Passions on the Beach

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$31 to $50
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Caribbean
Enjoy the sun setting over the beautiful Caribbean Sea as the waves crash against the sugar sand beach making music to your ears. As it gets darker, the soft lights of tiki torches illuminate the night adding to the enchantment of your dining experience. At Passions on the Beach, guests experience an unparalleled dining culinary experience as they savor our unique culinary dishes with an Aruba flare, savoring a glass of wine and ending their evening with a delicious dessert that can be customized to celebrate any occasion.

Passions on the Beach at Amsterdam Manor is a destination for visitors all across the island to come and experience it’s one of a kind magical atmosphere and an ideal location for wedding parties and other special events. At Passions by the Beach, you are treated to the finest meal on Eagle Beach.


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EJ
Miami
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice view. Food was good. Loved our feet in the sand. Bathrooms are beach bathroom is not so nice. Service was great. Happy we went

KB
Detroit
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service, excellent food and ambiance was breathtaking

RK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience5

I did not think the quality and taste of the main dishes was worth the price. The food was very expensive and not delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We celebrated a Birthday with dinner. The steaks were good, but the shrimp was very salty. Did not enjoy the shrimp and did not eat it. Nothing was said when we mentioned it to the waiter that it was was too salty. They should have offered to do something else in place of that dish. But he just went about serving other tables.

Also, the SMELL at the restaurant is horrific! They are building near the restaurant and maybe it’s coming up from the earth, but it made for a very uncomfortable dinner. Smelling waste during dinner was terrible. I will not eat there again nor recommend it to anyone.

M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointing. Sewage odor near bar entrance; flies at the bar; servers not properly trained or professional; bathrooms substandard; no offer to secure a taxi upon departure; food average, by Aruba standards. This restaurant was much better years ago, sad to say. Management should visit Atardi to see how it is done the right way.

JL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jasmine was our waitress. She was very easy and outgoing from moment we sat down until we left

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was ezcellent

J
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The coconut grouper is the “best” on the island!!

ED
New England
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The whole experience was more than spectacular! The sunset, bare toes in the sand, glowing torches , romantic setting and incredible friendly service, thank you for the memories....

M
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is great and it fun to eat on the beach. The apps and the drinks were delicious but the main course was just ok.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely even when it rained. Hylton was the best waiter

D
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Our server Antonio was outstanding. Good portion of food but However the smell of the wastewater and the restrooms were not up to par. Bartenders Michael and (can’t remember his name) were very friendly and made great drinks.

d
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was tasty and the service was great. This is all about the beach and the ambiance. A great time.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sunset on the beach with your feet in the sand dinner location. They accommodated our group of 9 and everyone enjoyed their meal. Aruba has great restaurants and this is

RE
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

t
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was fantastic! Gorgeous seeting on the beach with beautiful lighting, music only to be exceeded by the excellence of the food.

G
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant dining experience. Great beach front table, excellent service, people always smiling and very accommodating..

JW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service and ambiance on the beach!! Music was also very good but volume was a little high and made conversation sometimes difficult... With being outside volume level would still carry just fine if lowered.
All in all a fine dining experience!!

NY
Charleston
155 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Aruba, but tonight the food was just ok. The Snapper was tough and the temperature was luke warm.
We love the location, the ambiance, and the service was exceptional, but the quality of the food was definitely off the mark.

L
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful on the beach in the sand good food a little pricey. The mashed potatoes need a little work they were somewhat on the dry side. Waitress was very nice.

j
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole evening was spectacular, the view, the service and the ambiance

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience dining right on the beach. Food and service were excellent! Would highly recommend.

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my husband and I dined here while on our honeymoon to aruba. We loved eating with the sand between our toes. the food was amazing! we had a seafood soup and fish dish for entrees that were so tasty. We were so full. the live music was great, service was amazing and tiki torches and lights were a great ambiance while watching the sun set. It would've been nice to be more acknowledged it was our honeymoon. There were free desserts and sparklers for birthdays but nothing for celebrating our honeymoon and we told our waitress.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

This would have been a higher rating but for whatever reason the local wastewater treatment plant stunk to high heaven while we were having a romantic dinner on the beach at sunset. What was that about??!

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a very quiet and romantic place. The service and food was amazing. Would recommend trying it and would definitely go there again.

TS
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was good, except the oder from septic, really to bad, that was the only issue

MI
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!! The only noise is the ocean

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Aruba 10x and never visited Passions until tonight (and I love to explore the great food scene in Aruba). I would highly recommend the food ambiance and staff were exceptional. I look forward to my next visit.

CB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Dinners are expensive but the view and ambiance are worth it.

MF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good and there wee many gluten free option. The setting is absolutely beautiful. The device was outstanding.

DG
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

They raised their prices too high in a short period of time. Service was just ok.

JK
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. The waiter we had not so good. He was telling us he had a table of 8 behind us.
That was not an excuse for his substandard service for my wife and I.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were looking for a nice outdoor dining experience and Passions did not let us down. We arrived a little early and had a drink at the bar area which was ok needs a little updating but got the job done. We were able to sit down a little early which worked out perfectly for us to enjoy a beautiful sunset and a wonderful meal. We both chose the Filet in red wine sauce and it was delicious. I had the key lime pie that may have been the best I had for dessert and my wife had the Creme brûlée’s . The service was very good throughout the meal with a friendly staff. I would definitely recommend Passions

BK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Passions. This is where we dine on our first and last nights in Aruba. Love the live entertainment too!

CJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

This is a beautiful spot for a romantic dinner, the views were unbelievably and the sound of the ocean makes the night. The food was just okay, and the service was very slow. We started dinner at 6pm and we didn’t leave until 845pm, was just my wife and myself and we are not big eaters. I can understand the delay in getting food out because of the location. This is a place you would go to for the views and not so much for the food. It’s an experience not so much a wonderful meal.

BN
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful sunset, wonderful food (unicorn special), great service.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sewage smell from across the street interfered with the ambiance
Otherwise the sunset was beautiful and the food was delicious with a large portion

BA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food right on the beach.

RB
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Food and service was horrible. We ordered two cocktails when we were first seated. Asked for another round when we ordered our food and we never got it. Waitress checked on us once after the food and we asked about our drinks and she said she’d check in it and then never came back. We ordered the surf and turf. Lobster was ok, steak was tough and covered with what tasted like canned gravy, asparagus was way over cooks and the garlic mashed potatoes were like instant mashed potatoes. The ambiance was good, beach was beautiful but there was a sewer smell the whole time. Table behind us had a child that was running around and screaming for the entire meal. Bad food, bad service and screaming kids don’t make for a romantic dinner on the beach.

BM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Passions has it all. In the sand beauty, great music, good drinks and service. The food is consistent and very flavorful. The Grouper is always awesome, and the beef dishes are U.S. choice and very tender. We've been going a lot in our long stays in paradise and will continue to do so. Bon Bini from Indiana, USA