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Old October 10th, 2009, 08:43 AM
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ANY INFORMATION ON A GOOD BEACH TO GO TO IN ARUBA? WILL TAKE A TAXI FROM THE PIER.
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Old October 10th, 2009, 11:01 AM
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Palm Beach is very good place also any hotel will let you in.
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I have been looking at information on Aruba beaches because I will be going this December. I have not been to Aruba but It looks like Palm Beach is nice. I heard that some of the resorts have a day pass program to use the pools and public areas of the hotels. If anyone has any information on this please share it.
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There is also a big bus terminal about a block from the pier, they go right by the beaches. You'll just have to find out how often they run, but its certainly a money saver.
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palm beach is really nice. We walked through the radisson to get to the beach. We just plopped down our towels and spent most of the day in the water. There was a restaurant on a little pier that served drinks too. There was also jet skis, tubing, banana boat but no snorkeling. I guess you could get a day pass from the hotel but i don't think you would really need it. We loved it there.
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palm beach is very nice but can get very busy
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As Donna said catch the #10 bus, also known as the Hotels Bus since it will take you out towards all the hotels and resorts. Walk straight out of the port area, cross the street and you will be at the bus terminal. Ask the driver to drop you off at Malmok or Boca Catalina. They are relatively close together. Malmok has a shipwreck you can snorkel, Boca has some rocks and some coral to snorkel a little ways out and has trees for shade. You can also take this same bus to Palm Beach, but I think you will like these other two better since they are not as crowded. The water in this area is so clear.

Both are very nice beaches and not terribly busy. The bus is like $2.00-$3.00 Round trip, I wouldn't bother with a taxi there as the buses are nice and clean and come around frequently.
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TY for the advice - I was going to take the NCL excursion to Runaway Beach but heard it smells at low tide. What about Dickson Bay, does the bus go there too??
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To be honest I have never heard of Dickson Bay in Aruba. There is a Dickinson Bayin Antigua though.

I would not take a ship excursion in Aruba, just because it is so easy to get around and there are so many really great beaches you can get to very inexpensively on the #10 bus. It is a very safe place and simple to navigate.

Here is a map of the beaches in Aruba.
Aruba Beaches Map - VisitAruba.com

I have heard great things about Arashi beach as well.

Boca Catalina is just a little north of Malmok beach, you will enjoy good snorkeling there. Not a lot of resorts past Malmok so if you want to spend the day there you might want to pack a cooler to take with you.
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Thanks for the info. I'll try the bus to Palm Beach. Can't wait, Eurodam this month!
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with as inexpensive as the bus is, you could try them all along that stretch of the #10 (hotels) Bus Route. Palm beach is very popular, if it gets too crowded just head north a little ways and it will thin out tremendously. The water is also very clear up toward Malmok and Boca Catalina. I am sure you'll have a very nice day!
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You can also just ask the bus driver where is a good one, they pretty much know...
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Beaches in Aruba are nice but where are the restrooms? I never saw any when we were there!
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You are right, I didn't see any either. I think you need to go to a beach where there is a hotel, many on the beach, hopefully one that welcomes cruise passengers and lets them use the facilities :-)
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Palm beach has many hotels and I've never had any problems using their restrooms.
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