Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Oranjestad, AW that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and private pools. Prices start at $125 per night, and houses and villas are popular options for a stay in Oranjestad. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Oranjestad: a Caribbean destination like no other

Oranjestad, the capital of the tiny island of Aruba, has long been a magnet for those looking for a slice of history to complement their Caribbean beach vacation. Other than when the cruise ships hit the docks, the town is surprisingly low-key. The colorful colonial Dutch architecture is exquisite, as is the park which hugs the waterfront. When you stay at an Oranjestad vacation rental, you can listen to the sounds of Aruba at the weekly Bon Bini Festival, shop till you drop in the surprising number of independent boutiques, or hit the gorgeous beaches for water sports and sunbathing.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in and around Oranjestad

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Travelers enjoy fun activities like snorkeling and swimming. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Oranjestad has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Links at Divi Aruba (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Butterfly Farm (3.1 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Aruba Golf Club (11.3 mi / 18.2 km)
  • Aruba Ostrich Farm (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Tierra del Sol Golf Course (5.8 mi / 9.4 km)
  • Bushiri Karting Speedway (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)

Fish for your supper in Oranjestad

You could easily while away your days riffling through the mom-and-pop shops that flank the main drag, but there's plenty going on for those looking for a little more excitement. If you hop aboard one of the daily fishing charters, you can spend a challenging day catching powerful sailfish and tuna. If that's not your thing, you can learn to launch your kite and glide across the surf, or attach flippers and mask to dive into the deep and see exotic fish among the remains of a WWII German freighter. Landlubbers can lace up their boots to hike up the Hooiberg, a volcanic formation just outside the city.


Oranjestad is a truly year-round Caribbean island

The busiest time in Aruba is between December and March, when the weather is warm and families escape the winter blues back home. It gets particularly busy around the festive season, so book up quick if you want to see some winter sun over Christmas. That said, this Caribbean island lies well outside the hurricane belt and suffers little chance of storms. If you bag an Oranjestad vacation rental between April and August, when the prices take a nosedive, you'll still have gorgeous weather, the beaches will be emptier and the year-round trade winds mean water sports like windsurfing are still on the cards.

Natural features

Oranjestad is a gateway to Arikok National Park

Other than the surrounding sea, where snorkelers and divers are treated to the fascinating sights of coral beds and marine life, there are few places better for wildlife viewing than Aruba's Arikok National Park. If you join a park ranger for a hike, or horseback ride through the rugged park made up of unique limestone and lava formations, you'll come across plenty of the island's indigenous flora and fauna. Look out for Aruban cat-eyed snakes and whiptail lizards on the ground, and don't miss catching a glimpse of Aruban parakeets and burrowing owls.

How to get there

How to get to and around Oranjestad

The nearest airport is in Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA), located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city center.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Oranjestad?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now that's a vacation. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Oranjestad:

  • Around 2 miles from the center of Oranjestad, you'll want to keep coming back to "Condo Penthouse - Amazing Views Complete Private Rooftop". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of amenities including a heated pool and books.
  • "Luxurious Apartments Very Close To The Beaches With Amazing View" is another top-notch choice, offering 1 bedroom, a blender, a living room and more. It's around 2 miles from Oranjestad.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Oranjestad vacation rental for you.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Oranjestad?

Escape the daily grind at one of our weekend getaways in or near Oranjestad. Whether you want to catch up with friends or spend treasured time with the fam, we'll have something to suit your style. These are some of our top-rated options:

  • "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club" is perfect for a weekend of R&R. It offers a host of amenities, such as nearby whale-watching activities and a living room, and is located around 4 miles to the north of Oranjestad.
  • Alternatively, make new memories with your loved ones at "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club", which is around 4 miles to the north of Oranjestad. You'll have use of concierge services, a nearby waterfront and more here.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Oranjestad?

Sometimes, you've just got to escape from it all, even if it's only for one or two days. Experience a nice combination of relaxing and exploring at one of these short-term rentals in or around Oranjestad:

  • Located close to the center of Oranjestad, "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club" is perfect for a quick getaway. While you're in the area, take a look at leading sights like Royal Plaza Mall and Alto Vista Chapel.
  • Eat, sleep and discover your surroundings from "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club", another enticing option. Bushiribana Gold Smelter Ruins and Aruba Town Hall should be on your to-do list when you're ready to go sightseeing.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Oranjestad?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend together. If you'd like to spend a couple of relaxing evenings away with your beloved, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Oranjestad that will set your hearts aflutter:

  • Put on some relaxing tunes and slow dance the nights away at "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club". Around 4 miles from Oranjestad, this property has everything you could want for a romantic weekend getaway, including a resort and housekeeping services.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few relaxing days together is "Garden View - Studio - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club - Marriott's Aruba Surf Club". Located 4 miles from Oranjestad, a resort and a balcony add to the atmosphere here.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Oranjestad?

Nothing says "best vacation evvv-er" like staying in a mansion. Treat your nearest and dearest to a memorable getaway at one of these mansions for rent in or near Oranjestad:

  • Approximately 3 miles to the north of Oranjestad is "Gorgeous Mansion, Private Pool". As well as its grand design and classy interiors, you'll also love its top-notch amenities, such as a swimming pool and a garden.
  • Another option is "Deluxe Mansion Steps To Beach Pool Sea Views". Around 6 miles to the north of Oranjestad, this swish vacation rental is the crème-de-la-crème of style and character and offers golf, a swimming pool and more.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Oranjestad?

Nothing screams fun and frivolity like a pool does. Dust off your flamingo floatie and check out these rental houses in or near Oranjestad that feature this vacation perk:

  • Pack your swimming gear and get away with your gang to "Harbour House Downtown Hypnotic Ocean View Condo Off The Caribbean Sea". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a swimming pool and a kitchen island.
  • "Nice And Spacious House In Oranjestad With Apartment" is the type of place you go to get away from the everyday and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its inviting pool. Towels and a porch are also on hand to make your stay a memorable one.

Wondering what the weather is like in Oranjestad? It has a semi-arid climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 80 ºF to 80 ºF. If you're chasing a little more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Oranjestad vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Oranjestad?

You'll always have more fun sharing those special memories with the folks that are closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family get-together or taking time out with your best friends, Vrbo has a large vacation rental that suits you. These are two of our best in and around Oranjestad:

  • Get your group under the same roof at "Luxury Home Close To Aruba's Best Beaches", which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 12 guests. This escape is around 4 miles to the north of Oranjestad and comes with amenities such as pet-friendly facilities and a garden.
  • Another top choice is "Newly Build - Beachfront - Facing Beach Swimming Pool". This large rental is 6 miles southeast of Oranjestad and features a barbecue grill, a DVD player and more. With 5 bedrooms accommodating up to 10 people, don't worry about leaving anyone off your invitation list.

If you're eager to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you won't have far to go. Butterfly Farm, Donkey Sanctuary and Bushiri Karting Speedway promise lots of fun for all the crew.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Oranjestad?

Escape the daily grind and treat your loved ones to a vacation of a different kind. Stay in one of these family cabin rentals in or near Oranjestad and get the camping experience — but with all the creature comforts!

  • "Aruba Beachfront Lux Cabin" - This popular retreat offers beach sun loungers and a TV and is around 12 miles southeast of central Oranjestad.
  • "New: Wine Cabin" - Another superb choice, this cabin comes with a TV, cable/satellite TV services and more. You'll find it around 2 miles to the northeast of Oranjestad.

For more options, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the Oranjestad vacation rental that's perfect for your needs.

Are there one-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Oranjestad?

Idyllic romantic getaways, work trips or solo adventures — a single-bedroom vacation property suits all sorts of occasions. One of our options in or near Oranjestad is sure to impress:

  • Take a sneak peek at "Luxurious Apartments Very Close To The Beaches With Amazing View", a fantastic centrally located one-bedroom property. A water park and a kitchen are among its useful amenities.
  • "Divi Beach Resort - Ocean View 1 Br" is another comfy one-bedroom escape also not far from the center. When you're not out exploring the area, take advantage of a swimming pool, a kitchen and more.

Can I find two-bedroom vacation rentals in or near Oranjestad?

At Vrbo, we've got properties in or near Oranjestad to suit everyone's needs. Here are a couple of our favorite two-bedroom options to consider:

  • Leading our list is "Condo Penthouse - Amazing Views Complete Private Rooftop". This two-bedroom delight offers amenities like an ocean view and a chef. Explore Oranjestad's various attractions from this homely pad.
  • Another great option is "Eagle Beach - Ocean Front Luxury Condo". With convenient amenities such as a sauna and a kitchen, you'll have no dramas making yourselves at home here. Choose your bed, unpack your suitcases and let the party begin!