|Bowling is a
much-loved sport in Aruba. In fact, the local teams regularly
go abroad to compete, and often win.
The new Eagle Bowling Palace offers shoes, accessories, snacks
and drinks. Located just off the stretch of high-rise hotels,
this bowling complex is great fun for the entire family. The
cozy air-conditioned facility features twelve lanes that are
Bowling Palace, Pos Abou z/n.
|This is a
great way to navigate the island in a single day without a
|You are now part of a jeep tour
"wagon train" that will often contain 10 or more
four wheel drive vehicles, consisting of Jeeps and Land
Rovers. Organized jeep tours often stop at the California
Lighthouse, charming Alto Vista chapel, Seroe Crystal, the
Bushiribana gold mill ruins, famous Natural bridge, through
the back roads to the Guadirikiri caves and finishing off on a
private island that is located just a five minute ferry boat
ride from the main land.
A tasty barbeque lunch is often included on the island and
there are also excellent snorkeling opportunities.
|Aruba is just small enough
to allow for cycling enthusiasts to enjoy this desert
island's exotic terrain. Because some of the roads
throughout the island are sandy, a mountain bike is the
way to go. The terrain is mainly flat so you won't get
exhausted peddling up steep hills.
The weather is generally hot and sunny, but cyclists
will appreciate Aruba's cooling trade winds.
Nevertheless, it is always advised to go armed with
plenty of sunscreen to battle the elements.
Bicycles can be rented at facilities such as touring
companies and rental agencies in Oranjestad. Check with
your hotel for touring companies that have group
excursions, in the event that you would like to join
Golfing in Aruba;
|Taking in the constant
tradewind conditions while setting up your swing at a
tee on the championship golf course of Tierra del Sol
proves both a challenge and an extreme pleasure in the
practice of what you love best. The game, further
enhanced by sweeping views of the coastline and the
stunning contrast of rolling greens landscaped with
water features and cactus hazards, is made memorable in
The narrow course of nine holes at Divi Links provides
its own mixture of beauty and bemusement, with the wind
often guiding the ball in an unintended direction. Being
able to land the ball and bring your handicap right back
to where it belongs not only brings with it bragging
rights but a true sense of golfers' satisfaction.
|Tierra del Sol
At the island's northwest tip is Aruba's
first world-class golf course. The 18-hole,
par-71 course was designed by Robert Trent Jones
II to take full advantage of Aruba's unique and
rugged natural surroundings (Click
here for a VR Photo).
From the wild, green parakeets on the organ-pipe
cactus to the lizards and salamanders that bask
on rock formations, the wildlife of Tierra del
Sol has become an attraction in its own right.
Afterward, golfers can relax at the clubhouse or
swimming pool (Click
here for a VR Photo) which includes a pro shop,
locker rooms, and restaurant with a panoramic view.
Reservations are necessary and can be made through your
Aruba Golf Club
Located at the oposite end of the island near San
Nicolas, the Aruba Golf Club features a 9-hole course
with 20 sand traps and 5 water traps. The clubhouse is
complete with bar, storage rooms, workshop and separate
men's and ladies' rooms with showers and lockers.
Billed as the world's largest miniature golf course,
Adventure Golf is a spectacular wonderland surrounded by
rushing waterfalls and is popular with families in the
cooler evening hours.
|The Links at Divi Aruba
This is a tropically landscaped 9 hole golf
course surrounding luxury vacation villas at the
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort in Aruba.
Designed by leading architects, this challenging
course features 2 par 5 holes, 2 par 3 holes,
and 5 par 4 holes. Deluxe amenities include a
clubhouse with two restaurants and a golf
training facility with video swing analysis.
The course is open to the public with preferred
tee times for Divi Resort guests and members,
and offers professional instruction for both
individuals and groups.
packages are available. Visit DiviGolf.com
Located on Sasakiweg, adjacent to the Old Mill
Restaurant is now open to the public
The following is some information.
|Private golf lessons:
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Price per person $45
One bucket of balls $3.-
1/2 set $10
Full set $15
Per club $3
Clinics include a lunch/dinner voucher of $15 at House
of Cheng our gourmet Chinese restaurant, no drinks
Palm Beach z/n P.O.Box 5159.
Tel. (297) 586-4590 / (297) 586-4591, also (297)
Fax. (297) 586-4588
|Aruba's topography offers a
variety of exotic locations for adventurous visitors.
From the challenging sand dunes to the desert-like
plains that will make you feel like the star of your own
western motion picture. Riding experience is not
required, but suntan lotion is recommended!.
The Gold Mine Ranch
"Home of the friendliest horses on the
Featuring private tours without time frames.
Rancho Notorious, "Home of Aruba's Happy
Located a short 5 minutes from the high-rise hotels,
this ranch offers 3 different trails for the young and
young at heart.
Pick-up times 8:30AM & 3, 4, 5 P.M.
Features trips through gorgeous, rugged terrain to
Aruba's Natural Pool.
Rancho Del Campo,
Rancho Del Campo organizes different trails through the
untamed countryside of the Arikok National Park. The
horses will bring you to Aruba's famous spots the
"Natural Bridge" and the "Natural
Pool." Free pick-up & return to your hotel.
Rancho El Paso,
Trips to the Aruban countryside and along the coastline.
|If you have booked an
"All Inclusive" hotel, you might want to work
off those extra pounds in one of the modern fully
equipped fitness gymnasiums and health spas that are
located right on the premises.
Tennis enthusiasts will be pleased to discover that
Aruba is home to over a dozen top quality tennis courts
that are located at hotels or tennis clubs
Most leading hotels have tennis instructors, and there
are many courts at private clubs where visitors are
welcome. The majority of the hotel courts are good for
both day and night play.
|The Aruba Racquet Club, Aruba's
first world-class tennis center, is located at
Rooi Santo 21 in the Palm Beach area. It
features eight lighted courts, an exhibition
center court, a pro shop, a swimming pool,
aerobics classes, a fitness center, and a bar
|Thrill Seekers can prepare
themselves for the ride of their lives, by partaking in
an unforgettable adventure exploring the wild side of
Aruba by All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). Tours are led by an
expert guide who will safely guide you through the
streets of Aruba, cruising by island residents' charming
and colorful homes.
As soon as you leave the paved roads, it's time to be
jauntily bouncing through the starkly beautiful Aruban
Visit the gold mine ruins, looking back at the island's
past. Blaze through the trails of one of Aruba's famous
“hills”, from where you'll enjoy a spectacular view
of the cunucu!
Emerge onto the rugged coast, where the sun shimmers off
the sea and waves crash against the shore in a display
of nature's unique performances.
Please Note: Passengers must be a minimum of 18 years of
age to ride an ATV