Inhabited since the year 1000, Aruba is an island rich in history and culture. Eagle Beach is an idyllic Caribbean beach, with white sands and turquoise waters, and is frequented by water sports enthusiasts. Condé Nast Traveller called it one of the world’s top beaches,
TripAdvisor singled it out as a Travellers’ Choice Winner. And visitors
usually need to pinch themselves to make sure they’re not dreaming.
Eagle Beach is also home to two of the most photographed and renowned
fofoti trees on the island, with its trademark silhouette pointing in the
direction of the Caribbean. These trees have been starring in various
Aruba advertising campaigns as unique and highly recognizable features.
The trees are extremely popular to serve as a backdrop for wedding photo
sessions and tourist snap shots of this pristine Aruba beach.
although we weren’t too keen on staying in the highly populated high rise/low rise hotel area we definitely wanted to check it out. we spent one full day at eagle beach & one full day at palm beach. we also moseyed around a few eves to investigate the nightlife.
palm beach was my favorite out of the two hotspots. premium people watching, beautiful yachts, good eats, hotels to hop, and swim up bars to occupy. the reason why i wasn’t 100% sold is the fact that it was so touristy & americanized. there was plenty of fun to be had but i think the experience tends to be richer when you are in a more local environment.
chris & i have become professional hotel hoppers over our past few trips. my favorite hotel we crashed was the hyatt. swim up bars are the best places to grab a cocktail. we took the water slide down to the pool & sipped on mojitos for awhile.
towards the end of our day at palm beach we took a stroll in search of a happy hour. we found an open aired joint towards the end of the strip of hotels that looked inviting. the music was pumping & the sun was getting ready to set, moomba beach bar was calling our name!
sidenote - isn’t chris’s hat rad? i got it for him for christmas. perfect man-cessory for the tropics.