The best carnival in the Caribbean is back for 2023. And we can’t wait to see you here in Aruba. After two years on hiatus, Aruba Carnival 2023 has begun and will be better than ever. This annual event that takes place on the Caribbean island of Aruba. This vibrant celebration is known for its colorful parades, lively music, and delicious food. It is a time when locals and tourists alike come together to enjoy the island’s culture and traditions. Consider staying with Casiola Aruba. It’s the perfect way to ensure that you have a comfortable and convenient stay during the carnival, and it’s the best way to make the most of your time on the island.
A brief history of the carnival
Aruba has been named the world’s happiest island, and if you visit during carnival, you’ll understand why. The Aruba Carnival 2023 is set to take place from January 7th to February 21th, with a variety of events and activities planned throughout the month. The history of the Aruba Carnival can be traced back to the early 20th century, when a group of locals organized a parade to celebrate the island’s culture and traditions. Over the years, the carnival has grown to become one of the biggest and most popular events on the island, attracting visitors from around the world.
What is Aruba Carnival?
Carnival in Aruba is an unforgettable experience. It’s a vivid and bright party where you’re not just a spectator but also a participant in the festivities. Weeks of musical competitions and Carnival Queen Contests precede the Grand Parade. The Aruba carnival season is weeks of pageants, parades, coronations, street parties known as jump offs, live music, music competitions, J’ouvert, children’s carnival, and parties ultimately result in the Grand Parade on Aruba.
Aruba’s most popular Carnival events
The Aruba Carnival 2023 is set to take place from January 7th to February 21th, with a variety of events and activities planned throughout the month. The schedule of events includes:
- January 7th: FakkelOptocht or the Torch Parade
The official start of the Aruba Carnival is ignited by a Torch Parade, which is similar to the Olympic torch. It’s a twinkling nighttime, with the darkness of night providing the perfect backdrop for the parade’s thousands of sparkling lights.
- February 4th: Children’s Parade Noord
To ensure that the carnival tradition is passed down to future generations, Aruba Carnival includes parades and activities for children.
- February 11th: Pyjama Party – J’ouvert Morning
The J’ouvert morning pajama party kicks off the final week of Aruban Carnival celebrations! This is an exciting street party that starts after midnight at 3 a.m. and lasts until dawn. It takes place the night before the Grand Lightening Parade on Aruba.
- February 18th: San Nicolas Grand Parade
The Aruban Carnival season concludes with the Grand Parades. The San Nicolas Grand Carnival Parade is the first, and the Oranjestad Grand Carnival Parade is the second. The Grand Carnival Parade is a joy to witness and experience. We strongly advise you to bring some folded chairs and enjoy the live entertainment as thousands of colorful costumes parade through the streets.
- February 19th: Aruba’s Grand Carnival Parade
The Grand Parade, held in Oranjestad before Ash Wednesday, is the highlight of carnival. The Grand Parade begins at noon and continues until late in the evening. It is the longest parade, with the most marching participants and the biggest audience of spectators.
- February 19th: Burning of King Momo
King Momo personifies the carnival spirit! He represents dramatic irony, fun, liberty, and satire – everything that carnival represents. King Momo is a gigantic puppet who is thrown into a bonfire and burned at midnight after the Grand Parade. This marks the end of Aruba Carnival for another year and the beginning of Lent. Don’t worry, King Momo will be back for next year’s carnival.
Aruba Street Parties – Jump Offs
Jump Offs are the street parties that take place during Aruba Carnival. Throughout the month, spectacular parades and creative contests are held in various districts. They frequently feature brass or steel bands, and there is always plenty of rum consumed. They’re a lot of fun, and anyone who wants to participate is welcome.
Get around during the Carnival
Getting around during the carnival can be a bit tricky, as the island can get quite crowded. The best way to get around is by foot, as the parades and other events take place in the city center. However, if you are staying outside the city center, you can also take advantage of renting a car. Taxis and buses are also readily available, but they may be more difficult to come by during the carnival season.
Tips for first-time carnival-goers
For first-time carnival-goers, here are a few tips to make the most of your experience:
- Dress comfortably: The carnival is a month-long celebration, so be sure to dress comfortably. Wear shoes that are easy to walk in, and bring a hat or sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.
- Plan ahead: Be sure to check the schedule of events and plan your itinerary in advance. This will help you make the most of your time on the island and ensure that you don’t miss any of the key events.
- Book with Casiola Aruba: The properties are located in prime locations, close to all the carnival events and activities, making it easy for you to enjoy everything the carnival has to offer.
Where to stay in Aruba for Carnival?
To ensure that you have a comfortable and convenient stay during the carnival. Casiola Aruba offers a wide range of vacation rentals, including apartments and villas, that are perfect for families and groups of friends. The properties are located in prime locations, close to all the carnival events and activities, making it easy for you to enjoy everything the carnival has to offer. Our vacation rentals come equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay. You’ll have access to a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms, and a private outdoor area where you can relax after a day of carnival fun. Don’t wait, book your stay with Casiola Aruba today and get ready for an unforgettable carnival experience!
Villa with private pool, minutes from Palm Beach!
House - ArubaEscape to your own private oasis at this gorgeous modern villa, offering stunning views and a truly luxurious experience. Step outside onto the spacious backyard, complete with a large pool and an ambient inground sitting area, perfect for soaking up the sun and enjoying the tropical ambiance. Inside, you'll find a beautifully designed open concept living and dining area, seamlessly blending style and comfort. The fully stocked kitchen is a chef's dream, equipped with high-end appliances and everything you need to prepare gourmet meals. The villa features 3 bedrooms, each thoughtfully designed for maximum relaxation. With 2 and a half bathrooms, there's plenty of space for everyone to feel comfortable and pampered. Located close to the vibrant high-rise area and the famous Palm Beach strip, you'll have easy access to an array of restaurants, nightlife, and entertainment options. The beach is just a short 5 to 7-minute drive away, allowing you to quickly immerse yourself in the crystal-clear waters and powdery sands. Indulge in the beauty and luxury of this modern villa, where every detail has been carefully crafted to ensure an unforgettable vacation. Book your stay today and experience the best that Aruba has to offer.
Lovely Condo at Eagle Beach! GREAT VIEWS
Condo - ArubaOne thing is for certain, once you stay at this tropical getaway, you’ll never look at vacationing the same way again! By offering you a limitless supply of high-end appliances and stunning furnishings rich with style, this tranquil haven is guaranteed to turn your holiday into the restful and relaxing retreat that you deserve. We certainly hope you plan on taking advantage of some of the fine fare and exquisite dining Aruba has to offer. But just in case you care to whip up a few meals of your own (or need a place to heat up those delectable leftovers), this kitchen provides a healthy array of stainless-steel appliances, gorgeous granite countertops, handsome cabinetry, and more! If you’re traveling with the family, take note of the side counter, designed to double as a breakfast bar! The banquet area offers plenty of versatility, presenting a glass-top supper table, modern seating, and a stunning view just a few feet away! However, if you are looking for something a bit more romantic, head outside to your balcony, where you and that someone special can enjoy a night to remember, dining under the stars! Bedroom #1 is nothing short of spectacular, showcasing a king size bed, matching night tables, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and exclusive access to the outdoors. In addition, you’ll find delicate artwork, fine décor, and a private en suite dripping with spa-inspired style. Bedroom #2 comes complete with two full beds, a commodious boudoir and a wide-set dresser, making traveling with additional guests an absolute breeze. Whether you’re planning a day full of adventure, one-of-a-kind excursions, or living it up with a night out on the town, nothing welcomes you home like this next must-have amenity! Just outside, you will uncover a palm-laden paradise, highlighting a resort style pool with all the trappings! Bask in the sun while relaxing in one of the many lounge chairs, designed perfectly to sculpt to your body and relieve all signs of tension. When you’ve had enough fun in the sun, cool down by taking a dip! Sure, there is plenty to do on our one happy island, but with comforts like this, you never need to leave your home! -Sunset Residences- Featuring free Wi-Fi, contemporary fitness facility, a resort pool and jacuzzi lined with lounge furnishings, and a breathtaking palm laden patio with a BBQ pit and outdoor kitchen, this stunning residence brings your world-class vacation to brand-new heights. Eagle Beach is located Just two minutes from Sunset Residences. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the entire world, it boasts soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and a steady warm breeze. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
Gorgeous Sunset View Condo - 1 min to Eagle Beach
Condo - ArubaStep Inside Something Truly Remarkable! Hip, vibrant, and luxurious, this contemporary 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, this stunning condo has been professionally staged by one of the business’ top tier interior designers. A wide open concept, eye-catching accent walls, and high-end track lighting set within an elaborate tray ceiling, are just a few of the fine finishes you’ll find throughout this home. Located inside Sunset Residence Condominium, this one-of-a-kind getaway is just a short walk to Eagle Beach - one of the top 10 beaches in the world per TripAdvisor 2022. Within a short walk you will find several restaurants, shops, Imax movie theater, casino and dive center. The kitchen features new stainless steel appliances, thick granite countertops, and a textured backsplash. Hanging high above the island are three suspended pendant lights, along with three barstools, making it the perfect location for a fresh batch of mimosas or a homemade brunch! Just a few feet away is the banquet area, showcasing a long wooden supper table, set upon a stylish area rug and mid-century modern seating for four, with room for more! Perfect for any occasion, this location offers an idyllic view of the outdoor palms and clear blue open sky! Bold and fashionable, the family room in this corner unit is brimming with flair. Here, you will uncover a comfy and spacious couch, contemporary guest seating, wall-mounted flat-screen television and gorgeous view of tropical trees and birds. However, it is the details that really make this gathering room stand out from the rest, from rustic wood bench seating and pops of greenery to the handsome gold furnishings located around every corner. Bedroom #1 showcases a large king size bed with a cushioned headboard, a mid-century modern dresser, wall-mounted flat-screen television, and plenty of built-in storage to help you unpack and unwind throughout your stay! In addition, you’ll enjoy exclusive access to your balcony, making that romantic nightcap beneath the stars a true moment to remember. Offering a bit of versatility, Bedroom #2 features two matching full size beds, a stunning wall display, and an abundance of closet space for you and your guests! No need to go anywhere to do laundry with a laundry room conveniently included in the unit itself. The balcony is adorned with overhead string lights, and furnished with comfy sunchairs that allow you to curl up with a good book, sip your morning brew, or just enjoy the island breeze! The balcony overlooks beautifully appointed lush gardens, a pool, hot tub, grill and bar seating area. The unit includes its own parking space and wi-fi. -Sunset Residences- Featuring free Wi-Fi, contemporary fitness facility, a resort pool and jacuzzi lined with lounge furnishings, and a breathtaking palm laden patio with a BBQ pit and outdoor kitchen, this stunning residence brings your world-class vacation to brand-new heights. Eagle Beach is located Just two minutes from Sunset Residences. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the entire world, it boasts soft white sand, crystal clear turquoise water and a steady warm breeze. -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
Private Beach * Ocean Front * Boat Dock * Tiki Bar
Villa - ArubaEver wish you could just disappear onto your own secluded island? Well, now you can! Villa Rossana, a 4 Bedroom, 3 Bath private beachfront vacation home delivers you the opulent island vacation you’ve always dreamed about! Enjoy endless house of playing in the warm sand, gazing at the sunset, and making memories that will last a lifetime! The kitchen is as regal as it is expansive! Tile flooring, thick granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, and plenty of room within each piece of craftsman cabinetry, this galley is dressed to impress. Though there are several places to dine throughout this stunning getaway, the most convenient is just a few feet away. Both the kitchen island and the nearby glass-top supper table can be enjoyed as a breakfast bar and brunching nook. A leather wraparound sectional, built-in display wall, and a tastefully extravagant chandelier make this living room feel straight off the pages of a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, rendering it the perfect place to hold an ambitious soirée! This lovely villa sleeps nine and offers a wide variety of sleeping arrangements from which to choose, each with their own unique charm and noteworthy appointments. Bedroom #1 is the Master Bedroom, showcasing a king size bed, two plush guest chairs, a night table, dresser, and private en-suite, completed by a sumptuous soaker tub and shower! In addition, you will find another dorm located inside this boudoir, Bedroom #2, featuring a twin bed. Bedroom #3 highlights a queen size bed with a trendy wooden headboard, additional closet space, and a bathroom with a shower, shared with Bedroom #4. This dorm is by far the most subtle and elegant room, displaying a queen size bed with crisp linens, two matching nightstands, a dresser, and a few understated decorative pieces that make the room complete. In addition, you’ll find the Common Room also contains a sofa bed with one unforgettable view of the ocean, as well as air conditioning throughout the entire home! Amidst the rolling waves and gentle ocean breeze lives a paradise that exceeds all expectation. Sandy dunes, an everlasting seascape of palms, and a colossal tiki hut that leads you out onto the water. Your private pier comes complete with a deluxe kitchen inside, lounge chairs, and a few maritime surprises hidden beyond the blue horizon. You never knew life could be this sweet, but you’ve got to believe it when you see it and surrender to the good times that lie ahead! -Property Notes- UTILITIES: All utilities are INCLUDED. (Keep this in mind when comparing rentals as this cost is most often NOT included).
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