Playa Linda Beach Resort Review

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J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 87, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Editor’s Review of Playa Linda Beach Resort

Blessed with a long stretch of white sand, soothing ocean water, year-round temperatures in the 80s, a steady trade wind and very little breeze, it's easy to understand the allure of Aruba. Located in the southern Caribbean, not far from the mainland of Venezuela, this Dutch isle is the perfect antidote to cure those winter blues. Spend one late afternoon on the beach watching the sun set, and you're hooked. One week could easily turn into one month, especially if you were wise enough to book a room at the Playa Linda, a timeshare resort that rents out rooms for the week, month or season.

Smack-dab in the middle of Palm Beach, the low-lying coral-colored buildings of the Playa Linda cater to families who like the idea of having a
... more room with a full kitchen; an easy stroll to the beach; a choice of onsite dining; a market to buy food, milk, wine and beer; a personalized concierge service to help with all restaurant reservations and activities, a pool, a kids' club to keep the young ones active during the day and even a Teen Center that will keep the moodiest teenager entertained.

There are six types of rooms on property, guaranteed to appeal to all sizes of families, from a studio with a king-sized bed to a three-bedroom penthouse. And all of them have balconies overlooking those glorious ocean vistas. With the beach located a minute's stroll from your room, you'll no doubt be spending the bulk of your day making footprints in the sand. But it's nice to know when your day is done, you can retreat to your spacious abode to freshen up, and simply walk downstairs to dine. Life should only be this simple.

The island is only 16 miles long and 7 miles wide, and traffic is never too bad so renting a car to see Aruba is a great idea. Head north of Palm Beach to snorkel at Boca Catalina and visit the century-old California Lighthouse. Then head east along the northern shores and pay a visit to the small, yet charming, Alta Vista Chapel, along with the caves and angry surf of Arikok National Park. On the southeastern tip of Aruba, the best kitesurfers in the world test their mettle on the tumultuous waves and steady wind at Boca Grandi Beach. A good way to end the day is at nearby Baby Beach, where the shallow and soft sands of the ocean are ideally suited for a dip. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Inviting stretch of beach and ocean
  • Spacious rooms with full kitchens and balconies
  • Kids' club and teen lounge
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Water Sports
  • Sailing
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Rooms

The 214 rooms extend from the main lobby and spread out in a number of low-lying buildings around the pool.

Studio
The smallest rooms, the Studio Units, offer a mini kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave, stove, queen-sized bed and sleeper sofa, and accommodate up to four people.

One-Bedroom Suites
One-bedroom suites offer a full-size kitchen, oven, cooking and dining utensils, a master bedroom with a queen-sized bed, flat-screen TV, ample dresser space, living room with a sleeper sofa and day-bed (to sleep three children), a five seat dining table, safe and a private balcony.

Two-Bedroom Suite
The two-bedroom suite features a larger master bedroom with a king-sized bed, a second bedroom with two twin beds, two bathrooms, a dining room table for six people and a much larger outdoor terrace.

Lanai Suites
The 16 Lanai Suites are located on the ground floor, perfect for families who have young children or are physically challenged. They feature one and two-bedroom suites, as well as the luxurious Royal Lanai -- an incredibly spacious two-bedroom suite with its own washer and dryer, and a mini beach with a shaded palapa, fountain and your own barbeque grill. The newest and most modern two-bedroom suite is the Spa Lanai, with its oversized patio, barbecue area and spacious outdoor sitting area.

Townhomes
The three-bedroom townhomes can accommodate up to eight people, ideally suited for multi-generational travel. The first floor of each duplex features a full kitchen and breakfast nook, large living room and sofa, a full bathroom, and washer and dryer. The three bedrooms are located on the second floor and include a master bedroom with a king-sized bed, private bathroom and private patio with an ocean view. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed, and the third bedroom houses have two twin beds and a second bathroom. Outside, the backyard is home to a barbeque and picnic table. The three-bedroom Penthouse Suite, perched atop the 7th floor with a breathtaking ocean view, is the most luxurious lodging, capable of sleeping up to six. Both parents and kids will enjoy the private Jacuzzi on the deck.

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