Baby Beach
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Baby Beach is a hit with travelers, who love it for its warm, shallow waters and gentle waves. Inexperienced snorkelers can wade far out toward the rainbow-colored coral while still being able to touch the seabed. Beachgoers who plan to soak up the blissful setting can target one of the complimentary huts or consider renting a cabana. There’s a refreshment stand selling burgers and hotdogs. This picturesque lagoon is a refreshing change from other busier beaches. The best way to get there is by car or taxi. Otherwise, look for guided tours that feature this coastal gem as part of the itinerary. – Tripadvisor
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  • BatchFam
    Yukon, Oklahoma822 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible Beauty!
    We are so glad we toured San Nicolas and Vaby Beach. It’s beauty is unmatched. There is a wonderful beach bar on-site with great drinks and service. There are shaded areas under trees or the huts. You can rent chairs, tents…
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2023
  • SHussain2019
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful but has a current
    Unlike the very calm waters at Eagle Beach & Palm Beach, Baby Beach has a bit of a current ultimately leading out to a tempestuous sea, which makes it a bit dicier despite the fact that it is shallow. The snorkeling is great, though. Just go where there are any rock clusters (in various spots) and you will see a variety of fish. Someone suggested dropping frozen peas in the water and provided some - not sure this was good for the fish, but it did cause quite a commotion and fish of all sizes and colors appeared rapidly. Snorkeling goggles and life jackets can be rented for $10 at the bar onsite. No beach shower facilities available at the moment to allow for washing off, but that will likely change with the hotel being built nearby. Glad I went overall.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 18, 2023
  • Ellen McAVoy
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Turtles all the way down
    We stayed on this end of the island at a wonderful VRBO and were able to visit baby beach before during and after the crowds - AMAZING! We snorkeled there almost every day of our trip and saw healthy coral, lots of fish and turtles almost every day - we love this side of the island!!!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 21, 2023
  • PuraVidaRose
    Asheville, North Carolina247 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s like a swimming pool in the ocean
    Baby beach is beautiful. We recommend getting a car to drive out there. It’s on the other side of the island and a taxi is quite expensive. Locals recommended that we get try Rum Reef for lunch, we enjoyed watching the beach from that view at lunch time. They even had an infinity pool. Baby beach is a wonderful spot, it’s like a swimming pool the water is so shallow and calm. A great place to enjoy a very quiet beach away from town. This is not a party beach, so don’t go there expecting that scene. It’s quiet and peaceful.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 15, 2023
  • Mrpatel886
    New York City, New York37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Breath taking
    just love it. When we went there (7-2023) there was construction going for new bigger and better parking lot and (guess along with some restaurants). Water is clean, not more than 5 feet deep till go far far in sea.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Cynthia A
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Beach
    Baby beach is a small beach but easily my most favorite beach when visiting Aruba. We went towards the end of our trip and I almost wish we didn’t wait so long so that we could go more than once! The water was crystal clear and so calm. I brought some snorkeling gear and was able to see more fish than the actual snorkeling tour I went on. Definitely get there early because as I said earlier, it’s a small beach!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 10, 2023
  • George W
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful!!
    Beautiful beach in a lovely cove. Couple of beach restaurants. Sun loungers and sun shades for rent. I’d get there before 10am to get a good spot. Especially if you want shade under trees.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Michael T
    Apex, North Carolina993 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Beach In Paradise
    Baby beach is am picturesque beach in Aruba. Its' clear blue water and perfect sand attract many visitors. In recent years Baby bech has seen an interest by the goverment and locals to add more services and businesses. Currently there is a stalled major building project that dwarfs over the landscape. There are business there where you can get foodand drinks. It is a great day visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 27, 2023
  • GoPlaces63282059690
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a trip but do the rentals!
    Beautiful beach!! Such a cool spot how this ocean is enclosed and you can see the rocks forming it. Next time I would bring chairs and umbrella to really make a day as laying on the beach mat with blowing sand got tough. We also enjoyed the snorkeling!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 9, 2023
  • MS
    Kabul, Afghanistan555 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach for kids but a bit crowded so come early
    Visited baby beach as a family with young children. It’s located on the south end of the island so if you are coming from palm beach it’s an expensive cab ride. The are a few palpas but they are first come first serve so come early to snag one. They have some rental equipment for a fee. There is a restaurant called Rum Reef if you want to pay to use the restroom but not really any public options to change or use restrooms which is unfortunate. Huge construction site for Hard Rock Cafe that will ruin the beach in my opinion so that will be unfortunate. Good bit of coral for some light snorkeling and pretty calm waters for little ones. Waves are pretty subtle so don’t expect much if that’s your thing.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written December 16, 2023
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zeelady
New Jersey45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Baby Beach is a must do in Aruba we were there for two hours and had a really nice day

Things to take note of ...it’s not a fancy area they have one restaurant which is pretty pricey
And they are not the friendliest either!

When you walk to the beach beware they are people trying to rent you beach chairs they’re $8 per chair... if you are staying in a hotel resort bring towels from the beach that’s what we did

$2 to use the bathroom!

Free parking is a plus!

Also there is a really nice food truck right by the parking lot they are very nice people and have very tasty food most of all inexpensive!

Written November 11, 2020
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Nicki
United States303 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Friends
A gorgeous beach with plenty of swimmable area, protected by some rocks that form a bay. No current within 20 feet of shore. Soft white sand. We got there by Arubus the public bus. Cost is $2 from Orangestad to San Nicolas the nearby town and then extra from there on same bus to beach. Our driver charged us each $7.50 total per person and said Baby Beach is not really on his route. He did come pick us up after, charge was $10 per person and he took us directly back to our Airbnb. Paid is USD cash. On the beach you can rent a cabana for two people with lounge chairs for $60 or just a lounge chair for $8. Big mama’s restaurant has good food, little pricey but no other options besides the other more fancier looking restaurant on other side of beach. Paid toilet $2 or free pass with buying a meal at restaurant. Bring water or pay $2 for a small bowl non reusable bottle of water (though cold and with ice probably worth it). Big free parking lot next to beach. Some free umbrellas/tables without chairs scattered around if don’t want to rent a cabana. Many people but huge beach so plenty of space.
Written January 4, 2022
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Laura E
Pittsburgh, PA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
A great spot for a family to hang out. The water is so shallow and clear that many local families were there with us. There is a restaurant, but the bathrooms do cost $2 to visit, or you get a token if you buy something at the restaurant. There didn't appear to be changing rooms or showers, but you can always head back to your hotel to shower after getting in the ocean.
Written June 25, 2021
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TwoTravelisseurs
New York City, NY370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Did you know Venezuela Coast is just 15 miles from here?

We drove to the beach after spending half a day at Arikok National Park. This beach offers snorkelling and beautiful turquoise water which is shallow and calm.

Parking was easy to find and free but there are no restrooms/changing rooms( at least we couldn’t find any). However, there were bars and restaurants so we used their facilities.

Snorkelling near the rocks requires good swimming shoes else you may hurt your feet. We bought a pair on Amazon back home and it was the best decision to carry them around as the beaches in Aruba tend to be rockier.
Written February 7, 2020
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Kristens_on_Vacation
Lakeville, MA983 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The beach is like none I have ever been to before.
It seems to be out in the middle of nowhere. One minute you're driving through a completely desolate area in the next minute you are a in super cute neighborhood, followed by seeing wild donkeys and goats.

Based on the ride in I was absolutely stunned to see how many cars were there and how many people were on the beach. Clearly a very very popular spot worth the trip.

Do not rely solely on your GPS as ours tried to take us to all kinds of places that were not actually roads.

Definitely bring your snorkel gear. There are few areas where you can swim and see the fish. The water is beautiful and a great temperature. You can rent little tiny sun shade huts or chairs if needed.

You can grab a drink over at Big Mama's bar to sip in the water or sit at the bar for shade.
The food there was good but it was pricey so next time we will plan to eat first and only get drinks there.

This is the type of place where you can stay for an hour or the whole entire day.

When you are leaving there is another bar on the way out called rum Reef that we stopped at. The views are incredible. You can see all of baby Beach over the edge of their Infinity style pool.
Written January 21, 2020
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Lisaj730
New York City, NY486 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I have been to Aruba I cant count how many times. FINALLYYYY I made it to baby beach. This beach is really pretty. The water is very blue and a lot clearer compared to Palm Eagle Beach. However, it was VERY windy. But I blame that on the rocky weather this week. The island was extra windy and it rained a lot wile we were there. The beach is deff worth visiting, I'm sure any other month its perfect! FYI -you have to pay for the loungers and they also have a restaurant on the beach if you want food/drinks.
Written September 24, 2020
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Yani
Ardmore, OK59 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
The water is warm and crystal clear, calm, like a swimming pool. There's snorkel opportunities. You can rent chairs and tents. It has a restaurant with really good service and food, and cheap drinks, so no complains. If you eat in there get a coupon for the restroom, otherwise you need to pay $2 to use it, crazy. I spent 2 hr in here and I didn't go back because it has nothing and the view is not pretty. There's no palm trees or any tree, and you can see an old refinery close by. It's not a pretty special beach, any other beach in Aruba is better and beautiful like Arashi, Eagle, Druif, Malmok, Manchebo or even Palm Beach.
Written February 2, 2020
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Marisol M
New York City, NY43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Loved this beach! perfect for children as there are no waves. Bring fish food as there is a section where you can feed fish and view colorful fishes. On your drive there , please make sure to stop and buy some fresh coconut from an older gentleman. Cost are $4 each or 7 florins. There is a bathroom but it cost $2 to use unless you are buying something from the local restaurant. You will find two restaurants one right on baby beach where they sell , burgers, hot dogs and drinks and another one across the beach. The one across baby beach is called Rum Reef and they have an infinity pool facing the ocean but only 18+years. There is also a local food truck that sells quesadillas, nachos, beverages, sandwiches and ice cream. We tried the quesadillas and nachos and they were delicious, all for $15. There are also people renting chairs and umbrellas , unsure of their prices because we brought our own. Lovely beach and my favorite!
Written July 7, 2022
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Kim Manc
Florham Park, NJ5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is a bit of paradise! We rented a cabana for $60 with two lounge chairs directly in front of the water. Worth every penny. We ate at Big Mama's Grill which was very convenient and the food was very good! We rented snorkeling gear ($10 each) from the restaurant as well. This clarity and color of the water was amazing. My three boys ages 8,8 and 9 really enjoyed this beach. Parking is free. Many locals go here. AUTHENTIC.
Written July 16, 2021
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Mmhapeville
College Park, GA111 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
This is one of the most gorgeous spots on the entire island, but it has become very commercialized with busloads of people coming throughout the day. The restroom situation is a travesty. You have to buy a ticket for $2 and then walk up this creepy ramp, give the ticket to someone to use the restroom, which is disgusting. The guys selling tents, snorkel gear, etc. are good, but if you don't get there early, there are no more tents=no shade. The restaurant/bar had such a long wait to just get a drink, we decided against it.
Written July 13, 2021
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