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Stop At: De Palm Island, Port de Palm Aruba
Will board a boat to De Palm Island
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: De Palm Island, Port de Palm Aruba
From the exciting water park, guided snorkel excursions to the nearby tropical reef, and thrilling banana boat rides to zip-lining over the island, bouncing on air-jumpers, and activities like salsa lessons and beach volleyball—it’s all included!
Duration: 4 hours
Tour departs from most Aruba hotels.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
We were a party of six, all went well, everything went on time as was a promesed Buffet for breakfast and lunch were adequate. Rented a cabana and wonderful.
We went to De Palm island and had a great, fun day. Beautiful beach, great food, fun activities and super friendly people. And, I must say the snorkeling exceeded any expectations that I had. Sooooo many fish and so very close. I literally snorkeled for hours as it was that good. Great family destination.
Found De Palm Island outing to be relaxing. While there are several activities for children I found adults could participate in a variety of activities, some which did include an additional cost which I had been advised of ahead of time. Appreciated the variety of choices for both breakfast and lunch. Given the location of the island I was glad to see hotel pick-up/drop-off were included. Returned to my hotel feeling very relaxed!
Lovely place and the food is plentiful and great. Wish I could have done Snuba but I have asthma and they won't allow it because compressed air is no good for you. The island is perfect for young kids and people who want to relax. The snorkeling is beautiful and the beach is calm. wear beach shoes because it is rocky in several places. I can't wait to go back. It is well worth the price.
Had a great day. Loads of food, plenty to drink, great snorkeling and easy to find a beach chair. Remember to bring a towel. Would recommend.
Fun and Fun and very enjoyable. Would like to go again sometime.
Arranged our excursion through Viator online. Received a confirmation with code via email and printed it out. On that receipt I read that it had to be taken to a specific hotel to be redeemed for a bus ticket. That involved us having to take two different shuttles from the Divi Resort we stayed at to a different hotel. It said to do it 48 hours before, but we only arrived to the island one day before and they didn't say anything about it. As we had excursions booked every day, we had to rush to do this in the one hour we had in the morning before our ride came, then rush to get back to our hotel for pickup. Luckily the exchange agent told me that the bus would be arriving 40 minutes earlier than the time listed on the receipt as the departure time. On day of, the bus arrived at that earlier time. It was a coach type bus. Just be aware that there might be time needed to do an exchange to get on that bus. The drive over to the ferry port was fairly short.
Ferry to island was quick and we arrived just as island was opening so getting a seat was pretty easy. Not too crowded the day we were there. There were many chairs, most in shade, some even with cup holders and electric plugs. There are lockers available, but we left our stuff at our chairs with no problem
Island includes separate areas for beach, snorkeling, banana boats, waterpark, airjumps and restaurant. Also has a separate beach where the flamingos hang out but that is additional charge.
Being over 50, we did not use some of the amenities.
The beach was clear and sandy, but there are painful rocks to step over to get to the sandy area. Wear water shoes, sandals or be prepared. Not too deep even at the rope barriers.
Snorkelling items are supplied, area for snorkelling is not too deep, but included plenty of colorful fish. You can return to the area as many times as you like during the day.
Food at buffet was medium good, with a fair variety. Burgers/hot dogs also available. Unlimited drinks are included.
Banana boat ride was fun, but anyone with a bad back should avoid it, very bouncy.
We probably could have been happy with a half day pass, but spent the extra time just lounging. The longer day would be best for those with active kids who want to use the waterpark or airjumps. We did see several little ones sleeping on the lounge chairs later in the day as they got worn out. Arrived home about 5:30pm.
Bus ride back was fine. There was no kind of narration involved in this tour
The island is small, but did not feel crowded. There are private cabana areas and lots of area to lay around. There are a mixture of free and paid activities for both kids and adults.
Bus was excellent but the food was horrible. Hot breakfast was cold. Bacon was burnt. Breakfast was horrible.
I am a solo female traveler in my late 20’s and this island is designed around family fun. Water parks, open bar and grill, banana boat rides, and zip lining. All sound fun, but for a solo traveler surrounded by children? I found myself already having paid for the full day and I left on the first ferry off the island. I should probably also include that I live a couple hours drive from the Wisconsin Dells (“Waterpark Capital if the World”) so my standards for a place like that are quite high. I don’t doubt this is great for families with small children, but it definitely wasn’t for me. It got 2 stars because I absolutely loved the SNUBA experience. Great snorkeling, but worth the price to be transported out there? Absolutely not.
Splash your way through your island-vacation bucket list in one day with a trip to De Palm Island, where unlimited adventure and fun under the Caribbean sun await! Families, friends, and couples will all enjoy a day in paradise with this private island’s all-inclusive experience, with complimentary pick-up/drop-off from your hotel. From the exciting water park, guided snorkel excursions to the nearby tropical reef, and thrilling banana boat rides to zip-lining over the island, and activities like salsa lessons and beach volleyball—it’s all included! Between your island adventures, relax in our seaside restaurant and savor a hot buffet lunch, refuel at the snack bar with burgers, and enjoy specialty frozen cocktails, draft beer, and non-alcoholic beverages—it’s all included!
Please Take Note: that our Waterpark and zipline will be closed from August 19th till December 22nd for renovations.
Guests can visit the flamingoes during visiting hours before 10:30am and in-between 1-3pm.