this is a awesome place and stay by the water
and this is for TEST
One of the windiest places on the planet, Aruba’s warm, jewel-blue water is truly an experience in itself. These conditions, plus the support of our staff, makes Aruba an unparalleled wind-powered watersports destination. For the last 25 years, Vela has established itself as being THE school with the latest and best quality equipment, highly skilled instructors and a friendly, relaxing ambiance. Our many loyal customers have been coming back for over 20 years to hang out, pick their favorite gear to take for a ride on "The Blue Highway", and feel like home back at shore at our “Vela Hut”. To get that same real surfing vibe, just pass by and have a look around!
Our Vela center is located on the beach next to the Aruba Marriott and Ritz Carlton, our base remains one of the permanent features of the area, with easy access to plenty of great resorts and charming hotels and private villas to serve as your island-home during your visit.
Aruba is one of the easiest islands in the Caribbean to get to, and the wide selection of great accommodations and the endless list of available activities make it a favorite destination for families, singles, or groups of any kind. Check out the link above complete info, but before you take the next steps, here are some some quick details regarding passport / visa requirements.
Make a path through our flags marking the reefs, and you get closer towards the more exciting conditions outside on "The Blue Highway" with rolling swell and a bump & jump playground. Strong off-shore winds are often already getting started by the time we open our doors, and building throughout the day. Winds are a bit lighter inside allowing beginners to catch a break even on the windiest of days.
Beautiful, warm, crystal-blue and clear water with several hundred yards of sandy bottom. Make a path through our flags marking the reefs, and you get closer towards the more exciting conditions outside on "The Blue Highway" with rolling swell and a bump & jump playground. Strong off-shore winds are often already getting started by the time we open our doors, and building throughout the day. Winds are a bit lighter inside allowing beginners to catch a break even on the windiest of days.
There is nothing like staying close to our Vela center. We therefore recommend you chose once of the two options for your stay.
this is a awesome place and stay by the water
and this is for TEST
This ultra modern facility is a 5-star hotel in every way. The $50 Million renovation completed in mid-2008 has made the Aruba Marriott better than ever, creating a truly luxury-quality atmosphere throughout. As part of our transformation process, the Aruba Marriott Resort is now 'smoke free' in all guest rooms and public areas, except for the Stellaris Casino and outside from guest room balconies.
For something extra special, the "Tradewinds Club" provides guests with a chance to experience luxury at its best in the private and exclusive setting of Tradewinds Club, the newest and most upscale addition to the Aruba Marriott. We are currently offering special rates to experience this amazing new part of the resort at only a fraction more than the regular guest rooms!
The Aruba Marriott has many amenities including; a freeform pool, five restaurants, Stellaris Casino and the well-furnished rooms that will leave you feeling like royalty. Vela's Fisherman's Huts Windsurf Center is located at the Marriott on a beautiful white sand beach. Vela guest receive priority to the upper level island-ocean view rooms which look directly out at the windsurfing site. If the Aruba Marriott fits your budget, you couldn't dream of a nicer place to spend a vacation. (Perfect for the family as well!). Not only are these the most spacious in Aruba (500 sq ft) but are arguably the most modern and comfortable rooms as well. A new contemporary design, coupled with "Marriott's Revive Bedding" extra-thick mattress with plush toppers, 300 thread count sheets plus soft feather pillows. Cutting-edge technology, featuring high tech amenities such as a Jack Pack. This new 'plug 'n play' tool makes it easy to plug in your i-Pod and laptop and play them from your LCD wide screen TV. All guest rooms are now also smoke free. All the bathrooms are amazing, with double sinks, chrome, granite, porcelain, Bath & Body products, and a modern rain showerhead - all the best materials you would choose for a custom-designed, high quality bathroom. Right outside the door you'll find a spacious walk in closet. You MIGHT want to move in as a permanent guest after a week!
Here is a list of all room types. There are loads of options, but our guests favorites include the Ocean / Island View and Grand Oceanfront rooms. All oversized rooms with over 500 sq ft of living space come equipped with 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds, individual climate control A/C, large outdoor balcony with 100 sq ft of space (except in some Garden View rooms), living/sitting area with sofa, chair, and desk, walk-in closet, 37' LCD TV with satellite and cable programming, mini-fridge, in-room phone, en-suite bath, and more.
Due to the developemtn of the future Ritz Carlton Resort just North of the Aruba Marriott and behind the Vela Aruba center, there is unique special opportunity to reserve what has long been a guest favorite. This oversized guest room is located on the outer perimeter of the hotel in the "North Tower" with direct bird's-eye view of the windsurf and kitesurf area. Constuction next door has nearly been completed with the majority of the remaining work to be the interior finishing work within the buildings of the new resort. These spaciouss room come with with 1 King or 2 Queen beds, sitting area with desk, oversized bathroom with double vanity sink, walk-in closet & 100 square foot balcony, plus all the creature-comforts you can expect at the Marriott. Max occupancy 4 guests.
Very nice oversized rooms located on the lower floors with views of the surrounding gardens around the grounds of the resort. Max occupancy 4 guests.
Now only located on the outer perimeter of the hotel in the "South Tower" with views of the Ocean and towards the neighboring resorts south of the proerpty. Max occupancy 4 guests.
Located on the inner "U" of the hotel with great views of the Ocean and the inner courtyard. Max occupancy 4 guests.
In addition to the fantastic rooms offered above there are some luxurious suites to consider for those special occasions...
Oceanfront corner units! And Grander in lots of ways with over 625 square foot of interior space plus 200 square foot wrap around balcony, 1 King bed, Bamboo hardwood flooring, seating area, desk, large bathroom with double vanity sink and shower, walk-in closet, bigger LCD TV, and more. Located on the ends of the horse-shoe DIRECTLY facing the ocean. Can be connected to neighboring Partial Ocean View Room or Premium Ocean View Room room to create a 2BR or 3BR complex. Max occupancy 3 guests.
Oceanfront corner units! Treat yourself to over 1,100 square foot of living space plus 500 square foot wrap around balcony with full oceanfront views. 1 King four poster bed, separate living room seating area with pullout sofa, Bamboo hardwood flooring, two large bathrooms with double vanity sink, showers and bathtub, two walk-in closets, plus an attached living room equipped with 42" LCD TV, walk-in closet, wet bar, pullout sofa bed, and bathroom. The living room and balcony are ideal for small parties or entertaining. Governor suites are the only rooms in the hotel that have a pull our sofa bed in the living room area. This suite can be connected to neighboring Partial Ocean View Room or Premium Ocean View Room room to create a 2BR or 3BR complex. Max occupancy 4 guests.
The Boardwalk Hotel Aruba is one of Aruba's best kept secrets: tucked away next to the Palm Beach shoreline lies one of Aruba's smallest and most charming hotels. Set amidst a coconut grove, the hotel is a three minutes walk to the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Another 5 minutes walk and you have access to all of the area's exciting nightlife, restaurants and activities. This small and relaxing hotel with over a dozen spacious one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartmentsspread out amongst charming tropical gardens, and just steps away from world-renowned Palm Beach. Privacy, intimacy and relaxation kicks in from the moment you walk into this little oasis, where an authentic island ambiance reigns.
A small and relaxing hotel with thirteen spacious one- and two-bedroom cottages, called 'casitas', spread out amongst spectacular tropical gardens and just steps away from world-renowned Palm Beach. Privacy, intimacy and relaxation kicks in from the moment you walk into this little oasis, where an authentic island ambiance reigns. Thirteen cottages, named after little houses in spanish, namely "casitas", are spaciously spread out in tropical gardens, creating a very private and authentic setting to unwind in. Each "casita" is foreseen of all the homely comfort you could hope for; from large living rooms and fully equipped kitchens to your own hammock and charcoal BBQ on an oversized shaded patio.
The lush tropical gardens surrounding the apartments are embellished by a variety of of exotic palms, a multitude of flowering plants and shrubs, and magnificent lawns. Home to many a hummingbird and butterfly. Amidst these gardens lies a free shaped swimming pool with jacuzzi.
Services include daily housekeeping, coffee available at the lobby, free WiFi, daily newspaper delivered to your patio, weekly rum punch drink with snacks, beach toys for children, fresh beach towel service, free use of snorkeling gear, coolers and foldable beach chairs, free use of beach lounge chairs at Moomba Beach Club (15min walk). Convenient laundry service available for a small fee.
These spacious casitas are full sized apartments, each with a separate bedroom and living area. The bedroom features two queen-size beds. The casita’s living room provides a central place to relax in private or gather with family or friends. It exists out of a comfortable sofa sitting area with LCD TV and an adjoining fully equipped kitchen. The living room opens up onto an oversized patio with private shaded outside dining area, personal charcoal BBQ and hammock. From your patio you are embraced by the relaxing ambiance of the garden, filled with indigenous palms, flowering plants and home to butterflies and humming birds. One Bedroom casitas can easily accommodate two to four guests. Maximum occupancy 4 guests.
These spacious casitas are full sized apartments, each with a separate bedroom and living area. The master bedroom features either a king-size or queen-size bed. The second bedroom features two queen-size beds or a king and queen-size bed. The casita’s living room provides a central place to relax in private or gather with family or friends. It exists out of a comfortable sofa sitting area with LCD TV and an adjoining fully equipped kitchen. The living room opens up onto an oversized patio with private shaded outside dining area, personal charcoal BBQ and hammock. From your patio you are embraced by the relaxing ambiance of the garden, filled with indigenous palms, fragrant flowering plants and home to butterflies and humming birds. Maximum occupancy 6 guests.
The studio apartment comes air-conditioned and consists of a living area and separate bedroom. All the comforts of home in a cozy space featuring a living room with LCD TV, a fully equipped kitchenette, en-suite bathroom with walk in shower, and private patio on the ground floor. Enjoy time on your patio with hammock, BBQ, and outside dining set. With its fully equipped kitchenette and charcoal BBQ, the studio apartment offers you the freedom to spend quality time at our wonderful retreat by having the choice to cook in or eat out.
NEW!!! 3-Bedroom Casita:
Combine the new Studio with 2-Bedroom casita #8 to create one oversize villa for up to 8 guests.
The Boardwalk is EXTREMELY popular with our guests, and returning visitors often ask for casita by number. Though we cannot GUARANTEE you'll get "your casita" we can ensure a strong request for you to get back into your favorite home-away-from-home in Aruba.