Boardwalk's Beach area on Palm Beach
We now offer a BRAND NEW beach service for our guests at a designated beach area on Palm Beach, only 0,18 mile (280 meter) from Boardwalk Small Hotel! For more information on Boardwalk's Beach Service, please scroll down.
Boardwalk Small Hotel is conveniently located, just steps from the best beaches in Aruba. Palm Beach is Aruba’s most popular beach, on a 3 minutes walk from Boardwalk (scroll down for map). Palm Beach offers the best beach experience for everyone. Tranquil and shallow waters await families with toddlers. The beach reserved for Boardwalk Small Hotel guests is conveniently located next to Ritz Carlton and Marriott Resort and within walking distance of dozens of restaurants and bars.
Palapa & Beach Chair Policy
The Boardwalk now offers complimentary use of a palapa (beach hut) daily from 9 AM – 5 PM. The palapas are equipped with beach lounge chairs and cushions. Per guest, a maximum of one beach chair can be provided. Complimentary beach towels, coolers, folded beach chairs and beach toys, as well as snorkel gear can be obtained at the Front Desk.
For your convenience, the beach area is equipped with a fresh water shower.
Palapas are very popular on Palm Beach and can be reserved in advance. This process will be done at a first come first serve basis. You can make reservations for your palapa one day in advance at the Front Desk, during opening hours (9-5). A palapa will be randomly appointed to you.
In case you prefer a dedicated palapa at a location of your choice you can make reservations between 4-5 PM at the Front Desk. For arriving guests, reservations can be made for the day following their arrival day via email, sent prior to 4 PM (EST) to: firstname.lastname@example.org under subject title 'palapa reservations'.
For use of palapas on Mondays, please make your reservation at the Front Desk on Saturday during opening hours. If your arrival falls on a Sunday, please send an email with your palapa request for the next day (Monday), the latest on the Saturday prior to your arrival, prior to 4 PM (EST).
If you reserved a palapa, upon arrival on the beach please look for your name on the palapa pole. It will be prepared with the amount of chairs you have requested. In case you haven't claimed your reserved palapa by 10:30 AM, your name will be removed from the palapa and it will be released for other guests to enjoy.
In general, two lounge chairs are provided per palapa at non reserved beach huts.
When using the lounge chairs on our beach area we ask you to please ONLY use our beach towels, this way identifying Boardwalk’s guests from others on Palm Beach. The same amount of hotel towels received need to be returned to the Front Desk. Taking care of the towels is at guests’ own responsibility. Used towels can be returned to the Front Desk (9 AM-5 PM) where clean towels will be provided.
Hours of Beach Service
9:00 AM Boardwalk’s beach area is open and lounge chairs and cushions are in place; you will find your reserved palapa marked with a tag carrying your name.
5:00 PM End of beach service. All lounge chairs and cushions will be collected and stored by our beach attendant. Should you not be present at 5 PM, please make sure you have taken your personal items with you beforehand. This includes items provided by the hotel like towels, toys, folded chairs and coolers.
Boardwalk guests can make use of the F&B service provided by The Ritz-Carlton Aruba, conveniently delivered to your palapa or beach chair on Boardwalks' beach area by Segway. To be aligable for this service our beach service card must be provided to the F&B staff member. This card will be provided to you upon check in and will be valid for the duration of your stay with us.
General Information on Beaches in Aruba
All beaches in Aruba are public and can be used by all local residents and visitors. Beach chairs and beach umbrellas provided by hotels are for the exclusive use of hotel guests. When making use of the Boardwalk Beach Area on Palm Beach, please bring the beach towels provided to you by our Front Desk so we can identify you as a Boardwalk guest. You are free to make use of any and all other beaches in Aruba, and can bring the folded beach chairs and cooler for your convenience.
Swimming and taking part in any and all kinds of water activities is at your own risk. There is no life guard on duty.
Safety & Cleanliness
We ask all of Boardwalks’ guests to help keep Aruba’s beaches clean. Please do not litter, and it is forbidden to BBQ on the beach. Please don’t bring valuables to the beach and don’t leave belongings unattended. At the adjacent Vela Windsurf Center you can store valuables in a locker, free of charge for Boardwalk guests, daily from 9 AM - 5 PM.
Boardwalk Beach Area's Location
Watersport activities on Palm Beach
For your convenience there are two watersports vendors located within steps from your beach chair on Palm Beach. Vela Sports Aruba is the islands’ longest existing wind- and kitesurf schools and offers a special 20% discount to Boardwalk guests on selected rental fees.
Our guests typically enjoy Vela’s SUP (stand up paddle board) yoga class in the ocean, morning yoga on the beach and SUP rental for a paddle boarding workout on your own. Vela provides lockers for your valuables, hammocks, a lounge area and infused water, free of charge. Vela also sells soft drinks, beachwear, accessories and small souvenirs.