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Baby Beach picture in Aruba
Baby Beach picture in Aruba
Baby Beach picture in Aruba
Baby Beach picture in Aruba

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Aruba has the remedy for the overhyped, overcrowded sprawl you might be experiencing along Eagle or Palm beaches. Take a trip southeast to San Nicolas and Baby Beach, a popular shore for Arubans due to its shallow waters and easy waves, which makes it great for kids.

Recent beachgoers recommend spending time snorkeling near the left, rocky side of the beach. Though visitors were generally pleased with this stretch of sand, they do warn that the restroom facilities are lacking.

This authentic Aruban experience is accompanied by small snack shops, and cabanas and beach chairs are available for rent. There are also shade huts, free to use to escape the sun for a bit. And you'll see some smoke stacks in the distance as you lounge (as opposed to the clear Caribbean skies you'll view on the western side). Open 24/7, Baby Beach is popular with families and a good alternative to the busy shores near the hotels. Baby Beach sits about 45 minutes south of Palm Beach. Arubus offers service to Baby Beach, but the quickest way is probably by car or taxi.

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#2 Palm Beach Some vacationers like their water for swimming, not sporting. If this is you, ditch the "Low-Rise area" at Eagle Beach and try the more tranquil turquoise waters along Palm Beach ... Read more » Nisangha / Getty Images

#3 Casino at Hyatt Regency Aruba The Hyatt Regency Casino has 13 gaming tables, 221 slot machines and 19 video poker machines. In other words, gamblers beware; this casino has plenty of opportunities for you to ... Read more » Courtesy Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino

#4 Arikok National Park Aruban rattlesnakes, parakeets and whiptail lizards make their home in the Arikok National Park, as do numerous iguanas, goats, donkeys and migratory birds. So, if you don't like animals ... Read more » madmack66 / Flickr

#5 Aruba Ostrich Farm Did you know that ostriches lay the largest eggs of any bird species? Or that they only have two toes per foot? You can learn all kinds of fascinating – and ... Read more » Lisa Stokes / Getty Images

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#7 Hadicurari Beach Located near Aruba's northwestern tip, just past the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Hadicurari Beach's strong winds beckon to windsurfers and kiteboarders. You'll know you're at ... Read more » Nisangha / Getty Images

#8 Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Get ready to be overwhelmed with cute: the Donkey Sanctuary Aruba is a nonprofit organization devoted to saving the island's donkeys and educating locals and tourists on their care ... Read more » Lucy Lambriex / Getty Images

#9 Ayo and Casibari Rock Formations Not everyone likes to stay camped out on a Caribbean beach, shopping in a duty-free store or diving deep to a bygone shipwreck. If this is you, visit the Ayo ... Read more » Ultima_Gaina / Getty Images

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#11 Pedernales Wreck The SS Pedernales was a World War II lake tanker that was torpedoed and sunk by a German U-boat en route to a refinery on Aruba. The center portion of ... Read more » SteelCityHobbies / Flickr

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