Aruba has a worldwide reputation for exotic beaches lined with outstanding beach hotels. Some of them are lined with luxury resorts while others are a real mecca for water sports enthusiasts. From kites dotting the sky on Hadicurari Beach to calm swimming conditions at Baby Beach, an Aruba beach vacation is the perfect mesh of relaxation and convenience on a small island with something for everyone. Whether you’re a family excited for ATV adventures through wild Arikok National Park or a couple planning for mesmerizing sunset happy hours, Aruba hits the spot. Take a look at the 10 best beaches in Aruba and decide where you’ll head for your dose of vitamin D.
1. Arashi Beach
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Dotted by inviting palapa huts that provide valuable shade to sun-beat travelers, Arashi beach is the last strip of sand you’ll come across before reaching California Lighthouse on the northern part of the island. Pristine white sand and calm, azure waters are not the only reasons it’s a popular swimming spot among locals. Arashi beach has a very diverse marine ecosystem home to several species of exotic fish and a spectacular seabed full of colorful soft coral.
On windy days, sunbathers give way to bodyboarders and surfers on the hunt of the perfect wave. Unfortunately, there are virtually no hotels located on Arashi Beach. However, if you want to be close by, book with Ocean Z Boutique Hotel—it’s only a short walk away.