Here is list of 7 things to do should you find yourself single in Aruba on Valentine’s Day.
Hit up the Kukoo Kunuku
If I were single and in Aruba my number 1 choice for how to spend my night would be the Kukoo Kunuku party bus. In my opinion it’s a guaranteed good time. The Kunuku is a painted party bus that picks up reserved and demur tourist and magically turns them into maraca shaking party animals. You hop from bar to bar, many of which are off the tourist trail and along the way you bond with other completely out of control future strangers. While I am sure there will be more than a few couples on the bus that night, they are sure to be dwarfed by the packs of singles out to have a good time and maybe make some memories that will most likely be forgotten or at least seriously confusing by morning. http://www.kukookunuku.com/
Laugh Away the Loneliness
Aruba Ray Ellin is in town with his Aruba Ray’s Comedy and Valentine’s Day evening features the killer trio of the host Aruba Ray Ellin, America’s Got Talent finalist Dan Naturman and Chuck Nice from VH1’s Best Week Ever. Trust me there is absolutely no reason to cry yourself to sleep in a lonely hotel room when you can be laughing at the Stellaris with these guys. Doors open at 8pm and show time is at 8:30pm. Purchase tickets from http://Arubacomedy.com or at 7:30pm at the Amsterdam Ballroom Showroom door.
Find a date in San Nicolas
Personally I think it’s okay to be alone on February 14th but for those of you who just can’t bear the thought there is another way. If you have ever read Daniel Putkowski’s incredible novel “An Island Away” you know all about what goes on after hours in San Nicolas. So not that I am recommending going that way but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the women of San Nicolas as an option. Supposedly the workers in Aruba’s red light district get tested regularly for the standard maladies which make nether regions itch, burn or fall off, so you should be good there. Just know that in Texas there has been at least one case of the Zika virus being sexually transmitted, not that there have been any reported Zika outbreaks in Aruba… once again just being thorough.
You can still get lucky
The party bar and club scene isn’t for everyone, I totally get it. Luckily Aruba also have options for those who want to just enjoy a quiet evening… they are called casinos. Since you didn’t blow your money on ridiculous roses and fancy fixins you might as well check out one of Aruba’s many casinos. Just because you weren’t lucky in love, at some point your luck does have to turn around, right?
Watch the game if you have no game
If you are a fan of the NBA All Star game, being single on Valentine’s Day is actually a blessing. Instead of trying to kill two birds by finding a romantic restaurant that has at least one visible television you can just go all out b-ball fan. Find a place like the Local Store Aruba which has giant televisions, great food and an awesome beer selection to catch the game. In fact I would be willing to bet you will be the envy of all your friends when they find out you spent V Day guzzling craft beer and eating Aruba’s best wings instead of at some fancy overpriced restaurant.
Eat to your heart’s content
Normally when you go out with someone on Valentine’s Day you are flowers. You are candy. You are all things romantic. However this year instead of going someplace romantic with the love of your life you plan on “kickin it” with your amigos or Amiga’s whichever the case may be, and boy do I have just the place for you.
When I want to thoroughly embrace my carnivorous nature I can’t think of a better place than Texas De Brazil. If you aren’t familiar with this restaurant it’s a Brazilian style steakhouse where gauchos bring around giant sword-like skewers of different cuts of meat. TDB is all you can eat and “meat coma” is the best way that I can describe such a wonderfully over the top dining experience.
The best part is even if you aren’t into meat their monstrous 60 item salad
Don’t Give Up the Fight
Okay so if I were in Aruba on Valentine’s Day night (<– does that even make sense) and making one last ditch effort to finish the night something other than alone the plan is simple. Go where the other single people go. For that my top beach bar choices would be or Moomba or Bugaloe. Both places have great late night drink specials and are practically guaranteed to have groups of singles who may be thinking the same thing you happen to be thinking.
If you want more of a club scene Aruba has those as well. Head over to Gusto, Senor Frog’s or the Sandbar & Lounge at Brickell Bay. All of these places have the kind of party atmosphere tha’ll keep you going late into the night… unless you find a reason to cut the night short.