Heads up to anyone planning a spa visit at the Renaissance. The Okeanos Spa closed for renovations May 15, 2008. Yes, we were unlucky enough to arrive for a Royal Romance massage on the 16th and they "forgot" to mention it the 2 times I re-confirmed ! They have converted a hotel room on the 3rd floor to do massages. While the massage itself was very good, the ambiance was lacking, as well as the sauna and showers! They gave us a 10% discount on the package but, if you're looking for a spa experience, I'd book elsewhere or only book massages in the Spa Cove on the private island.
I'm hoping the gods of all gift certificates land me one for this joint. I need to mellow out, burn some incense, get hot stones put on my head or something. Can't wait to get back to the rock and off this shabby treadmill up here.
My wife also likes the Intermezzo Spa at the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort. She had a pedicure there last night for $42. She will be back for a message the week after next. Prices are excellent and service has been consistent for her.
This is one of the few spas in Aruba that's really on the beach. You really get the spa-in-paradise feeling as opposed to being in a building with a/c. The treatments are done in small private cabana's with a gorgeous ocean view. Check out attached pictures. One is the picture of the spa and the other is the view you have as you are being treated.