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Palm Beach
Travel Guide

Palm Beach featuring a sandy beach

Enjoy yourself at this white-sand Caribbean beach that combines incredible underwater sights and tangerine sunsets with a youthful nightlife.

Experience the best of idyllic Aruba at Palm Beach, the island's hot spot for relaxation, snorkeling and partying. This island nation has been inhabited for over 1,000 years but the Palm Beach area has seen a steep rise in tourism only in recent decades. Come to relax on the sun-drenched beach, try new watersports or invigorate your love of beach nightlife.

Spend warm Caribbean days along the beachfront, tanning, reading or enjoying the view. These golden sands, stretching along a 2-mile (3-kilometer) strip of Aruba's coastline, provide an ideal backdrop for a morning coffee along the promenade or a sunset walk with a loved one. Watch as the kids build sand castles or have a fruit smoothie at the restaurant on the pier.

Explore Aruba's underwater environment on a snorkeling or scuba-diving trip. Tours and equipment rental are available at a range of local operators. Explore the Caribbean Sea heading north to Boca Catalina and spot colorful fish making a home among the ruins of the Pedernales shipwreck. Tuberides, Jet Skiing and paddleboarding provide hours of fun and excitement around the beachfront.

Rent a bike and explore the well-developed Palm Beach promenade. Try international cuisine from a range of restaurants with views of the sea. Afterward, browse brand-name boutiques at Palm Beach Plaza, Aruba's largest shopping mall. Aside from hosting a range of international fashion shows, film festivals and live bands throughout the year, this mall also offers plenty of family fun. Shoot for a perfect game at the bowling center, relax at its world-class spa or watch a movie at the mall theater.

When the sun goes down, savor experimental cocktails at a beachfront bar and mingle with fellow travelers. Follow the music to late-night clubs. Casinos in the Palm Beach area offer slot machines and gaming tables.

Palm Beach is located on Aruba's northwest coast, just a 20-minute drive from Oranjestad, Aruba's capital. Get around on foot or by bicycle.

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive
Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive
4.5 out of 5
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 79, Noord
The price is $560 per night from Jun 18 to Jun 18
Nestled on the beach, this Noord property is within a 10-minute walk of Leeward Antilles, Palm Beach, and Hyatt Regency Casino. Eagle Beach and The Casino - ...
4.2/5Very Good! (1,005 reviews)
"Buffet has excellent food and options but restaurants are totally not up to par, waste of time especially since they can’t be reserved which is a ridiculous system. However, the food at the restaurants is not worth it at all. Entertainment was ok but could be better, live music every other day and ..."

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive
Barceló Aruba - All Inclusive
Barceló Aruba - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 83, Noord, Noord
The price is $647 per night from Jul 14 to Jul 14
Located in Noord, this beachfront property is in the entertainment district and within a 5-minute walk of Leeward Antilles, Hyatt Regency Casino, and Palm Beach. ...
4/5Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Loved staying at the Barceló! Super friendly and helpful staff, clean, accommodating, and right in the middle of the strip! Would definitely stay there again."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Barceló Aruba - All Inclusive
All Inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
All Inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
4 out of 5
J. E. Iraussquin Boulevard 230, Noord
Located in Noord, this beachfront property is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Palm Beach and Butterfly Farm. Alto Vista Chapel and California Lighthouse ...
4.1/5Very Good! (899 reviews)
"Amazing ❤️❤️❤️"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

All Inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Turibana Plaza
Turibana Plaza
3.5 out of 5
124 Caya Frans Figaroa, Noord
The price is $68 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 19
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Paseo Herencia Shopping Mall, Palm Beach, and Butterfly Farm. Alto Vista Chapel and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (118 reviews)
"It was just perfect."

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Turibana Plaza
Modern Hotel Aruba
Modern Hotel Aruba
3.5 out of 5
Salina Cerca 25-I, Eagle Beach, Noord
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Leeward Antilles and Palm Beach. The Casino - The Radisson Aruba and Hyatt Regency ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)
Friendly and cozy stay
"We had a great time here, the house keeper was very friendly and the owners were very responsive when we had questions. We liked the pool area, it had lots of places to sit atop can grill if you felt like it. The room was modern but comforting."

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

Modern Hotel Aruba
Cariñas Studio Apartments
Cariñas Studio Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Palm Beach 360, Noord
Situated near the beach, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Leeward Antilles, The Casino - The Radisson Aruba, and Palm Beach. Eagle Beach ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (122 reviews)
"The studio was clean, had a great hot rain shower, a comfortable bed, and new-looking AC that worked well. Marlon was very friendly and helpful. She offered complimentary drinks on arrival, and was available throughout the stay if needed. The room was well stocked with beach towels and chairs, cooking ..."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Cariñas Studio Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Getting around Palm Beach

Palm Beach is on a small island and is not particularly well served by public transportation. If you’re planning on moving around a lot during your stay then your best bet is to rent a car, which you can do easily in town. For the most part, though, you will probably be able to walk between your hotel, the beach, restaurants and bars. The Lake Trail makes for a scenic bike ride. Visit the Arubus N.V. website.Browse Palm Beach rental cars.

Best time to visit

Hugely popular as a summer vacation spot, Palm Beach is very busy between June and August, when prices are at their highest and you’ll have less space to yourself. Winter can also get busy, as there is a large snowbird population. Visit during spring and you’ll find average high temperatures in the low 80s F (high 20s C) and smaller crowds. Fall is hurricane season and sees heavy thunderstorms.

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