people horseback riding in Aruba at the beach

There are many ways to explore the magic of Aruba, from fast-pasted ATV adventures to relaxing horseback riding excursions. Horseback riding in Aruba is one of our favorite ways to explore the island. Several ranches offer trips to natural wonders like National Park Arikok, Sand Dunes, and Natural Pools. And the best part? You don’t need any prior experience; our horses are well-trained for beginners who want to see the island from a new perspective.

Blue Aruba Rentals offers the ideal base camp for your travels, with our condos located near beautiful Eagle Beach. Read on to learn more about horseback riding options on the island and embark on an adventure of a lifetime!

The Gold Mine Ranch Aruba

The Gold Mine Ranch offers regular and private rides for all ages and experience levels. 

Rancho La Ponderosa

Discover Wariruri Beach with a smaller group with additional instruction for riders. Explore the unspoiled beauty of the North Coast with a two-hour morning or afternoon excursion. Or sign up for one of their private tours for an exclusive experience.

Rancho Loco

Experience horseback riding in Aruba at Rancho Loco in Santa Cruz. They offer public and private Natural Pool Tours that take you to Moro Beach and the Natural Pool. Once you reach the pool, you will stop to enjoy a refreshing swim. They also offer a sunset tour to Arikok Park, where you can witness a picturesque panoramic sunset from the hilltop.  

Rancho Notorious 

Rancho Notorious offers several tour options designed for small groups that take you places other tour operators do not provide. Their countryside tour is excellent for kids, with exciting animal sightings like donkeys and parakeets. They also offer trips where you can visit the famous Alto Vista Chapel, Urirama Cove, and the California Lighthouse

Aruba Vacation Rentals near Eagle Beach

After horseback riding in Aruba, return to your luxury vacation condo with Blue Aruba Rentals. We offer three condo complexes, including Blue Residences, Azure Beach Residences, and Oceania Residences, in addition to Harbour House. Take advantage of amenities like pools, fitness rooms, spas, beach tennis, and award-winning restaurants. Plan your vacation to our beautiful Caribbean island today!