Palm Beach, famously known for its beautiful white sandy beach and great snorkeling is located in Aruba, northwest of the capital of Oranjestad. Popular among families due to its kid-friendly atmosphere, Palm Beach offers its visitor a range of activities to suit the needs of visitors seeking adventure or more laid back activities. Muslim travelers may find it difficult to locate Muslim-friendly facilities in Palm Beach. There are no known mosques or Halal restaurants in Palm Beach.
Although Aruba is known for its beautiful Caribbean beaches and perfect weather, the island is also home to other fun attractions and activities. Visitors can enjoy the islands history, culture and the rugged landscapes in addition to all the fun seaside activities.
Those visiting Palm Beach may want to start off with a visit to the beach. There are plenty of water sports operators offering a range of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing, jet skiing and more. Visitors can also enjoy a sunset cruise or go fishing if relaxation is what they are seeking.
Tourists should not miss out on exploring the island’s wild outback and discover its many natural wonders. A guided four wheel drive tour through the dessert hills, rocky coastline and the dirt roads is a great way to see a different side of the island.
Not to be missed is a visit to the capital city of Oranjestad. While here, visitors will have plenty to keep them busy. Tourists can pay a visit to the downtown area of the city, Fort Zoutman and Numismatic Museum when in the city. Fort Zoutman houses a museum which has artifacts representing the history of the area, while the Numismatic Museum is home to a collection of over 40000 coins from over 40 countries.
For those visiting the island with children there are plenty of fun places to take the kids. Ostrich Farm, Butterfly Farm and the Bubal Bird Sanctuary are a couple of the places they might enjoy visiting.
Royal Plaza, situated in Oranjestad is Aruba’s main shopping mall; making it the best place to enjoy some shopping. Visitors can also find a number of shops lining the stretch of Palm Beach. The best way to end an eventful and activity filled day is to unwind and enjoy a relaxing massage at a spa.
The closest international airport to Palm Beach is Reina Beatrix International Airport, which is located approximately 7.5 kilometres from the center of Palm Beach. Situated in the capital city of Oranjestad this airport is less than 20 minutes away from Palm Beach. Visitors can take the bus or get a taxi to travel to their destination in Palm Beach.
Muslim tourists may find it difficult to locate Halal restaurants in Palm Beach; however they may be able to find a few Halal restaurants in the nearby city of Oranjestad. Taj Mahal and The Sultan are a couple of restaurants serving halal cuisine. Muslim visitors can also make inquiries at the mosque regarding Halal food in the area. They can also dine at seafood or vegetarian restaurants after ensuring non-halal items are not added in the ordered dish.
There are no mosques or Islamic centers in Palm Beach; however Muslim visitors will be able to find prayer facilities in the capital city of Oranjestad, which is situated nearby. Aruba Islamic Center is the mosque that Muslim travelers will have to use when necessary, or they are advised to offer their prayers in their hotel rooms before leaving on their daily excursions.
Things to Do and See in Palm-Eagle Beach
- Catamaran cruise
- Water sports
- Visit a spa
- Bubal Bird Sanctuary
- Butterfly Farm
- Downtown Oranjestad
- Califonia Lighthouse
- Fort Zoutman
- Parliament Building
- Aruba Town Hall
- Casibari Rock Formations
- Aruba Ostrich Farm
- Bushiribana Gold Smelter Ruins
- Hooiberg( Haystack Mountain)
- Hadikurari Beach
- Numismatic Museum of Aruba