Southeast of Oranjestad on the southern tip of Aruba, the snorkeling at Baby Beach is very popular with families. This horseshoe-shaped bay offers great protection from the surf and currents. There is easy snorkeling over sand flats within the bay, but there is also great snorkeling just outside the protected bay. If you do snorkel outside the bay, make sure to watch out for the strong currents.
It is located 3.4 miles southeast of Lagoville or just south of Rodgers Beach, which also has good snorkeling.
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, Baby Beach is the 9th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 11 snorkeling dives in Aruba.