Mother’s Day Dining, Experiences & Gifting Ideas on Aruba
We think Moms should be honored every day, but it’s that special time of year to celebrate moms and all they do for us. Mother’s Day on Aruba offers a wonderful menagerie of dining specials, experiences, and gifting options. Here’s a round-up of some of our favorites.
A beautiful brunch setting is iconic to Mother’s Day, and Aruba’s brunch scene is second to none!
BLT Steak at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Enjoy an elegant brunch experience at this signature restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. Mingle with mom over elevated brunch cuisine and endless mimosas.
10:00am – 2:00pm
$85 adults, $49 teens (12- 17 years), $29 children (5-11 years)
For reservations: +297 527 2699
La Vista at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
The casual, contemporary vibes of this beachfront restaurant at Aruba Marriott is a welcoming setting for the entire family. The all-you-care-to-eat buffet has all the classic brunch favorites presented in action stations, including a pancake & waffle station, made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit & smoothies, charcuterie, BBQ delights from the smoker, raw bar, carving station, pizza & pasta, live paella station, gelato & pastries, and many more stations and items to delight mom! Sip on unlimited mimosas or indulge in the special Santa Margherita bar while a deejay spins tunes. Moms also receive a special gift.
11:00am to 2:00pm
$65 per person + 15% service charge, kids ages 6 to 12 half price, kids under 5 free
Make your reservation by calling 520-6312 or book online at OpenTable.
Marriott’s Afternoon Tea
Mom can spend the afternoon sipping on a selection of loose tea flavors and noshing on a delectable array of sweet and savory pastries in the chic environs of The Lobby, with the experience accompanied by the smooth sounds of a live jazz ensemble. This special afternoon affair is being offered May 12, 13, and 14.
1:00pm to 5:00pm
$75 for two guests
Make your reservation by emailing to [email protected]
Dinner at Hilton’s Sunset Grille
One of the Caribbean’s top-rated American steakhouses, serving premium steaks and seafood, the Hilton Aruba’s Sunset Grille is a fabulous option for mom. In addition to their regular menu, the Mother’s Day special includes a three-course menu with a sommelier’s curated wine pairing to match.
5:30pm to 10:30pm
$80 per person for the Mother’s Day special
Reserve on Open Table or call 536-6640
Passions on the Beach
Allow mom to kick off those shoes and enjoy a seaside culinary experience by the sea with her toes in the sand at Amsterdam Manor’s Passions on the Beach. Stellar sunset views from award-winning Eagle Beach–the #2 beach in the world–are followed by starry skies and torchlit ambiance.
Reserve on Open Table or call 527-1100
Miami’s hottest Spanish tapas restaurant has a location right here on Aruba at Paseo Herencia. In addition to the regular menu that boasts the largest tapas selection on the island, imported Spanish cheeses and hams, and a variety of authentic paella dishes, Mother’s Day will be celebrated with a special for two that includes mixed paella, a glass of Cava or wine, and a delightful almond cake. This promotion runs Saturday dinner (5:30pm-11:00pm) and Sunday lunch and dinner (noon to 11:00pm).
$45 per person
For reservations call 592-8998
BLT Steak at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba
NYC’s famed BLT Steak has a prime beachfront location at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba. For an entire week, May 10-16, a special Blackboard Menu highlighting seasonal flavors with local ingredients and dry-aged beef selections is offered for an unforgettable dinner experience for mom.
6:00pm to 10:00pm
For reservations call 527-2399 or email to [email protected]
Casa Nonna at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba
Mom will feel right at home at Casa Nonna, “grandmother’s house,” where from-scratch pasta and classic, authentic Italian flavors bring upscale comfort food for the entire family. Top the evening off with a special homemade dessert to end the night on a sweet note.
6:00pm to 10:00pm
For reservations call 527-2399 or email to [email protected]
Así Es Mi Perú
Peru is heralded as one of the top foodie destinations in the world, and here on Aruba you can enjoy traditional Peruvian dishes at Así Es Mi Perú, owned and operated by Peruvian-born Roxanna Salas. The ambiance is fresh and vibrant in a craft marketplace setting, with both indoor and patio dining. Mom and the whole family will enjoy this colorful and delicious escape into Peruvian flavors.
Noon to 9:30pm
Make your reservation here or call 588-3958
Bohemian Bar & Restaurant
Bring mom to the exotic, tropical environs of the chic garden setting at Bohemian Bar & Restaurant where an oasis of culinary pleasures await. Enchanting dishes sprinkled with French flair highlight the intriguing menu.
Sun to Thurs 5:00pm to midnight
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 1:00am
Studio Murano Art & Restaurant
Tucked away in the neighborhood of Ayo, near the historic Ayo Rock Formations, this family-owned and run establishment is located in a century-old traditional Aruban “cunucu” home transformed into an outdoor fire studio, gallery, and charming bar and restaurant. This is a great family alternative for Mother’s Day. On Mother’s Day, their expert artisans will be gifting a lovely glass heart to all moms dining at the restaurant. Check out their menu and learn more about their glass-blowing exhibitions here.
Monday: 11 am to 2 pm; Tuesday – Thursday: 11 am to 9 pm; Friday: 11 am to 11 pm; Saturday: 11 am to 10 pm; Sunday: 11 am to 8 pm
Call 584-8148 for more information and reservations
Some of the best and most memorable gifts are experiences, whether enjoyed together or enjoyed for a little relaxing me-time. Here are a few ideas to pamper mom in paradise.
The Spa at Ritz-Carlton
This 15,000 square-foot sanctuary offers two blissful packages for Mother’s Day:
Mom and Me
Relax and rejuvenate with mom with a 25-minute refreshing facial and 50-minutes of pure massage relaxation. For all mothers and daughters.
$250 (including service charge and tax)
Let mom enliven her senses with a regular manicure and 50-minute organic facial tailored to her skin type.
$125 (including service charge and tax)
For information and reservations:+297 527 2525 or [email protected]
Eforea at Hilton Aruba
A tranquil oasis of bamboo and water features create a soothing environment for mom. Eforea’s Mother’s Day packages include:
Tempo Cu Mami
This time for two is the ultimate gift to enjoy together with mom and can be enjoyed at the Outdoor Spa Cabana or Indoor Couples Suite.
Fitness Muscle Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Stress Relief Massage
50 min $300/80 min $455 (for 2)
Coco Pa Mami
Melt into pure bliss together with the Kopari coconut massage. Organic Coconut Melt is worked into sore, tired muscles for a total body glow that will leave your skin feeling silky smooth. The experience is finished with an ultra-hydrating foot massage and cool towels, leaving you and mom refreshed and in coconut paradise.
50 min $275 /80 min $420 (for 2)
Mint Chocolate Toes For Mom And Me
This delicious pedicure begins with a thick Butter Brûlée Milk Soak. Next, feet and legs are smoothed and exfoliated with a fine-grain sweet cream salt scrub, making dry skin soft to the touch. Then, you’ll both be painted in a hot chocolate mask that’s loaded with nourishing vitamins and CoQ10 – a powerful antioxidant. A final massage with minty sea butter leaves toes feeling fresh and invigorated. After a primp and polish, you will both be leaving the spa with snuggly feet.
50 min $200 (for 2)
BONUS! All treatments include a glass of champagne or mimosa and an hors d’oeuvre as well as a $20 spa retail credit. This special will be valid until May 31, 2023.
Call 526-6052 or email to [email protected] for reservations.
Wellness Experiences with Essentials Aruba
Bring mom (and the family!) the gift of wellness. Taking care of our minds and bodies is really one of the best gifts we can give ourselves. Think outside the box and create a most memorable experience for mom. Essentials Aruba curates private wellness experiences like mindful yoga sessions and nature hikes for one or two persons, or up to a group of eight.
Visit the website to learn more about these thoughtful wellness experiences.
There’s no doubt Lady Luck loves moms!
The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Spend a fun afternoon with mom at The Casino at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba for a special edition Mother’s Day Bingo with $5,000 in cash prizes. There will also be a progressive jackpot starting at $10,000. The fun begins at 1:00pm. Bingo cards are $20.
The Casino at Hilton Aruba
Mom can play under the stars at The Casino at Hilton Aruba, with the first 25 moms receiving a $20 Freeplay Mother’s Day gift. Additionally, on Mother’s Day, a raffle will be held for those that accumulate 150 points on their Players’ Card. The Casino is open from 11am to 3am. For more information call +297-526-690
Jolie Jewelry Boutique
Wow and delight mom by surprising her with the perfect wardrobe piece, accessories, or complete outfit ensemble from locally-owned and operated Joile Jewelry Boutique. Owner Marny de L’Isle has curated collections of basics with a twist and unique contemporary jewelry inspired by big-city trends.
Marny and her team of stylists will assist you with a no-stress shopping experience, helping you choose just the right gift for mom!
Mother’s Day at The Shops at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Moms can bask a little retail therapy and enjoy 15% savings at The Boutique and the Sun Boutique on all clothing, swim wear, shoes, and accessories. This special runs May 12,13, and 14.
Royal Aruba Aloe
The world’s finest aloe grows right here on Aruba! Conveniently shop at one of Royal Aruba Aloe’s 17 retail locations on the island, or if you are not here you can shop online–www.arubaaloe.com (US & Canada) and www.arubaaloe.nl (Europe)—and have it delivered right to mom’s doorstep! Royal Aruba Aloe sun, skin, bath, and beauty products will pamper mom all year long!