"We just spent 8 nights in Jill, Julie, and Pat's fabulous little piece of paradise and it was just an amazing week. We were two couples, in our late 40's/early 50's who LOVE Aruba. This was our fifth trip, and our friends third. Their first time was to attend our wedding there 5 years ago and they came back to celebrate our anniversary this year. Neither of us have ever stayed in the same place in Aruba twice, but I think after this week, we now know where we will return to time and again. Oceania is just a great spot, but I am almost hesitant to rave about it too much because we want to keep it a secret!! One of the best things about it was that we really felt like we had the entire resort to ourselves all week! Hardly anyone on the section of Eagle Beach in front of the condos, and the beautiful pools were always empty and quiet, apparently because so many people who are there actually LIVE there and are off at work etc during the day. It was just amazing.
The condo unit itself was exactly as pictured, with plenty of space. The four of us are very good friends, but we still liked having our own space, and the size and layout of the condo was just perfect for that. Julie was amazing to work with, she answered all of my 50-something emails between booking and arrival and was always pleasant and prompt, no matter how silly my questions! As an added bonus, we ended up meeting Jill when we got there, she had stayed in the unit the night before, and was moving over to one of the little boutique hotels next door for a couple of more days. She was a great hostess, told us about a few really nice places for lunch, dinner, drinks, and we even had lunch with her and met her and a friend out for drinks one night! Lovely hostess. Lisa, the property manager was also super friendly and helpful upon check-in and check-out.
The condo provides really everything you need, from appliances and utensils, dishes, cookware, glassware for every possible beverage, as well as coolers and thermos jugs to fill up to take to the beach. There were plenty of beach chairs, floats, and noodles. The beds were super comfortable and the closet space amazing! (Do I keep using the word 'amazing' over and over? Well I can't help it!). The view from the terrace was also beautiful and we sat out there every night with a bottle of wine and either watched the sunset or the stars later on.
More to say, but not enough characters left to say it all! Thank you Ladies!!!"
Guest: Lesley S.
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: October 18, 2015