Aruba is renowned for all-inclusive vacations. Yet, there’s an exhilarating alternative side to this Dutch Caribbean island. I wanted to put Aruba to the test and see what excursions in Aruba I could get up to. I was delighted to find that for Aruba adventure lovers, you will not be disappointed!

Where is Aruba? Not far from Venezuela actually! It’s incredibly safe there and perfect for solo female travellers looking for a challenging activity break. It is more expensive in this part of the world, but well worth it. There are so many things to do in Aruba  if you want to take on an adventurous challenge. Within 5 days, I went biking through the desert, windsurfing, kayaking and swam in natural pools. I screamed my head off, off-roading (it’s freaking scary) and was mesmerised whilst cave exploring and snorkelling through shipwrecks.

Aruba island has stunning beaches and the Aruba restaurants are top notch too (seafood seafood nom nom nom). Make sure to check out my Aruba adventure article for a 5 day itinerary on what to get up to with a ton of restaurant suggestions.

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Watch my Aruba video below or check out all my activites in Aruba on YouTube.