Aruba Journals

What to do in Aruba, written by a teenager

An April 2004 trip to Aruba by boyceve

Baby Beach Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba More Photos
Quote: I spent a week in Aruba last year with my parents. I am a teenager and could probably be of some assistance to people going there with children.

Baby Beach

Best Of IgoUgo

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Baby Beach Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Baby Beach was my favorite beach on Aruba. It is a really great beach for children because of its shallow water, but it also has, in my opinion, the best snorkeling available. It is a small cove, and the water barely gets over 6 feet at the deepest. Most of it is around 3 or 4 feet deep. On the outer edges of the cove, there are tons of fish hidden in the rocks, and you can just float along and watch them. Also, there is one spot where there is a break in the rock, and it opens up into the sea. That is where it gets deep but is also where the best fish are. You see tons of huge angelfish, lots of little black ones whose name I'm not sure of, and a ton of parrotfish, too. I think this is the bes...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2005

Baby Beach

Oranjestad, Aruba

Eagle Beach

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Eagle Beach Photo, Oranjestad, Aruba
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When I visited Aruba, I stayed on Eagle Beach. It is very nice. Pure white sand and calm waters make it great for relaxing with the family. There are no fish to speak of, so there's no snorkeling. Most areas have a lifeguard nearby, which is also nice for families. One of my favorites. I rate it 7 out of 10. I only give it a 7 because I thought it was kind of boring, since my mother would not let us rent any equipment. You can take banana-boat rides, rent inner tubes, and that sort of thing.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 1, 2005

Eagle Beach
Western Coast
Oranjestad, Aruba

Malmok Beach

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Malmok Beach Photo, Aruba, Caribbean
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Malmok Beach was my favorite beach for snorkeling. It has amazing snorkeling. It is not a beach for lying in the sand, because there is barely any sand to speak of; it is mostly rock. I loved the snorkeling, though. It is one of the beaches where all the snorkeling boats take their tour groups, which says something about it. But if you think that makes it crowded, it doesn't. I would just sit on the very edge of the water and look in, and I saw tons of different types of fish, one foot off the shore. I saw eels and fire coral (that is further out, so don't worry about touching it). It is great for any type of snorkeler. It was my first time snorkeling, and I must admit that at first, the fish scared m...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 1, 2005