Aruba Weather March Averages, Aruba
What's the Weather Like in Aruba in March
As we leave the winter season, March in Aruba is a signal of even warmer times to come. Although the average daily temperature sits at 28°C the same as it was in February there is a change in the air. The main difference is that now we are certainly out of the rainy season, with a very dry month that sees only four days of rain in normal situations. 10mm will fall across that time, making this one of the driest points of the year.
The average highs and lows of the season span only a brief range of possibilities. From the highs of 30°C to the still warm lows of 25°C, the days remain around the same temperature week in and week out.
The average sea temperature also falls within that bracket, at 26°C around 2 degrees colder than the outside air. This means that coming out of the sea will not be a chilling experience! In fact, you may find that you prefer to swim in a hotel pool, where the temperature is regulated and you can cool off more easily. Still, we are not yet into the summer months, where the temperatures can rise even further than they are now.
Aruba remains very popular at this time of year, and for good reason. You can see similar temperatures across the island, though some areas are windier than others. You can check the weather forecast to see differences in nearby locations: in Oranjestad, for example, you will see almost exactly the same temperatures and rainfall due to the small size of the island. This is good news for those who like to do day trips and explore the rest of the area rather than staying inside a resort no matter where you go, you can be sure of that same hot climate!
Hotels in Aruba in March
Aruba Beach Villas
Because the weather is so similar all year round, there is no particular time that it is better to visit any particular hotel, and March is no exception. One idea is to try the Aruba Beach Villas at Malmok, a collection of 32 villas where you can be self-sufficient. With decks or terraces, access to the beach, and a fully functional kitchenette plus a swimming pool, these villas have a lot to offer.
Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino
If you want to go to a place where everything is done for you, in contrast, then Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino is the place for you. The resort boasts a stunning pool area, as well as amenities such as a gym, huge waterslide, swimming pools, whirlpools, shuffleboard area, picnic and barbecue areas, outdoor gaming facilities, a spa, tennis courts, and of course the casino.
The Caribbean Palm Village Resort
The Caribbean Palm Village Resort offers rentals at a great price. Here you will find a bar and restaurant which is open all day, a spa, tennis courts, a babysitting service, and transportation to the beach every. Its town location means you are also close to amenities like drugstores.
Hit the Beach
Boca Grandi is one of the beaches that you will love to explore, especially if you enjoy kitesurfing or want to watch others give it a go. Swimming is out, as the current is very strong, but this also means that the beach is full of driftwood, corals, and other curiosities that wash up on the shore. A few little souvenirs can certainly be picked up here.
De Palm Island
Swimming is definitely a must, however, with the average sea temperature at 26°C, so head to De Palm Island. Rather than being a normal beach that anyone can head to, you will have to book your place on this island, which offers all-inclusive entertainment for the day. A lunch and breakfast buffet, snorkelling equipment, and all kinds of water sports are available. Try banana boats, beach volleyball, ziplining, and even salsa lessons.
Bars and Restaurants
The Windows on Aruba Restaurant
The Windows on Aruba Restaurant is headed up by Chef Matt Boland, and offers spectacular views along with fine dining. They specialise in farm to table and dock to dish cuisine, so expect a lot of local flavours which are given an haute twist.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
Ruth's Chris Steak House is the place to be for steaks and American food. The split-level dining room is perfect for a romantic dinner, and you can be sure that the service is spectacular. Their menu is seasonal, and you can book in advance online if you are a large party.
For a delicious homemade burrito, check out Jen Reviews' Steak Burrito Recipe
At Ike's Bistro, you can try a dining experience that includes a 4 course tasting menu. The island atmosphere is carried on by the décor, which includes driftwood fixtures, and they are open for breakfast as well should you wish for an early start. The head Chef Ever De Peña mixes Mediterranean and Caribbean flavours.
Things to Do in Aruba in March
Blue Melody & Black Pearl Sailing
Don't waste the sunny March weather indoors get out there! Try a boat tour, like those offered by Blue Melody & Black Pearl Sailing. You sail out to a location with crystal clear waters, enjoying a drink, then dive in to your own private spot with no crowds around. Enjoy snorkelling with exotic fish, then come back on board for a meal.
Jolly Pirates Cruises
For a more quirky experience, Jolly Pirates Cruises offer you the chance to sail on an old-fashioned pirate ship in your search for open waters and you can even sail over a wreck or two in order to really get that pirate feeling! A bar on board means fun is always an inevitability.
De Palm Tours
If those options don't take your fancy, then De Palm Tours has to. They operate both on the sea and on dry land, with various tours available. These include sail and snorkel trips, island tours, off-roading, and even underwater exploration!