Southeast of Oranjestad on the southwest coast of Aruba, the snorkeling at Saventa Beach is popular for the swim to the outer protected reef. Off Saventa Beach, the water is initially shallow and easy. As you snorkeling out offshore, there is a protected reef that is full of diverse marine life.
While not the most popular or well-known snorkeling dive site, this is truly a hidden gem worth checking out. It is located 1 miles southwest of Lagoville.
To reach the snorkeling on Aruba by air, you will need to fly into Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). There are several major airlines that fly into Aruba including US Air, United, Delta and KLM. Keep in mind that there is a $37 USD departure tax to leave Aruba. This tax may be included in the airline ticket, but you will need to make sure. Due to the crowds at the two levels of passport control in Aruba, you may want to allow up to 3 hours at the airport, especially between 11am to 3pm on Fridays through Sundays.
While snorkeling off Aruba, you may encounter angelfish, butterflyfish, cuttlefish, cowfish, grunts, sergeant majors, lionfish, blue tangs, wrasse, sea anemone, and barracuda among elkhorn coral, brain coral and sea fan formations. Keep in mind that it can be quite windy off Aruba in the afternoons, so the best time of day for Aruba snorkeling is in the morning.
Overall, Saventa Beach is the 8th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Aruba.