Overall, we were thrilled with our choices of resort, and beach during our stay June 13th - June 27th. We rented both our weeks from owners via Vacations Only. Transaction was perfect. Check in was smooth, and our room was available immediately upon arrival. Our unit for our first week (#3033) was spotless. Although, the furniture and décor was somewhat outdated, they were in great shape, and very clean. The two bedroom unit had 2 bathrooms (1 in master with garden tub), and 1 near 2nd bedroom. The master had a built in blow dryer. Hot water was always available. The kitchen was completely functional with refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker, blender, and stocked well with dishes, pots, pans, baking utensils, silverware, etc. There were bins for recycling aluminum cans, and glass bottles. We were given 6 towel sets a day, and although it was stated the room would not be cleaned on Sundays, ours was the first Sunday of our visit. Our housekeeper did a fantastic job with that unit; we were so appreciative of her service.
The unit for the second week (#1027) included the above with the addition of a blow dryer in the 2nd bath, but was not up to par to our first room. When we arrived, the light on the lanai did not work, the 2nd bathroom smelled like urine, and we were missing some kitchen towels. In addition, the master shower only produced lukewarm water. We reported the light, and master shower issues to maintenance via voicemail, and to the front desk. Any concerns regarding housekeeping were left on a note along with her 1st tip of the week. She addressed each item I noted. The only issue she couldn’t really get control of was the smell in the 2nd bath. I think tiles may need to be pulled up to correct the problem. She mopped, and cleaned, and used disinfectant, but the smell continued. My husband replaced the light bulb on the lanai from another light in the unit, which was replaced the next day. The lukewarm shower in the master was never addressed, or repaired. The water was hot in the garden tub, and sink so the fix was probably not an easy one. We did not continue to raise complaints about it as we probably should have. We would not rent that specific unit again.
The pool was our favorite of any we saw on Eagle Beach. From both units we had pool and ocean views. The beach was awesome. Initially, the water was calm, but as the 1st week ended, and the 2nd week began, the water became a little rougher, and created different sand shelves. We liked the heavier waves coming in; more fun to play in the ocean. Eagle Beach was much less populated than Palm Beach, and there was virtually no night life. For our purposes, this worked out great. We were able to obtain Chickees anytime of the day. Our beach attendants were very friendly, and assisted us whenever we wanted to claim a Chickee. They carried over the requested chairs, and tightly placed the towels on the chairs to reserve. They even knew which Chickee I began to prefer, and knew how many chairs I wanted each day I visited the beach. They were wonderful, and very deserving of all tips. Even though many people did not offer them any money for their services, they still treated everyone politely, and always with a smile! The day shift security guard was also very friendly, and knowledgeable. He made it a point to greet everyone, and become acquainted with the guests. We felt very safe in our resort.
The Turtle’s Nest at the Resort had 3 Happy Hours during the day (12 -1, 4-6, and I believe 9-10). I never made it to the late night Happy Hour so I’m not sure it the time is accurate. Although I am typically not a drinker (1 drink in the last 12 months), I became quite fond of their Miami Vice’s. The kids liked the virgin Miami Vice’s and the non alcoholic Banana Daiquiris. The bartender did not skimp on the alcohol for our drinks.
The workout facility had enough equipment to put together an adequate workout. The machines and weigh equipment were all Cybex, and in excellent condition. A personal trainer was available, at no cost, to assist the guests, and offer advice.
There are many more things I could say about the Resort, and the beach, but my trip report is already too long. We were pleased overall, and if we ever decide to purchase another timeshare, it will be at the Costa Linda in Aruba.
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- Also Known As:
- Costa Linda Beach Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
- Hotel Costa Linda Beach
- Costa Linda Aruba
- Costa Linda Beach Resort Aruba/Palm - Eagle Beach