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Renaissance Island

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Great place for a MELLOW beach day

It's a great place for a mellow beach day. This isn't a place for water sports or good snorkeling, but it's super relaxing. There are iguanas on the family side and flamingos on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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East Bay, California
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East Bay, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's a great place for a mellow beach day. This isn't a place for water sports or good snorkeling, but it's super relaxing. There are iguanas on the family side and flamingos on the adult side. Lots of pelicans around, too. BRING MOSQUITO REPELLANT!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I went on a holiday to Aruba with my boyfriend and we read about Renaissance island being one of the main attractions. We were really disappointed and we felt like we wasted our money: once on the island we were told that that day snorkelling or kayaking or any activity was not possible (no explanation given, I suppose because it... More 

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New Romney, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is free for the guests of the Renaissance Hotel. We went on a half-price freebie so did not pay the expensive cost of visitors. Tickets are required. Collection is by motor launch from the centre of the Renaissance shopping mall. It gently manoeuvres through the mall and then speeds out to sea and the island which only takes about... More 

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Methuen, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My husband and I visited the Island on our recent honeymoon. We had an awesome day. From the minute the boat picked up in the lobby of the hotel , we were off to have an amazing day. My favorite part were the beautiful pink flamingos that roam the adults only beach. The wildlife is everywhere on the Island. It... More 

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Redondo Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Best little island off the best little island of Aruba. Took our grandkids here for the first time since we've been going to Aruba. They loved it ans much as we do.

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West Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We walked a short bit from the hotel and picked up the boat at the dock. A fun 7-10 minute boat ride that the kids loved later and we were docked on the island. To the right are the flamingos (which the kids loved to see) with adult only beach and to the left is the family beach and papagayo... More 

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We've stayed at the Renaissance Marina hotel (adults only, Ocean suites has family accommodations) for 9 consecutive years, and always use our Marriott points. Don't pay the rack rate, always looks for deals. The pro's inlcude a nice downtown location with private island beach via the boat shuttle that picks you up inside the mall below the hotel lobby that... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

Sun, sand, floating on the turquoise water, island cocktails and excellent service from Vivian, Nathallia, Silvano and Joenne. You made our day, thank you!

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Medfield, Massachusetts
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33 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

If you're a guest at the Renaissance, there is a free shuttle boat that takes you to this private island (7-7). The island is free for guests at the hotel.There are two sides, one for adults and one for families, and a nature trail. We went to the adult side for the quiet. We were able to get a palapa... More 

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jersey city
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great island and the boat ride to the island was great. You swim with too many fish, but it is an island so what can you say. You will find many iguanas and flamingos there. The restaurant wasn't that good but you have no other option.

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