baby beach is big and beautiful, shallow water for a while to get to the snorkle areas. the whole island is awsome, i have wonder pics that i still look at, its like the pics arent real free to go on beach. i dont know about day passes or shopping
Baby beach and Rogers beach are ok for snorkeling. Depalma Tours has their own island with much better snorkeling. Shopping is all contained around the dock. I don't remember there being any great bargains.
It is always breezy in Aruba. That said, the breeze picks up in May.
There are very many beach options in Aruba. Baby Beach is one and Depalm Island another. Perhaps better is to head out to the area know as the High Rise Hotel area. All beaches are public. Ask cab or bus driver to drop you off near the Pelican Pier where there are facilities you can use during your stay at the beach.
Aruba is probably the number 3 shopping port in the Caribbean. Get away from the shopping right adjact to the port and go downtown by the Renasance Hotel. There are two great indoor shopping Malls. Walk through and behind the Malls for the great shopping on the main streets behind them. Aruba is a safe Island to tour on your own.
De Palm Tours offers many shore excursions that are available off their web site.
Just got off 1/12/2004 Summit with a stop in Aruba.All beaches are open to the public,even those that are bordering hotels.We taxi'd to the Hyatt Regency hotel and used their beach.The only thing is you can't use the lounge chairs or thatch sun shades. You can dine in their restaurants and Bars.Another option is Eagle beach.Alltaxi fares are regulated andcost $10 one way per taxi.
Hi, Malmok beach is great. Get off the ship and cross the street to the
bus terminal. For $1 each way you can go to Malmok beach. No facilities, but
great snorkelling. Our friends took a snorkelling tour for $90 and were swimming
at the same place as us. The bus runs back and forth every hour. Public
transportation in Aruba is wonderful.