The beach in front of Boardwalk Hotel is known as Palm Beach. The renowned two-mile-long strip is home to glamorous high-rise hotels and dotted by water sports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants and shops. It is a public beach, and nice for swimming and playing; no rocks, it's shallow close to shore and a bit deeper outside.
Going a bit north, you will find the Fisherman's Huts. This beach is a known spot for wind and kitesurf fanatics. The Fisherman's Huts beach connects to Palm Beach. It is shallow till very far outside (knee to waist deep) all sand and no rocks.
Going further north to Malmok there's Boca Catalina and Arashi beach. Those are smaller beaches and are very nice for sunbathing, snorkeling and swimming. For the snorkeling at Arashi you need to head out to the reefs & corals to the right of the sandy bottom swimming area.
Palm Beach extends for a few miles to the South; on this beach the high rise hotels are located.
On Palm Beach you can find Moomba Beach Club. Boardwalk guest's have access to Moomba's beach chairs, free of charge.
Regarding the beaches at the hotels on Palm Beach: the hotel property line does not run into the water like it does on some islands; here that line is always at least 30' from the waterline. And even then there is no actual property line or fencing visible - just beautiful beach - with lounge chairs and nice palm huts (palapa's) for shade. The lounge chairs and palapa huts on the beaches by the hotels are owned by each hotels and for their guests' use. With most hotels it's possible to sign up for use of their facilities on the beach, their pool, spa and gym, but there is a charge.
A bit farther south past the high-rise hotels there's Eagle Beach; this is another gorgeous beach and it almost stretches all the way into town. Eagle Beach is often ranked amongst the world's most beautiful beaches.
Going further south; past the airport, there are a few nice beaches as well; Mangel Halto and De Palm Island offers beautiful snorkeling opportunities.
Then even further south; on the southern tip of the island there are some more nice beaches; Baby Beach, Rodger's Beach and Coco Beach. These are also very calm as they are on the leeward side of the point and protected by an outer reef. It's beautiful for snorkeling at Baby Beach outside the reef. Good for swimming at Rodger's Beach and shallow Baby Beach - the name says it already- is every kid's favorite beach.
The beaches that are mentioned as good snorkeling spots are sand bottom as well as rocks and coral reef. The rocks and reef are what attracts the fish of course, so it's beautiful. The beaches that aren't mentioned specifically to be good for snorkeling are pure white sand bottoms without any rocks or coral at all.
On the island's north coast there are also several beautiful and empty(!) beaches; Boca Grandi, Dos Playa, Daimari and Andicuri just to name a few. The north side is the windward side, so the coast is rugged and the beaches are little coves or bays with waves rolling in. Some beaches are okay for swimming and if you like waves, it's nice for body-boarding and surfing.
We have folding beach chairs available for our guests to use during their stay; you can take these and enjoy a different beach every day. Your casita also has a small cool box which you may use to take drinks and snacks to the beach.