Planning Your Spring Break in Aruba

white long sandy beach with palm trees in Aruba

Aruba is a perfect destination for a spring break getaway—with beautiful beaches, warm weather, and vibrant nightlife. Off the coast of Venezuela in the southern Caribbean Sea, this island paradise ranks in popularity among other must-vacation destinations of the region, such as Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.

Renowned for its incredible, white sand-beaches and crystal-clear, turquoise waters, Aruba has everything you and your classmates need for some premium fun and relaxation before returning back to school. Spring break is about forgetting about finals, and enjoying the time of your life! So, where to begin?

Here’s everything you need to know about planning an unforgettable spring break vacation to Aruba.

What Makes Aruba an Ideal Spring Break Destination?

The island's beaches are famous for their clear, turquoise waters, and soft white sands—the perfect setting for some much-needed time off from school and exams with your college or university friends. Eagle Beach and Palm Beach are the most popular spots on the island, and with warm, tropical weather the majority of the year, any time spent here is characterized by fun, lively vibes and plenty of sun.

Aruba also has a lively nightlife scene with plenty of bars, clubs, and casinos and a wide variety of entertainment options. Many party spots feature drink specials, live music, and festive events during spring break. Pay a visit to the capital city of Oranjestad, where you'll find a mix of historic architecture, trendy bars, and a great selection of restaurants for vacationing students from across the globe to enjoy.

There are endless fun activities and opportunities for impromptu island adventures, from water sports such as snorkeling and scuba diving to tours and exploratory outings including jeep tours, hiking, and more.

Whether spending the day touring the historic capital city of Oranjestad, indulging in delectable local cuisine, or dancing the night away at one of the island’s many clubs, the stress and pressure of final exams will simply melt away and thoughts of school fade into a distant memory. Spring is for fun, rebirth, life—it’s also the best time to visit Aruba.

During March and May the weather is warm and comfortable, with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to low 80s Fahrenheit, and mostly clear conditions.

Be aware that besides fellow college and university students, this period also encompasses the peak tourism season, so expect higher costs and more competitive availability for travel and accommodations. Planning and booking your trip early can help you save on flights, accommodations, and activities.

The Best Hotels & Accommodations

Aruba offers a wide range of accommodations for spring breakers, from budget-friendly hotels to luxurious resorts. You’ll have to consider your budget, preferred location, and desired amenities to find the perfect fit for your trip.

If you're looking to save money, there are plenty of affordable options, including Airbnb rentals and hostels. For a more upscale experience, there are plenty of high-end hotels and resorts that offer all-inclusive packages, as well as exclusive activities and experiences, to further enhance your stay.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is located on a stunning stretch of Palm Beach, giving guests the perfect opportunities to soak up the sun and enjoy the sparkling, turquoise Caribbean waters. The resort features a casino, pool complex with a lazy river, and a number of fantastic dining options—including a beachfront restaurant, sushi bar, and steakhouse. It also holds a series of events and activities, from live music and pool parties to themed party nights.

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Oranjestad features an array of comfortable and luxurious rooms and activities, as well as a number of incredible facilities with distinct experiences, such as the adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel or secluded Renaissance Ocean Suites. With plenty of water sports, a casino, and even a private island with a beach, spring breakers have loads of fun to choose from.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino on Palm Beach offers a wide selection of spacious rooms and suites with ocean or garden views, multiple restaurants and bars, a luxury spa, beachfront pool complex, and more—everything you need for a fun and memorable stay. Walk along the shore with your friends and take in the spectacular ocean views, join a game of beach volleyball, enjoy a self-care day lounging on the white-sand beaches or by the pool deck, or explore the many boutique shopping and dining options.

Aruba’s Most Popular Activities & Tourist Attractions

Undoubtedly, one of the biggest highlights of your spring break in Aruba will be what activities and experiences you indulge in. To that end, here are some of the most popular Aruba vacation activities that are perfect for spring breakers:

Explore the Beaches

Aruba's beaches are considered some of the most beautiful in the world, famous for their powdery, white sand and crystal-clear water, which ranges in color from turquoise to deep blue. The sands and water are warm year-round, with calm, gentle surf and excellent visibility—making it perfect for water sports and onshore activities such as suntanning and group volleyball.

Enjoy the Nightlife

Aruba boasts a wide range of entertainment options for spring breakers, including beach parties, nightclubs, bars, and casinos. The legal age for drinking and gambling is 18, so whether you prefer dancing the night away at a club, trying your luck at some dice or the slots, or relaxing with a drink on the beach, this island paradise offers it all.

Visit the Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm is a unique destination on the island, where you can marvel at hundreds of colorful butterflies in a lush, tropical environment. It's educational and fun—as opposed to cramming for finals.

Take a Jeep Tour

Explore all the natural splendors of Aruba in a 4x4 jeep, waving to your friends as you roll by. Be sure to visit Arikok National Park, Natural Pool, and Natural Bridge for absolutely breathtaking beauty (and plenty of incredible selfies).

Snorkel or Scuba Dive

The island's unique combination of warm, clear waters, diverse marine life, and well-preserved coral reefs give Aruba some of the best snorkeling and diving spots in the Caribbean. Check out Baby Beach for shallow, clear waters, or the Antilla shipwreck for a more advanced and unforgettable diving experience.

InteleTravel Will Plan Your Perfect Aruba Spring Break Vacation

Aruba is a fantastic destination for spring breakers—with stunningly beautiful beaches, adventurous activities, a spirited nightlife, and so much more.

There is a lot of planning and consideration that goes into arranging a Caribbean spring break getaway, and the best way to ensure you get the most value while having a truly unforgettable experience is by working with an experienced travel professional.

At InteleTravel, our highly qualified team of certified advisors will work with you to organize your ideal travel itinerary, book all the various aspects of your trip, and provide help and support throughout your journey.

They will also secure valuable upgrades and exclusive travel bonuses whenever available, to further improve your vacation experience.

Contact an InteleTravel Advisor today to get started planning your spring break vacation to Aruba!

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