The majority of the nightlife is at Palm or Eagle Beach near the high-rise hotel, although there do exist good options in Orajenstad too. My recommendations would be craft Beer and cocktails at “Craft” (craftaruba.com) followed by dancing at “Gusto” (www.gustoaruba.com) or “MooMba Beach Bar” (www.moombabeach.com).
The contrast between the sailing spots is just as distinct as the difference between the developed and natural sides of the island. As many windsurfers know, the expanding strip of American influenced hotels at Palm Beach next to “Fisherman’s Huts” has increasingly deteriorated the quality of the wind. Although there aren’t plans to build a Trump Tower just yet, the Ritz Carlton and Marriott built up a very effective wall. Thankfully the best, although lesser known, windsurf spots on Aruba are unaffected.