People take an Aruba vacation for two reasons – to relax in the Caribbean sun and to have fun. There’s plenty of both on Aruba, so no one goes home disappointed! Often, Aruba vacation photos are spectacular photos of brilliant turquoise blue water contrasted against white sands and towering palms. News about the nightlife in Aruba spreads more by word of mouth. Most people are having too much fun in the bars, nightclubs and casinos to think about taking pictures!

Not that they’re not enjoying themselves during the day! Aruba is just such a picturesque island that you can’t help but take Aruba travel photos. Everywhere you turn, there’s something to take a picture of. There are countless photographs of Aruba’s famous beaches and almost as many underwater shots of tropical fish swimming amongst the coral reefs. Since Aruba’s waters are so crystal clear, your underwater Aruba vacation photos will look like they’ve been taken by a pro!

Off the beach, the famous windswept divi divi trees are featured in almost anybody’s Aruba vacation photos. Those who venture by jeep to the interior come back with photographs of the ruins of old gold mills from Aruba’s colorful past, pictures of the mysterious rock drawings in the Guadirikiri Cave on Aruba’s windward coast and the ancient Arawak Indian drawings on the ceiling of the Fontein Cave. If you have a digital camera, make sure it’s got plenty of memory, because you will be taking a lot of Aruba vacation photos!

Back in civilization, Aruba’s capital city, Oranjestad, is a photographer’s delight, with all its beautiful restored Dutch architecture, the bustling local markets and, of course, Fort Zoutman. Fort Zoutman was built in 1798 to protect Aruba against pirates when Horse’s Bay (Paarden Baai) became a commercial harbor. Today, a marvelously restored Fort Zoutman serves an equally important peaceful purpose as the location for Aruba’s Bon Bini (Welcome) Festival every Tuesday evening. It also houses Aruba’s historical museum – a must-see on your Aruba vacation.

After dark, put your cameras away and enjoy the nighlife! Nightclubs and casinos abound on Aruba. While they have their visual charms, its the sounds of music and laughter and the electric feeling in the air that dominate the night in Aruba! Even if you’re not a gambler, you’ll enjoy watching the action at the Craps and roulette tables. If you’re lucky, there may be an international poker tournament going on. High rollers from around the world  flock to these tournaments to pit themselves against other poker champs in high stakes games. If you want to be part of the big time action on Aruba, there are plenty of Aruba hotels and resorts that can put you in the center of  it all.

There are just too many nightclubs on Aruba to single out just one. Take your pick! Don’t wait until after dinner to take in a live act. You can dine on fine international cuisine in a five star environment while enjoying the best live music in the Caribbean at the same time. If you like to dance, you can dance till you drop on Aruba. On the other hand, if you prefer a quieter, more intimate setting, Aruba is renowned as the Caribbean island of romance. That’s why there are so many Aruba honeymoon hotels, after all.

Be ready for anything on your Aruba vacation, because anything goes! Aruba has only one purpose –  to give you a good time while you’re on your Aruba Caribbean vacation. Bon bini! Welcome to Aruba!