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.

Positioned in Oranjestad, Druif Beach is on the West edge of Aruba. You should consider stopping by whether or not you are staying very close. Those vacationers who enjoy attractions that are right in the middle of it all will relish their time at Druif Beach.

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're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so grab your equipment if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Since Druif Beach will be located in a popular area that can get crowded, you'll want to plan accordingly.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Visitors will find this beach on Aruba's West coast. It is near Excelsior Casino, which is situated a few hundred yards away, and it is among the attractions in the region.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, you'll find the closest ones in the following table.

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 exploring the city is a convenient option. Those visiting Druif Beach who are looking for some additional excitement should think about heading to Oranjestad, since it's nearby and is an especially active area of Aruba.

Hotels

The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how many of the nearby hotel rooms have been booked. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Visitors will find a pretty good assortment of hotels to choose from close to the beach. The most convenient of which are listed in the table below.

Accommodations near Druif Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort 0.0 mi. ESE Hotel
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive 0.0 mi. NNW Resort
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 0.8 mi. NNW Resort
Costa Linda Beach Resort 0.8 mi. NNW Hotel

Food

Even after a restful afternoon at the beach, the day isn't truly complete until you walk to a nearby restaurant, where you'll be able to sample regional favorites, within just a few miles of this shoreline. One of the closest places to eat is Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Asian and Caribbean dishes on the menu.

Restaurants closest to this beach 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) 523-5062 Caribbean, Eclectic, International Fine Dining 0.3 mi. N
Subway Mega Mall (297) 584-3747 American Very Casual 0.4 mi. ESE
The Kitchen (297) 584-7890 Brazilian Informal 0.4 mi. ESE
Pelican Terrace Restaurant (297) 582-3300 Aruban, Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.5 mi. NW
Fusion Restaurant, Tapas, Wine & Piano Bar (297) 280-9994 Steak house Fine Dining 0.5 mi. NW
Twist of Flavors Restaurant (297) 280-2518 Caribbean, Dutch, International Very Casual 0.6 mi. NW
M's Crepe Shack (297) 588-7300 -- -- 0.6 mi. NW
Matthew's Beachside Restaurant (297) 588-7300 American, International, Italian Informal 0.6 mi. NW
Red Fish (297) 280-6666 Caribbean Informal 0.6 mi. NNE
Ellioti's Ristorante Italiano (297) 593-6319 Italian Informal 0.7 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Aruba, of course, so if Druif Beach doesn't sound like your type of scene, you have options.

You may also want to try Renaissance Island, where there's usually lots of activity. You'll find it three miles to the southeast. If it's a bit of peace and quiet you're after, Manchebo Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Surfside Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Aruba has so much to offer, and dropping by Druif Beach is just one way to appreciate a pretty afternoon.

 

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