Guide to Celebrating a Milestone Birthday in Aruba

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Advisor - Jen Disler
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Jen Disler

  • Aruba

  • Beaches

  • Birthdays

  • Couples Travel

  • Island

  • Relaxation

  • Beach Town

two palm trees on the beach
Curator’s statement

My husband and I celebrated his 40th birthday along with his closest high school friends in Aruba. It was the perfect place to be able to both relax and see the sights around the island.

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Where to stay in Aruba

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Things to do in Aruba

Aboard the Arusun for snorkeling catamaran tour.
  • Take a party bus around the island - We used Chogogo Tours which was great.

  • Bring your own inflatable raft and float in the ocean with a drink. You can also rent a float right on the beach.

  • Play tennis.

  • Play pickleball.

  • Take a snorkeling catamaran tour - We used The Arusun through Viator.

Places to eat & drink in Aruba

Azzuro is an Italian restaurant by the beach.
  • Waves Bar and Grill - Great lunch spot at The Marriott Stellaris right on the beach. Really good fish tacos.

  • Azzurro - Italian restaurant right on the beach.

  • The Sopranos Piano Bar - Right on the main strip. Fun piano bar.

  • Nos Clubhuis - Great for lunch or happy hour. Traditional no frills beach bar with really fresh fish.

  • Moomba Beach Bar - Another traditional beach bar with live music at night

  • Pizza Napoli - Amazing and authentic thin crust pizza.

Need to Know

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Advisor - Jen Disler

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