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.

Where to stay in Palm Beach

Radisson Blu Aruba
Radisson Blu Aruba
4 out of 5
J.E.IRAUSQUIN BLVD, 97-A, Noord
The price is $291 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (212 reviews)
"Beautiful room spacious no microwave .Had pool view had a balcony the best"

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Radisson Blu Aruba
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
4.5 out of 5
Juan E Irausquin Blvd 85, Noord
The price is $370 per night from Jul 10 to Jul 11
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (995 reviews)
"Property and beach were amazing."

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
4.5 out of 5
L G Smith Boulevard 101, Noord
The price is $519 per night from Jul 5 to Jul 6
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (994 reviews)
"Upon arriving we given a room which was already occupied! Yeow! We were given another room facing an exhaust system and room. Unacceptable! The next day we were given a very satisfactory room. The daily 'fight' for a free palapa is dog-eat-dog. I never experience this battle at any other hotel. One ..."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
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 $60 per night from Jul 4 to Jul 5
Stay at this 3.5-star apartment in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the pool and the bathrooms in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (127 reviews)
"De kamer was mooi, schoon, nieuw en netjes. Prettige communicatie met medewerkers. Behulpzaam personeel. Schone kamers. Het zwembad was mooi, maar ik miste een prullenbak. De parkeerplaats en ligging rondom het hotel was wat minder mooi aangekleed."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Turibana Plaza
Caribbean Palm Village Resort
Caribbean Palm Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
43-E, Palm Beach Road, Noord
The price is $119 per night from Jul 31 to Aug 1
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the ...
4/5 Very Good! (287 reviews)
"I have stayed in the past and it is an excellent resort to stay at; close to the beach close to the restaurants and close to the shopping area ; excellent place to stay on your vacation in beautiful Aruba"

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Caribbean Palm Village Resort
Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club
Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club
4 out of 5
LG Smith Boulevard No. 99, Noord
The price is $675 per night from Jul 2 to Jul 3
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (77 reviews)
"location and property is beautiful. unfortunately they were dishonest on the wedsite. I picked an ocean view room and I got a view of a rock wall. I inquired about the ocean view and was told all the rooms are ocean view which is also dishonest cause it's not. I will not stay at this property ..."

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2022

Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club
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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