Aruba, is a tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela. Aruba is blessed with clear skies, bright sunshine (more sunny days than any other island!) and cooling trade winds practically every day of the year that cause the divi-divi trees to slope southwesterly.
In the summer I spent a week on the paradise beaches of Aruba and it was like stepping out of a magazine into paradise.
Here are 22 Pictures that will make you want to book a flight to this paradise island ASAP
Oranjestad is the capital and largest city of Aruba. Oranjestad is located on the southern coast near the western end of the island country. Shops with their façades painted in bubblegum pinks and sherbet lemon yellows, they’re almost good enough to eat. In the city you will find many Boutiques, upscale chain stores and street vendors, as wells as casinos and a wide range of restaurants, dance clubs and bars, make Oranjestad a popular destination in Aruba.
is a mile long, narrow oval-shaped stretch of beach between Oranjestad and Manchebo Beach. This beach is home to the low-rise Divi Mega Resorts, where we were staying for the week on the island (more on this to come). It has restaurants and hotel rooms just steps away from the white sand beach. The beach was perfect for sunbathing and swimming and is easily accessible by car, taxi or bus (line 10).
Manchebo Beach, Aruba
is a wide stretch of beach on the most western point of the island, next to Druif. It is located in the low-rise hotel area in front of the Manchebo Beach Resort. The beach offers a combination of exciting waves, due to converging currents, and calm waters. The beach is not crowded and is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing.
Beach strolls of dreams in Aruba
Eagle Beach, Aruba
has been rated as one of the best beaches in the world and belongs to the top 3 best beaches in the Caribbean. This long stretch of beach with soft white sands and blue waters is the stuff of Caribbean dreams and what you imagine when you imagine the perfect beach. Eagle Beach is a favourite among locals and tourists alike. This beach is the home of Aruba’s most photographed fofoti (divi) tree and is known to be a favourite nestling spot for sea turtles.
The famous eagle beach does not disappoint
Palm Beach, Aruba
is a two-mile strip known for its white sands and turquoise waters. This beach is a popular for tourists as it backs onto a number of big chain high-rise resorts. Here you can book lots of excursions around Aruba or take to the water and explore the seas. This lively beach with calm and clear waters is great for swimming, sun-tanning, relaxing and partying. There is something for everyone at Palm beach as there are several bars, restaurants and shops close by.
Mangel Halto, Aruba
is a small beach located in Pos Chiquito, which we found on our road trip (post coming soon) near San Nicolas. The beach is secluded and surrounded by twisted mangroves and a favourite among locals who were Add to dictionary in the picnic area.. Mangel Halto is a perfect snorkelling and shore diving spot due to its calm and shallow waters. A different kind of beach where you can walk between the mangroves and swim toward the breaker where you will find a great reef structure with a diversity of fish.
Baby Beach, Aruba
is located on the southeast end of Aruba near San Nicolas.The picturesque bay has warm, shallow waters that are sheltered from the rough seas by a man-made break-water. This beach was popular for sunbathers and snorkelers and the perfect place for families as the water level is generally between knee and waist deep. Snorkelling at this location is great for children and travellers new to snorkelling as the water is calm and very clear.
Rodger’s Beach, Aruba
is in walking distance from Baby Beach. This beach is more private then Baby Beach and is rarely crowded during the week, but is popular with locals in the weekend. Fishermen anchor at the far end of this bay creating a picturesque scene.
Grapefield Beach, Aruba
Next to Boca Grandi you will find Grapefield a secluded beach perfect for surfing due to large waves. Swimming and snorkelling is not recommended because of the strong currents and trade winds, but is a great place for a stop off to watch the water sports.
Watching wind surfers out in the rough water
So what do you think are you ready to book flights to Aruba?
Just writing this post and picking pictures has made me want to go back wishing I was walking the beautiful white beaches in Aruba.
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