This timeshare and hotel typically attracts an older set, so if you're looking for more excitement, head to the high-rises. The pace is laid-back and the environment is quiet on one of the best beaches on the island. While the beachfront location is one major deciding factor here, guests get bang for their buck because rates are rather reasonable, especially considering the amount of space in each room—just beware of the extra fees that are tacked on per night. One perk is that guests can use the facilities at Casa del Mar next door. Décor can seem a bit dated (patterned curtains and bedspreads), but the hotel is known for its cleanliness and homey feel. All of the suites feature full kitchens (which also help guests looking to cut costs) and studios have a kitchenette with all the basics—coffeemaker, fridge, gas stovetop, toaster, etc. From the lower level rooms you'll easily be able to get to the pool or beach, while rooms on other floors boast higher ceilings. The main question is which type of view you want from your balcony: beach, pool, or garden?
Aruba Beach Club
1 restaurant and bar, beach, pool, spa, retail stores, kids' pool and playground, 24-hr. security, tennis courts, organized daytime activities, pool aerobics, self-service laundromat, grilling center, Wi-Fi (free in common areas, charge for rooms)Web site Aruba Beach Club
MapOn Punta Brabo Beach, J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 53 Aruba
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