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Because every day is a beach day in Aruba, the island’s beach bar and beach restaurant scene is second to none. Great spots for a memorable vacation.
Featuring elevated beach food, here you can munch on fresh Mahi Mahi or spicy shrimp tacos with fresh mango-pineapple salsa, a light, and healthy hummus crudité, a spicy tuna wrap with wasabi cream cheese, tuna and shrimp poke bowls, and a variety of classic burgers, sandwiches, salads, and wraps.
Enjoy stellar beach views atop this second-floor bar and restaurant with a Dutch-Aruban influence. Explore typical Dutch snacks like bitterballen and frickandel and beach-food regulars like burgers, salads, and wraps. Their signature fresh, whole snapper platter is a favorite.
Beachfront views and stellar beach cuisine make for a perfect afternoon at this Marriott beach bar and restaurant. Fuel your beach-vacation lifestyle with enticing options like coconut shrimp lettuce wraps, tuna tataki salad, lobster roll on brioche, Baja fish wrap, and other beach bar staples, as well as a menu of tropical libations.
This beach bar, located between the Marriott and Holiday Inn hotels, is popular with locals and visitors. Live bands and deejays are featured here several nights a week. Next to the bar is the open-air restaurant, open for breakfast with an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet and lunch and dinner menus that feature fresh catches of the day, burgers, steaks, pasta, and more.
Located adjacent to the local fishermen’s pier it is named after; fresh seafood is the star here, as well as hand-crafted pizzas and pasta. Dine in the open-air restaurant or right on the beach to torchlight. Also open for breakfast with favorites like eggs, pancakes, and Belgium waffles, while lunch offers casual fare like soups, salads, sandwiches, and a few main courses. There is also a vegan menu.
Located on Pelican Pier, the restaurant offers upscale casual dining and a chic beachy vibe to enjoy elevated beach noshes like authentic ceviche, coconut shrimp, and almond-crusted grouper fingers, as well as main courses featuring fresh seafood, steaks, and pasta. Lighter bites include burgers, tuna tataki, soups, salads, and more. The bar offers a lively atmosphere and specialty cocktails.
Located beachfront at Hyatt with outdoor terrace seating and air-conditioned indoor seating, the restaurant focuses on fresh, authentic island cuisine and beautifully prepared drinks—including four innovative aloe lemonade drinks made with locally sourced aloe. The Baja tacos, Peruvian ceviche, and lobster rolls are just a few of the standouts here.
For a quick, inexpensive, grab-and-go breakfast or lunch, this is the spot! For breakfast, enjoy tasty breakfast sandwiches, and for lunch, dive into grilled brat, sausage, or Italian beef sandwiches. Wash it all down with one of their famous bloody Marys.
Feast seaside on island-inspired cuisine, with the Caribbean and Aruban delights like “Johnny’s Catch,” a whole fried catch of the day with creole sauce, or Johnny cakes with pork belly and yuca fries. Gourmet hand-helds like fish and shrimp tacos, Hebrew National hotdogs, and Angus beef and plant-based burgers taste great with an ice-cold local Chill Beer.
The beach party starts here! Located on the end of Palm Pier, by day, it’s the perfect spot for a beer or cocktail and lunch with an impossibly perfect sea view. By night, live music and entertainment have this pier rocking. The menu includes highlights like their grilled grouper sandwich, chicken sate, loin ribs in homemade chili sauce, and a unique sloppy Joe with nachos, among other traditional beach fare.
Nachos, burgers, and wraps, oh my! Beachside noshes and island cocktails headline at this beach bar and restaurant. Several hearty main courses are on the menu, including shrimp scampi, top sirloin, and pan-fried snapper in creole sauce. Daily happy hours are often accompanied by live music.
One of Aruba’s most popular local beaches is Arashi. The Arashi Beach Shack mixes bar-food traditions with favorite local snacks like pastechis, croquet, fried plantains, fresh fries with peanut sauce, and funchi fries.
How about breakfast on the beach? By day, this beach bar serves breakfast and lunch. During breakfast, start the day off with a healthy smoothie like the mango delight or the peanut butter banana smoothie, or enjoy a classic all-American style breakfast, croissants, omelets, breakfast tacos, and more—lunchtime ushers in various sandwiches, salads, wraps, fish tacos, and several vegan dishes.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, start your day on the beach here with a morning menu that covers all the breakfast favorites. Lunch options include several fresh Angus burgers, sandwiches, salads, wraps, fresh ceviche, and a taco station. The dinner menu offers fine-dining cuisine in a casual ambiance, emphasizing seafood and prime steaks.
No matter the time of day, this beach bar and restaurant is ready to meet any beach moment! Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with casual beach food, their popular all-you-can-eat rib night on Tuesdays, and a tapas + wine experience every Friday evening.
This upscale and chic beach restaurant serves globally-inspired fare highlighting natural, organic ingredients that are well-balanced for healthier living. From sustainable seafood to natural meats and locally grown produce, the menu is sourced carefully and includes dishes to impress vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free guests. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Kick off those flip-flops and relax with a tropical cocktail on one of the world’s best beaches! Live music is featured here several evenings a week.
Start your day off right on the beach with a variety of bagels, English muffin sandwiches, omelets, pancakes, and more. Choose from various soups, salads, wraps, and burgers at lunch. Dine to a bit of torchlight and a soundtrack of rolling waves in the evening while choosing from seafood, steaks, and a wide variety of Italian specialties.
Located at Governor’s Bay beach and serving lunch and dinner, the menu here features Caribbean-inspired cuisine, including fresh ceviche, jerk chicken wings, West Indian samosas, Aruban Keshi yena, and fresh catches, as well as glazed sticky ribs, surf-and-turf, and more.
Located on the end of a pier at Surfside Beach, this casually-elegant bar and grill is an ideal spot to catch one of those famous Aruban sunsets. The restaurant features “pinchos” (skewered meats) as its signature dish. There’s also plenty of seafood to savor, including classic lobster bisque, grilled garlic shrimp, and other fresh catches.
From ceviche and bang-bang shrimp to a variety of pasta, paninis, and fresh catches, the menu here is extensive with something for everyone. Visitors can make a day of it here at Surfside Beach, as the beach club rents out chairs, umbrellas, and an adjacent children’s playground.
Nosh on beach bites like coconut shrimp, a charcuterie platter, and shrimp tacos, or explore their menu of hand-tossed pizzas. Beach chairs and umbrellas are also for rent for those that want to make a day of their time at Surfside Beach.
Incredible and expansive views of Baby Beach set the tone for a memorable day in paradise at this bar and grill. In addition to floor-to-ceiling windows, there is a terrace with an infinity pool for guests to soak up the beach vibes while sipping one of their famous piña coladas made with real coconut milk. The menu includes burgers, wraps, and the famous grouper sandwich and chicken saté.
Explore authentic local cuisine in a magnificent beach setting. Sample goat or oxtail stew, Caribbean lobster tail, fresh catches of the day, and more, as well as burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
Taking the beach dining experience to the next level, several toes-in-the-sand dining experiences take place on various beaches around the island. Dine under starry skies with cool tropical breezes while enjoying an elegant but casual fine-dining experience not to be missed while on the island.
Located across from the charming Amsterdam Manor, Passions on the Beach showcases the pristine beauty of Eagle Beach. Early birds can catch one of the island’s enchanting sunsets while late-night diners can sup under the twinkling stars. Diners are invited to indulge in the freshest island flavors highlighted in dishes that feature the highest-quality meats and irresistible seafood. Passions on the Beach is the ideal place for any couple looking to celebrate love and romance, and it’s also a popular venue for wedding parties and other special events.
With Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort heralded as the Caribbean’s most romantic hotel by TripAdvisor, it’s no surprise that it offers an intimate, romantic dining experience in the sands just beyond its widely acclaimed Elements restaurant. Attentive servers provide solicitous service under a private cabana on the beach, boasting a fabulous ocean view and a romantic sunset or moonlit ambiance. Bucuti’s powdery white beach, the swaying palms, and subtle candle lighting ensure that magic is in the air. The experience is rather exclusive, with only four cabanas and only two seats per night. The special six-course dinner, including complimentary wine or champagne, is prepared by Elements’ renowned kitchen. Dietary restrictions are accommodated with a vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free menu.
It’s all in the name. Located at Surfside Beach in Oranjestad, Barefoot invites diners to kick off their shoes and dine with their toes in the sand under the stars. An amazing gourmet menu features signature dishes as well as exciting weekly specials, perfectly paired with wines sourced from around the world. The swaying palms, the water lapping on the shore, and the caressing breezes synergize to create the perfect tropical ambiance to enjoy a romantic meal with that special someone.
Flying Fishbone is an island institution when it comes to beach dining. Located in the fishing village of Savaneta, the restaurant is known for its seafood dishes, although poultry, meat, and vegetarian offerings also grace the menu. The Savaneta Seafood History entrée is a menu stronghold, in addition to creative catches of the day. An expansive wine selection and signature cocktails add a festive kick to the evening, while decadent desserts serve as that perfect sweet ending.
Located at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, pureocean offers toes-in-the-sand dining, cool island breezes, and a gorgeous backdrop featuring Aruba’s magnificent sunsets. Start your meal with fresh mussels, followed by a juicy filet mignon, savory tomahawk pork chop, or mouthwatering crispy coconut curry grouper. Pair each course with a wine selection from an extensive list, enjoy a crisp and refreshing beer, or pop a bottle of bubbly and celebrate! Pureocean is also an ideal venue for wedding and anniversary celebrations.
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba’s exclusive beach dining experience, allows diners to bask in each other’s company as a personal butler takes care of everything. The Ritz-Carlton’s chefs create a memorable evening with a delectable menu that can be customized to diners’ desires. Featuring everything from romantic candlelight to the musician of one’s choice, dining on the beach at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is a one-of-a-kind and wonderful treat. The Ritz’s Dinner on the Beach is a unique experience and requires time and creativity. Reservations are requested 48 hours in advance.
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