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De Palm Island
Just 5 minutes by ferry from the mainland, De Palm Island takes visitors into a postcard-perfect world of tranquil beaches and crystal clear waters that invite snorkelers to explore its abundance of underwater treasures. De Palm Island is the "hot spot" for snorkeling in Aruba. Abundant with spectacular coral formations and colorful marine life, this island paradise is a "must see" during your visit.
De Palm Island: "Wonderful place, could have spend days there"
"We spent 3 hours on De Palm Island and loved it! The snorkeling was wonderful - the water was amazingly clear and we saw an amazing variety of fish. The children (ages 1, 5 and 7) enjoyed the protected enclosed lagoon in calm, shallow water, and we enjoyed the open bar (included with our cruise excursion - I'm not sure if there was an open bar for individual visitors) and included snorkeling equipment. There was much to discover on De Palm Island and 3 hours was just not enough time. I could have spent a couple of days there. To add minor critique, there was a lot of wind which created rather large waves where we were snorkeling. While this was not a problem for the adults (you just kind of float on top of the waves and don't notice them) it made it difficult or impossible for the children to snorkel. We really would like to return to Aruba and if we do, De Palm Island will be one of our first stops."
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