- Length: 700 meters
- Facilities: cabanas, parking, hotel
- Activities: snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming, swimming with dolphins
- Bus Stop: Malmok Arubus Stop
About Malmok Beach
Malmok Beach is located just past the high-rise hotels on the north coast of Aruba. This beach lies just 3 kilometers north of the popular Palm Beach and it is approximately 700 meters long. Although this beach is not very frequently visited by regular beach enthusiasts who just want to spend a day sipping cocktails in the sun, it is a very popular spot where some of the best snorkeling in Aruba is within reach right off the beach. Unsurprisingly, many Aruba snorkel tour companies choose Malmok Beach every day to anchor their boats to water the snorkelers. It’s easy to enter the water yourself and just go solo and explore the area for tropical fishes. If you’d like to go snorkeling at Malmok Beach, it’s best to go early in the morning at around 10 AM as this snorkeling spot can become quite noisy once the tours start around 1 PM. You can enter the warm Caribbean waters by choosing one of two sandy beaches. You may want to bring some water shoes or flippers as the beaches are scattered with some rocks.
Malmok Beach Hotel – The All New Ocean Z
If you’d like to stay near this beach during your vacation in Aruba, you’ll find the brand new Ocean Z boutique hotel just across the road to Malmok Beach. The adult only Ocean Z was opened for business in July 2016. It was built to function as a beachfront villa, but the Venezuelan owner turned it into a unique five-star Aruba boutique hotel instead. The small luxury hotel boasts ultimate privacy for couples and features a clean and minimalist design. The Ocean Z offers just 13 rooms, spread across two adjacent buildings, with a chic outdoor pool in the middle. The hotel’s luxury suites feature an infinity pool and spectacular ocean views across Malmok Beach. Double rooms are elegantly furnished and have a size of over 400 square feet. A private outdoor shower with a deck will keep you cool. The hotel is located right on Aruba’s renowned Ocean Drive, which leads to other beaches such as Boca Catalina and Arashi Beach. Top facilities include a gourmet restaurant and a convenience store. Upon arrival, the hotel’s multilingual staff will take care of your transfer, and welcome you with a glass of champagne.
Situated at walking distance from Malmok Beach, Villa Bougainvillea is a tropical villa featuring three modern, intimate, spacious studios, all with a tropical garden and one large swimming pool. The accommodation lies in a quiet area and a supermarket is very close by. The California sand dunes, the Tierra del Sol Golf resort, and the California lighthouse are all within a reasonable distance. When the sun sets at the end of the day, enjoy amazing skies in this tranquil part of Aruba! Sunsets at the west coast of Aruba is what the island is famous for. Satisfaction guaranteed!
The Villa Bougainvillea offers three kinds of accommodation.
The Rumba Suite
The Rumba suite features an air-conditioned lounging area where you can watch TV. The suite is decorated in a chic way and Caribbean art has been placed on the walls to give the suite an authentic, sophisticated look. In this suite, you will find a one queen size bed and a bathroom with hot water, a tub, and a sink, a compact kitchenette with a mini refrigerator, a microwave oven, a coffeemaker, and a toaster.
Free wifi is available and housekeeping services take place a number of times a week.
The Tango Suite
The Tango suite is similar to the Rumba suite but features two queen size beds instead of one. Further amenities are like the ones of the Rumba suite.
The Samba Suite
The Samba suite is the largest of the three and it enjoys air-conditioned living and lounging areas with cable TV and an outdoor private patio.
Further amenities are similar to those of the Tango suite.
The Tropical Garden
All studio apartments and the swimming pool are surrounded by blooming gardens with rock formations where you will find the bougainvillea bush, famous for its many, characteristic, colorful, most of the time, deep purple, beautiful flowers. Often growing against white walls, the color of the flowers of these bushes are creating an astonishing contrast with the blue skies and blue, turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Also, exotic birds visit the garden regularly. There are relaxing sitting areas in the garden with palapas that offer shade. There is also an outdoor shower with a deck. Barbecue facilities are present too.
From time to time, you will be greeted by the friendly pets that are living at the premises and that are guarding the place.
Throughout the years this accommodation has been praised for its hospitability and location.
Directions to Malmok Beach
Malmok Beach is easy to reach by car or taxi. From Oranjestad, head northwest on Zoutmanstraat toward Arnold M Schuttestraat. Take the first right, and turn left onto Wilhelminastraat. Take the first left onto Arnold M Schuttestraat, then turn right onto Lloyd G. Smith Blvd. Continue to follow, then go through the roundabout. At the next roundabout, take the second exit onto L.G. Smith Boulevard/Sasaki Weg. Continue following L.G. Smith Boulevard/Sasaki Weg. At the next roundabout, continue straight to stay on L.G. Smith Blvd. The beach will be on your left.