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picturesque beaches + sun & celebrations on the happy island

Are you ready to ring in the New Year with a splash of excitement and a whole lot of that Caribbean charm that we love?

Picture this: palm-fringed beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a vibrant yet laidback energy. Aruba is known as the happy island. On this small group trip, we're blending relaxation with adventure. Sip pina coladas under palm trees and explore Aruba's stunning natural wonders by Land Rover.

This is the perfect paradise to escape your 9-5 woes and ring in the New Year in the most epic way possible.

DECEMBER 28 2024 - JANUARY 1 2025


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the plan

Day 1 | Arrive on the happy island and feel the heat on your skin and your body instantly relax! Meet your driver at arrivals for transport to the hotel. Check in, take a dip in the pool and get ready for dinner. Meet the group in the lobby and head out for our welcome dinner at a lively local eatery. Get to know your new friends over mouthwatering Caribbean apps (think coconut shrimp, plantains with island spice and Aruban Keeshi Yena - shredded chicken, prunes, local spices & cashews wrapped with Dutch Gouda cheese and served atop a fresh tomato, garlic & basil sauce)


Day 2 | Eat an energizing breakfast at the hotel and get ready to get off road on a Jeep safari. We're heading into the rugged terrain of Arikok National Park to explore the natural wonders Aruba has to offer. We'll see natural rock pools, the famous Baby Beach and take time to swim and snorkel to really enjoy the beauty of the park. 

Free evening! Our hotel is a 10 minute walk to the colourful capital Oranjestad. Head into town to explore the boutique stores, street vendors, upscale shops and lively bars. 

Day 3 | Beach day! We're spending the day at Eagle Beach, rated the #1 best Caribbean beach in 2023 by the Trip Advisory's Traveler's Choice Awards. Along the beach, you will find two of Aruba’s famous fofoti trees that will surely make it into at least one of your beach photos. While enjoying the water here at Eagle Beach, look for sea turtles. Eagle Beach is home to four species of turtle nests and the most nests of any of the Aruba beaches.

We'll be geared up - our hotel has beach bags, beach towels, beach chairs, cool boxes, snorkeling gear we can bring.

Day 4 | Free day! Option to hang with the flamingos at Renaissance beach, explore Oranjestad, relax at Palm Beach - the day is yours!

Meet the group in the evening to ring in the New Year.

Option: Choose the party bus add on for a FUN celebration.

Note you don't have to be a huge partier or drinker to enjoy this. It's a fun night out on the town, we see local lively spots and soak in the Caribbean atmosphere, dance, chat and count down to 2025.

Day 5 | Departure day and sad goodbyes!

See 20 Photos to inspire you to travel to Aruba!

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Let's ring in 2025 with that FUN Caribbean energy. Hop on the bus at 7pm and discover Aruba's lively night scene in Palm Beach and Eagle Beach. Aboard the bus, there will be a host and DJ for your entertainment and you can sip on the island's iconic drink - the Aruba Ariba cocktail - while we cruise between venues. 


  • Airport pick up on arrival

  • 4 breakfasts

  • Double share accommodation in a boutique hotel (limited upgrades to a private room available - email

  • Welcome dinner on Day 1 (family style)

  • Jeep safari excursion with lunch

  • OT trip leader for the duration of the trip

  • A custom need to know guide to Aruba before departure (so you don't need to do any of your own research)

  • All taxes

Not included:

  • Travel insurance

  • Gratuities

  • Meals and activities not mentioned

  • Drop off to airport


Regular: $1550 USD

Early bird (book before October 1): $1350 USD

**Payment plans available


Jessica, CA

I went on the New Years trip to Grenada, and it was fabulous! Sandra did a great job planning and communicating with everyone.
Don’t think, just do it, and book the trip with her. She also does a great job with different payment plan options as well if you need extra time.
I’ve already got my next trip booked with her! ✌🏻

Helena, CA

Origin organised an excellent group trip in Grenada for new years eve.
The mix of relaxation and optional activities was perfectly balanced.
I'm very grateful to Sandra for going above and beyond to extend our trip beyond the advertised event.
I can't wait to sign up to my next Origins Travel adventure!

Matthew, Malta

Just got back from a trip with Origin Travels to Grenada. The whole experience was amazing: great food, superb accommodation and wonderful excursions. Very professionally coordinated from beginning to end. I would highly recommend anyone to take a trip with them!


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