Aruba is a picture perfect island, full of palm lined beaches, golden sands and a warm climate almost all year round. Visitors flood to Aruba to make use of the many upscale restaurants, duty free shopping, lively nightlife and some of the best water sports in the world.
The most frequented location is the northwest coastline and the bustling capital of Oranjestad, an area which has a distinctly Dutch feel. Colonial buildings line some streets, while designer shops line others, and it is this diversity that makes visitors fall in love.
Just north of the popular palm beach is as windsurfing and kitesurfing mecca, while scuba diving is also popular, with good visibility all year round.
Noord is in the northern regions of Aruba, home to world class restaurants, nightclubs, shopping, beaches and protected wetlands. Some of the most popular beaches include Fisherman’s Huts, Malmok and Arashi, the last of which provides some fantastic snorkelling spots. The dramatic cliffs of the northern coast provide and impressive, yet beautiful change of scenery. The iconic Santa Anna Catholic Church lies in the heart of the district, and the historic Alto Vista Chapel sits majestically on top of a hill overlooking the area.
The area encompasses the main tourist hub of Palm Beach, a popular town full of everything you will need for a great stay, including large plazas and plenty of dining and nightlife options. Palm Beach, as the name suggests, also has a stunning beach of its own. A little further afield you will find some more long-founded and traditional neighbourhoods like Bakval, Boroncana, Kurimiauw and Kamay. The area is also known for its outstanding golf courses and the recently refurbished California Lighthouse, which keeps a watchful eye over the coastline and beyond.