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“Amazing sunsets, great romantic getaway!” 5 of 5 stars
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Aruba Beach Villas
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   462 L.G. Smith Blvd, Malmok Beach, Aruba   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Malmok Beach
Midland, Texas
1 review
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“Amazing sunsets, great romantic getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My fiance and I stayed in room S-3 and it was a perfect for the two of us. Sitting on our ocean front balcony and watching the sunsets over the beautiful Caribbean was amazing. Or you can walk a few feet across the street to the beach, bring a chair and watch the sunset. Very quiet, secluded and away from all the high rise hotels, which is exactly what we were looking for. The room was clean, and the kitchenette was great. We bought groceries, had lunch in the room almost every day, and also cooked a few dinners. It was very nice to have that option. The pool is also nice and never crowded.
However, I would suggest renting a car if you stay here. We got a great deal on a car for a week at the airport and it was great to get up everyday and have the freedom to drive anywhere on the island. Shopping malls, restaurants, and casinos are just a short drive away. There is a bus stop right across the street from the Villas too.
The only negative aspect about the trip that was beyond the Villas control was the mosquitoes. If you plan on visiting in the winter months make sure to have bug spray! I was told by the manager that the prime time to visit is January through June, so we vacationed during the off season. Also, Hurricane Sandy brought some rain to the island which definitely attracted them.
If you are looking for a quiet, low-key, totally relaxing vacation, the Aruba Beach Villas is the place to stay! We will definitely be back to stay in the S-3!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maryland, US
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

We had a wonderful family vacation in Aruba! Aruba Beach Villas was a perfect choice for us. We could walk to the windsurfing/kitesurfing activies, to the great snorkeling areas or to the strip of hotels and shopping. My favorite part was the panaramic view of the coastline from our room. We stayed in the 2 bedroom unit with ocean view, S-4. It had a clean, well maintained kitchen that we enjoyed fixing fresh meals in and ate sitting on our ocean view porch. The sunsets were beautiful. So if you want more than a hotel room on a crowded beach this would be a great choice.

Room Tip: I would recommed the ocean view units!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We stayed at the Aruba Beach Villas for the second time and we loved it! This is really the place to be when you are looking for total relaxation and the perfect getaway on the tropical island of Aruba. The ocean views from our apartment (we had an ocean view balcony!) were unique, the sunsets were just amazing. All high rise hotels (Marriot, Hyatt, Radisson, etc..) and palm beach shopping malls are very close by car but sometimes we also walked to enjoy the nice caribbean panorama's. If you are looking for really good restaurants on the island I would recommend asking Phil (the owner of the resort), he can give you some good advise how to find the best restaurants in town. We loved in particular wacky wahoo's (for seafood) and Gaucho's for the best steaks.

Room Tip: Consider booking a room with ocean view so can enjoy the amazing sunsets from your own terrace.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We visit Aruba often and Aruba Beach Villas is always our choice to stay at, the staff makes you feel at home, the rooms are clean and well maintained. The ocean is right in front of you with no hectic large hotel atmosphere.Our kids enjoyed the Kayaks and snorkels that they provided to us. It's also close to the best shops and casinos of the island. Ask Phill for the best places to dine he is always a great help. We will definitely keep Aruba Beach Villas as our second home in Aruba.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palatine, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

My husband, 4 year old daughter and I stayed here for ten nights in April/May 2012. This is a mixed review that I believe is not entirely the fault of Aruba Beach Villas -- just some aspects of our stay did not work for us.

Here's what we loved about Aruba Beach Villas: absolutely phenomenal unobstructed view; the fact that we were close to everything but away from the densely populated high rise resort area; a spacious place to stay at a very reasonable price; clean room with daily housekeeping so that we always had fresh towels and clean beach towels; the ocean was only steps away and we could walk the road along the shore every morning and get to it quickly; the fact that we had a kitchen where we could prepare breakfast and some meals, thus saving time with a hungry little one, and money.

Here's what we didn't like about the place: once it rained, the mosquitoes were terrible and we could no longer sit outside on our nice patio, however at the beach and near the other high rise resorts we sat outside all day and ate dinner at night without being bitten (maybe since the villas are in a low-lying area with lots of water -- basically near a swampy area that kind of smelled after it rained a lot); there is no security like at a high rise, so we were kind of on our own and while staying there a break-in occurred to the villa next door that was deadbolted -- that kind of had us on edge for the next couple of nights, we were told it was a rare occurrence, but still, when traveling with a small child, safety is a big concern and we might opt for a place where someone is around 24/7; the pool wasn't very clean; the windsurfing equipment (the boards) were outdated, probably fine for beginners, but my husband after a few days went down to Vela to rent and had much more success windsurfing with what they had.

So overall, we had a really enjoyable time, but for us, we're not sure it was the best fit. If you can live with all of the above, then this might be a good fit for you!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sandnes, Norway
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We enjoyed 10 days at the Aruba Beach Villas, located in a comfortable distance from the hotel area and whitin a walking distance to the peaceful Arash beach and the California Lighthouse.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Great people, clean and friendly atmosphere all in a cozy setting looking out over the water... This place is right down past the Marriot and a short walk to any of the shops and restaurants. The place is clean and well maintained and picture perfect for sunsets from the deck. I have made it my passion to go back every year now for almost 10 years! You can get a room overlooking the water or save some money and hang out on the deck which gives you the same view. Try it and you will love it and go back every year like me...

Room Tip: If you want to save a few bucks get a room in back but enjoy the ocean view from the community deck...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aruba Beach Villas

Address: 462 L.G. Smith Blvd, Malmok Beach, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Malmok Beach
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Malmok Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aruba Beach Villas 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aruba's best kept secret, 31 private villas just half a mile past the Marriott with ocean sunset views. Choose ocean, courtyard or poolside units, studios, one or two bedroom, all with white tiled floors, tropical fabrics, kitchenettes, hot showers, maid service, air conditioning, cable TV, cell phone, Wi-Fi internet, kayaks, snorkel, all included. Flowering gardens surrounded by palm trees. ... more   less 
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