The Top Beaches Of Aruba
No Caribbean getaway would be complete without stunning white beaches, a cocktail in the hand and warm inviting waters. Fortunately Aruba has plenty of these idyllic sand stretches; here is a breakdown of the favourites among locals and tourists.
Eagle Beach is a must for any visitor to Aruba, boasting the widest beach on the island, Eagle beach is accessible for anyone, and there are plenty of activities to undertake while at the beach. Eagle beach won the 2017 Trip Advisor Traveller Award for 3rd Best Beach in the World, confirming its remarkable beauty.
One of the most unique occurrences on all of Aruba is the annual turtle hatch which takes place on Eagle beach. As the light begins to fade four species of sea turtles, Leatherback, Loggerhead, Green and Hawksbill will make their way out of the sea and begin to lay their eggs in the sand. Local authorities keep a watchful eye on these precious sites, yet visitors are allowed to an extent to observe the hatchlings as they find their way to the ocean.
A tranquil beach, away from the madding crowd, Anducuri is known by the locals for its body-boarding prowess. Located on the windward side of the island, a stark beauty flanked by dramatic cliffs, the water is warm and clear.
Another small, secluded bay easily accessible by the public, Boca Catalina is frequented by locals and tourists drawn by the beautiful azure waters due to its an ability to snorkel. On the weekends the beach is crowded by locals who soak up the sun as the beach faces west over the southern Caribbean. Snorkelers have the chance to see various marine species such as barracuda, parrotfish and even turtles. For the adventurous a resident pod of spinner dolphins are often sighted in the area, at times coming extremely close.
BLACK STONE BEACH
The only black sand beach of Aruba, Black Stone beach is a unique setting boasting a volcanic and starkly beautiful look. There are strong currents that occur around the beach so beware of swimming alone. Black stone beach is located close to Arikok National Park, renowned for its natural bridges.
A calm, shallow bay, sheltered by a natural lagoon, Baby Beach is named due to its perfect conditions to bring small children and families. With almost half a mile of pristine beach, there is plenty of space to lay a towel and soak up the Caribbean sun. While shallow close to the beach, the water drops off to wait height, allowing those who wish to snorkel along the bay. Snappers, wrasse and butterfly fish, and even squid and seahorses can often observed close to the beach line.