The gorgeous beaches in Aruba are the most enticing outdoor sights that the region has to offer. Visitors love that Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is directly on the water, so you won't need to go out of your way to try a few beach activities. There are plenty of other visitors who frequent this popular spot in Aruba, setting up an active and social scene; keep in mind, though, it gets a little too crowded for some visitors' tastes.
Of course, since Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is located on Palm Beach, relaxing at the water's edge is one of the main attractions here. 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 travelers who are eager for some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click the name of each one in the table to view a detailed discussion:
|Eagle Beach||1.3||SW||Eagle Beach|
|Hadicurari Beach||1.9||N||1.6 mi. North of Palm Beach|
|Boca Catalina||2.6||N||2.3 mi. North of Palm Beach|
|Arashi Beach||3.0||N||2.7 mi. North of Palm Beach|
|North Renaissance Beach||4.3||S||Oranjestad|
|Renaissance Island||4.7||S||1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Oranjestad|
One of the closest picks is Eagle Beach. Recently noted as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World by Trip Advisor, Eagle Beach is a well-loved family beach where picnics and camping are commonplace. Water sports are popular on Eagle Beach and rental equipment and organized water activities are available to visitors.
If you're on the lookout for a beach that offers more seclusion, Boca Catalina might be worth a visit. 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's situated two and a half miles north of these accommodations.
Paying a visit to the towns or communities located closest to your resort can act as a nice day trip, whether you're browsing a beautiful natural setting, or interacting with the locals while on your trip. Hotel Riu Palace Aruba can be found in the southern outskirts of Palm Beach, near Oranjestad.
The table below lists some of the areas near Hotel Riu Palace Aruba .
|Aruba Blue Village||1.4||S|
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba serves as an excellent spot for active travelers. There are numerous active pursuits to be enjoyed when starting at this lodging. In fact, this region touts a wide array of places to explore, such as The Butterfly Farm, and . Of the three, the closest is .,
When it comes to keeping the whole group smiling, you'll need to explore all your attraction options, like those shown in the table below.
|Park||0.3||SW||The vicinity of Palm Beach|
|The Butterfly Farm||Zoo||0.3||SW||The vicinity of Palm Beach|
|Movie Theater||0.4||NE||Palm Beach|
|Caribbean Cinemas Mega Plex 8||Movie Theater||0.4||NE||Palm Beach|
|Bubali Bird Sanctuary||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.6||SSW||The vicinity of Palm Beach|
|Aruba Aloe Balm Museum||Museum||1.9||SSE||Oranjestad|
|Lighthouse||3.3||N||3.0 mi. North of Palm Beach|
|National Archaeological Museum Aruba||Museum||3.2||S||Downtown Oranjestad|
|Museo Historico Arubano||Museum||3.4||S||Downtown Oranjestad|
|Fort Zoutman||Historical Site||3.4||S||Downtown Oranjestad|
|Aruba Numismatic Museum||Museum||3.5||S||Oranjestad|
|Aruba Ostrich Adventures||Zoo||4.9||E||Bushiribana|
|Park||6.2||E||5.2 mi. East-Southeast of Noord|
|Donkey Sanctuary Aruba||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||6.3||ESE||5.0 mi. East of Oranjestad|
|Balashi Gold Mill Ruins||Historical Site||7.6||SE||5.2 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad|
|Arikok National Park||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||9.7||SE||8.0 mi. East of Oranjestad|
|Fontein Caves||Cave||10.7||ESE||9.1 mi. East of Oranjestad|
|Guadirikiri Caves||Cave||11.5||SE||9.8 mi. East of Oranjestad|
|Tunnel of Love||Cave||12.0||SE||10.2 mi. East-Southeast of Oranjestad|
|Aruba Model Train Museum||Museum||12.8||SE||San Nicolas|
|San Nicolas Community Museum||Museum||13.1||SE||10.8 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad|
|Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||14.3||SE||11.9 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad|
If you're searching for an interesting place to visit, The Butterfly Farm could be just what the doctor ordered. 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.
When you're choosing a place to stay, it's sometimes helpful to learn more about nearby lodging options as a means to better understand the region. Readers can find lots of other places to think about before making a decision, as this section of Aruba offers vacationers a wide variety of resorts and hotels to pick from. The table below shows the hotel booking possibilities available in the vicinity.
|Riu Palace Antillas||0.1||WSW||The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Westin Resort & Casino||0.1||SW||The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Mill Resort & Suites||0.1||S||The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino||0.2||NNE||Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Allegro Occidental Grand Aruba||0.3||NNE||Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort||0.4||SW||The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino||0.4||NNE||Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Brickell Bay Beach Club||0.4||ENE||Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Playa Linda Beach Resort||0.5||NNE||Palm Beach, Aruba|
|Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino||0.6||N||Palm Beach, Aruba|
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