Aruba Wild Side and Arikok National Park
There’s a lot more to Aruba than pristine, white, Caribbean beaches and all-inclusives (which you can find all over the eastern side of the island). The best thing we did while visiting the tiny island of Dutch heritage was rent ATVs and spend a day exploring the ‘wild side’ of Aruba, which covers most of the western part of the island. Much of this side is dominated by Arikok National Park, which covers 1/5 of the island itself. Here you can explore remote beaches, pristine natural pools, natural arches, and rugged desert-like terrain without the usual throng of tourists. If we ever go back, I’d spend most of my time here!