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

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

When to go to Oranjestad, Aruba

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

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

January

If you vacation in Oranjestad during January, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 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 half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

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

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

If you are traveling to Oranjestad in March, you will notice that it is extremely hot. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Oranjestad during April, you are likely to find that it can be sweltering. 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 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you vacation in Oranjestad during May, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot. 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 a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

June in this region can be sweltering and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

In July, Oranjestad is really hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Oranjestad, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 80%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

August in this region is extremely hot. 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:

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

September

September in Oranjestad is consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October in this region is constantly hot 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
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts

November

In November, Oranjestad can be sweltering 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 Oranjestad, with several of the days of the month having rain. In November, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

December here 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:

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

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

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Oranjestad, 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 Oranjestad
  • Appropriate museum wear

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