Oranjestad Aruba Hotels near Cruise Port Terminal

Hotels near Port of Oranjestad Cruise Ship Terminal in Aruba

Aruba pink flamingo on beach near Oranjestad

Oranjestad, Aruba

Oranjestad is a distinctive and charming harbor city in the Caribbean
island of Aruba.

Visitors come to Aruba for the fantastic weather, the vibrant Caribbean culture,
stunning ocean views, its white sand beaches, and plenty of adventure activities.
As Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad has all this and more: old restored buildings,
the earliest dating from 1798, along with high-end luxury malls and
jewelry stores offering excellent deals, a rich history and a vibrant
nightlife and some great deals on hotels and beachfront resorts.


Where to Stay ?

Cruise ship passengers to Aruba who arrive at the port terminal and would like to stay for a night or two have plenty of choices in hotels near the port. There are usually excellent deals on offer, since the city is home to a wide range of properties and has different accommodation options.

You can stay at a high-end resort like Hyatt or Marriot just as well as at a small family-owned guest house or hotel if you’re on a budget. The majority of accommodation options are around the town center, in the south-west of the island and near the Queen Beatrix International Airport. Hotels closest to the town center will be a few minutes away, reachable from the bus terminus or via the streetcar, cab or a bike ride. These are most convenient for cruise ship passengers only staying in town pre or post cruise for a day.

A few lodgings are located near Renaissance Beach and Surfside Beach, so that you can enjoy water and beach activities. Very popular are Eagle Beach and Palm Beach, white sandy beaches lined with luxury establishments and resorts. Both beaches are approximately 10 to 15 minutes away from the cruise pier by taxi or bus.

There are plenty of other accommodation options in the western parts of the island, particularly around the beaches of Hardicurari, Malmok, Eagle, Divi, Drulf and Manchebo as well. You can find hotels and vacation rentals in these areas by searching online, and get great deals as low as $50 a night.

markerHotels & Resorts near Oranjestad Aruba Cruise Port
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Oranjestad cruise port
Renaissance Aruba Resort
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Deluxe 4 star property set within walking distance of the cruise terminal.

Pink Dutch colonial building in Oranjestad, Aruba.
Rutena Suites
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Luxury 5 star guest house accommodation in the centre of town. Close to port.

Oranjestad harbor and port
Holiday Inn at Palm Beach
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Beachfront resort hotel with casino set directly on Palm Beach.

Oranjestad Cruise Port in Aruba

Located in downtown, 10 to 15 minutes from Eagle and Palm Beach

  • Oranjestad Cruise Port

    The port terminal in the harbor at Oranjestad sits at the south-western tip of the island.

    Cruise ships come in and leave all the time, and the terminal is walking distance from the main shopping street. The beaches are a 10 minutes’ drive away.

    The airport is about 2 miles from the port. The city is small, but the town center can be crowded. So some people prefer to live outside the town center.

    Everyday cruise ships bring crowds of tourists to the port terminal, and you can have fun taking the new trams or streetcars from the terminal to the town center.

    Oranjestad cruise port
    Oranjestad Aruba cruise port
  • Location – Address

    Cruise ships dock in downtown Oranjestad at one of the three cruise terminals, all located within walking distance of the city centre (5 minutes). The port of Oranjestad has a modern Cruise facility with ATM machines and shops.

    The main beaches (hotels and resorts) are located 10 to 15 minutes away by local bus and taxi.

    address : Ruizstraat, Oranjestad, Aruba www.arubaports.com

    A major cruise line departing from the port is Windstar Cruises to mainly other Caribbean ports such as Bridgetown, Cartagena Colombia and Colon Panama.

  • Things to Do

    If you’re putting up at a hotel near the port, you can visit the nearby beaches and enjoy the water activities that are popular in Aruba.

    You can enjoy parasailing, boat rides, fishing and snorkeling, as well as simply lounging on the white sand beaches.

    Shopping is another activity that tourists love. The shopping street is walking distance from the terminal and can be covered in half a day.

    If you’re staying for longer, you can explore the natural beauty of the city’s nature parks, enjoy the architecture of its historic buildings, and have fun at festivals like the Bon Bini festival every Tuesday.

    Oranjestad is the pride of Aruba, and it has something for every visitor. Whether you are looking for shopping, surfing, nightlife, great food or simply relaxing, take a cruise from or to the city and you will not regret it.

  • Nearest Airport

    Queen Beatrix International Airport (IATA : AUA) is the main international airport on the island. The airport is situated about 2 miles from the cruise port terminal and downtown hotels.

    Taxi’s are available and will bring you to your destination (hotel). There are also bus-stops, serviced by Aruba’s Bus transportation company called Arubus, located just outside the terminal building.

    web : Aruba International Airport

  • Some Cruise Facts


    The Aruba Florin (AFI) is the official currency in Aruba. You will find plenty of banks and ATM’s. US Dollars are widely accepted.


    Dutch and the local language of Papiamento are the official languages of Aruba. Most locals speak English and Spanish as well.

    Aruba Tourism Authority
    address : L.G. Smith Blvd 172.

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