Dec 8, 2012
This was our first time visiting Aruba. We arrived at the house about an hour after landing and immediately felt like we were home. First we explored the house and chose our bedrooms, all with private bathrooms which was a big plus. Everything we could possibly need was there. The housekeeper stopped by shortly after our arrival and helped to acclamate us to where things were. She was very sweet and helpful. We walked across the road and down to the beach and stayed there until the sun set. Our first night we went to the Marina Pirata Restaurant down the road and each had an extarordinary meal. My husband loves Conch and said his was the best he had ever tasted. Sheila was our waitress and went out of her way to create a special sauce for our friend. We also visited 2 other restaurants which included Flying Fishbone & Madame Jeanette's. The meals at the other two restaurants were tasty and the atmosphere very nice but Marina Pirata gets AAA+ for the food. The beach across the road was great for snorkeling and sunbathing. Baby Beach was another great snorkeling & swimming beach. Eagle Beach and the beach located by the California Lighthouse were also beautiful. The white sand and crystal clear blue water just made us so relaxed. We arrived at the beaches around 9:30 AM and stayed until around 3 PM and when we arrived back to the house we were all so relaxed we didn't want to leave. We cooked on the grill the other nights and just had amazing relaxing meals on the front porch watching the sun set over the ocean. One night we went into the main town and explored the shops and ate at Iguana Joe's and listened to great music.My husband, brother and another friend found a nice, little bar in Saveneta named Charlie's and they learned lot of history about the island from Charlie, the owner. All three couples have agreed they would like to go back next year but think we should go for 2 weeks. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. It was absolutely amazing.