A beach where Flamingos roam around within touching distance? Yes, such a place actually exists. Let me introduce you to the beautiful One Happy Island, Aruba, in the Caribbean.
Pictures of Flamingo Beach on Aruba regularly cause a storm online. Well, where else in the world can you lie on the fine, white sands of a dreamy Caribbean beach while watching pink flamingos gather in small groups by the edge of the glistening, turquoise water of the Caribbean Sea? Exactly, nowhere! I’m going to tell you how to get to the most sought-after island in Aruba and why this very special beach should definitely be on your bucket list!
Flamingo Beach in Aruba – it couldn’t get any more pink!
Aruba may be the smallest of the three ABC islands of the Netherlands Antilles, but that doesn’t make it any less attractive as a destination. In fact, it’s quite the opposite: Aruba is one of the up and coming trend destinations and I’m sure the Flamingo Beach has something to do with that as the whole travel world seems to be talking about the small island. But where exactly is this beach and how can you see these beautiful pink creatures?
But first, here’s a short video to give you a taste of what’s in store on Flamingo Beach in Aruba
The pink-feathered birds can’t be found on just any beach on Aruba, only on the private island owned by Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. The 4-star resort is located in the west of the island, near to the capital, Oranjestad, which is also where the only airport on the island is situated. Once on ‘One Happy Island’, as Aruba is so lovingly known, you’ll instantly get that relaxed holiday feeling that is simply part of a holiday to the Caribbean. Obviously, there are lots of places to visit in Aruba, but I’m going to skip straight to the beach with the unusual birds of paradise. There are the following options to get there: firstly, you can book a room at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. Alongside enjoying all the luxury of the resort, you can also travel to the private island for free on one of the resort’s ferries, where you’ll find Flamingo Beach. Here, with a little bit of luck, you’ll come across the feathered animals and be able to feed them and even take some holiday pictures to remember this unique experience. Even if the flamingos aren’t there, as they can move about freely, the trip will still be worth it. The beach is still divine with or without the flamingos. But of course, most people are hoping to get some holiday snaps like these:
If you don’t fancy reserving a room in the Renaissance hotel, there is a second way of getting to see the flamingos: You can buy a day pass for around €90, which will allow you to visit the private island as a non-guest. This includes the use of the hotel’s ferry service and of course the beach. Unfortunately, there’s no guarantee that you’ll actually see the birds, whether you’re a guest or not. For that, you’ll just need to cross your fingers and hope for a bit of luck!
In my opinion, for the price, it makes sense to book a room at the Renaissance Hotel as this way, not only will you get to enjoy a fun excursion to Flamingo Beach, but you’ll also get to spend the night in a fantastic hotel. Rooms start from around €140 per night.
Have your own flamingo at home
If Aruba is a bit out of your price range, fear not! If you can’t fly to the flamingos, then bring the flamingos to you. This inflatable, pink friend is almost as great as the creatures in Aruba (and these ones won’t bite ;) ) As you can see, there’s even one at the Guru headquarters: