When it comes to tropical destinations, Aruba is always at the top of traveller’s lists. It’s popular all over the world, and the island sees travellers 365-days of the year – which is a credit both to the fun that can be had there, as well as that dependable tropical weather!
If there’s one thing, though, that travellers come to Aruba for more than anything else, it’s this: the beaches! Depending upon what type of beach experience you’re looking to have in Aruba, you’re sure to find something that will scratch your itch.
Are you just looking for a place to dip your toes in the sand and catch some rays? You can find that. Are you looking for a place to break out the surfboard? You’ll find that, too. You’ll even find some of the very best places for snorkeling in the entire world!
How do you know which beach is best for which, though? That’s what this list is here to solve. On it, you’ll find 17 of the most notable beaches in Aruba, along with a description of what the beach is known for. So, if you’re travelling there soon (or thinking about it) be sure to use this a handy guide!
1. Andicuri Beach
More isolated than some of the other beaches in Aruba, this one is ideal for those who enjoy body-boarding.
2. Arashi Beach
The locals love this beach, which should tell you something. It’s a great place for those who enjoy snorkeling.
3. Baby Beach
If you’re travelling with little ones, you’ll appreciate the shallow waters that are off this pristine beach, as well as the nearby amenities.
4. Boca Catalina
When you’re looking for a quiet and intimate beach on Aruba, this should be at or near the top of your list!
5. Boca Grandi
You’ll find this beach, which is a favorite with kite surfers, on the southern side of the island.
6. Boca Prins
As part of National Park Arikok, this beach is beautiful, however it’s not for swimming as the currents are extremely strong.
7. De Palm Island
As the only all-inclusive resort on Aruba, it’s home to its own beautiful beach that can be enjoyed by guests.
8. Dos Playa
With a name that means “two beaches” this amazing stretch offers an idyllic natural environment for catching some rays.
9. Druif Beach
Located near a number of resorts, there’s plenty to keep you entertained after enjoying this destination’s beautiful sand. (Image courtesy of TUI)
10. Eagle Beach
With crystal-clear water and beautiful, soft sand, there are many who claim this is the best beach on the island
11. Hadicurari Beach
Located on the northern tip of Aruba, this beach is perfect for those who crave exciting surf.
12. Malmok Beach
This is another Aruba beach that’s perfect for snorkeling, and you’re also likely to see sailboats anchored offshore.
13. Mangel Halto
You’ll find this excellent snorkeling beach just a little southeast of the famous Spanish Lagoon.
14. Palm Beach
If you want to sun yourself near all the hustle and bustle of the island’s famous hotels, this is where you need to go.
15. Renaissance Island
In order to enjoy these private, exclusive beaches, you’ll need to be a guest of the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino.
16. Rodger’s Beach
This is another beach that’s popular with the locals, and one where you might be able to avoid the tourists elsewhere.
17. Wariruri Beach
Located at the end of a long dirt road, this is a beach where you’re shore to see plenty of surfers doing their thing.