Flamingo Beach Aruba at Renaissance Private Island
Ever wanted to feed Flamingos on a tropical caribbean beach? Well this place does exist and you can actually do this at Flamingo Beach Aruba. If you are interested in seeing more than just flamingo beach, there are plenty of great travel books on Aruba on Amazon.
Flamingo Beach Aruba often causes an online storm especially on Instagram, its the picture everyone wants to take home and show their friends and family and share on Facebook.
In this post I’m going to give you all the information you need on how best to see these Flamingos and YES kids can see them and get pictures with the Flamingos, read on to find out how…
Where is Flamingo beach?
Aruba is one of the Lesser Antilles islands located in the Southern Caribbean Sea. The island is located miles off the coast of Venezuela and on clear days it is possible to see Venezuela from the south-eastern side of the island. For more information check out Visit Aruba
Aruba is one of the up and coming trending destinations and I’m pretty sure Flamingo Beach is one of the reasons. Flamingo beach seems to have become very popular on social media especially Instagram making it near the top of a lot of travellers bucket lists.
Flamingo Beach is located at The Renaissance Resorts Private Island.
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About Flamingo beach Aruba
Flamingo Beach Aruba is an adults only beach and is located on the southwest part of the Renaissance private Island. The beach is very quiet making it perfect for couples who want to drink cocktails and lie back and take in the spectacular views of the crystal clear caribbean sea and of course the flamingos.
Flamingo beach is an artificial privately owned beach and can be accessed when visiting Renaissance Island belonging to the 4* Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Oranjestad.
Flamingo beach offers open air massages, a variety of drink and cocktails. Food and snacks are available at the Papagayo Bar and Grill and the Mangrove Beach Bar.
For families with children you can also visit Iguana Beach.
Don’t worry though, children can visit Flamingo Beach and get pictures with the flamingos, we will cover this a little further on!
How do you get to Flamingo beach Aruba?
The only way to get to Flamingo Beach on Renaissance Island is by boat, which leaves from the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino lobby every 15 minutes, so you can’t miss it. The boat journey to Flamingo Beach takes around 10 minutes.
Here are the following ways you can get to see Flamingo Beach…
Stay at Renaissance resort
You can book hotel room at the Renaissance and stay over for one night. This way you can visit Flamingo Beach for free using the resorts ferries.
Prices normally start from around 140 euros per room per night. You will also be able to take advantage of everything the resort has to offer, not just Flamingo Beach.
Day pass for Renaissance resort
The second option is to buy a visitors day pass for around 90 euros per person, which will give you full access to Flamingo Beach and include the ferry costs.
You can’t pre book the day passes, you need to go to the hotel reception in the morning and check availability. Therefore getting to Flamingo Island is not guaranteed. Sometimes Renaissance doesn’t sell the day passes to visitors to avoid overcrowding for hotel guests.
In my opinion for the price of the day pass it makes sense to stay over for the night so you don’t feel rushed. Also you could probably visit Flamingo Beach twice if you stay over! This way you can fully appreciate this unique experience of feeding the Flamingos and get some truly amazing pictures!
Can you feed the flamingos in Aruba?
Yes, you can. It is recommended that you get to the island in the morning to avoid crowds to feed the Flamingos.
There is a vending machine that sells food for the flamingos that accepts only US quarters, so bring some change with you!
Are kids allowed to see the flamingos?
Yes they are! A lot of blogs state that its adults only.
However children CAN visit Flamingo Beach and get pictures with the Flamingos! Children are allowed on the adult side for 1 hour from 9-10 am.
So get there early, get your Flamingo food from the vending machine and make sure your camera has a full battery and empty memory card!
What are the opening hours for Renaissance resort?
Flamingo Island Aruba is open from 7 am to 6 pm. You can pre-book a romantic meal on the island once a week starting at 7 pm, just ask the hotel reception for more information.
Things to do at flamingo beach Aruba
Besides watching and feeding the flamingos there is plenty to do on the island. The Renaissance private island boasts two stunning private beaches. Flamingo Beach caters for adults only while Iguana Beach is perfect for families.
Both beaches offer complimentary towels and sun beds. You will also find a Spa on the island which offer a wide range of treatments. Or if you want to add some excitement to your stay why not try some of the activities on offer such as water sports, tennis courts and a fitness center. There are also toilets on the island.
Check out the Official Aruba Travel Guide book for loads more amazing things to do in Aruba.