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The top five best romantic hotspots in Aruba

Looking for a romantic moment or place to take your loved one in Aruba? Or do you want to surprise your loved one with a truly romantic moment in Aruba? These carefully selected tips for a truly romantic experience on Valentine’s Day are meant to give you an idea of what possibilities the beautful and romantic island of Aruba has to offer, there are off course many more ways to enjoy Aruba at its most romantic. A sunset sail, a private dinner on the beach, a horseback tour on the beach at sunset; the list of possibilities is endless.

1. Sunset drinks at Miralamar

There are plenty of beaches, beach bars, view points and breathtaking coastlines in Aruba to take in the gorgeous sunset, a highly romantic moment during the day and a great start of your evening. Try a hidden gem off the beaten track and take a drive to Aruba’s National Park Arikok. Just past the Park’s main entrance in San Fuego (direction Santa Cruz) drive some 100 meters uphill and you’ll find stairs to Miralamar on your right hand side. Bring a chilled bottle of wine or any other beverage of your choice and have a seat at the bench atop the Miralamar hill, overlooking the ocean and breathtaking hilly countryside. For the ultimate romance, go here around sundown, between 6-7 PM. For guests of Boardwalk Small Hotel: at the Front Desk a complimentary cooler (and folded chairs) can be collected.

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2. Massage for two on the water

Aruba offers some of the most romantic settings for an indulgent couples massage on the beach. The ultimate romance can be found during a relaxing morning or afternoon at the Spa Cove, part of Okeanos Spa, located on the private island of the Renaissance Resort. On a pier surrounded by the clear blue Caribbean ocean you’ll enjoy a massage for two in the privacy of a secluded cabana. After your treatment you can explore and enjoy the private beach of Renaissance island, in a just-like-the-movies setting of snow white beaches and parading flamingoes. Starting at $290 for a 50-minutes massage for two, including free ferry service for access to the private island.

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3. Beach pic nic at night

As busy as Aruba’s beaches can get during the day, the more quiet and almost mystical they become in the late evening. To get into the romantic mood, have a stroll on the paved boardwalk alongside the gardens of Palm Beach high-rise hotels and take in the dramatic effect of tall palm trees making a mark on the beach with their dark silhouettes. Continue your journey (preferably by car) towards Eagle Beach, or any of the smaller bays up north, such as Boca Catalina. Bring your beach towels to create a plaid, some chilled drinks and plenty of snacks and have the romantic beach pick nick of a lifetime. For guests of Boardwalk Hotel: at the Front Desk beach towels and cooler can be obtained.

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4. After dinner drink at the Lighthouse

When in Aruba, do as the Arubans do and drive up to the California Lighthouse. Especially at night this site attracts romantic couples that park their car at this elevated area to enjoy the magnificent skyline of well-lit Palm Beach high-rise area. Bring some chilled drinks and your favorite music and transform your car into a romantic lounge with excellent views of the most northern tip of the island.

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5. Barefoot dining at Sunset

The soft sands of Aruba’s famous beaches make for the most romantic setting to enjoy a sunset dinner under a starlit sky. There are various options to choose from as Aruba offers quite a few beachfront restaurants, both in Eagle Beach and Palm Beach as well as the more remote Savaneta, a small fisherman village on a 30-minute drive from the hotel area. Between downtown Oranjestad and Aruba’s airport you’ll find the ocean front Barefoot Restaurant, offering an excellent menu and wine selection. Make reservations in advance and try to get a table on the water’s edge.

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While these selected tips for a truly romantic experience on Valentine’s Day are just meant to give you an idea of what possibilities the island has to offer, there are off course many more ways to enjoy Aruba at its most romantic. A sunset sail, a private dinner on the beach, a horseback tour on the beach at sunset; the list of possibilities is endless. The owners of Boardwalk Small Hotel, Kimberly and Stephanie are always around to provide additional tips and insights, or can assist in taking your loved one by surprise.

Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba whishes you a romantic Valentine’s Day and a lot of pre-fun in exploring the options on-island. Make sure to also explore the Boardwalk Romance Package offering champagne breakfast for two, a sunset sail or beachfront dinner and a double hammock on your private patio, ideal for couples on a romantic holiday!