You have not truly lived the Caribbean life, unless you’ve experienced evening entertainment in Aruba. The island is fantastic during the day time, but just wait until you see what happens at night. As dusk falls, the island is transformed into a new atmosphere of bustling nightlife that you will want to last forever. Evening entertainment in Aruba is defined by the festive activities that take place in a variety of bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos and rum shops. There are also movie theaters, dance clubs, dinner and party cruises and night time bus tours.
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Bars and Lounges in Aruba
Bars in Aruba are located in almost every nook and cranny of the island. Take your pick from a wide range of establishments which feature the best premium drinks including the major liquor brands, fine wines, bubbly champagnes and well crafted beer. If you’re more interested in the tropical beverages, ask the bartender to create a popular brew or surprise you with a unique concoction that screams Caribbean. In addition to festive drinks, you will be serenaded by a mixture of local, regional and international music. Many bars also have tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, from which you can select some Aruban favourites.
Nightclubs and Dancing in Aruba
Salsa! Nae Nae! Waltz! Merengue! Scant! The Carlton! What’s your flavour? The nightclubs in Aruba can be found all over the island and are well known for their love of good music and dancing. Each club has that special something that makes it an absolute favourite. When was the last time you danced the night away and wished that you could do it all over again the next day? That perfect night can be yours at one of the nightclubs in Aruba which feature live bands and popular disc jockeys and the latest sound systems. Dance under the stars or in a well lit club from sunset to sunrise or until your feet get tired.
Casinos and Dinner Shows in Aruba
One of the major attractions in Aruba is casino gambling. Are you feeling lucky? Try your hand at table games which include blackjack, Caribbean stud, roulette or poker for your chance at the big jackpot. Sports betting is also available at select locations. There are several slot machines in all of the casinos as well as throughout the island. Some casinos are open twenty-four hours a day and others have specific hours of operation. One word of caution – casinos are restricted to adults aged eighteen years and older and you may be required to show valid identification to gain entry.
Restaurants in Aruba
Evening entertainment in Aruba can also be defined by the impressive array of fine dining, casual dining and budget dining. Restaurants in Aruba offer varied menus which include traditional Aruban, authentic Caribbean, classic French and genuine Italian dishes. Entertainment is also provided as a complimentary treat in most restaurants. Dress codes range from casual to elegantly casual and advanced reservations are recommended. There are some specialty restaurants that cater to vegetarians, seafood lovers and of course, there are popular fast food chains.
Party Buses in Aruba
A party on wheels is a unique concept in the Caribbean that’s very popular in Aruba. Many party buses collect you from your hotel and take you on an evening/ night time tour of the best clubs and bars. Itineraries usually include dinner with a complimentary drink, three or four stops and limited free drinks and unlimited discounted drinks. It’s aptly described as a fun barhopping tour, with a trusty designated driver. Who knew that nightlife in Aruba was so much fun?
Night Cruises in Aruba
Night cruises in Aruba usually begin after five, or when the sun begins to set and finish around midnight. There are dinner and dancing cruises, barbecues and catamaran sailing with fun contests, rope swinging, swimming, water slides and premium bars and snacks. Some cruises can be tailored for wedding ceremonies, and include the wedding ceremony, appetizers or dinner and flowers for the wedding party. Because night cruises in Aruba, are in great demand, you should make reservations well in advance.
Family Fun in Aruba
If you’re travelling with children, you might think that it’s difficult to find activities that thy can enjoy. Aruba is a family friendly destination and caters to visitors of all ages. Miniature golf is extremely popular and many bars and restaurants have special menus just for children. There are also movie theatres, dinner shows, carnival dance shows and synchronised swimming shows, which are exciting and colourful and appeal to children. Some hotels also offer night care services, just in case the adults want to explore nightlife in Aruba. (Just remember to ask when you are reserving your room.)
Evening Entertainment in Aruba
There are so many things to do when the sun goes down in Aruba. You can dress up or dress down and still fit into the atmosphere. Rumour has it that the party doesn’t start until midnight. So you can spend the day on the beach or sightseeing, go back to your hotel for a quick nap and then get up refreshed and ready to go. Before you go exploring, check with your hotel to see what events they have planned. Many hotels have their own bars and restaurants, barbecues on the beach, live bands and singers, fire and limbo dancers and dinner shows, so you don’t have to go far to have a good time.
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