What's the Temperature Like in Aruba in May
The temperature is definitely heating up in May, which happens to be the first of the summer months. Aruba maintains a steady heat from here on in, which lasts right until the end of the summer in October.
Daily average temperatures of 29°C carry a potential high of 31°C, with lows only going down as far as 26°C. In other words, it's hot! This part of the Americas benefits from a sea position which means that weather patterns can be very easy to predict, including the winds which may buffer certain areas of the coast. Watch out for these when you are swimming in the ocean, which sees an average temperature of 28°C and is therefore very pleasant for a dip at any time of day. They can create a strong, rough tide, but there are plenty of secluded bays where you should be able to enjoy the sea even during times of higher winds. With long, sunny days, if you happen to miss out in the morning, you can always try again in the afternoon!
As for rainfall, there is only a very small amount to be found this month. 20mm will come down, on average and it will only cover 3 days. This means that even if you come for a three-week holiday during this month, you might be able to get away with a totally dry holiday. This is fantastic news for those who want to relax in the sun as much as possible! Keep an eye on the weather forecast from time to time and you should be able to easily avoid any brief showers which do come down, chance of rain is 7% in Arasji, so very low!
Hotels in Aruba in May
Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort
If you love golf, then the Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort has to be a consideration for you. This all-inclusive resort is located right on the beach, but also boasts its own infinity pool as well as the 9-hole golf course. All of the villas and suites are fully equipped so that you can remain self-sufficient if you wish.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
If the May sunshine is too bright for you every now and then, you can always find a retreat at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino. Shops and a market on site allow you to get everything that you need, with private beachfront dining and nightly entertainment laid on for you. The casino is also accompanied by a full-service spa and fitness centre, not to mention a pool which covers three levels with slides and waterfalls between them.
Playa Linda Beach Resort
The Playa Linda Beach Resort offers its own charm. There are two pools, direct access to the beach with cabanas, a fitness centre, two tennis courts, a kid's club, a spa, and shops along with a mini-market. Like most resorts on this island, everything is set up so that you never have to leave.
Hit the Beach
Once you see the white sands and dip your toe in the 28°C water, you will not be able to resist spending a day at the beach. Druif Beach is one such area of white sand, with restaurants close to the calm waters. This is a very relaxed spot which is near to the capital city, and thus very well placed.
Eagle Beach is one of the most impressive spots on the whole island, with the widest beach full of soft white sand. There are shaded picnic areas, huts, and lots of water sports for you to take part in. You may also see turtle nests this is the favoured spot for the animals to lay their eggs. Around sunset, they will hatch and make their way to the waters. There are also a couple of famous trees here, believe it or not, which have starred in lots of ad campaigns!
Bars and Restaurants
Head down to Madame Janette for a great night out, with Dutch and Caribbean food flavours. They claim to have the largest selection of special beers that you will find in the Caribbean, which certainly sounds like reason enough to go! They have also won several awards for their food and atmosphere.
The Dutch Pancake House
Then there is The Dutch Pancake House, which serves exactly what it sounds like it would and will really get your mouth watering. They serve pancakes both as savoury main dishes and as beautifully sweet desserts, along with traditional Dutch recipes and a local twist or two. There are other meals available if you fancy something different too.
Elements Restaurant caters to vegan and gluten-free visitors as well as others, with glass walls allowing a stunning view out along the shore. You can also dine out on the beach itself with a special 6-course menu in the most romantic setting possible.
Things to Do in Aruba in May
The Alto Vista Chapel
Why not take in some culture under the May sun? The Alto Vista Chapel is an interesting architectural building located on the hills of the north side of the island, which is also known as the Pilgrims Church. It stands in a very solitary location, but also boasts fantastic views of the surrounding area.
Kids will love a visit to the Donkey Sanctuary. Donkeys were introduced to the island 500 years ago, and now that they are no longer needed as a means of transportation, far fewer of them remain. You are able to feed them with apples and carrots, as well as petting them throughout the day.
If you feel like doing a bit of shopping, you can stop by Diamonds International, which is one of the biggest jewellers on the island a popular type of shopping here. They sell fine jewellery including wedding and engagement rings, so if you have any hints to drop, now is the time!