When they aren't in their high-rise resorts or lounging on the beach, most people spend their time in Palm Beach on the piers, shopping, dining, and taking in the sites. There is more to do in the surrounding area that can't be overlooked like cultural attractions in Oranjestad, casinos in and around Palm Beach, and several natural attractions which revolve around local fauna.
There are a large number of beaches to enjoy in and around the area. Snorkeling is an option at some of these beaches, if some of the people in your group enjoy this relaxing pastime. Just click on the name of each beach for more detail concerning that particular location.
Hadicurari Beach: There are gravel parking areas on the ocean side of L.G. Smith Blvd. Taking a car or taxi is the best way to get out to this spot beyond the Marriott Aruba Resort.
Another place to consider is Palm Beach. Water sports, fishing, and snorkeling are prominent on Palm Beach and equipment rental is available. There are also a number of hotels and restaurants to visit and people-watching remains a popular activity.
Eagle Beach: Recently noted as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World by Trip Advisor, Eagle Beach is a well-loved family beach where picnics and camping are commonplace. Water sports are popular on Eagle Beach and rental equipment and organized water activities are available to visitors.
Palm Beach and the surrounding areas offer plenty of other beaches. For a more comprehensive look at this topic, read this guide.
A landmark worth visiting is Aruba Aloe Balm Museum. It is located within Oranjestad, 2.1 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Monday to Friday tours are offer from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. Saturday tours run from 9:00 AM – 12:00 noon.
Many travelers also choose to visit National Archaeological Museum Aruba. It is situated in downtown Oranjestad, 3.5 mi. South of central Palm Beach. Artifacts here shed light on the origins of the first inhabitants of the island and then tour you through the centuries to the cultural landscape today.
Museo Historico Arubano: The museum is open on weekdays only, from 8:30am until 4:00pm.
That's not all -- you can find additional choices. To read our complete page about other enjoyable places to visit near Palm Beach, see this page.
Those visitors who enjoy spending time outdoors will probably enjoy The Butterfly Farm. <p>After the first Butterfly Farm in St. Martin experienced such great success, one of the owners, William Slayter decided to take the concept to the island of Aruba. This Butterfly Farm, co-owned by Tony and Lori Cox, has been open since May of 1999, and remains popular thanks in part to the beauty and majesty of the butterfly, and also in part to William's quirky sense of humor.</p>
Another place that allows you to enjoy the natural surroundings is Bubali Bird Sanctuary. <p>Located in the area surrounding Bubali Pond, Bubali Bird Sanctuary seeks to create a safe refuge for a variety of coastal birds, including pelicans, sandpipers, and storks.</p>
These are merely a few of the options that are available. Those needing to get more information concerning natural attractions in and near the area, can easily do so by going to this page.
Ready for some action? Vacationers wanting to try their luck will have plenty of opportunities to do so in this area.
Stellaris Casino, which is on the premises of Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, is found within northern Palm Beach. Come on down to the largest Casino in Aruba. Forget about small rooms and crowded slot machines, Stellaris Casino offers gambling Vegas style.
If slot machines are part of your plans, you could give Copa Cabana Casino a try. You have hours upon hours of time to strike it rich at Copa Cabana, which is open daily from noon to 4:00 a.m.
Hilton Casino offers a collection of games for visitors to try out, including Blackjack, Craps, Poker - Caribbean Stud, Poker - Let it Ride, and Roulette. The Hilton Casino wants to make every moment you spend with them an enjoyable one. That is why they offer not only slots and table games, but weekly specials and promotions that double your chances to win.
Of course, there are a nice selection of options too. Go to this extended discussion which is all about gaming in Palm Beach if you're interested in learning more specifics.
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