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“Great beach! Beautiful water!!! Quiet and relaxing.”

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Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
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“Great beach! Beautiful water!!! Quiet and relaxing.”
Reviewed August 4, 2009

We just returned from the Manchebo Beach Resort and our first trip to Aruba. We had a wonderful time with one exception which I'll get to later. My husband and I traveled with our teenage daughter. The beach and the Caribbean Sea at the Manchebo can't be beat! The sand was soft and white and clean. The water was clear and beautiful and just made for bobbing around. Constant breeze in Aruba keeps the humidity down and bugs away. We had two rooms which connected to each other on the second floor. Room 30 has a king bed, room 29 has two double beds, each have fridge, microwave, coffee maker and coffee, flat screen tvs, small balcony. Both have a limited view of the ocean through palm trees and the bar area and a large pavilion. Request ocean view rooms on the right side of the hotel if you are facing the front of the hotel. That side has a better view. The rooms were nothing special but very clean and totally bug-free. The staff was quite nice and pleasant and Joan, our housekeeper, kept our room clean and stocked with towels which is a plus for my daughter and me. We had breakfast by the pool every morning ($9.95 US for eggs, breakfast meat, small amount of potatoes, toast/croissants, coffee, juice, fruit dish). I wish the waitresses would bring the check faster when we are done eating. We had to ask for it every time and we wasted valuable beach time sitting there waiting. Minor complaint. Lunch was good at the beach bar. Two can share a sandwich and be happy. As I said, the beach is clean and beautiful and peaceful. Our teen daughter was bored as there are no water activities at Manchebo but they are nearby. Very relaxing for us older types. Great jet skiing, kiteboarding, wind surfing, parasailing close to hotel. Some topless sunbathers on the beach. No big deal. Large group of European travelers took up every chair and umbrella at the pool and bar every day. Not enough pool chairs. Pool is nothing special but clean. Happy hour every day from 5 to 7 with 2 for 1 drinks. One big complaint I had was the water pressure in the bathroom showers. It was non-existent. After a full day of sun, sand, sea and sunscreen, you want a refreshing shower. As my daughter said, "It was the worst shower of my life!" Too true! The Manchebo is nicely located in that it is between O'stad and the high-rise hotel area. We rented a car from Hertz (Hertz always is so quick and easy!) right across from the airport (just walk over with your bags) and we went to a different restaurant for dinner every night. The prices were not too bad ($15 and up for dinner) considering what a small island Aruba is and everything is shipped in. We enjoyed pizza at Casa Tua in high-rise area, great filet mignon at Tulip (easy to miss, next to Chalet Suisse), great ribs at Iguana Joe's in O'stad. Wonderful outdoor dining everywhere due to the constant breeze keeping the bugs and humidity away. A rental car is a must as we have no patience waiting for a bus. That being said, I would only go sightseeing via a tour after our rental car was broken in to. Here's what happened: We decided to take our own tour of the island following a Fodor's tour book. We stopped at a high point near Seroe Colorado (near Baby Beach) and got out of the car to take pictures of the cliffs and the waves hitting the cliffs. Our daughter stupidly left her beach bag under some towels on the back seat while we went to the cliff's edge. The place was totally deserted and we were only away from the car 10 minutes. When we got back to the car we found the rear door window smashed and her bag was stolen. Glass was everywhere in the car. We were devastated as we never had anything like this happen to us before and we are New Yorkers! Her bag had her brand new IPOD in it and her spending money and passport. We quickly cleaned up the glass and got out of there fast as we now felt like we were being watched and we felt vulnerable to violence. As we traveled down the road back toward San Nicholas, we saw her wallet and passport in the middle of the road. The thieves took her cash, makeup, IPOD and bag but luckily tossed the passport. Hertz rental car was great about it. They immediately switched our car for a different one and didn't charge much for the broken window since we stupidly had declined the insurance. (We added insurance onto the 2nd rental car. Not taking any more chances! When we returned our rental car at the end of our vacation, we heard the Hertz lady tell a new customer that they now require renters to take the insurance even though it does not say that on the Hertz website. I'm not sure if they made him buy the insurance because the man had a bad driving record or if it because of car break-ins, car accidents, etc. on the island). After that we didn't venture away from the nicer side of the island. Afterwards, many locals told us San Nicholas is the nasty side of the island which you travel through to get to Baby Beach. Wish we knew that first. So that is why I would only tour the island with an official tour company from now on and my daughter learned a valuable lesson about thieves that she will remember forever. All the stores in Aruba take U.S. dollars and you can drink the water without any problems so that is a plus. Don't panic when you see prices shown in florins. Just divide the price in half and add 10 percent to get U.S. dollars (as of July 2009). Stores close too early in the evening in Aruba. Most tourists want the beach by day and shopping at night. Manchebo resort is quiet and relaxing. Many people told us the high-rise area beaches were crowded and you couldn't get beach chairs under a palapa and you were sitting right on top of each other. We never had that problem at the Manchebo. Parking was never a problem anywhere we went either. I'm not sure if we were in Aruba during a quiet time or if other factors were at work to reduce tourism. Despite our car break-in, we had a great time and we would return to Aruba and to the Manchebo!

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Reviewed July 29, 2009

We were married at Manchebo on June 10. Lissy Lampe (the planner who works with Manchebo) is amazing and takes care of EVERYTHING. Nyoka arranged for our reception food, and Vivian worked with us on the rooms. (Angela with Bella Photography was a pro and DJ Tino was fantastic too!). The resort is clean and the staff is friendly and very helpful. It's not ultra modern but the beach is so quiet and expansive. There is always a lounge chair and space to have to yourself.

We moved to the Amsterdam Manor after our wedding and we REALLY missed the peace of Manchebo and the comfort. The food is great, we especially liked the lunch and dinner options and the drinks are nice and served beachside as well. We had several guests stay at Manchebo and loved it. We highly recommend it for a vacation stay and if you're looking to get married in Aruba, Manchebo and Lissy are fantastic choices.

Also, Kevin was the hardest worker and always friendly and eager to help! It seemed like he never had a day off, but he always had a smile on his face and never complained about working in the hot sun.

The staff service was also amazing! They helped with anything we asked and did so in a very friendly way. We never encountered one rude person during our stay at Manchebo like we did sporatically throughout the island.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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Sammy032
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa is a lovely hotel, and staying there gives you a lot of "bang for your buck." It is on a quiet, gorgeous beach, where you can find a private spot all your own-- nothing like the crowded, loud beaches near the high rise. The staff is exceptional in its desire to assist with making reservations and ensuring that your stay is a comfortable and relaxing one. Truly, everyone, from the concierge and bellhop to the bartenders and maids were kind and friendly and happy to help out. The rooms are somewhat spare, but it did not matter to us because we wanted to spend our money on a great beach and good meals. We'd definitely recommend this for a couple celebrating an anniversary (which we did) or just wanting to get away. Seems like it would be a good place for families, though, too. Wonderful value. Fantastic people. We'd love to return soon!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Chesapeake Beach, MD
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Reviewed July 26, 2009

My husband and I visited Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa for our honeymoon June 29-July 6. We stayed in room 48 on the second floor, a beautiful ocean view room! The staff at Manchebo was so friendly and helpful, the rooms were spotless and the beach was the best on Aruba. If you're looking for a hotel with modern, large rooms Manchebo may not be the best location for you. However, if you are looking for a spectacular beach with plenty of space and plenty of palapas along with very friendly staff and good food then Manchebo is the place for you! My husband and I went back and forth between the Manchebo and the high-rise area, after visiting the high-rise while on our honeymoon we are THRILLED that we chose Manchebo.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2009

The combination of the Manchebo being on a big quiet beach & the outdoor spa makes this the perfect vacation for me. Plus there's the bonus of the large friendly staff, the great French SteakHouse, the excellent breakfast food & beautiful bar / lunch area.

William from New York

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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Arlington, VA
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Reviewed July 13, 2009

We were married at Manchebo on June 19. This was our 2nd trip to Aruba and had stopped by Manchebo our first trip for lunch and a massage. Lissy Lampe (the planner who works with Manchebo) is amazing and takes care of EVERYTHING....really...EVERYTHING. Nyoka arranged for our reception food, and Vivian worked with us on the rooms. (Angela with Bella Photography was a pro and DJ Tino was fantastic too!). The resort is clean and the staff is friendly and very helpful. It's not ultra modern but the beach is so quiet and expansive. Very family friendly, but relaxing if you're on a more romantic trip.
We were given a few days by my husband's family at the Westin after our wedding and we REALLY missed the peace of Manchebo and the comfort. (So much we went back for a massage and mud treatment at the spa...so nice!) The food is great there (several options...nothing fancy but good) and the drinks are nice and served beachside as well. We had several guests stay at Manchebo and loved it. We highly recommend it for a vacation stay and if you're looking to get married in Aruba, Manchebo and Lissy are fantastic choices.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 10, 2009

If you’re looking for sand and sun, Manchebo Resort is the place to go. There is plenty of space on the beach. The strand resembles an ivory velvety blanket, and the water is as clear as diamonds. If you’re looking for fun and food, there are better places on the island, and you’ll find them. The service displays the whole spectrum of human behaviors. From cranky to happy to service you, you’ll encounter them all. The resort looks like as if a Club Med architect never could made up his mind. It’s a seldom concoction of faux Versailles, Tuscan piazzetta, and Polynesian Tiki huts, all of the late sixties. The rooms are the style Willy Loman must have experienced as he traveled the country as a salesman.
But then again, the beach is…..Priceless.
P.S. On a personal note. Be prepared to be verbally assaulted by Dutch low life’s looking to ruin your day.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Address: J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 55, Palm - Eagle Beach 99999, Aruba
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Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Palm - Eagle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#5 Family Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
#8 Business Hotel in Palm - Eagle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The ultimate Caribbean vacation experience begins at our intimate, 2-story boutique resort located on the shores of majestic Eagle Beach, an ideal place for romantic and rejuvenating getaways. The Deluxe Ocean and Deluxe Garden View Rooms offer attention to details and amenities, including spa-like bathrooms offering a rain/waterfall shower. The wellness experience includes a beach-side exotic Caribbean-Balinese style spa offering a variety of massages, body treatments as well as yoga & Pilates classes and fitness room. Optional premium fully a-la-carte all-inclusive program available featuring Ike's Bistro, The Chophouse and Omakase Sushi Bar. ... more   less 
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