Best Beaches & Snorkeling
Snorkeling, sunbathing, watersports, long walks, picnics...whatever your preferred beach activity, Aruba has got you covered. Stroll to Boardwalk's beach area on Palm Beach or pick up your snorkel gear & foldable beach chair at the front desk and discover Aruba's prestine beaches.
Boardwalk Beach on Palm Beach
Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba is located just steps away from Palm Beach. This renowned two‑mile‑long beach in Aruba is home to glamorous high‑rise hotels and dotted with watersports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants, and shops. Calm waters make this a comfortable haven for swimmers. Close to shore, the water is very shallow and gradually gets deeper. Boardwalk offers a quiet and relaxing beach area on Palm Beach for hotel guests, with exclusive use of sunbeds with comfortable cushions and a freshwater shower.
Right next to Boardwalk beach, Vela offers a variety of watersports. They offer kite and windsurfing lessons as well as paddle boarding and kayak rentals. Like all beaches in Aruba, Palm Beach is a public beach, open for everyone to visit.
At the most northern part of Palm Beach, you can visit the Fisherman’s Huts. This beach in Aruba is the island's most popular wind‑ and kitesurfing hot spot. Its mile‑long stretch of shallow waters makes Fisherman’s Huts the ultimate place to learn how to windsurf or kitesurf.
Learn more about windsurfing and kitesurfing here.
Malmok Beach, Tres Trapi & Boca Catalina
North of Boardwalk Boutique Hotel, you will discover Malmok Beach, a small beach perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling, and swimming. Malmok offers some beautiful corals, which you will find on the right‑hand side, past the main swimming area.
Just after Malmok beach sits an intimate cove carved from the limestone cliffs that skirt this western stretch of coastline. A few limestone steps lead to a small beach and cove and give access to the most crystal clear waters. Note: this cove gets busier in the afternoon (5‑6 pm) and during the weekend; for the best experience try to avoid ‘rush’ hours.
When you continue your drive towards Arashi Beach, you can make a stop at Boca Catalina. This is a white sandy beach offering walk‑in access to offshore coral heads teeming with reef fish that make for some of the best snorkeling in Aruba!
A Local Hot Spot Great for Snorkeling
Arashi Beach is the northernmost beach of Aruba, located close to the California Lighthouse and just a few minutes drive from Boardwalk Boutique Hotel. Beautiful Arashi Beach is not only our favorite but also an all‑time favorite among locals. The beach is spotted with huts offering shade to its visitors, and it's a great place to mingle with the locals or have a nice picnic.
The crystal‑clear waters at Arashi make it an ideal spot to snorkel and discover Aruba’s abundant underwater life. Also, when the wind picks up a bit, some small wave surfing and bodyboarding can be enjoyed here! We recommend visiting Arashi on weekdays because it tends to get busier on weekends.
Voted One of the World's Best Beaches!
Eagle Beach is known as one of the most breathtaking beaches on the island, and it has consistently been voted among the top 10 beaches in the world! With its sugary white sand and crystal‑clear turquoise water, it is truly a must‑see for anyone vacationing on the island of Aruba!
If you would like to spend a day on Eagle Beach, we recommend taking Boardwalk’s complimentary foldable beach chairs and cooler to spend your beach day in comfort. Or rent a lounge chair at one of the Eagle Beach hotels. Laid‑back Matthew’s Beachside Restaurant at Casa del Mar offers resort‑style lunches and dinners, gorgeous ocean views, and refreshing cocktails.
Beautiful Bay at Aruba's Southern End
When exploring the southern tip of the island, you must visit Baby Beach, Rodger's Beach, and Coco Beach, which are three of our local gems. Located on the leeward side of the island and protected by a huge outer reef, these beaches are extremely calm.
Baby Beach is a gorgeous, sandy, half‑moon expanse hugging a calm lagoon. Its waters are shallow, making it a prime beach destination for families with children, just as the name “Baby Beach” indicates. Swimmers can wade out a long distance and still touch the sea bottom. Baby Beach is also a perfect location for snorkeling in Aruba. In this bay, snorkelers will behold a colorful kaleidoscope of coral and tropical fish.
A Stunning Snorkeling Spot
On the border of Savaneta and Pos Chikito, halfway between Palm Beach and Baby Beach, you will find Mangel Halto Beach. Mangel Halto is a true treasure. An intriguing network of mangroves grow on the shoreline, with sandy clearings leading to the shallow waters rich in sea life. It's a can't‑miss snorkeling spot and a truly local hangout.
Next to Mangel Halto, you will find a bar with the same name, where you can buy some drinks and snacks if needed. We highly recommend that you take foldable beach chairs, a cooler, and snorkel gear, all complimentary and available at our front desk.