Searching for fun things to do in Aruba at night? You’ve come to the right place, as I’ve visited Aruba – and discovered many unique places along the way!

I’ve put together this guide on 15 fun night-time activities in Aruba to help you find more activities to add to your itinerary. 

From party buses to sunset snorkeling tours, there’s something on this list for you.

Here are 15 fun things to do in Aruba at night you won’t want to miss. 

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Best Things To Do in Aruba At Night

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

1. Enjoy Live Music At A Bar

Head to one of Aruba’s many bars to enjoy live music and drinks after dinner. Nearly all of Aruba’s beach bars begin to play live music in the evening.

I’d recommend The Sopranos Piano Bar, Bugaloe, and Coco Loco Beach Bar. The Sopranos Piano Bar and Bugaloe are on Palm Beach, and Coco Loco Beach Bar is on Eagle Beach.

You’ll get spectacular views of the sea during sunset while enjoying some of the best drinks on the island.

Things To Do in Aruba At Night
Sunset Sail in Aruba
Sunset Sail in Aruba (Photo by: Steshka Willems)

Enjoy cocktails, appetizers, and live music on a sunset sail. This sunset sail experience starts on Palm Beach and cruises throughout the coastline on a luxury catamaran.

You’ll get to dance to live music, enjoy complimentary appetizers, and get access to an open bar. Plus, the sail starts at 5:30 PM – so it’s a great activity before dinner.  

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

3. Climb Mt. Hooiberg During Sunset

aruba mountain
Photo by: Raoul Croes

Head to Mt. Hooiberg or the “Haystack Mountain” to climb Aruba’s tallest mountain during sunset.

From the top, you’ll get incredible views of the island during golden hour. Plus, the hike is only around 15 minutes.

Although it takes 600 steps to get to the top of the mountain, you’ll be rewarded with exceptional views. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

Go bar-hopping on a party bus on a nightlife tour. You’ll get to dance to live music and drinks while exploring the best bars around Palm and Eagle Beach.

The tour covers all transportation, and will pick you up from your accommodation on a party bus.

If you’re traveling to Aruba for the first time, this is an excellent way to safely enjoy the night out. Plus, you’ll get to meet new people if you’re traveling alone. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

5. Stop by Gelatissimo Bus For Dessert

Drop by Gelatissimo Bus for dessert after dinner. This popular ice cream shop is in a retro bus, and they serve many interesting flavors. From ferrero rocher to pistachio ice cream, you won’t want to miss trying out this place.

Plus, it’s minutes away from Palm Beach’s pier – so you can stroll the pier while enjoying your ice cream. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

6. Visit California Lighthouse During Sunset

California Lighthouse
California Lighthouse (Photo by: Lesly Juarez)

Visit the California Lighthouse for scenic views of the sea during sunset. This lighthouse was built in 1910 and is Aruba’s most famous landmark.

You can climb up the spiral staircase to the top for unbeatable views of the coastline. When the skies are clear, this is an excellent spot to watch the stars.

It’s near Arashi and Boca Catalina Beach, which are some of the best beaches for snorkeling in Aruba. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

7. Stargaze At The Alto Vista Chapel

Alto Vista Chapel
Alto Vista Chapel (Photo by: Benjamin R)

Head to Alto Vista Chapel to go stargazing at night. This small chapel was established around 1750 by natives, and is located on the northwestern tip of Aruba.

Being perched on a hilltop, it gives spectacular views of the coastline during sunset.

When the sun goes down, it’s one of the most peaceful places to relax and watch the stars. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

Learn how to salsa dance by taking classes at Aruba Salsa’s Dance School. You’ll get to learn Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and a wide variety of different dances.

Whether you’re looking to meet new friends in a group or take private lessons before a wedding, this is the place to go.

They’re located in downtown Oranjestad. For their availability, check their upcoming dance schedule.

Things To Do in Aruba At Night
sunset sail
Photo by: Jared Lisack

Explore some of Aruba’s top snorkeling spots while enjoying the sunset on an afternoon snorkeling trip.

This snorkeling tour stops by the Antilla shipwreck – the largest Caribbean shipwreck site, and many of Aruba’s best beaches.

You’ll get to enjoy snacks, an open bar, and get spectacular views of the coastline as the sun begins to set. Plus, the tour provides unlimited drinks, snorkeling gear, and a pirate swing to entertain kids. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

10. Dance The Night Away At A Beach Bar

Aruba has a lively nightlife, with many popular bars and clubs scattered around Palm Beach, Eagle Beach, and downtown Oranjestad.

If you’re looking to go dancing, head to South Beach Aruba or Gusto Night Club. Both of these nightclubs are on Palm Beach, have live DJs, and are open til 1AM daily.

If you’re looking to gamble, there’s no shortage of casinos around Palm Beach and Eagle Beach either. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

11. Watch Stand-Up At Aruba Ray’s Comedy

If you’re a fan of comedy, stop by Aruba’s Ray’s Comedy store to watch stand-up live. This comedy store is located on Eagle Beach, next door to the Eagle Aruba Resort.

They open their doors at 6 PM, and offer pre-show drinks and food. View their upcoming schedule to see when their next shows are available. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

12. Have A Sunset Dinner On The Beach

Enjoy a sunset dinner at one of Aruba’s many beachfront restaurants. I recommend Zeerovers and Flying Fishbone in Savaneta.

These are some of the best seafood restaurants on the island. You’ll get to enjoy dinner directly over the sand, steps away from the water! On Palm Beach, Moomba Beach Bar & Grill is a great option.

Other great restaurants for a sunset dinner are Passions On The Beach on Eagle Beach, and Moomba Beach Bar on Palm Beach. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

13. Watch A Movie

After dinner, head to one of Aruba’s many theaters to watch a movie. The Movies At Gloria, and The Movies At Renaissance are the two best movie theaters with good food and service.

The Movies At Gloria theater is on Eagle Beach, while The Movies At Renaissance is near the cruise port in Oranjestad. They’re both open till 11PM – so they’re a great spot to wind down after dinner. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

Try out some of the best local restaurants on a walking food tour through Oranjestad.

You’ll get to sample 4 different restaurants, sip on local beer, and learn about the history and cultures from a local guide.

From trying Dutch to traditional Aruban cuisine, you won’t want to miss this tour if you’re a foodie. 

Things To Do in Aruba At Night

15. Have Karaoke Night At A Bar

For a fun night out, sing karaoke at one of Aruba’s lively bars. I recommend Bugaloe and The Beach Bar. These popular bars have live music, karaoke nights, and are both located on Palm Beach.

Happy hour is from 5 to 7 PM at Bugaloe, and from 12 to 7 PM at The Beach Bar. Plus, you’ll get breathtaking views of the ocean during sunset!


Whether you’re looking to go sailing during sunset or bar-hopping on a party bus, there’s no shortage of fun activities to do at night in Aruba.

As with any other destinations, be aware of your surroundings and avoid walking alone at night to stay safe. 

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