Top 10 Things to do in San Nicolas, Aruba

August 3, 2017 Rosalyn Ihle

Discover the best top things to do in San Nicolas, Aruba including JADS Dive Center, Baby Beach, Rodgers Beach, Anchor in Memory of All Seamen, Colorado Point Lighthouse, Boca Grandi, Museum of Industry, Grapefield Climbing Area, Community Museum, Aruba Golf Club.
Restaurants in San Nicolas

1. JADS Dive Center

Seroe Colorado 245E | Baby Beach, San Nicolas, Aruba
Excellent
91%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 917 reviews

JADS Dive Center

By working in small groups this allows us the flexibility to adapt to our guests experience a/o needs. Most of our guests are boat diving from our 36' vessel conveniently docked behind the airport.We make scuba diving on your Aruba vacation convenient and enjoyable.Once you arrive at JADS you are more then a guest; you become family. On property: Bar & Grill, rinse area, washrooms...All experience levels are welcomed.

Reviewed By Derrick M

We went to Aruba with average expectations of the diving experience as many have discussed the visibility and locations. We were on the hunt for our Advanced PADI dive certifications and Jad's delivered. From the super organized Jad's team to the relaxed but properly instructive atmosphere above and below the water, we enjoyed our six dives immensely. Not only were Sue, KC and Jahir awesome but so were the people we had a chance to dive with all week. Water was 75 to 78 so there was a bit of algae bloom with lower temperatures that made the visibility 45-50 feet. Not great but tons of sea life. We saw turtles, spotted eagle ray, Octopus, squid, a few different types of eels, lobster a ton tropical fish. The best dive was off the lighthouse in Noord. We would definitely dive with the Jad's team again.

2. Baby Beach

Baby Beach, San Nicolas, Aruba
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Baby Beach

Reviewed By Theresa C - Long Island, New York

We really enjoyed our trip to Baby Beach. We are annual travelers to Aruba -- go every August for a family vacation. This was our first adventure to Baby Beach and it didn't disappoint. This beach is very different than Palm Beach. There are many locals and the atmosphere is relaxing and calm. There are TURTLES IN THE WATER!! It was so cool! They were quite large and I'd never experienced anything like this before. We enjoyed our trip to Baby Beach; a perfect addition to our already awesome vacation! We will definitely go back. The water is calm although I have heard that there are strong currents - I stayed pretty close to the shore and didn't experience them. They have a truck that sells soda and chips -- but I would suggest packing a few drinks and snacks. There was a bar/grill but we didn't use their services. An all around nice place to visit. Bring Sunscreen, towels, and an underwater camera. We stay in Palm Beach and rented a car for the day -- so this was a perfect stop along our adventure route. We stayed there for about 3 hours and then went to Flying Fish Bone before returning to Palm Beach - absolutely fabulous day!!

3. Rodgers Beach

San Nicolas, Aruba
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 232 reviews

Rodgers Beach

Located next to the more popular Baby Beach, this beach is also known for its calm waters.

Reviewed By Laurie M - Sangerville, Maine

GREAT place to spend a relaxing day away from crowds, and with no timetable. ? 1/2 hour travel from downtown, but it's worth it. Gentle waves, scenic views, just great.

4. Anchor in Memory of All Seamen

San Nicolas, Aruba
Excellent
28%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 285 reviews

Anchor in Memory of All Seamen

Reviewed By Greg R - Chicago, Illinois

There is not much to say about it as it's literally a big red Anchor in the Memory of All Seamen - not a religious place but one that shows respect to Seamen and isn't surrounded by anything else other than the dramatic background giving it the right atmosphere.
TIP: it's literally on the way to Baby Beach, shortly after Kamini's Kitchen - you can't miss it, if you go to Baby Beach it's worth the stop

5. Colorado Point Lighthouse

Seroe Colorado - ao Lado da Praia de Baby Beach, San Nicolas, Aruba
Excellent
37%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
9%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 94 reviews

Colorado Point Lighthouse

Reviewed By Kathy S - Rochester, New Hampshire

Beautiful view of the island and Beaches. The lighthouse itself is nice and well kept. I would visit again just for the view.

6. Boca Grandi

San Nicolas, Aruba
Excellent
81%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Boca Grandi

Reviewed By fishblow - Florida

We tried to hit most of the Beaches in Aruba on our trip...this was at the far east end of the island and had beautiful vistas.

7. Museum of Industry

Bernardstraat 164, San Nicolas, Aruba +297 584 7090
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Museum of Industry

The Museum of Industry is situated in the Water Tower in San Nicolas and narrates Aruba's industrial history which began in the 19th century.

Reviewed By GoneTraveling0522 - Rhode Island

This is the best museum on the Island. The area of San Nicolas is growing and this building is super neat as it is also a historical water tower. While your in this area just around the corner is Cochesa a gallery of work of...MoreDear GoneTravelling0522, Thank you very much for your visit to our museum. We look forward to seeing you back on the island very soon. Greetings from the Museum of Industry Team

8. Grapefield Climbing Area

San Nicolas, Aruba
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Grapefield Climbing Area

This rock-climbing area in the southern part of Aruba is a mecca for novices and experienced climbers alike.

Reviewed By Texas_Phil - Illinois

My wife and I walked for a couple hours on this shoreline and saw about 6 people. There are several hand build shacks along the shore that people use as Kite Surfing windbreaks/changing areas etc. This is one of the most deserted Beaches on Aruba when the Kite surfers aren't there and the snorkeling is amazing...very shallow and Huge currents while we were there..I would hike up about 200 yards of shore and snorkel back letting the current carry me...I would say that swim fins are a necessity almost anywhere on this side of Aruba..the currents are VERY strong. just down from this beach is Boca Grandi..another nice spot....didn't see anyone rock climbing but goats.

9. Community Museum

Main Street, San Nicolas, Aruba
Excellent
44%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 7 reviews

Community Museum

Reviewed By epplehead - cherry hill nj

As we were getting off the public bus in San Nicolas, someone suggested the community Museum right accross the street from the bus station. We deceided to look it over before we sought out "Charley's Bar" for lunch. The small free two room collection was great. The rooms contained memoribelia from the " old days" of Aruba and was explained by Roy who seemed to know many of the subjects. It's not the MET but it was fun

10. Aruba Golf Club

Golfweg 82 (In southeastern Aruba), San Nicolas, Aruba 297 8 42006
Excellent
35%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
11%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 18 reviews

Aruba Golf Club

A favorite with tourists visiting the island, the club offers a nine-hole course with 20 sand traps and 5 water traps, plus a clubhouse complete with bar, workshop, storage rooms and lockers.

Reviewed By bill_tee - UK

As the reviews point out, if your golf snob, don't come here, come to experience something different, rough ground astro mat, goats, cactus, rocks oil/sand greens/browns or whatever. $25 a steal. i was only person on the course. Its simply different, historic and has to be sampled. My clubs survived.

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