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Renaissance Island

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Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 82, Aruba
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+297 583 6000

Leave the cares of the world behind as you venture over to a private island...

Leave the cares of the world behind as you venture over to a private island complimentary to Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino guests. Renaissance Island features Aruba’s only private beaches and is just an 8-minute water taxi ride away. Here lies a true oasis with family-friendly beaches or beaches just for adults. Pamper yourself at the private Spa Cove, play a game of beachtennis, sit down to the delicious lunch specials at Papagayo Bar & Grill or have a drink at our newly added Mangrove Beach Bar, or just lie back and let the sun caress you. A day on Renaissance Island is a day well spent.

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Although Aruba has a lot of beautiful beaches, this island offers the best experience if you want to stay and relax.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Felipe S
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although Aruba has a lot of beautiful beaches, this island offers the best experience if you want to stay and relax.

Thank Felipe S
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the private Island. It was very clean and Flamingo beach was so fun. The views are spectacular. Maria took care of us our first time there and we could not have asked for better. She was so sweet to us and very helpful. Cannot wait to go back.

Thank JCat2002
Houston, Texas
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91 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Renaissance Island is mostly for the Renaissance Hotel guest since the hotel doesn't have a beach. Guests visit the beach for free. However, the public pays $100 per person to visit. This includes one drink, lunch, towel, lounge chair, snorkel gear, float and a kayak. Have to be at the hotel at 7 am to get your day pass. The... More 

Thank LWL6
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flamingo Beach is definitely a must see. We spent the day there and rented a cabana that was worth every penny. You get snorkles, floats, champagne, strawberries, water and soda for the day. Plenty of flamingos and iguanas on the beach. The boat ride to the private beach was fun as well. Plenty of seating on the beach. If you... More 

Thank thatsher512
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170 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about "Flamingo Island" a couple years ago and it soon became a "bucket list" destination for us due to my daughter's life-long love of flamingoes. It lived up to the hype! The boat ride there (they pick up from both Renaissance hotel sites) was really fun (about 5-10 min each way). Once there, you can go right to... More 

Thank kls118
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It cost about $100 a person but it is worth the cost. You pay in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel and board a boat for a short trip to the private island. There are 2 beaches Flamingo Beach and Iguana Beach. Flamingo is adults only but kids come over to see and feed the birds. They only stay a... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to access this island for "free" due to staying at the Marriott Beachfront. They had a boat leaving from the dock every 15 minutes so you could access the island easily. One side of the island is more for adults and has flamingo birds walking about and you can feed them by hand and was not crowded.... More 

Thank mlt9599
Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, there are flamingos and yes they are cool... Probably about 6 of them... Now onto the more important parts.... This island says "adults only" but the other half of the island has children and of course everyone brings them over to the flamingo side to see the birds.... So no it's not adults only. No one enforced children... More 

Thank Rebecca K
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited as a day guest with a party of 10 during our stop in Aruba during a cruise aboard P and O Britannia. It cost $99 each, but in my opinion was worth every penny. Places are limited for day guests so if you are planning on visiting, I would strongly recommend and early start to ensure a place.... More 

1 Thank T-Payne7
Boston, Massachusetts
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79 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Renaissance island is such a paradise with real flamingos around. It is a private island at the Renaissance Hotel in Aruba where you can go and spend a day as a guest. They charge $100 and includes transportation by boat (10min) and lunch at their restaurant. If you spend the day there don't miss a frozen marguerita to celebrate your... More 

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