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“Nice quiet beach and great locals!”
Review of Arashi Beach

Arashi Beach
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Owner description: This quiet and secluded beach is known not only for its excellent snorkeling but a variety of water activities including windsurfing, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, swimming and sailing.
United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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“Nice quiet beach and great locals!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

We recently visited this beach while on a cruise stop. We asked at the Tourist Information Desk for a quiet beach with decent snorkelling and took a taxi ride to it and a bus back.
We hired two sunloungers from Joseph, a local who is great to chat to. Make sure he tells you his joke about the Post Office! Joseph, if you are reading this...........you are a legend and hope that the little chat with Andre paid off :-)
A very lovely lady named Kay (who was there on vacation) allowed us to share her palapa and we had a very nice day. We didn't think much to the snorkelling but are used to far better in other locations.
There were no 'facilities' at the beach but it was peaceful, unlike some of the others we visited on different islands.
We caught the local bus back which took a lot longer than the taxi but it was fine.

Visited February 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“Great place to take the family”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Our multi-generational group loved this beach. We got there about noon, and were lucky to get the last palapa, so we had some shade. Lounge chairs were available for rental for $5 each. There were quite a few people there - it was a Saturday - but the beach is large enough that it did not feel crowded. The water is a beautiful azure color, the sand is very soft, and the feel is definitely tropical. Snorkeling was fun, and we saw a big starfish and a Moray eel along with many fish. Suggestion: pack a lunch, because the only thing available is a little vendor cart selling some snack food and slushies. At one point an ice cream truck parked there for a while.

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Bangor, ME
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“Beautiful Beach”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Just an absolutely beautiful beach on a beautiful island. Get there early, before 9:00 if you want a hut for some shade. Awesome clear blue water

Visited February 2013
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“The Perfect Beach”
Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

Spent the day at Arashi and it was sublime. Lounge chair rentals are 5$ and you get private huts to put them under. Enjoy a good book in the shade or swimming in the wavy water. Very nice quiet beach, there were even people surfing!

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Rochester, New York
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“One of the most beautiful beaches we visited in Aruba”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Arashi Beach is away from the hotel zone, and has more of a tropical island feel than some of the busier beaches. There are palapas, and lounge chairs can be rented for $5. The beach is uncrowded. My stepdaughter described it as one of the most beautiful she's ever seen, and she's visited tropical places and Turkey. We were there during some high winds so the waves were kicking, but the swimming was fun and the beach was gorgeous - palm trees, uncrowded, lighthouse nearby, beautiful sand. And if you head 1/4 mile or so south/east along the beach road you'll find some great snorkeling. Just look at where the tour boats are and walk on the road or drive over. (Walking the beach to get there is rocky and difficult.)

Visited February 2013
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