Location in a development with new construction all around on northern end of the island away from all the crowds but quick driving distance to fantastic restaurants and beaches. The swimming pool wasn't clear and issues with the chemicals while we stayed so we never utilized it. Great breezes and very nice folks enjoyed the suites as well as we did. Maria and Peter were fantastic with suggestions for restaurants! We enjoyed Screaming Eagle, Richardos, Giannis, and the sushi restaurant in the Chop House. Catalina Beach is right up the street and had the best snorkeling we found on the the island.
We stayed at the upstairs unit with private porch which was really nice. The property and is very well maintained and clean and you have everything you need for the beach which is a huge plus...beach chairs and cooler included for your stay!. Peter took us for a drive around the morning of the 2nd day to point out some restaurants and made some great recommendations. Maria arranged our car before we arrived which was a better deal than I could find online and also arranged out UTV and dinner at Screaming Eagle. Peter and Maria really do nice job and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a way to explore Aruba.
1. Buy groceries at Super food...aprox 10 minutes from Blue Water- Bring some bags with you as they charge...you might find some in your rental....food is expensive.
2. Eat your dinners out if you can. Restaurants are excellent. We enjoyed Barefoot, Flying Fishbone, Casa Tua ( casual but good pizza) and Screaming Eagle.
3. Rent a car- All beaches are really nice but will need a car....Palm, Eagle, Baby are all excellent.
4. Do the UTV- Maria will arrange. Its private and not with a group( so much better) Uses an app for your phone. Takes all day but so much fun. Go to the Natural pool.
5. Try the Seabob- Same compnay...kind of like snorkling meets scuba...fun.
My wife and I try to explore a different island every year and Aruba didn't disappoint nor did Blue Water Suites. If you like to explore different beaches and actually experience the island than look no further. Hope this was useful...have fun vacationing!
This was our first trip to Aruba and it could not have been any more perfect. We are so glad we chose Blue Water Luxury Suites. Such a quaint and relaxing environment. We had the opportunity to see each suite, one evening, while we chatted, ate and drank with the other tenants. Each one is unique, clean and inviting. We loved the fact that we all had our "space" but everyone was interested in the daily activities of everyone. Peter and Maria - exceptional owners. Peter helped us book the rental of the scooters at a moments notice and also got us set up to rent the UTVs for a day's excursion. Both were rented through Arubiana. Another great business.
We always did all-inclusives on other islands, but the cost of these on Aruba were out of our price range. It was a big step going into an arrangement like this, but all our fears were put to rest, once we arrived at Blue Water Luxury Suite.
Thank you, again, Peter and Maria for making our stay comfortable and enjoyable. If we can swing a vacation next year, we'll be back!
We had an excellent stay at this Aruba cottage. The property was beautiful and what we were looking for. Our stay at Maria n Peter was very nice..the couple was very helpful telling us about all the activities around the island. The condo was nice, clean n very cozy. They helped us with meeting the right people for the water sports and discount coupons... over all best place to stay ..
Communication was easy with the host as they were always very readily available. Cottage itself is clean and roomy. Other rental units on property made it easy to meet like minded happy travelers. I was able to enjoy my stay while doing some work in the area thanks to a great apartment and great host. Would definitely recommend to any visitor. We would for sure try to stay at this property again. Thanks for a great stay
My husband and I stayed at the Blue Water Suites from October 22 to November 4, 2017.
Peter and Maria are great hosts of this 7 unit Suites and live right next door if you have any questions or concerns.
Everything you need to feel at home are provided including beach chairs, cooler and a BBQ if you want to cook up some steaks or burgers.
Peter took us on a “Toonie Tour” and showed us great places to dine and places of interest.
Coming from northern Canada where our high temperature reaches 15 Deg C, we found that it was too hot for us to walk anywhere. We were glad that Maria suggested renting a vehicle (which she kindly arranged for us) and we highly recommend it if you want to visit all the beautiful beaches here.
During our stay, it rained on a few occasions, which brought out the mosquitoes and noseeums. If you are susceptible to bug bites like I am, I would recommend bringing some repellent.
There are laundry mats near by (by driving) and many super markets. Food prices were comparable to prices at home.
We relaxed in the private pool on site and met other people who were staying in the units. It was nice to get pointers from other guests as to different activities and places to dine.
All in all, it was an amazing vacation. Thanks again, Peter and Maria!
Perfect little bungalow style suites. 2 min by car from the Marriot Beach and Palm Beach. The appartment was modern, clean and stocked with everything you needed. The hosts, canadians Peter and Maria were a delight. Super helpful, friendly and open if u needed anything. They also did a great job advising us on restaurants, attractions and what to do. It is also quiet, has a pool and grill to use and you had your privacy from the other guests. Highly recommend if u are looking for something else than a crowded hotel. Would definitely come back.
Our apartment was perfect for us -- beautifully furnished, comfortable bed, modern and clean. It was nice to have a little kitchen for breakfast in the morning before setting off on our adventures for the day. In the afternoon, the pool was perfect to lounge around with a glass of wine and engage in some friendly conversations with other guests.
Peter and Maria were AWESOME hosts -- so friendly and helpful, but gave us our privacy too. They booked an all-day UTV island tour for us that was awesome and had excellent restaurant recommendations. We highly recommend the Carte Blanche menu at Amuse (restaurant on the water & mangroves) and Screaming Eagle.
The location is perfect -- set back enough to feel like a home-away-from-home, but close enough for a short drive to the resorts, groceries, nightlife (try Moomba), happy hour (our favorite: Bugaloe), beach activities and azure waters. We were extremely happy that we rented a cheap rental car ($200 for 9 days), but you could get by without one if you wanted to as most of the tour operators offer free pickup and everything is pretty close.
Other activities we'd recommend: Wind surfing, kayak/snorkel tour at Mangel Halto Beach/reef with Aruba Kayak Adventure (you also get to visit local Balashi brewery), snorkel tour and rope swing with Jolly Pirates, tubing with Fun4EveryOne and Flyboarding (crazy!).
We really look forward to visiting Peter & Maria again or having them come visit us in Florida. Thanks Peter & Maria!