Holidays to Druif Beach serve up Robinson Crusoe standard beaches and top-notch diving, all topped off with a dash of luxury.
Set on Aruba's western coast, Druif Beach fits the Caribbean job description well. It's a small, quiet place with just a few hotels, restaurants and shops on its resort CV. But where it really blows the competition out of the water is the beach – a Robinson Crusoe-style stretch that goes on as far as the eye can see.
Long, white beach
You’ve got 11 kilometres of white sand here. In fact, there’s so much to go round, the place never gets packed out. The water is gentle, which suits both swimmers and watersports fans – you can try everything from kayaks to jet-skis. As for food and drink, you’ve got beachfront hotels and bars. Oh, and a restaurant on wheels rocks up here at weekends.
Cycling and go-karting
Aruba comes in at a compact 30 kilometres by 10 kilometres, so it measures up well for cycling. You might want to ride up to the rugged north coast, which looks a whole lot different to the sandy south. On your way back, you could stop off at Bushiri Karting Speedway for a different kind of ride.
Day trips to Oranjestad
Handily, the capital Oranjestad is less than 5 kilometres down the road. What you’ve got here is eye-catching Dutch colonial architecture – the houses look like they’ve been dipped in pastel-coloured paint. The boutiques aren’t too shabby, either. And when you’re peckish, head downtown where fancy French places go head-to-head with rustic restaurants.
Places To Stay In Druif Beach► View all
- On the beach
- Luxury suites
- Access to sister hotels
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