Best Time to Go to Aruba
What is the best time to go on vacation to Aruba? To what beaches should I go? What places should I visit?
First-time travelers to the One Happy Caribbean island often ask themselves these questions and the answer depends on a few things.
When it comes to Aruba weather, the answer is any time. There is no bad time to travel to Aruba, as the weather is roughly the same all year round with a fairly constant temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius). Rain tends to fall mostly between the month of October and January, though rain showers are famously short. Temperatures on Aruba tend to be a little higher in September as the trade winds lose some of their strength. For other Caribbean islands like Bonaire and Curaçao, this is pretty much the same.
High and Low Season
When it comes to the High and Low season, there are a few things to keep in mind.
- High season in Aruba runs from December until April
- Low season runs from April until December
Aruba can get crowded during high season, as many travelers from the United States escape from the cold days of winter and fly and go on trips to Aruba. The period of January through March tends to be the busiest booking season for cruises to Aruba as well. Hotel and resort prices are higher during high season, and often reservations for accommodations, restaurants, and outdoor activities will have to be made in advance. If you’d like to avoid the crowds, the best time to go to Aruba is during low season. Then, during that time, visits to Aruba are below the average number of tourists going on a trip to the Caribbean. Also, during this period you can find some good travel deals that will lead to a satisfying experience and typical holiday happiness.
Visiting Aruba in December
If you’re into year-end festivities, the best time to go to Aruba is definitely in December. Shortly after Carnival, which begins on the 11th of November of every year, the people on Aruba celebrate Sinterklaas on the 5th of December. Sinterklaas is a traditional Dutch children’s festivity and a time of great rejoicing. Then on the 25th of December Christmas will be celebrated where the little ones again will be treated to presents and candy. Note that Christmas in Aruba lasts for three entire days!