Hi...just returned from an 8 night stay. Rented Apartment A...outside stairs to huge terrace....about 36 x 20 feet...bigger than my daughters NY apartment...well equipped outside kitchen....nice for entertaining at night...very clean...bedroom was also very large...with big bathroom including walk in shower...Location is best of all.... need a car for sure, but at the extreme North end of the island. Lots of traffic during the day...tours going to California Lighthouse, but after six...the neighborhood is a ghost town....almost zero traffic...great water pressure...excellent water quality...our daily routine...breakfast ...lounge...a "long" 75 step to the best snorkeling beach...must be because 8-10 tour ships visit both morning and afternoon...back for lunch...reading or groceries...Super Foods is about a ten minute drive away... Afternoon our big seven minute hike to Arashi Beach...gorgeous...(no snorkeling)...just water bobbing...felt sorry for all the nearby hotel tourist who has to schlep all their gear and take a bus, while we just...sauntered on...Drove around the island and couldn't find a better location...Very hot...your 12 degrees North of the Equator so the sun is about 125 feet away...or so it felt...breezing almost windy most of the time, but it is really needed...Aruba is a desert island, so don't expect anything lush, in fact kinda ugly (sorry Arubians)...with the exception of the Caribbean Sea...WOW!
It was our first time in Aruba. This quaint, well maintained, perfectly located, nicely equipped apartment A was perfect for us. It is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the busy parts of town, that it was nice and quiet. But yet still close enough to easily get to restaurants, shopping and grocery. We enjoyed the charming atmosphere and we certainly felt comfortable. We specifically liked outdoor cooking and dining area. The grounds were beautiful, the rooms very clean and located just a 10 seconds walk to the Boca Catalina beach. The area beaches are not known to most tourists so they were never crowded and it's like having your own private beach. There is traffic going to the light house and northern shore but it isn't a bother. Veronika and Viola are great hosts, and available for assistance if needed. We had a perfect vacation and will be back next year.