If you haven’t been to Aruba for a while, you might not recognize it anymore. Because there’s a lot of new things in Aruba, especially in the downtown area and the main street.
Despite all the new things in Aruba, there’s still more developments being made around the island.
So what are new things in Aruba that are noteworthy since your last visit in Aruba? (or what should you look forward to).
What are the new places you should try for dinner? Or which new bars have live music, dancing and happy hour? Are there beaches that finally have facilities so you can change or use the bathroom?
8 New Things in Aruba You Should Look Forward To
A few years ago beach shacks were hardly to be found on the island, if you wanted a refreshment or a quick lunch, you had to buy it from the closest food truck or shave ice stand. But now all of this is changing, because beach shacks are being constructed on Aruba’s beaches.
Starting from Arashi, a public beach in the north-western part of the island, there’s a new beach shack.
It’s called Arashi Beach Shack.
This beach shack has been open for a while already. They offer refreshments and local snacks. There’s also a changing room, bathrooms and an outdoor shower.
Now you have more reasons to spend the whole day snorkeling and relaxing on Arashi….
Two other beach shacks are being constructed near Eagle beach.
The first beach shack is on the beach strip close to MVC Beach Aruba and the second beach shack is next to Costa Linda Beach Resort.
Both of these beach shacks also offer snacks, drinks, changing rooms, bathrooms and outdoor shower.
They are not done with these two beach shacks yet, but it looks like they will be officially open very soon.
New Bars You Should Check Out
There a few bars that recently opened in Aruba, but two of them are considered to be “new things in Aruba” and are creating a lot of buzz between visitors and locals.
They have been recently opened a few months ago, which is still “new enough” to call hidden gems on the island….
The first bar you should look forward to visit is called legends pub, located right in the back of McDonald’s in the high rise area. It’s a great place to visit for live music, food, drinks and to watch your favorite sporting events on big screen tv’s….
House music is becoming a lifestyle right now for many people around the world and if you enjoy good house music you should visit the new heart music bar.
Located right on the sasaki weg highway (next to Pizza Hut), it’s a walk in bar with an outdoor garden area and decks to dance.
A lot of locals go here, because it’s awesome place to hang out. The inside of the cafe has a mesmerizing design with a backyard and comfortable couches under the blue sky.
Heart music bar is not only known for their house music, but they also have a very interesting 4 hour long happy hour (7.00 – 11.00 pm). Their happy hour are 2 for 1 on drinks and $2.80 for a beer.
If you like house music, you should visit while you’re in Aruba….
New Souvenir Shops in the Downtown Area
One of the new things you should look out for in Aruba is a beautiful little plaza near the cruise port area. It’s a small shopping center that going to display local arts and souvenirs. There’s also a terrace area where you can sit with palm trees providing shade.
This plaza is something I look forward to visiting when constructions are finalized. And if you like to buy local souvenirs or arts you should visit also on your next trip to Aruba.
New Airport Hotel & Business Center
One of the news things in Aruba that made this list is a airport hotel & business center.
The hotel is far from done, but the developments are pretty far already.
This hotel is going to be perfect if you’re traveling and staying in Aruba for a day or two (or a few hours) and you don’t want to stay in the hotel area.
If you have some business or meetings to take care of while doing a layover in Aruba, this is going to be the place to be.
It’s going to be different to stay on other part of the island, but it’s always good to try something new….
New Places To Stay
Aruba has a lot of places to stay, from apartments and villas to big brand name resorts.
One of the developments that have been going on for a while now is a new condominium from the Azure beach residences. This condominium is located close to the Amsterdam beach manor.
It’s far from being finished, but definitely makes the list for new things in Aruba.
So if you’re interested in buying a peace of paradise, you should look into this new condo, before it sell out!
If you’re going to Aruba in the coming months, plan your trip accordingly and add some of these new things in Aruba on your to do list.
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