Arashi Beach





Snorkeler’s Delight

When visitors to Arashi Beach recount their experiences at this tropical paradise, you start to notice “unsurpassed snorkeling” as the recurring theme.

Of course, the underwater life here gets top billing, but credit also goes to the tranquility of water at this beach, which is ideally situated on the northwestern side of Aruba, dubbed “One Happy Island.”

Go early, claim a thatch-roofed hut and let the rest of your Aruba beach trip fall into place.

A Few Tips

Keep in mind that while Arashi boasts excellent views, cooling trade winds and heavenly warm water, it’s seriously lacking in the facilities department: You won’t find bathrooms or eateries here.

A little planning and preparation can make up for this, of course, and if you get lucky, you might get a visit from a local food truck.

Getting Here

Parking is abundant and free here, and taking a cab is also an option. Looking to save a bit? Try the bus, which runs about every half hour and only costs a few dollars.

If you have a vehicle and some time to spare, continue up the road to the not-to-be-missed California Lighthouse, or make the most of your day and visit nearby Malmok Beach.

Arashi Beach at a Glance


Country or State:Aruba

Length of Beach:.5 miles

Access:By car or bus

Best time to visit:April to August - lower prices, good weather

High Season:January to March

Low Season:April to December


  • Chair and umbrella rental
  • Free huts
  • Food truck
  • No lifeguards
  • No public restrooms

Beach Type:

  • White Sand
  • Saltwater
  • Secluded