Many of the best things to do after dinner in Aruba take place right on pristine white-sand beaches. This island has a lively and diverse nightlife scene, so you won’t have a problem finding something to entertain you and your loved ones late into the night.

    Whether you’re the kind of visitor who wants to sing, dance, drink or catch the sunset, there’s an activity for you in Aruba. So, make sure to dive into one of these fascinating activities after dinner. With so much to choose from, there’s little chance of heading home early.

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    Palm Beach

    A vibrant nightlife district featuring bars, clubs, and casinos

    Palm Beach is where vacationers will find 3 km of luxurious shoreline along Aruba’s northern coast. Featuring sparkling high-rise hotels, beach bars and shops, there’s no shortage of after-dinner experiences in this resort area. Once you’ve finished dinner at a top-class restaurant like The Lazy Turtle or Cafe 080, head along the beachfront to catch the last of the sunset.

    Along the way, stop at a barefoot bar on the beach and grab a cocktail made by expert bartenders. If you want to keep the party going, you'll easily find buzzing bars and nightclubs like Bugaloe and The Sopranos Piano Bar within walking distance of each other.

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    Sunset cruises

    Soak up the island's famous sunset with a relaxing cruise

    Taking a sunset cruise along the coastline is a great way to soak up the natural beauty of Aruba. With numerous providers ready and waiting to take you and your crew out across the sea, you’re welcome to climb aboard a catamaran or sailboat from the harbor.

    As the Caribbean Sea is renowned for its turquoise tones, the hot sun setting beneath the horizon is a stellar way to create unforgettable vacation memories. With these tours coming complete with professional guides, open bars, and tasty snacks, don’t miss this opportunity to see Aruba at its best.

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    Aruba beach bars

    Find the best cocktails and experience energetic party vibes

    Aruba’s beach bars are excellent places to spend a few hours sipping refreshing beverages on the sand. With every corner of the island featuring charming venues that you're bound to love, finding somewhere to relax is never hard.

    While there are dozens of places to try, The Beach Bar along Palm Beach is certainly a favorite among travelers. Here, you’ll find great-tasting cocktails and awesome drink specials, with a view to match. Further along the beach, MooMba Beach Bar & Restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere that grows livelier as the hour gets later.

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    ArubaSalsa Dance Company

    Learn how to dance like the locals

    ArubaSalsa Dance Company offers an engaging way to spend your time after dinner in Aruba. With the instructors of this renowned dance studio offering over 40 years of combined industry experience, you and your partner will be taking salsa lessons from the best in the business.

    Everyone, from beginners to experienced salsa dancers, is welcomed at ArubaSalsa Dance Company. You can choose from several different styles of salsa – LA Style is the most popular salsa technique in the world. There are also sessions for bachata and kizomba, which originate from the Dominican Republic and Angola respectively.

    Location: Nieuwstraat 13, Oranjestad, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 10 pm

    Phone: +297 593 7506

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    Aruba Sinatra Dinner Shows

    Enjoy Frank Sinatra’s classic tunes with a delicious dinner

    The Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show is tough to beat for a wonderful feast and live entertainment experience. Led by much-loved crooner Fred de Jong, this 2.5-hour show at The Old Cunucu House Restaurant hits all of the legendary singer’s classics, including "Fly Me To The Moon", "I've Gotten The World On A String" and "My Way".

    Throughout this lively singalong event, you’ll have the chance to enjoy vibrant cocktails and delicious Aruban cuisine. Standouts include the Caribbean lobster tail and stewed conch. This well-known Aruban showcase is bound to impress couples and honeymooners, as well as fans of the late American singer.

    Location: Palm Beach 150, Noord, Aruba

    Phone: +297 586 1666

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    The Wine Room

    One of the best wine bars on the island

    The Wine Room is an excellent place in Aruba for those who can’t get enough high-quality vino. Many often come to this warmly decorated venue for a reserved night with their loved ones.

    To match your glass of wine, you can find an excellent tapas menu that consists of cheese platters, stuffed dates, and escargots. If you’d prefer something more comprehensive, The Wine Room presents luxurious steak dinners for a maximum of 4 guests. Alongside organic and vegan wine testing experiences, you can also sign up for an educational session to learn how to refine your palate and appreciate wine on a deeper level.

    Location: L.G. Smith Boulevard 126, Oranjestad, Aruba

    Open: Wednesday–Saturday from 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm, Sunday and Tuesday from 6 pm to 11 pm (closed on Mondays)

    Phone: +297 737 0019

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    The Sopranos Piano Bar

    A famous nightlife spot for cheap beverages and good times

    The Sopranos Piano Bar is one of the most popular late-night spots in Aruba. Renowned for its lively parties and awe-inspiring pianists who are more than happy to take requests, you can sing and dance your heart out late into the evening.

    This much-loved venue is part of the Arawak Garden shopping mall in Palm Beach. The Sopranos Piano Bar has a super-comfortable outdoor area where you can soak up the island’s famously warm nights. With cocktails and cigars available for purchase, living it up at The Sopranos Piano Bar is never a problem.

    Location: Lloyd G. Smith Blvd 370, Noord, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 5 pm to midnight

    Phone: +297 586 8622

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    Aruba casinos

    Try your luck at some of the island’s top gaming venues

    Casinos are among Aruba’s main attractions, alongside its stunning sandy beaches. These days, you will find dozens to choose from, with each offering its own unique experiences.

    The Hyatt Regency Casino is open until 4 am, ensuring you can play games, eat, and dance into the early hours. There's also the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, featuring table games like poker, blackjack, and craps. Visiting at least 1 casino is a must-do in Aruba, especially for adults looking for after-dinner activities on the Caribbean island.

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    Kukoo Kunuku Party Bus Tour

    Make new friends and get a bit wild with a late-night tour

    The Kukoo Kunuku Party Bus Tour is a fun way to enjoy a boozy night out and see some of Aruba’s most beloved nightlife venues. With this colorful bus departing from your hotel and dropping you back again, the door-to-door service ensures you can let loose as much as you like.

    There are different tours offered by the Kukoo Kunuku Party Bus. From a dinner and nightlife tour (featuring Caribbean cuisine and sunset champagne) to a pub crawl (with 3 complimentary beverages and special deals), you get to experience Aruba according to your preference.

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    Gusto Night Club Aruba

    Enjoy an unforgettable night at the island’s most famous club

    Gusto Night Club Aruba has a reputation for being one of the wildest spots on the island. With this bustling nightlife venue coming to life with local and international DJs, talented cocktail bartenders, and a welcoming crowd, all you have to do is join the fun.

    Gusto Night Club Aruba has daily happy hours and a wide-open terrace so you can enjoy the night sky. The nightclub is part of The Village, a shopping mall within Aruba’s vibrant Palm Beach area.

    Location: The Village Mall, J.E. Irausquin Blvd 348A, Noord, Aruba

    Open: Daily from 6 pm to 11 pm

    Phone: +297 592 5579

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    Hudson Brown | Contributing Writer

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