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5 Things Kids Will Love About Aruba

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When planning a vacation to Aruba, it can be challenging to narrow down the best kid-friendly activities for your family to enjoy. To help you navigate your family-friendly options, we’ve put together a quick guide featuring five things kids will love about Aruba.

Take a Day Trip to Baby Beach

Crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and warm sunshine upon your skin — that’s all you can ask for in a family vacation. Get all that and more by taking your family to Baby Beach! This family-friendly beach features shallow waters, making it the perfect playground for your children to run about in the ocean. If your child needs an afternoon snack, enjoy the plentiful array of refreshments (with an assortment of kid-friendly options, including hotdogs, hamburgers, and more). Baby Beach is an absolute must for your trip!

Go Underwater in a Submarine

There’s no better way for your child to immerse themselves in the beautiful, blue waters of Aruba than by enjoying an underwater experience in a submarine! Hop aboard a submarine and plunge under the sea to take in the remarkable ocean life, sea creatures, and shipwrecks! If you’re lucky, you might even see a sea turtle or two. What an ideal excursion for children who love nature but aren’t into the idea of snorkeling or scuba diving!

Explore an Ostrich Farm

It can be hard to keep a child’s attention — but you won’t have that problem if you take your family on an interactive tour of an ostrich farm! If you have a nature-loving kid looking for a fun-filled adventure, look no further than a guided tour learning about the ostriches of Aruba. Following your guided tour, your family will be able to interact with an ostrich, as well as other creatures such as peacocks, lizards, and emus.

Relax at Mangel Halto

When you envisioned your family vacation, what image came to mind? Was it your children running around on sandy shores, playing in shallow waters, and shore-diving? Mangel Halto is the perfect family-friendly beach for you to spend your days. Known as one of the best snorkeling spots in Aruba, there’s a never-ending variety of sea creatures swimming about the reef. Set up beneath one of the many public huts and enjoy the view while taking a break in the shade.

Hike at Arikok National Park

If your family is a bit more adventurous, head on over to Arikok National Park for a day of exploring with a ranger who can teach you about the park’s history. Because the national park covers almost 20% of Aruba, there’s no shortage of breathtaking views! Whether your children are interested in learning more about the local wildlife or trekking the rugged terrain, Arikok National Park will be a day to remember. One of the best parts is that children receive free admission — making this a no-brainer for your itinerary!

From admiring the island’s wildlife to spending the day playing in the ocean, there’s plenty of options that your children will enjoy. When planning your family vacation to Aruba, use this list to plan the perfect getaway!

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