Updated on December 3rd, 2018
Aruba is an island in the southern Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela famous for its pristine beaches, gentle climate, and picturesque colonial architecture. The island, which belongs to the Netherlands, is also a popular destination for divers and those who like water sports.
There are many reasons why you should consider a vacation on Aruba, as this small but beautiful island will enchant you with its long, sandy beaches and azure sea.
If you prefer a peaceful, relaxing vacation and spending a day on the beach, Aruba is the perfect place for you, as the island boasts some of the best beaches in the Caribbean.
To help you out, we have prepared a list of top five beaches you need to visit when exploring Aruba.
1. Eagle Beach
This beach is not only one of the most beautiful on Aruba but has also been included in the list of one of the best beaches in the world. Widely known for its stunning white sand, Eagle Beach is a dream come true of any traveler.
Another great thing about it is that Eagle Beach is located close to the island’s capital and largest city, Oranjestad.
The beach is quite spacious, perfect for relaxing or enjoying watersports. Restaurants, resorts, and spas located on the beach are there to make for an enjoyable and interesting day.
2. Flamingo Beach
Aruba is well-known for being home to flamingos who have settled on the small Renaissance island, where they can be encountered on the beach. Flamingo Beach can be a perfect choice in case you want to experience something different and enjoy the sight of dozens of free-roaming flamingos.
Since Renaissance Island is privately owned, you can visit flamingo beach either as a guest of the Renaissance Aruba Resort or by obtaining a day pass.
3. Baby Beach
As the name implies, this beach is suitable for small children due to shallow water and the fact that the beach is located in an enclosed man-made lagoon.
While it’s maybe not a perfect beach for swimmers, it may still be worth visiting with your children who will have a perfect time playing in the shallow waters.
4. Arashi Beach
Arashi Beach is located on the north of Aruba, in the eponymous bay. Fine white sand and calm blue waters present a perfect surrounding for those who prefer swimming or relaxing on the beach, far from the usual tourist crowds.
Just north of the beach, you can visit the California Lighthouse and restaurant offering a scenic view of Arashi.
5. Druif Beach
Small and cozy, Druif Beach is located on the northeastern part Aruba which is sparsely populated. An ideal spot for a romantic getaway, Druif Beach lets you enjoy Aruba’s wild beauty, far from the hustle and bustle of the other parts of the island. As most other beaches on Aruba, Druif Beach offers a fantastic view and is ideal for long, relaxing walks.
The beach can be reached by car, taxi or a local bus.
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