You’ve spent all afternoon and evening indulging in tropical cocktails and sunrays at one of the best beach bars in Aruba. You’re likely feeling a little less than ideal, which is no way to continue enjoying your dream vacation one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean.
Lucky for you, brunch in Aruba will cure any ailments and help fuel you up for another day of gallivanting around this Dutch Caribbean island. The island is brimming with quality spots where you can indulge in all of your favourite brunch classics from home (plus a few new ones you might not have tried before).
Hungry for brunch in Aruba? Here are seven great places where you can get everything from mimosas and Dutch pancakes to fruit bowls and fresh seafood. Better extend your trip another weekend…you’re going to want to enjoy more than one Sunday brunch here.
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The Hyatt Regency Aruba is a fantastic place to spend your stay on the island. However, you don’t have to be a guest to treat yourself to their world-class Champagne Brunch each Sunday. From 11:30 am to 2:30 pm each Sunday, the hotel’s restaurant Ruinas del Mar holds an elegant brunch where you can sample international foods and sip on champagne. Your vacation just got a whole lot better, didn’t it?
Just next to the island’s iconic, authentic Dutch windmill you’ll find Diana’s Pancakes Place. And, it’s fitting, seeing as the spot serves the island’s best Dutch pancakes. What better place to sample this Dutch delicacy than in the Dutch Caribbean? They’re thinner than American pancakes and they’re loaded with flavour in the form of traditional stroop syrup. That’ll surely help you get up in the morning.
Make your way from the Netherlands over to brunch in Belgium by visiting Taste of Belgium just north of Oranjestad. As home to the island’s largest selection of Belgian beers, it’s a great place to head for a cold one any time of day. However, they also serve some of the best brunch in Aruba. They serve something called a Hangover Cure, which comes with grilled steak, fried onions, egg, potato waffles and chimichurri.
Cosy both indoors and out, Bistro de Suikertuin is one of the spots with great brunch in Aruba for sure. The seating spills out onto a quaint, charming garden area. It’s a great place to soak up some sun and treat yourself to a brunch platter. Also, be sure to stop by for their Royal High Wine. It comes with a mix of warm and cold tapa’s & bites, served with half a litre wine of your choice.
Interested in brunch that’s tasty and Instagrammable? Eduardo’s Beach Shack is locally famous for its Insta-worthy dishes and super photographable swings. Order a healthy açaí bowl or fresh fruit smoothies and get in line to take a super vibrant shot as you sit in the swing. It’s great, healthy brunch food and you’ll make your friends back home jealous of your vacay.
Local Store is the absolute best place to head in Aruba if you love craft beer. The place is stocked full of delicious new varieties to try that you’ve likely never had back home. But, on the weekends they also serve great brunch. Get a Brunch Burger or some savoury chicken and waffles and order a new beer. Yes, beer for brunch. It’s the freakin’ weekend!
You can’t head to an island paradise and not treat yourself to a healthy, colourful bowl of tropical fruits. One Happy Bowl is a great brunch spot in Aruba for those interested in something simply healthy and delicious. Here, you can create your own bowl. And, the menu is full-vegan and gluten-free. It doesn’t get much better than that.