Druif Beach

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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 in Oranjestad, Druif Beach is on the West coast of Aruba. You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying in the vicinity. While there are certainly more secluded beaches in Aruba than Druif Beach, it has just the right amount of private-feel to attract vacationers.

How to Access The 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.

Amenities and Ambiance

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.

Keep in mind that restrooms won't be found on-site, which is something to consider if you plan to spend a full day in the sun. You'll find the waters off-shore to be of good snorkeling quality, so grab some equipment if you want to see what lies beneath the surface.

Since Druif Beach happens to be found within an area commonly frequented by travelers, you might need to hunt to get a spot!

What's Nearby

Attractions

Set on Aruba's West coast; the area is home to other attractions such as Excelsior Casino, which is a few hundred yards to the north.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following table contains attractions that are the closest.

Activities and Attractions Near Druif Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Excelsior Casino Casino 0.1 mi. N Aruba
The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course Golf Course 0.2 mi. N Aruba
Bushiri Karting Speedway Go-Cart Raceways and Rentals 0.6 mi. ENE Aruba
Glitz Casino Casino 1.3 mi. N Aruba

Cities and Towns

Druif Beach is close to Oranjestad, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Druif Beach visitors hoping to find other interesting places to see should consider going to Oranjestad, since it's not far away and is an especially active area of Aruba.

Hotels

The mood here——social and lively, or virtually empty—— will depend on if you visit during a popular season, which is often indicated by how busy the hotels are. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

You'll find a decent amount of lodgings within a car's reach. A few of the more convenient options can be viewed in the following table.

Accommodations near Druif Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive 0.0 mi. NNW Resort
Divi Dutch Village Resort 0.1 mi. ESE Hotel
Divi Dutch Village 0.1 mi. E Resort
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 0.2 mi. N Resort
Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort 0.3 mi. N Resort
Divi Aruba All Inclusive 0.5 mi. NW Resort
Casa Del Mar Resort 0.6 mi. NW Resort
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa 0.7 mi. NW Resort
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort 0.7 mi. NW Resort
Costa Linda Beach Resort 0.8 mi. NNW Hotel

Food

It's no problem if you start to get the munchies while hanging out at Druif Beach; there are lots of nearby options when it comes to dining. One of the closest restaurants is Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant. This restaurant offers both Asian and Caribbean dishes on the menu.

Nearby restaurant options are listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Druif Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant (800) 554-2008 Asian, Caribbean Informal 0.1 mi. NNW
Windows on Aruba (297) 523-5017 International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Mulligan's Golf Cafe +297 523 50 62 Caribbean, Eclectic, International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Asian Express (297) 588-0882 Asian -- 0.4 mi. ESE
Oscalina Restaurant -- -- -- 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
Fusion Restaurant, Tapas, Wine & Piano Bar (297) 280-9994 Steak house Fine Dining 0.5 mi. NW
M's Crepe Shack -- -- -- 0.6 mi. NW
Matthew's Beachside Restaurant (297) 588-7300 American, International Informal 0.6 mi. NW

Other Beaches

Visitors who are looking for the ideal beach will have other options if Druif Beach doesn't suit their tastes.

Another location you might enjoy is Renaissance Island, where there's usually lots of activity. It is located three miles to the southeast. If you're looking for something a little more private, Manchebo Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

Vacationers may also want to visit Surfside Beach, which is located only a short distance away.

While the area offers plenty of picturesque views and exciting attractions, Druif Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.

 

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