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Perched directly on Eagle Beach, one of the most beautiful and intimate beaches in Aruba, Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa offers easy access to a diverse array of attractions, from watersports and golf to cultural destinations, breathtaking landmarks, family-friendly destinations and more.

Located just 15 miles off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is a small and spectacularly beautiful Dutch island with more sunny days than any neighboring Caribbean isle. Beyond its sparkling beaches and turquoise waters, visitors discover surprisingly diverse terrain, including stands of cacti, rock formations, fields of aloe vera and the island's famous dvi-divi trees.

Whether you’re ready to relax and recharge, pursue heart-pounding adventure or delve into Aruba’s culture, cuisine and history, you’ll find enriching experiences, stunning beauty and warm, friendly locals at every turn. Aruba is the perfect island getaway for kicking back on the beach, relaxing, recharging and reconnecting with family and friends, but it’s equally well-suited for those who crave adventure and outdoor recreation. From off-roading on rugged, windswept hills to the best Caribbean wreck diving, there are plenty of high-octane adventures all around Aruba. 

For help with planning what to do during your stay in Aruba, our resort concierge staff is delighted to recommend and arrange activities on your behalf. Or you can simply rent a car at the TopDrive Car Rental desk conveniently located in the lobby and head out to explore the island at your pace.

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Aruba Events

There’s never a shortage of fun on the island of Aruba. From cultural celebrations and music festivals to regattas and other events that take advantage of the island’s warm waters and white sand beaches, visitors enjoy some of the Caribbean’s best, most vibrant events.


January - February
Aruba's Tivoli Lighting Parade takes place in downtown Oranjestad and incorporates thousands of tiny lights into costumes and floats, bringing a dramatic effect to the already extravagant display. The two-month-long Carnival culminates with an all-day Grand Carnival Parade, live music and more!  

Soul Beach Music Festival

Jam out with the hottest internationally renowned performing artists at Aruba’s Soul Beach Music Festival. It's been recently voted one of the “Top Five Caribbean Celebrations by USA TODAY” and the #1 “Caribbean Summer Festival” by Jetsetter magazine.

Aruba Hi-Winds Windsurfing Event

The Caribbean’s largest amateur windsurfing event, Aruba Hi-Winds draws 100+ windsurfers and kiteboarders to the waters off of Aruba’s rocky Hadicurari Beach (aka Fisherman’s Huts) and Boca Grandi Beach for five days of competition mixed with beach parties, entertainment and event.

Aruba International Beach Tennis Open

Called the biggest beach tennis competition in the world, the eight-day Aruba International Beach Tennis Open brings more than 1,000 professional and amateur players to Eagle Beach for competition on 35 courts, all mixed with music and fun events.

Dande Festival

Aruba’s biggest traditional musical event, December’s Dande Festival features more than 50 singers. Traditional Aruban instruments, including the tambu, wiri and raspa, are used to produce a festive rhythm with a contagious chorus of Dande songs.