Aruba Beach Excursion Reviews

Spend your day relaxing on the picturesque shores of Aruba. Framed by palm trees and crystal-clear waters, these beaches are the definition of paradise.
On Aruba we decided to get a spot in line at the Renaissance hotel and buy tickets for flamingo ...
On Aruba we decided to get a spot in line at the Renaissance hotel and buy tickets for flamingo beach. The cost of the excursion was $100 per person but I would say it was well worth it. We got a boat ride to the island, got to beach it ... Read More
On Aruba we decided to get a spot in line at the Renaissance hotel and buy tickets for flamingo beach. The cost of the excursion was $100 per person but I would say it was well worth it. We got a boat ride to the island, got to beach it with limited people, enjoyed a nice drink with a huge lunch and most importantly we got to take pictures and swim with the flamingos. In addition to that, we rented some snorkel gear and got to snorkel along the coral and rocks. The trip was amazing and the beach was beautiful. This was definitely one of my favorite excursions I have ever been on. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful island beach, however the water was very rocky, almost impossible to go swimming.
Beautiful island beach, however the water was very rocky, almost impossible to go swimming. The snorkeling was also very disappointing. Beach was good though, and it included free drinks.
Beautiful island beach, however the water was very rocky, almost impossible to go swimming. The snorkeling was also very disappointing. Beach was good though, and it included free drinks. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Unfortunately, it's an hour to & from the beach by boat.
Unfortunately, it's an hour to & from the beach by boat. The water is very cloudy due to the powder sugar like sand. The fine sand is caused by Parrot fish eating coral & pooping out fine sand. I'd recommend not doing a ... Read More
Unfortunately, it's an hour to & from the beach by boat. The water is very cloudy due to the powder sugar like sand. The fine sand is caused by Parrot fish eating coral & pooping out fine sand. I'd recommend not doing a beach break & do something else. With it being an over night stay, we ate at "Chalet Suisse". This is a fantastic restaurant. El Gaucho is another fine restaurant as well. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did the ship's excursion to De Palm Island.
We did the ship's excursion to De Palm Island. It's an all inclusive food & drink (incl alcoholic) beach getaway. Snorkeling was included if you wanted. There were other free amenities (pool, water slides, zip line) as ... Read More
We did the ship's excursion to De Palm Island. It's an all inclusive food & drink (incl alcoholic) beach getaway. Snorkeling was included if you wanted. There were other free amenities (pool, water slides, zip line) as well as for a fee (helmet diving, massage). There is a turtle exhibit and a peacock exhibit. There were plenty of lounge chairs, and we were able to get chairs under a palapa. There were a few families, but it was mostly adults and it wasn't too crowded. The water area is shallow and it's rocky on the bottom so definitely plan to wear water shoes. We had a relaxing beach day which is exactly what I was looking to do in Aruba. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Really underwhelming.
Really underwhelming. Overpriced food and drinks, had to pay $25 for two hours of shade under an umbrella with a lounge chair. Princess only provides chairs in the full sun. The beach (Moomba beach which is part of Palm beach) does not ... Read More
Really underwhelming. Overpriced food and drinks, had to pay $25 for two hours of shade under an umbrella with a lounge chair. Princess only provides chairs in the full sun. The beach (Moomba beach which is part of Palm beach) does not even make my top 20 of nice beaches. I would rent a car and just drive to one of the quieter lesser used beaches. Read Less
Sail Date January 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
De Palm Island, this was all inclusive , plenty of food & drink as often as you want, plenty of ...
De Palm Island, this was all inclusive , plenty of food & drink as often as you want, plenty of sunbeds, beautiful soft sand beaches (3 i think) very friendly staff, even got wifi there, snorkeling great, yes definitely VFM.
De Palm Island, this was all inclusive , plenty of food & drink as often as you want, plenty of sunbeds, beautiful soft sand beaches (3 i think) very friendly staff, even got wifi there, snorkeling great, yes definitely VFM. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Nice time.
Nice time. two different beaches. Sorry it rained but at least there was a bar resturant nearby to try to wait out the weather.
Nice time. two different beaches. Sorry it rained but at least there was a bar resturant nearby to try to wait out the weather. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Took a memorable ride on the Open air Banana bus!
Took a memorable ride on the Open air Banana bus! Had a great time. The beach was the best yet. Powder soft white sands, had such a great day. I was sad to leave. I know it is going to be a long time until I see a beach with water ... Read More
Took a memorable ride on the Open air Banana bus! Had a great time. The beach was the best yet. Powder soft white sands, had such a great day. I was sad to leave. I know it is going to be a long time until I see a beach with water that is so beautiful. I love Aruba!! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Should have taken the public bus transportation instead- would have paid less.
Should have taken the public bus transportation instead- would have paid less. Outside dock tour people were very pushy.
Should have taken the public bus transportation instead- would have paid less. Outside dock tour people were very pushy. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
over priced chairs and umbrella at beach.
over priced chairs and umbrella at beach.
over priced chairs and umbrella at beach. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
great experience, water is super clear and cold, some waves
great experience, water is super clear and cold, some waves
great experience, water is super clear and cold, some waves Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Interesting facts from guide about island life.
Interesting facts from guide about island life. Price was good.
Interesting facts from guide about island life. Price was good. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Reservation as expected, lots of drinks good food and a nice beach!
Reservation as expected, lots of drinks good food and a nice beach!
Reservation as expected, lots of drinks good food and a nice beach! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Took bus to Palm Beach.
Took bus to Palm Beach. Average beach, lots of services.
Took bus to Palm Beach. Average beach, lots of services. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Party bus ride through a part of Aruba then to the beach.
Party bus ride through a part of Aruba then to the beach. the bus is not very safe I slipped on the very narrow steps and fractured my toe, and had a swollen ankle. had to go to medical on the ship. they need better buses or post a warning ... Read More
Party bus ride through a part of Aruba then to the beach. the bus is not very safe I slipped on the very narrow steps and fractured my toe, and had a swollen ankle. had to go to medical on the ship. they need better buses or post a warning about he steps. EXIT BACKWARDS! bettter landing. Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Had a blast!!!
Had a blast!!! One of my top five excursions ever. Started with a walk from the ship to the Catamaran. The guide was funny and informative as we sailed out to the first snorkeling spot which was just off a beach. The second snorkeling ... Read More
Had a blast!!! One of my top five excursions ever. Started with a walk from the ship to the Catamaran. The guide was funny and informative as we sailed out to the first snorkeling spot which was just off a beach. The second snorkeling spot was at a sunken World War II German freighter ship. This was the reason I booked this one, I thought that would be awesome and it was!. After that we got back on the catamaran to go to the beach where they had a great lunch ready for us. Didn't get to spend as much time at the beach as we would have liked but it was a lot of fun. The bus ride from the beach back to the ship was fun and it was in a party bus and everyone was having a good time. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Kukoo Kanooka party bus.
Kukoo Kanooka party bus. Open air bus with guide to show you the island, lighthouse,and more. Lots of fun stops and you get to the beach with coupon booklet for drink discounts, free beach chairs,etc. Recommend this tour for sure.
Kukoo Kanooka party bus. Open air bus with guide to show you the island, lighthouse,and more. Lots of fun stops and you get to the beach with coupon booklet for drink discounts, free beach chairs,etc. Recommend this tour for sure. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Rented a Jeep went to three beaches all areas are different 1) ARASHI best snorkeling on entire ...
Rented a Jeep went to three beaches all areas are different 1) ARASHI best snorkeling on entire cruise. Bring your own gear and drinks, only thing here is a beautiful beach and Palypas no chairs,bring bread from ship to feed fish and you ... Read More
Rented a Jeep went to three beaches all areas are different 1) ARASHI best snorkeling on entire cruise. Bring your own gear and drinks, only thing here is a beautiful beach and Palypas no chairs,bring bread from ship to feed fish and you will see HUNDREDS 2) Palm Beach very commercialized, but a good place to grab lunch went to Pelican Pier great food, didn't stay , felt like I was in FL' 3) Eagle Beach just 8 minutes from Palm Beach back toward cruise ship. Laid on beach, swam here... spent two hrs, not as crowded, ENJOY the sand an water here. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Island is beautiful.
Island is beautiful. Beach was nice, very hot, we were told there would be chairs for us, which there was not, had to rent them, had to pay to go to the bathroom.
Island is beautiful. Beach was nice, very hot, we were told there would be chairs for us, which there was not, had to rent them, had to pay to go to the bathroom. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Although a beautiful beach we were taken to the not so swank side of the beach which was away from ...
Although a beautiful beach we were taken to the not so swank side of the beach which was away from the nicer part. No food was included in the excursion cost and therefore what I purchased from the bar was expensive.
Although a beautiful beach we were taken to the not so swank side of the beach which was away from the nicer part. No food was included in the excursion cost and therefore what I purchased from the bar was expensive. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wish I could remember his name because he was so helpful.
Wish I could remember his name because he was so helpful. It was late and we wanted to do some things before getting back on the ship and he took us, though he was supposed to be finished with work for the day. He was very accommodating ... Read More
Wish I could remember his name because he was so helpful. It was late and we wanted to do some things before getting back on the ship and he took us, though he was supposed to be finished with work for the day. He was very accommodating and took us every where we wanted to go for $20. each. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
DePalm Island - Would NOT recommend this.
DePalm Island - Would NOT recommend this. Very Disappointed!!! Rocky beach, HORRIBLE Food; Rude Staff. It is run by the Atlantis Submarine group I believe as they all have the same shirts on and the Submarine departs from the same ... Read More
DePalm Island - Would NOT recommend this. Very Disappointed!!! Rocky beach, HORRIBLE Food; Rude Staff. It is run by the Atlantis Submarine group I believe as they all have the same shirts on and the Submarine departs from the same location as the boat that takes you to DePalm Island. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Aruba: We went to La Palm island, which when we first saw it looked a little cheesy with the water ...
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line