Palm BeachAruba

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Visit Palm 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.

Where to stay in Palm Beach

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Opal

4.5/5Wonderful!(103 area reviews)

If you're spending some time in Opal, Notorious Ranch and Leeward Antilles are top sights worth seeing.

Opal
Dinner at Papiamento Restaurant is an experience no one will ever forget. Surrounded by a lush garden, around a turquoise, sparkling pool with twinkling lights in the tree branches, the setting is magical. A beautiful place offering fine
dining in a casual atmosphere. Their combined worldwide experience gives their dishes an original flavour with a touch of Caribbean in it. #GoodEats

Washington

4.5/5Wonderful!(9 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Washington, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Eagle Beach and Palm Beach.

Washington
View off a pier in Palm Beach, Aruba

Kamay

4.5/5Wonderful!(5 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in Kamay, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Palm Beach and Alto Vista Chapel.

Kamay

Top Hotels in Palm Beach

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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. California Lighthouse and Alto Vista ...

4.1/5Very Good! (637 reviews)

"Everything was great except for the wifi. Room was clean, staff was super friendly, checking in and out was quick and easy"…"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

All Inclusive Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino
4 out of 5
J E Irausquin Boulevard 230, Noord
$291
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

Located in Noord, this beachfront resort is in a shopping district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Palm Beach and Butterfly Farm. California Lighthouse and Alto Vista ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,705 reviews)

"Loved the location close to everything. Beach is beautiful. Resort needs updating but is very clean. Noise at night from the Marriott was the only complaint we had. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort and Casino
Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort
Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort
3.5 out of 5
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. # 330, Noord
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
$175
per night
Jan 31 - Feb 1

This family-friendly Noord hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Leeward Antilles and Palm Beach. Eagle Beach and Manchebo Beach are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (19 reviews)

"Very loud music late at night. The food was too ecpensive and breakfas served late."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2020

Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort

Popular things to do in Palm Beach

Palm Beach
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Palm Beach

4.5/5(1,699 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Palm Beach, a popular beach in Noord. Stroll along the seaside or discover the beautiful sunsets in this family-friendly area.

Butterfly Farm
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Butterfly Farm

4.5/5(158 reviews)

Encounter some of the world’s prettiest and most delicate creatures at this fascinating tropical garden.

Eagle Beach
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Eagle Beach

4.5/5(1,589 reviews)

Spot fish swimming in the crystal-clear waters, look for turtle nests on the shore and photograph Aruba’s famous windswept divi-divi trees.

Aruba Town Hall
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Aruba Town Hall

4.5/5(396 reviews)

Once a residence for a well-to-do local family, this impeccably restored landmark mansion now serves as a government building hosting civil wedding services.

Manchebo Beach
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Manchebo Beach

4.5/5(417 reviews)

Nothing says vacation like spending a lazy day at Manchebo Beach, a popular beach in Oranjestad. Stroll along the seaside or visit the casinos in this romantic area.

Arashi Beach
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Arashi Beach

4.5/5(681 reviews)

Take shade under the palapa huts of this small yet uncrowded strip of sand, where there are snorkeling opportunities suitable for all skill levels.

Top activities in Palm Beach

Natural Pool ATV Tour
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Natural Pool ATV Tour

$80

Hop aboard an ATV and cruise across Aruba's rugged terrain during an adventurous guided tour that takes you to some of the island's best sightseeing locations, including its amazing Natural Pool. Be sure to wear a swimsuit—you won't be able to resist the urge to hop in and cool off for a bit.

Champagne Brunch & Aqua Safari
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Champagne Brunch & Aqua Safari

$85

Get an up-close view of nature and leave your worries behind while you indulge in refreshing mimosas on a custom-built catamaran, fully equipped with sunbathing trampolines and shaded areas. Enjoy a savory breakfast, sip a mixed drink, and go snorkeling at several of the best spots in Aruba.

Arikok National Park - Natural Pool UTV Adventure
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Arikok National Park - Natural Pool UTV Adventure

$106

Experience the wild side of Aruba in your Personal UTV – a 4by4 Off-road vehicle! Visit one of Aruba’s top natural attractions, the Natural Pool, a unique natural rock formation in the form of a pool.

Sunset Cruise & Seaside Dinner
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Sunset Cruise & Seaside Dinner

$95

Enjoy this dream combination of a sunset cruise with cocktails followed by a seaside 3-course dinner at a restaurant located right on the water. With entertaining music, a friendly crew, and exceptional service, this is sure to be one of your most memorable evenings in Aruba.

Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail
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Antilla & Catalina Snorkel Sail

$65

Discover Aruba’s underwater life and board one of our luxury catamarans to take you to two of Aruba's most popular snorkeling spots. Our first stop is Boca Catalina, perfect for beginners who need time to practice in calm, shallow water.

Private Departure Transfer to Queen Beatrix International Airport Aruba AUA
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Private Departure Transfer to Queen Beatrix International Airport Aruba AUA

$15

Just as you will be leaving Aruba, your driver will be waiting in the hotel lobby or right in front of the building. This is a private transfer which means that you will not share a car with anyone apart from your booking.

Reviews of Palm Beach

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

The airport was extremely busy on Sunday, our departure day. We will consider traveling on other days in the future. Heed the advice about getting to the airport three hours early, especially on weekends.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 26, 2020

Beach was nice, not overly crowded and with a constant breeze it never felt TO Hot

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 25, 2020

Loved walking on the beach!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 22, 2020

Perfect

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 18, 2020

Would definitely stay there again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jan 8, 2020

Lovely water, a lot of activities. Not cheap, but so fun

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