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.
Aruba was fun.
Aruba was fun. We went to Palm beach which was very nice and my kids and husband went jetskiing and had a great time. Lots of hustle and bustle in the port area, more than we thought so we were a bit surprised. We were expecting somewhat ... Read More
Aruba was fun. We went to Palm beach which was very nice and my kids and husband went jetskiing and had a great time. Lots of hustle and bustle in the port area, more than we thought so we were a bit surprised. We were expecting somewhat more upscale a feeling (like Grand Cayman or Bermuda) and it was a bit kitschy, imho. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great day - snorkeling, buffet, open bar, banana boat - FUN!
Great day - snorkeling, buffet, open bar, banana boat - FUN!
Great day - snorkeling, buffet, open bar, banana boat - FUN! Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Was not the beaches listed online.
Was not the beaches listed online. Suppose to be 3 beaches and ended up being 2 neither of which was listed. Snorkeling was ok. Palm beach was enjoyable tho not the original beach.
Was not the beaches listed online. Suppose to be 3 beaches and ended up being 2 neither of which was listed. Snorkeling was ok. Palm beach was enjoyable tho not the original beach. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We booked the De Palm Island beach break..
We booked the De Palm Island beach break.. it iwas a great place to visit.. Chicken Fingers, Hot dogs and Burgers with fries on the menu and free open bar. There is 3 Lagoons to choose from all have dead corral bases so there is a hard ... Read More
We booked the De Palm Island beach break.. it iwas a great place to visit.. Chicken Fingers, Hot dogs and Burgers with fries on the menu and free open bar. There is 3 Lagoons to choose from all have dead corral bases so there is a hard bottom wear water shoes when possible.. Snorkelling is available .. lots of fish to see but lots of Garbage on the bottoms.. not ver clean .. Bird poop on the chairs and now personal chair service from the bar..This one was just Ok for us but the scenery of Arubas manin Island would bring us back Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Took island tour which was nice but only had an hour at the beach which was shorter than advertised.
Took island tour which was nice but only had an hour at the beach which was shorter than advertised.
Took island tour which was nice but only had an hour at the beach which was shorter than advertised. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
De Palm Island beach was great for the amount of time allowed.
De Palm Island beach was great for the amount of time allowed. However you could not get enough time to do all the activities you paid for, therefor this was not a good value. The island traffic is overcrowded during ship stops which ... Read More
De Palm Island beach was great for the amount of time allowed. However you could not get enough time to do all the activities you paid for, therefor this was not a good value. The island traffic is overcrowded during ship stops which affected how long we were able to stay there. Travel time 2 hours, just took too much away from the beach time. Not worth the money unless you can get there and back quick. Read Less
Sail Date November 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This is a fun tour with interaction from all guests.
This is a fun tour with interaction from all guests. The beach and resort visited is very nice. Kukukunukoo Party bus. The guide was great!
This is a fun tour with interaction from all guests. The beach and resort visited is very nice. Kukukunukoo Party bus. The guide was great! Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Depalma Island was awesome and I highly recommend this excursion!!
Depalma Island was awesome and I highly recommend this excursion!!
Depalma Island was awesome and I highly recommend this excursion!! Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Facility was clean, food and beverages include in excursion price.
Facility was clean, food and beverages include in excursion price. Snorkeling was at best ok.
Facility was clean, food and beverages include in excursion price. Snorkeling was at best ok. Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Water was off of a film set
Water was off of a film set
Water was off of a film set Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
We took a taxi to Palm Beach, the fee was reasonable.
We took a taxi to Palm Beach, the fee was reasonable. He dropped us off at the Westin hotel and we walked through to the beach. The beach was free, but if you used a chair someone would come up and charge you a few bucks. Make sure they ... Read More
We took a taxi to Palm Beach, the fee was reasonable. He dropped us off at the Westin hotel and we walked through to the beach. The beach was free, but if you used a chair someone would come up and charge you a few bucks. Make sure they are with the hotel staff. The water was very pretty, one of the better beaches I've seen. It was very windy though with the trade winds and the sand blew a lot. The water was cold at first this time of year but you get used to it. There's lots of beach activities also you can book on the beach. I liked Aruba even though it has had its problems. It is kind of like Curacao in that there are a lot of modern businesses and franchises. Both places seemed to have their act together as far as Caribbean Islands go. There's some really tall casino hotels near Palm beach that you can see from a distance. I would stay in Aruba at a resort if we ever find a good deal. We didn't like having to leave that beach and get back on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
De Palma Island is great for kids and a good excursion for the money.
De Palma Island is great for kids and a good excursion for the money. The people are very friendly. Snorkeling is great! Try the snorkeling as soon as you get there. This place does get very crowded when cruise ships are in, but it is ... Read More
De Palma Island is great for kids and a good excursion for the money. The people are very friendly. Snorkeling is great! Try the snorkeling as soon as you get there. This place does get very crowded when cruise ships are in, but it is great fun. Lots of people, so if you are looking for a quiet place this is not for you. Eagle beach would be much better. Having 3 teenage boys - this was a fantastic option. They were never bored! : ) Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great day at the water park!
Great day at the water park! Very much worth the cost, and something for all ages.
Great day at the water park! Very much worth the cost, and something for all ages. Read Less
Sail Date February 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Per the tour operator, they tried to cancel, but princess insisted the tour take place.
Per the tour operator, they tried to cancel, but princess insisted the tour take place. I would guess it was to get as many passengers off the ship as possible to allow for further sanitizing.
Per the tour operator, they tried to cancel, but princess insisted the tour take place. I would guess it was to get as many passengers off the ship as possible to allow for further sanitizing. Read Less
Sail Date December 2011
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
De-Palm Island Beach Break was ok...
De-Palm Island Beach Break was ok... but the facilities are tired. The food isn't great and the alcohol isn't much to write home about. The smell and noise of the refinery behind the island is quite off-putting.
De-Palm Island Beach Break was ok... but the facilities are tired. The food isn't great and the alcohol isn't much to write home about. The smell and noise of the refinery behind the island is quite off-putting. Read Less
Sail Date December 2011
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises