2 Of The Best Beaches In Aruba
Arguably The Two Best Beaches in Aruba.
When you think of visiting a tropical island, reclining on a gorgeous beach is probably one of the first things you want to do. In Aruba, your choices for sun, sand, and surf are endless, but these two beaches, in particular, offer guests an unmatched, soothing experience. They are also a short walk or drive from vacation rentals such as the Gold Coast villa, shopping, delicious food, and more.
A top spot for locals and visitors alike, Arashi Beach offers soft white sand, calm waters, and the perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, and relaxing in the warm sun. Located on the northwestern tip of the island, this beach is also family-friendly and is just off the road near the California Lighthouse. The area features a spacious parking area as well as beach huts, lounge chair rentals, and a fun bar that sometimes offers live music.
Because the water is relatively calm (despite Arashi meaning “storm” in Japanese), bodyboarding is popular. Due to its membership in the Aruba Reef Care Project, the beach requires green habits and eco-awareness in an effort to keep reefs, sand, and water clean. Speaking of water, it is so clear that seeing the diverse marine life is easy, which is why snorkeling is so popular in the area.
Another tranquil location to explore is Boca Catalina, also on the northwestern tip near the Lighthouse. The secluded bay in the Malmok Beach area provides easy ocean access for swimming and snorkeling in the shallow reefs, and the serene sights make it a perfect place to relax in the sunshine. Many visitors get treated to a glimpse of dolphins dancing in the waters.
The activity in Boca Catalina increases on the weekends as more families and tourists make camp in the white sand or in a beach hut. If you choose to enter the water, be ready to gaze upon a variety of fish such as boxfish, butterflyfish, and needlefish as well as green sea turtles on the grassy seabed.
Since the area is secluded, it is advised to bring your own snacks and drinks to make a picnic, but if you want to explore, Boca Catalina is only a five-minute drive from a thriving area filled with restaurants and other shops.
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