The Best Time To Visit Aruba

A tree on the beach in Aruba

With white sand beaches, stunning sea views and breathtaking natural sights, it’s always a great time to visit Aruba! This picturesque island is an idyllic tropical getaway just 12 degrees north of the equator. With an impressive coastline and hordes of rare flora and fauna, Aruba is a must-visit vacation destination for fans of the outdoors. However, Aruba’s popularity can make it busy at times. Read on to discover the best time to visit Aruba, as well as the moments you won’t want to miss on your Caribbean vacation. 

The best time to visit Aruba for great weather

The island enjoys a constant, cool breeze from the trade winds so sunbathing is always comfortable, even in the height of summer. Aruba’s climate remains at a comfortable 82° F (28 °C) average year round, so a visit anytime will guarantee sunshine. In Aruba, beaches are the place to be. The trade winds make the coastline home to some of the best Caribbean beaches for windsurfers and other water sports enthusiasts, too. 

Windsurfers in Aruba

The busiest months in Aruba resorts aren’t July and August as you would expect, but instead the cooler months. From mid-December to mid-April, many tourists visit Aruba to escape the cold plaguing less tropical regions. During these months, the most popular tourist attractions, like Palm Beach, are bustling with honeymooners, families and students. If you’re after a fun vacation with lots of nightlife, winter in Aruba is for you. 

When is Aruba least crowded?

Aruba is transformed into a serene idyll in its ‘off’ or ‘low-season’, however, when the majority of tourists leave. From the end of April until the start of December, Aruba is clear of its crowds and becomes the perfect tranquil getaway for couples or retirees. During this period, the trade winds drop away slightly which makes the temperature feel like it is much hotter. If you don’t mind the heat (and you want to travel for less), this is the time for your vacation.

The best time to visit Aruba for festivals

Aside from weather conditions, you might want to consider Aruba’s annual calendar before booking your stay. Life on the island is always bustling, but certain events only come round once a year. 

For example, between January and March is Aruba’s Carnival season. Carnival guarantees weeks of parties, celebrations, parades and music, including authentic Calypso music, and culminates (after a vibrant two months) in a Grand Parade. In August and November, too, there are smaller festivals and cultural events.

If partying isn’t your scene, you can hike through Aruba National Park or relax on the breathtaking Baby Beach all year round. 

Traditional Dutch style buildings in Aruba

Where to Stay in Aruba 

Since this Caribbean island is so small, our luxury Aruba villas cover a wide scope of the island’s beautiful landscape.

Our Luxury Aruba Villas

Aruba villa rentals offer a great way to get to the heart of the island, and experience all that it has to offer on your vacation. 

Large properties like our Villa Nirvana are perfect for family getaways, and almost all of our Aruba homes have a sizable private swimming pool to beat the heat in style. Our Caribbean villas are irresistibly authentic, shrouded with palm trees and decked in terracotta to blend into the Aruban landscape. Our most prestigious Aruba villas are located right next to the coast. Just a stone’s throw from the crystal-clear Aruban sea, this villa is complete with a diving deck and private hammock area. 

Traditional Aruba villa with palm trees

To fully indulge yourself while on vacation, browse our Travel Extras to explore the attraction tickets, private chefs, childcare, housekeeping, home spas, and equipment rental we offer to our guests. 

And, if you want even more inspiration, check out our blog post about 7 Amazing Villas in Aruba.

Book with Top Villas 

Depending on what kind of vacation you want, the best time for your visit to Aruba will vary. But you can rest assured that whichever month you decide to stay on the island, you’ll be vacationing in luxury with Top Villas.

Our new Affirm credit payment option* allows you to easily spread the cost of your vacation rental over a 3, 6 or 12 month period. When booking, simply look out for properties with the Affirm banner.

*Subject to meeting Affirm credit criteria. T’s & C’s apply.

Choosing Our Flex Homes 

Our new  flex cancellation policy now applies to many of our Aruba villas. With this benefit, you’ll be able to cancel within the specified time for any reason and receive a full refund.

You are also able to alter your travel dates free of charge if you reserve a vacation home with one of the following badges:

  • Flex 14 – Cancel for a full refund or amend your dates free of charge, up to 14 days before check in.*
  • Flex 30 – Cancel for a full refund or amend dates free of charge, up to 30 days before check in.*

*T’s & C’s apply.

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