De Palm Island

De Palm Island is Aruba's premiere and only all-inclusive attraction. The activities on the island can accommodate everyone from families to those seeking romance and privacy. There are three peaches, a water park, a zip line, air-jumpers, a water park and human foosball.

Situated on the island of Aruba, You should consider dropping by even if you aren't staying nearby. Vacationers who want their beach to have a little bit of everything——a hint of seclusion, with a somewhat social scene—— may really like a visit to De Palm Island. It's slightly off the beaten path, but it's not dead and empty either.

How to Access The Beach
This island is accessible by a passenger ferry from the mainland. Note that you will be charged extra for bringing your gear along with you. The ferry departs approximately every half hour.

Amenities and Ambiance

You will be able to use a public restroom at De Palm Island. Additionally, you will have access to umbrellas and chairs, so visitors looking for relief from the sultry island sun will not be disappointed. You will find the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so grab your gear if you're hoping to see what lies beneath the surface.

Food and beverages are included in your package so there is never a problem fulfilling your hunger or quenching your thirst.

More Information

There are many packages available for purchase that include many of the amenities on De Palm Island. A full day package for an adult is $99; a full day package for children (ages 4-12) is $69. A half day package for adults is $89; a half day package for children is $69.

De Palm Island is open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

What's Nearby


De Palm Island is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Aruba's South coast. It's located near Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is found one and a quarter miles to the northeast, and it is among the favorite destinations in the area.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you should plan a trip to Aruba Numismatic Museum, a lovely museum found four and a half miles away, so it would be an easy side trip to take after the beach.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near De Palm Island
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 1.2 NE Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 1.8 NW Aruba
Casa di Cultura Dinner Show and Theater 3.9 NW Aruba
Trinidad Stadium Sporting Event Venue 4.0 NW Aruba
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 4.0 NNE Aruba

Cities and Towns

De Palm Island is in the Oranjestad area, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. De Palm Island tourists seeking other interesting places to see might consider making the trip to Oranjestad, because it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


Whether or not you encounter many other people will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may see visitors staying at smaller accommodations in the area.

Since this beach is in a fairly popular tourist destination, it typically isn't very difficult to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For those looking to find a place that's on or near the ocean, the table below shows the closest options to De Palm Island.

Accommodations near De Palm Island
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Club Arias 3.0 mi. ESE B & B
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club 4.0 mi. NW Hotel
Cunucu Arubiano 4.1 mi. NNE Lodge
Surfside Beach Marina Hotel 4.1 mi. NW Hotel
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino 4.7 mi. NW Resort
Aruba Harmony Apartments 5.3 mi. NW Hotel
Wonders Aruba 5.3 mi. NW Hotel
Divi Dutch Village 6.4 mi. NW Resort
Divi Dutch Village Resort 6.4 mi. NW Hotel
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive 6.5 mi. NW Resort


When lunchtime rolls around and you start getting hungry, this beach has many nearby restaurants, and you don't have to go far from the sea. One of the nearest places to eat is Marina Pirata. This restaurant has both Aruban and Caribbean dishes on the menu. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood and steak. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's not far off the beach at all.

A few nearby dining options are shown in the following table.

Restaurants near De Palm Island
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Marina Pirata (297) 585-7150 Aruban, Caribbean, International Informal 0.6 mi. E
Town Dragon Restaurant (297) 583-8044 Chinese -- 1.0 mi. E
Asia Sranang (297) 584-0328 Asian -- -- --
China Restaurant (297) 584-8211 Chinese -- -- --
Rei Hing Retaurant (297) 585-1166 -- -- -- --
B55 (297) 585-2111 Aruban, International Very Casual 1.0 mi. NE
Arubaville (297) 582-0157 Aruban Informal 2.5 mi. NW
Avallone's Ristorante -- Italian Informal -- --
Jumbo Bar-Restaurant (297) 585-8075 -- -- -- --
MC Dushi Bagels (297) 587-2166 -- -- -- --
New Lido Restaurant (297) 584-6165 -- -- -- --
Peking Restaurant (297) 584-1299 Asian -- -- --

Other Beaches

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides De Palm Island in Aruba.

If the exciting vibe at De Palm Island is what you're looking for, consider also visiting Renaissance Island, a spot with the same type of electricity. You'll find it three and a half miles to the northwest. If you're looking for something a little more private, consider Mangel Halto. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Santo Largo, located only a short distance away.

Aruba has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and paying a visit to De Palm Island is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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