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Savaneta 356-A, Savaneta Aruba
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  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 24/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#2 of 5 in Savaneta
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How good are you at doing absolutely nothing? Aruba Ocean Villas is a fantastic choice for those seeking luxury overwater villas or beach villas experience in the Caribbean. Aruba's only overwater villas and beach villas are located in the small town of Savaneta. Surrounded by the crystal clear Caribbean Sea, this is the perfect place to slip into the soothing pace of paradise. Aruba Ocean Villas has only 10 units (i.e. 4 overwater villas, 5 beach bungalows, and 1 off-property house for larger groups). Aruba Ocean Villas is an adults-only boutique resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Snorkelling
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
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Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch
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Mayo B wrote a review 15 May
San Diego, California5 contributions
the villa was like a dream. The place is clean had everything we needed and the lady is right next door to if you need anything. She was very nice and helpful. The ocean views are endless. We felt so safe, we left all the doors open while sleeping. Joy who helped me book this reservation was beyond AMAZING.. Joy you made this trip so much easier for us since it was our first time in Aruba, I can’t thank you enough for everything. I asked so many questions and changed things around but you were so patient with me and helpful. Thank you for making this trip extra special and memorable one. I highly recommend Aruba Ocean Villas I promise you won’t be disappointment
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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AJTEE85 wrote a review Dec 2021
Buffalo, New York8 contributions17 helpful votes
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My fiancé and I just got back from another relaxing trip to Aruba. We originally booked Aruba Ocean Villas for a Fall trip in 2020, however, COVID had other plans for us. The travel concierge, Joy, kept in constant contact with us to help re-book our stay. We stayed 5 nights in villa Isla Alistaire. As soon as we entered the property, the staff took over and the relaxation began. The check-in process started with a staff member asking what we'd like to drink. Less than 5 minutes later, we were checked in and told to leave our luggage to be delivered to the villa. With daquiris in hand, we were escorted to our villa. We were in awe of villa Isla Alistaire. The villa was beautifully decorated and we were super excited for what the next 5 days had in store for us. Over the next few days, it became obvious how much pride the workers have in the property. The beach was constantly being raked and maintained and staff members were always checking in to see if there was anything we needed. One minor inconvenience we encountered was a weak wifi connection from our villa. We mentioned the weak signal to the front desk and they gave us a hot-spot to take to our villa. We were surfing the web in no time! Joy even went out of her way to stop by our villa and ask if we'd like a tour of the property. She showed us all the different villas and showed us the progress being made to build a few more over-water villas. Every now and then, we could hear a faint saw cutting wood as a result of the expansion, but the noise was very minimal. The beauty of Aruba Ocean Villas is how secluded and intimate it is. The villas are each designed for 2 adults, so when they sell out the 8 villas on property, there are only 16 people in total. This was our 5th time to Aruba, we usually stay in the crowded and energetic high-rise area. Aruba Ocean Villas was the complete opposite, we really felt like we were the only people on the island. I spent most of the time floating in the ocean with a beer in hand alongside our villa while my fiancé floated in the plunge pool attached to Isla Alistaire. Any requests we had were promptly addressed. The toilet and shower took a little getting used to. Since the property has its own water treatment, they ask that you don't flush toilet paper. As a result, the toilet is equipped with a bidet. That sucker can really wake you up! The outdoor shower definitely adds some island life to the villa. Unfortunately, the shower doesn't put out very hot water, it's not cold, but its not hot. Which really wasn't a big issue for us. One thing we wish we knew beforehand was to have bug spray applied at all times. We never saw mosquitos, but they left their mark several times. Aruba Ocean Villas provides every villa with bug spray, be sure to use it. In conclusion, my fiancé and I highly recommend Aruba Ocean Villas to any couple looking escape reality, while enjoying top-notch service. We will definitely be back! Huge thank you to Joy and the entire team for a vacation we will never forget!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Responded 13 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your stay, and we appreciate your valuable comments for the guests who are just planning their stay with us <3 We hope to welcome you again in the near future. We promise to provide the same or even better service next time:) Warm greetings, Aruba Ocean Villas Team
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Erica B wrote a review 3 May
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We booked 6 months in advance to be told they had an system issue and double the villa I wanted for my husband birthday. So we had to switch villa 3x. Chupi was full of mosquitoes and big lizard, Sophia penthouse has termites in the bed I contacted front desk for the maid to come and clear the termite. She sprayed and swept them. Good thing I asked her to leave the spray due to they came back. I messaged the front desk and sent my husband to see if anyone was at the desk at 11pm no response and no one there. We got no sleep and was bitten up and greeted by a bird. So that was 2 out 3 and I was over it. I had to spend money to stay at another hotel for comfort. When I informed the front desk they called Shirley who then asked did we have food in the bed due to she checked the room before we got there. But why are there termites in the penthouse in the first place. Second when asked about my refund they denied it and gave a credit…….they claim they gave us 2200 dollars in refund. Then inconvenience us and had to refund us our money due to the double booking of 1200, when we had already paid 6k for our stay. They denied us a refund for the two night due to their inconvenience of termites and no one at the front desk to help at time. It took them a week to get back with me. Joyce and the staff were very helpful. Sandrich was a jerk. Do not spend your hard earned money with these people. The photos are photo shop , and they have dogs everywhere. This is not the place to stay at when your in Aruba. They really messed up my celebration for my husband. Please go to the Renaissance they have their own private land and save your money to do some shopping. THIS IS NOT THE PLACE. I’m still waiting on their attorney’s information so that I can give it to mine.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Mike Gendreau wrote a review 3 May
Pelham, New Hampshire5 contributions
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It's hard to explain how amazing this place is. We stayed there for 7 days in the Sophia cabana. We actually met the owners while there and said the villas are named after their grandchildren. The staff, the grounds, the views & over experience was everything we could have asked for. The weather is perfect, little to no bugs, can snorkel right out of your villa (equipment in your room). In our villa there are two beds. One that is outside with amazing an amazing breeze and can watch the sun set while taking an afternoon nap. The other is in your room which is a canopy bed. It has a white sheet around it (like a screen) you close at night (for the very little bugs they have) and they have a unique system that pumps A/C into just the bed area. Super awesome! For bathrooms there are no doors but was located in the villa where you have privacy. The shower is also in the open but has shades you can drape for privacy. There is no "all you can eat" options. Breakfast is included. Eggs, fruit, toast, meats, juices, oatmeal and more. The property is spotless. They are adding several more villas so at times you may hear some construction but it is not overwhelming at all. The construction is being added to the left of you and there is another villa between you and construction so we found it not to be an issue whatsoever. There are no TV's & WIFI was pretty good. We brought a speaker and played our own music. Pandora doesn't work outside of the US but Sirius XM does so if you have it download the app before leaving. There is a small fridge and a cooler they fill with ice daily (have to ask). You will need to download the WHATSUP app and can communicate with Joy. She s amazing and honestly will feel like she is only working for you (24/7). What else can we say... it was a once in a lifetime opportunity!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Sherry H wrote a review Apr 2022
Monroe, North Carolina235 contributions83 helpful votes
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My husband and I stayed 4 nights of our 14 days in Aruba. It was our 20th Anniversary. We fell in love with the resort. We stayed in LouLou. Very private! Fabulous staff! Delicious food! We took the kayaks over to sea glass island, walked over to ZeeRovers for lunch. I was so shock to see negative reviews. Yes internet was very limited, which was a blessing. My husband and I talked, laughed, it was wonderful!! Yes Beach is small, which we loved! No crowds, no one selling thing or wanting to bread my hair! Some people can find negative in anything I guess! I would give it 10 stars if I could. We can’t wait to go back! I recommend for everyone.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Sun Screen, Hair ties, Yeti, just RELAX AND ENJOY the calm!
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jjulianagomez wrote a review Apr 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada33 contributions13 helpful votes
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Hands down the best experience I’ve had in a hotel. Perfect place for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. We stayed at one of the newer overwater bungalows and it was a dream. Service was top notch and food amazing. Complementary breakfast everyday and they can bring your meal to your room and serve you from there if you wish. We got a couple massage and it was one of the best I’ve had! Special thanks to Chanilla, Maria, Rocky, Zaldy, Wendell, and many more that made our trip unforgettable.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Aaron C wrote a review Apr 2022
Madison, Wisconsin10 contributions1 helpful vote
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My fiancée and I spent a week staying at Aruba Ocean Villas. We stayed at the villa named "Joy" for the first two nights, and then we moved to "Orquidea" for the remainder of our stay. Do take a look at each offered villa, as they do differ quite a bit in accommodations. I strongly encourage anyone interested in staying at these villas to do thorough research and understand that you will not have the same experience that you'd have staying at a hotel or resort. When we first arrived, this realization hit us a little hard. You will have to learn to deal with sand, bugs, and outdoor plumbing (at least in our experience). There are also lizards or geckos that can be noisy in the night. They make a sort-of chirping sound, and they will probably be in your roof. Once we came to terms with this, and decided to consider it a form of "glamping," we greatly enjoyed our stay. The whole staff at AOV works their hardest to make sure you have the best experience. Several nights we found ourselves sitting at the bar when the restaurant was closing just to chat with Zaldy, Rocky, and the rest of the staff. Zaldy was also such a pleasure for the (included) breakfast. He made it easy to enjoy a delicious breakfast on the beach each morning. The villas are a perfect representation of this part of Aruba. It is very much away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas of the island, and AOV is true to that. My fiancée and I rented a car so that we could experience the more touristy parts, too, but we found ourselves relieved to return to our tranquil villa at the end of the day. We even carved out some more low-key days at the end of our stay to make sure to enjoy it to its fullest. We personally enjoyed having the company of the cute and friendly resident cats and dogs, too. If you can ignore the elements that feel like camping, it is truly a peaceful place to enjoy a vacation.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Danny D wrote a review Apr 2022
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What an amazing experience we had! Couldn’t ask for more, ONLY to stay back for more days..lol. The owner, Rocky, is a great host. We can see he is passionate in what he’s doing in a hospitality service. Zaldy was exceptional as well. He always has that friendly, warmth smile on his face and it makes your day absolutely beautiful. We stayed in Joy and the room ambience was so peaceful, and relaxing. Hopefully one day we can come back here again to get that amazing experience here at the Aruba Ocean Villa. 4/16/2022, Mr & Mrs Joy.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Sabrina wrote a review Apr 2022
Louisa, Kentucky1 contribution1 helpful vote
Rocky went above and beyond his duties! He made sure we had dinner even though it wasn’t as planned! Special meals, wine and even homemade sandwiches. All other good staff done well too!! Very courteous and polite. Thank you, Rocky. Keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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morgan wrote a review Apr 2022
4 contributions3 helpful votes
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We just returned from our stay at the Aruba Ocean Villas and I am already anticipating our return. We celebrated our honeymoon in Aruba spending the first stretch on Palm beach and finishing it off at the villas. From the moment we arrived we felt as if we were transported to an entirely different island. When we arrived, we were immediately impressed by the eclectic , lush - jungle like- decor and greeted with a smile by the lovely Chanella. After a quick check in process, she had us leave our bags and brought us into our villa, LouLou! WOW. This place was even better than the photos. Every detail was thought of and nothing was missed! Daniella was so sweet, bringing us welcome cocktails, our bags and really going the extra mile throughout our entire stay. For dinner we stayed on property and ate at the Old Man and the Sea. The food was incredible! Wendel was our waiter and he went above and beyond of us, even serenades us with his guitar nearly bringing my husband and I to tears. Just when we thought the night couldn’t get better we sat and talked to Rocky. Rocky is a true profesional and made is feel like VIPs. He even took my husband aside and planned a special honeymoon inspired dinner for us in our room. This place isn’t your traditional 5-star hotel on palm beach with daily planned activities and early morning housekeeping but that’s the beauty of it. You feel like you are on your own private island but don’t be fooled staff is there to for fill ANY requests you may have. From start to finish Aruba Ocean Villas exceded our expectations and we can’t wait to come back! -With all our love Mr. and Mrs. LouLou
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Bring floats for the water! They do supply kayaks and paddle board but we spent hours floating!
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PRICE RANGE
US$541 - US$1,624 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Old Man and The Sea Ocean Villas
LOCATION
CaribbeanArubaSavaneta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aruba Ocean Villas
Which popular attractions are close to Aruba Ocean Villas?
Nearby attractions include Baby Beach (7.7 km), Mangel Halto Beach (3.7 km), and Arikok National Park (6.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Aruba Ocean Villas?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Aruba Ocean Villas?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Aruba Ocean Villas?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Aruba Ocean Villas?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Aruba Ocean Villas?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kamini's Kitchen, O'Niel Caribbean Kitchen, and The Flying Fishbone.
Are pets allowed at Aruba Ocean Villas?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aruba Ocean Villas?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Aruba Ocean Villas?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bushiribana Gold Mill Ruins (12.6 km) and Fort Zoutman Historical Museum (12.9 km).
Does Aruba Ocean Villas have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.