North Renaissance Beach

If you find yourself across on Renaissance Island, you can head to the far north for a secluded beach that is perfect for catching some sun and watching the planes take of and land at Queen Beatrix International Airport.

Positioned a half mile south-southeast of downtown Oranjestad, North Renaissance Beach is on the East coast of Aruba. You might want even if you are not staying nearby. Active and social travelers will like this beach due to its urban location. Actually, North Renaissance Beach would be especially convenient for guests of the nearby hotels, and those who don't mind large groups of people.

Amenities and Ambiance

North Renaissance Beach is simply a point that is jutting out a bit further than the rest of the island, making it surrounded by water on three sides. During low tide, a sand bar will actually let you walk across the water to a very small sand island just north of Renaissance.

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas will be available for use to guests seeking a place to relax in the shade. You'll find the waters off-shore to be fit for snorkeling, so bring your gear if you're wanting to check out the underwater sites.

Even so, please be sensitive to the fact that even though there fortunately are at least one or two amenities and services (BLANK) if you go to North Renaissance Beach, it is found inside an active, busy area. This means that if you know that the amenities affect whether you'll visit, it'll be a smart idea to get there in the morning before most of the other people show up or perhaps going to a beach in a more remote area. Otherwise, you possibly find the amenities being already claimed by other guests.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on the East coast of Aruba; it's located near attractions like Casa di Cultura, which is a half mile to the northeast.

Historical attractions like Fort Zoutman offer a great compliment to the natural beauty of North Renaissance Beach, and they give vacationers the chance to learn more about Aruba, without having to go too far from the beach. Actually, this site can be found less than a mile to the north of this place of historical interest.

With the choice of exciting activities nearby, you'll never run low on things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near North Renaissance Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Casa di Cultura Dinner Show and Theater 0.4 mi. NE Aruba
Trinidad Stadium Sporting Event Venue 0.8 mi. NE Aruba
Seaport Casino Casino 0.9 mi. NNW Aruba
Aruba Numismatic Museum Museum 0.9 mi. N Aruba
Fort Zoutman Historical Site 0.9 mi. N Aruba
Museo Historico Arubano Museum 0.9 mi. N Aruba
Crystal Casino Casino 1.1 mi. NNW Aruba
National Archaeological Museum Aruba Museum 1.1 mi. NNW Aruba
Alhambra Casino Casino 1.5 mi. NNW Aruba
Parkietenbos Paintball Field Paint Ball Excursion Operator 2.3 mi. ESE Aruba
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum Museum 2.5 mi. N Aruba
Art Studio Insight Art Gallery 3.0 mi. NE Aruba

Cities and Towns

North Renaissance Beach tourists hoping to find some additional excitement might think about heading to Oranjestad, because it's not far away and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


The popularity of this spot on any given day can vary, depending on time of day, season, and how full nearby hotel rooms are. You can typically expect to see a fair amount of vacationers who are staying in the area.

Although you won't find many hotels that are within a short car ride, the ones found nearest to the water are shown in the following table.

Accommodations near North Renaissance Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Type
Surfside Beach Marina Hotel 0.4 mi. NNE Hotel
Talk Of The Town Hotel And Beach Club 0.4 mi. NE Hotel
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino 0.8 mi. NNW Resort
Wonders Aruba 1.6 mi. N Hotel
Aruba Harmony Apartments 1.9 mi. N Hotel


If you visit the beach around lunchtime the area around this beach has plenty to offer, so there's no need to go too far away. One of the nearest places to eat is Nikky Beach Restaurant. This restaurant has American cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk since it's not far off the beach at all.

A list of nearby restaurants is shown in the following table.

Restaurants near North Renaissance Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
Nikky Beach Restaurant 582-0153 American -- 0.3 mi. NE
Barefoot Restaurant (297) 588-9824 Aruban, International Informal 0.3 mi. NE
Pinchos Grill & Bar (297) 583-2666 Eclectic, International Informal 0.4 mi. NNE
Moonlight Grill (297) 582-3380 -- -- 0.4 mi. NE
The West Deck (297) 587-2667 Caribbean Very Casual 0.7 mi. N
BLUE (297) 583-6000 International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
Café de Plaza (297) 583-8826 Eclectic Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
CILO (297) 588-7996 International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
Papagayo Bar & Grill (297) 583-6000 International Very Casual 0.8 mi. NNW
Solé (297) 583-6000 International Very Casual 0.8 mi. NNW
Café The Plaza (297) 583-8826 Dutch, International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW
Waterfront Crabhouse Restaurant (297) 583-5858 International Informal 0.8 mi. NNW

Other Beaches

Aruba has many beaches, and North Renaissance Beach is just one option.

Another location you may want to try is Surfside Beach, located within a short distance.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in Aruba, but North Renaissance Beach is both a relaxing, sunny hangout and a stunning natural feature.


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