We stayed at the Marriot the first time we went to Aruba for our honeymoon. We found sunset for our second trip and decided to give it a try. We can't believe we thought Aruba was a great time at Marriot. This place blew it out of the water. It is much more private and quiet than the high rise area, yet just as safe. The ocean is directly across the beach and Boca Catalina is a 18 second (yes we timed it) car ride down the street where there are free palapas. We went snorkeling there nearly every day. The owners were available all day long to answer any question or help make reservations.