Oranjestad, Aruba: Planning Group Activities for Wedding Guests

Aruba ParrotOranjestad is the capital city of Aruba and it is the most popular city for travelers to visit and stay in.

If you are having a destination wedding in Oranjestad, you will want to plan things to do for wedding guests.

Although they are going to Aruba for your wedding, it’s also a vacation for them and they will have free time on their own.

Oranjestad wedding groups will have an enjoyable time no matter what because Aruba is such a special place. However, some guests will be beach lovers while others may not like the beach. For those that want activities to do, you’ll want to provide them with some ideas and local options.

Since all of your guests will be from out-of-town and will be staying at a resort or hotel, it’s nice to make welcome bags for them. It’s great to include a list of activities, attractions and nearby restaurants in that bag. You can also provide them with a map of Aruba or Oranjestad so that it’s easy for them to find everything. When your guests arrive they will appreciate your effort and thoughtfulness!


Sometimes men and women prefer different activities while on vacation. This is why it’s nice to be apart of a wedding group! Guests will have friends to do things with that they enjoy. A group of guys can go golfing while the ladies sunbathe on the beach.

One of the top attractions in Oranjestad is The Links at Divi Aruba, which is a public golf course. They offer golf lessons for groups and also have a pro shop, sports bar and restaurant. After playing 9 holes you can grab something to eat and make a day out of it!

Golfing is relaxing and a great way to see the amazing views of Aruba. It’s also a bonding experience for the guys! The winds of Aruba will make for a nice challenge.


While the guys are enjoying a friendly game of golf, the women can have a day at the spa! This is also a great thing to do for the bride and her bridesmaids before the wedding day. It will help you relax for the remainder of your trip!

Indulgence by the Sea is highly recommended by travelers.  You can get a massage right on the beach! If you’re interested in a romantic activity, you could get a couples massage. Additional treatments include manicures, pedicures, waxing and more.

Another activity that the ladies might enjoy is a trip to Aloe Balm, which is where you can see how they make their skincare products and buy some to use while on the island or take home! You can also take a free group tour of the factory. It’s better to go on a weekday so you can see the workers making the products. This might be a necessary trip if you get a sunburn!

Aruba Ostrich Farm

If you’re looking for a unique activity for your Oranjestad wedding groups, check out the Aruba Ostrich Farm! While there, you can take a guided tour of the farm and interact with the ostriches and emus. They also have a bar and restaurant for you to enjoy before or after the tour! Someone in the group may even be brave enough to try an ostrich burger.


When most people think of Aruba, they think of the beach! The closest beach to Oranjestad (besides the one that your resort will most likely be on) is Druif Beach. It’s a great place for sunbathing and swimming. Eagle Beach is also within walking distance and has shaded areas and tables, so bring a lunch!


Aruba has plenty of things to do for groups during the day, but it really comes alive at night. If guests are just looking for a nice place to have drinks, they can try Bugaloo Beach Bar or Sky Lounge.

Bugaloo Beach Bar is located at the end of a pier on Palm Beach. The view can’t be beat! It’s also a hot spot during the day for lunch. Sky Lounge is a great place for happy hour!

For those guests that enjoy some gambling, they’ll appreciate a trip to a local casino. Alhambra Casino and Seaport Casino are two of the most popular in Oranjestad. At both there’s a selection of different table games and multiple slot machines.

The Aruba Sinatra Dinner Show is another top evening attraction. Listen to the live music every Thursday while you eat and drink with friends and family! Guests will enjoy the entertainment even if they aren’t Frank Sinatra fans.

Aruba has the highest repeat visitor rate of any Caribbean island for a reason! When people are here, they have a relaxing and enjoyable time. It’s also a romantic place, which makes it a great choice for a destination wedding.

Wedding groups will love all of the activities there are in Oranjestad! There is something to do for everybody. Guests will leave with amazing memories of your wedding and of beautiful Aruba.

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