"BEST hotel in Aruba. Easy access to beach!"
I was hesitant to travel to Aruba alone and based only on an Expedia recommendation but I was NOT disappointed! First of all, I have vacationed and traveled around the world: Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Bahamas, Jamaica, South Africa, Italy, SoCal and ARUBA is the best place I have ever been. I have never felt so safe or welcome in all my life -- and I am a 31yo single, petite, blonde female.
Second, I love nice hotels and the Holiday Inn is nice, comfortable, clean with extremely friendly staff, free FUNCTIONING Wifi and great amenities. But, seriously, with a clean beach and pristine water, how much time are you REALLY spending inside the hotel?! The water was crystal clear, there wasn't loud crazy music or activities distracting from the serenity. The trade winds kept things cool. I just can't say enough.
There is a Dunking Donuts just two blocks down the road and the HOliday Inn has easy access to the restaurant strip which is literally across the street. And Mama Ana in the Spa gives you a soothing aloe wrap should you get a sunburn (like I did).
I will honestly keep this as my Number 1 vacation destination for the rest of my life. I have found my haven. It is simple, pristine, BEAUTIFUL and peaceful. Maybe it doesn't have the luxuries that the other hotels have, but it is perfect - just pERFECT for a money-conscious traveler like myself!
Annie from Boston