Aruba is surrounded by crystal clear water, as a result snorkeling is perhaps the most popular water sport activity besides swimming. There are several well known beaches and not so well known beaches worthy of your visit if you’re pondering to go snorkeling. I took it upon myself to give you some pointers on where to go and how to get there.
First things first, arrange equipment. Ask the concierge at your resort for some snorkeling equipment. If they don’t offer any then pay a visit to Aqua Windie’s at Palm Beach (they are building a new and larger store at Eagle Beach) [UPDATE: Aqua Windie’s finished the move to Eagle Beach]. This place has a large collection of water sport material; you’ll probably find what you’re looking for.
Arrange a vehicle. You don’t need a big off road vehicle, none of the places I’m recommending are off the track; a small sedan will suffice. Probably there is a car rental desk down at your resort. If there isn’t one then contact Economy Car Rental or Toyota Rent a Car. They offer good deals, are reliable and their cars are in good shape.
You are all set now and here is the top 4:
- Mangel Halto > located in Pos Chikito, follow the signs for De Palm Island, road 1a/1b.
- Boca Catalina > located a few miles passed the Marriott.
- Baby Beach > located on the south eastern tip, make sure you swim in the deeper areas.
- Arashi Beach > located by the golf course.