5 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Aruba

5 photos that will make you want to visit Aruba


Aruba is one of the Lesser Antilles located in the Southern Caribbean Sea. Its weather stays fairly constant at 82Β° F (28Β°C). It also lies south of the general hurricane paths. All this makes it a wonderful place to visit year round.

We were able to book a direct flight from Washington D.C. (Dulles-IAD) to Aruba.

The flight time was around 4 1/2 hours.

The island was vibrant and full of character. Not to mention i was a welcome relief from a long winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Here are five photos of Aruba that will make you want to hop on a plane and go visit the “One Happy Island.”

Palm Beach.

Located on the West side of the island, Palm Beach is two miles of white sand and calm, turquoise waters.

This is the main tourist district and is where we stayed with our three teenagers. You’ll find stunning turquoise waters as well as many water sports. Our snorkeling excursionΒ left from here as well as the tube ride that we took.

aruban shoreline

Natural Bridge.

Located in Arikok National Park on the East Coast of Aruba, Natural Bridge collapsed in in 2005.

There is still a baby natural bridge located here and amazing views of the ocean crashing into the limestone cliffs.

The winds on this side of the island are much stronger.

crashing waves at natural bridge in aruba

Baby Beach.

Baby Beach is a half-moon lagoon near San Nicolas, known for its calm and shallow waters.

Across the rocky outcropping, divers were seen along the reefs.

baby beach in aruba

Boca Catalina.

One of the sites on our snorkeling cruise with Jolly Pirates, which you can read about herewas Boca Catalina.

It’s located in the Malmok Beach area just north of Palm Beach.

boat in the turquoise waters of Aruba

Sunset at Palm Beach.

Aruba serves up plenty of beautiful sunsets.

Try to catch as many as you can.

sunset photo in aruba with sailboat on the ocean

Let your light shine!


44 thoughts on “5 Photos That Will Make You Want To Visit Aruba

    1. Dreaming of Aruba would be a good dream indeed!! I think I may daydream of once again floating in those turquoise waters as I sit here bundled in a sweater. πŸ˜‰

    1. Lol. I know you like your cold! But since it was wordless, the title had to tell it all (from my perspective πŸ˜‰)

    1. Thanks Jonathan! I have lots more to share. I didn’t get to move around the island as much as I would have liked, so many are at the same beach. But the sky and scenes are always changing and landscape photography is my love.
      For some reason I haven’t figure out, when I switched to raw, the camera takes three photos for each shot (massive amount of memory usage) and I need to fix that.
      For the record, somewhere between 175-200 on the camera (some are awful and will be trashed though. lol.)

  1. Yes they do! He-Man and I canceled our trip to Cabo last year cause the news coming out of the area wasn’t good with cartel stuff and we never went anywhere really after that.

    This year we hope to go somewhere and this went on my list to check out because of you!

    1. I wanted to be sure that I picked a place where the government recommendation was β€œtake normal precautions” because I’m still so knew to traveling out of the country. I though my Aruba was beautiful.

    1. Thank you! It was my first visit to truly turquoise waters and they were stunning. Its diverse landscape was amazing. Crossing through a desert landscape and then going from calm waters to crashing waves. There was a lot to see. πŸ™‚

  2. Aruba is definitely on my bucket list! Since I live on the West Coast it makes it more difficult to get to the Caribbean and place like Aruba though. Your photos of the crystal blue water are beautiful and make me want to figure out a way to visit there!

    1. The waters were beautiful. I hope that you get a chance to make it there! I know what you mean about your location making it more difficult to get there. I’d love to travel to Hawaii, but the flight time from the East Coast feels daunting.

    1. We saw the cruise ships come in. That’s something I haven’t done yet. I hope that you get a chance to go back an visit! We had a great time and still didn’t see all there was to see. πŸ™‚

  3. Ugh! It is so darn cold here in Kansas City, too. Thanks for “taking” me to Aruba with you to warm up and gaze upon the water!

  4. Sold! I am ready to visit Aruba after these beautiful photos. The water is so blue and pretty! And that sunset photo with the sailboat silhouette is absolutely gorgeous! Nice job capturing the beauty of the island.

  5. Gorgeous! I only spent a few hours there on a cruise and loved it. The water is so clear. I would love to head back there for a longer stay.

    1. I haven’t tried a cruise yet. It seems like a great way to visit many new places.

      I was amazed by the clear waters! We heard great things about it before traveling there and we definitely weren’t disappointed. πŸ™‚

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