The easiest thing to do while on a vacation in Aruba is to visit the island’s most popular beaches, located generally in the western part of Aruba. This is a good thing, because Palm Beach and Eagle Beach are great beaches.
I think you could enhance you beach experience by following a few simple tips.
1. Location, location, location
The two most popular beaches in Aruba are Palm Beach and Eagle Beach. Don’t miss out on other – better – beaches this island has got to offer. One beach is nicer than the other. I suggest you visit arubabeaches.net/beaches to learn about some other options.
2. Beach chair
When people visit beaches other than the one in front of their resorts keep in mind that there isn’t much facility at other beaches. Therefore I suggest bringine some sort of a chair for on the beach. It doesn’t need to be one of the big hotel beach chairs, rather one that folds. The beach chair reduces the chance of little bit of these annoying little bugs (they are harmless) at certain time of day. Plus, you have somewhere you can hang you towel and other things you have on you while swimming.
3. Killer sun
I cannot emphasize more on the relentlessness of the sun. Try to avoid the hottest time of the day. The sun is the hottest between 11 am to 2:30 pm. I doesn’t matter if you have SPF 90 on you, be very careful with Aruba sun.
4. Visit early or late
The best time of day to go to the beach is early morning or late afternoon. The most important reason is that you protect yourself against any chance of receiving sunburn. At the major resort the good seats are taken early in the morning, so be there early. Late afternoon the crowds generally abandon the beaches, therefore leaving space at a time that the sun is not that harsh.
5. Prepare well
Make sure when you leave the hotel you are prepared when going on the road. Perhaps the best tip I could give you is to make sure you have plenty of fresh drinking water on you. It’s hot out there.
- sun protection
- snorkel and mask
- sun glasses
- cash (to eat somewhere)
- first aid kit
- a cart to carry all of the above
Former Aruba tour guide, trying to provide value to Aruba travelers.