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Thread: Your thoughts ...Eagle, Palm , Druif, Arashi, Surfside and Baby Beaches

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    Your thoughts ...Eagle, Palm , Druif, Arashi, Surfside and Baby Beaches

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    My husband says.........Eagle..........hurts his back to walk from the lounge chair to the water. That's why when he gets in, he stays in for upwards of an hour.

    Baby..........My opinion............I love it there. I do not like driving back from their hot, sandy and yucky from being in the ocean for hours.
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    Baby Beach, we like it a lot although it is getting more crowded. A tip to prevent "driving back from their hot, sandy and yucky from being in the ocean for hours" is to stop by Rum Reef, order a drink and hop in the pool to rinse off.

    Palm Beach, we like everything about it, the crowds, the kids, the beach and ease of entry, restaurants, bars and resorts.

    Eagle Beach, the only time we've spent any time there was getting massages at Spa del Sol and a drink at the bar. But it was really nice and had a wide beach.

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    Eagle Beach; like the waves and the extra wide beach. Love that the beach is not crowded and there is less boat activity. Plus the water is so clear! Fun to watch the pelicans diving for fish.

    Palm Beach; nice calm water, perfect for floating; don’t care for how crowded it can get, especially with all the boat activity. If we spend time on Palm Beach we want to be at the Ritz where there is not as much water activity.
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    Eagle-beautiful wide, soft white sand beaches, not usually crowded. Some calm waves. It can be difficult to get out of the water because the waves break at the shoreline rather than a bit further out. Sometimes it is steep.

    Palm Beach-lots of palapas, crowded

    Baby Beach-a bit far, calm water, sometimes you can see turtles(I haven't seen any), rocky in spots






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    Palm Beach has way too much going on for us! Too many little people, too much in the way of watersports and way too many people. Palapas way too close together. Water (with all the watersports) not as clear as Eagle Beach and more small rocks/pebbles in the sand than Eagle Beach. The beach is always easy entrance/exit although there are a couple of areas with a minor drop off.

    Eagle Beach is a much bigger beach with a lot more space to cover to get to the water. The sand is exceptionally fine grained and the water appears crystal clear. The floor of the ocean in the swimming area seems to have much less seaweed. Almost no watersport noise and very few little people. It's nice to hear the rolling surf.... but occasionally it's a bit difficult to exit the ocean. Lots of space between palapas and just so much more serene!

    Just our opinion having experienced both beaches numerous times! Eagle works best for us and we do recognize that different folks have different needs and wants. .......and a note on 'little people'...... we both love kids (Patti's a teacher) but in limited doses while on vacation!
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    Palm beach is busier but I prefer it because it is easier to get out of the water.
    Eagle beach is quieter and less congested but the waves have been known to churn me up and spit me out.
    Druif beach is similar to Eagle but even less congested- when we stay at Divi AI it is definitely a more “couple time” spot for us,
    Baby Beach I have been to once and got caught up in the undertow there and almost drowned so for me it was a one and hell no I am not going back! I am not the strongest swimmer so I should have let my husband take me back when he offered.
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    I like the wave action at Druif Beach. I don't think you can go wrong at any of them though.
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    Palm Beach- my home...but only on the Ritz end of things as its very busy everyplace else.

    Eagle- only stayed there 1x. Great beach, lots of room....often more waves than we prefer. We did a boat ride the other day and thought about Jet Skiing but the waves were bigger than I prefer with a jet ski....I know it was only one day but still bigger than we prefer.

    Baby Beach- the family went once in all of our trips...very pretty but not worth the ride more than once imho with all the other great beaches that don't require 40min plus to get to.
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    Palm Beach: Our first trip to Aruba, was at Palm Beach. We enjoyed the activity immensely, but we were younger then and things have changed. Now, it is to over crowded for us, especially since we've experienced Eagle Beach. I'm sure it's an age thing

    Eagle Beach: Our home town to date. we enjoy the spaciousness and the lack of vendors hacking their wares and the motor sports. Also nice to see the locals on the beach there on the weekends and holidays.

    Baby Beach: We make one or two visits there every trip. The Bride loves the calm waters. We usually don't go there on the weekend, as it is much more crowded then. We may only stay at the beach for a couple of hours, but we make it a day trip and usually stop at Rum Reef for a beverage and Kamini's Kitchen to absorb the beverages. We also enjoy the ride down the coast, looking for new places to try.







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    I enjoyed Palm beach 25 years ago but find it too crowded now. It is definitely an age thing. Really like eagle beach for the room you can get and the fine sand & clear water. Druif gets a bit rough but I enjoy fishing there early and late. We go to Baby and Rogers about once in a two week stay. Always a good time. I still like and visit Arashi on a regular basis. I am probably in the minority but I liked it more before all the improvements. why? It was less crowded. All in all I like ALL the Arubian beaches more than any in N.Y.
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