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Best Couples Vacation In Aruba

Aruba has a long-standing relationship with lovers and romance seekers of all ages who’ve been drawn to the One happy island for their couple’s vacation. With its pristine white sands and dreamy beaches, perfect weather conditions, mesmerizing sunsets and wide array of romantic sites and activities for couples, Aruba is the ultimate Caribbean destination for the best couple’s vacation and might even be the perfect backdrop for your micro-wedding or elopement!


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When it comes to vacations for couples in Aruba, Boardwalk Boutique Hotel is one of the best hotels in Aruba to celebrate or rekindle your romance. With an array of private Caribbean casitas to choose from, pristine gardens filled with swaying palm trees and tropical flowers Boardwalk provides the ultimate romantic setting for a perfect couple’s vacation in Aruba. And the best news for those looking for a romantic getaway to Aruba: as of January 2025, Boardwalk Boutique Hotel will be an adults only resort becoming even more of a tranquil oasis than it already is. Just to clarify: our current policy allows guests aged 12 or older.

10 reasons why Boardwalk Hotel Aruba is your best couples vacation accommodation

  1. ultimate privacy, offering semi-stand alone and stand-alone Caribbean casitas with private patio in a secluded setting
  2. intimate nooks everywhere you look created for you to cuddle, cocoon and swoon
  3. private pool and beach seating areas with daybeds and lounge chairs
  4. dreamy, lush gardens that are truly unique in Aruba, creating a most romantic setting
  5. romantic amenities like an outdoor shower, private plunge pool and floating breakfast
  6. romantic getaway deals catering to couples, honeymooners and romance seekers such as our best seller Romantic Vacation Package
  7. romance Treasure Map with the best local scoop for couples on vacation in Aruba
  8. romantic sunset picnic with bubbles and bites on Boardwalk’s beach area on Palm Beach
  9. tapas night in an intimate, romantic setting at The Coco Café, accompanied by live music
  10. romantic experiences such as a private floating meditation for two in our Tranquilo Pool
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Activities for couples on vacation in Aruba 

If you need more convincing why Aruba is your best bet for a romantic vacation, we’ve collected a few of our favorite romantic activities for couples in Aruba, best restaurants in Aruba for couples, offering romantic dining options as well as Aruba island tips for couples and lovers.

A Pristine Plunge at Mangel Halto

This beach is tucked along the southwestern coast in the area of Pos Chikito/ Savaneta. The Mangel Halto (translated: tall mangroves) area comprises of a secluded beach embraced by a dense network of mangrove trees, various beach huts providing plenty of shade for lounging and picnics and a wooden sundeck with ocean access.

A narrow clearing in the mangroves leads into an inviting expanse of shallow, aquamarine water, made remarkably placid by the protective barrier reef further out. This coral reef, easily reached by a short swim from shore, makes for excellent snorkeling and diving. Mangel Halto also marks the starting point of a private SUP paddling tour that can be arranged with a local guide, navigating you along the coastline towards a hidden lagoon surrounded by mangroves. A must try!

San Nicolas Street Art

Sleepy San Nicolas with its pure local vibe and authentic character, transformed over the past year to Art Capitol of the Caribbean due to over forty stunning murals and 3D artworks. Private tours of San Nicolas’ vibrant downtown area and an open-air art works are available by local guide Tito Bolivar of Aruba Mural Tours San Nicolas. Let Tito paint you the story of San Nicolas’ rich history and its transformation into a colorful canvas.

After the tour, have a refreshing drink at either Charlie’s Bar, Aruba’s most famous (and oldest) watering hole, or drive a little further south towards Baby Beach and sip cocktails overlooking the Caribbean from the infinity pool at Rum Reef.

Mangel Halto San Nicolaas Mural

Early Morning Beach Walk

You don’t have to be on your honeymoon in Aruba to appreciate this amazing experience; it’s a great activity for couples of all ages at any given stage of life. Start the day with an early morning beach walk, preferably at sunrise when the ocean colors from a soft purple, to pink, to turquoise over the course of a most magical hour. The best part? At this hour (between 6-7 am) you’ll have the beach all to yourself.

We recommend taking a beach walk on dreamy Eagle Beach. The mere 10-minute drive from Boardwalk is sooooo worth it. Park in the designated area where you see the red Eagle Beach sign on the rock wall, then walk in southern direction towards Aruba’s widest beach area. You’ll be surrounded by pristine, white sands, ahhh... paradise found! ☀️🌴

Private boat tour

Are you celebrating your honeymoon in Aruba and are you looking for a romantic, relaxing, and intimate sailing experience? The Black Pearl offers just that. This smaller wooden sailboat offers the most comfortable seats on the water, where you sit 2 by 2 in lounge seats fitted over a wooden base. The atmosphere is quiet and low-key, no crowds and no loud music. They will set sail to take you on a romantic trip including snorkeling and watching Aruba’s sunset. It’s simply wonderful.

Recommendations for a romantic sunset sail include Montforte (deluxe experience), Tranquilo (an intimate sailing boat that can be booked privately for snorkeling and sunset sailing tours, and even for a private sunset dinner on board) and Red Sail Sports (a more intimate charter offering snorkeling and sunset sails on a catamaran for smaller groups).

Early morning walk Sunset Montforte sunset sail

Hammock Heaven

While you can indulge in hammock heaven in just about any given nook and corner at Boardwalk, from your own swing set at your private patio, to oversized hammocks in public spaces throughout the hotel premises and on our dedicated beach area on Palm Beach, there is nothing like swaying in the overwater hammock over our main pool during our daily Cocktail Hour.

Soothe and snooze to the gentle breeze and relaxing tones of our curated playlists while sipping a refreshing local brew or tropical cocktail. Other poolside favorites are the private lounges with day beds, excellent for some quality time together, and the oversized floats in the water. All made for daydreaming, Club Tropicana style.

Wellness Therapies

There are plenty of activities for couples in Aruba to choose from and a couples’ massage often tops the list of Aruba’s most romantic things to do. You can enjoy a couples’ massage at a Balinese-style Spa on Eagle Beach overlooking Aruba’s widest stretch of pristine white beach, or on the overwater deck of a flamingo-flocked private island. If you wish to stay closer to “home”, Boardwalk conveniently offers Spa services as well to enhance your on-property indulgence.

Choose from our intimate, indoor Spa facility located at the ground level of Boardwalks’ 360 Palapa Lodge, opposite the gym. Or opt for the comfort and privacy of our own casita, either indoors or on your patio. All on-site Spa treatments including couples’ massages, are provided by local partner Aruba Wellness Therapies

Couples’ photoshoot

Boardwalk is often praised for its unique setting amidst some of the lushest gardens on the island, and its colorful architecture resembling a small Caribbean village. Why not take advantage of this photogenic location and use our property as the blooming backdrop for a special couples’ photoshoot in Aruba.

Other locations on island will work miracles for your photos as well, like the pristine white sands of the California Sand Dunes, Aruba’s famous sunset on Palm Beach and the rocks that dot Arashi’s shoreline. All above-mentioned locations are conveniently located within a 5-minute walk to a 5-minute drive from Boardwalk.

Floating breakfast in a private pool

For a most romantic start of the day, Boardwalk serves a floating breakfast exclusively in the private pool of hotel guests staying in the Plunge Pool Casita. This sumptuous floating breakfast includes healthy fresh juices, a tropical fruit platter, pastries, choice of two main courses and coffee or tea and is delivered on a floating tray for in-water consumption. For an extra festive touch Prosecco or mimosas can be added to the package. It doesn’t get more exclusive and romantic than this!

The private pool is conveniently located in the secluded and lush garden of the Plunge Pool Casita, a fully stand-alone casita and comes with an oversized hammock for two, and a daybed for intimate poolside lounging. The entire setting has romance written all over and is an ideal option for the best Aruba honeymoon experience

For guests not staying in our Plunge Pool Casita, another most-romantic breakfast option is available from The Coco Café. It's our signature Breakfast Tower, a beautiful multi-tier display with a selection of perfect bites and breakfast favorite for two, delivered to your private patio. It's such a blissful start of the day.

Sunset drinks at Boardwalk Beach

Tucked between the larger Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Resorts you will find a slice of beach referred to as ‘Boardwalk Beach’, a dedicated area on Palm Beach with palapas and lounge chairs reserved exclusively for our hotel guests. It’s a tranquil gem with unobstructed views overlooking the turquoise waters in front of Fisherman’s Huts and a perfect location to watch the sunset. Bring some chilled drinks (do as the locals and sip straight from a beer bottle) and take in the wonderful colors of sundown.

Picnic on the Beach

As the day is coming to an end and the sun starts setting, Aruba serves up the most romantic decor for a private picnic for two. Beaches get quieter, temperatures cooler and the ambiance mystical with red-colored skies, sailing boats passing and a twinkling skyline appearing on the coastline.

Enjoy a romantic sunset picnic with your partner on Boardwalk Beach at Palm Beach and toast to love. Our picnic is catered by The Coco Café and includes a variety of delicious bites a bottle of chilled prosecco, and a charcuterie platter for two. Our Picnic on the Beach offer also includes shuttle service to and from the beach (5:30 pm - 7 pm) and a romantic picnic setup on the beach.

Sunset drinks

Palm Beach’s Hidden Gems

Tucked away in a hidden nook alongside the popular Palm Beach Strip, Bohemian Restaurant with its secret-garden charm is a romantic setting for outdoor dining. This eclectic beauty offers a cozy bar area, an international dinner menu and ample seating under twinkling lights and Aruba’s local grape trees, and live entertainment on most nights. For an extra romantic ambiance and intimate celebrations this restaurant offers private dining inside a semi-enclosed ratan hut. Party on after dinner, as the restaurant is located in the heart of Palm Beach’s bustling nightlife.

Want to stay closer to home? Tucked away amidst Boardwalk's lush gardens The Coco Café might be Aruba's best kept secret and most intimate restaurant for a romantic night out. While the on-site restaurant is located only a few steps away from your private casita, once you enter The Coco Café you literally are transported into a different world. The petite setting, cosy ambiance and lush environs, combined with friendly staff and mellow playlists in the background make for a most romantic night out. The extensive menu and cocktail list serve everything under the sun, from international favorites to dishes rich in Caribbean flair, freshly prepared with locally sourced products.

Romantic nights in Oranjestad

Wilhelmina Restaurant is an elegant restaurant set in a secluded "speakeasy city garden", making it the perfect spot for an intimate dinner. Named after former Dutch queen Wilhelmina who carried the crown from 1890 – 1948, the restaurant is located downtown in the colorful and monumental Wilhelminastraat. High-quality ingredients from around the world are served by a dedicated team and paired by beautiful wines. Limited seating is available, so make sure to get your reservations on time.

Lima Bistro offers top-notch Peruvian cuisine in bite-size portions and is a must-try when in Aruba. Overlooking the marina of Paardenbaai, the cruise dock and the monuments housing Aruba’s government and parliament in downtown Oranjestad, the waterfront setting is dreamy and the interior very cozy and tasteful. Try the octopus appetizer, tuna tartare and scallops. Peruvian classics on the menu include fresh ceviche, lomo saltado and a Pisco Sour on the cocktail list. All so good, go and try for yourself. Reservations required.

Last but not least: Yemanja, our personal all-time favorite restaurant in Aruba. This cozy, medium-sized restaurant in the heart of downtown Oranjestad features both indoor and outdoor dining and is specialized in wood-fire grilled meat and seafood dishes, while at the same time offering many delicious vegetarian and vegan options. An extensive wine list and great service complete this dining experience. Reservations required.

Boardwalk’s Ultimate Romantic Vacation Package

To fully indulge at our adults only resort, Boardwalk Boutique Hotel offers the ultimate romantic vacation package. Couples on vacation that are looking for romantic things to do in Aruba, are celebrating their honeymoon in Aruba or have a special event or anniversary to celebrate came to the best adult only hotel in Aruba for couples!

Our private casitas are very well suited for a most romantic stay in Aruba, varying from a Palapa Lodge with 360-island views from a bathtub to a Private Plunge Pool casita with private pool in a secluded garden and a Coco Casita Deluxe featuring an outdoor shower for bathing under the stars and a hand-painted mural to wake up to. You can enhance your stay, or even better: totally surprise and wow your loved one, by booking the ultimate Romantic Vacation Package. It’s a Boardwalk Hotel classic we’ve been offering our guests as an add-on for over a decade, success guaranteed. This package includes a romantic breakfast tower for two served on your private patio on the morning of your choice, an ocean front dinner at Barefoot Restaurant or a 45-minute couple’s massage by our onsite wellness partner Aruba Wellness Therapies. For additional convenience you’ll be granted a late check out at 1:00 pm.

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Boardwalk News!

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba will be an Adults-Only property by the 1st of January 2025.

For those traveling with children ages 12-17, reservations with departure by December 31, 2024 will be accepted. Please contact [email protected] for more information.