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Renaissance Island

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Ranked #19 of 95 attractions in Aruba
Type: Islands
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Ashburn, Virginia
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is the perfect place to spend the day while visiting Aruba. My wife said it is like being on Gilligan's Island. If you are going to Aruba, plan on spending the day here. My wife and I traveled to Aruba a few years ago and, while this was on the itinerary, we never made it to this site. I'm... More

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Readington, New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

You need to stay at the hotel to have access. It is not worth the $100 to go for the day. I love that you don't need to bring anything to the island. The food and drink are fine. I would like to have brought my own beers.

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Redondo Beach, California
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249 reviews 249 reviews
27 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Not often that a hotel has its own, easily accessible, island. This was a super spot, with a nice bar/restaurant and cool swimming spots. The swimming areas are nicely protected from the surf and one is set for families and one for adults only. Check out the flamingos and the iguannas aplenty. Very cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This was an amazing stay! The staff was on point, courteous, and professional. Hubert, the front desk agent was very accomodating, especially with four kids under four years and a grand family of 12. Nelson, at the pool, treated us like family and was always in a positive mood. Also sanishta, was working so hard from the pool bar, to... More

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at the renaissance marina. Great location for shopping and is very close to several bars and restaurants. We were able to walk to pretty much everything. We did rent a car to get to the other side of the island near some of the other bigger hotels and casinos and attractions. The renaissance has a marketplace that includes... More

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Nieuwendijk, The Netherlands
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229 reviews 229 reviews
127 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

You can take a boat (duration about 10 minutes) from the Renaissance Marina hotel to the island that’s only accessible for hotel guests of for paying guests. One of the beaches is adults only, so that’s nice and quiet. Here you can enjoy the flamingos which are so tame that they will eat out of your hand (even if nothing... More

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Washington, DC
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My daughter really wanted to see flamingos on Aruba, and the only place that has flamingos is Renaissance Island. We weren't staying at the Renaissance, but for $99, my daughter and I went for the day (under 12 is free.) There are two small beaches with very calm water, because they are protected by a sea wall. One beach is... More

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Eastern PA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We enjoyed our time on Renaissance island while we were guests at the Renaissance Marina Hotel. Thankfully we were there when it was not crowded because although I very much like the concept of two seperate areas, the adult side has no restaurant and almost no shade. Not once did anyone of the wandering waitstaff approach us and ask of... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Had a wonderful day there, for 99$ they include 1 non motorized watersport, lunch, 1 drink and dessert. No mojitos because they didnt have any mint. When finishing our lunch they brought us a check with the dessert, although the front desk agent at the hotel assured us that it was included. after talking to the manager we they took... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

When they say think of a place I Picture lying at the shore and picture the soft waves covering me like a summer blanket.a beautiful boat ride leads,to this beautiful Island.mthe,flamingo await. More beautiful each year.the sand,so soft. But this year, an aberration from the,past which was the flies. No matter what we did, we were covered by them like... More

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