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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the opening and closing times of De Palm Island?

De Palm Island is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

2. Is De Palm Island open every day?

Yes De Palm Island operates 7 days a week with the same operating hours (see previous question). De Palm Island is also open on public holidays.

3. What is and what isn't included in the De Palm Island package?

The following is included in all packages: all you can eat buffet, unlimited snacks, unlimited beverages, zipline, air-jumpers, banana boat rides, water park access, snorkel equipment, snorkel tours, beach chairs, daily salsa lesson and (beach) activities like basketball and beach volley.

The following is charged separately: Sea Trek Underwater Helmet Walk, SNUBA, SNUBA Doo and any items purchased from the gift shop.

4. Is snorkeling at De Palm Island better than elsewhere in Aruba?

Yes we believe it is. Why? De Palm Island gives you the option to snorkel in both shallow and deep water and is well know for schools of Blue Parrotfish that swim right out to you. Besides Blue Parrotfish you can spot many other species on the reef. Fish food is available at the gift shop on De Palm Island and daily free snorkel tours are offered.

5. How deep is the water for snorkeling at De Palm Island?

Snorkeling at De Palm Island ranges from waist deep to approximately 15 feet in depth. 

6. Is snorkel equipment included?

Yes snorkeling and the snorkel equipment is included in your day package, also instruction and daily snorkel tours are included.

7. Do you have beaches at De Palm Island?

Yes we have three separate beaches on the island. Beach chairs and palapas (shaded areas) are available on the beaches and included in your package. Bring your own towel.

8. Is there shade other than at the beach area?

Yes, there's plenty of shade at the bar, restaurant and by the water park.

9. What is served on the buffet?

The breakfast buffet is open from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and serves freshly baked rolls & butter, sliced white bread, sliced wheat bread, scrambled eggs, bacon, link sausages, breakfast potatoes, pancakes, assorted cereals, gouda cheese, assorted jelly, assorted yoghurt, milk, fresh fruits, brownies, assorted juices, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

The lunch buffet is open from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm and serves Dutch pea soup, a salad bar with romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, sliced cucumber, sliced tomato, sliced onion, pasta salad, potato salad, crab salad, coleslaw and three bean salad. The warm buffet serves grilled fish fillet, roasted chicken, pasta Alfredo & Proven¸ale, white rice, potatoes au gratin, mixed vegetables and there are sweets and fruits.

The grill is open from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and serves chicken nuggets, hamburgers, hotdogs and French fries.

10. What drinks are available at the bar?

The bar is open from 9:00 am to 4:45 pm and serves soft drinks, red wine, white wine, beer, rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila and cocktails.

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