Planning a Caribbean island adventure and looking for the best Airbnb Aruba has on offer? Here is the best Aruba Airbnb guide with a selection of the island’s top vacation rentals!
Warm turquoise sea, cool gentle winds, and white-sand beaches are just three of the reasons why you need to visit Aruba. Filled with friendly locals, incredible sights, and culinary delights, this Caribbean island is a go-to destination for avid beach fans.
You’ll get the best of the beach and outdoors with constant sunshine and countless natural wonders to explore. Take in the bold art murals in the old capital of San Nicolas or do some kitesurfing at Malmok Beach. You’ll be amazed at how many epic activities you can experience on one trip to this island!
Make sure you have the best vacation by securing some of the top accommodations on the island. And, while you’re down that part of the world, check out some of the Caribbean’s music festivals and Best Caribbean Liveaboard Diving Trips for more inspiration!
Airbnb Aruba Breakdown
Before we take a deep dive into the reviews, take a look at these beautiful Airbnbs in Aruba. These are my favorite options for certain categories.
Overall Best Vacation Rental in Aruba – Your own PRIVATE POOL & YARD in Luxury Gold Coast villa
Best Romantic Aruba Rental – Modern and clean – spectacular view – private pool
Best Vacation Rental in Aruba, Palm Beach – 5-Star Private Villa With Pool – Walk to Beach – Fabulous walkable location
Best Bed and Breakfast in Aruba – Casita Azule | Airbnb Aruba
Best Aruba Villa Rental – Zentasy Private 4-Br. Villa & Pool Close to Beach!
Aruba Island is filled with unforgettable experiences. This is why I’ve included a few videos in the post to give you a good idea of what you can expect on your island vacation.
Best Areas to Stay for Airbnbs in Aruba
Before we get into the top Aruba Airbnbs, you’ll want to get a grasp of the most popular areas in the city. Here’s a breakdown of the best neighborhoods…
- Palm Beach: Sprinkled with palm trees, casinos and beach bars, and thriving with nightlife, this area is perfect for those who like being knee-deep in the action.
- Oranjestad: This area is the capital city and home to attractions like Fort Zoutman. This makes it the ideal place to stay for vacationers interested in culture and history.
- Noord: This region encompasses some of the best beaches on the island and offers a ton of fun activities. Make sure you visit the island’s landmark California Lighthouse while here.
- Savaneta: Rustic charm and a laid back atmosphere make this village by the sea a wonderful spot to stay for visitors wanting an authentic, local experience.
Top 17 Aruba Airbnb Villas & Beach Getaways
There are so many reasons why Aruba made my top 5 Caribbean Bucket List. Whether you’re aiming for a cultural adventure at Oranjestad or to hit the casinos at Palm Beach, there’s an Airbnb perfect for your goal. Take a look at these stunning Airbnb & VRBO vacation rentals in Aruba.
1) Your own PRIVATE POOL & YARD in luxury Gold Coast villa
Location: Gold Coast
Price: $150+ USD per night
With a perfect five-star score from over 60 guests who cannot wait to return, this exceptional value for money Aruba vacation rental promises all the comforts and perks of a resort for a fraction of the price.
The spacious home features two bedrooms and is located within a secure community on the Gold Coast. The fantastic villa also features a large yard with a swimming pool, lounge chairs, gazebo dining area, bar fridge and so much more. The beach is just a couple of minutes away and the Palm Beach entertainment and dining district 5 minutes in the car.
2) Modern and clean -spectacular view -private pool
Price: $200+ USD per night
Offering privacy and security for a romantic retreat to Aruba, this fantastic two bedroom free standing villa is modern, clean, well-situated and relaxing. The home features spacious interiors, but the outdoor area is where its at.
Enjoy the Aruba sunshine from the outdoor patio and lounge area that overlooks a sparkling clean swimming pool. From here, you will enjoy view of Palm Beach in the distance, which is just a short trip away. The beach is also just a few minutes drive.
3) 5 Star Private Villa with Pool
Location: Palm Beach
Price: $300+ USD per night
Palm Beach is the place to stay in Aruba, and this four bedroom home is one of the highest rated in the beachside locale. The sprawling villa spans over 3000 square feet, and has space to sleep up to 12 lucky guests.
The villa is a slice of paradise in beautiful Aruba, with both a main and guest house. There’s a designer pool, garden, patio and every stay comes with a free concierge service. The beaches, restaurants, shops and casinos of Palm Beach are within walking distance, and the concierge can sort you out with all kinds of day trips, spa treatments and activities.
4) Private Luxury Villa & Pool walk to Palm Beach!
Location: Palm Beach
Price: $237+ USD per night
If you’re looking to splash out and have a tribe adventure, head for this villa in Aruba. With five bedrooms, a large pool, and a terrace as well as a BBQ set, this villa was made for group festivities.
If you and your travel crew want everything taken care of during your trip, you can also organize a private chef service, extra cleaning, and grocery pickups. You won’t need to lift a finger and can relax to the max in this villa mansion.
5) Charming Private Villa with Swimming Pool
Price: $147+ USD per night
Cozy and private, this charming 2-bedroom Aruba vacation home rental has a plunge pool and is perfect for couples, families, or even small groups. The funky and spacious dining room and living area make fantastic spaces for relaxing, bonding, and eating with your mates.
Even better is that it’s just a 5-minute walk away from some of Aruba’s most beautiful beaches, decadent restaurants, and exhilarating activities. But, as it’s positioned in a residential neighborhood, you get the benefits of location without all the noise.
6) Aruba Airbnb Lagunita with Garden View
Location: Palm Beach
Price: $47+ USD per night
This Airbnb in Aruba, Palm Beach, is near to the best beaches and nightclubs. By day, you can spend your time enjoying water sports like paddling and windsurfing. By night, you can enjoy Pina Coladas and dance the night away!
The Airbnb is a private apartment located on the side of the villa property. You’ll enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen with all the necessities and a private triple room. Plus, you can take a dip in the shared pool any time you like.
7) Casita Azule
Price: $49+ USD per night
Casita Azule is perfect for the solo traveler or couple who wants to spend most of their time exploring Aruba. The Airbnb takes the form of an azure-themed, quaint miniature cabin with an open terrace.
A simple queen bed, patio set, and gently-swaying hammock make up your furniture – perfect for a holiday with minimal clutter! Who needs a kitchen when your morning meal is taken care of by this Aruba Bed and Breakfast.
8) Zentasy Private 4-Bedroom Villa Close to Beach
Price: $272+ USD per night
Our top Aruba villa rental goes to Zentasy, which is a combo of zen vibes and the ultimate island fantasy. A 2550 sq. ft. contemporary villa with Buddha fountains, submerged sunbeds, and a shaded terrace. There’s even a great outside kitchen bar for BBQs, fun, and food outside with your friends.
This 4-bedroom villa offers the whole package and even includes free concierge service for guests, granting easy access to restaurant recommendations and activities.
9) Private Residence 1 Bedroom Townhouse | Palm Beach
Price: $53+ USD per night
Three minutes away from the world-famous Palm Beach, this great townhouse is right next to the action while also offering some luxurious comforts. Have a delicious stretch on the king-sized bed and check out the flat-screen TV.
The hosts have thought of everything. They’ve provided sand-ready deckchairs and a wheeled cooler box so you can easily transport your drinks and ice to the beach!
10) “Villa Island Time” Private Pool & Walk to Beach!
Price: $221+ USD per night
The whole idea of an Aruba vacation is to switch into Island Time. No need to rush. Lounge around this gorgeous villa and slowly get ready for a fun-filled day in Aruba.
Start the day on the large pool deck, sipping a Bloody Mary to fix yesterday’s overindulgence while planning your next adventures. The villa has aircon in all the rooms and WiFi so you can easily figure out your itinerary and travel routes with Google’s help.
11) Aruba Escape Cottage
Price: $90+ USD per night
Couples love this intimate compact cottage with its romantic patio set and cozy lounge. A dining table and a small but equipped kitchen mean that you’ll enjoy a few nights in with your partner talking about life and happy memories.
Upstairs you’ll find a bright bedroom with ocean vibes and a ceiling fan. After a day of beach hopping, you can kick off your shoes, rub each other’s tired feet, and enjoy a bit of TV.
12) Lovely Sea View, Eagle Beach, Wifi
Price: $87+ USD per night
This gorgeous Aruba Airbnb takes the top spot with its beach-inspired decor and great entertainment/ work-oriented setup. An HD 42” screen with an Apple TV makes streaming an absolute pleasure, especially from the comfy double bed. There’s even a little desk where you can catch up on work.
What makes this the top vacation rental Aruba has to offer is the spectacular Caribbean Ocean view. Sip a cool glass of white on the balcony while admiring the incredible sunset. In the mornings, you can take a barefoot stroll on renowned Eagle Beach.
13) Movida Inn Aruba – Apartment with Pool View
Price: $77+ USD per night
Located in Noord, this neat apartment is close to MooMba Beach Bar and Paseo Herencia Mall. This means you’re a stone’s throw from live music, a seaside restaurant, and all your retail desires.
The apartment is decorated in a Caribbean style with a large saltwater pool for you to cool off. The kitchen opens up through stacking doors to the patio, creating a beautiful breeze and open atmosphere.
14) Best Location Walk 5 Minutes to Beach
Price: $64+ USD per night
You have a choice of attractions to visit from this homey studio apartment. Fisherman Huts beach is 400 meters away and Boca Catalina, the snorkeling paradise, is 1.5km away. With crystal, turquoise waters so close by, you won’t have to plan a huge outing to enjoy days on the beach.
The Airbnb includes a kitchenette, bathroom and bedroom for your use. There’s also a fabulous outside entertainment area with lounge furniture, a BBQ, and a swimming pool. Mingle with other socials before you head inside for you-time.
15) Cunucu Terrace
Price: $80+ USD per night
This palm tree-fringed apartment is located in Savaneta, a quiet village in the center of authentic Aruba. From here, you can visit some real local spots, like Baby Beach. And, sample flavorful fresh food like Tuna Tataki at the Flying Fish Bone restaurant.
After a day exploring the bustling touristy areas, you’ll love retreating to this comfortable accommodation where you can cook up a meal from ingredients you pick up at the nearby supermarket. There’s also cable TV and WiFi if you need some evening screen time.
Best Tours from Aruba
From horse riding, kitesurfing and snorkeling to cruises and nightlife, you’ll never run out of things to do in Aruba. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, take a look at these excellent tours.
2-Hour Horseback Riding Tour in Aruba
“Enjoy a 2-hour horseback riding tour in Aruba, starting from Rancho Notorious. Ride on well-cared-for horses guided by certified tour guides. Admire the spectacular scenery as we ride towards the coast, where you can enjoy galloping on dunes white sand.”
Price: $90+ USD
Aruba: Natural Pool and Arikok National Park by UTV
“Get behind the wheel of a 4WD UTV and discover the wild side of Aruba. Drive through the Arikok National Park and get stunning views of the ocean. Marvel at the Natural Pool and end with amazing views from the Alto Vista Chapel.”
Price: $218+ USD
Noord: Afternoon Sailing Trip with Snorkeling and Open Bar
“Spend the afternoon exploring the coastline of Noord on this delightful afternoon sailing trip. Visit two idyllic snorkel locations, admire colorful sea life, learn about local marine history, and treat yourself to cocktails from the boat’s open bar.”
Am I Missing Any Aruba Vacation Rentals?
The list above included some of my top Airbnbs, but a few great options might have slipped through the cracks.
If you think there are some Airbnbs that should be on this list, please send me an email or drop me a message on social media.
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Final Thoughts on Airbnbs in Aruba
Aruba is one of the top Caribbean islands to visit for a beach vacay and for so many reasons! Whether you want to wriggle your toes in the soft white sand of Aruba’s beautiful beaches or party the night away with a lethal cocktail in hand, you’ll have the time of your life.
With this handy guide, you won’t have to stress about where you’re going to stash your belongings while you discover the island’s many wonders.
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