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“Sort of a Tourist Trap” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Palm Beach

Palm Beach
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
297 582 3777
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Owner description: Located on the west side of the island, Palm Beach offers white sands and calm waters for excellent swimming conditions.
Beaver, PA
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105 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Sort of a Tourist Trap”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed at the Westin in Palm Beach, so everything was in walking distance. There are many options to eat, but the prices are prohibitive (this is not a cheap place to visit). The stores were filled with absolute junk (Aruba plastered on everything made in China), but some of the smaller display tables at night had some local handicrafts/jewelry. It is dark in some spots, but never felt uneasy. Locals are friendly and there was no hassles.

Visited January 2013
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14 reviews
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“Lots of action with beautiful views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Palm Beach is a hub of activity as it occupied by many of the fancy high-rise hotels. You can find just about any type of water sport here, and the sand is like sugar. There are several great little beach bars and restaurants, too. It's perfect for recreational swimming and snorkeling.

Visited December 2012
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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

beautiful beach and no peddlers super calm waters ,no drugs being peddled ..but like most they are all public beaches,everyone is kind and just great

Visited January 2013
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East Orange, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice but crowded”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The water is nice and there are lots of water sport activities. It's not my cup of tea though. If you want less crowds rent a car and go to a beach away from the hotels.

Visited January 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“The best beach on Aruba”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Palm Beach area has changed over the year and for the better, but the beach remained the same, simply the best beach on the island. Hang out infront of the Raddision for the best in water sports and ammenities.

Visited December 2012
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