Nestled nearly four miles northwest of Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, is Palm Beach, a tourism district that is home to some of the island’s best shopping, dining, entertainment, and sugary white sand beaches that line the shore of the Caribbean Sea. From where to stay to where to dine, our guide to Palm Beach offers a look into experiencing the very best of Aruba for the discerning traveler.
Where to Stay
Situated behind lush bougainvillea plants, the environmentally-conscious Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino offers guests the ultimate luxury experience. Whether traveling with a tribe or going solo, the resort offers the best of all worlds; family-friendly activities for the adventurous include interactive water activities, hiking, and an 8,000 square foot pool complex, while those looking for a low-key getaway can immerse themselves in the tranquility of the ZoiA Spa.
Where to Shop
Opened in 2009, and located just minutes away from the Hyatt Regency Aruba, Palm Beach Plaza Mall is a courtyard style shopping destination featuring top-of-the-line luxury brands such as Salvatore Ferragamo, Bally, and Swarovski. And if a shopping spree isn’t what you had in mind, Palm Beach Plaza is home to a state-of-the-art amphitheater and a bowling lane.
Where to Dine
From local flavors to international tastes, Palm Beach’s diverse culinary scene offers something to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Hyatt Regency Aruba’s five on-site restaurants will take you from Mexico to Italy, while the surrounding neighborhood offers everything from Belgian fare to Asian flair, all with a Caribbean backdrop. For a truly Caribbean experience, Palms Restaurant is renowned for its authentic and fresh island cuisine.
Where to Play
There’s no shortage of entertainment and activities in Palm Beach. The Bubali Bird Sanctuary offers the nature lover access to more than 80 species of migratory birds, while the adventure seeker can depart the Hyatt Regency Aruba resort docks for an afternoon of snorkeling amid the 400 ft. WWII German shipwreck site of the Antilla. Avid golfers can enjoy a round at the Robert Trent Jones II designed Tierra Del Sol Championship Golf Course, and the night owl can while away the hours at the Hyatt Regency Casino, featuring more than 225 slot machines, 13 gaming tables, hand-rolled Cuban cigars, exotic cocktails, and nightly live entertainment.
For more information and to book your stay at Hyatt Regency Aruba for a true Caribbean experience, visit aruba.regency.hyatt.com.