This resort is fantastic if you have no children, its a quiet resort, with a good beach. We found that other parts of the island have much better swimming and snorkeling. There are NO fish to see here. The pool and beach are small and crowded, but relaxing, and did find people sleeping at 4am at the huts to hold place. The rules and regulations are a little ridiculous, $25,00 per towel, and if you don't bring it/them back you are charged per towel. Staff at front desk are not helpful, slow, and really aren't motivated. We went down to Baby beach, to go snorkel and honestly a waste of time. The coral is dead here and have about a 15 ft stretch to see fish. The water was beautiful and shallow, good for smaller tykes, but current is tough, don't forget the charges here for chairs, umbrellas and floats. We didn't stay longer than 1 1/2 hours and we were bored.
We loved the Tortuga Bar and grill, and quite honestly the better food we had all week, and prices were the most reasonable anywhere on the island. Loved it !! Across the street at mini-mall was a little Caesars pizza- cheese pizza $38.00, Dunkin Donuts was close to the states prices, Alhambra casino, along with a piano bar and a few "I love Aruba" stores.
As an Adult, I was content and fine staying at this timeshare. Kids found it dull and boring. We had to go to high rise, and Oranjestad to have any action. We rented a car from ABC, $55.00 per day and was great for one day, and a $500 hold. A car is NOT needed here, but we rented one so we could see a little more than the basic taxi drops. From ABC to high rise is $8.00 a short 10 min trip. Stores do not open in Aruba till 10am if your lucky. If your an early riser forget it.
Aruba Beach Club, nice for adults, not kids. No amenities what so ever, just the basics. It would be nice if they coffee available for guests before 10am. No coffee supplied in room, either.
Three times daily they have happy drinking hour, which is nice. But really would have preferred the high rise area with the kids, so much more to see. Resorts are nicer, bigger, but very crowded. I gave Aruba overall a 7 of 10, with their dying coral, ect. And ABC for adults 8 of 10, and kids a 4 of 10.
NOT impressed with Aruba................
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dreaming of Paradise? Come and enjoy your next Caribbean Vacation at the Aruba Beach Club!! There's something for everyone at the Aruba Beach Club. Located directly on the beach, this family oriented time-sharing resort boasts an Olympic size swimming pool, children's facilities, tennis courts, outstanding friendly service, clean, well maintained suites and of course the fabulous beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Aruba Beach Club Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
- Aruba Beach Hotel
- Aruba Beach Resort
- Aruba Beach Club Palm - Eagle Beach