Taking a trip to Aruba already has its appeal. But knowing that a trip to this Caribbean island could also mean you get to hang out on a private beach with flamingos may have you Googling flight prices in no-time.
Flamingo Beach is situated on the manmade Renaissance Island, which contains 40 acres and two private beaches. The island is owned by the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino located in Oranjestad.
Those staying at the resort have free access to the island from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., but the good news is, you don’t have to be a guest at the resort to be able to visit the flamingos and private shores of Renaissance Island.
Humans are old hat to the gaggle of flamingos that live on Renaissance Island, so the birds reportedly aren’t shy about approaching visitors and eating out of their hands.
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Non-resort guests are welcome to buy a day pass to the island, which is reached by boat from the resort.
The day pass comes with free lunch, towels and beach chairs.
It’s important to note that this is an adult-only beach. Children are not allowed so as to keep the disturbance of the flamingos at a minimum.
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But, if you and your girls are looking to relax, take a few selfies with flamingos and have some fun in the sun—a visit to this island is just the thing for you.
Based on information from TripAdvisor, booking a day pass to this island may be a little tricky, depending on how full the hotel is.
One TripAdvisor response read, “Day passes to the private island are available for purchase only on days that the hotel is not above 80 percent occupancy. It is best to call a day prior or the morning of to check if passes will be sold on the day of your intended visit. The cost of day passes are $99.00 per person which includes lunch, 1 drink and a water float.”
Good to know!
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If you’re wanting to be sure you’ll have access to the beach, the best way to do that is to book a room at the resort.
At the time of publication, rooms were priced from $225 a night, which seems like a small price to pay for a chance to flock with the flamingos, doesn’t it?