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    Question High rise zone at Palm Beach

    After a short visit at Palm Beach we were shocked!
    One body was laying beside the other, like sardines. How will it be in the high season, even it is now full of people?
    What is the reason to stay here? It's a serious question because I don't understand it.

    Eagle Beach was totally different. Very wide, with losts of space and far away from being overcrowed.
    That's what we prefer. But ok, we are people who walk 60 min from the hotel beach if there is a calm area with less people. We don't need any accomodation at the beach except blue sky, sun and the sound of the waves .

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    Its definitely personal preference. We sacrifice a more crowded beach in order to be close to the action. We are not comfortable renting a car because we like to have drinks with dinner. Being on Palm Beach allows us to walk to bars on the beach and several different casinos. When you reserve a palapa it still feels like you have your own space on the beach. We like the action and people watching and sometimes even making new friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    Its definitely personal preference. We sacrifice a more crowded beach in order to be close to the action. We are not comfortable renting a car because we like to have drinks with dinner. Being on Palm Beach allows us to walk to bars on the beach and several different casinos. When you reserve a palapa it still feels like you have your own space on the beach. We like the action and people watching and sometimes even making new friends.
    Ditto that!

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    that is what makes for interesting "My Aruba Story" reading.
    we all have our preferences..our likes and dislikes.

    my favorite spot on Palm Beach is the beach area @ the Riu.
    my favorite spot on Eagle Beach is in front of and off towards the left of LaCabana.
    and my favorite beach is........the family side of Renaissace Island.................sometimes pretty crowded but still plenty of space to spread out and to get shade or sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
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    we all have our preferences..our likes and dislikes. ...
    Yep, that's it for sure.
    But I was curious...

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    December 26, 2013 from Bugaloe about 11:16 am (yes I looked at the time stamp on my original photos), click on the thumbnails to enlarge

    Radisson northward


    Riu southward


    Christmas and New Years is a very special time to be on the island, but it is not for the those seeking solitude and you have to be willing to share with everyone. FWIW, it makes me all that more appreciative of the Amsterdam Manor at that time of year.


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    I prefer Palm Beach area when I visit Aruba. I don't stay in one of the big hotels but prefer a small apartment complex which is lovely decorated and surrounded by a tropical garden. For me, it feels like being in the Caribbean.

    Usually, I don't spend too much time on the beach. But when I do, I like Palm Beach because the water there is calm. Eagle Beach is very beautiful but I don't like the surf there, the waves are sometimes just too strong.

    I also like the action on Palm Beach, watching people or having little chats.

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    Just an FYI when comparing surf.

    Over the years, staying at different resorts from Druif to Eagle to Palm Beaches, for the MOST part Palm Beach is the calmest, Druif Beach is the roughest.

    Eagle Beach is usually calm though can be wavy depending upon the day.

    Having said that, overall your chances of having calm water on Eagle Beach is much greater in the summer than the winter. During our recent June stay on Eagle Beach we had more calm flat days than anything else, but a couple of days with small waves. Waves small enough not to disrupt a favorite pastime of FLOATING!

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    Personal preference Calm Eagle Beach @ AmsManor and South. Last time a huge loud and boisterous crowd from a cruise ship stopped by, littered the entire beach and left after a few hours. We were like hope this was a one time thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aruba2099 View Post
    Personal preference Calm Eagle Beach @ AmsManor and South. Last time a huge loud and boisterous crowd from a cruise ship stopped by, littered the entire beach and left after a few hours. We were like hope this was a one time thing.
    We underwent the exactly same on a Thursday.
    The crowd wanted to have chairs, but after knowing the price for non hotel guests they stand upright under several palapas and blocked them.
    The staff rolled their eyes and seemed to be unhappy with the situation for the hotel guests.

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