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.

Situated in the outer region of Oranjestad, a half mile south-southeast of the "downtown" area, North Renaissance Beach is on the East coast of Aruba. You might think about stopping by even if you aren't staying very close. Making its home within a heavily traveled region, North Renaissance Beach should definitely be considered by those hoping to find various interesting activities and sites.

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, so those of you traveling with small children may want to consider another spot. Luckily, chairs and umbrellas are available for visitors seeking a place to relax in the shade. Happily, the off-shore waters are clear and good for snorkeling, so bring along some gear if you're looking to see what goes on beneath the surface.

Don't forget that the immediate vicinity around North Renaissance Beach is highly urbanized, so the availability of certain facilities is likely to be affected.

What's Nearby


Visitors will find this beach on Aruba's East coast. It's located near Casa di Cultura, which is situated a half mile away, and it is one of a number of favorite destinations in the area.

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 coast is less than a mile to the north of this destination of historical interest.

Beaches are one type of attraction you can visit, but there's plenty else to see during your stay. The following chart includes some other attractions close-by.

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 is in the Oranjestad area, so walking the city is a definite option. North Renaissance Beach guests hoping to find additional places to explore might think about making the trip to Oranjestad, which is in the vicinity and is a particularly bustling part of Aruba.


How many other people you encounter at North Renaissance Beach will depend on many factors, including the capacity of nearby hotels. At this beach, you can expect to encounter quite a few visitors from lodgings in the area.

Though you'll find very few hotels close-by, the nearest ones have been listed in the table below.

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


One of the best ways to round off a laid-back trek to the beach is to dine at a nearby restaurant, where you can try foods you've never heard of before, within a reachable distance. One of the nearest restaurants is Nikky Beach Restaurant. The restaurant serves delicious American cuisine. Some guests will choose to take a cab here, while others will want to walk as it's not far off the beach at all.

The table below provides a list of nearby restaurant options.

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
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

Of course, North Renaissance Beach is just one of many beaches you might like in Aruba.

Travelers may also want to consider Surfside Beach, which is located a quarter mile to the northeast.

You may find that North Renaissance Beach is a great fit for your vacation, but maybe you want to see more; in which case there are other beaches (and other outdoor attractions) worth trying.


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