The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino offers everything needed for one great vacation! It’s the perfect getaway from the grind and stress of everyday living. It is part of the Marriott family and their resort in Aruba is located on Renaissance Island. It boasts of having the only private beaches in all of Aruba. There are two hotels sitting on this beach, each with its own distinctive style. We loved our stay there and would go back in a heartbeat.
We stayed at the Renaissance Marina Hotel which is adults-only. I love kids, but I have to admit it was kind of nice to relax and enjoy the beach with no added kid noise and splashing. They cater to couples looking for a romantic getaway, but it’s also popular with business travelers and is a great place for business meetings, seminars and such. Families with kids, on the other hand, will find the Renaissance Ocean Suites more to their liking. It even has programs designed just for the kids.
I loved the Renaissance Aruba Resort. It was perfect for our purposes – a 10th anniversary gift we gave to each other. We had never been to Aruba before but had heard good things about it. We spent most of our days lounging around and soaking up sun rays, but one day we went on a guided tour of the island on a tour bus.
The resort is in the heart of the city of Orajestad, which offers a vast collection of hotels to choose from. Each is a little bit different, but they all have that tropical Caribbean feel and those clear azure blue beaches with fine white sand that spell “Caribbean Paradise.”
We discovered on our bus tour that there is some great shopping in Aruba also, some right there at the Renaissance Aruba Resort. They offer top brand names and have cute little boutiques.
I found a darling bikini that just called to me until I could ignore it no longer. (I think my husband liked it as much as I did!)
And shall we talk about the restaurants? There were so many to choose from and each as good as the others. We went the all-inclusive route, but sampled a couple restaurants outside our resort as well.
I also sampled the Okeanos Spa.
If you’ve never been, I highly recommend this resort to anyone needing a romantic Caribbean getaway!