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.

Positioned near the middle of Palm Beach, this beach is on the North West coast of Aruba. You should consider stopping by even if you aren't staying particularly close by. Travelers who like parts of town the are bustling with activity may never want to leave Palm Beach.

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.

The concession stand at this spot is also an option. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to get lunch from one of the mobile vendors who operate at or near this spot.

Yes, there are public restrooms at Palm Beach. You'll appreciate that showers are available, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so guests hoping for a shaded area to relax in will get their wish. The water here is clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your equipment if you want to check out what lies 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.

Palm Beach plus its offerings for conveniences are of course found well within a popular area that can get crowded. If busy-beaches are not something you want, it should be a decent idea to plan ahead and beat the crowds, such as heading to the beach before the sun it at its hottest. If you come later, you possibly run the risk of all the amenities becoming overcrowded.

What's Nearby


You'll find this beach on the North West coast of Aruba; it will be near other attractions like Copa Cabana Casino, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

Beaches are a great attraction to visit, but there's even more to see during your stay. The table below lists other attractions that are nearby.

Activities and Attractions Near Palm Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Copa Cabana Casino Casino 0.1 mi. E Aruba
Hilton Casino Casino 0.2 mi. S Aruba
Cool Casino Casino 0.3 mi. S 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

Those visiting this beach who are hoping to find some additional excitement might think about making the trip to Palm Beach, which is nearby and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on everything from the time the sun sets to how many people have booked rooms nearby. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of travelers staying at the closest accommodations.

Since this beach is located in a pretty popular tourist area, it is not usually that tough to find exactly the type of hotel you're looking for close-by. For visitors looking to book a place that's near the water, the table that follows lists 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
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino 0.2 mi. S Resort
Playa Linda Beach Resort 0.2 mi. NE Resort
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino 0.3 mi. NNE Resort
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba 0.3 mi. S Resort
Brickell Bay Beach Club 0.3 mi. ESE Hotel
Riu Palace Antillas 0.4 mi. SSW Resort
Mill Resort & Suites 0.5 mi. S Resort
Marriott's Aruba Surf Club 0.6 mi. NE Resort


Don't worry if your stomach starts rumbling while sunbathing at Palm Beach; you'll have many local dishes to choose from at nearby establishments. One of the closest places to eat is Cafe Japengo. The restaurant offers both Asian and Pan Asian / Pacific Rim menu items. Visitors often rave about their seafood and sushi. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's just a short distance away.

Restaurants closest to this beach are shown 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) 586-0900 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

Of course, you'll find other beaches besides Palm Beach in Aruba.

Another location you might enjoy is Boca Catalina, which is home to plenty of activity. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north. If you're looking for a more secluded beach experience, Hadicurari Beach could be a good option for you. You'll find it just a short distance away.

You might also want to visit Malmok Beach, located two miles to the north.

There's plenty to see and do in Aruba, and Palm Beach is just one of many incredible attractions you can choose from.


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