There wasn't much for nightlife, but we were there during low season (between the US and Venezuelan high times). We spent every night, after dinner, enjoying the deck and the fresh air.
The beach was beautiful and in my opinion, the best on the island. The surf is strong and the water is murky, but certainly not the resort's fault. We didn't spend much time at the pool, which was nice, too, but were too busy with the beach.
The staff person that checked us in was new. She took 30 minutes to get us a room key and then forgot our pool cards. Checking out was almost as slow. The attitude of the whole staff was lackadaisical and uninterested. On the beach, the service was almost non-existent. Luckily, a restaurant/bar was located next door on the beach.
Of course, we were on vacation and were expecting a different pace from the US, so overall we were very pleased with our choice.
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Amawalk, New York
February 20, 2006
From journal A Week in Aruba
January 14, 2003
The resort itself was beautiful. The pool deck was huge with plenty of lounges. The beach was nice as well. The beaches are really pretty, and on the clear days you can see forever.
The resturant was great. You could get anything from a salad to steak or seafood all day. The prices were good, as were the entrees. The drinks by far were the best. I recommend anyone traveling to Aruba to try "balashi", which is the native beer of Aruba.
The activities director, Marcel, was a lot of fun. He was full of information on where to go and what to do. He also got everyone involved in karaoke and pool volleyball.
All in all my stay at the resort was great. The only thing that was a drawback about the Costa Linda was that it was a little far from everything and you really needed a car to get out of the resort and go sightseeing or even to other resturants.
From journal Well Deserved Week in Paradise
January 2, 2003
From journal One great week in Aruba
October 16, 2000
From journal blue water of aruba