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 think about stopping by regardless of whether you are staying particularly close by. The majority of Aruba's beaches are quite secluded, offering beautiful backdrops and few disturbances. While these beaches are a perfect fit for some, other visitors prefer lounging in the livelier environment 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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so bring along some equipment if you want to check out what lies beneath the surface.

Don't forget that Druif Beach's location is is a much-visited area, so plan accordingly.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Druif 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 close-by.

If a visit to the Druif Beach isn't enough to keep you busy all afternoon, 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 very close to Oranjestad, so a trip into the city is a definite option. Tourists at Druif Beach who are looking for further attractions might want to think about making the trip to Oranjestad, which is not far away and is a particularly busy area of Aruba.


How many other people you encounter at Druif Beach will depend on how many hotel guests decide to make the trip as well. Typically, you can expect to encounter quite a few other guests who are staying close by.

There is a pretty good selection of hotels to pick from in the area surrounding the beach. The most convenient of which can be viewed in the table below.

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


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Druif Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Palm Grill Oceanfront Restaurant. This restaurant serves both Asian and Caribbean dishes on the menu.

Some nearby restaurant options are included 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

Of course, there are more fantastic beaches besides Druif Beach in Aruba.

You might also enjoy Renaissance Island, which is generally a pretty popular beach. You'll find it three miles to the southeast. However, if you're looking to enjoy a quieter scene, Manchebo Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it not far off the beach at all.

You may also enjoy Surfside Beach, located two and a half miles to the southeast.

Druif Beach could be the ideal stretch of sand, but it is possible that it may not be the best choice for your family; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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