Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba

An Authentic Hidden Gem in Aruba, Boardwalk Boutique Hotel

Within a former coconut plantation just steps away from Palm Beach Aruba lies Boardwalk, a family-run boutique hotel offering a truly unique Caribbean experience. With 49 fully equipped private casitas set amidst a lush tropical oasis complete with hammocks, tranquility zones, two pools, a cozy cocktail bar & restaurant and dedicated Boardwalk beach, the hotel is a haven of relaxation and serenity. Situated on the vibrant island of Aruba, where summer reigns year-round, they take pride on delivering personalized and distinctive experiences tailored to ensure your vacation is everything you desire.

 

 

Owned and operated by twin sisters Kimberly and Stephanie, who were born and raised in Aruba, Boardwalk embodies their deep connection to their native soil. Despite spending their formative years in Belgium, the sisters never missed their annual vacations to Aruba, maintaining a strong bond with their homeland. During a kiteboarding trip in Aruba in 2008, Kimberly and Stephanie stumbled upon Boardwalk and were instantly captivated by the tropical oasis and its rich history dating back to the late 1800s. They knew they had discovered something special.

 

 

When they learned that the intimate property was available for purchase, the sisters felt the call of Aruba pulling them back. In 2011, Kimberly and Stephanie acquired the hotel, and in 2018, embarked on an expansion project. As the hotel commemorated its 30th anniversary in November 2019, it was reborn as Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba, a testament to Kimberly and Stephanie’s vision and dedication to preserving and enhancing this hidden gem for generations to come. As of January 2025 Boardwalk will be an exclusive adults-only resort, welcoming guests 18 years and older.

 

Highlights & Activities

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Snorkeling Spots
On a 10-15 minute walk from Boardwalk, Tres Trapi awaits. This intimate cove carved from limestone cliffs is a perfect spot for snorkeling and swimming, especially in the early morning and late afternoon. Here you might even spot a turtle or two.
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Windsurfing & Kiteboarding
The shallow, clear, and tranquil waters of Fisherman’s Huts, right across from Boardwalk, make it an ideal spot for beginners looking to delve into kiteboarding or windsurfing. For more seasoned kiteboarders seeking a challenge, Boca Grandi offers a bay with waves and onshore winds on the opposite side of the island.
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Hike Aruba's Cacti Landscape
Aruba’s North shore – basically in Boardwalk’s backyard - with its rough terrain and beautiful untouched nature offers exciting trails to hikers and runners of all levels. Access to these trails is available from Westpunt, Alto Vista, Calbas and Arikok National Park.
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Sleepy San Nicolas
Take a trip to sleepy San Nicolas. Its pure local vibe and authentic character, transformed over the past year into the art Capitol of the Caribbean with over forty stunning murals and 3D artworks. Private tours of San Nicolas’ vibrant downtown area and open-air artworks are available by local guide Tito Bolivar of Aruba Mural Tours San Nicolas.
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Best Beaches
Stroll to Boardwalk's beach area on Palm Beach or pick up your snorkel gear & foldable beach chair at the front desk and discover Aruba's pristine beaches such as Fisherman’s Huts, Malmok Beach, Boca Catalina and much more.

Regenerative Impact

The mission of Boardwalk aligns seamlessly with their efforts in sustainability and social responsibility. They stand united with the island and its people, embracing a commitment to protect and promote Aruba’s nature and heritage. In April 2021, Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba was awarded the Gold Certification for its green hotel operations by TraveLife, an internationally recognized sustainability certification program. They are delighted to share that Boardwalk has now achieved its third consecutive Travelife certification valid till 2025.

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The office is dedicated to sustainability and efficiency, going paperless to reduce printing and implementing innovative practices to minimize waste. Mobile check-in for guests eliminates the need for plastic keycards, showcasing their commitment to environmental impact reduction.
They ensure a safe and healthy work environment with fair wages and a balanced work-life atmosphere. Continuous learning is encouraged through regular training, and guests participate in sustainability efforts through the Do-Good program, benefiting the local community and environment.
In their sustainability commitment, plastic mini bottles replaced with soap dispensers cut plastic waste. Also, a towel and linen reuse program conserves resources. Water-saving toilets, reducers in showerheads, and eco-friendly cleaning products further promote environmental stewardship. All 32 newly built casitas are green buildings, using solar power and LED lighting, and equipped with water- and electricity saving solutions.
The office embraces community and sustainability, prioritizing local sourcing to reduce carbon footprints. They support nearby businesses and promote local restaurants, activities, and artists, fostering community engagement. Initiatives like the food donation program for Aruba’s Foodbank and support for local fundraisers demonstrate their commitment to community welfare.
The hotel promotes responsible tourism by informing guests of nature protection guidelines, such as refraining from driving on beaches or disturbing wildlife.Adopting local trees for their gardens supports biodiversity, while regular maintenance ensures a thriving environment for local flora and fauna. Beach cleanups demonstrate their dedication to preserving natural habitats. Additionally, they promote Aruba’s heritage through interactive means, inviting guests to explore the island’s cultural and natural treasures responsibly.

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Hotel Location

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba

Situated outside the hurricane belt, this tropical paradise boasts an average temperature of 28°C (82°F) year-round, making it an ideal destination for sun-seekers and adventurers alike. With direct flights available from the United States, Europe, and Latin America, accessibility is effortless, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and stunning landscapes with ease.

Hotel Address

Palm Beach, Aruba

Closest Airport

Queen Beatrix International Airport, Sabana Berde 75, Oranjestad, Aruba

Travel Time From Airport

18 minutes drive

RT+ Membership Perks

Enjoy an interactive tour & tasting valued at $99 through Boardwalk’s lush terrain and immerse in the property’s rich history as a coco plantation. You’ll be introduced to Aruba’s colorful flora and fauna, unique botanical aspects and learn more about Boardwalk’s sustainability practices and green solutions. The tour is followed by a rum tasting of various local rums, and includes one rum-infused cocktail of choice per person. Favorites include mango libre, Aruba Ariba and an authentic piña colada. Refreshing coconut water, straight from the coconut, is served to each tour participant (based on availability).

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