When to visit Aruba
If you’re planning a trip to Aruba, it’s important to know that Aruba’s high season is December through mid-April. While most resorts and hotel properties tend to raise the cost of the accommodations, you’re also guaranteed the most entertainment at resorts and the most people with whom to enjoy it. If you’re arriving by cruise during high season, it is a great, but expensive time to visit. Aruba Resorts & Hotels tend to quickly get sold out during this tie, and so you should make reservations at least two or three months in advance for the very best places (and to get the best airfares). During the rest of the year hotel prices can drop as much as 20% to 40%. Get the best deals on hotels in Aruba.
Weather & Climate in Aruba
Aruba doesn’t really have a rainy season and since it’s located outside of the typical hurricane belt, the island rarely sees a hurricane. This is perhaps one of the best reasons why the island is more popular than most during the off-season from mid-May through mid-November, when the risk of Atlantic hurricanes is at its highest. Temperatures are constant throughout the year on Aruba, with cool trade winds. Expect daytime temperatures in the 80s Fahrenheit and nighttime temperatures in the high 70s year-round.
Popular Events & Festivals in Aruba
Some popular and very entertaining events and festivals in Aruba include:
January–March: Aruba Carnival. Weeks of parties and cultural events precede this two-day street party in late February or early March.
May: Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival. This concert features international artists and takes place over two days on Memorial Day weekend at a different resort every year.
July: Aruba Hi-Winds. This wind- and kite-surf event takes place over six days, usually in late June or early July. It brings windsurfers of all skill levels from more than 30 different countries around the world to compete off the beaches at Fisherman’s Huts at Hadikurari and is considered by some to be the best in the Caribbean.
August: Aruba Regatta. Three days of racing and parties, this is one of Aruba’s annual highlights.
November: Aruba in Style. Runway shows, designers, stylists, and cocktail parties make for three days of Aruban glam.
Year-round: Bon Bini Festival. Every Tuesday evening Fort Zoutman comes alive with music and local folk dancing.