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Unlock Aruba's Secrets: Budget Your Dream Island Escape

Wave goodbye to budget blues—Aruba's sun-kissed shores await! Crack the code on Caribbean spending with our nifty calculator and sail smoothly into a vacation that's worth every penny.

Tobi Miles
December 13, 2019

How much does it cost to Travel Aruba!?

Aruba is paradise island which lies 30 kilometres of the coast of Venezuela. It is part of the Kingdom of Netherlands similar to Curacao .

Popular Destinations:

1. Oranjestad

Oranjestad is the capital of the of Aruba. Here you will find a pleathora of Dutch Colonial Buildings, Historical Museums and Beaches such as Surf side beach & Eagle Beach.

Eagle beach is actually nesting ground for many cute turtles! Close by you will find the Old Dutch Windmill which is now a restaurant which serves some mouth watering pancakes.

At harbor Reef you will find many Diving sites where divers can even see Tug boat wrecks!

Oranjestad Aruba. Source: Getty

2. Palm Beach

Palm Beach is a resort area just of the northern coast of Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island. Here you will find calm waters and a strip lined with bars & restaurants.

palm Beach aruba

3. Arikok National Park

This is a Protected, geologically diverse national park which is great for hiking to ancient caves & beaches.

Is Aruba expensive to travel?

Aruba is very expensive. As a popular destination with many luxury travellers & honeymooners, hotel prices, food and alcohol are a premium.

Budget travellers should budget $115 per day while mid range travellers should budget $260/day.

Aruba is a popular destination with honeymooners

Aruba: Travel Budget Calculator

To help you budget your next adventure to Aruba

Dive into our interactive Travel Budget Calculator below

User Guide: Simply select your “Travel Style”,  ” Number of Persons” and Number of Days Traveling.

Top Tip: “Group” travel budget gives the total budget for 4 people! To find out how much that is each simply divide by 4.

Family Budgets:

Families would be best using the Group selector, or those with small children should select “Couple” if the children are young enough to share a room.

We have compiled the data in the table above from our vast travel experience & other reliable sources.

When is the Best time to visit Aruba?

The best time to visit Aruba is between April & August. At this time of year you will find low costs, great weather with very little chance of tropical storms as Aruba is well outside the Hurricane belt. January to March features very nice weather, but the room prices are higher.

What is the Currency in Aruba?

Aruba's currency is the florin, but the US dollar is also widely accepted. Banks will exchange other foreign currency such as Euros.

1 USD = 1.80 Aruba Florin

Aruba Travel Costs (Budget):

i. Budget Backpacker Travel Costs:

ii. Mid Range Travel Costs:

iii. Luxury Vacation Travel Costs:

Is Aruba safe for tourists?

Yes! Aruba is one of the safest islands in the Caribbean. Of course pickpocketing is common in any tourist area so use our 4 tips below to stay safe.

Top 4 Tips:

  1. Don’t carry large amounts of cash
  2. Don’t wear eye-catching jewellery
  3. Take care when withdrawing money from ATMs.
  4. Purchase a hidden money belt, I take mine everywhere. See: Travel Accessories

Where to Stay in Aruba?

For a complete list of our recommend SAFE hotels in Aruba, follow the link HERE

diving-aruba tropical fishes

Insider Tip:

  • Invest in a quality Travel Camera!

Capturing the Memories of your adventure is essential!

You will be able to show your friends, family and even grand kids all the wonderful photos captured.

For more info see, our recommend Travel Photography Gear

Make sure you are equip with some great Photography Gear!

Important! Are you insured?

Be aware that you will need separate travel insurance if you are traveling to Aruba!

If you get ill or have an accident it will be a very costly experience!

All travellers to Aruba should have a robust travel insurance to avoid paying out thousands of dollars.

I always recommend World Nomads, I’ve used these for years,

they are the best and most reliable insurance, they also provides an unlimited medical budget!

Getting hit with a large hospital bill after getting sick or injured, could really add to your worries! Get some Travel Insurance


For more info see: Why you NEED Travel Insurance?

Other Travel Essentials  (Things You can’t travel without!)

A high quality Tent & backpack can also be great investments to help you cut costs and have more of an adventure while traveling!

To learn about our secret Hotel Hacks check out: How to find the Best Hotel Deals??

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Article updated:
January 5, 2024

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