Aruba is one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s a tropical paradise, with beaches that boast white sand and turquoise water. The island also has wonderful restaurants, a vibrant nightlife scene, and more, but there are some secret gems in Aruba that you might not know about. If you’re planning on visiting the island soon, we have a wide selection of amazing Aruba vacation rentals. Keep reading to learn about these hidden gems!
1. Black Stone Beach
Black Stone Beach, located just east of Andicuri Beach and south of Baby Beach, is a little secluded beach named for the black stones that line the shoreline. The beach is secluded and undeveloped, with no amenities or facilities. This hidden little gem is a one-of-a-kind beach and an excellent spot for photography enthusiasts for escaping the more crowded beaches. Swimming and snorkeling are not advised owing to flood waters.
2. Guadirikiri & Fountain Cave
The Guadirikiri Cave and Fountain Cave are two of Aruba’s most popular caves, frequented by locals and tourists alike. They are located within Arikok National Park and are accessible to visitors during regular park hours (8 am-4 pm).
Guadirikiri Cave: This is a cave with two chambers that allows sunlight to stream through holes in the roof of the cave during certain times of day. It is famous for its stalagmites and stalactites, which are unique to this area.
Fountain Cave: You can see ancient Indian rock drawings on the ceilings and walls of this cave, providing a real sense of island history to this cave. Fountain Cave is also home to many bats who live here year-round and leave at nightfall each evening.
3. Lourdes Grotto
The Lourdes Grotto is a small cave located in Seroe Preto, just off the main road to San Nicolas in the town of Santa Cruz. It is home to a shrine to Our Lady of Lourdes and is considered a pilgrimage site for many Catholics. The grotto was built by Father Bernardus Dendys in 1951, who also helped build other Catholic churches in Aruba along with other religious sites in Aruba. Every year, on February 11 (feast of Lady of Lourdes), a procession leaves from the St. Theresita church in San Nicolas to the grotto, where a mass is performed.
Throughout its history, there have been several miracles said to have taken place at this site including healings from cancer patients who prayed here before their treatments began or after they had ended—all thanks to Our Lady’s intercession!
4. Frenchman’s Pass
Frenchman’s Pass is a narrow passage on the island of Aruba that runs between coral cliffs above Spanish Lagoon. The pass is named after French pirates who attempted to attack Aruba in the early 17th century and were confronted by Indian resistance in this small path above Spanish Lagoon. According to legend, many Indians were murdered during the invasion, and residents near “Frenchman Pass” claim to hear crying noises from the Indians in the evening.
5. Natural Pool – Conchi
The Natural Pool is Aruba’s most popular nature attraction. The world-famous site draws thousands of visitors every year who arrive in search of a unique experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the Caribbean.
Located on a deserted stretch of coastline, dramatic shows of water spraying over the rock occurs on a regular basis as the tide rushes to shore. In a unique rock formation, volcanic stone circles a small depression, creating an idyllic natural pool that beckons swimmers and snorkelers back again and again!
The unusual beauty makes this picturesque spot one you want to share with friends and family, but not just anyone! Inexperienced drivers are encouraged to visit the pool on a Jeep Safari tour with your guide who will safely transport you through off-the-beaten path areas where only 4×4 vehicles can go.
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Aruba is a beautiful place with many amazing sights to see. It’s also not just beaches and resorts, there are plenty of other things to do while you’re here! The next time you visit Aruba, be sure to check out these secret gems so that your trip will be even more memorable than before, and don’t forget to explore our online inventory of Aruba vacation homes today to learn more about our fantastic rental selections and to start planning your next vacation!
Near Palm Beach! * Pool * Spa * Gym
Condo - Wariruri Condos - ArubaWelcome to our stunning 2-bedroom condo located in the highly sought-after Wariruri Condos, nestled in the beautiful Noord area of Aruba. This exceptional condo offers a blend of comfort, convenience, and relaxation for an unforgettable vacation experience. Step inside this modern oasis, where you'll find a spacious and bright living area that exudes contemporary elegance. The condo is tastefully decorated with beach-themed paintings, creating a serene and coastal ambiance throughout. Relax and unwind in the comfortable seating area, or step out onto the balcony to enjoy the soothing views of palm trees and the surrounding nature. This condo features two bedrooms, each furnished with a luxurious king-size bed to ensure a restful night's sleep. The sleek design and thoughtful touches create a tranquil haven for you to recharge and rejuvenate. Additionally, the condo offers two full bathrooms, providing privacy and convenience for all guests. You'll appreciate the convenience of having your own washer and dryer, allowing you to pack light and easily take care of your laundry during your stay. Stay connected with high-speed internet access and enjoy your favorite shows on the flat-screen TV. The Wariruri Condos boast a delightful community pool, perfect for cooling off on sunny days or enjoying a refreshing swim at your leisure. Immerse yourself in the tropical surroundings and lounge poolside with a good book or take a leisurely stroll through the well-maintained gardens. The condo's prime location puts you just a short 5-minute drive away from popular beaches like Malmok Beach and Tres Trapi Beach. Feel the soft sand between your toes, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, or indulge in exciting water activities such as snorkeling or jet skiing. The condo is also conveniently located only a 25-minute drive from the airport, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free arrival and departure. Explore the vibrant nearby restaurants on the Palm Beach area offering a wide array of international and local cuisines, or venture into downtown Oranjestad for a day of shopping, dining, and exploring the island's cultural attractions. Don't miss the opportunity to experience the best of Aruba during your stay at our exceptional 2-bedroom condo in Wariruri Condos. Enjoy the comforts of home, the beauty of the island, and the convenience of nearby beaches and attractions. We are dedicated to making your stay truly unforgettable.
Centrally located penthouse * Close to beach!
Apartment - ArubaWelcome to Casiola Penthouse, a n adults only stylish condominium apartment located above your host, the Casiola main office! That means all the service you need and a warm welcome when you arrive. Any question or need we are just steps away. The building is located just minutes away from the pristine Eagle Beach, rated as Aruba's #1 beach by Trip Advisor and across the street from the beautiful Divi golf course. This fantastic condo features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a comfortable sofa bed, accommodating up to 8 guests. Every night you can see the sun go down from your private balcony! Step inside and be greeted by the contemporary and tastefully decorated interior. The open-concept living area provides ample space for relaxation and entertainment, while the fully equipped kitchen offers everything you need to prepare delicious meals. The penthouse boasts a cozy balcony with views of the Divi Links golf course and the ocean in the distance. It's the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or unwind in the evening while taking in the serene surroundings. For added convenience and relaxation, guests have access to a jacuzzi in the common area, allowing you to rejuvenate and unwind after a day of exploring the island. A laundry area is also available, ensuring that you can take care of any necessary washing during your stay. Casiola Penthouse provides the perfect blend of comfort, style, and convenience. With its prime location near Eagle Beach and its modern amenities, it offers you a great vacation experience. Book your stay today and create lasting memories in this stunning place.
Lovely Condo at Eagle Beach! GREAT VIEWS
Condo - ArubaOne thing is for certain, once you stay at this tropical getaway, you’ll never look at vacationing the same way again! By offering you a limitless supply of high-end appliances and stunning furnishings rich with style, this tranquil haven is guaranteed to turn your holiday into the restful and relaxing retreat that you deserve. We certainly hope you plan on taking advantage of some of the fine fare and exquisite dining Aruba has to offer. But just in case you care to whip up a few meals of your own (or need a place to heat up those delectable leftovers), this kitchen provides a healthy array of stainless-steel appliances, gorgeous granite countertops, handsome cabinetry, and more! If you’re traveling with the family, take note of the side counter, designed to double as a breakfast bar! The banquet area offers plenty of versatility, presenting a glass-top supper table, modern seating, and a stunning view just a few feet away! However, if you are looking for something a bit more romantic, head outside to your balcony, where you and that someone special can enjoy a night to remember, dining under the stars! Bedroom #1 is nothing short of spectacular, showcasing a king size bed, matching night tables, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and exclusive access to the outdoors. In addition, you’ll find delicate artwork, fine décor, and a private en suite dripping with spa-inspired style. Bedroom #2 comes complete with two full beds, a commodious boudoir and a wide-set dresser, making traveling with additional guests an absolute breeze. Whether you’re planning a day full of adventure, one-of-a-kind excursions, or living it up with a night out on the town, nothing welcomes you home like this next must-have amenity! Just outside, you will uncover a palm-laden paradise, highlighting a resort style pool with all the trappings! Bask in the sun while relaxing in one of the many lounge chairs, designed perfectly to sculpt to your body and relieve all signs of tension. When you’ve had enough fun in the sun, cool down by taking a dip! Sure, there is plenty to do on our one happy island, but with comforts like this, you never need to leave your home! -Sunset Residences- Featuring free Wi-Fi, contemporary fitness facility, a resort pool and jacuzzi lined with lounge furnishings, and a breathtaking palm laden patio with a BBQ pit and outdoor kitchen, this stunning residence brings your world-class vacation to brand-new heights. Eagle Beach is located Just two minutes from Sunset Residences. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the entire world, it boasts soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and a steady warm breeze. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
Gorgeous Sunset View Condo - 1 min to Eagle Beach
Condo - ArubaStep Inside Something Truly Remarkable! Hip, vibrant, and luxurious, this contemporary 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, this stunning condo has been professionally staged by one of the business’ top tier interior designers. A wide open concept, eye-catching accent walls, and high-end track lighting set within an elaborate tray ceiling, are just a few of the fine finishes you’ll find throughout this home. Located inside Sunset Residence Condominium, this one-of-a-kind getaway is just a short walk to Eagle Beach - one of the top 10 beaches in the world per TripAdvisor 2022. Within a short walk you will find several restaurants, shops, Imax movie theater, casino and dive center. The kitchen features new stainless steel appliances, thick granite countertops, and a textured backsplash. Hanging high above the island are three suspended pendant lights, along with three barstools, making it the perfect location for a fresh batch of mimosas or a homemade brunch! Just a few feet away is the banquet area, showcasing a long wooden supper table, set upon a stylish area rug and mid-century modern seating for four, with room for more! Perfect for any occasion, this location offers an idyllic view of the outdoor palms and clear blue open sky! Bold and fashionable, the family room in this corner unit is brimming with flair. Here, you will uncover a comfy and spacious couch, contemporary guest seating, wall-mounted flat-screen television and gorgeous view of tropical trees and birds. However, it is the details that really make this gathering room stand out from the rest, from rustic wood bench seating and pops of greenery to the handsome gold furnishings located around every corner. Bedroom #1 showcases a large king size bed with a cushioned headboard, a mid-century modern dresser, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and plenty of built-in storage to help you unpack and unwind throughout your stay! In addition, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to your balcony, making that romantic nightcap beneath the stars a true moment to remember. Offering a bit of versatility, Bedroom #2 features two matching full size beds, a stunning wall display, and an abundance of closet space for you and your guests! No need to go anywhere to do laundry with a laundry room conveniently included in the unit itself. The balcony is adorned with overhead string lights, and furnished with comfy sunchairs that allow you to curl up with a good book, sip your morning brew, or just enjoy the island breeze! The balcony overlooks beautifully appointed lush gardens, a pool, hot tub, grill and bar seating area. The unit includes its own parking space and wi-fi. -Sunset Residences- Featuring free Wi-Fi, contemporary fitness facility, a resort pool and jacuzzi lined with lounge furnishings, and a breathtaking palm laden patio with a BBQ pit and outdoor kitchen, this stunning residence brings your world-class vacation to brand-new heights. Eagle Beach is located Just two minutes from Sunset Residences. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the entire world, it boasts soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and a steady warm breeze. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
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