You’ll discover so much more than just an opportunity to top up your tan when you choose to stay in one of IHG’s Aruba hotels. The sandy shores of this Dutch Caribbean retreat undoubtedly offer an ideal getaway for sun seekers; however Aruba is also a vibrant destination teeming with culture.
At just 20-miles in length, this dazzling island takes in a myriad of delights including salsa dancing, glittering casinos and frothing surf all set against a backdrop of the ornate Dutch architecture found in the capital of Oranjestad. If you love to shop, be sure to pick up a hand painted domino set from the harbourside market, or maybe even some Delft chinaware. Alternatively, you can find a more luxurious offering along Main Street where diamonds and jewellery shine out from the pastel painted storefronts, or at Renaissance Mall where there are a selection of designer boutiques.
The white sandy stretches of Eagle Beach and Palm Beach are a hot spot for tourists, though you might prefer to join the locals at the secluded cove of Baby Beach. More adventurous pursuits are readily available across the island. Take a hike through Arikok National Park and discover the abandoned gold mines, or head through the heart shaped entrance to the Tunnel of Love caves. Fans of rugged landscapes will also enjoy trekking around the Ayo and Casibari rock formations.
At the end of the day follow the sounds of the island’s Tumba music into the capital and head to the Mambo Jambo club for cocktails. Or dance the night away every Tuesday at the Bon Bini Festival in Fort Zoutman. Dining in Aruba is a culinary delight, with local dishes including corn bread, stewed papaya and seafood specialities. Whatever you do, expect to put on your best clothes as the people here dress to impress in the evenings.
Explore this island paradise from any one of IHG’s hotels in Aruba and you’ll be sure to enjoy a great getaway. If you are looking for quality accommodation at a competitive price, simply book your stay with IHG today.
Our resort offers you comfortable guestrooms with complimentary Wi-Fi, five restaurants, three bars, three beachfront pools, jacuzzis, poolside cabanas and a full-fledged fitness center. For your convenience, you can use children activity center, an ample meeting room, full service casino and the rejuvenating spa.