Work continues…

…on the Ritz-Carlton in Aruba. As you see here, the main structure is mostly complete.

Inland facade of Ritz Carlton, Aruba.

Inland facade of Ritz Carlton, Aruba.

The building is much larger than I thought it would be from the conceptual drawings that were in the local newspaper. It takes up a chunk of the beach and is immediately adjacent to a very popular wind/kite surf area. The good/bad news is, there’s no more beach to build more hotels in this area.

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Published in: on July 9, 2013 at 9:39 am  Leave a Comment  
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Marriott Ocean Club, Aruba, (walk through)

You may have seen my review of the Marriott Ocean Club in Aruba in other places on the Net. Well, the video is finally up, showing you a walk through of a one bedroom unit with the lock out studio. No boring commentary, just a pass through the rooms, showing you the facilities as they are. And, you know, these rooms are very, very nice. Check out the video:

This arrangement would be perfect for a small family or a pair of couples. Considering all the amenities these places offer, I’m of the opinion that a place like this is a step above a hotel room, offering the flexibility of cooking some meals, relaxing privately, and just having a bit more space to yourself. Whatever you choose, enjoy your stay.

Lazy River, Marriott, Aruba

The Marriott Surf Club in Aruba has a feature called the Lazy River built into the swimming pool. A current carries you around a loop. You can float along, enjoying the Aruba sunshine without exerting yourself. Here’s a relaxing video to show you what it looks like.

This being December, it’s nice to see a video like that, if for no other reason, to thaw your bones. Bon dia.

Hyatt, Aruba, pool

The Hyatt in Aruba features a very nice swimming pool complex. That may be an understatement. Check out the view from above:

Hyatt, Aruba, pool

On a day like this one, being in the pool is one of the great pleasures of vacation life. There is a juice bar and a regular bar for refreshments and snacks, both only a few steps away. Hyatt does it well in Aruba.

Published in: on November 28, 2012 at 6:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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