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 near the heart of Palm Beach, this beach is on the North West coast of Aruba. You might want whether or not you're staying particularly close by. You may notice that beaches throughout Aruba tend to be somewhat quiet, but Palm Beach stands out as a pleasant exception to this rule.

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 snack bar here is the ultimate convenience if you need a cold drink, or something to hold you over until dinner. You may also have the option to order some food from one of the mobile vendors who typically set up shop here.

You won't have to worry about finding a bathroom at Palm Beach because there are public restrooms. Showers are provided for visitors, so you can rinse off the sand. You will also be pleased to find umbrellas and chairs, so guests seeking a place to relax in the shade will not be disappointed. Fortunately, the water here is fit for snorkeling, so grab some gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites. 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.

Bear in mind that the area right around Palm Beach is a bustling area, meaning you may find quite a few people vying for the use of the same facilities.

What's Nearby


This pleasant stretch of sand known as Palm Beach is on Aruba's North West coast. Hyatt Regency Casino is within a distance that tourists could probably walk or take a cab to, and it is among the area's attractions.

If you want to see as many of Aruba's attractions as possible, the beach is located near the attractions in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Palm Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Hyatt Regency 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 and Nectar Cafe 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

This beach is in the Palm Beach area, so touring the city could be a fun side-trip after visiting the beach. Guests visiting Palm Beach who are seeking further attractions might want to think about heading over to Palm Beach, since it's close-by and is a particularly busy area of Aruba.


How many other people you encounter at Palm Beach will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. You can typically expect to share the sand with more than a few other guests who are staying close by.

Because the beach is located in a fairly popular tourist area, it is not usually that tough to find the kind of hotel you're looking for nearby. For vacationers hoping to book a place that's near the water, the table that follows shows the closest accommodations to Palm Beach.

Accommodations near Palm Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino 0.1 mi. NE Resort
Barcelo Aruba 0.1 mi. SE 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


If you're on the beach and start to get the munchies, don't worry, you'll have a variety of choices within a few miles. Ruinas Del Mar is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant serves both Caribbean and International dishes on the menu. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant since it's just a little ways away.

A list of nearby restaurants is listed in the following table.

Restaurants near Palm Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Ruinas Del Mar (297) 523-4243 Caribbean, International, Spanish Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Mexicado (297) 586-1234 Mexican Informal 0.1 mi. NE
Café Piccolo (297) 586-1234 ext. 36 Italian Informal 0.1 mi. NNE
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
Bohemian Restaurant (297) 280-8448 French, International, Vegetarian Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Fishes & More (297) 586-3659 Caribbean, International Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Dragonfly (297) 280-0019 Asian Informal 0.2 mi. SE
Salt & Pepper (297) 586-3280 International, Portuguese, Spanish Very Casual 0.2 mi. SE
Le Petit Cafe (297) 586-4046 Caribbean, International, Italian Very Casual 0.2 mi. NE
Tango Argentine Grill (297) 586-8600 Argentenian, Chilean, South American Informal 0.2 mi. SE

Other Beaches

There are multiple beaches to discover in Aruba, of course, so Palm Beach is not your only option.

If the exciting vibe at Palm Beach is what you're looking for, consider checking out Boca Catalina, a beach with a similar ambiance. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north. If it's solitude and tranquility you're seeking, Hadicurari Beach is an area secluded from lots of tourists and buildings. You'll find it just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Malmok Beach, located within a couple of miles.

Aruba offers endless ways to discover its natural beauty, and paying a visit to Palm Beach is just one way you can spend your afternoon.


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