Arashi Beach is located north of Malmok Beach, at the edge of a lovely residential area. It skirts a barren lunar landscape and the winding road that leads up to the majestic California Lighthouse.

This is a quiet narrow stretch of beach with makeshift huts and a large parking area. A favorite with locals, Arashi Beach boasts gentle currents and abundant underwater life, making it a perfect spot for snorkeling.


·    Swimming conditions: Excellent with calm water .

·    Beach side: White powder sand. Snack bar, recently upgraded with toilets and showers, palapas and beach huts for shade, and plenty of parking.

·    Accessible by public bus, car or taxi.


Boca Catalina is a small, secluded bay accessible by steps, perfect for a private swim.


·    Swimming conditions: Shallow water.and lots of fish make this another good choice for snorkeling.

·    Beach side: White sand powder with some pebbles and stones. No nearby facilities

·    Accessible by public bus, car or taxi.


Malmok Beach is a narrow sandy stretch that is home to sprawling homes and a variety of modest windsurfing residences.

Is shallow clear waters make it a popular snorkeling spot.

Here catamarans and sailboats stop for a daytime snorkeling stop just off the shoreline.

Reefs and sunken wrecks nearby afford excellent diving.


Hadicurari Beach (Fisherman’s Huts) is a rocky strip out past the Marriott Aruba Resort, where windsurfers slice the water and the aeronautics of colorful kite-surf crescents punctuate the horizon.

Once home to the island’s fishermen, it is a popular spot for surfing enthusiasts and the venue for sporting events and tournaments throughout the year.


·    Swimming conditions: Very shallow water. Excellent for windsurfing.

·    Beach side: White powder sand; some pebbles and stones.

·    Accessible by public bus, car or taxi.


The renowned two-mile-long strip known as Palm Beach is home to glamorous high-rise hotels and dotted by water sports concessions, piers, beach bars, restaurants and shops. Calm waters make this a comfortable haven for swimmers and snorkelers. A walk along the coast at dawn or sunset is perfect for exercise and quiet reflection. Taking in the magnificent tangerine sunset or enjoying candle-lit, barefoot dining on the beach can be the perfect finale to a lazy or exciting day of sun and sea.


·    Swimming conditions: Excellent with calm water.

·    Beach side: White powder sand.

·    Accessible by public bus, car or taxi.

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