Best Winter Sun Flight Deals to Aruba From Just $ 160 Roundtrip

If you’ve dreamed of a winter getaway to the sunny Caribbean, this could be a great opportunity to make it a reality. We’re seeing cheaper than average round-trip airfare from several US cities to Aruba’s white sand beaches starting at just $ 160.

These cheap rates are exceptional, given their timing. You can fly during peak hours during the fall and winter periods from November to February. So, if you travel from New York to Aruba, you can escape the cold and snowy northeast in favor of the sun and warm temperatures of one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. In fact, we rate Aruba as one of the top nine destinations for a winter vacation this year.

We see the cheapest airline tickets from Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), New Orleans (MSY), Washington, DC (DCA), New York (JFK and EWR) and Philadelphia (PHL) to Aruba (AUA). Some routes are non-stop, while others require a stop along the way.

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Most of these cheap fares are with American Airlines and JetBlue Airways. While some are Standard Economy, others are Basic Economy, meaning you’ll have to pay extra for perks like checking in a bag and selecting a seat. Be sure to check your specific fare details when booking.

We recommend that you book directly through the airline or through an online travel agent such as Priceline, Expedia or Travelocity.

Here are some examples of cheap tickets to Aruba that you can book right now.

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Fly from Miami to Aruba for just $ 160 round trip.

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Fly from Fort Lauderdale to Aruba for just $ 160 round trip.

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Fly from Miami to Aruba for just $ 160 round trip.

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Fly from New Orleans to Aruba for just $ 207 roundtrip

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Fly from Washington, DC to Aruba for just $ 247 roundtrip.

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Fly from New York to Aruba for just $ 268 roundtrip.

Philadelphia (PHL) to Aruba (AUA) for $ 288 round trip with American and JetBlue

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Fly from Philadelphia to Aruba for just $ 288 roundtrip.

Once you’ve booked the flights, it’s time to start planning the rest of your trip, including where you should stay once you get there. Fortunately, there is no shortage of hotels around the island where you can relax, unwind, and enjoy your winter getaway.

Consider booking one of these best Aruba hotels.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba – Ranked as TripAdvisor’s # 1 hotel on the island, you won’t be disappointed with a stay at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. This is an adults-only property, which means it could be the perfect location for a romantic getaway without the kids.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino – This beachfront resort offers everything you will need right on the property. From shops to restaurants to a spa, you will find a bit of everything. Plus, with beach access and an on-site swimming pool, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax.

The Ritz Carlton Aruba – At the luxury end of the spectrum, the Ritz-Carlton Aruba has two outdoor pools as well as beach access. Inside you’ll find a spa, modern rooms, three on-site restaurants, and more.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

The swimming pool at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, for adults only.

If your mind is now fixed on going to Aruba, be sure to book your flight the right way to maximize what you get for your purchase. For example, there are a number of credit cards that offer additional rewards or benefits when you book travel with them.

The American Express Platinum Card® is widely regarded as the best card for booking flights. You will earn 5 points for every dollar spent on flights booked directly with an airline or through Amex Travel when using the Amex Platinum. So if you book the $ 268 roundtrip flight from New York to Aruba directly with JetBlue, you’ll earn 1,340 Amex points, plus points in JetBlue’s TrueBlue program.

Alternatively, you can book these flights with a card like the Chase Sapphire Reserve®, which earns 3 points per dollar of travel, including flights, and 5 points total on air travel if you purchase through Chase Ultimate Rewards. Then, when you’re ready to book your hotel, you can use the same card to earn 3 points for hotel and house rental bookings, or 10 points in total when booking through Ultimate Rewards.

And if you’re planning to book with an online travel agency like Priceline, don’t forget to book your flights with a credit card that earns points on all trips, not just trips booked directly with airlines or via an issuer’s reservation portal.

Want to maximize your purchases of airline tickets and hotels? Discover CNN Underscored list of the best credit cards for travel.

Note: While the offers mentioned above are accurate at time of posting, they are subject to change at any time and may have changed or may no longer be available.