Taking HAL's Westerdam over Thanksgiving and going to Aruba one day. Have not been there before and thinking of going to the beach. Heard Palm Beach was way too crowded, Eagle Beach ok, but heard good things about Renaissance Island, owned by Marriott. They have a deal for $75/pp wherein you get a drink, lunch (however, we don't arrive till 1pm so may end up eating on the ship before we disembark), launch to and from, plus one water sport activity. Has anyone been there (R.I.) before? Thoughts? Ideas on the other 2 beaches mentioned? Many thanks and gobble gobble.:-)
We were in Aruba last year on Noordam. Just took a bus out to the beach and spent a few hours. Rented chairs. There are also umbrellas available. Cost us $10 R/T for the bus and $20 for the chairs. Bring your towels, water and hats. Lovely day. Plan on doing the same thing next month on the Zuiderdam.
Are any beaches in walking distance from the cruise dock ?Walking is part of my therapy
If you go to visitaruba.com you can pull up a map of the beach locations along with descriptions. I don't think there is one within walking distance of the pier. The bus is very convenient and run regularly along the route. They will drop you wherever you ask.