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.

Located on the island of Aruba, You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Those of you who might prefer a beach that's a little less crowded, but still fun and active, may really like the middle ground found at De Palm Island. It's just slightly removed from the center of it all, 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

De Palm Island does have public restrooms for your convenience. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs here, so guests looking for relief from the sultry island sun will not go leave unhappy. Fortunately, the water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some equipment if you want 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 Details

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

Attractions

De Palm Island is beautiful natural attraction, which you'll find on Aruba's South coast. It's located near Balashi Gold Mill Ruins, which is only a short distance away, so tourists could take a cab or probably walk to this attraction, and it is one of the attractions close-by.

If you want to combine a cultural experience with your visit to the beach, you may want to consider visiting Aruba Numismatic Museum. This museum is located four and a half miles to the northwest, giving you a chance to see, and learn about, even more of the area.

If a visit to the De Palm Island isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, 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 near Oranjestad, so you can explore the city after your visit to the beach. Tourists at De Palm Island who are seeking a little additional excitement might consider going to Oranjestad, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of Aruba.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time of day to how many people have booked nearby hotels. There aren't many large hotels nearby, but it's often visited by guests from some of the area's smaller options.

Because this beach is situated in a fairly touristed area, it is not typically that difficult to find a hotel close-by that suits you tastes. If you are hoping to book a place that's on or near the beach, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations 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

Food

If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Marina Pirata is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Aruban and Caribbean cuisines. Visitors often rave about their seafood and steak. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab as it's just a short distance away.

The table below provides a list of nearby dining options.

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

There are other beaches in Aruba you might like besides De Palm Island.

You may also like Renaissance Island, which is in a pretty active location. You'll find it three and a half miles to the northwest. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, consider Mangel Halto. It is located not far off the beach at all.

You might also want to visit Santo Largo, which is located two and a half miles to the southeast.

Maybe De Palm Island is a perfect spot for you to kick back, and at the same time perhaps not the the ideal fit; if so, Aruba offers a variety of beaches for travelers who wish to try elsewhere.

 

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