What a View!!!
This place was fantastic. The view over the ocean was beautiful from both of the private balconies. Being on the third floor allowed us to see over the palm trees and observe many ships in the distance coming into Oranjestad harbor. We spent many hours on the balconies in the constant warmth of the ever-present trade winds. The written description and photos on the website accurately depict the unit. The rooms are large and the bed was very comfortable. We found the kitchen to be fully equipped. All dishes, cookware, appliances, etc. were new and of high quality. The pool was beautiful. Our representative, Alan, was very friendly and helpful.
We rented a small car for the entire week. Alan coordinated the rental for us. It is easy to see much of the island in a week, since it is only about 20 miles long. Snorkeling at Baby Beach was great. Almost the entire Baby Beach snorkeling lagoon is less than five feet deep, which is great for first time snorkelers and terrible swimmers. The California Lighthouse and the island's north shore are also great destinations. Driving in Oranjestad was fun but challenging. Learn the traffic signs BEFORE driving in Oranjestad!
Eating dinners out is expensive, but worth it. We loved Screaming Eagle (within walking distance - try eating "in bed"), Flying Fishbone and Iguana Joe's.
We would definitely recommend this place to others. Unlike most of the high rise area hotels, it allowed us to eat our breakfasts and lunches "in", thereby saving our money for nice dinners out.
Families with Teenagers,
People with Disabilities,
Owner's Response: Thanks for another excellent review of our condo.
I'm happy to see independently confirmed that the photos and descriptions on the website "accurately depict the unit", because it is not easy to give an inquirerer a good and vivid feel of the condo and its surroundings just by using words and pictures through e-mail and on the website; one often have to experience it to really get the feel, but this review comes very close to doing it with just words!
This review underscores important highlights of the unit: balcony with panoramic ocean view, large spacious rooms, comfortable beds, fully equipped kitchen, beautiful pool, etc.
Further, this review not only adresses the unit, but also elaborates some more on restaurants in "walking distance" (one of several is the Screaming Eagle; just one block away), sightseeing highlights (Lighthouse, north shore, etc.) and vacational activities (e.g. snorkeling).
About the rental car: Eventhough the unit is literally just a few steps from the beach, and public transportation is just outside the gate - unless you want to simply relax and spend time swimmimg, suntanning or doing other beach activities - I always recommend renting a car to explore the island and to have extra mobility. We have a special arrangement for our guests with a local car rental company, and our guests are picked-up at the airport immediately after arrival of their flight, with their car waiting.
This is part of what we mean when we say: "We treat all our guests as special guests!"
And this also why guests (like these) start their review by saying...."fantastic!"
Helpful votes: 3/3
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