Aruba, an island known for its up-close encounters with flamingos. But, if taking IG photos with the bright-colored birds aren’t your thing, we wanted to share our picks for the area’s best beaches.
So sit back, grab a fruity drink, and relax to the sounds of the waves crashing at any of these 5 spots.
Hailed by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and in the world, Eagle Beach tops our list. With calm, gentle waters, this beach is popular among tourists but less crowded than Palm Beach. On the north end, beach-goers can find opportunities for jet-skiing as well as the beach’s famous fofoti trees. The southern end is ideal for those seeking a bit more quiet and relaxation.
If you’re looking to be in the heart of the action in Aruba, Palm Beach is the place to be. Just north of Eagle beach, Palm Beach is lined with many restaurants, as well as high-rise hotels and resorts, making it the busiest beach on the island. Water activities are plentiful and easily accessible from here— including parasailing, jet-skiing, boat rides, wakeboarding, and even fly boarding.
A small and secluded bay located within Malmok Beach, Boca Catalina is one of Aruba’s best snorkeling locations. The beach boasts white sand and clear, calm water ideal for viewing various species of colorful, tropical fish. Best of all, this relaxing and private beach experience can be found only a five-minute drive from Palm Beach. Keep in mind that this beach offers no restaurants or facilities, so pack a lunch and snacks.
Another small, secluded location, Saventa Beach is a peaceful, hidden beach visited by very few tourists. The beach is lined with sea grapes and fofoti trees, and there are several seafood restaurants in the area. Saventa is the perfect beach for you and your family to hang out at. Your only company, if any, may be a few locals or the occasional fisherman.
Last, but certainly not least, we can not forget Aruba’s iconic Flamingo Beach. Located on the Renaissance Resort’s private island, this is the only place in Aruba to see the marvelous pink feathered beauties. To gain access to Renaissance Island you’ll either need to stay at the resort, schedule a treatment at the Spa Cove, or purchase a day pass. Passes go for $125, but only a limited number are sold each day, and they often sell out within minutes.