The 19-mile-long island of Aruba packs in a fascinating array of experiences. The west side, including Palm Beach, is abuzz with hotels, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. And water activities like snorkeling and kite surfing mostly set out from these beaches. The north of the island is just the opposite—rugged and wild—while the southeastern city of San Nicolas pulses to a Carubbian beat. There are countless ways to find happiness on Aruba; here are five local favorites to get you started.