Brooklyn, New York
June 7, 2003
The resort contains four restaurants, a juice bar, room service (of course), TCBY, and a swim-up bar and grill. Don't miss Sunday Brunch at Ruinas Del Mar or Fajitas and Ritas on Friday nights at the Palms.
My husband and I originally booked a ocean/pool view room and were very excited to find out we were upgraded to a petite suite which actually contained a step-out balcony with an ocean/island view. It was magnificent!!! I have been to Aruba three times prior and this was the best trip ever. We stayed for 12 days and 11 nights. I was hoping it would never end. The restaurants were fabulous and nightlife was even better. There were casinos, entertainment, and even party buses you could go on and have fun. Or if you just wanted to relax and take it all in you could just dine outside under the stars at a restaurant or even on the beach.
Even though it was a honeymoon I would also recommend this resort for families. They had a Camp Hyatt for children that set up activites for children every day.
There was always something to do.
The best part of it all was the spa. My husband and I booked a couples massage and it was fabulous. We had a 50-minute session and we enjoyed every minute. I would definitely recommend a massage even if it is alone.
The service was impecable. We had turn down service every night and newspaper under our door every morning. The concierge was our lifeline to all the restaurants and services. We rented a car because we wanted to venture out on our own to the other side of the island, which was amazing. If you're not that adventurous, take a jeep tour. There were sights that if you miss them, you will regret it. I could not beleive it was my fourth time there and I never went sightseeing the other three times. I can't wait to visit again next year.
There is also the Copa Cabana Casino on the premises if you do not want to venture out of the resort.
From journal Honeymoon in Paradise