Noord is a picturesque town located in the northern part of Aruba. The town is best known for its beaches, breathtaking scenery and shopping. Placed on the northern part of the island, Noord offers visitors a number of attractions and fun things to do. Whether one is looking forward to enjoy exciting water sports or just relaxing under the sun, Noord serves as a good place. The town has a few Muslim-friendly facilities as there are a few restaurants that can arrange for halal and vegetarian food.
Water activities are the main draw for travellers to Noord. There are a number of diving and snorkeling sites located within close reach of Noord. The Eagle Beach is a good place to relax and enjoy the sun and sand.
Some well-known and must-visit landmarks in Noord are California Lighthouse and the Old Dutch Windmill. The Old Dutch Windmill is a historic windmill which is not presently operational but has a museum that will give people details about the windmill. For bird and nature lovers, the Bubali Bird Sanctuary is a must-visit. The sanctuary spreads over wetland and has an observation tower from where the entire area is visible.
There are a number of shops and malls in Noord where visitors can find a variety of items. The Commercial Center is one of the main shopping plazas in Noord. Other shopping centers are Palm Beach Shopping Mall, Tanki Flip Shopping Mall, Arawak Gardens & Shopping Mall and the Isla Bunita Shopping Mall. Visitors can buy handicrafts, artwork, jewelry and local clothing in Noord.
The nearest airport to Noord is the Queen Beatrix International Airport, which is located in Oranjestad about 14km from Noord. From the airport visitors can take buses, taxis or tour buses to reach Noord. There are regular services available from the airport to Noord.
There are no halal restaurants in Noord, but visitors can surely find some Muslim-friendly options in the town. There are a few restaurants in Noord that serve vegetarian and seafood dishes. Some of these restaurants include Indo Restaurant, Sweet Peppers Restaurant & Bar Aruba Restaurant, Buccaneer Restaurant, Wacky Wahoo's, etc.
There are no mosques in Noord.