Best beaches in Aruba for your next visit
Your dream of coming back to Aruba doesn’t need to be a dream anymore! The new normal allows you to plan a quick getaway to the happiest island in the world and… In Azure Beach Residences, we are ready for you!
The enchanting beaches of Aruba are better than ever before, with pristine clear waters, colorful sunsets, flamingos and turtles everywhere. The natural beauty of the One Happy Island is waiting for you, which is why you can’t miss out on the best beaches in Aruba.
Get on board and fall in love with the beauty of the best beaches in the entire Caribbean, just as we did.
What are the best beaches in Aruba?
Aruba is well known for its beaches of pristine turquoise waters, dreamy white sands, and warm, clear weather. Three characteristics that make Caribbean lovers swoon! In the middle of this paradise, our visitors and tourism experts have made their call: these are the best beaches in Aruba.
Let us help you discover the best beaches on the One Happy Island.
Natural Pool or Conchi Beach is located on the east coast of Aruba. It is the favorite destination of adventurers visiting the One Happy Island eager for new experiences. Are you adventurous?
This fantastic beach leads you to the remote but popular attraction: Arikok National Park. Arikok is a 34km² (approximately 18% of the island) with a natural ocean pool sheltered by craggy rock formations. Boca Prins, Dos Playa, and Conchi Beach are part of this blessing of nature, with Conchi being the most popular.
As Natural Pool is in the National park, spending a day there starts with a hike. However, if you’re tired after a day of adventuring then you can journey back by horse or 4×4 vehicle.
Enjoy hiking and discover the magic of Natural Pool
After you pass the route, you will find a hidden treasure: a deserted stretch of coastline that dramatically shows the water spraying. This is quite a sight, like a beach scene in a movie. You can’t miss out on it!
Many people enjoy jumping off the rocks, floating in the calm water, and immortalizing the moment in photos that will amaze their friends.
What you can’t miss on Natural Pool:
When you get to Conchi, don’t miss the snacks and drinks that are sold at the top of the stairs that lead to Natural Pool. You won’t regret trying the Aruba Ariba Cocktail!
Are you a thrillseeker? Adventurers who want more than hiking have their own place in Aruba, and that’s in Malmok Beach.
With one of the most crystalline waters you’ve ever seen, Malmok is the favorite among sailboats and catamarans with tourists and locals able to enjoy the most beautiful views of the happy island. If you like kayaking or just enjoy the stunning view, Malmok Beach is a must on your next visit.
Sports and incredible ocean views in Malmok Beach
Malmok Beach is the ideal spot for extreme sports: windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. However, it’s not only sea sports that are popular on this bay!
Often early in the morning and late in the afternoon, the Malmok Beach road becomes a popular venue for outdoor activities in Aruba. Jogging, running, biking, and even spending time with your kids. This is a place to enjoy the One Happy Island as a local!
You can’t leave the island without making a stop at the California Lighthouse
Would you like to enjoy a 360 view of Aruba? On the California Lighthouse, you can do this anytime before 7.00pm!
California Lighthouse was restored in 2016, after being wrecked in 1891. According to Aruba.com, it was named after S.S. California, which sank prior to its construction in 1910.
Spoiler alert: when you arrive there, you’ll be amazed by the magic of Aruba.
The lighthouse has an admission fee of $5, and no reservation is required.
Located on the south side of the island, close to San Nicolas, Baby Beach is known for being the preferred choice of families because of its calm and shallow waters that resemble a salt lagoon.
A day in Baby Beach will allow you to experience a quiet and relaxing time with the younger ones. This beach has a little swell and shallow waters that are safe for your kids. Moreover, Baby Beach is 45 minutes away from Eagle Beach and Palm Beach, so that visitors usually plan to spend the whole day there.
If you or your family feel snacky throughout the day, you won’t have anything to worry about. Baby Beach has excellent food options for you to try, including hotdogs, hamburgers, BBQ, and seafood platters.
The half-moon Baby Beach: one of the best places to swimmers
This half-moon sandy beach is also one of the favorite places for swimmers! It’s especially popular with those who like to wade out for long distances without touching the seabed. As well as this, Baby Beach is perfect for snorkeling since the bay opens to the ocean.
Are you already planning your day there? We bet you are!
Aruba cares about nature, and Baby Beach is proof of that:
Even though you can see the Valero oil refinery from the shore, Baby Beach has clean and clear waters. That’s an example of how careful we are in keeping our island’s environment clean for locals’ and visitors’ enjoyment.
Two miles of white sand, warm waters, and the nightlife epicenter of the island make Palm Beach one of the most popular beaches in Aruba, not to mention the big resorts that are located nearby.
One of the most popular things about Palm Beach is the many options to dine by the seashore. Barefoot dining with champagne and seafood sounds like heaven to you too? Then you definitely need to come to Palm Beach at sunset.
Casinos and bars for every taste are in Palm Beach
Looking for the nightlife epicenter on the island: head to Palm Beach. People who want to party in the Caribbean come here, making it one of the most visited spots on the island.
You can enjoy a night of Casino at The Ritz-Carlton or at the Hilton Hotel and share a different evening with your friends.
Exclusive fashion shopping steps away from your beach chair
Palm Beach is located close to two of the biggest shopping malls in Aruba, so add shopping to your to-do list!
Eagle Beach is the widest and best white sand beach in the entire Caribbean, making it a perfect destination for practicing water sports or enjoying a relaxing afternoon by the seashore.
According to TripAdvisor, Eagle Beach is ranked as one of the top 5 beaches in the world, the only one in Aruba. You need to know why!
Tourists and locals love Eagle Beach because it has the privacy and exclusiveness needed to relax and enjoy fun activities.
A place to relax and enjoy
Relaxing evenings with sunsets that are worth a postcard is part of the beauty of this beach. But not only that, water sports are on offer too: windsurfing, waterskiing, and jet skiing join are just a few of the adventures that this beach has to offer.
On the other hand, Eagle Beach is one of the most photographed places in Aruba! It is the home of two renowned fofoti trees in Aruba so that visitors don’t miss a chance to take a selfie with these famous trees. This beach also has four varieties of turtles, whose nesting dazzles locals and visitors every year.
Besides marveling at one of the best beaches on the island, at Eagle Beach, you can taste the best poke of the One Happy Island at Po-ké Ono, and it’s part of our own Azure Beach Residences complex. You won’t regret it!
Discover local traditions on Eagle Beach
Eager to live Aruba as a local? You can’t miss out on the traditional annual camping event on Eagle Beach! Every Easter week, Arubans set up a temporary camp on this beautiful beach and enjoy the fofoti trees, turtles, and pristine clear waters.
What is the best area to stay in Aruba?
All along the island, you can enjoy the best of Aruba’s beaches and the safety and security that characterize the island. The best area for you will depend on the kind of traveler you are or the kind of trip that you want to enjoy.
Are you looking for party?
Are you eager for new adventures?
Or do you want a moment to relax and disconnect from the world?
You’ll be glad to know that regardless of the activities you want to enjoy, everything is close to you on our island. So the real question, when do you want to spend most of your time? Ask yourself if you prefer to stay in a crowded or a peaceful place.
Most of the rental spaces, resorts, and hotels are located between Eagle Beach and Palm Beach. Remember what we told you above: Palm Beach is the nightlife epicenter of the island, and Eagle Beach is a peaceful place to relax. Which is better?
Which is better Eagle Beach or Palm Beach?
Before you choose between these two amazing places, you need to know this: Eagle Beach and Palm Beach are only 2.5 miles away. So regardless of your choice, you’ll be able to get from one beach to another in less than 5 minutes.
Here are some bullet points for you to consider:
- Palm Beach is more crowded and louder because of the resorts. If you’re looking for private and peaceful beaches, Eagle Beach is the right for you.
- Water is rougher at Eagle Beach. Palm Beach has calm waters.
- Both of them offer activities to all family members, such as water sports and excursions.
- Both of them have restaurants within walking distance because comfort is part of the Aruban lifestyle.
If we have to choose, Eagle Beach is our pick, and we’ll tell you why.
Eagle Beach: the best and most exclusive beach in Aruba
If exclusivity and relaxation are your deal, Eagle Beach will definitely be your place to stay and enjoy the comfort you deserve: it’s not too crowded and less than 5 minutes away from everything.
Comfort is at your second home in the Caribbean
Comfort comes when you’re in a place that meets your demanding taste and specific needs. Nothing will fit you more like your own luxury apartment in Aruba!
Staying in a condo in Aruba is quite different from the typical experience of a tourist. Why?
Because you have access to amenities expected from a five-star hotel such as a waterfront pool, balconies overlooking the sea, and a lobby bar all in a location just steps from Eagle Beach. At the same time, you enjoy the privacy and advantages of a luxury apartment in Aruba, i.e., concierge services, tennis courts, and an oceanview fitness center.
Aruba Beach Residences, conveniently located at Eagle Beach, has the comfort, luxury, and exclusivity that you desire while enjoying Aruba vacations in your second home.
Becoming an owner of a condo in Aruba allows you to live on the happiest island in the world like a local, but surrounded by all the comfort expected from luxury tourism.
Are you ready to experience Aruba to the fullest? Although Azure Beach Residences is sold out, you can still discover many gorgeous properties available for sale on the island by visiting the website of our sister company, BlueAruba Realty.