The Caribbean island of Aruba is known for its spectacular coastline, and Eagle Beach is most definitely its most famous sandy strip. This beach is frequently visited not only for its turquoise waters and white sand but also for its water sports. But if you are looking for a beach more ideal for swimming, then head out to the west side of the island and you will find the gorgeous two-mile long Palm Beach.
With its powdery sugar white sand and blue colored water, it is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. And because there are fewer wakeboarders and jet skis around, you will be more comfortable swimming in a wide space. Palm Beach is a smooth-looking sandy stretch with no random rocks lying around. It is a perfect spot to sunbathe and people watch. The section closest to the shore is shallow, but as you go farther, it goes a bit deeper.
While Eagle Beach is Aruba’s low-rise area; Palm Beach is considered to be the “high-rise” one. This is where you can find some of the most luxurious hotels, time-shares and 5-star resorts in the area. Some of these upscale accommodation options include the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino, The Radisson Aruba Resort, Hotel Riu Palace Aruba and the Aruba Marriot Resort. If you decide to be a guest in one of these fancy joints, be ready to be pampered with their top-notch service and amenities. But even if you are not staying in one of these hotels, the beach is always open for everybody. Some establishments even allow visitors to change in their lobby bathrooms and buy snacks from their concession stands and bars.
Palm Beach has become a favorite among visiting families not only for its calm waters; but because of its children-friendly atmosphere. Here, the tourist office offers activities, events, discounts and freebies to young children. Many of the hotels and resorts on Palm Beach also provide baby-sitting services and kids programs to keep the little ones busy so parents can spend some time enjoying adult tours and dinner dates.
If you want to spend some of the hottest time somewhere other than the wide open beach, make your way to the attractions nearby Palm Beach. One of them is the protected natural area called Bubali Bird Sanctuary. The other popular spot that will surely delight families is the Butterfly Farm.
And after spending a memorable day at Palm Beach, don’t be in a hurry to leave! Walk barefooted along its lovely coastline during sunset, and you will never forget its captivating beauty. Because of the presence of luxury hotels and entertainment spots, you know that the nightlife at Palm Beach is never dull. Try out your luck at the various chic casinos or shop at the two largest shopping malls in Aruba, which are quite close to Palm Beach. You also do not need to travel far to look for world-class restaurants and exciting bars. So when the evening sets in at Palm Beach, go for a nice candle lit dinner, order your favorite drink and mingle with fellow travelers – a fitting end to a fantastic day in this quintessential Caribbean attraction.