The Caribbean is full of wide, sandy beaches that go on uninterrupted for miles, and the Caribbean island of Aruba is no exception. However, if you enjoy beaches that are a bit more rocky and rugged, then you’re also in luck in Aruba thanks to Malmok Beach.
Malmok Beach has a thin strip of sand that runs alongside and sometimes around jagged limestone and rocks both large and small. Next to the sand and rocks is the Caribbean Sea, still just as teal and clear at Malmok Beach as it is at other beaches on the island. This area of the sea is also home to one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. Catamarans often stop at Malmok Beach for a few hours of snorkeling, but you can also drive to the beach and wade into the water with your snorkel gear and easily find sea life a short distance offshore. Scuba divers will also enjoy Malmok Beach thanks to its proximity to reefs and the SS Antilla shipwreck.
To visit Malmok Beach, take a catamaran or sailboat tour to the beach (many leave each day from Oranjestad) or travel there via road. If you aren’t renting a car while on Aruba, you can take a taxi ride to Malmok Beach; it’s only about three miles from resort-heavy Palm Beach. If not going on a guided tour, rent snorkel gear beforehand and pack a snack as there isn’t much at Malmok Beach in terms of supplies or food.