My husband and I just returned from Aruba, and Eagle Beach was directly across from the timeshare we stayed in called La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club. But, I can guarantee you that it was more than sheer laziness which prompted us to hang out on this beach every single day of our stay! Eagle Beach is pristine, beautiful and calm, and you can view some truly spectacular sunsets there as well. It’s located in Aruba’s Low-Rise area (as opposed to the High-Rise area with all of the big glitzy hotels).
The first thing we noted was that Eagle Beach has a plethora of palapas. However, snagging one of these delightfully shady, shaggy umbrellas requires getting to the beach by 7:30 in the morning, even in low season — by 9:00 in the morning, every single one was always sadly reserved. No matter, though — we decided to do sightseeing during the day and hang out at the island’s other beaches and come back to Eagle Beach around 6:30 to watch the sunsets. And what sunsets! By that time the palapas were all free and we happily slurped on tropical beverages while watching the sun dip below the horizon.
We found Eagle Beach in Oranjestad, Aruba to be the perfect beach for all-around relaxing. There were small stands offering float and kayak rentals, and there weren’t any of the loud motorboats that crowd Palm Beach. There’s a bar serving up delicious drinks near the La Cabana beach entrance and plenty of lounge chairs to relax on. Eagle Beach isn’t where you want to be for the best snorkeling — for that, you should go to Boca Catalina or Baby Beach. But, if you’re looking for a large, chill beach with plenty of room to spread out, Eagle Beach is where it’s at.