Palm Beach

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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.

Located in the heart of Palm Beach, this beach is on the North West edge of Aruba. You might want whether or not you're staying nearby. You may notice that beaches throughout Aruba are usually fairly quiet, but Palm Beach is decidedly different.

How to Access The Beach

Plenty of parking opportunities exist on either side of J.E. Irausquin Blvd. You may also choose to take a public bus which will drop you off at any number of locations right along the beach.

Amenities and Ambiance

Located in the center of Aruba's tourism industry, Palm Beach is comprised of a long stretch of sandy white beach sprinkled with palapas and palms for shade. Several high-rise hotels are found near this beach, as well as two piers.

Many visitors find themselves ordering a drink or snack from the concessions here, even if they move off-site for lunch. You may also have the option to order lunch from one of the local vendors who operate at or near this spot.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Palm Beach because there are public restrooms. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you can clean off the sand before hitting more attractions. You will also be pleased to find chairs and umbrellas here, so visitors seeking a break from the hot sun will not be disappointed. Fortunately, the water here is clear enough for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface. Crowds are eminent on Palm Beach. The area is one of Aruba's most popular tourist destinations, so there is never a shortage of people. If you're looking for peace and quiet, you won't find it here.

You should remember that Palm Beach's immediate surroundings are an urban area, meaning you may find many people vying for the use of the same amenities.

What's Nearby


Palm Beach is always a lovely side-trip when you're in the area. Look for it on Aruba's North West coast; the area hosts attractions such as Occidental Grand Casino, which is a couple hundred yards to the southeast.

If your taste for travel keeps you looking for new activity and attraction options, this beach isn't far from any of the items in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Palm Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Occidental Grand Casino Casino 0.1 mi. SE Aruba
Copa Cabana Casino Casino 0.1 mi. E Aruba
Radisson Casino Casino 0.2 mi. S Aruba
Zissles Dinner Show Dinner Show and Theater 0.3 mi. NE Aruba
Aruba Fun City Amusement Arcade 0.3 mi. ESE Aruba
Cool Casino Casino 0.3 mi. S Aruba
Palm Beach Casino Casino 0.4 mi. SSW Aruba
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 0.6 mi. SSW Aruba
Stellaris Casino Casino 0.7 mi. NNE Aruba
The Casino at the Ritz-Carlton Casino 0.8 mi. N Aruba

Cities and Towns

Visitors here seeking a little additional excitement might want to think about heading over to Palm Beach, which is not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, it depends on many factors: the time of sundown, happy hour, even how full the nearby hotels are. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Since this beach is in a fairly touristed area, it typically isn't all that tough to find exactly the kind of hotel you're looking for close-by. For guests looking to find a place that's near the beach, the following table shows the closest options to Palm Beach.

Accommodations near Palm Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Allegro Occidental Grand Aruba 0.1 mi. SE Resort
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino 0.1 mi. E Resort
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino 0.2 mi. S Resort
Playa Linda Beach Resort 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Holiday Inn SunSpree Aruba Beach Resort & Casino 0.3 mi. NNE Resort
Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive 0.3 mi. S Resort
Brickell Bay Beach Club 0.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Westin Resort & Casino 0.4 mi. S Resort
Mill Resort & Suites 0.5 mi. S Resort
Marriott's Aruba Surf Club 0.6 mi. NE Resort


If the heat at the beach has you craving a cool cocktail and a bite to eat, you'll have your pick of different cuisines and dining styles nearby. Cafe Japengo is one of the closest eateries. This restaurant has both Asian and Pan Asian / Pacific Rim menu items. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood and sushi. You'll have the option of walking or taking a cab since it's just a little ways away.

Nearby dining options are shown in the table below.

Restaurants near Palm Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Cafe Japengo (297) 586-1234 ext. 36 Asian, Pan Asian / Pacific Rim Informal 0.1 mi. E
Footprints Beach Grill (297) 586-1234 ext. 37 Caribbean Fine Dining 0.1 mi. N
Ruinas Del Mar (297) 568-1234 ext. 36 Caribbean, International, Spanish Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Café Piccolo (297) 586-1234 ext. 36 Italian Informal 0.1 mi. NNE
Mexicado (297) 586-1234 Mexican Informal 0.1 mi. E
Palms Restaurant (297) 568-1234 ext. 37 International Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Hooters Palm Beach (297) 586-8060 American Very Casual 0.1 mi. ESE
Tomato Charlie's Pizza (297) 586-9099 Italian Very Casual 0.1 mi. ESE
Fishes & More (297) 586-3659 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. ESE
Salt & Pepper (297) 586-3280 International, Portuguese, Spanish Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Tango Argentine Grill (297) 586-8600 Argentenian, Chilean, South American Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Gilligan's Beach Grill Restaurant (297) 586-6555 Eclectic Very Casual 0.2 mi. S

Other Beaches

Travelers in search of the perfect beach will have lots of choices besides Palm Beach.

If the exciting vibe at Palm Beach is what you're looking for, think about checking out Boca Catalina, a beach with a similar ambiance. It is located two and a half miles to the north. If you'd rather try a more private, less popular location, Hadicurari Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a little ways away.

Travelers may also want to consider Malmok Beach, located two miles to the north.

Aruba offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and Palm Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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