I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this hotel. From the moment you check in, you feel relaxed and happy to be in Aruba. I booked an ocean front room and the views were beyond amazing. Make sure you do ask for a room away from the construction of the Ritz Carlton going on next door - I forgot to do that but they moved me to an amazing room after I realized my mistake! The adult pool is the place to find ultimate relaxation! The lounge chairs there are fantastic and the pool is as well. I liked the gym - it was sufficent for me but I was told they are going to revamp it as soon as they finish the one at the Marriott Vacation Club next door. There were plenty of places to eat on the property but also plenty of places to walk to right on the beach as well. This was my first time to Aruba and I plan on going back and staying at the Marriott again!