Despite its location near Oranjestad's busy downtown, Druif is surprisingly relaxing and quiet. With no motorized boats being permitted, romantic walks along Druif's power white sandy beaches become increasingly pleasurable. Thatched roofed huts line the shore and small resorts in the area sell food and drinks.
Located on the outskirts of Oranjestad, less than a mile northwest of downtown, Druif Beach is on the West coast of Aruba. You might think about stopping by whether or not you're staying very close. Many of Aruba's beaches are soothing, less-traveled spots along the coast. Though some travelers can't wait to enjoy these secret spots, other visitors prefer lounging in the livelier environment at Druif Beach.
Access this beach by car, taxi, or bicycle which is easy to do by heading north from downtown Oranjestad. Plenty of parking is available.
The sunsets seen from the shores of Druif are some of the most spectacular to be seen on the island, and make the evening one of the best times to dip your toes into its soft, white sand. The water here is calm and clear here making swimming enjoyable and safe.
Even if you plan to dine elsewhere, the snack bar on-site could come in handy.
Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, though you may be able to use the facilities at a nearby business. The water here is of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you are looking to do some underwater exploration.
Bear in mind that the region in which Druif Beach is located is visited by quite a number of tourists, so factor that into your plans.
Visitors will find this beach on Aruba's West coast. It's located near Excelsior Casino, which is located a few hundred yards to the north, and it is one of a few attractions in the area.
If you're looking for other nearby attractions or activity options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.
|Excelsior Casino||Casino||0.1 mi.||N||Aruba|
|The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course||Golf Course||0.2 mi.||N||Aruba|
|Go-Cart Raceways and Rentals||0.6 mi.||ENE||Aruba|
|Glitz Casino||Casino||1.3 mi.||N||Aruba|
Druif Beach is very close to Oranjestad, so a trip into the city——for snacks, drinks, and other attractions——is a convenient option. Druif Beach guests hoping to find further attractions will want to consider going to Oranjestad, because it's close-by and is an active, busy area.
Whether or not you encounter a lot of other visitors will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.
You'll find a good amount of hotels which can be reached in the car. A list of the closest choices can be viewed in the list below.
|Divi Dutch Village||0.1 mi.||E||Resort|
|Divi Tamarijn Aruba||0.1 mi.||N||Resort|
|Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort||0.2 mi.||N||Resort|
|Divi Aruba Beach Resort||0.5 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa||0.7 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort||0.7 mi.||NW||Resort|
|Mvc Eagle Beach||0.9 mi.||N||Hotel|
|La Cabana Beach Resort||1.3 mi.||N||Hotel|
If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant offers both Asian and Caribbean cuisines.
The following table provides a list of restaurant options near this shoreline.
|Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant||(800) 554-2008||Asian, Caribbean||Informal||0.1 mi.||NNW|
|The Promenade Restaurant||(297) 583-8899||European, International||Informal||0.2 mi.||E|
|Windows on Aruba||(297) 523-5017||International||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||N|
|(297) 581-4653||Caribbean, International||Fine Dining||0.3 mi.||N|
|(297) 588-0882||Asian||--||0.4 mi.||ESE|
|Subway Mega Mall||(297) 584-3747||American||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||ESE|
|Delifrance||(297) 588-6006||French||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||ESE|
|The Kitchen||(297) 584-7890||Brazilian||Informal||0.4 mi.||ESE|
|Waka Waka Adventure Cafe||(297) 582-5600||Caribbean||Very Casual||0.4 mi.||NE|
|Matthew's Beachside Restaurant||(297) 588-7300||American, International||Very Casual||0.6 mi.||NW|
|Ellioti's Ristorante Italiano||(297) 593-6319||Italian||Informal||0.7 mi.||NNW|
Of course, Druif Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Aruba.
You might also enjoy Renaissance Island, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it three miles to the southeast. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Manchebo Beach is a beach removed from some more heavily-traveled spots. It is located just a short distance away.
You might also want to visit Surfside Beach, which is located only a short distance away.
While Aruba has many alluring attractions, Druif Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.
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