Costa Linda Beach Resort

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by oliveoyl24 on January 2, 2003

Best Things Nearby:
The casino was the only place open when we arrived on Saturday evening at 11 pm. It was nice to relax in the air conditioning. The casino also had 3 card poker, which was enjoyable. The Alahambra shopping center was small and mostly closed, but had some good souvenirs.

Best Things About the Resort:
The resort was quiet and clean. The lizards and birds were intriguing - my friend's husband bonded with one of them by feeding it peanuts and it visited every day we were there.

Resort Experience:
We had a two bedroom suite with a balcony. Tne view was our timeshare was of a beautiful turquoise sea seen through the green and lush garden area.

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.

Costa Linda Beach Resort
J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 59
Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 583-8000

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