The Ultimate Guide to Marriott Aruba

Just miles off the coast of Venezuela lies the island of Aruba. This island is home to tons of beaches, landmarks, and other attractions. Plus, Aruba has warm weather all year round. Perfect for anyone who wants to stay out of the cold! With so much to do and see, you might be wondering where to stay. Fortunately, Marriott has you covered! Marriott has two fantastic resorts next door to each other in Aruba: Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club and Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club. We’ll be covering both Caribbean timeshares so you can learn what makes these two resorts a great home base for your vacation. 

Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club

Located on Palm Beach, Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club is an oceanfront resort with a wide range of amenities. The Aruba Surf Club features a lazy river, outdoor pool, and children’s pool. No matter what you plan to do, you’ll be able to relax in the water without leaving the resort! Additionally, the Mandara Spa is located on-site and has plenty of services to set your mind and body at ease. From body wraps to facials and everything in between, the spa is the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day in Aruba. Want to keep up with your workout routine? No worries! This resort has a fitness center with plenty of cardio and strength equipment to help you stay in shape. Plus, there are clubTHRIVE fitness classes available to help you push yourself even further. 

After a day exploring everything Aruba has to offer, guests can return to spacious and luxurious villas. These villas all boast separate living and dining areas, a fully-equipped kitchen, and furnished balconies with ocean or garden views. Guests have their choice of one, two, or three-bedroom villas at the Surf Club. One-bedroom villas come with a king bed and a sofa bed. Overall, they can house four guests. Two-bedroom villas add a queen bed and an additional sofa bed into the mix to house eight guests. Lastly, the three-bedroom villas feature two king beds, two double beds, and two sofa beds to bring the maximum occupancy to 12 guests. It’s safe to say you won’t have to worry about having room to stretch your legs. For dining, the surf club also has two bars, as well as the Captain’s Galley Pool Grill, which serves burgers, wings, wraps, and more. 

Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club

Just across the street from the Surf Club is Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club. This resort strives for premium style and comfort at an excellent beachfront location. Guests can cool off in an outdoor free-form pool and whirlpool. Plus, guests who stay at the Ocean Club resort also have access to the Mandara Spa, so they can enjoy a wide variety of treatments to help unwind after an adventurous day in Aruba. Anyone looking for a workout can visit the on-site fitness center, which boasts state-of-the-art equipment to help you stay in shape. The Ocean Club features several dining options for guests to enjoy. The Malmok Bar and Grill features authentic Aruban flavors while Champions Sports Bar specializes in traditional American fare. There’s also a juice bar, gelato, and a cafe to take care of all your dining needs!

Much like at the Surf Club, all villas at the Aruba Ocean Club offer separate living and dining areas as well as fully-equipped kitchens. Guests have their choice of either a one or two-bedroom villa. The one-bedroom villa has a king bed as well as a sofa bed; overall, this villa houses up to four people. Meanwhile, the two-bedroom villa adds a queen bed and a second sofa bed to house up to eight guests.

Things to Do Near the Surf and Ocean Club

While the amenities alone make Marriott’s Aruba Clubs great, their location is perfect for helping you get to some of the island’s best attractions as quickly as possible. The resort is just under six miles from the Casibari Rock Formations. These formations are made up of huge boulders with nearby trails to help you hike to the top. Once you get there, you’ll be greeted by breathtaking 360 views, as well as a nearby BBQ Bar and Grill with shaded seating. Just a mile further out are the Ayo Rock Formations. This formation was once considered a sacred site by the island’s original inhabitants. You can find original rock drawings here that date back thousands of years, so this is a great spot to visit if you have an interest in history and nature.

The Rock Formations may be nearby, but there are things to do even closer to the Surf Club. As we mentioned before, this resort is located in Palm Beach. The beach is dotted with casinos, piers, restaurants, and shops, so visitors have plenty of options to enjoy. Calm, crystal-clear waters also make the beach a comfortable place for swimmers and snorkelers to explore. 

If you want an experience you can only get in Aruba, then you have to check out the Arikok National Park. This park takes up almost 20% of the island and takes guests on a memorable journey of the island’s past with its unique geological, cultural, and historical sites. These sites can all be enjoyed and explored either on your own or through a guided tour. As you explore the park, you’ll see gorgeous vistas of Aruba’s rugged terrain, desert hills with fall cacti, a breathtaking coastline, and native flora and fauna. Some highlights of the park include the Jamanota Hilltop, which is the highest point on the island, and Fontein Cave, which features pictographs by the island’s original inhabitants. 

Buy or Rent a Timeshare in Aruba

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