Outside of beaches and watersports like snorkeling and diving, there isn't much to Malmok. In order to find the island's most popular attractions such as casinos, natural sites, and landmarks, you'll have to be willing to travel -- but not far. Even if you stick to just within a 12 mile radius of the island it is easy to keep busy.
You will discover a large selection of beaches to visit in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of these beaches, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. You can click on each beach name for more detail concerning that individual beach.
A beach where you may find people snorkeling is Malmok Beach. Water sports are a particularly popular activity at Malmok, but if lounging in the sand is your thing, no worries. The atmosphere is relaxed and you can watch as sailboats and catamarans come in and out during the day to let snorkelers off in the shallow waters.
Another good choice for those who enjoy snorkeling is Arashi Beach. Arashi Beach is a favorite spot among snorkelers and windsurfers, though a very pleasant experience can be had on shore as well. Tropical huts dot the beach for shade, and just off the beach, fascinating wildlife can be admired.
Boca Catalina: The water is clear and the currents are not very strong. Expect to swim out a couple hundred feet to reach deep enough waters for really good snorkeling.
Malmok and the surrounding areas are home to plenty of other beach choices. To reach our detailed page about beaches, read this article.
One popular destination is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is located in Oranjestad, 4.2 mi. South of central Malmok. Monday to Friday tours are offer from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saturday tours run from 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon.
Another landmark worth visiting is National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is located in downtown Oranjestad, 5.6 mi. South of central Malmok. Artifacts here shed light on the origins of the first inhabitants of the island and then tour you through the centuries to the cultural landscape today.
Bushiribana: The site of a two former gold smelters built in 1825 by the Aruba Island Gold Mining Company, these ruins are a popular stop for visitors on there way to visit the Natural Bridge, and can't help but snap a few pictures of the unique rock formations.
That's not all -- you'll find a range of other places to visit. To get more information on other interesting places to visit in and around Malmok, visit this page.
The Butterfly Farm is one of the more popular natural attractions. After the first Butterfly Farm in St. Martin experienced such great success, one of the owners, William Slayter decided to take the concept to the island of Aruba. This Butterfly Farm, co-owned by Tony and Lori Cox, has been open since May of 1999, and remains popular thanks in part to the beauty and majesty of the butterfly, and also in part to William's quirky sense of humor.
Bubali Bird Sanctuary is another local site you might like. Located in the area surrounding Bubali Pond, Bubali Bird Sanctuary seeks to create a safe refuge for a variety of coastal birds, including pelicans, sandpipers, and storks.
Malmok includes other choices. For a more detailed look at natural attractions near Malmok, use this link.
Looking for some action? Travelers interested in testing their luck will have plenty of places to do so nearby.
Stellaris Casino, which is part of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is located in the vicinity of Palm Beach, 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of central Malmok. The vibrantly colored carpet is matched only by the flashing lights of the computerized games that line the walls at Stellaris Casino. This is a Vegas-style casino, and the decor reflects that for sure.
If you enjoy playing the slots, you might try Copa Cabana Casino. Not only does the Copa Cabana feature 21 live table games and 255 slot machines, but every night is a celebration. With the "Carnival in Rio" theme, you can listen to live music every Tuesday through Sunday, dance, sip on tropical cocktails, and smoke hand rolled cigars.
Occidental Grand Casino has a collection of games for patrons to enjoy, including Bingo, Blackjack, Craps, Poker, and Roulette. The slot machines start rolling at noon everyday, with the tables following around 5:00 p.m.. The casino then stays open until all the players decide to leave.
These examples are just some of your options. You can go to this article dedicated to gaming close to Malmok if you'd like to learn additional specifics.
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