Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMarriott's Aruba Ocean Club Palm/Eagle Beach
The staff was outstanding and took extra steps to accommodate guests.
Our concerns were more of a materials nature. Our pull out sofa had a better mattress than our bed. There were noticeable hollows in the mattress. Our ice maker didn't work and even after being replaced (note maintenance was prompt ant courteous both times). The problem had to be with the water source. Very slow and incomplete cubes.
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... in most places very shallow, wading depth and crystal clear. It is off season here, just like everywhere else in the Caribbean, so the crowds are really not too bad. I can imagine it is chaos in the busy season but now it's no problem to find a chair and relax.
On the way back to the condo, we stopped near Arashi Beach and watched the kite surfers jumping up in the air. This looks like SOOOO much fun! The wind blows really strong here and ...
... a shower since we had about a layer of dirt on our bodies and in our hair, and went to the market place of the renaissance it self. We chose the first place that we came across - "Cilo" , and we were both attracted to the man who was singing with his guitar. Had a really good dinner there - Crystal had satay chicken and i had shrimp, we followed that meal up with an incredible array of dessert choices that included fried cheese cake, apple pie and brownie. Both ...
... but we know of a sandy spot to get into the water. Malmok is not quite as far out as the California Lighthouse and if you didn't know about it you'd be concerned with getting off the bus out in nowhere.
There were two excursion boats at the beach when we arrived. You can easily tell they are cruise ships boats because 1) they are crowded; 2) they play loud music and 3) all of their snorkelers have to wear life vests.
We snorkel out north of the ...
Today was our big pool day - all day spent at the resort enjoying its amenities. We were able to enjoy another leisurely morning thanks to Marco running downstairs, by himself, to put our beach towels down on the four recliners and cabaņa next to the pool to reserve them for us. The pool is not as hotly contested as the beach so he could do this at the civilized hour of 8am.
After a nice breakfast of ...
Aruba, well it is very hot, took a lovely shot of sunrise also lots of ships here including the one that followed us into port. Aruba looks lovely, rather large shopping mall with all the usual designer shops, little market stalls near to the port. Due to the large amount of ships in port today we are positioned furthest from the port entrance. A shuttle bus has been provided for those who have trouble walking. We are now headed off to De Palm Island, sun, sea, ...