Attractions in Malmok

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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.

Beaches

Malmok Beach

You'll find an abundance of beaches to consider visiting in and around the area. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for those who enjoy this relaxing pastime. Click on each beach name for more detail concerning that section of the coast.

A local beach where you can go snorkeling is Malmok Beach. The beach at Malmok is a narrow sandy stretch surrounded by beds of coral up on shore. The water is shallow and among the clearest in Aruba giving perfect swimming and snorkeling conditions.

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Another top pick for snorkeling fans is Boca Catalina. Located in between Malmok and Arashi beaches, Boca Catalina is a popular spot for snorkelers, divers, and sunbathers. Thatched huts offer shady spots, and the calm, clear turquoise waters make it a good spot for kids to get in the water.

Arashi Beach: Arashi Beach is located north of Malmok Beach at the northwestern tip of Aruba and is easily accessible by car or taxi, with parking readily available. A 10-15 minute walk from the northernmost Malmok bus stop is also an option.

Of course, the area has a full range of beaches in and around the area. Navigate to this page if you want to find out some more specifics.

Landmark Attractions

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

An interesting landmark worth visiting is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is located within Oranjestad, 4.2 mi. South of central Malmok. Aloe is arguable Aruba's most significant export and an important aspect of the island's economy. Since aloe was brought to Aruba in 1890, the industry has flourished here and Aruban aloe can now be found worldwide.

Another landmark that often intrigues visitors 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.

These are only some of the choices you'll find. Take advantage of this page about other interesting places to visit in and near Malmok if you'd like to learn additional details.

Natural Attractions

Aruba Ostrich Adventures

The Butterfly Farm is one of the most enjoyable 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 to consider visiting. 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 has some other natural attractions. For a more comprehensive look at this specific topic, see this article.

Casinos

Feeling Lucky? Visitors wanting to test their luck in some gaming action have lots of places to do so nearby.

Stellaris Casino, part of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is located in the vicinity of Palm Beach, 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of central Malmok. The casino opens at 10:00 a.m. and does not close until around 4:00 a.m.

If you're simply looking to play a few slots, you should check out 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.

Hilton Casino has a selection of games for gamers to play, including Blackjack, Craps, Poker - Caribbean Stud, Poker - Let it Ride, and Roulette. The fun thing about the Hilton Casino is their host of weekly specials. Every Monday, guests are invited to play free Bingo.

Of course, there are plenty of other options too. Click to visit our article concerning gaming close to Malmok.

 

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