As I mentioned before, Aruba has a bit of a split personality. Like a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or a Two Face from Batman. On one hand, you have calm tropical beaches with lounge chairs and umbrella drinks. On the other, you’ve got violent crashing waves, jagged rocks and a whole lot of cacti.
Well, before I got to Aruba, I had no idea the windward coast even existed because travel guides and resort pages wanna be all “come lay on our beautiful beaches” because, well, they are beautiful. But honestly, the windward coast is equally beautiful in a completely different way. Someone should tell you about them too! They should be all “our windward coast is really windy and a nice break from that lounge chair and it’s super fun when you go off-roading a 4×4!”
Here is a little peak into the darker side of Aruba…the windward side.