In real-estate the 3 most important things are location, location, location. Well, that should also be the mantra for picking your vacation destination. Eagle, Palm and Arashi beaches are all beautiful, but I would say Arashi is nicer because you aren’t sharing it with thousands of people. The other major plus for this location is the snorkeling. My wife and I love to go snorkeling, and we went every day – sometimes 2 or 3 times a day! In less than a minute you can be in the water, and you don’t have to pay to go out on one of the boats.
We tended to go in the morning, before the boats started arriving, and then later in the day, after the boats had gone. We even went out a few times at night with flashlights, definitely worth trying. I expected to love the beach and the snorkeling, but the trail that wraps around the north end of the Island was a real treat for those of us who like to go on morning or evening walks. The waves crashing into the rocky shoreline are spectacular.
The property manager, Veronika, is super nice and helpful. She’s in the office downstairs during most of the day, and if not she’s just a phone call away. They have a vehicle you can rent, but in our case Veronika arranged our Jeep rental – which went without a hitch. The property is clean, private and quiet – except for when the party busses go by, which is actually fun. The views from the large terrace are amazing. We ate every meal out there. There’s air conditioning in the bedrooms, which was helpful. We hadn’t been to Aruba in the summer before, and it was definitely hotter and more humid than in January. The kitchen doesn’t have air, but that wasn’t an issue. The terrace is great in the morning and evening. In the mid-day it gets pretty hot up there, so we found that we had to spend the afternoons at the beach. Not a problem.
Your satisfaction will depend on what you like to do and the type of experience you want. Think of this as your beach house, not an all-inclusive 5 star resort with cabana boys to bring you drinks. If I had a beach house it would not be as nice as my everyday house. We would stock it with our older kitchen stuff and linens, and it might not have AC everywhere, but I would be on vacation and it’s at the beach! Everyone in our group LOVED their stay at Beach White Villa!! We may not all be back again as a group, but my wife and I are already looking forward to coming back and staying in one of their one bedroom units.