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.
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.
Visitors will find this beach on Aruba's East coast. It's located near, 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.
|Dinner Show and Theater||0.4 mi.||NE||Aruba|
|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|
|Paint Ball Excursion Operator||2.3 mi.||ESE||Aruba|
|Aruba Aloe Balm Museum||Museum||2.5 mi.||N||Aruba|
|Art Gallery||3.0 mi.||NE||Aruba|
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.
|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.
|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|
|(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|
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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