Imagine rustic thatched roof shelters and palm trees swaying in the breeze, fringing a white beach that seems to stretch for miles. That’s what Druif Beach is, a relaxing place away from the crowds that is as close to “desert island” as you can get in Aruba. With only a few cocktail bars, low key restaurants and a selection of low rise luxury hotels, Druif Beach is the ideal getaway for a true island escape.
Away from the beautiful beach is a butterfly house and bird sanctuary where kids and adults alike can learn about Aruba’s flora and fauna. If you prefer a more cultural day though, make the 5-minute journey to Oranjestad, Aruba’s capital. Here you’ll see the pastel coloured buildings which are all influenced by Aruba’s Dutch heritage. Alternatively, take it easy on Druif Beach’s 9-hole golf course with breathtaking ocean views.
Druif Beach’s 11km beach really is the star of the resort. It’s everything a tropical beach should be with clear, calm, warm seas that are shallow enough for young families to paddle in. Lush, green trees border the beach and there are only a few sun loungers dotted on the sand. If you’re looking for seclusion, Druif Beach is the place to be. It’ll only be you, the sand and the sound of the sea.
Around Druif Beach, you’ll find snack bars which are ideal for a midday treat. Hotel restaurants are the places to be for first-class dishes created by Michelin star chefs, but for a more authentic taste of Aruba, head to one of the beachfront restaurants for Asian and Caribbean food. Cocktails by the beach are a must and drinking a Raspberry Mudslide while watching the sunset is a memorable experience.