Escape the cold, gloomy winter and immerse yourself in the sun-drenched paradise of Aruba in December. Although it’s not the peak tourist season on the island, the constant warm weather and a plethora of exciting activities make it an ideal holiday destination. When you stay with Casiola Aruba, you not only find luxurious comfort but also the perfect launching pad to explore the island’s many treasures. Whether you crave sun-soaked beach days, festive celebrations, thrilling water sports, unbeatable shopping deals, or a romantic getaway, Aruba in December offers it all. This captivating Caribbean gem embraces the holiday spirit with open arms, making it the ultimate escape from winter’s chill.
1. Perfect Weather to Ditch Winter
One of the most compelling reasons to visit Aruba in December is the island’s magnificent weather, which stands in stark contrast to the chilly climates experienced by many other places around the world during the same period. In Aruba, winter’s cold grip is replaced by a constant embrace of warmth and sunshine. This tropical paradise offers a welcome respite from the bleak winter back home, inviting you to leave behind the heavy coats and winter boots in favor of swimwear and sandals. In Aruba, you won’t be burdened with the need to incessantly check the weather forecast, as the island enjoys a consistent, pleasant climate year-round. This means that outdoor activities can be relished in any month, including December. However, it’s still wise to pack appropriate footwear for any outdoor adventures, and having a waterproof jacket on hand for the occasional rain shower is a sensible precaution. In Aruba, December is synonymous with comfort and the blissful certainty that you’ll be greeted by sunny skies, creating the perfect backdrop for unforgettable holiday experiences.
2. Festivities & Celebrations
Aruba in December transforms into a festive wonderland, bursting with an array of magical festivities and spirited celebrations that wholeheartedly embrace the holiday spirit. These events represent a harmonious blend of rich local traditions and special holiday celebrations, creating a unique and unforgettable experience for all who partake in them.
- San Nicolas Day: Celebrated on December 5th, San Nicolas Day is a beloved Aruban tradition where the town of San Nicolas hosts a colorful parade filled with dancing, music, and excitement.
- Christmas Lights in Oranjestad: The charming capital city of Aruba, Oranjestad, is adorned with enchanting Christmas lights and decorations, creating a festive atmosphere that will surely get you into the holiday spirit.
- New Year on the Island: Welcoming the New Year in Aruba is an unforgettable experience. The island hosts fireworks displays, lively music, and vibrant parties at various locations, but one of the most popular spots is the Renaissance Marketplace in Oranjestad.
- Lighting Parade: An annual tradition in early December, the Lighting Parade in downtown Oranjestad features brightly lit floats and culminates in a magical tree-lighting ceremony in front of the Parliament building.
- Christmas Tree Lighting: Many hotels in Aruba host their own lighting ceremonies throughout December. These events often include live music, delicious food, and festive drinks, creating a joyful atmosphere.
- Christmas Markets: Throughout December, Aruba hosts various Christmas markets where you can browse local crafts, savor delicious food and drinks, and enjoy live music and entertainment.
- Bon Bini Festival: Every Tuesday evening in downtown Oranjestad, the Bon Bini Festival showcases live music, traditional dance performances, and an array of local food and drinks. It’s a delightful celebration of Aruba’s culture and heritage.
3. Water Sports & Activities
Aruba is renowned for being a paradise for water sports enthusiasts, and December is no exception. The consistently pleasant climate allows you to enjoy a wide range of traditional and exhilarating water sports that take full advantage of the island’s idyllic surroundings. For those who love exploring the underwater world, snorkeling and scuba diving are must-try activities. The crystal-clear waters are teeming with vibrant marine life and coral reefs, providing an underwater spectacle that is nothing short of mesmerizing. Adventurous souls can also indulge in kitesurfing and windsurfing, harnessing the island’s steady trade winds for an adrenaline-fueled experience. Aruba in December even offers the chance to try newer and more thrilling activities, like flyboarding and submarine tours, allowing you to take your aquatic adventures to a whole new level.
Whether you’re seeking a tranquil kayaking trip along the serene coastline or an adrenaline-pumping banana boat ride that will have you laughing with delight, Aruba provides an array of water sports and activities to cater to every taste and skill level. The warm and inviting waters of Aruba in December make it the perfect playground for aquatic adventures. As you bask in the idyllic setting, you’ll have the opportunity to create unforgettable memories whether you’re snorkeling among colorful fish, exploring shipwrecks during a scuba dive, riding the waves on a windsurfing board, or simply relishing the sun and sea on a kayaking journey. No matter your water sports preference, Aruba offers a world of aquatic wonders that beckon you to dive in and experience the Caribbean’s natural beauty and thrilling adventures.
4. Sales & Promotions
For the savvy shopper seeking fantastic deals and promotions, December in Aruba is a retail paradise waiting to be explored. The bustling heart of shopping in Aruba, Downtown Oranjestad, the capital city, is a treasure trove of boutiques, department stores, and shops that generously offer sales and promotions throughout the entire month. As you meander through its vibrant streets, be sure to keep an eye out for signs and advertisements in storefronts, and don’t hesitate to inquire with friendly sales associates about any ongoing deals or special offers.
If you’re looking for a shopping experience under one roof, Palm Beach Plaza is an inviting indoor shopping mall where you can find a delightful mix of international and local brands. While there, take time to explore the numerous dining options, catch a movie at the theater, or try your luck at the casino.
Located in the heart of Oranjestad, the Renaissance Marketplace is another shopping destination worth exploring. It offers a harmonious blend of shops, dining establishments, and entertainment, ensuring that your shopping excursion becomes a memorable experience.
For those who prefer an outdoor shopping and entertainment complex, Paseo Herencia, nestled in Palm Beach, beckons with its diverse selection of stores, restaurants, and entertainment venues. During December, many of these stores eagerly embrace the holiday spirit by offering sales and promotions that make your shopping adventures even more enticing.
Aruba’s status as a duty-free shopping destination further sweetens the deal. This means that you can indulge in tax-free shopping on various luxury brands, saving you even more as you seek the perfect memento of your Aruban escape. Look for duty-free shops not only at the airport but also in popular tourist areas, where you can browse a wide selection of products from high-end brands. Aruba in December is indeed a shopper’s paradise, and the island’s reputation as a duty-free haven only adds to the delight of finding fantastic deals on luxury items and souvenirs.
5. Relaxing Romantic Getaway
If you’re yearning for a romantic getaway or a peaceful retreat, Aruba in December presents an enchanting setting that promises to kindle the flames of love. The island’s pristine beaches, kissed by the golden Caribbean sun, offer an idyllic backdrop for intimate moments and lasting memories. Imagine taking leisurely strolls hand-in-hand along the powdery sands, where the gentle waves serenade you and the turquoise sea stretches to the horizon. As the sun sets, you can savor the breathtaking spectacle while lounging together on the beach, creating a backdrop for unforgettable moments and heartfelt conversations. And when evening descends, Aruba offers a variety of candlelit dinners right by the shore, where you and your partner can relish delectable cuisine while the sound of the waves forms a soothing serenade.
Aruba in December, with its warm and inviting ambiance, provides the dreamy escape you’ve been yearning for. It’s the ideal opportunity to celebrate the holidays in a unique and unforgettable way. The tranquility of the island creates the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and connection. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion, honeymooning, or simply desiring a break from the ordinary, Aruba in December ensures that every moment you share with your partner becomes a cherished memory. It’s a romantic haven where the sun-kissed beaches and serene ambiance beckon you to disconnect from the outside world and immerse yourself in the joy of togetherness.
Aruba in December: Unwrap the Magic of the Ultimate Holiday Escape with Casiola Aruba
Aruba in December is an exceptional destination for those in search of a holiday experience brimming with ideal weather, festive merriment, thrilling water activities, shopping bargains, and romantic escapades. So, why not bid farewell to the winter blues and make your way to this Caribbean utopia for an unforgettable December vacation? With Casiola Aruba, your stay promises the utmost in comfort and luxury, enhancing every moment of your holiday. It’s a place where you can unwind, revel in the holiday spirit, and forge enduring memories with your loved ones. Aruba is truly the gift of sunshine, warmth, and enchanting holiday magic during the most wonderful time of the year. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by – experience it for yourself and revel in the splendor of Aruba in December!
OCEAN VIEW Beach Villa! Boca Catalina - MALMOK!
Villa - ArubaThis 5 Bedroom, 5 Bath stunning Oceanview Beach Villa is more than an island getaway – it’s a lifestyle. This contemporary dwelling delivers all the essential comforts of home with an overlay of class that you must experience to believe! Stunning exterior architecture, opulent interior, and newly renovated amenities await in this once in a lifetime retreat. Located directly across the street and offering a breathtaking view of the Boca Catalina Beach, this noteworthy holiday home allows you to rest easy knowing that you’re safely nestled in a tranquil cove, all the while allowing the action to remain right at your fingertips. In just a few steps, you’ll be able to feel the warm beach sand between your toes. A delightful open concept allows for free-flowing traffic to breeze by throughout the 1st floor. The deluxe kitchen appears to be straight out of a magazine, showcasing a fully stocked wraparound island with a solid granite countertop, built-in stainless-steel appliances, and an endless array of cabinetry. Additional storage space and an overhead range hood are just some of the extra details that help bring this galley to the top of the list. The banquet room features marble flooring, overhead pendant lighting, black and white seating, and plenty of room for a party of ten. The den highlights an extra long couch, rustic wood block seating, a rounded woven coffee table, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and sliding glass door access to the patio out back. The private en suites are designed in opulent fashion, providing everything from highly appointed streamlined vanities to a spa-worthy walk-in shower with ultra-wide tiling. Fresh grass, patio furnishings, and a designer pool amass the backyard, along with a beautiful fusion of marble flooring, tiled coverings, and planked decking. If you ever imagined what it would be like to be the King of your own private island, this is your chance to find out. Offering privacy and a touch a romance, take a leisurely stroll through the lush and magnificently designed garden, guaranteed to capture your heart. And don’t forget to take advantage of the weather by dining al fresco amongst an endless backdrop of idyllic tropical foliage, bringing the vacation of your dreams to life. Paradise awaits your arrival. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
Spectacular, Designer 5-Star Villa! Luxury Awaits
Villa - ArubaForget everything you think you know about vacation homes because this opulent 6 Bedroom, 4.5 Bath getaway is the new gold standard. Nestled only 3 minutes away from Eagle beach, Villa Hermosa makes for the perfect beach vacation. This contemporary dwelling provides modern design elements, full air conditioning, and offers an open view from the kitchen and living room to the pool and garden. Trust us, that is just the beginning. The kitchen is beyond expectation, showcasing an open concept design, ultra-hip cabinetry, illuminous recessed lighting, high-end appliances, and a stunning kitchen island. Just a few feet away sits the breakfast nook, featuring a gorgeous round supper table, set for a party of six. Wish to turn an ordinary meal into a special occasion? Take your dinner to go… into the banquet area, that is! This remarkable chamber is appointed appropriately with a long pastoral supper table, chair and bench seating, and additional post-dining seating, ideal for a nightcap or two. The family room looks like it was stripped right out of a magazine, presenting two commodious couches, a farmhouse-style coffee table, an on-trend area rug, and a massive wall-mounted flat-screen television placed perfectly inside the half-wall. Bedroom #1 highlights a large king size bed, sleek night tables, a low-profile dresser, and a flat screen television. But it is the delicate touches of chic décor and the private en suite that brings this haven to a whole new level. Bedroom #2 provides a comfy king size bed set upon a stately headboard, a wall-mounted flat screen television, and plenty of closet space to help you unpack, unwind, and make yourself at home! Bedroom #3 is sleek and accommodating, featuring a queen size bed, cool tile flooring, and a few splashes of modern art that really pull the entire room together. This is the perfect spot for that last minute guest or unexpected visitor. Bedroom #4 is the quintessential island boudoir. Here, you will queen size bed, an oceanic-aqua accent wall, splashes of greenery, a wall-mounted flat-screen television, and a private en suite with a walk-in glass stall shower. Bedroom # 5 is a spacious dorm showcasing a queen size bed with a tufted headboard, vivid blue accent wall, streamlined night tables, a wall-mounted flat screen television, and more! Bedroom # 6 is located downstairs and features 1 queen bed and an ensuite bathroom. Now, let’s really have some fun by heading out to your private veranda, where a resort-style pool and endless line of lounge chairs await among a backdrop of lush tropical and manicured greenery! Located on the premises you will find an outdoor grill, as well as several locations to dine alfresco, for your ultimate convenience and vacation experience. And if you really want to turn things up a notch, consider throwing a late-night gathering with a midnight dip attached, as the effect of the pool lighting really takes things to a whole new level. Stop thinking that homes like this are only reserved for the rich and famous! This life and this home are yours for the taking!
Upscale Mediterranean Villa Great location!
Villa - ArubaWelcome to Villa Opal Royale, a stunning upscale Mediterranean villa located just minutes away from the beach and the vibrant Palm Beach strip in Aruba. This exquisite 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom villa can comfortably accommodate up to 14 guests, making it the perfect choice for large families or groups of friends. Step inside and be amazed by the elegant and spacious interior. The villa boasts a movie and game room, providing endless entertainment options for guests of all ages. The well-equipped kitchen is a chef's delight, while the outdoor dining area offers ample seating for everyone to enjoy meals together. The master bedroom boasts a balcony that overlooks your own private pool oasis, providing a serene and relaxing retreat. Not to mention the stunning en suite bathroom with bathtub. In addition to the master suite, there are three other beautifully appointed bedrooms in the villa. Bedroom 2 and Bedroom 3 offer comfortable king beds, ensuring a restful night's sleep after a day of sun and adventure. Each with their own bathrooms These elegantly and cozy furnished rooms provide comfort and tranquility, creating a peaceful ambiance for your stay. Bedroom 4 is perfect for younger guests or those who prefer their own space, as it features two twin beds. Located in the hallway across the master bathroom. This room shares the master bathroom with the master bedroom. Adjacent to the game room, you'll find another bedroom that features two bunk beds. This space is perfect for children or teenagers, providing a fun and comfortable sleeping arrangement along with its own attached bathroom The villa's interior reflects a blend of Mediterranean style, elegance, and comfort throughout, ensuring a memorable stay for all guests. From the well-equipped kitchen to the spacious living areas, every detail has been carefully designed to meet your needs and create a sense of luxury. Villa Opal Royale also offers a laundry room for your convenience, ensuring that you have everything you need for a comfortable and carefree stay. Located in a prime location, you'll be just minutes away from the pristine beach and the famous Palm Beach strip, where you can indulge in fine dining, shopping, and exciting nightlife. Experience the ultimate in luxury and relaxation at Villa Opal Royale. Book your stay today and create unforgettable memories in this Mediterranean paradise.
Topaz Pearl! Private Pool * BBQ * 2 min from Palm Beach!
House - ArubaWelcome to our luxurious 4-bedroom, 3 1/2-bathroom home in the sought-after neighborhood of Topaz, Aruba. This stunning retreat offers the perfect blend of comfort, style, and convenience, ensuring an unforgettable vacation experience. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by a spacious living room that serves as the heart of the home. The open layout and tasteful decor create an inviting atmosphere, perfect for spending quality time with your loved ones. Relax on the comfortable sofas, watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen TV, or simply unwind after a day of exploration. The fully equipped kitchen is a culinary enthusiast's dream, complete with modern appliances and ample counter space. Prepare delicious meals with ease, and gather around the dining table to enjoy memorable family dinners. The highlight of this property is the private pool and spacious backyard. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of the pool, soak up the sun on the comfortable loungers, or fire up the BBQ grill for a delightful outdoor dining experience. The beautifully landscaped garden adds a touch of tranquility and serenity to your stay. The location of the property is truly unbeatable. Situated in Topaz, one of Aruba's most desirable neighborhoods, you'll be just a short 2 minute drive to the world famous Palm Beach and a 5-minute drive away from other popular beaches such as Malmok Beach, Boca Catalina, and Tres Trapi Beach. Explore the vibrant underwater world, snorkel alongside turtles, or simply relax on the pristine shores. Additionally, the home is conveniently located just a 30-minute drive from the airport, making it easily accessible for your arrival and departure. It's the perfect base for an ideal family vacation in Aruba. With its spacious layout, private pool, convenient amenities, and proximity to breathtaking beaches, our Topaz home is the perfect choice for families, groups of friends, or couples seeking a luxurious and memorable getaway. Book your stay today and create lasting memories in this tropical paradise.
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