Aruba Weather December Averages, Aruba
What's the Weather Like in Aruba in December
Although December is the middle of winter, you will not find any snow here in Aruba. Instead, sunny days and high temperatures are still the norm, although the weather may sometimes take a turn for the worse in the form of a storm or two. The average daily temperature, even now at the end of the year, still remains as high as 27°C, take a trip to Arasji when you're in the area!
This equates to daily highs and lows which will range between 29°C and 25°C, a warm temperature range which means that you still need to wear suntan lotion when you go outside. The fantastic weather is only bested by the rain, which unfortunately will come down for just under half the days of the month a total of 13 days on average. 80 mm is going to come down, so a few of the showers may be on the heavy side, but you can still rely on the weather forecast to keep you out of the rain if you find that to be a concern. With long days still a feature of the climate here, you will have plenty of hours of sunlight in which to explore the island even if you avoid the rain.
One thing that you will not have to avoid is the ocean. Even if the weather is bad for half your stay, that still leaves the rest of your holiday to lounge around on the beach and have some fun. Getting into the water will not be something that you need persuading about, as the average sea temperature is 27°C every day. That is really something to write home about! There is no reason why you should not spend Christmas here on the island, as this month is not even the coldest of the year that falls in January, when just 1°C of difference comes in to the lower range of temperatures.
Hotels in Aruba in December
Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf
If you enjoy golf, why not treat yourself to a stay at the Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf this December? Right on the north-western tip of the island, this resort covers 600 acres, close to the turquoise waters and white sands of the shore. Close by are casinos, restaurants, shopping malls, and nightlife for you to enjoy as well as the golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
Little David Guesthouse
The Little David Guesthouse is a bed and breakfast which allows you to stay right in the heart of the capital city of this island. The owners live in the property with you, with just 5 rooms available to let. You will share a large clothing optional swimming pool, as well as having your own refrigeration unit and television.
Villa Punta Salina
You could also consider staying at the Villa Punta Salina, a private hideaway where you can relax and unwind in the beauty of the island. Just two modern and comfortable bungalows and one guesthouse allow a maximum of 6 people to stay on the property at any time, with amenities including a pool, Jacuzzi, barbecue, kitchen, and services such as cleaning.
Hit the Beach
Head for Malmok Beach if you want to take advantage of that 27°C water, because this is the most popular snorkelling spot on the island. You can take a tour here if you want to see some sunken wrecks nearby, or simply stay close to the shore for some afternoon entertainment.
Then there is Andicuri Beach, which displays some of the truly fascinating formations of the island. Nearby is also Black Stone Beach where you will find a triple arch limestone bridge carved by the elements.
Bars and Restaurants
The Screaming Eagle
The Screaming Eagle may not sound like a typical restaurant name, but it certainly grabs the attention! Located on Eagle Beach, it offers fine dining with small plates, all paired beautifully with house wines. Daily specials make it an exciting visit every single time.
Texas de Brazil
Texas de Brazil offers similar cuisine, but in a much more laidback style. Here you will find not just filling and cost effective food, but also a bar and lounge that comes with extended hours so that you can stay late if you wish to. There is also a salad area if you want to cut your bill even further.
Amore Mio Pizzeria Napoletana
Finally, be sure to try out Amore Mio Pizzeria Napoletana if you fancy some traditional Italian food. Here you will find a family run restaurant with Italian roots, which serves big plates as well as fresh salads and of course fantastic pizzas cooked in a brick wood oven.
Things to Do in Aruba in December
If you are feeling adventurous, you might consider visiting Hooiberg, a mountain which constitutes the highest point of the island. You can hike up the steps to reach the top, where you can even see South America. Some areas are reasonably steep, though there is a hand rail to help you, and the views are best early in the morning or just before the sun goes down.
Palm Beach Plaza Mall
If you fancy some shopping instead, make sure that you keep the Palm Beach Plaza Mall in mind. Here you can try anything from visiting the cinema, eating out, visiting a casino, picking up some souvenirs, or shopping luxury brands. Everything is right here on site for you.
Aquaventure Waterpark Aruba
Finally, what about the Aquaventure Waterpark Aruba, a fantastic destination with fun for all the family. Water slides, a big lagoon-style pool, waterfalls, and more await you here. If you think going to a waterpark in December is odd, think again the temperatures are so high that you will want to cool off in the water!