What's Near Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club

Lots of visitors decide to come to Aruba because of the fabulous beaches that the island is so proud of.

If you or your group are big beach fans, Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club is just what you are looking for. This site is set along the shore, so tourists can spend their whole trip in the sun if that will make them happy. Beware that there are a lot of people who enjoy this popular section of Aruba, making for a good place to meet others and participate in different activities; keep in mind, though, this means it can get overly-crowded during the busy season.

Nearby Beaches

Aruba's Palm Beach

Obviously, since Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club is positioned directly on Palm Beach, laying out in the sun is one of the main attractions at this property. 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. For those who are willing to venture off site, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click the names below to learn more:

Beaches Near Marriott Ocean Club
Beach Distance Direction Location
Hadicurari Beach 0.5 NNW The vicinity of Palm Beach
Malmok Beach 1.6 NNW Malmok
Boca Catalina 1.8 NNW 2.3 mi. North of Palm Beach
Eagle Beach 2.2 SSW Eagle Beach
Arashi Beach 2.3 NNW 2.7 mi. North of Palm Beach
Manchebo Beach 3.1 SSW Manchebo
Druif Beach 3.3 S 2.2 mi. West-Northwest of Oranjestad
Surfside Beach 5.0 S 0.7 mi. South of Oranjestad

One of the most convenient options is Hadicurari Beach. Hadicurari is home to the Hi-Winds World Challenge, a pro-am windsurfing competition. Windsurfing is the most popular sport in the area and visitors have ample opportunities to learn new skills or practice what they already know. Visitors are encouraged to bring a packed lunch on their trip here, which provides picnic tables. Keep in mind however, that it may not have bathrooms or showers.

If instead you're interested in a beach where sunbathers can find plenty of privacy, Boca Catalina might be a good choice. Located in between Malmok and Arashi beaches, Boca Catalina is a popular spot for snorkelers, divers, and sunbathers. Thatched huts offer shady spots, and the calm, clear turquoise waters make it a good spot for kids to get in the water. It can be found only a small hike away.

Nearby Areas

Visitors who'd like some more information about what's nearby may be wondering how close (or far) the adjacent city or town is from the property. Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club can be found in the vicinity of Oranjestad; it is to the north-northeast of Palm Beach.

The table below lists the areas that are closest to Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club:

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
Bakval 0.3 ENE
Monserat 0.5 SE
Palm Beach 0.6 SSW
Rooisanto 0.7 N
Kamay 0.9 E
Cubeyo 1.1 NNE
Borocona 1.1 ENE
Westpunt 1.1 N
Noord 1.2 SE
Washington 1.5 S

Nearby Attractions

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club serves as an excellent locale for active vacationers. There are a good amount of active pursuits to be discovered when starting at this lodging. You will soon notice that this area has countless opportunities for exploration, including Signature Park, The Butterfly Farm, and Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Signature Park.

When it comes to finding area attractions that are just right for your family, it's best to know all your options, like those named in the following table.

Attractions Near Marriott Ocean Club
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Signature Park Park 1.1 SSW The vicinity of Palm Beach
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 1.2 SSW The vicinity of Palm Beach
Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8 Movie Theater 0.7 S Palm Beach
4D Theater Movie Theater 0.7 S Palm Beach
Bubali Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 1.5 SSW The vicinity of Palm Beach
Noord Mountain Park Park -- -- Sabana Lider
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum Museum 2.7 S 1.8 mi. North-Northwest of Oranjestad
California Lighthouse Lighthouse 2.5 N 3.0 mi. North of Palm Beach
National Archaeological Museum Aruba Museum 4.0 S Downtown Oranjestad
Park Curazon Park 3.4 SE Jaburibari
Museo Historico Arubano Museum 4.3 S Downtown Oranjestad
Fort Zoutman Historical Site 4.3 S Downtown Oranjestad
Aruba Numismatic Museum Museum 4.3 S 0.4 mi. West of Oranjestad
Wilhelmina Park Park 4.4 S Downtown Oranjestad
Bushiribana Historical Site 4.8 ESE Bushiribana
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 4.9 ESE Bushiribana
Natural Bridge Park 6.3 ESE 5.2 mi. East-Southeast of Noord
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.5 SE 4.3 mi. East of Oranjestad
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 8.1 SE 4.3 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
Arikok National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 10.0 SE 7.1 mi. East of Oranjestad
Fontein Caves Cave 10.9 SE 8.3 mi. East of Oranjestad
Guadirikiri Caves Cave 11.7 SE 9.0 mi. East of Oranjestad
Tunnel of Love Cave 12.3 SE 9.4 mi. East-Southeast of Oranjestad
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 13.2 SE San Nicolas
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 13.5 SE 9.9 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
San Nicolas Bay Keys Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 14.7 SE 11.0 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad

If you're on the lookout for a chance to see something a little different, The Butterfly Farm is an option worth considering. 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.

Nearby Accommodations

Getting information about nearby hotel booking options is oftentimes a convenient means of getting a feel for the area as whole. You will find no shortage of additional properties to think about before coming to a decision, as this portion of Aruba offers guests an excellent selection of resort and hotel options. If you'd like to learn more about the hotel booking options available in the vicinity, view the following table.

Accommodations near Marriott Ocean Club
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Marriott's Aruba Surf Club 0.1 SE The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino 0.1 N The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Boardwalk Hotel 0.3 N The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Ritz-Carlton Aruba 0.3 N The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino 0.3 SSW Palm Beach, Aruba
Playa Linda Beach Resort 0.4 SSW Palm Beach, Aruba
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino 0.6 S Palm Beach, Aruba
Allegro Occidental Grand Aruba 0.6 S Palm Beach, Aruba
Brickell Bay Beach Club 0.7 S Palm Beach, Aruba
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino 0.7 S Palm Beach, Aruba

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