Tripadvisor names Eagle Beach the top #1 beach in all of the Caribbean and among top #3 in the entire world! When you arrive there, you immediately see why. It is the closest beach to Elements of Aruba. You can be there in 7 minutes by car. And there is ample space at the beach to park your car, for FREE!
This small chapel was rebuilt in 1952 to commemorate the first catholic church that was built on Aruba in 1750 in this exact spot. Every Tuesday at 5 pm there is still a church service here, which is partially outside. Due to its elevated position, the Alto Vista chapel is a popular place with a beautiful view of the impressive North coast of Aruba.
This pleasant sandy beach is a 30 minute drive away from Oranjestad and is situated in the south-east of the island. The beach is crescent shaped, the water is shallow, therefore popular for families and the bay is shielded by a rock formation, which is also a marked snorkeling area. Our guests have seen sea turtles swimming here several times.
The rough sea on the north side of the island produces high waves that smash against the rocks. The Natural Pool is filled with water, flora and fauna directly from the ocean. It is located in the Arikok Natural Park and can only be reach by 4w-drive. At this spot you can also enjoy a nice swim.
Arikok Natural Park
This place is an absolute must for a stay on Aruba. The park covers at least 20% of the island and houses unique plants and species. The color shades are amazing. It has multiple caves and on the coast there are extraordinary bays and beaches. There, you will likely be splashed by the rough seawater.
In the centre of Aruba there’s mount Hooiberg. With a height of 165 m it’s a good place to go hiking. Be sure to bring bottles of water, though, because with the sun over your head you’ll definitely work up a sweat. Climb its 620 stairs to the ‘roof of Aruba’ during sunrise and experience a magical vista.
The capitol of Aruba is situated at a five minute distance from the airport. Oranjestad has a harbour where about 380 cruise ships dock every year. The dense centre has a lot of pleasant restaurants to offer, as well as high end stores, ranging from brands such as Prada and Louis Vuitton to Zara and Mango.
From Oranjestad this sandy beach is situated behind Eagle Beach. This is the site for a lot of high rise hotels, resorts and restaurants. It’s a nice place to visit. The nice thing about Aruba is that every beach is public. Even if there’s a hotel, it’s not prohibited to lay down a beach towel or put down your chair and enjoy a nice, sunny day. You can also make a wonderful walk along the beach or along all the hotels, and even take a look inside.
This is a coastal strip on the south side of Aruba, where the sea is so beautiful azure blue that you can hardly believe your eyes. You have wonderful, sheltered beaches among the mangrove trees. And there are several stairs and a deck has been laid, from which you can also enter the crystal clear sea and enjoy swimming. It is busier on weekends and on Wednesday afternoons, because the locals like to go there. You don’t see many tourists there.