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.
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:
|Hadicurari Beach||0.5||NNW||The vicinity of Palm Beach|
|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|
|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.
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:
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 The Butterfly Farm, and Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is .,
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.
|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|
|Movie Theater||0.7||S||Palm Beach|
|Bubali Bird Sanctuary||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||1.5||SSW||The vicinity of Palm Beach|
|Aruba Aloe Balm Museum||Museum||2.7||S||1.8 mi. North-Northwest of Oranjestad|
|Lighthouse||2.5||N||3.0 mi. North of Palm Beach|
|National Archaeological Museum Aruba||Museum||4.0||S||Downtown Oranjestad|
|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|
|Aruba Ostrich Adventures||Zoo||4.9||ESE||Bushiribana|
|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|
|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.
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.
|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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