Fine Dining in Aruba: Try Blue Aruba’s Best Restaurants!

At Blue Aruba Rentals, we proudly offer a luxury experience for your Caribbean vacation. In addition to our luxurious condo complexes, we offer some of the best fine dinings in Aruba at our complex restaurants, Infini and Lima Bistro. Both restaurants were recently highlighted in the Forbes article, Aruba Dining Guide: The Hottest Restaurants for 2023. With the holiday season right around the corner, now is an excellent time to visit Aruba and try our award-winning restaurants! We invite you to stay at our Blue Residences or Harbour House properties, so you can walk to the best restaurants in Aruba without leaving the comfort of the condo complex!

Infini at Blue Residences

Infini offers a unique culinary journey for your getaway with celebrated local chef Urvin Croes. Chef Urvin will prepare twelve courses of mouthwatering cuisine right before your eyes, personally catering the meal to your palate. Infini uses locally sourced ingredients so that you can experience a taste of Aruba in every bite. Artfully crafted dishes include anything from beef short ribs to lamb barbacoa. Learn more about the food at Infini and how you can enhance your experience with a wine pairing!

Still not sure Infini is for you? Hear it straight from the Aruba Dining Guide:

 “Celebrated local chef Urvin Croes, a pioneer of molecular gastronomy in Aruba, opened this intimate chef’s-table experience last year, and this was my second time visiting. I am now a dedicated fan.” –Jim Dobson, Forbes.

Lima Bistro at Harbour House

Chef and owner Teddy Bouroncle run this fine dining Aruba restaurant. Chef Teddy pulls inspiration from his home of Lima, Peru, to fuse international cuisine with local ingredients.

Every dish is flavorful and memorable, taking you on a journey around the world with every bite. Pair your meal with a creative cocktail made with Peruvian liqueur and discover a piece of Lima in the heart of Aruba. The setting is just as wonderful as the food, with an oceanfront patio overlooking the picturesque Oranjestad Marina. 

Still not sure Lima Bistro is for you? Hear it straight from the Aruba Dining Guide:

“Food is spectacular here with a stunning Tuna Tartar with avocado and rocoto cream, Shoyu butter Scallops with chips, and my favorite, the authentic Peruvian dish Lomo Saltado (delectable marinated strips of sirloin) with potato fries.”Jim Dobson, Forbes.

Stay at Our Luxury Aruba Condo Rentals 

Visit us during the holiday season and experience fine dining in Aruba when you stay at our Blue Residences and Harbour House properties. Blue Residences offers three eight-story towers with panoramic views of the Caribbean and easy access to Eagle Beach. Additional amenities include three resort pools, a complimentary fitness center, tennis courts, and Blue Oxygen Spa & Salon. 

Harbour House is our newest property, overlooking the beautiful Oranjestad Marina. Enjoy amenities like hot tubs, fitness centers, sun decks, and concierge services. And when you’re ready to try our award-winning restaurants, head down to the concierge desk, and we’d be happy to make your reservation!

Explore Nature: Where to Go Hiking in Aruba

Photo of Arikok National Park: One of the top spots for hiking in Aruba

Most people visit Aruba to spend time at the beach. And don’t get us wrong, we love beach time as much as everyone else. But those who don’t leave the beach miss out on the island’s unique geological, cultural, and historical sites. Hiking in Aruba is one of the best ways to discover the island’s natural beauty, from the rugged coastline to the desert landscape dotted with Candelabra cacti. Visitors will be rewarded with dozens of scenic hikes in Arikok National Park, and adventurers can hike the famous steps up Hooiberg Mountain. Let our team at Blue Aruba Rentals introduce you to the best hikes on the island.

Arikok National Park

Arikok National Park makes up almost 20% of the island and includes most of the island’s flora and fauna. The park also has a significant geological variety, such as lava formations, limestone rocks, several bays, and a natural pool. Here are some of the most popular hikes in Arikok National Park:

  • Conchi Natural Pool: This unique natural pool is Aruba’s most famous natural attraction. The walk from the visitor center to the pools is around 3.5 miles.
  • Miralamar Trail: This trail offers fantastic views of the ocean in addition to a historical site. You will find an abandoned mine shaft along the path that showcases the history of Aruba’s gold rush.
  • Cunucu Arikok Hike: This is an excellent hike for families with flat paths, informative plaques, and plenty of local wildlife to spot along the way!
  • Cave Trails: The park has two wonderful caves to explore, including Guadirikiri Cave, extending about 100 feet. The Fontein Cave is where you can see island history with drawings from the Arawak Indians on the cave ceilings.

Hooiberg Mountain

Hooiberg Mountain is Aruba’s most famous mountain and a popular hike on the island. The cone-shaped mountain is located at the island’s center and rises over 500 feet. The main attraction is the stairs that can take visitors to the top of the hill. The panoramic views from the top of the summit are breathtaking, and on clear days you’ll even be able to see Venezuela. Keep an eye out for the resident goats, parakeets, and lizards on the way up. 

North Aruba Hiking

Since most of the hiking is done at Arikok National Park, the northern tip of the island offers a quiet respite for exploring nature away from crowds. The trails wind through dirt roads, rocky shorelines, sand dunes, cacti, and ocean views. You can also visit the California Lighthouse here, where you can see 360 views of the island and watch a beautiful sunset.

Stay at Our Aruba Luxury Condo Rentals

Hiking in Aruba is an excellent way to discover the unique diversity of our Caribbean Island. After your day of adventure, return to Blue Aruba Rentals and choose from one of our condo complexes across Eagle Beach. Browse our Blue Residences, Azure Beach Residences, Oceania Residences, and Harbour House to find the perfect beachfront condo for your Aruba vacation.

Visit the World’s Happiest Island: Discover Aruba Beaches

Photo of fofoti trees on Aruba beaches

The picturesque beaches of Aruba are something straight out of a movie. The soft white sand contrasted with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean and the green leaves of fofoti trees can only be described as paradise. At Blue Aruba Rentals, we invite you to experience this paradise for yourself and plan your beach getaway on our idyllic Caribbean Island, commonly referred to as the world’s happiest island. With Blue Aruba, you can stay across the street from Aruba’s most beautiful beach, where you can spend your time sunbathing, snorkeling, and sipping tropical drinks. Read on to learn more about our favorite Aruba beaches on the island. 

Eagle Beach

Stay in one of our Blue Residences, Azure Beach Residences, or Oceania Residences for the easiest access to Eagle Beach. This is the widest beach in Aruba, offering soft white sands with several convenient amenities. Pick a spot under one of the beach huts or stop at Frank’s Place Watersports to rent a jet ski for extra fun on the water! 

Palm Beach

Palm Beach is the most popular spot among the Aruba beaches, but it’s still worth checking out if you don’t mind a few extra people. The calm water makes this one of the best spots for watersports like paddle boarding, snorkeling, parasailing, and water skiing. This bustling beach is also surrounded by bars, restaurants, and souvenir shops if you want to spend some time exploring the island.

Arashi Beach

If you are interested in finding the best snorkeling in Aruba for families, head to Arashi Beach. The calm shallow waters are ideal for kids with plenty of Caribbean marine life to discover beneath the surface. You can expect to see blue tangs, filefish, angelfish, eels, parrotfish, and butterfly fish during your snorkel. 

Mangel Halto

Are you looking for a quiet beach away from the crowds? Mangel Halto offers a calm respite for beach bums and adventurers alike. Those who want to relax will discover the perfect sunbathing spot and a quiet place to watch the sunset. Adventurers will have plenty of opportunities to explore the water with paddleboarding, kayaking, and diving.

Baby Beach

Baby Beach is located on the southern end of the island, a bit further away from our Aruba condo rentals. This is an excellent beach for families with shallow and calm waters perfect for kids. You can also expect amenities like refreshment stands, beach huts, and watersport rentals. This beach also provides the perfect gateway to the cultural capital of Aruba, San Nicolas where your family can stop and admire the beautiful murals.

Renaissance Island

Even though this beach is technically not on Aruba, we had to mention the most famous beach in the area. Renaissance Aruba Resort owns the Renaissance Island beach, but you can purchase a day pass and get there from the marina. Why is this beach so famous? Flamingos roam the sugary white sands, offering a unique opportunity to see these colorful birds up close and personal!

Aruba Condo Rentals near Eagle Beach

Discover beautiful Aruba beaches just steps from your condo with Blue Aruba Rentals. Our properties offer the perfect place to relax on the island with terraces featuring jacuzzis and spectacular ocean views. You will also have access to additional amenities when you stay at Harbour House, Oceania Residences, Blue Residences, and Azure Beach Residences. Access multiple pools, gardens, fitness centers, salons, and restaurants. We can’t wait to welcome you to our island getaway in beautiful Aruba!