Aruba – The beaches of Aruba are consistently ranked among the top beaches in the world, and after even just a quick visit, it’s not hard to see why. Matthew Smillie, the owner of Aruba Villa Vacation Homes, an Aruba vacation rentals company, discusses what sets the island apart.
“Our white sand beaches that meet beautiful turquoise water are perfect for anyone looking for a relaxing tropical getaway,’ says Smillie, who provides luxury accommodation services. “Aruba is considered to have the finest beaches in the Caribbean because they are clean, easy to access and perfect for every type of traveler, from the adventurous to the casual sunbather.”
USA Today voted the island’s Eagle Beach as the number one beach in the Caribbean. With its gentle surf and accessibility by car or taxi, it’s not hard to see why visitors flock there throughout the year. And Palm Beach, with clam waters perfect for swimming, was named the best family-friendly beach in the world by The Travel Channel. Conde’ Nast Traveler named Palm Beach one of the best beaches in the entire world.
All beaches on the island of Aruba are open to the public, and while there are many beautiful resorts, many visitors choose to rent a villa directly on one of the gorgeous beaches.
The West Coast of the island offers 7 miles of stunning beaches, loaded with activities. Snorkeling, kite surfing, water skiing, parasailing and more is available for adventurous tourists.
“The island and its beaches are full of exciting activities for tourists,” says Smillie, whose company rents Aruba beach villas throughout the island, including nestled in safe and comfortable gated communities. “We pride ourselves on helping our guests plan their perfect vacation, and we are on hand to arrange scuba or snorkeling excursions, deep sea fishing trips or transportation to and from our beaches.”
Windsurfers of all skill levels flock to the island’s beaches. Because of its constant trade winds, the island is perfect for the sport. Beginners can find beaches perfect for flat-water surfing, while the experiences enthusiasts love more challenging wave conditions found in other areas.
The beaches of the windward coast are located in undeveloped areas. There are excellent areas to explore, such as coves carved from limestone and inlets formed by the waves, but because of the strong undertow in the area, swimming is not recommended. The beaches located here are excellent for sightseeing.
No matter what type of beach vacation you may be looking for, you are sure to find it in Aruba. From the adventure seeking tourist looking for an adrenaline rush, to the relaxed tourist looking to soak up the sun with a cocktail in hand, to the family looking for some fun in the sun, Aruba’s beaches offer it all.