Aruba has some of the most stunning beaches, and its been argued, possibly, some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. If you’re looking for beautiful beaches in Aruba, you can basically follow the coast and find a great spot anywhere along the way.
The beaches in Aruba will quickly make you feel as if you’re absolute paradise. Imagine yourself on a beach with powder white sand, turquoise waters and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Aruba will take you directly to this paradise!
Here are 8 beaches you MUST see in Aruba!!
1. Palm Beach
Hands down, Palm Beach is the busiest and most popular beach in Aruba. Palm Beach is located in the heart of the high rise hotel area, giving visitors the beach right at their finger tips. This beach is masked with beach chairs, umbrellas, restaurants, hotels, and water activities. Such amenities make Palm Beach a convenient place to hangout, if you don’t mind the crowds. The popularity of Palm Beach is undoubtable, and that is due to the amazing aquamarine water and white sand as far as the eye can see.
2. Eagle Beach
A stroll down Palm Beach will eventually lead you to Eagle Beach, another beach with a long stretch of white sand and aquamarine water. Eagle Beach is located in the low rise hotel area and is not quite as built up as Palm Beach. This beach offers the same amazing sand and water as Palm Beach, but with a slightly lesser crowd.
3. Baby Beach
Located on the southern tip of the island in San Nicolas, Baby Beach is a hot spot for locals and their families. Although this beach is a bit off the beaten path, you will still see tourists here as well. Baby Beach offers fewer amenities, so its a great spot for a picnic and a day of relaxing. The calm waters of Baby Beach make an excellent place for swimming and snorkelling.
4. Arashi Beach
Positioned on the northern tip of the island, lays Arashi Beach. Arashi Beach is a little off the main tourist track, making it slightly less busy compared to other beaches on the island. The water here has small waves and is nice to swim in. Given the close proximity of the California Sand Dunes and Lighthouse, Arashi Beach makes a perfect pair after some island exploration.
5. Mangel Halto
Mangel Halto is located slightly off the beaten path and is a tiny slice of paradise. This beach is only a sliver of sand, down a rocky embankment. The mangroves off to the side of the beach are an amazing place to explore life under the sea. The water here is very calm and crystal clear, making it a great spot for swimming and snorkelling.
6. Boca Grandi
Also located on the southern tip of the island and off the beaten path, you’ll find Boca Grandi, another stunning beach. The water here can be rough and isn’t suited for swimming. The rough waters do make a great location for kite surfing. Even if you’re not a kite surfer, this beach is worth a visit, just to take in the nature beauty it offers. The sand and ocean look pristine in a rugged and untouched way.
7. Malmok Beach
Malmok Beach is located close to the northern tip of the island and is home to many conch shells. In the waters of Malmok Beach rests an abandoned ship wreck making for a magical backdrop while the sunsets. This beach isn’t the best for lounging on as it is completely covered in conch shells and rocks, but it is still stunning. You can stroll this beach and look at all the treasures that have washed up on shore.
8. Surfside Beach
About 5 minutes from Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad, you will find Surfside Beach. This beach has beautiful white sand and calm waters. Surfside offers chair and umbrella rentals, as well as a few restaurants, but at a much smaller scale compared to Palm Beach. Surfside is unique in that it is located close to the airport giving beach goers a very close view of planes headed towards landing. This beach is close to the city, but leaves the hustle and bustle behind.
Each and every beach mentioned above is stunning in its own way and worth a visit. Aruba is full of so much nature beauty and the beaches just happen to be at the top of that list. While you’re visiting, make sure you check out some of the other amazing attractions in Aruba!
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