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Passions on the Beach

4.7
4.7
1765 Reviews
$31 to $50
Caribbean

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 on the Beach, you are treated to the finest meal on Eagle Beach. Passions is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and lunch are served on the beach deck. Dinner is served on the beach. Last seating 8;45 pm

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 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.

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Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Seafood, International

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Daily 7:30 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    527 1100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gerard Coste

  • Neighborhood

    Aruba

  • Cross street

    J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 252

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort.

  • Public transit

    Public bus stop available in front of the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort.

  • Entertainment

    Daily live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

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Menu

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What 1,765 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Caribbean

    Caribbean

  • Aruba

    Best Overall

  • Aruba

    Best Food

  • Aruba

    Best Service

  • Aruba

    Best Ambiance

  • Aruba

    Best Value

  • Aruba

    Scenic View

  • Aruba

    Special Occasion

  • Aruba

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around AMAZING. HIGHLY recommend

  2. KG

    KenG

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the most romantic places to have a wonderful dinner!

  3. RW

    ReginaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service at Passions on the Beach was wonderful.

  4. S

    Stubuch

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Great service. Beautiful setting. Highly recommended

  5. SD

    SoniaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! Would DEFINITELY recommend dining here!

  6. G

    Giovanni

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is a must try. The ambiance is very beautiful and romantic. It was such an amazing experience. The food was great and our server was also amazing.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it. The people were the best, food was amazing, and as a surprise we got to see turtles hatch on the beach! Thank you to all at Passions!!

  8. LG

    LoriG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Amazing experience! The food was amazing! Beautiful sunset. Turtles being born was the highlight! Highly recommended!❤️

  9. t

    tryinsomethingnew

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service… great food … great view! We were even able to see the sea turtles hatch Seafood soup was amazing as well.

  10. JV

    JohnV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always. Food, sunset, service, all the best. The turtle nest hatching during dinner was an unexpected bonus!! See you next year.

  11. AH

    AlexaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time at passions! We made our reservation in advance due to its popularity. The food was amazing, service was excellent and you can’t beat the view of the sunset with dinner. We will visit again next trip.

  12. JK

    JohnK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice dinner, food was excellent, service was impeccable.

  13. SR

    SteveR

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's quiet because we were in the open, on the beach, watching the beautiful sunset. What a meal, what an environment. Recommend EVERYONE who visits this wonderful island to experience this!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    In Aruba for our BabyMoon and the dining on the beach was a fabulous experience! They greet you with a glass of champagne (or in my case, ginger ale!) upon arrival. The views were excellent and the dinner was amazing; Be sure to book in advance! Enjoy!

  15. OR

    OmarR

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was one of the best times we ever had. The scenery was amazing and the food was excellent. Can’t wait to go back!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An ABSOLUTELY AMAZING experience. The food was delicious from drinks to the dessert. Drinks, appetizers, dinner and dessert arrived quickly. The wind gave off a great constant breeze. The sunset was beautiful and the service was spectacular!

  17. HC

    HeidiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Most beautiful experience and food was delicious, server Robert provided exceptional service.

  18. DP

    DebP

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting with delicious food! A great experience!!

  19. RT

    RToler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Passions offers an unbeatable setting for a quiet island dining experience. This was my second trip here and I hope that there is a third.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 18, 2022

    Dear RTotel, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are happy to read that Passions on the Beach offers an unbeatable setting perfect for a calm dining experience. We trust you had a memorable experience and we do hope to welcome you back for your third visit to wow you once more. Warm regards,

  20. C

    Clotilde

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, great service The only thing I would do differently is go earlier than 6:45. Very dark to see food. Suggest more soft lighting

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 18, 2022

    Dear Clotilde, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are happy that your food was excellent and service great however, we do apologize that it was dark and that you were not able to see your food properly. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention as it will enable us to improve our quality of service. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  21. LI

    LIKESGOODTHINGS

    Atlanta

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We have visited Passions before and have always loved it. Service, food and ambiance can’t be beat!

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 18, 2022

    Dear Likedgoodthings, Thank you for writing us a review. We are delighted to read that you have visited Passions on the Beach before and that you had a wonderful experience. We appreciate the amazing comments about our excellent service, delicious food with a relaxing and romantic ambiance. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    40th anniversary

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 18, 2022

    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are delighted to read that you choose us to celebrate your 40th anniversary! We trust you had unforgettable dining experience. We do hope to host you again in the near future. Warm regards,

  23. J

    Jenniferk

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Special spot

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 18, 2022

    Dear JenniferK, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are happy to read that Passions on the Beach was special. We do hope to host you again soon. Warm regards,

  24. PB

    PeeBee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    At the time we har dinner it was much too dark. Ambiance was absolutely not what we expected. Prices quite high when considering the ambiance, although the food was not bad.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 16, 2022

    Dear PeeBee, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are delighted to read that the food was delicious but we do want to apologize after reading that it was too dark and the ambiance did not meet your expectation. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  25. WG

    WilliamG

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding. The food the ambiance was just perfect. One of our favorite places to dine in Aruba.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 16, 2022

    Dear WilliamG, Thank you for writing us a review. We are delighted to read that your evening with us was outstanding, the food delicious, the ambiance perfect. We appreciate the kind comments about Passions on the Beach in particular us being one of your favorite place to dine while in Aruba. We do look forward to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  26. DC

    DarleneC

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    Great view for sunset Waitress was fine Bartenders seemed bothered by us wanting to order a drink or pay the bill. We were 2 of 4 people at bar. Very disappointed

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 16, 2022

    Dear DarleneC, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We do want to extend our sincere apologies for the lack of attention during your dining experience with us. This is not what we would like to hold ourselves to when it comes to the quality of our service. We appreciate you brining this to our attention, as this will enable us to improve our service. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  27. K

    Kimberly

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful restaurant‼️ The food is amazing. Their coconut grouper is delicious.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 16, 2022

    Dear Kimberly, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are delighted to read that Passions on the Beach is wonderful, the food amazing especially our Coconut Grouper which is too die for! We trust you had a memorable dining experience and cannot wait to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved celebrating our delayed honeymoon/6 month anniversary here!

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 20, 2022

    Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Passions on the Beach to celebrate your delayed honeymoon but also you 6th month anniversary. We trust you had an unforgettable memories and cannot wait to host you again soon. Warm regards,

  29. MF

    MicheleF

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Ambience was great, service good, food was very tasty...servers were efficient but when asked to take a picture, they were like robots, it was a very synchronized environment, other servers were awesome friendly, but it could have been a bit friendlier...and welcoming...you know its sunset and the ambience is great, so you know folks will take pictures and ask you to do so, so be a bit nicer.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 16, 2022

    Dear MicheleF, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We are delighted to read that the ambiance was great, service exceptional, food delicious, and servers efficient. We do apologize for the lack of cooperation in regard to our servers, this surely not what we would like to hold ourselves to when it comes to providing quality services to our valued guests. We appreciate you bringing this to our attention, it will enable us to improve our quality. We trust you had a memorable dining experience and hope to see you back soon. Warm regards,

  30. S

    Sunny

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5

    The food and ambiance were great. The service was terrible. Based on reviews and recommendations, I'd hope it was just my particular visit that was terrible. We ordered our drinks and appetizer, which was on our table at a reasonable time. Then waited over an hour, and having to tell the manager that was walking by our food had not come. Ten minutes after that we get our meals, but it was completely different from what we ordered, most likely some other table's. We then waited another 15 minutes for our food to arrive. It finally came, and while it tasted good, the mood was already ruined. The manager was very apologetic and offered us a discount. I would go back in the hopes of having better service as it would've been a great dinner otherwise. TL;dr: Service was terrible. Food and ambiance were great. Would go back in hopes of better service.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 20, 2022

    Dear Sunny, Thank you for writing us a review. We want to start by apologizing for the lack of service this is not what we would like to hold ourselves to. We do appreciate you brining this to our attention as it will enable us to improve our quality of service. Even though our evening was somewhat ruined we still appreciate the amazing comments about our delicious food and calm ambiance. We do hope you will give us another opportunity so you can receive the kind of excellent service and experience we are known for. Warm regards,

  31. CT

    ChristinaT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Took a while for the server to come over to us. We couldn't see our food so we had to use a flashlight. The filet minion was not even a filet minion and it said it was with red wine sauce when really its just gravy.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 12, 2022

    Dear ChristinaT, we sincerely apologize for not living up to your expectations during your recent dinner with us. We can only excuse ourselves for the quality of the filet mignon prepared for you and we would like to invite you to contact the undersigned so that we can invite you for a renewed experience at Passions on the beach at your convenience. Kind regards, Alfred Kaufmann General Manager

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and atmosphere was great. It was located right across from our resort and we will be back in December to try it again

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 16, 2022

    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We appreciate the kind comments about our delicious food, calm and romantic ambiance. We trust you had a memorable experience and we cannot wait to welcome you back in December. Sunny regards,

  33. MW

    MrWalrus

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5

    I guess my wife and I had a different experience from most other reviews. Came here to celebrate our anniversary. It was very cloudy so no sunset. Maybe the lack of a sunset amplifies how horrible the food is. Our Spidey senses were peaked when we arrived. Beach is beautiful, but the bar is kind of old. It was cloudy and rainy so they moved us away from the shore and under a palapa. Then we waited, and waited, and waited for our server. Finally she came and didn’t know one thing about the menu. We ordered the appetizer sampler for 2, the Calypso shrimp, and the blackened mahi mahi. Literally, each course was worse than the next. Appetizer sampler had the ginger chili sauce on everything (the salad, tomato mozzarella, and the watermelon salad. Nothing was good. Then things went worse. My wife’s shrimp was undercooked and my mahi was over cooked. We pushed the lackluster vegetables on top, asked for the check and left. If you are looking for a celebration, go elsewhere. Ambiance aside, there is no excuse for bad food. You can go anywhere on the western side of the island and enjoy a sunset for free. Avoid.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 12, 2022

    Dear Mr. Walrus, congratulations with your anniversary and thank you for sharing your recent dining experience at our restaurant. We apologize for letting you down and for not delivering what was rightly expected, the quality of the food served was way below our standards. We would appreciate if you could contact the undersigned so that we can make a new reservation for you as our guests in order to let you experience the real Passions on the Beach. Kind regards, Alfred Kaufman General Manager

  34. KM

    KarenM

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was dinner perfection. Just do it. Very romantic. Beautiful sunset. Great service and good food. Light music playing. So glad I found out about this place.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 18, 2022

    Dear KarenM, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to read that your dinner was perfection especially the romantic ambiance. We are glad that you had the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sunset. Thank you for the wonderful comments about our great service, delicious food, and calm music. We are ecstatic that you had a pleasant experience while dining with us. We look forward to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  35. SR

    ShopR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an amazing location!! Food was excellent along with exceptional service. Passions made our anniversary celebration so memorable. We plan to bring our daughter back in November when we return.

  36. HH

    HelenH

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dinner was fabulous. The atmosphere was perfect for our 26th wedding anniversary. There was live music for the occasion. Dress is casual. So many places to take a perfect picture for the special occasion. They greeted us with champagne & gave us a complimentary beautiful dessert. Wonderful experience & walking distance from our timeshare.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 10, 2022

    Dear HelenH, Thank you for writing us a review. We are happy that the complimentary glass of champagne was much appreciated. Furthermore, thank you for sharing such positive comments about your fabulous dinner, calming ambiance, and live music perfect for the occasion. We trust you had a lovely dining experience and look forward to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were on our honeymoon and it was our last night of our trip and we wanted something special. Passions was perfect

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 10, 2022

    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We hope you had a lovely vacation while celebrating your honeymoon. Thank you for choosing Passions on the Beach to celebrate this special evening. We trust you had an unforgettable experience and cannot wait to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  38. JA

    JanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our best dinners in Aruba! Love Passions! Food and service were awesome!

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 10, 2022

    Dear JanA, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We appreciate the amazing comments about our food and service. We are happy to read that this was one of your best dinner in Aruba. We hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. It was our anniversary and they took special care of us. We highly recommend and we will definitely come back.

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 10, 2022

    Dear Guest, Thank you for writing us a review. We hope you had a lovely anniversary while dining with us. We appreciate the wonderful comments about our excellent food and outstanding service. Your recommendation is highly appreciated and we look forward to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

  40. c

    ciarap

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service, food and atmosphere was wonderful. I highly recommend

    Passions on the BeachResponded on May 10, 2022

    Dear CiaraP, Thank you for writing us a review. We are happy to read that the service, food and atmosphere were wonderful! We do hope to welcome you back soon. Warm regards,

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Passions on the Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 1765 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Passions on the Beach

J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 252 Eagle Beach, Oranjestad 0000

Additional information

  • Cross street

    J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 252

  • Neighborhood

    Aruba

  • Hours of operation

    Bar Daily 7:30 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:30 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Caribbean, Seafood, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available at the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort.

  • Public transit

    Public bus stop available in front of the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gerard Coste

  • Entertainment

    Daily live entertainment.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Wine

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