Aruba Beach Break Excursion Reviews
Aruba: We went to La Palm island, which when we first saw it looked a little cheesy with the water slide area. But had a couple of areas for enjoying the beach which were little tiny protected coves. Also did some snorkeling in an unprotected area. Sea was a bit rough here, but the feed the fish so there are tons around, and it was alot of fun.
DePalm Island. Too early (7 AM), too cold, too bleak. Tried snorkeling but emerged freezing after only 5 minutes. Dead coral is depressing. Nothing to eat or drink for 2 1/2 hours. Nothing to do if you weren't in the water. Eventually a so-so buffet, but who wants to eat lunch at 10:30 in the morning? Had to be back on the boat by 12. In general, a waste of time.
Bad weather didn't allow us to visit the 2 planned snorkel spots. A 15% discount returned to us, we thought it should have been more. Catamaran ride to Palm Beach. Beautiful! The staff were friendly, they kept the rum punch flowing, and were always available to answer questions. The lunch on the pier was not very tasty, but a fun experience. There was also free WIFI! Beautiful beach, nice people, tasty drinks=a great day at the beach!
All part of the jeep tour
This was a beach break with a buffet meal. The ship docked at 2 PM and we had to take a bus to the beach at 2:30. We were on Bus #14 which had no air-conditioning and the bus would not leave until every seat was occupied. We did not arrive at the beach until 3:15 so we headed to the beach to get loungers in the shade and go for a swim. My husband went off snorkelling. By the time I headed to the buffet it was 3:50 PM and I found out that it closed at 4 PM. I basically got leftovers and no desert. I would not recommend this excursion. The beach was nearly all rocks and coral. It would be very easy to fall or twist your ankle getting into the water.
Good fun with transport in open air bus. Beaches very clean with pristine waters and sandy bottoms.
Cheap beer, its all good.
This port was absolutely awesome. We took a cab to De Palm Beach and rented an umbrella and chairs and even tried tubing behind a speedboat! The water is turquoise but not so clear due to the high number of swimmers in the area. We enjoyed a day at the beach sipping on drinks, swimming, and letting that cool island breeze relax us. The cab drivers and locals are extremely friendly and fun to talk to. Can't say enough good things about this port!
Aruba is beautiful. Moomba beach was great. Food and beverage available along with little shops. I only wish we had a longer stay at the beach.
The Kuckoo Kanukoo Beach Break takes you to some of the island highlights and then ends at Palm Beach. You get a lounger but no umbrella so you have to move it into the shade if you don’t want the sun - not a big deal. Good way to spend a few hours.
De Palm Island - all inclusive - snorkel, lunch