Destination guide

A slice of turquoise heaven on Aruba's north coast

This narrow stretch of beach on Aruba's northern tip is a favorite among locals and visitors, and it's easy to see why. Enjoy the gentle currents and turquoise waters, or swim out and spot the colorful sea life. Enjoy a handful of local beach shops and tiny restaurants by the sea, or take a drive to the nearby California Lighthouse. This little slice of heaven is one of the top snorkeling beaches in Aruba and the Caribbean, so be sure to pack your flippers for your Arashi Beach vacation rental.

Things to do

Expansive views from up high and down low

Just north of Arashi Beach is the picturesque California Lighthouse, which features an adjacent restaurant, spa, and country club. Aruba's Noord district is also nearby, where you'll find restaurants, casinos, and the 19th-century St. Ann's Church. Further south is the Aruba Aloe Factory Museum and Store, the Archaeological Museum of Aruba, and Arikok National Park. The park covers almost 20 percent of the island, and is perfect for hiking, biking, and acquainting yourself with the wildlife. Opt for an Arashi Beach vacation rental close to the coast, however, and you may find yourself wanting to stay incredibly close to home.

Activities

White sands and colorful reefs, from sun up to sundown

If you're heading to Aruba, it's likely you're already dreaming about what's in store: white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Arashi Beach is no exception, and includes a small convenience store to stock up on picnic supplies, plus a children's park for the kids in your crew to stay occupied should they tire of swimming. Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular options here, especially around the nearby Antilla Shipwreck. Water sports are available, or book a sunset dolphin-watching cruise, great for enjoying a cocktail on the water.

Weather

Perfect for winter sun and summer escapes

Aruba is an extremely popular winter sun and spring break destination, so expect high prices from January through March. Mid-spring through the end of summer, however, is perfect for visiting Arashi Beach and the rest of Aruba, thanks to stunning weather and moderate prices. And the best part? The island is set away from the hurricane belt, so you can feel safe from the tropical storms that blow through the rest of the Caribbean. The fall is also a pleasant time for booking Arashi Beach vacation rentals, but know that the rainy season lasts from October through December.

Natural features

A dazzling gemstone floating in the Caribbean

Situated on the northeast tip of Aruba along Arashi Bay, Arashi Beach is everything you'd hope to find in the Caribbean. White sandy beaches lead to turquoise waters, with brightly colored coral and a rainbow of fish just beneath the surface. Watch for dolphins swimming out in the sea, or swim among the sea turtles who hang out closer to shore. Arikok National Park is also nearby, for anyone eager to hike further inland. Here, you'll find spots made for birdwatching, and for seeing the sunrise or sunset over the island.

Where to stay around Arashi Beach?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,459 vacation rentals near Arashi Beach. From 211 Houses to 352 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Arashi Beach for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Arashi Beach?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Arashi Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Palm Beach: 874 vacation rentals
  • Oranjestad-West: 465 vacation rentals
  • Eagle Beach: 1,426 vacation rentals
  • Marriott's Aruba Surf Club: 100 vacation rentals
  • Malmok: 549 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Arashi Beach! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Arashi Beach?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Arashi Beach:

  • Oranjestad: 1,463 rentals
  • Savaneta: 1,307 rentals
  • Santa Cruz: 1,487 rentals
  • San Nicolas: 188 rentals
  • Paradera: 1,454 rentals

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Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Arashi Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Arashi Beach. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Aruba Town Hall: 1,457 rentals
  • Saint Franciscus Church: 1,456 rentals
  • Boca Grandi Beach: 1,455 rentals
  • Druif Beach: 1,456 rentals
  • Mangel Halto Beach: 1,456 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Arashi Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.