Club Arias Pools, Aruba

There’s a theme going strong here at The Bent Page: panoramas and swimming pools. Some friends and I stopped in for a visit to Club Arias, a bed and breakfast operation located in Savaneta, Aruba. This is far from the other hotels and offers an alternative for people looking to get away from the bustle of the major chains. There are beautiful pools if you like to swim or just sit in the water with a cold beverage. The first pool is deep enough for diving or a fun ride down the slide. Click on the photo below to get the full view:

Plenty of room in there for you and your family and/or friends. Just off to the right, you’ll find cold soft drinks like iced tea and lemonade on tap throughout the day. Perfect refreshment without the hassle of ordering at a bar. Then there is a second pool where the water is just deep enough to keep you wet while you’re in the lounger. To go with it is a swim-up bar separated by a rock feature. Again, click on the photo to get the full view.

You can see the doors to some of the rooms in the background. Talk about convenient! Three steps and you’re in the water. I’m still having fun with this panorama feature on the new camera. It will wear off. In the mean time, enjoy the photos. Bon dia.

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Club Arias, Aruba

In Savaneta, Aruba, you’ll find a bed and breakfast type of establishment called Club Arias. It’s easy to find. If you’re headed south from the airport, continue on the main road until you see this faux stone wall.

There’s room to park there. Then, after passing into the compound you’ll come upon a pleasant recreation area with a pool table as seen here.

While a game of billiards with your friends may be fun. May I suggest a dip in the pool? There are two. A large, deeper one…

…and a shallow one…

That’s a float up bar at the far end. Don’t want to be thirsty out there in the Aruban sunshine. The rooms are arranged around these pools giving you direct and immediate access to the water. A typical room features a nice bedroom like this…

…and a sitting area with micro-kitchenette like this…

The kitchenette area is off to the right, out of the frame. Then, Chef Gabby will be making you breakfast and snacks, served in the dining area. Around those pools you’ll find coolers dispensing lemonade and iced-tea at no extra charge, which is a nice bonus.

There’s a lending library here with books and games. Also available are various all terrain vehicles for exploring remote parts of the island, and there are a few worth finding. Club Arias provides an alternative to the big hotels. It is a place away from the bustle of the main tourist center. Here you can kick back in a casual fashion, do your own thing, and not have to worry about the crowds or the exorbitant prices that can sting your budget. Check it out.

Published in: on July 17, 2010 at 9:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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