Bachelor's Beach

Bachelor's Beach, or Boca Tabla as the locals call it, is a great spot for learning to windsurf, while kite-boarding and snorkeling are also good options. The beach is very quiet with no restaurants or other facilities existing in the immediate vicinity.

Located on the southeastern side of the island of Aruba, in the vicinity of Lagoville, You might want to drop by whether or not you are staying nearby. Do you dream of finding a beach tucked into an untouched part of town? Many visitors seek a beach that isn't lined with high-rise hotels; beautiful but out-of-the-way beaches like Bachelor's Beach might not be typical "beach scenes", but are nice and private.

How to Access The Beach
Bachelor's Beach is located in the southwest corner of Aruba, and can be reached from side roads off the Seroe Colorado Road. The easiest access is to take the unpaved road just south of the To All Seamen statue from Seroe Colorado east towards the water.

Amenities and Ambiance

The sand here is white and soft. Sea grape and palm trees can be found lining the edges of the beach. The winds can be very gusty year-round, with lighter days being around 15 knots, while 25 knots is typical. This can made for fantastic windsurfing, but challenging swimming.

Unfortunately, public restrooms aren't available, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab your equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

If you happen to favor coasts that provide a relaxing haven, then you will want to try Bachelor's Beach; it is located within a less urban sector of Aruba.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Positioned on Aruba's South East coast; it will be near other attractions like Seroe Colorado Lighthouse, which is a mile to the south.

Historical attractions like Balashi Gold Mill Ruins provide a nice compliment to the scenery of Bachelor's Beach, and allow visitors to learn more about Aruba, without having to go too far from the beach. As a matter of fact, this coast is seven and a half miles to the west-northwest of this interesting historical site.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Bachelor's Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Seroe Colorado Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.0 mi. S Aruba
Aruba Golf Club Golf Course 1.5 mi. NW Aruba
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 2.4 mi. W Aruba
Aruba International Raceway Park Auto Racetracks 2.7 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 2.7 mi. W Aruba
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 7.7 mi. WNW Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.9 mi. NW Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 9.6 mi. WNW Aruba
African Art Boutique Art Gallery 10.6 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 10.6 mi. NW Aruba
Bushiribana Historical Site 10.9 mi. NW Aruba
Art Studio Insight Art Gallery 11.4 mi. NW Aruba

Cities and Towns

The nearest section in Aruba to Bachelor's Beach is Santu Patia. It's important to note that Oranjestad is not exactly a bustling area, so for those hoping to get a taste of local life, Santu Patia could be a great choice for a day trip.

Hotels

The number of other people sharing spots in the sand can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. There are not many major hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from some of the smaller accommodations in the area.

While beach-goers generally won't find many hotels close-by, those accommodation options closest to the beach can be viewed in the list below.

Accommodations near Bachelor's Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Arias 5.1 mi. W B & B
Cunucu Arubiano 8.9 mi. NW Lodge

Food

If you're looking for a place to eat after, or even during, your visit to the beach, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. One of the closest restaurants is Astoria Bar & Restaurant. The restaurant has Chinese food.

The following table provides a list of restaurants closest to this beach.

Restaurants near Bachelor's Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Astoria Bar & Restaurant (297) 584-5132 Chinese Informal -- --
Rum Reef (297) 584-2569 Bar and grill -- 1.5 mi. SW
Chesterfield Restaurant (297) 584-5109 -- -- -- --
Charlie's Restaurant and Bar (297) 584-5086 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.3 mi. W
Amazing (297) 584-3131 -- -- -- --
El Gallo Rojo (297) 584-8212 Café -- -- --
Mundo Nobo Restaurant (297) 584-9045 -- -- -- --
Pension Antilliana (297) 584-7139 -- -- -- --
The Pitstop Restaurant (297) 584-5334 Asian, Chinese -- -- --
Ling Nam Bar And Restaurant -- -- -- 3.4 mi. W
Subway Cura Cabai (297) 584-4388 American Very Casual -- --
Old Man and the Sea (297) 584-3434 Caribbean, International Informal 4.8 mi. W

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach will have lots of choices besides Bachelor's Beach.

You might also enjoy Rodgers Beach, situated one and a quarter miles to the south west. On the other hand, Boca Grandi Beach offers more action, and is closer to other popular destinations. It's located a half mile to the north.

Another location you may want to try is Saventa Beach, which is located not a great distance away, which means a quick ride in a taxi should put you in the right spot to check out this other choice.

You may find that Bachelor's Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.