Things to do in Palm - Eagle Beach

Things to do in  Palm - Eagle Beach

Live the Caribbean dream

Aruba’s Palm Beach is a natural landing spot for most island visitors, featuring a long crescent of powdery white sand backed by an endless array of hotels, glitzy casinos, and shopping. The coastal Caribbean lifestyle lives large here and there are lots of things to do in Palm Beach, from snorkeling and beachfront dining to bar hopping right on the water. Just up the coast—and separated from Palm Beach by the Bubali Bird Sanctuary—Eagle Beach offers a quieter paradise, with turquoise waves and a palm-lined expanse that’s been voted one of the world’s best.

Top 3 attractions in Palm - Eagle Beach

Antilla Shipwreck

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Due to the Caribbean’s treacherous rock outcroppings, the waters of Aruba are lined with shipwrecks. These wrecks create fruitful diving and snorkeling sites, as they host scores of marine life, plus enticing historical stories. Aruba’s most popular is the Antilla Shipwreck, named after theSS Antilla, a cargo ship that sank in 1940.More

Palm Beach

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Aruba’s Palm Beach hosts many of the Caribbean island’s luxe high-rise hotels, which is no surprise, as these lovely two miles (3.2 kilometers) of sand are prime real estate. The beach hosts sunbathing vacationers, refreshment stands, and water sports booths. Two piers lined with restaurants and shops offer entertainment and some much-needed shade.More

Malmok Beach

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While Aruba has its share of the wide, sandy beaches that the Caribbean is known for, it also offers a more rocky and rugged option: Malmok Beach. This thin strip of sand runs alongside, and sometimes around, jagged limestone and rocks, and it’s home to one of the best snorkeling spots on the island.More

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All about Palm - Eagle Beach

When to visit

Palm - Eagle Beach is a quintessential beach destination, so you’ll want to visit when the weather is perfect—namely the dry season from December to April. These months offer sun-soaked weather and ideal conditions for water sports. If you’re seeking a little culture with your sunbathing, plan your trip around Aruba’s annual Carnival celebrations in January and February. These lively events feature colorful parades and performances, providing an authentic taste of Caribbean traditions.

Getting around

Exploring Palm - Eagle Beach and the surrounding areas is quite easy, thanks to Aruba’s reliable and extensive public bus system. Of course, renting a car is always a great option for families or travelers who prefer a little more flexibility and independence.

Traveler tips

While Palm - Eagle Beach is renowned for its powdery white sands and crystal-clear waters, venture north to Arashi Beach (about a 15-minute drive) for a quieter, more secluded experience. Regardless of where you decide to spread your towel, make sure you grab some pastechi for breakfast—an empanada-like pastry filled with cheese, meat, or seafood. You can find bakeries and street vendors selling these goodies all across the island.

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People Also Ask

What is the prettiest beach in Aruba?

Most travelers consider Eagle Beach to be the prettiest beach in Aruba—and one of the best beaches in the entire world. The mile-long stretch of white sand is the perfect place to appreciate the island’s turquoise waters and iconic fofoti trees. Other noteworthy beaches in Aruba include Palm Beach, Druif Beach, and Surfside Beach.

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What is Eagle Beach known for?

Eagle Beach is known for its soft white sand and incredible views of the Caribbean Sea, as well as convenient amenities like chair rentals and free parking. The beach also features some of Aruba’s oft-photographed fofoti trees—unique beachfront trees with twisted trunks that have become a widely recognized symbol of the island.

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Which is better, Palm Beach or Eagle Beach in Aruba?

While Eagle Beach is arguably the best beach in Aruba, Palm Beach has its own separate perks that make it worth visiting. The stretch of sand features several resorts, an abundance of water sports, and many bars and restaurants to choose from. If you want more solitude and relaxation, however, Eagle Beach would be a much better choice.

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Can you walk from Palm Beach to Eagle Beach in Aruba?

Technically yes, you can walk between Palm Beach and Eagle Beach in Aruba. It’s not exactly an easy stroll, however—most travelers report that the walk takes between 1.5–2 hours, largely due to the fact that Aruba’s heat and humidity require frequent breaks. If you do decide to walk, either pack your own water bottles or plan to stop at some of the beachside bars along the way.

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Is Palm Beach in Aruba free?

Yes, you can access Palm Beach in Aruba for free. In fact, all of Aruba’s beaches are open to the public, aside from a few private island resorts. It’s usually easy to find free parking near Palm Beach as well, but you should still bring some money for chair rentals, beachside restaurants, and water sports rentals and/or lessons.

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Is Eagle Beach in Aruba free?

Yes, Eagle Beach in Aruba is public and free to enjoy. Some hotels may charge a fee for chair rentals, but general access to the sand and water is available 24/7, free of charge. You can even find free parking at a lot adjacent to the beach—just be sure to bring extra money if you want to dine at a nearby restaurant or participate in water sports.

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