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Aruba Beach Villas
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Malmok Beach
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“WINDSURFING”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2013

A fantastic location, a few meters away from the beach -- the winds are off shore and you can have the most fantastic windsurfing experience. Sunsets are great, and if lucky, you might see the green flash.

The people at the site are very friendly with plenty of windsurfing equipment available all day.

This past February has been my 23th yearly - 10 day visit to Aruba Beach Villas, and I am looking forward to more to come.

Room Tip: choose a room facing the sea for fantastic sunsets -- inner rooms will be more economical
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank windsurfer w
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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brampton ontario
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

Heineken, Balashie, Amstel quench varied thirst for a brew. Rum, Cabernet, Chardonnay provide spirit or warming wine for capturing the suns setting hue. Tropical juices, Lemonade, Sparkling Water for a body filtered view. Wahoo, Crustacean Traps, Apple Flaps harvested and prepared for incredible menu. Coffee or Tea served to your desired proportion providing stimulation for endless pursuit in this alluring venue.

Linda Sue and Bob my jibing guru, Milan’s Emi and Mark’s Tammy capturing our descent as we flew, Silvia and Milt of charming southern virtue, Ray testing our vehicular keyless entry how-to, Betty Lou and Duck’s skill flying the largest sail within the crew, Dawn and Michael in full stride partaking in the beach walk for a gelato or two, Steve and Tom my departing chauffeur bidding adieu were all seasoned alumni in attendance during this past visit. Supported by many new faces sharing pleasant experiences on the sea and of the island for all it has to be. Nursing pleasantly tested bodies and glowing of cleansed souls, what magnificence. Swim with the fishes or cruise the blue highway with the turtles, it’s magical. Whether you are windsurfing, snorkeling, kayaking, island exploring or carnival dancing this satisfying base has a welcoming face.

It’s all here for the ability to decompress on island time while becoming absorbed into the spiritually lifting blue seas. Communicate any developing concern and resolution will appropriately follow raised reason. Phil, Marjan, Heydee and Miguel we thank you for your preparations and continuing efforts to please.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank happysnowman
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Regina, SK
Level Contributor
25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Spent 3 quiet nights in this accommodation. Rooms were very clean, staff at office were helpful. A car is a must. We tried the bus system for one day and at $2.30 to $2.50 U.S. (price depended on what change the driver felt you deserved) per person one way, no transfers, decided a car would serve us better. Also, the bus drivers did not want to drive to this hotel as it is out of the way. The $30 U.S. taxi ride to or from the airport goes a long way to paying for a car rental! The only downside to this villa is there are no restaurants or grocery stores within walking distance. I would stay here again but don't ever plan on going back to Aruba.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank cher4
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

I went to stay four nights with my wife and my 3 year old kid. Upon arrival the office was closed with a paper on the glass showing my room's location, which was unlocked. Outside the room there was a strong dead rat smell, and inside the floor was greasy and so full of Pine-Sol that we could not breath. The shower was moldy, the bathroom door was broken as well as the front glasses of the room. Finally we barely slept one night and the morning after ran away to a Holiday Inn, regardless of the $ 1,270 for the rest of the stay, which they did not give me back. This place is depressant.

Stayed February 2013
Helpful?
16 Thank Xavier S
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windsurfboy
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

I came to this resort primarily for the windsurfing. The rooms are clean and more than adequate, the front ocean view rooms have stunning sunset views. The kitchenettes are a real bonus as most of the restaurants are tourist oriented and IMO overpriced. See my restaurant reviews to follow. The Villas have a nice little swimming pool in the back, great for cooling off or relaxing in the sun.
There's a gazebo type bar in front that doesn't seem to have been used for some time. I'm sure a large enough group could take over the bar and terrace for a party providing you have a barrista.
The Villa receptionist is a charming and accommodating Dutch girl who knows the area and the hotel. well. Unlike the big chain hotels she'll know who you are, what your room is and will happily help you in making your stay enjoyable,
The windsurfing was consistent in the mid teens to high 20's wind velocity. Not much wave action as the breeze is offshore. The only negatives: plan on lugging the equipment across the road (60 ft away) and the down to the beach (another 60 ft.) and then another 50-80 ft out into the water to get enough depth. The shore in this section is primarily rock and coral so booties are a MUST.
The equipment is quite varied and should accommodate pretty much any level sailboarder. Just watch out for all the kiteboarders who are taking lessons just down the beach.
Enjoy and bring some serious suntan lotion.

Room Tip: The Ocean View rooms are great, the more remote ones at the far ends are the best or the rooms in ba...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank windsurfboy
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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
102 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

We endorse everything positive already written about this unique quiet spot only 10 mins walk to the action or a excellent bus service to town did not need a car. W/S equip well looked after and up to date plenty of choice, for me a seasoned sailor windsurfing in a strong offshore wind went against my instincts but the bay is shallow protected and has great rescue boats $20 a kick you have just been stupid free if its a equip brakage. Great place to learn I guess but a little frustrating in the gusting winds a kite surfers delight it seems. So yes a strong yes for me and thanks to all the staff who were friendly and helpful

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Kenneth M
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Groningen, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lovely hotel near the sea.
Large appartment and bathroom with new air conditioning.
Close by the sea.
Peaceful place.
Lovely pool.
Suiteble for role chair and scoot mobile.
Verry nice and friendly receptionist.
The place to be.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Theavdw
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Additional Information about Aruba Beach Villas

Property: 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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