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 middle of Palm Beach, this beach is on the North West edge of Aruba. You should think about stopping by whether or not you're staying particularly close by. Palm Beach is the sort of shore where nearby hotel guests go to be among the crowds, and there's lots to see, do, and eat - it's among one of the busiest beaches in the region.

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.

Lots of visitors here find that the on-site snack bar is just fine for lunch. Depending on the season and time of day, you may also be able to try local specialties from one of the mobile vendors who are generally found here.

Yes, public restrooms will be available here. Fortunately, showers are provided, so you can rinse off before heading back to your hotel. You will also have access to chairs and umbrellas here, so guests looking for relief from the sultry island sun will not be disappointed. You'll find the waters off-shore to be clear and good for snorkeling, so bring your 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.

Bear in mind that Palm Beach's immediate surroundings are rather congested, so the availability of certain amenities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Travelers will find Palm Beach on Aruba's North West coast. It is near some interesting sites like Copa Cabana Casino, which is one of a few local attractions.

If you can't wait to see as many of Aruba's attractions as possible, the following table shows the closest options.

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

This beach is very close to Palm Beach, so you can explore the city as part of your day at the beach. Tourists at Palm Beach who are seeking other interesting places to see will want to consider heading to Palm Beach, since it's not far away and is an area full of activity.


How many other people you encounter at Palm Beach will be influenced by everything from the time of day to the capacity of nearby hotels. You can generally expect to encounter quite a few vacationers who are staying in the area.

Those looking for a room close to Palm Beach won't find it that difficult, as there are lots of hotels to choose from in the vicinity. You can find the closest and most convenient booking options by perusing what's shown in the following table.

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


If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far from the shore. Cafe Japengo is one of the closest eateries. The restaurant has both Asian and Pan Asian / Pacific Rim menu items. They're perhaps most famous, though, for their seafood and sushi. You could take a cab or probably walk to this restaurant as it's not far off the beach at all.

The following table lists restaurant options near this shoreline.

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

Needless to say, Palm Beach isn't the only beach worth visitng in Aruba.

If the exciting vibe at Palm Beach is one of the features you love, think about also visiting Boca Catalina, another location where you'll find fun and action. You'll find it two and a half miles to the north. If you're looking for something a little more private, Hadicurari Beach could be a good option for you. It is located just a short distance away.

Another sun-drenched spot to consider is Malmok Beach, which is located within a short distance.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Aruba, but Palm Beach is both a beautiful natural attraction, and a fun hangout spot.


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