When it’s a vacation, you want to make sure all the accommodations are up to par and your stay is as relaxing as possible. Recently, I traveled down to the Caribbean to “One Happy Island” also known as Aruba. For my time in Aruba, I had the pleasure of staying at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, which is a beautiful oceanfront resort that overlooks the Caribbean sands of Palm Beach.
Here are my favorite things I enjoyed about staying at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino.
The Adult Only Pool
If you ever stayed in a hotel that has a pool, nine times out of ten if there is a family the pool is filled with kids. Not that I don’t love the kids but the yelling and running around the pool gets old pretty quickly. The Adult only pool, opened from 7 am to 7 pm was the perfect place to sit by and relax, take a dip and have a drink from the private bar. Not to mention it had a beautiful layout filled with beach chairs and cabanas.
Yes, they say if you’ve seen one beach you’ve seen them all but I beg to differ. The beach right on the grounds of the hotel was beautiful and filled with boats. It’s nothing like waking up and seeing boats sail on the water. Plus the sunset made for a perfect backdrop for dinner and wine!
I’m sorry, my gym routine doesn’t stop just because I’m on vacation. I had to get my early morning workout in and the fitness center at the Marriott had all the equipment I needed and what I was used to. The two-floor gym has free weights, machines and … plus it overlooks the Adult pool. So after a nice workout, you can jump right in the pool (after you rinse off of course)!
Who doesn’t like the gamble? I love it but it doesn’t love me back. At this point, I look at gambling as a very expensive pastime and the casino inside the hotel was the perfect place to pass the time. It has your typical slots and blackjack but it also had my favorite, Ultimate Texas Holdem! It’s the perfect place to hang out, have a drink and meet some new gambling buddies.
If you’re heading to Aruba, I would definitely recommend the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. If you are looking for a great place for relaxation, fun for the family or a baecation Aruba will provide you with “happy” vibes throughout your entire stay!