When is the best and cheapest time to visit Oranjestad?
If it's perfect weather you're looking for, then Oranjestad is a great destination at any time of the year. The best and by far the cheapest time to visit Oranjestad is from around April to August. During this time the weather is lovely but this is considered the off-peak season where tour operators, hotels and airlines lower their prices. Also, as school term time falls within a few of these months, you could get an even better deal.
Why visit Oranjestad?
A popular destination amongst families, couples, honeymooners and large groups of friends, the city of Oranjestad has something special to offer every type of traveller. The beautiful climate, stunning harbour and charming city centre are just some of the reasons why so many return here, but we think it's Oranjestad's laid-back island attitude that so many visitors can't resist.
A perfect destination for shopaholics, Oranjestad boasts a fantastic array of luxury boutiques and traditional markets where you can pick up anything from locally made crafts to designer handbags. After a few hours of retail therapy, head to the centre for a pleasant stroll amongst Oranjestad's colourful buildings before moving to one of the restaurants perched on the water’s edge. Here you can sample a selection of fresh seafood cooked the traditional Caribbean way.
If it's culture you're after, then make your way to Fort Zoutman. This fantastic site captures Oranjestad's historical past beautifully, and is also the perfect place to be to catch an authentic Caribbean performance at the weekly Bon Bini Festival. The Museo Arubano is also a surprisingly lovely museum, with collections dedicated entirely to Aruban history.
Finally, no trip to Oranjestad would be complete without a trip to the beach. Both Eagle Beach and Palm Beach are considered among the best on the island. Not only are they both ideal sunbathing spots, but they also offer some fantastic water sports like surfing, snorkelling and scuba diving. In many ways, Oranjestad is the perfect island resort.