Fodor's Expert Review Renaissance Island

Oranjestad and Environs Beach

This 40-acre tropical oasis is accessible only to guests of the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort unless you buy a day pass (which are only available when resorts are not at full capacity.) Free boat shuttles pick up non-resort guests in the lower lobby of the marina resort. Iguana Beach is family-friendly, while Flamingo Beach is limited to adults and hosts half a dozen resident flamingos. (Children may visit the flamingos for a photo op daily from 9–10 am but must have an adult present.) The waters are clear and full of colorful fish; swimming/snorkeling is in a protected area, and there’s a full-service restaurant, beach bars, and waiter service on the beach. Rent a full-service cabana for more luxuries. Nonguests can book a treatment at their Okeanos Spa and gain access to the island afterward for free. Go early to snag a cool overwater hammock. Amenities: food and drink; toilets; showers; water sports. Best for: swimming; snorkeling.

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Rate Includes: Day pass $125 includes lunch and drink

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