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We stayed at the Renaissance Ocean Suites! There were 4 of us: my husband and I stayed in the bedroom (very comfortable), my son stayed on a cot in the living room, and my daughter on the pull-out couch! We had an amazing time and love it here... it is our 11th time coming as a family, and we have never experienced better service. The Renaissance boats you out to their private island. We were happy to see Rigoberto was still running the boats, and Vanni was still working at the island. Vanni is full of knowledge about the creatures that live on the island, and will occasionally pick up a lizard/iguana for you to pet! We absolutely love the island, and there is so much to do for the kids: iguanas, snorkeling, flamingos, colorful fish, wonderful food, and great service! Additionally there is a gym and beach tennis court! I am celiacs, and am highly allergic to wheat. The concierge here at the Ocean Suites hotel has always seen to my needs. Additionally, the Renaissance private island restaurant and bar, Papagayo, makes my dietary needs their top priority, and always make sure I am happy and safe with my food. The pool at the Ocean Suites is wonderful. My son really enjoyed playing bingo at 4 each afternoon, and winning free drink tickets! The breakfast place Aquarius is full of loving people who have gone above and beyond to ensure we were all happy and healthy. Betty, Juana, Dorothy, and Dora are some wonderful faces to see there! I would highly recommend visiting this wonderful island! The weather is always wonderful, the water always warm, and the people always welcoming!
The location is perfect. The famous Flamingo beach is in 5 minutes boat ride from the hotel, the boats are available for the hotel guests only. Every 15 minutes you can take a boat to the Flamingo or Iguana beaches. Both are amazing. The personnel is nice and friendly. Flamingos are nice and friendly, you can enjoy feeding them.
We shared our room with friends, they had the pull out couch (very uncomfy) and we had the bedroom (very comfy). The room is great and the views are to die for. The pool area is fantastic, with the bar pool and plenty of seating for everyone. We found the staff to be quite helpful.
We stayed at the Renaissance Marina hotel October 30th thru November 4th. This was our first trip to the island of Aruba. We had amazing weather all week. I will start with the island, there are two sides of the island. There is one side where you can see the flamingos which is the adult side; exception to this is between the hours of 9-10ish when children are allowed on this beach to visit with the flamingos, and there is the other side, where you will find the restaurant and the beach supply shack where you get towels, or can rent equipment (at an additional cost) to use for the day. The beaches are clean, the sand is beautiful, there are plenty of places to sit and you don't have to worry about having a chair or a shady spot at any point throughout the day. The flamingos are great, as well the iguanas that are quite friendly and you can hand feed. The restaurant has yummy food and a decent lunch selection. Oh, also there is a little beach bar on the flamingo beach as well. But keep in mind that anytime you are ordering a beer or a drink your dropping a $20, unless you go all inclusive which they will pitch to you at check in. It's an additional $140 per person per day. We did not go all inclusive. We did however fall in love with Balashi, arubas own signature beer. It is honestly the best beer I have ever had and I so wish I could have brought a case home. Than being said, I did my research ahead of time reading other people's reviews, to sort of curb the cost we did what a few others recommended, before we left we bought a collapsible cooler and brought it with us. When we got to Aruba we went to the supermarket (only open from 10am to 7pm) and picked up a case of balashi. Each day we filled up our cooler with ice and beer and took the boat over to the island. Prob saved us at least $400 doing it that way (NO LIE). The supermarket has everything you would need honestly. They accept American money and give you American change back. Now to my favorite part about the island. We brought our own snorkels and masks. Everyday I'm pretty sure we snorkeled right off the beach for at least 5 or 6 hours. IT WAS AWESOME! No need to do an excursion, the beautiful fish are right there. Note: there are a lot of Barracuda!! More than most would realize. They didn't bother us but we weren't wearing anything shiny. We saw also saw an octopus. Second note: we did snorkel over to the other side of the rocks, it's choppy out there from the wind and we really didn't see anything different than what was on the beach side of the rocks. Third note: Aruba is clothes optional...I'm just gonna leave it at that. 😂😂😂😂The hotel is pretty cool. It's on a high end mall, which I think pulls in the people from the cruise ships, but it was never crowded. The bar is nice as well as the pool. Happy hour is everyday from 4:30-6pm. There is Always music playing and it's a pretty cool spot to watch the sun go down. Service was alright. We tip pretty well so they were kind to us. Do. It's that EVERYwHERE has an additional service charge that apparently is NOT their tip. Even at the restaurants. So be ready to what I would consider almost leaving a double tip. There is also a service charge everyday on your room btw, ours was $18 daily. We still tipped the maids because we weren't sure it they got any of that when everything was said and done. Our room did not have a microwave. Just a tiny fridge. No big deal. I thought it would have one but I may have been wrong. We didn't even ask about it anyways. The bEd was very comfy. The room was clean. Shower was warm. We had plenty of soap and supplies, next time I won't worry about packing anything extra. There's a hair dryer in the room. We ate at all the restaurants that are a 2 min walk away. We went to driftwood our last night and it was delicious! Everywhere has the catch of the day which I would highly recommend! Wood fire grill was also great! We hit up the casino and won a couple hundred bucks. Now, my only drawback would be that this resort turns into a club on Friday night. Like a rave club. With drunken, sloppy people everywhere. It was hard to watch the way people were behaving, and I'm sorry to say it but it's the truth, it seems like that behavior is encouraged. Someone puked in the elevators (BOTH) which was. It pleasant to have to ride in at all. So be prepared to see some interesting things happen if you are there for the weekend. Other than that, we had a blast. We will be back. Oh, one more thing, watch the charges on your credit card. I had 3 separate holds placed on my account and it took about 11 days for them to finally come off.
My husband and I stayed at the Renaissance Ocean Suites from Nov 11-21 and I have to say that we were so impressed! Great hotel, amazing restaurants and bars, and the most lovely staff members. The private island with the oh so cool flamingos was a lot of fun, and felt like a free excursion everyday! The pool bar was also one of our favourite hang out spots! Rudmar at the bar was the best! Always remembered our names, what we liked to drink, and our room number when we couldn’t! He was always so happy and ready to make our experience amazing! All the staff at the bar were very attentive and happy to make you whatever you fancied! So many options for amazing food at the bars and restaurants! We were never disappointed with anything we tried! When we return to Aruba (and we definitely plan to!) we will be staying at the Renaissance Ocean Suites! We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing vacation!
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If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
All Inclusive Option:
- Unlimited premium brand beverages
- Daily American Breakfast or buffet breakfast
- Daily a la carte or buffet lunch and dinner
- One time dinner show package at L.G. Smith's Steak & Chop House followed by the "Lets Go Latin Show" at the Crystal Theatre
- Free entrance to Aruba Panorama
- Use of The Patamingo Kids Club
- Use of non-motorized watersports on Renaissance Island
Breakfast Plan also available:
- $150CDN per person, per week. $80CDN per child, per week. Children 5 & under are free. Full American Breakfast daily. Must be reserved at time of booking.
- 558 rooms
- 15 restaurants, including: 2 BBQ/Grills
- 6 bars, including: Swim-up bar
- 3 pools, 1 adults only
- Fitness Centre
- Water sports centre
- Beauty salon
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Internet access
- Business centre
- Casino on site
- Renaissance Island- a 40 acre private island exclusively for the use of hotel guests. Complimentary water taxis are provided. Facilities on the island include a spa, watersports, fitness room, tennis and a bar and grill. Flamingo Beach is adults only.
Resort room ( adults 18+ only), island or hotel atrium view with French balcony:
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 full bathroom
- Telephone with voice mail
- Air conditioning
- Cable and satellite television
- Hair dryer
- Clock radio
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe
- Internet access
- Iron and ironing board
- Located in the Renaissance Marina Hotel
- Max occupancy 2 adults
Island Suite, marina or park view with balcony or terrace, same as above with:
- 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size sofabed
- Wet bar
- Separate living area
- Max occupancy 4
Other room classes also available.
Kids stay free - Kids 0-17 yrs stay free under the Breakfast Plan when sharing with 2 full paying adults and using existing bedding year round. Under the AI add-on, children 0-12 yrs stay and eat free year round.
For the Kids - Mini-Club Available for a fee. Babysitting Available for a fee.
Bonus Features - Use of island express to and from Renaissance Island daily. Adult and children's activities and entertainment.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
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- Hotel Contacts
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L G Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad Aruba
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
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