Destination guide

Charming Oranjestad will entice you

The beaches and wildlife create a pretty picture of Oranjestad. This romantic city attracts visitors thanks to its snorkelling and casino gaming. Natural Bridge - Boca Andicuri and Royal Plaza Mall are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Oranjestad

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in the area? Travellers enjoy fun activities like snorkelling and swimming. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Oranjestad has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Bushiri Karting Speedway (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Links at Divi Aruba (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Butterfly Farm (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Philip's Animal Garden (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Aruba Ostrich Farm (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Notorious Ranch (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)

Seasonal weather in Oranjestad

Travellers enjoy Oranjestad for its snorkelling. If warm-weather activities are high on your list, June, October, August and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Oranjestad

Oranjestad is famous for its island views, breathtaking sunsets and wildlife. Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Oranjestad is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Natural Bridge - Boca Andicuri (5.5 mi / 8.8 km)
  • Arashi Beach (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Baby Beach (12.9 mi / 20.7 km)
  • Wilhelmina Park (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Surfside Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Drulf Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Oranjestad

Fly into Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Oranjestad?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,558 holiday rentals near Oranjestad. From 355 Villas to 616 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Oranjestad is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Oranjestad?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Oranjestad:

  • Oranjestad-West: 497 holiday homes
  • Punto de Oro: 50 holiday homes
  • Rooi Afo: 35 holiday homes
  • Bushiri: 163 holiday homes
  • Rancho: 50 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Oranjestad?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Oranjestad. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • National Archaeological Museum Aruba: 1,506 holiday rentals
  • Aruba Town Hall: 1,501 holiday rentals
  • Numismatic Museum of Aruba: 1,502 holiday rentals
  • Royal Plaza Mall: 1,502 holiday rentals
  • San Francisco Church: 1,502 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Oranjestad listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Oranjestad?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 355 Villas in Oranjestad. Our other popular types of Oranjestad holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 616 holiday houses
  • Houses: 235 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 157 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Studios and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Oranjestad?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,173 holiday homes with pool available in Oranjestad. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.