Glamourous, sun-soaked Aruba - there's a reason it's one of the most visited Caribbean islands and it may have something to do with its glistening shoreline. This island is steeped in powdery, white sands and hypnotizing waters that transport you to a place where worries don't exist, Piña Coladas are on tap and you feel like you're far away from it all. There's too many beautiful beaches to choose from on this gleaming Dutch Caribbean island, but we've picked just five of our favourites.
1. Arashi Beach
Arashi Beach is a secluded, narrow stretch of shoreline with charming tiki beach huts and alluring waters filled with marine life. A top local spot, this beach has a large parking area so you can set up camp on the warm sands and find a shady spot under one of the swaying palms.
2. Palm Beach
A two mile stretch of never-ending turquoise, clear water and soft white sand, rated one of the best beaches in the world, once you set foot on this gorgeous shoreline you'll have to drag yourself away. With a back-drop of upscale, high-end resorts, its ideal for families looking to entertain kids or couples who just want to flop out on a lounger and bake in the sun.
3. Eagle Beach
The widest and most sparse beach on the island, Eagle Beach with its aquamarine waters and famous fofoti trees is one of the most popular tourist spots. With parking and picnic areas, this is a great choice for a day spent beach-bumming in Aruba. Zip around on a jetski or take a few snaps chilling on your lounger. Be careful at sunset as Loggerhead turtles tend to hatch their eggs around sunset at certain times of the year.
4. Baby Beach
A protected natural cove with bright blue, warm shallow waters. This stunning crescent-shaped beach offers incredible snorkelling. Take a stroll out to the waters edge where you can gaze at the brightly coloured coral or strap on your snorkel and expect to see blue tangs and other Caribbean species of fish. If you're feeling lazy, grab a beach bed and a bite to eat at one of the charming beach snack shacks. You'll find the beach about a 45 minute drive from Palm Beach.
5. Boca Catalina
A small, secluded rugged beach that's a little off the beaten path but a sublime place to swim and snorkel away from the crowds in the Malmok Beach area. You'll find tons of fish and starfish in the gorgeous, clear Caribbean sea if you swim out a little way past the rocks.