This is our second stay at the Holiday Inn in Aruba during our 13 years traveling to the island. Love the beach and staff at this resort. We are IHG Platinum member with our credit cards. Benefits at this resort included: free nights with points, free use of shade cabanas, 15% discount on food and beverages. We enjoyed the afternoon activities at the main pool and won a bottle of champagne playing bingo.
This resort is located within walking distance of many restaurants, shopping and boat tours. Staff recommended us some el cielo beach cozumel tours in Mexico. We went out on the Montford III located at the Pelican pier for a day trip, and it was beautiful. Looking forward to returning to the Holiday Inn Aruba.
I stayed in a high-end suite at the Rui here in Aruba, and this place far exceeded that stay! Even though it may look a little older and have less fancy amenities, the quality and location are on point. The waterfront beach restaurant is the only one on Eagle Beach like it, and the food is fantastic. You can walk right out and directly into shopping and dining options.
The beach is incredible and less windy here because of the way the beach is shaped. If you go to the right and keep walking, you will run into the Kite Beach, which was a pleasant little surprise! Do the all-inclusive, because it is worth it price wise! We loved it so much that we are coming back this year!
This is my 3rd consecutive year staying here during the Soul Beach music festival, and it will not be my last! The location of the resort is prime for the festival and also the beach experience. The resort sits directly on the beach. You are literally steps from the sand and beautiful water. The room was comfortable and clean.
We also had a balcony view, which gave us a beautiful view of the blue waters. I broke my foot a couple of weeks before my trip, and the manager Mariana L. was beyond accommodating. She promptly answered all of my questions and concerns and made my experience so pleasant. I would recommend the all-inclusive package.
The food is really great. The Sea Breeze restaurant is my favorite, and one of my favorite waiters there is Jonathan. He is very patient and does not fold under the pressure of large parties with a lot of requests lol. All of the staff were great! Thank you, Holiday Inn, Aruba! See you next year!