About Eagle Beach
Eagle Beach, famous for its fofoti trees, is located north-east of Manchebo Beach, and it’s simply one of the best beaches of Aruba. It goes without saying that this great beach has been reviewed many times in various magazines and brochures, all leading to the same conclusion. It’s a kind of beach that is being searched for a lot when people are booking their accommodation when they plan on visiting Aruba. It is a quiet sanctuary, away from the hustle and bustle of some of the other beaches of the island. The picture-perfect paradise is over 1000 meters long and very wide in some places. Here is where you will find the perfect white sand that looks like powder on the beach that Aruba is so famous for. The beach faces northwest, offering an amazing view of the Caribbean that has often been used as a backdrop to many (wedding) pictures. No wonder it is seen as probably the most beautiful beach in the world. All hotels and beach resorts in the area provide cabanas and beach chairs for guests. Mostly during the weekends, Eagle Beach is a popular spot for beach tennis enthusiasts. Compared to other beaches Eagle Beach is an awesome place to go and see on this happy island, you will never forget it. You’ll likely come back to it many, many times. Don’t miss happy hour and the amazing sunsets!
You’ll absolutely love this slice of paradise – swimming here is terrific – but there is no good snorkeling anywhere along this part of Aruba. It will be all sand, and there are no coral heads here to explore. If you want to snorkel off a beach either drive (or take a bus) north towards the California Lighthouse and stop at either Malmok Beach or the next one, Boca Catalina. Both spots have relatively shallow waters with lots of reef fish, especially grunts. Another option would be to to go on a sailing or snorkeling trip.
Restaurants & Beach Bars
Near the widest (and best) part of Eagle Beach, in front of the Costa Linda Beach Resort, you’ll find Water’s Edge, one of the best beachfront restaurants in Aruba. This restaurant and beach bar offer beach dining with spectacular ocean views, located in a relaxing and inspirational environment. It’s the ideal place to enjoy a gourmet dinner after a day at the beach. Friendly staff attends to your every wish, whether it’s in the air-conditioned dining room or right on Eagle Beach under a palapa with your toes in the white sand. For some of the best happy hour in Aruba, head up to the beach bar. It offers three (!) Happy Hours daily (12 noon – 1 PM, 4 PM – 6 PM, and from 9 PM – 10 PM) with all premium brands at lower prices. All day long, the staff pampers guests with a delicious lunch menu and cocktails that include mixed frozen tropical concoctions, local beers (Balashi Chill Draft, Heineken), and international wines, all served right at your beach lounge.
Where to Stay near Eagle Beach
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
Up north, there’s the four-star Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort, a highly acclaimed 72-room hotel that offers relaxing facilities, spacious studios, and suites with fully equipped kitchens. The family-run Amsterdam Manor is a four-star eco-friendly beach resort built in a style that reminisces the early seventeenth-century Dutch colonial era. Built in 1983 and designed by a famous Dutch architect, the beach resort’s colors make it stand out among the other Aruba accommodations in the area. It is the northernmost resort at Eagle Beach, near the wetlands of the Bubali Bird Sanctuary that divides Eagle Beach and Palm Beach. The resort is centrally located near Oranjestad and just about a 15-minute drive from Queen Beatrix International Airport. You’ll find plenty of dining opportunities, shops, casinos, a pharmacy and a large food plaza in the vicinity of the Amsterdam Manor. Guest activities include two daily Happy Hours and movie nights on the beach.
Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort
Nestled suitably on the whitest powder sands of the Caribbean, the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort is a four-star hotel which offers a full range of modern amenities to accompany a collection of spacious suites. Equipped with a comfortable sofa, queen or king-size beds, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, private bathroom, air conditioning, modern decor, and a balcony to relax further after a day on the beach – the luxurious standard of these rooms will ensure every need is catered for on your Caribbean vacation. However, there is much more to Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort than these beautifully designed suites and you will also find an enormous number of facilities on site to help keep you entertained. Two swimming pools (including a hot tub and children’s pool), a fitness center, spa and sauna, tennis courts, bike rental, and a fantastic kids club. In fact, there are many more options for entertainment in the area which are then nicely complimented by a large number of water sports and even a 9-Hole Golf course.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort - Adult Only
A little further south just above Manchebo Beach, you’ll find the four-star Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, an adult-only boutique resort featuring an ocean-front restaurant with amazing views and healthy food options. The resort is near to Alhambra Casino and a shopping center. The highly-acclaimed four-star Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is located right at the widest and most secluded part of Eagle Beach Aruba. It is an intimate escape for people looking for relaxation and romance, located safely away from the far busier Aruba high-rise hotels. Whether is’s day or night, the powdery white sands that surround the resort are just breathtaking.
The MVC Eagle Beach Hotel
Walk a few hundred meters south along Eagle Beach, and you’ll find the three-star MVC Eagle Beach Hotel. It is located just a few steps from the beach. It’s a small family hotel in a boutique style with just 19 rooms, 3 of which are suitable for families of up to 4 persons. Outdoor facility highlights include a freshwater outdoor pool, a tennis court and there’s a jogging trail near the hotel. Although the hotel is situated in a quiet area, there are several restaurants, nightlife venues, and shops nearby at a walkable distance. Dining on the beach can be done at Passions On The Beach, seafood, and international cuisine can be enjoyed at the Carambola Seafood restaurant. In general, prices are reasonable. There’s a nearby supermarket, and 2 mini markets can be found at La Cabana Hotel and the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort.
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How To Get There
To get to Eagle Beach from Oranjestad, head northwest on Zoutmanstraat toward Arnold M Schuttestraat. Take the first right turn, then turn left onto Wilhelminastraat. Take the first left onto Arnold M Schuttestraat. Turn right onto L.G. Smith Blvd/Lloyd G, then continue to follow Lloyd G. Smith Blvd. Go through a roundabout, then at the next roundabout, take the third exit onto L.G. Smith Boulevard/Sasaki Weg. Turn right onto Caya Punta Brabo 700, then make a slight right to merge onto J.E. Irausquin Blvd. Make a U-turn, then a slight right to reach the large parking area at the beach. The hotels and resorts of Eagle Beach Aruba are very close by.