One of the first stamps on my Passport is from Aruba.
Before I stayed at the Renaissance Aruba Resort, I’d only been out of the country 2 times prior.
First was by Cruise ship to the Bahamas and Mexico and on 1 flight to Costa Rica with my friends.
At the time of my stay at Renaissance Aruba Resort, I had no idea how to present a video or resort review.
This is sort of a retro review because now I know how to properly review that trip.
Overall impression of the Renaissance Aruba Resort
The Renaissance Aruba Resort is an exceptional vacation destination that offers a combination of luxury, relaxation, and entertainment.
Located in Oranjestad, Aruba, this resort is a tropical paradise that provides guests with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the lush landscapes of the island.
I had the pleasure of staying at this resort and was thoroughly impressed with its offerings.
The resort has two distinct sections:
- The adult-only Renaissance Marina Hotel
- Family-friendly Renaissance Ocean Suites.
I stayed at the Marina Hotel, and it was an excellent choice.
The rooms were spacious, well-appointed, and provided a magnificent view of the marina.
Accommodations at The Renaissance Aruba Resort
The staff was attentive, and friendly, and went above and beyond to ensure my comfort.
One of the highlights of the resort is the private island, which is exclusively available to guests of the Renaissance.
It was a short boat ride from the hotel, and it felt like a hidden gem.
The island was peaceful and offered plenty of beach chairs, hammocks, and private cabanas.
The water was crystal clear and perfect for swimming, and the views of the sunset were breathtaking.
Food at Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino
The resort’s dining options were fantastic, with a variety of cuisines to choose from.
I enjoyed the breakfast buffet, which had a wide range of options to suit every palate.
I also tried the resort’s signature restaurant, L.G. Smith’s Steak and Chop House, which offered delicious steak and seafood dishes.
The resort’s bars were also excellent, and the bartenders were skilled mixologists who created unique and tasty cocktails.
The resort also offered several activities and amenities, such as a fitness center, spa, and casino.
I particularly enjoyed the pool area, which had a swim-up bar and plenty of loungers.
The resort’s entertainment team also provided daily activities, such as pool games and yoga classes.
Aruba, a beautiful island in the Caribbean, is known for its white sandy beaches, crystal-clear waters, and warm tropical climate.
It is a perfect vacation spot for those who want to relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.
But, there is more to do in Aruba than just lounging around at the Renaissance Aruba Resort.
Best things to do in Aruba.
Visit the Arikok National Park
The Arikok National Park covers approximately 20% of Aruba’s total land area, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers.
Here, you can explore the beautiful rocky terrain, go hiking, and visit the many natural pools and caves.
The park is also home to several endemic species of flora and fauna, making it an ideal destination for wildlife enthusiasts.
Explore the Aruba Ostrich Farm
The Aruba Ostrich Farm is a unique attraction that is perfect for families with kids.
Here, you can learn about the ostriches and their behavior, feed them, and even ride them.
You can also try ostrich meat at the farm’s restaurant, which is a delicacy in Aruba.
Take a snorkeling or scuba diving tour
Aruba’s crystal-clear waters offer some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities in the Caribbean.
You can explore the island’s underwater world and see colorful fish, coral reefs, and shipwrecks.
Some of the best spots for snorkeling and scuba diving are the Antilla shipwreck, the Boca Catalina beach, and the Mangel Halto reef.
Visit the California Lighthouse
The California Lighthouse is a historic landmark that offers breathtaking views of the island.
You can climb to the top of the lighthouse and take in the panoramic views of the island’s coastline and surrounding waters.
The lighthouse is also a great spot for watching the sunset.
Experience the local culture
Aruba has a rich and diverse culture that is reflected in its food, music, and art.
You can visit the island’s museums, art galleries, and local markets to experience the local culture.
You can also attend cultural festivals, such as the Aruba Carnival, which is celebrated every February.
Go on a horseback riding tour of Aruba’s beautiful landscapes and scenic routes makes it a perfect destination for horseback riding.
You can explore the island’s rugged terrain, go on a beach ride, or even take a sunset tour.
Horseback riding tours are available for all levels of experience.
Enjoy the beaches Aruba is famous for its white sandy beaches, and there are plenty of them to choose from.
Whether you prefer a lively beach with lots of activities or a secluded one where you can relax in peace, there is a beach for everyone.
Some of the most popular beaches are Eagle Beach, Palm Beach, and Baby Beach.
Aruba is a destination that offers something for everyone.
Overall, I had an incredible experience at the Renaissance Aruba Resort.
Whether you want to explore the island’s natural wonders, experience the local culture, or simply relax on the beach, there are plenty of things to do in Aruba.
With its warm tropical climate, stunning landscapes, and friendly locals, Aruba is a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a Caribbean adventure like a King.