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Savaneta 356-A, Savaneta Aruba
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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 03/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 03/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 5 Speciality lodging 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkelling
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Couples massage
Adults only
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
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Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Dutch
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Hal W wrote a review 12 Jan
Berwyn, Pennsylvania1 contribution
My family and I (4 of us) stayed at the Sunset Villa at Aruba Ocean Villas. This villa has 4 bedrooms, and is very spacious. Note- I have looked all over the world for an over-water bungalow that sleeps more than 2 people, and this was the only one I could find. The staff at Aruba Ocean Villas went out of their way to make our stay a "once in a lifetime" experience. We had a dinner in an over the water cabana one night, as the sun set in the distance. I really can't say enough about the people and the property. Check out the website for lots of photos. Lastly, Joy (from Aruba Ocean Villas) provided us personal attention for several months prior to our trip. She helped us arrange a rental vehicle, helped with COVID testing requirements (make sure to stay up to date with this), meal planning (we are vegetarians). I will definitely do this again (even though I thought it would be a once in a lifetime experience, I want to do it again!)
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: If you have 3 or more people, choose the Sunset Villa-it has 4 bedrooms.
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Lauren D wrote a review Dec 2021
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If I could leave 0 stars I would. Resort was unclean, my boyfriend and I had no bug spray, lizards in the room, absolutely no wifi, and the worst part of all - no hot water. The pictures are professionally done on the website and IG but please don’t be fooled. We were going to stay a full week, but after seeing the place as well as no hot water or wifi - we left after 2 hours. We are currently waiting on a refund of $2300+ due to the condition of the resort and our room, to which I had to contact a lawyer to pursue because the resort concierge Joy only has the capability to “forward emails” to management. She’s known about the issues since the minute they appeared and was available by phone, now all of a sudden after the refund request she’s ghost and only has updates that she’s awaiting an update every day for 7 days. We were literally only in the room for 2 hours, what’s the hold up? PLEASE CHOOSE RIU, or the RENAISSANCE instead..way more clean, & more value for your buck. *****STAY FAR AWAY FROM ARUBA OCEAN VILLAS***********
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Randy wrote a review Dec 2021
San Diego, California2 contributions3 helpful votes
First of all, a review from a first time traveller vs. a review from an experienced traveller are two very different things. This is the latter. We have a great deal of travel experience in the Caribbean, Mexico, Costa Rica and Europe, including almost all the Windward Islands, Leeward Islands, BVI, USVI, and Belize. Service. We have never experienced better service, ever. Everyone from senior management to the housekeeping staff bent over backwards to make our stay super special. Many of the staff become our friends, and we exchanged telephone numbers. It is like a family here, and we were adopted into this family without hesitation. Maria was always there to greet us early in the morning and she was still there to say “good night” after our dinner as we headed back to our villa. Wendel will serve your meal and play guitar/sing for your special occasion (our honeymoon) and always make you feel like the most important person in the world. Zaldi will make the best Mojito, bring wine and appetizers to your villa, and pretty much anything else you need. Food. Chef Jeff and “Mommy” will blow your mind with the best food you can imagine. I’ve eaten tons of grouper over the years, but never prepared as perfectly as Chef Jeff did it. And I told him so! Next time that was available, Chef Jeff made it for us again….but this time without any other chef involved, then served it to us at our table. Chef Jeff began to make special variations on the menu for us on a regular basis. Mommy is amazing. She does it all….her breakfast is to die for (especially the arapa with tuna …. I know what you’re thinking but, yes, it is GREAT for breakfast). Mommy also fixed my wife’s dress and removed a grease stain from another— on top of daily greeting with hugs and kisses (oh, my wife doesn’t speak Spanish and Mommy doesn’t speak English). With rare exception (only the Flying Fishbone next door), we always regretted eating anywhere other than here. Villas. We have the newest villa on the property. It is a flagship villa that blew our mind. There are a few more flagship villas over the water that are under construction. We used the outdoor bedroom frequently for naps or sleeping over night. It’s a full, king size bed under a palapa. There’s an outdoor shower (I used every day), and outdoor tub made of stone (used almost everyday), a deck with lounge chairs, a dining table, and an oversized outdoor couch (about as wide as a full size bed). There’s even more that I’m not including. Inside is beautiful too. Our photos never really capture how wonderful it is. Location. We love snorkeling. We would just swim from our villa to the reef (5 minutes), then swim another 5 minutes to the cut to swim outside the reef. The corals and sea life were better here than almost anywhere we went, and we tried a lot of places. The only place (maybe) better was Mangel Halto — your Google searches will say it is the best snorkeling on the island, and we agree. It is only a few minutes away from our villa by car, a bit too far to walk. It is probably better than outside the reef in front of our villa but not by much. It is, after all, really the same corner of the ocean, just a few hundred yards away from here. I rented a tank and reg, went back to Mangel Halto and enjoyed a great scuba dive there too. We will come back. No doubt. Photo included is the sunset and view from our villa’s deck.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AJTEE85 wrote a review Dec 2021
Buffalo, New York8 contributions14 helpful votes
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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Veronica K. wrote a review Oct 2021
5 contributions5 helpful votes
There are NO words to explain the beauty of this place. We were first timers to Aruba and we visited for our honeymoon. This exceeded every expectation possible. Maria, Wendell, Zaldy, Xiomara, Chef and the WHOLE staff not only made us feel welcomed but like family. I've traveled a lot in my life and have never experienced something so unique. If you are looking for privacy, relaxation, beautiful surroundings, and the BEST food this is your place. We love and miss you guys already. We hope to visit one of the new villas. Love Mr & Mrs. Keenan 🤍💙
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Aruba Ocean Villas, Guest Services / Front Office at Aruba Ocean Villas
Responded 5 Nov 2021
Hello Mr & Mrs. Keenan! We are beyond happy you have chosen our villas for your Honeymoon and even more excited you had such a unique experience. Thank you for your wonderful comments. We hope to see you back soon. All your friends and family from Aruba Ocean Villas:)
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PRICE RANGE
US$534 - US$1,617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Old Man and The Sea Ocean Villas
LOCATION
CaribbeanArubaSavaneta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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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 view of a nearby landmark.
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.