Many people think that an Aruba vacation involves shelling out cash to stay at an expensive resort. However, there is a growing industry for Airbnbs on One Happy Island! In this article, I’ll go over what I consider the 15 best Airbnbs in Aruba. These accommodations are ideal locations for you to enjoy the most popular areas and beaches on the island.
Especially if it’s your first time in Aruba, most tourists prefer to stay in a central area, like Eagle Beach or Palm Beach, instead of more isolated areas, like San Nicolas. Furthermore, I’ve made sure only to include Airbnbs with Superhosts. Therefore, we know that these recommended properties and their owners have an established and successful history of hosting guests.
One of the most common and affordable options is to stay in a studio apartment if you’re traveling as a couple. Since you’ll be spending the majority of your time at the beach and going out to eat, a studio makes a lot of sense. Nonetheless, if you’re traveling in a larger group and want to all stay together, I’ve also included vacation rentals for private villas on the island. Without further ado, here are the 15 best Airbnbs in Aruba.
Before you leave for your trip, I encourage you to read Aruba Travel Tips: 10 Things to Know Before Traveling to Aruba!
Oceanfront Private Entry Room with Balcony
This hotel-style room is within a new oceanfront condo resort that sits between Eagle Beach and Palm Beach. Situated on the fifth floor of an eight-story building, this Airbnb also offers an amazing view of the Caribbean Sea. You’ll want to book this room if you’re looking to stay away from the Aruba hotel crowds while also staying near some of the best beaches and restaurants on the island. Many guests mention that the king-sized bed is particularly comfortable and that they enjoyed the property’s infinity pools and hot tubs.
Top Floor Condo with Ocean View
Especially if it’s your first time in Aruba, you’ll want to stay close to the best beach on the island. Luckily, this top-floor condo, located within Oasis Luxury Condominiums in Oranjestad, is less than a two-minute walking distance from Eagle Beach. Plus, there is a huge supermarket called Super Food about a 15-minute walk (or three-minute drive) from this Airbnb. Some of this condo’s many perks include a full kitchen, a balcony with an ocean view, and access to the building’s pool and jacuzzi.
Lovely sea view condo near Eagle Beach
This brand new studio apartment is located within the Oasis condominium–directly across from Eagle Beach. Additionally, the hosts provide beach towels, chairs, a cooler, and snorkeling equipment, so you’ll have everything you need to soak up the sun! The apartment is also near some of the most famous restaurants in this area of the island, including Chalet Suisse, Screaming Eagle, and La Rambla.
Plus, it has important amenities, such as air conditioning, a washer and dryer, and a fully stocked kitchen. Public buses also pass by in front of the beach if you’re hoping to use public transportation instead of renting a car.
Penthouse Suite Modern Hotel-Honeymooner Paradise
If you’re visiting Aruba on a romantic vacation, why not stay in a penthouse? You can find this suite within Modern Hotel Aruba–a small and charming boutique hotel steps away from Palm Beach. When booking the penthouse suite, you have an entire hotel floor to yourself, including a large terrace that overlooks the pool.
With this Airbnb, you can have the comforts of staying in a hotel while avoiding the high-rise properties’ hustle and bustle. This accommodation also includes a small kitchen, a luxurious bathroom, and beach chairs and towels.
Moroccan Retreat- Walk to Beach & High Rise Hotels
This unique room, decorated in a Moroccan style, is situated within the boutique Modern Hotel Aruba. Its biggest selling point among guest reviews–besides the excellent location–is the huge spa-style bathroom. This Airbnb also has a comfortable king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, refrigerator, and coffeemaker.
Although the room itself does not have a kitchen, there is an outdoor cooking facility and grill on the property. Additionally, Modern Hotel offers various relaxation areas for guests to use, including a tropical garden, sunbeds, and cabanas.
Zentasy Private 4 Bedroom Villa
This four-bedroom private villa in Noord holds up to eight guests, so it’s ideal for visitors looking to travel to Aruba in a group. It includes a garden with a pool, buddha fountain, lounge pads, a shaded terrace with a lounge set, and an outdoor kitchen/bar with BBQ. Furthermore, the roof terrace has an almost 180- degree ocean view! The spacious bedrooms all feature air conditioning, a TV, and ensuite bathrooms. As far as location, the villa is an easy five-minute drive away from both Arashi and Palm Beach.
Aruba Lagunita Deluxe Apartment
Aruba Lagunita is a deluxe villa that is divided into five separate apartments. Each apartment holds a maximum of three guests and has a private kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. Moreover, there are four common areas that all guests share, including the garden, pool, grill, and parking lot.
Aruba Lagunita is secluded enough to be relaxing while also being a quick drive away from major attractions like Palm Beach, Eagle Beach, and Boca Catalina. If the linked apartment isn’t available for your dates, check out apartment number 2, 3, 4, or 5!
New renovated big studio in Palm Beach
This brand new studio in Palm Beach is just 0.2 miles (200 meters) from Paseo Herencia and Palm Beach Plaza Mall. It’s located within a villa and has all of the basic amenities you’ll need for a delightful stay on the island, like free wifi, air conditioning, a TV, a microwave, and a small oven. There’s also a shared outdoor kitchen area and pool on the property. If you’d like to visit Aruba without renting a car, this Airbnb is in an ideal location to not need one!
Palm Beach A new & clean studio
This studio apartment is situated within the same villa as the previous listing. Therefore, it’s walking distance from Palm Beach as well as some of the island’s best-known restaurants, pizzerias, cafes, high-rise hotels, casinos, and water sports. Parking is included in your stay, although you don’t have to rent a car due to this apartment’s central location!
This Airbnb also includes air conditioning, free wifi, beach chairs and towels, and a super comfy king-sized bed. If this specific apartment isn’t available during your trip dates, check out Palm Beach B or Palm Beach C apartment.
Lovely Suite! 5 minutes walk to Palm Beach
This adorable suite is located in the Bakval residential area within a boutique hotel–just eight minutes from Palm Beach and ten minutes to the popular high-rise hotels on foot. Additionally, it comes with a king-sized bed, air conditioning, a kitchenette, a bathroom with hot water, a TV, and free wifi. This place offers a shared area with an outdoor kitchen, BBQ, a pool, jacuzzi, and lounge chairs to make you even more at home. Pool towels, beach chairs, and coolers are also made available for guests.
Tu Casita (Flavia King)
Tu Casita is within walking distance of Palm Beach, just two minutes from the bus stop, and is close to the major Aruba hotels, like the Marriott and the Ritz. The bungalow includes a king-sized bed, a fully-equipped kitchen, reliable wifi, and air conditioning. In the shared area, you can find a pool, outdoor kitchen, and bar. There is also a convenience store down the street if you need to purchase anything during your stay.
Private Villa with Pool
This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home can accommodate up to six guests. It comes with a plunge pool, a fully-equipped kitchen, a TV with Netflix, a BBQ, beach gear, air conditioning, and free parking. Additionally, it also has a living room, dining room, laundry room, and patio!
This villa is a perfect option for families or groups of friends seeking privacy and quiet during their time in Aruba. Due to its location, renting a car is highly recommended to make the most of your Aruba vacation. This way, you can quickly reach all of the most popular attractions, like Eagle Beach and Arikok National Park.
Aruba Studio Apartment In Noord
This adorable studio apartment in Noord can accommodate up to four guests. Furthermore, it includes a fully-equipped kitchen, air conditioning, TV, free wifi, and a private pool for your use. Many guests enjoy that this studio’s location is only five minutes away from the high-rise hotel area!
Once you’re done with the busy tourist spots on the island, you can come home to a peaceful saltwater pool just steps from your door. One of the major highlights of this Airbnb is the privacy it offers–there is only one studio on this property so you won’t be sharing any areas with other guests.
Your Tropical Apartment in Aruba
This ideally located bungalow offers the best of both worlds in Aruba: it’s five minutes away from the most popular restaurants and beaches while offering a more “local” experience. The entire apartment is brand new and includes access to wifi, a BBQ, beach towels, beach chairs, and snorkeling gear. You’ll most likely want to rent a car during your visit so that you can quickly drive to Eagle Beach or Palm Beach..”
Piece of Paradise near the Beach
If you’re looking for an extremely affordable Aruba Airbnb per night, that’s also near Eagle Beach and the best supermarket on the island, this is it! The complex includes five brand new studio apartments, which each come equipped with air conditioning, a private bathroom, a kitchenette, and either a queen bed or two full-size beds. I stayed at this Airbnb on my most recent trip to Aruba and thought it was absolutely perfect!
Although there were other guests at the complex, we rarely saw or heard them. So, it felt like having the place to ourselves! If this particular studio isn’t available, check out Apartment #1, #2, #3, or #5.