The hotel is very unique, updated, and ultra cool. The location is right in the heart of downtown ARUBA and conveniently located to great restaurants and shopping. The pool overlooks the marina, with a great ocean view. The staff at the bar, restaurants, and tour desk were very friendly. The house keeping staff was great. The rooms are small and not luxurious at all, in comparison to hotels in the same category. The private island was nice, but somewhat of an inconvenience. There was always plenty of room at the private beach, plenty of chairs, etc. But, it is located right next to the airport, so you continually hear & see the planes landing and taking off. This was our first visit to ARUBA. We really enjoyed our trip, it was great and relaxing. However, if we return we will probably choose to stay at one of the high rise resorts with direct access to the ocean.