Behavior like that surely gives cruise ship passengers a bad reputation.
Frankly you get the waves at Palm Beach too...... however those are from all the speed boats going back and forth! Although.... it seemed like a lot fewer this July than in years past!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!
Hmmmm. Prices for chairs and renting palapas...?
Not for this traveler for sure.
Yet another reason we stay at the Tamarijn, regardless of the misconception of it having the roughest waves and most rocks.
Maybe today, but maybe not tomorrow. I've personally seen Casa Del Mar at the point where the beach chairs were literally side by side, and all gathered up by the building. Not because of the wonderfully friendly people, but because Mother Nature had decided to remove the beach.
It's funny, I hear (read) people here talking about replacing the beach and bringing in more sand.... why?
The ocean will do with the beaches as it wishes. When I first started going to Aruba the geographical measurement of the island was 16 miles by 7 miles across, and now I'm told that it's 19 miles by 6.... and somehow I don't think that's due to the government shipping in more sand.
Mother Nature's bounty and wonder to be sure.
"It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got..."
Aruba.... May 21, 2017, unless that lottery ticket hits.
I prefer the Palm Beach area as well, it has lots of things to do within walking distance (short walking distance) when I get bored of sitting on the beach I can stroll the beach on the walkway and go into all the hotels or go street side and stroll.. Just more convient its a matter of preference I guess, either way its ARUBA so you can't go wrong with your choice..
Although I was not pleased with our room at the Holiday Inn, the number of people on the beach were few. I'm a retired principal and my wife continues to teach. We enjoy kids, but not particularly fond of them during our vacation. Compared to the other hotels on Palm Beach, and I walked the beach a great deal, our spot had very few kids, and the children there were well behaved. And fewer people. We liked our little slice of paradise, without the crowds we saw elsewhere.
We've always said we prefer the low rise area because the beaches are not as crowded. In truth though we have never stayed in the high rise area. So this next trip we are staying at the Divi as usual but moving to the Radison towards the end of the trip. I expect I'll still prefer the beach at the Divi but it will be nice to have a change of scenery and be within walking distance of the restaurants.
That`s why at Eagle beach, even on busiest weeks, 51,52- there is always Hut for everyone...and enough room for all kinds of activities- play valeyball, etc....At Palm beach area it is good only for all kind of recreations, ...but, if you have a car, you can always drive to it...even if you have a dinner with a couple of drinks
We have stayed at both and found Eagle to be the most quiet and peaceful. This year in June we went and stayed at Playa Linda, and it was crowded. I can only imagine what high season is like there, although they told me it is not much different. If I stayed there in high season and it was too busy, I would bus down to Eagle beach.
We love Eagle Beach for the long stretch of white sand and the feeling that you can spread out a little bit and not be in someone else's area. I also enjoy the smell of nothing but the beach. Sometimes if the water sports are very busy the smell of gas turns my stomach on Palm Beach.
Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ
We have always stayed on Palm Beach, from what used to be the Americana to the Marriott to the Holiday Inn. We've spent time eating and strolling on Eagle Beach, but have never stayed at one of the low-rise. While I enjoy the peaceful evenings near Eagle Beach, our kids find much more to do at Palm Beach. We have never felt like a sardine, and we strike up conversations with others on the beach that are close by. Sometimes Eagle Beach can be "too" quiet. One day I sat at the bar at the Amsterdam Manor while my son rode a jet ski. There was not another sole around.