Aruba, Aruba: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Aruba, Aruba? If you're planning to go to Aruba, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Aruba, Aruba

Based on the climate and weather in Aruba, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Aruba, Aruba by month

January

January in this region is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage

February

In February, Aruba is constantly hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

This is also a rainy time for Aruba, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage

March

If you vacation in Aruba during March, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

April

If you vacation in Aruba during April, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

May

If you go to Aruba in May, you will notice that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion

June

If you vacation in Aruba during June, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot, somewhat hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

July

If you vacation in Aruba during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Dresses

August

August for Aruba is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage

September

September in Aruba is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Shorts
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella

October

October for Aruba can be sweltering and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear

November

If you are traveling to Aruba in November, you will notice that it is extremely hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

December

December for Aruba is hot and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Aruba, Aruba

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Aruba, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A, B and F
  • A SIM card that works in Aruba
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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