Aruba offers sunshine, amazing ocean views, and historical sites you can't miss, but some attractions are best experienced after the sun goes down. Though it might be hard to decide between a funky spot where locals flock or a hidden spot with fine spirits, you won't run out of things to do in the evening, particularly if you select a resort with places on-site for guests to drink and mingle.
The hotels included in these tables are top picks for people who love Aruba's relaxing afternoons, but want an exciting nightlife too. Some are better known for on-site entertainment options, while others are great for guests who want to be within walking distance of many venues.
Properties in the following table are recognized as having excellent nightlife and entertainment, or as having superb nearby options when it comes to these amenities. Beginning with our top pick, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, the very best are listed at the top; the rankings were created to consider a number of details, including clubs, live show venues, and other popular amenities on-site and nearby.
Considering that some night owls view live performance lineups as necessity, availability of entertainment at the hotels is shown below. Bear in mind, however, that hotels in Aruba tend to host entertainment more frequently during the tourist season, so be sure to call or email the property to ask about their seasonal schedules if it's important to you.
|Property||Location||Number of Bars||Lounge/Club||Live Entertainment|
|Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino||Palm Beach||5|
|Allegro Occidental Grand Aruba||Palm Beach||5|
|Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino||Palm Beach||3|
|Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club||The vicinity of Palm Beach||2|
|Hotel Riu Palace Aruba||Palm Beach||5|
|Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino||The vicinity of Palm Beach||4|
Click on any of the top picks to view pages dedicated to different aspects of that property. Every one of these accommodations has a different ambiance and its own unique features to be proud of. These informative hotel pages let you know all aspects of the property before you ever arrive.
When the time comes to let loose during your visit, you might appreciate a hotel that's in an area with plenty of options for happy hour and beyond. Though these properties might not have the most hopping nightlife scenes of their own, they are located near some of the most popular nightlife hotspots. So if you might be interested in meeting up at a nearby bar or dancing under the stars, these properties are within a short walk or quick taxi ride of several exciting venues.
Click to learn more about entertainment at the hotels and resorts below, and even more info about what's nearby, like restaurants, beaches, and attractions.
|Property||Location||Accommodation Type||Bars Within Walking Distance||Bars Within Short Driving Distance|
|Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino||Palm Beach||Resort||26||60|
|Ritz-Carlton Aruba||The vicinity of Palm Beach||Resort||9||46|
|Divi Aruba All Inclusive||Manchebo||Resort||15||58|
|La Cabana Beach Resort||Eagle Beach||Hotel||4||65|
|Riu Palace Antillas||The vicinity of Palm Beach||Resort||25||60|
|Marriott's Aruba Surf Club||The vicinity of Palm Beach||Resort||14||50|
Night owls need something to do during the day too, so we suggest you jump to another article, like those covering Aruba, and more. Needless to say, your trip involves so much more than just discos and live music. You'll want to select a property that offers all of the amenities that matter to you, with a good balance between popularity and secludedness.
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