We went to Aruba for our anniversary on December 28 and stayed for 7 Beautiful days! I found this condo on vacationrentals.com and called Cindy asking for more information. She was so helpful and answered all my questions, which were alot. We usually stay in timeshares
so this was something new for us. I had a good feeling about the place just through talking to her and the pictures she shared with us. The grounds were very clean and the guards at the gate were very helpful. The swimming pool was very inviting and relaxing. She had beach towels and chairs for us. You can take the chaise louge chairs to the beach which was very nice! The place we stayed was the 2 bedroom which was more space then we needed but was nice. The water is delicious so you didn't need to buy bottle water. We enjoyed our table and chairs on the balcony. We ate out and cooked in. The 2 grocery stores we went to were Ling & Sons and Super Foods. Super Foods had the better prices but Ling & Sons had more choices. I recommend LePetit just 2 blocks down from our place, we walked to it. The service and food Great! (check out Tonys' art) We also ate at Smokey Joes, Alfredos and Matthews. We walked to Matthews in Eagle Beach and Smokey Joes which is about 1 mile to Palm beach. (We are walkers.) The view from our place was BEAUTIFUL!!!! We went snorkeling at Baby Beach, Malmok Beach and Arashi Beach. We didn't make it to Captain Rodger and Boca Grand to snorkel but next time we will. We rented a car for the whole week which was good for us. We drove to The Natural Bridge, Seroe Colorado Lighthouse and California Lighthouse. We had so much fun exploring Aruba!! We went to Palm Beach to check out the highrise resorts just to make sure where we want to stay next time. You can start at the Holiday Inn or the other end of Palm Beach. We started at the Divi Phoenix resort and walked all along the ocean and saw all the resorts and what they offer, I think it was about a mile walk. We realized that we stayed at the BEST place for us and will be going back. The best kept secret is the little phone/internet booth inside the shopping area at the Alhambra Casino behind Dunkin Donuts. We didn't take a computer or phone so this was good for us. We were in the middle of everything which was good, we could go one way to Oranjestad, Palm Beach, San Cruz and San Nicolasa. We will be visiting again soon.