Flamingo Beach can be reached when you visit Renaissance Island, an artificial, privately owned island of Aruba that is approximately 40 acres large and features a mangrove and two white sandy, beautiful beaches. Renaissance Island belongs exclusively to the four-star Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Oranjestad. Guests of the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino have free access to the island that is open between 7 AM and 7 PM on a daily basis. When you are a non-guest and you would like to visit Renaissance Island to enjoy your day, buying a day pass is possible (see our coverage of Renaissance Island under the Things to Do Menu).
Flamingo Beach is an adult-only beach. It is situated at the southwest part of Renaissance Island. It offers quietness, a spectacular view of the flamingos looking for food where the beach enters the ocean. It is a really quiet beach, the only sound you mostly hear is the wind going through the leaves of the palm trees. Flamingo Beach is a perfect spot for couples’ romantic getaways, tasty cocktails, and open-air massages. It is a place to let go and go for that reborn feeling. Flamingo Beach offers good protection from the trade winds too and that means that you have to use sun protection extensively and cool off by going into the water often. Fortunately, drinks and also snacks are very close by to order at the Papagayo Bar & Grill.
For guests, towels and relaxing beach chairs are free to use. But also for non-guests that can visit Renaissance Island by buying a day pass, towels and comfortable beach chairs and even a free lunch are available. Because of the adult-only character of Flamingo Beach, topless sunbathing is possible to do when that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. On the other hand, nudity is prohibited. Adult-only also has to do with the presence of so many flamingos. They are really everywhere around you when you are visiting Flamingo Beach and they can sometimes be rather disturbing and a little bit too curious. Management of the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino has decided not to allow children to minimize the disturbance of the flamingo population. The flamingos around you at Flamingo Beach at Renaissance Island offer great opportunity to make some beautiful selfies or pictures while visiting!