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Renaissance Island

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Ranked #14 of 94 Attractions in Aruba
Type: Islands
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

The adult beach had some of the best snorkeling we found, that you didn't need a boat, or a long drive to get to. The flamingos were awesome. It could get a little crowded, and sometimes it was hard to find a shady spot, and if you get too close to the mangroves, the mosquitos could get pretty bad, I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The beach is nice and the flamingos are pretty cute. But beware sunset on the island. The mosquitoes are relentless and even with layers of bug spray they were attaching themselves ten at a time. We attended a wedding on the island so we were there long enough that we saw the mosquitoes disappear after the sun goes down but... More

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Munich, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

We were so excited about Renaissance Island, that this was the first thing we visited when we got in Aruba. And we were not disappointed! Flamingo beach is simply wonderful and relaxing! The only contra in my opinion is that the cocktails we bought at the bar were not that good. But that should not be a problem! Try the... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What a place to be - great staff, amazing view of the pool and the ocean, clean surroundings and a total great package.

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Houston, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

There's a families side (Iguana) and an adults only side (Flamingo). Enough said. There's an excellent restaurant on the island and I had one of the best grouper sandwiches there.

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The Island is the only reason to stay at the Renaissance. That said, it's a heck of a compelling reason. We ventured to Eagle Beach one morning only to turn right around and head right back to the Renaissance. Now, I'm not sure you can truly enjoy Aruba without a private beach.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The island has two private beaches, one for adults only. there are some 10 flamingos there which go eat off your hand. They also feed the Iguanas at noon and we saw much larger ones than on the main island. really worth while attraction. Pity you have to be a guest of the hotel!

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Without a doubt, Renaissance Island is the reason we have returned to the Renaissance resort for 3 years. The hotel itself is nice but the beach is spectacular. The beach is divided into two sides - Iguana Beach is the family friendly side and has a restaurant ( one of the better food venues of the resort) as well as... More

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Short boat ride from the hotel to the island. The island is beautiful and while we were there was not crowded at all. You could get chairs in any area you wanted at any time of the day. There is a bar, a restaurant, and a small shop on the island. Lots of iguanas and flamingos on the adult side.... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Loved being able to feed and take pictures with pink flamingos. The bar/ restaurant is on the family side, if you're on the adult side it's a walk for drinks, but there are waiters that will bring them to you. Beautiful beaches. great place to spend a day.

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