Things to Do
Noord (Palm Beach) is the main tourist area in the northern part of the island where the luxury and all-inclusive hotels live. Eagle Beach is a popular place if you are not staying in one of the big names by the ocean.
Check out Oranjestad below for more active activities. Most excursions offer hotel pick up from most places around the island.
Places to Eat
Azzurro: Italian cuisine on an inviting terrace by the ocean. The sunset views are always a plus.
Gianni's: Huge Italian restaurant on the main tourist strip. If you're in the mood for the full experience, take your pick of favorite pasta to be tossed in a flaming cheese wheel.
Lola: Cute outdoor Mexican restaurant also on the strip.
Nos Clubhuis: Casual seafood spot with incredible views. Order the battered grouper and take in a sunset over the ocean. The ceviche is also delicious.
The Old Cunucu House: The best authentic cuisine you can find on the island.
Papiamento: Fancy seafood restaurant with a cozy outdoor set up.
Places to Drink
Craft: Trendy, open air cocktail bar in the heart of the Palm Beach action.
Gusto: High energy, open air club that always draws a crowd.
Moomba: Casual beach bar with live music on the weekends. A must visit for a sunset drink.
Sand Bar: Rowdy outdoor bar with a younger, local scene.
South Beach: Right across the street from Sand Bar, similar set up with more of a Latin flair.
Places to Stay
Marriott Stellaris: Utter luxury. This is the place to stay if you can swing the price tag.
Hilton: Large property that's slightly less expensive than the luxury hotels but still close to the action.
Airbnb is a great affordable option, but we highly recommend renting a car as it may not be in a busy area and taxis often need to be called for you.
Taxis are abundant but extremely expensive. If you plan to go anywhere farther than a few miles on the island it will cost at least $20 each way. We recommend renting a car for convenience and cost. You may have to shop around a bit though, as many rental places have a 3 day minimum.