Things to Do in Aruba
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Ranked one of the best beaches in the world, Eagle Beach, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, is both beach and neighbourhood, a part of the capital, Oranjestad. The city and its neighbourhoods are situated on the west coast of the island, tucked in under the arm of the top one-third of the island, and bathed in tropical tradewinds.
It’s the pure white soft sand that has made Eagle Beach so popular; its width is vast and accommodates thousands of beachgoers on a daily basis.
Wisely, the island’s government has ensured that the resorts and residences in the Eagle Beach area are built single-story only to ensure that no structures obstruct the view of the beach and turquoise ocean beyond.
On Aruba, some resorts allow topless sunbathing on their privately-owned beaches, but Eagle Beach is a public beach, free to access for all, and no nudity or partial nudity is permitted. It’s a perfect spot to catch a few rays and have a saltwater swim or paddle.