Snap a photo with the Divi-Divi tree
Probably the most recognizable photograph of Aruba is a windswept tree set against a blue-green coastline. It looks a little like a giant bonsai set in the Caribbean, but it is in fact the Divi-Divi tree at Eagle Beach. Yes, it will probably be swarming with tourists, but the twisted trunk and leaning branches are something only found in Aruba, and the best photo-op on the island.
Seabob might sound the sad flea market rip-off DVD a cheap relative got you for your fifth birthday. But it’s actually a badass underwater scooter that powers you through the sea at about 10 mph. This allows you to explore the reefs and marine life with more depth and distance than snorkeling, without the daylong-commitment of scuba.
Imagine an amped-up hybrid of beach volleyball, pickle ball, and badminton, and you’ve got one of the most popular recreational sports on Aruba. Beach tennis involves competitors batting the ball over the net on soft, sandy courts. The sport has regular events and tournaments, but if you just want to play a few points head to Tropicana Resort or Moomba Beach Bar, where lighted courts and racket rentals are available.