Malmok Beach

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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.

Located in Malmok, 0.6 miles west of Tierra Del Sol, Malmok Beach is on the North West coast of Aruba. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying in the vicinity. Active, fun-seeking vacationers will probably enjoy this beach due to its crowded, urban location. In fact, Malmok Beach would be most convenient for those who are staying in the hotels nearby, and those who prefer a crowded city scene over a quiet, suburban one.

How to Access The Beach
Easily accessible by car (plenty of parking) and taxi. Public transport is also a nice option - the Malmok bus stop lets you off right at the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

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. Just off the shore is the famous Antilla Shipwreck - a sunken German WWII freighter. The turquoise waters are also usually pretty calm, making this a good spot for learning to windsurf, though pretty much any water sport you can think of is available here.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, so if you're visiting with small children you might want to consider a different location. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so purchase or rent some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Since Malmok Beach happens to be located inside a hot tourist destination, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Aruba; it's located near attractions like Tierra Del Sol Golf Course, which is three quarters of a mile to the east-northeast.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Malmok Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Tierra Del Sol Golf Course Golf Course 0.7 mi. ENE Aruba
California Lighthouse Lighthouse 0.9 mi. N Aruba

Cities and Towns

Malmok Beach is near Palm Beach, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Malmok Beach guests seeking a little additional excitement will want to think about going to Palm Beach, because it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Aruba.


How many other people you encounter at Malmok Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists.

Don't expect to find any of Aruba's large hotels near this beach, though if you're trying to elude throngs of tourists, the shortage of accommodation options will surely be a welcomed sight.


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, and you won't have to look too far from these sands. One of the nearest restaurants is The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol. This restaurant serves both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They also specialize in seafood and soups. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurants.

Restaurants near Malmok Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol (297) 586-7800 Caribbean, International Informal 0.7 mi. ENE
La Trattoria El Faro Blanco Restaurant (297) 586-0786 Italian Informal 0.8 mi. N
Simply Fish (297) 520-6535 Aruban Fine Dining 1.5 mi. S
La Vista (297) 520-6601 Italian Very Casual 1.5 mi. SSE
Ketsu Sushi Bar 297 5 206580 Japanese Informal 1.5 mi. SSE
Lobby Cafe 297 5 206580 Eclectic Informal 1.5 mi. SSE
Waves Bar & Grill (297) 520-6344 American Very Casual 1.5 mi. S
Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant (297) 520-6985 American Very Casual 1.6 mi. SSE
Pavilion Grill (297) 586-9000 International Informal 1.6 mi. SSE
Hadicurari Restaurant (297) 586-2288 Aruban, Caribbean, International Informal 1.7 mi. S
Moomba Beach Bar & Restaurant (297) 586-5365 American, Caribbean, International Very Casual 1.7 mi. S
Captain's Galley (297) 586-9000 American Informal 1.7 mi. SSE

Other Beaches

Vacationers who are looking for the ideal beach in Aruba will have lots of options besides Malmok Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Surfside Beach, which is located six and a half miles away.

Aruba has some unforgettable natural wonders to explore, and dropping by Malmok Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.


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