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 want even if you aren't staying in the immediate vicinity. Though there are a lot of choices to be made on vacation, choosing a suitable beach may be one of the more important things you do. Before you arrive, consider some of Aruba's most interesting options, like Malmok Beach.

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you've been hoping to get in some underwater exploration.

Since Malmok Beach is located within a commonly visited area, you might want consider the time when you plan your visit.

What's Nearby


Malmok Beach is on the North West coast of Aruba; the area hosts attractions such as Tierra Del Sol Golf Course, which is only a short distance away, so visitors have the option to walk or to take a cab.

If you can't wait to see as many of Aruba's attractions as possible, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

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 in the Palm Beach area, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Malmok Beach tourists seeking some additional excitement might consider making the trip to Palm Beach, which is nearby and is a particularly busy area of Aruba.


The number of other vacationers sharing this coastline can vary widely, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are.

You shouldn't anticipate finding any of Aruba's frequently visited hotels near this beach, but if you're looking to elude throngs of vacationers, the shortage of places to stay should be welcomed.


A hot day at the beach will have you craving more than just a cocktail; no beach day is complete until you enjoy a meal at a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to get a taste of the local fare, without having to stray too far. One of the closest places to eat is The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol. The restaurant offers both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. They're also renowned for their seafood and soups. You and your group can get to this restaurant and start eating in just a few minutes since it's just a little ways away.

Some nearby restaurant options are shown in the following table.

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

Travelers looking for a beach that's right for them will have lots of choices besides Malmok Beach.

Another location you may want to try is Surfside Beach, which is located just a cab ride away.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Aruba, but Malmok Beach is both a refreshing place to relax, and a beautiful natural attraction.


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