Aruba for Seniors: Rolling out the Welcome Mat


The turquoise blue waters and soft white-sand beaches of Aruba are calling to you. Not just for the young, but for the young at heart as well, Aruba for seniors beckons with hotel discounts, tour excursions and special packages. Whether you’re traveling with your significant other, a group of friends, family or by yourself, you’ll find that friendly islanders are ready to make your trip to Aruba your most relaxing and memorable vacation ever.

Plan With AARP

When making arrangements for your trip, be sure to check out AARP. Members of AARP are entitled to special discounts on 15 popular hotels in Aruba through Expedia. AARP also offers savings on air and hotel packages when booked together, as well as car rental discounts on Avis and Budget. To give you ultimate peace of mind, all itineraries booked via AARP on Expedia feature guaranteed 24-hour customer service, so if you run into a problem, there’s always someone there to help. Marriott and Holiday Inn also offer hotel discounts in Aruba for seniors.

Your Own Private Island

Imagine vacationing on a private island in Aruba. The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is like a dream come true. Once you arrive, you’ll feel an immediate sense of peace and tranquility. Recommended for seniors on AARP Travel Center, this amazing, adults-only property is located on a 40-acre private island off Aruba’s capital city of Oranjestad and is accessible only by water taxi.

Great shopping, restaurants, entertainment and a 24-hour casino await you. Enjoy a spa treatment and soothing massage services. Stroll through the Renaissance Mall and think of all the lovely clothing, jewelry and trinkets you can bring home for your children and grandchildren.

With an AARP discount, seniors can save up to $200 per night, as well.

Other Accommodation Choices 

While Aruba is filled with many gorgeous hotels, there are other options a little less crowded and more relaxed, such as vacation rentals, which are ideal for seniors. Luxurious properties, such as villas or town homes, can offer expanded living spaces to accommodate family and friends with all the comforts of home, and they’re competitive with hotels. Think about opening your door and walking right onto the beach, or entertaining your family around your own private pool. The pleasures are limitless.

While on the Island

Once you get to Aruba, be sure to ask about senior discounts and flash your AARP card. Aruba Excursions caters to seniors with tours that have limited walking and steps. The Aruba Highlights Excursion takes you to see the best of this beautiful island. You’ll love natural wonders such as the Aruba Natural Bridge, an attraction created from the pounding surf.

Religious sites such as Alto Vista Chapel, built in 1750, will take you back in time, and the romantic, secluded Arashi Beach lets you snorkel in shallow waters. Another way to see the island for seniors is on a Segway tour. It’s less tiring than walking, and anyone can do it.

Can you almost feel the warmth of the gently blowing trade winds? Aruba is waiting, just for you!

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The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

82 Lloyd G. Smith Boulevard Oranjestad

(297) 583-6000

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