Boca Grandi Beach

Photo credit: © Harald Hooghiemstra

Boca Grandi Beach is the perfect spot to learn to windsurf or to go kitesurfing. Watching the action on the water from the shore can be equally interesting, and certainly safer. Keep a keen eye out for things washing up on shore as the winds here carry objects from all over the world to its shores.

Located on the southeastern coast of the island of Aruba, near Lagoville, You might want to drop by even if you are not staying nearby. If you plan to sunbathe or take a nap on a fairly secluded beach, you should check out Boca Grandi Beach, a pretty, but less popular part of the coast.

How to Access The Beach

The beach can be reached from the road that splits off from the elbow of the Seroe Colorado road, the very same spot that features the anchor-shaped To All Seamen monument. From the monument, go north a little ways, and you'll find the beach directly opposite the Korrektie Instituut Aruba.

Amenities and Ambiance

On the sparsely populated southeastern coast of Aruba, Boca Grandi Beach forms the rim of a lagoon, making the shape of a smile. The winds on this part of the island can be really rough, but for the adventurous, this makes for awesome kite- and wind-surfing conditions.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, but you may be able to find facilities at a nearby business.

If you tend to enjoy sunny days that bring guests a quiet place to escape, then you may want to try Boca Grandi Beach; it is located in a more natural sector of Aruba.

What's Nearby


The beach is wonderful, but the surrounding area has a lot to offer, too. Look for it on Aruba's South East coast. It is near Aruba Golf Club, which is only a short distance away. Visitors will have the option to take a taxi or to walk, and it is one of a few popular spots in the area.

Historic attractions, including Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, offer the perfect compliment to an afternoon at Boca Grandi Beach, and give visitors the opportunity to learn more about Aruba's past, without straying too far from the coastline. In fact, this coastline is located within taxi range of this site of historical significance.

A selection of nearby activities will ensure that you never get bored. The attractions closest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Boca Grandi Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Aruba Golf Club Golf Course 1.0 mi. NW Aruba
Seroe Colorado Lighthouse Lighthouse 1.6 mi. S Aruba
Aruba International Raceway Park Auto Racetracks 2.1 mi. NW Aruba
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 2.3 mi. W Aruba
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 2.5 mi. W Aruba
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 7.2 mi. WNW Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 8.3 mi. NW Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 9.2 mi. WNW Aruba
Aruba Vacation Waterpark Amusement/Theme Park 9.4 mi. NW Aruba
African Art Boutique Art Gallery 10.0 mi. NW Aruba
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 10.0 mi. NW Aruba
Bushiribana Historical Site 10.3 mi. NW Aruba

Cities and Towns

The nearest part of Aruba to Boca Grandi Beach is Santu Patia. It's important to note that this region of Aruba isn't a congested area, and it can be an interesting destination for visitors hoping to get a taste of the local scene.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full nearby hotel rooms are. The beach is not located close to many large hotels, but you may encounter guests staying at the few small lodgings in the area.

Though beach-goers generally won't find many accommodations in the surrounding areas, those options closest to the beach are shown in the table that follows.

Accommodations near Boca Grandi Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Arias 4.8 mi. W B & B
Cunucu Arubiano 8.3 mi. NW Lodge


One of the tastiest ways to compliment a balmy beach afternoon is to walk to a local restaurant, where you can sample the local chefs' favorite dishes, without straying too far from your current location. Astoria Bar & Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant serves Chinese cuisine.

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

Restaurants near Boca Grandi Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Astoria Bar & Restaurant (297) 584-5132 Chinese Informal -- --
Chesterfield Restaurant (297) 584-5109 -- -- -- --
Rum Reef (297) 584-2569 Bar and grill -- 1.9 mi. S
Charlie's Restaurant and Bar (297) 584-5086 Caribbean, International Very Casual 2.2 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 -- -- -- 3.1 mi. W
Subway Cura Cabai (297) 584-4388 American Very Casual -- --
Old Man and the Sea (297) 584-3434 Caribbean, International Informal 4.6 mi. W

Other Beaches

Boca Grandi Beach isn't the only beach worth checking out in Aruba.

Travelers who like this beach might also enjoy Rodgers Beach, located a mile and a half away. Still, if you're searching for something a little more active, you might like Bachelor's Beach. It's located a half mile to the south.

Vacationers may also want to visit Saventa Beach, located fairly close-by, which means a short ride in a taxi is a solid choice.

Aruba has a lot to offer its visitors, but taking a swim at Boca Grandi Beach is certainly a fun way to enjoy the area's natural attractions.


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