One of the main draws of Aruba will always be its beautiful beaches. Considered to be among the cleanest, largest and most glorious in the Caribbean, Eagle Beach and Palm Beach easily rival some of the best in the world.

Surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, Aruba has many stunning beaches that make it one of the best destinations in the Caribbean for a relaxing holiday. Whether you're travelling as a couple, with your friends or with your family - you're bound to find a beach to suit your tastes.

Typically, the beaches in Aruba along the south-east side of the island are generally calmer, wider and sandier. In comparison, those along the north-west tend to have rougher seas and stronger winds. This means that both sides have their own reasons for being among the local's and visitor's favourites, depending on the surrounding environment.

Due to the north-west's rough and ready coastline, it's often quieter - meaning on low season it could just be you, your travel companions and your picnic basket! Whereas the beaches on the south-east are bordered by glitzy hotels, specialist restaurants and beach bars, where the colourful cocktails and white sands are more well-known. Find a cabana or beach hut and you could be set for the day!

With this in mind, it makes picking a 'best beach' incredibly hard, everyone has their own favourite. So, we wanted to find a handful of the top beaches in Aruba, as reviewed by you on TripAdvisor, and collect together why they're so popular.

This is what we found…

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With a range of charming and colourful colonial-style hotels to stay in and unique, rugged National Parks to explore. Aruba is ideal if you’re a couple or a family looking for seemingly unending sunshine, shallow blue waters and soft sand beaches.

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