Karen P.

Apr 27, 2014

We just got back from our 1st visit to Aruba. We were a Family of 8 ranging from 2 yrs-83 yrs old. We had a great time. This house is great-spacious ,fully- equipped with all your vacation needs and perfect location centrally located on the island. We think our beach was the best-very unique in the mangroves and private. We had excellent meals at Maria Piratas(down the street),Zeerovers(fun local hangout),B-55s,Papiamentos(expensive) and La Grandja(cheap family style).The homemade ice cream is yummy at The House of Cakes. Barracuda was delicious and we grilled Mahi Mahi at home.We went to Baby Beach and Eagle Beach but they were too crowded for us. We went to the caves in the National Park ,hiked the Hooiberg and had the best time snorkeling with SeaBobs-Highly recommend this-they will pick you up at The Ritz. I recommend not renting from Avis-they didn't have a van for us that was reserved and confirmed and they were very rude .Don't take any valuables or keep them with you at all times. No good Souvenir shopping but most of the Arubans are very friendly and speak an assortment of languages. Marie is very sweet and Debbie is very helpful with information. I would recommend taking a road map-streets aren't well marked. I got a good one on Amazon. This is a great house to stay .We were so thankful we didn't stay in the high or low rise area-very congested. Thanks Debbie and Steve for opening up your beautiful home to us. The Phillips Gang