The Dutch Caribbean has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to beaches and arresting views. In Aruba, the beaches are gorgeous, the people friendly, and the food delicious. There are many beach options in Aruba, so choosing the best ones to take your family, your friends or your significant other can be a trying task. If you want the inside scoop on the best beaches to relax, take pictures, or simply soak up some sun, keep reading. Here, we give you the top 3 beaches in Aruba you absolutely have to visit.

Palm Beach
Palm Beach is where the real fun is at. You’ve got delicious restaurants along the beach (at all price points), a whole catalogue of water activities to choose from (think parasailing and jet skiing), souvenir shops, and lots of space to settle on a comfy beach chair. The best part? There are an abundance of hotels located directly on the sand, such as the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino. Getting from this particular hotel to the beach is a short two-minute walk from the door of your hotel room to your waterfront beach chair. Bonus points for convenience! Given that there’s so much to do at Palm Beach, it’s the perfect beach for the whole family, as there’s truly something for everyone to enjoy.

Eagle Beach
Aruba’s Eagle Beach was voted as one of the world’s Top 10 Beaches on TripAdvisor, and for good reason. The water here is crystal clear, the sand incredibly soft and the water the utmost tranquil. There’s a sense of peace that surrounds this beach, absent of large crowds or guides selling services; you definitely won’t have to fight for a place to sit. At Eagle Beach, you’ll spot  a few divi divi trees – Aruba’s national tree – which are perfect to settle down under and catch some shade. You can also rent a palapa (beach hut) for a reasonable price. There are many nearby spots where you can rent a jet ski if you’re feeling up to some water-sports, and there are also a few restaurants on the beach that even offer lunchboxes for you to take to the beach for an afternoon picnic.

Boca Grandi
If you’re into water sports and adrenaline, Boca Grandi Beach is the ideal destination for you. With rougher waters than the other local beaches, Boca Grandi is perfectly suited for water sports like kitesurfing and regular surfing. Not only will you be able to enjoy thrilling water activities, but you’ll also get to see a landscape complete with cliff views and bright blue water. Boca Grandi Beach is a more secluded than the rest of the other Aruba attractions, which is great if you are looking for that sense of privacy. You can settle your beach bag in one of the small local-built huts along the beach and enjoy the view of kite surfers crushing the waves.

Visiting Aruba can be the closest experience to paradise you’ll find anywhere. With a vast selection of beaches, activities and site to explore, there’s no doubt you’ll ever run out of things to do. Now, it’s time to pack your bags and plan the relaxing vacation you’ve always dreamed of!

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