Waves Restaurant Marriott Aruba
The Marriott Aruba resort
is located on Palm beach
, Aruba. It features spacious rooms, a state of the art fitness center and beach side dining. All rooms are non-smoking. The concierge can book island tours and activities. The hotel has six restaurants and an active casino. Water aerobic workouts take place in the pool, which boasts a beautiful waterfall display.
Wows and Woes
The bar makes delicious tropical drinks, containing a blend of local fruit juices. The happy hour band plays a great mix of reggae and calypso.
Check-in takes longer than most hotels and rooms may not be ready, even after the specified check-in time.
Don't miss the manager's welcome party on Sunday night. There's free food, free drinks and great music. If you can handle the heavy sales pitch, go to the timeshare presentation and receive a $100 gift certificate.
Author's Most Memorable Moment
I visited the hotel on an incentive trip from a gym I was working for. The fruity cocktails were so delicious I was drinking them like soda. After having one too many, I began to dance around the beach with a newly purchased beach shawl.
This highly recommended hotel boasts free airport transportation, an extensive breakfast buffet, large rooms with comfortable beds, and a well-equipped gym. Tropical bird cages add to the charm.
Lisa Marie Mercer is the author of "Open Your Heart with Winter Fitness," "101 Fitness Tips for Women," "Breckenridge: A Guide to the Sights and Slopes of Summit County" and a novel, "Reflections in the Snow." She's been a fitness professional since the '70s, and has lived in New York City, Boston and Italy.