Whether you are looking for romantic dining on the beach or wanting to sample some of the local Caribbean cuisine at a local hole-in-the-wall, Palm Beach restaurants have what you are looking for. Here are the top restaurants in Palm Beach that you should visit on your trip to Aruba.
1. Simply Fish
If a pampered beachfront experience is what you are looking for, then go to Simply Fish at The Aruba Marriott Resort. Go just before sunset and get ready to dine on delicious seafood. Wiggle your toes in the sand, listen to the soft guitar music, and make sure to order the jumbo prawn cocktail.
2. Carte Blanche
You need reservations months in advance if you plan on dining at Carte Blanche, but it’s worth making them. Carte Blanche is the restaurant for food lovers and offers fine dining at its best. The chef decides the five-course menu, and the wine pairing is recommended for the total experience. This is a social experience, as you are seated with other diners, and this makes for a lively and charming evening.
3. Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill
If you are looking for a casual beach restaurant with great views, check out Bugaloe Beach Bar & Grill. The serve both lunch and dinner, and have some of the best live music on the island. The grouper ceviche and curry shrimp salad are excellent. They are located at De Palm Pier between the Radisson Resort and RIU Hotel. Don’t miss the double daily happy hour between 5-6 pm and 10-11 pm.
4. Grand Cafe Rembrandt
Grand Cafe Rembrandt serves typical Dutch cuisine such as Wiener Schnitzel, Dutch style meatball sandwiches, and pot roast. They offer a prixe fixe 3 course dinner for $17.00 and daily happy hour between 5-6 pm and 9-10 pm. If you are looking for Belgian beer, this is the place to find it.
5. Gilligan’s Beach Bar & Grill
Gilligan’s Beach Bar & Grill specializes in tropical cocktails and fun foods served in a lively beachfront atmosphere. They have a Friday night fish grill where you can order freshly caught red snapper, lobster tail, and shrimp. It’s a great place to eat burgers, salads, or fajitas with a bucket of beers.
6. Eduardo’s Beach Shack
Eduardo’s is nothing more than a shack on the beach, and they serve the healthiest breakfast on the island. Acai bowls, green juices, and smoothies made with fresh fruit are the specialties, and the ginger shot will really get you going. A 16oz smoothie is $5, while the acai bowl is $10. Note that Eduardo’s is closed on Saturday.
As you can see, Palm Beach gives you plenty of options when it comes to dining. Make sure to see all the best highlights of Aruba while you are there with a private island tour. The delicious food at the Palm Beach restaurants, plenty of activities, and the stunning hotels in Palm Beach, all make it a perfect vacation spot for your next getaway. I wrote the hotel guide for Palm Beach on Hipmunk, so make sure to take a look!