One of the windiest places on the planet, Aruba’s warm, jewel-blue water is truly an experience in itself. These conditions, plus the support of our staff, makes Aruba an unparalleled kite-travel destination. Vela Aruba - located on the beach next to the Aruba Marriott Resort – underwent recent renovations with the beach and cabanas now located on the north side of the building just a few steps from the water: directly in front of one of the best spots for teaching period.
Aruba is one of the easiest islands in the Caribbean to get to, and the wide selection of great accommodations and the endless list of available activities make it a favorite destination for families, singles, or groups of any kind. Come find out why Aruba is considered one of the best kitesurf destinations in the world! Advanced kiters should bring their own kite gear. Daytrips to Boca Grandi and other incredible advanced spots can be arranged. Across the street at The Boardwalk is a full-service kite shop selling all the latest Cabrinha gear once you know how to ride.
Whether you are just learning to sail or can rip with the best, Aruba is a windsurfer's paradise. The crystal clear, waist deep water and incredibly reliable wind are about as close to ideal as you can get. Vela Aruba, located at the North end of the hotel area, on the beach at Fisherman Huts, offers direct access to the wind with a pleasant sandy launch and a beach with lots of room to relax in the shade. But let's stop reading and watch this video to see what we mean ...
Try snorkeling, scuba diving, or catamaran sailing at the Marriott watersports center. Play volleyball or tennis. Rent full suspension mountain bikes and explore the wild side of Aruba on endless trails. Bask in the sun on beautiful beaches. Sample Aruba's fine seafood and ethnic restaurants. Try your luck at the casinos, catch a floor show or dance at local discos.
- Atlantis Submarine and Seaworld Explorer
- Glass bottom boats
- Horseback riding
- Jeep Tours explore the Aruban countryside
- Miniature Golf - plus bumper and paddle boats and go karts
- Movie Theaters - both drive-in and indoor
- Paintball games
- Aruba Racquet Club - Tennis and Aerobics
- Scuba and Snorkeling
- ATV rentals
Carnival and Limbo Shows:
At the Marriott and several other hotels different nights of the week.
The BON BINI festival:
Every Tuesday between the Allegro Hotel and the Hyatt. The Bon Bini Festival is a social/cultural event, "Bon Bini" is Papiamento for "Welcome", and that is exactly how you'll feel. Great local arts and crafts, local homemade snacks, typical music, and colorful folkloric performances give you a peek into Aruba's past.