Noord

Travel Guide
Arashi Beach

With dozens of white-sand beaches, aquatic adventures and an easy-going island vibe, this region is Aruba at its most enchanting.

The Noord region of Aruba encompasses some of the best beaches on the island and its hotels and beachfront resorts ensure that visitors can get their fix of sun, sea and sand. Watch the clear waves rush into the golden shore, take part in a range of outdoor activities and visit the island’s landmark California Lighthouse.

Noord, which translates to “North” in Dutch, is located on the northwest tip of the island. While the town itself is colorful and authentically Aruban, most out-of-towners stay in oceanfront resorts instead, which provide easy access to the region’s pristine beaches, as well as high-end casino and spa resorts.

Go to the amenity-packed Palm Beach for calm waters and to experience the glamor of its beachfront resorts. Chic bars, clubs, restaurants and casinos entertain after dark. Further north at the rocky Hadicurari Beach, watersports are the number one pursuit, with wind and waves providing perfect conditions for windsurfers and kitesurfers. Join the locals on the quiet Arashi Beach or dive in at Malmok Beach, where clear shallow waters are well-suited for snorkeling, and wrecks and reefs keep scuba divers happy.

When you need a break from lolling on the sands, Noord can deliver alternative activities. Play a round at the Tierra del Sol Golf Course, enjoying ocean views as you navigate the cacti- and tree-dotted course. Be sure to stop by St. Ann’s Church, a prominent religious landmark with a history that dates back to the 1770s and the peaceful Alto Vista Chapel, the island’s most important religious site.

Spend a sunset at the California Lighthouse, which is named after a ship of the same name that was wrecked in these waters before its construction. Located on an elevated position on the north coast, the views from here are some of the best on the island. Take a stroll along the frequently deserted and wonderfully romantic California Sand Dunes or rent a jeep and go off-roading.

The best times to visit Noord are between January and August. If you plan to spend most of your time at the beach, then taxis and bus services can help you get around, but if you wish to explore the island further, consider renting a four-wheel drive.

Where to stay in Noord

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino
4 out of 5
J E Irausquin Boulevard 230, Noord
The price is £318 per night from 25 May to 26 May
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,303 reviews)
"Me gustó la seguridad y tranquilidad. El trato del el personal. No me gustó lo negociable que se han vuelto los espacios(sombrillas) de la playa."

Reviewed on 15 May 2022

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino
Barceló Aruba - All Inclusive
Barceló Aruba - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 83, Noord, Noord, 27000
The price is £388 per night from 13 Jun to 14 Jun
Stay at this 4-star beach resort in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, 5 restaurants and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular attractions ...
4/5 Very Good! (996 reviews)
"I enjoyed it"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Barceló Aruba - All Inclusive
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
4.5 out of 5
Juan E Irausquin Blvd 85, Noord
The price is £353 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury resort in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"Very nice hotel!!!"

Reviewed on 13 May 2022

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Caribbean Palm Village Resort
Caribbean Palm Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
43-E, Palm Beach Road, Noord
The price is £116 per night from 23 Jun to 24 Jun
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4/5 Very Good! (282 reviews)
"i would sugguest atlease availability for 2 day pass each room. sometimes guest staying at the hotel can not allowed family visitor and the guest need to go out and to the sea to share quality time."

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Caribbean Palm Village Resort
Blue Residences
Blue Residences
4 out of 5
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 266, Noord
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (491 reviews)
"The ocean view room is by far the most unique experience I had. I wish they could have their own private beach with lounge chairs and umbrellas."

Reviewed on 19 Apr 2022

Blue Residences
Gray Door Apartments - Adults Only
Gray Door Apartments - Adults Only
4 out of 5
Noord 164, Noord, 0000
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Noord. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a rooftop terrace. Popular attractions Eagle Beach and Links at Divi Aruba are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (41 reviews)
"Gray door will have you wanting to move to Aruba. Everything from beginning to end was wonderful. Excellent communication from owners. And the facilities are A"

Reviewed on 21 May 2022

Gray Door Apartments - Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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