This is our last night at Aruba Bed & Beach. We are sorry to be leaving. We had such a great time here! Karin and Luis were very nice, and really thought of everything you would need for a little beach house. Essentially, we were in a second unit/granny flat, with our own private patio and lounge area, one shaded, one not for sunning. The unit was tile floor, full AC, lots of windows, came stocked with full kitchen (except, no oven, just a toaster oven, which was very handy for bagels in the morning). And Karin provided different spices and all necessary cooking supplies if you wanted to cook. It was also nice that they provided mosquito spray and snorkel equipment, and lounge chairs and loungers in case we wanted to take them to the beach! We felt like we were really getting the feel for Aruba and like we had our own little apartment.
Each day, we would have breakfast, pack up a picnic lunch and drive to a different beach or area of the island. One day we spent at the Spanish lagoon, across the street from our place so we didn't drive at all. The "steps to the sea" are so close, you can leave all your stuff at home and walk out in a bathing suit and walk into the water! Good swimming area, good snorkeling, and just beautiful views of the sunset.
Around ABB, there are a few restaurants we went to: B55 - really tasty, great service. Peanuts - food was good not great, but service was really bad. It took at least an hour and fifteen for our food to come out at Peanuts. By far the 2 best places we went to eat were: Gostoso and Wacky Wahoos. Also, we did the Green Zebra tom car tour, which is a good alternative to ATV or jeep, and a great way to see some sights in Aruba. The best snorkeling we found was in our own area, Mangel Halto/Spanish Lagoon!! We also went to Malmok, Baby Beach and Boca Catalina, which had fair snorkeling sights.
Regardless of where you stay in Aruba,I would recommend a car. It's so nice to be free to leave when you want to visit a beach or a restaurant. We got to explore a lot of different beaches, and it was a short drive to go to the north or south beaches from our location. we went to high rise district we saw people depending on taxis or proximity for choices and they did not seem to know the island very well, they just knew the area they were staying in. I guess it just depends whether you're an explorer or prefer to stay at one beach for a number of days.
The prepaid cell Karin provided also came in really handy, we knew we could call for directions whenever we needed. We also stocked up on breakfast and lunch items at Superfoods, which turned out to be great for picnics at the beach and breakfast...
Last, keep in mind this is not a resort hotel. If you are accustomed to more luxurious accomodations this may not be the place for you. But it's really very clean and nice and safe, and the location excellent. I would definitely return. Thank you to our wonderful hosts!
- Also Known As:
- Aruba Bed & Beach Pos Chiquito