Palm Beach
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Located on the west side of the island, Palm Beach offers white sands and calm waters for excellent swimming conditions.
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  • Steve B
    Abbotsford, Canada260 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beach Mama (Sandra) and Marcels Watersports
    A great experience when being taken care of by “beach mama” Sandra. Reasonable prices on chairs, umbrellas and cabanas. Lots of friendly advice to get the best deals on food, drinks and watersports while on the beach. She is located by the Hyatt and just look for Marcels Watersports to the left as you enter the beach area. We will return when next on the island.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2023
  • aafitzge
    Indianapolis, Indiana22 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    High Rise hotel area.
    Some don't like the beach around the high rises. I loved our spot between the Ritz and Marriott. Looking out towards the ocean I felt relaxed. No one blocked the perfect view. Walking south on the beach we could pop in and out of any restaurant or bar.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 28, 2023
  • James
    Toronto, Canada21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice beach, too crowded
    It is very difficult for us to find any major negatives for such a pristine beach. It is absolutely stunning, turquoise water and soft white sand, for us it is as good as it gets. However, it is crowded. We get the same beautiful beach with a lot less crowding at Eagle Beach and we have been doing this for many years. It is matter of personal choice, and Eagle Beach with less crowding compared to Palm Beach is our preference.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 2, 2023
  • Robert B
    Saint Louis, Missouri149 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relax and Enjoy
    A wonderful spot for cruise port day excursion. We took a $20 taxi ride to near the Hyatt. We listened to other reviews and rented a couple of seasoned chairs with a large canopy for shade from Sandra at Marcel’s Watersport just south of the Hyatt. Nothing fancy but met our humble needs. Sandra was wonderful providing great advice for food and drinks nearby. We will definitely be back when we return to Aruba.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 23, 2024
  • Peter W
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Eagle Beach
    Palm Beach and Eagle Beach are both beautiful beaches. If you don't mind getting sand blasted, then Eagle Beach is for you. Because of the trade winds there is a constant wind on Aruba. We are going to be in Aruba for the first 2 weeks in February. Looking for the sun and sand.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 24, 2024
  • worth_flying_for
    Nashville, Tennessee66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun beach but not our favorite.
    Came here as a beach day on our Virgin Voyage. We bought round trip tickets for the city buss for $5 and it took us about 15-20 minutes to get there. (take any of the number 10 busses) We got off at the Hilton and were able to walk thru the lobby to the beach. We asked staff where we could rent chairs and umbrellas and they directed us to a place right between the Hilton & The Riu next to De Pier. It was a great spot and at around 10am we were able to get umbrellas and chairs with great views of the water. ($60 for umbrella and chair $10 each) The pier has public restrooms, a restaurant that serves great shrimp tacos and a couple gift shops that was probably one of the nicer gift shops we saw. Like other reviewers mention it is very very windy here. I know this beach is highly rated as one of the best in the Caribbean and we were by no means disappointed in our day but I wouldn't call it my favorite beach either. The PROS are that it does have everything you want near by, food, restrooms, bars, water sports. The CONS are the high wind, lots of people, some waves due to all the boats going back and forth and everything being fairly expensive. The strip in Aruba was filled with very outdated tourist trap gift shops. From our group of 12s cruise we liked this island the least. We still had a fabulous time here, we just liked Curacao & St. Kitts more.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 30, 2024
  • tom v
    21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice if....
    I would rank palm beach 3rd behind Eagle and Baby. Its beautiful but if your not staying at one of the hotels which provides chairs then it is hard to not only get to the beach because of parking and also needing to go through a hotel to get to the beach. But also there is very limited space if you bring your own chairs. It wasnt worth all the effort for me. So we only went to the beach 2 times.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
  • JoDa
    Brantford, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day at Palm Beach
    Our first time at Palm beach and we had a great time! After a mediocre cruise excursion last year in Aruba we decided this year to just take a taxi from the cruise terminal to Palm Beach and are we ever glad we did. Taxi for 4 was $19. We were dropped off near the Hyatt where we met Sandra at Marcel’s Watersports on the beach. $5 per chair for the day and she also told us where to get happy hour deals, food deals and use facilities. Yes there were a lot of people, but it was far from crowded. Lots to do and it didn’t smell. Sandra also arranged for us to get a taxi back which was $5 per person. We will definitely be back.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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Lucas Gama
Lyon, France63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Overrated. The beach os crowded with resort chair and umbrellas, I could barely walk.
Also, so many boats and rides the sand gets sticky with oil.
Did not get what all the hype was about
Written April 10, 2024
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Doina V
New York City, NY7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Loved our trip! The beach is just beautiful and relaxing! We stayed at Marriot Beach Club and we had a wonderful time ! Overall we always have the best time in Aruba.
Coming back in May!
Written April 4, 2024
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JoDa
Brantford, Canada1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Our first time at Palm beach and we had a great time! After a mediocre cruise excursion last year in Aruba we decided this year to just take a taxi from the cruise terminal to Palm Beach and are we ever glad we did. Taxi for 4 was $19. We were dropped off near the Hyatt where we met Sandra at Marcel’s Watersports on the beach. $5 per chair for the day and she also told us where to get happy hour deals, food deals and use facilities. Yes there were a lot of people, but it was far from crowded. Lots to do and it didn’t smell. Sandra also arranged for us to get a taxi back which was $5 per person. We will definitely be back.
Written April 1, 2024
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tom v
Woolwich, nj21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
I would rank palm beach 3rd behind Eagle and Baby. Its beautiful but if your not staying at one of the hotels which provides chairs then it is hard to not only get to the beach because of parking and also needing to go through a hotel to get to the beach. But also there is very limited space if you bring your own chairs. It wasnt worth all the effort for me. So we only went to the beach 2 times.
Written April 1, 2024
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iluvbeaches
Baltimore, MD408 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Pros-Lots of food and drinking establishments on the beach which is fun, pretty water colors. Cons-unpleasant smell both times I visited, an odd squishy, slimy bottom, water wasn’t clear enough to see your feet. Get there early to book chairs and umbrellas if you want shade.
Written March 17, 2024
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Karen S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Great beach love the water and aside from the sewed on beach it was great. Chairs on beach need to be upgraded as well the umbrellas which are small.
Written February 26, 2024
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Jeff M
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We have been to Palm Beach on two previous visits to Aruba. This time, we followed a lead on Tripadvisor and took a cab to the Hyatt Resort on Palm Beach. Once there, we found Sandra at Marcel's Watersports on the beach She refers to herself as the beach mama. She takes care of all your needs starting with reasonable prices for shade huts and chairs. She also directs you to bathrooms and restaurants and will get you a cab to return to town. She also provides security for your belongings.
Our next trip back to Aruba, we will definitely look for Sandra, who has been working on this beach for 28 years.
Written February 25, 2024
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worth_flying_for
Nashville, TN66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Came here as a beach day on our Virgin Voyage. We bought round trip tickets for the city buss for $5 and it took us about 15-20 minutes to get there. (take any of the number 10 busses)
We got off at the Hilton and were able to walk thru the lobby to the beach. We asked staff where we could rent chairs and umbrellas and they directed us to a place right between the Hilton & The Riu next to De Pier. It was a great spot and at around 10am we were able to get umbrellas and chairs with great views of the water. ($60 for umbrella and chair $10 each) The pier has public restrooms, a restaurant that serves great shrimp tacos and a couple gift shops that was probably one of the nicer gift shops we saw. Like other reviewers mention it is very very windy here. I know this beach is highly rated as one of the best in the Caribbean and we were by no means disappointed in our day but I wouldn't call it my favorite beach either. The PROS are that it does have everything you want near by, food, restrooms, bars, water sports. The CONS are the high wind, lots of people, some waves due to all the boats going back and forth and everything being fairly expensive. The strip in Aruba was filled with very outdated tourist trap gift shops. From our group of 12s cruise we liked this island the least. We still had a fabulous time here, we just liked Curacao & St. Kitts more.
Written January 31, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Peter W
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Palm Beach and Eagle Beach are both beautiful beaches. If you don't mind getting sand blasted, then Eagle Beach is for you. Because of the trade winds there is a constant wind on Aruba. We are going to be in Aruba for the first 2 weeks in February. Looking for the sun and sand.
Written January 24, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Robert B
Saint Louis, MO149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A wonderful spot for cruise port day excursion. We took a $20 taxi ride to near the Hyatt. We listened to other reviews and rented a couple of seasoned chairs with a large canopy for shade from Sandra at Marcel’s Watersport just south of the Hyatt. Nothing fancy but met our humble needs. Sandra was wonderful providing great advice for food and drinks nearby. We will definitely be back when we return to Aruba.
Written January 23, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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