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Flamingos on Renaissance Island

Private Islands

Aruba has in its proximity two private islands: Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.

Escape the hotel scene and find relaxation and adventure by visiting Aruba's private islands.

Easily accessible by boat, Aruba's private islands can be enjoyed by purchasing day-passes.

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Private Islands

More Extraordinary Water Activities

Girl Surfing at Wariruri Beach in Aruba

Surfing & Paddle Boarding in Aruba

Glide across our tranquil waters on a paddleboard or catch a wave at one of our surf breaks.

Sailing on Aruban waters

Set sail for a glorious cruise along Aruba’s scenic coastline.

Underwater Tours in Aruba

Have a unique vacation experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, real submarine, or sea trek.

Kayak & Canoe tours in Aruba

Explore the Caribbean ocean with kayaks or canoes

Parasailing in Aruba

Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience a feeling of exhilaration just as the parachute fills with air.

Jetski, Jetlev, & Seabob Rental in Aruba

Amp up your Caribbean vacation with exhilarating motorized water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.

Deep Sea Fishing in Aruba

Catch your 'beauty of the ocean' and hop aboard on one of the many deep sea fishing charters in Aruba that hunt for game fish.

Couple snorkeling while holding hands.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home by waving sea fans, or encounter the schools of blue parrotfish.

Female surfing at the beach.

On the Water in Aruba

The turquoise water of Aruba’s southern Caribbean sea embraces our happy island like a hug.

The largest amateur windsurfing and kite boarding competition in the world takes place every year in Aruba.   Hundreds of competitors vie for medals in various categories.  While most of the kite boarding competitions take place on the southern end of the island at Boca Grandi, the majority of the events take place at Fisherman’s Huts, just past The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.  Hi-Winds is a great spectator event as well, with a full agenda of beach parties, fashion shows, and concerts to enjoy.

Kite & Windsurfing in Aruba

Aruba's constant trade winds, extensive shallows, and challenging wave conditions make Aruba a surfer’s paradise.

Renaissance Island Renaissance Island is set aside for guests of the Renaissance Hotel and the Renaissance Suites. Since these hotels are located in the downtown harbor area of Oranjestad, the Renaissance has purchased this private island to offer their guests a sandy protected beach just offshore.

Scheduled ferries transport their guests from the Renaissance hotel properties directly to a small, secluded island that features a restaurant, spa, water-sports, volleyball, hammocks and every other amenity that a sun worshipper will need to spend an afternoon in paradise.

Day passes are $99. For more information visit

De Palm Island At the mouth of Spanish Lagoon in the Caribbean Sea lies a piece of the coast, the private island of De Palm Island. Due to the beautiful coral reefs with colorful tropical fish, especially large purple-blue parrot fish, the island is one of the most popular diving and snorkeling spots in Aruba.

Home to the colorful, twisting slides that make up the Blue Parrotfish Water Park as well as the base for excellent snorkeling, snuba, and sea trek adventures, this private island is just a 5-minute ferry ride from the mainland. Hammocks, food and beverage facilities, banana boat rides, and playground are all available.

De Palm Island is an all-inclusive attraction, for more information visit

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