First of all, thank-you to Arias and his family at Club Arias for making this a very memorable vacation! You guys are amazing!
We were picked up by Arias (himself) at the airport on Saturday night. We were instantly made welcome and felt right at home (and we hadn't even arrived at the hotel yet). We were amazed when we arrived at Club Arias. The grounds were beautifully designed and layed out around 2 pools. The rooms were cozy and well air conditioned. We were able to keep busy, taking full advantage of the pool, foosball table, pool table, and dart board in the commons area. We were introduced to Gabrial, who owned the restraunt on site. He cooked us phenominal meals every day.
This isn't a 5 star high-rise hotel. If you are looking for that, go to the other end of the island. This is a quaint, family run B&B, where the owners go completely out of their way to make you want to come back to Aruba time and time again. Arias was more than helpful getting us settled in, and helping us to explore the island. Being right in front of the mini-bus stop, we were able to take the public transportation, meet locals, eat at local restraunts, whilst saving a small fortune on car rentals and taxi cabs.
Visit Aruba, stay with Arias, explore the less touristy side of the Island, eat the local fare, and as Arias says, "experience the REAL Aruba".
Thanks Again Arias, We'll see you again soon!