We did the same thing! On our very first trip to Aruba in 2006, we put a deposit on a townhome at Gold Coast, in the 2nd stage of phase 1. At the time, the land was a huge cactus field, but we took a leap of faith, bit the bullet and bought.
We had fallen in love with Aruba the minute we stepped off the plane, and we haven't regretted our decision to buy since then. We took occupancy of our home in October 2009 and have been enjoying vacations there ever since. Gold Coast is a beautiful community and we've made several good friends.
We hope you enjoy your condo as much as we do. Perhaps we will run into each other during one of our visits. Good luck and enjoy!
Hey that's great news - happy to meet a new neighbor. Cant wait to get in there. I understand they are about to start the clubhouse - should be really nice once all is completed.
we just rented a two bedroom townhouse at the gold coast on our last trip there. we loved it. hope to rent there again this year. it is located in the best part of aruba and near the best beach, arashi. enjoy! and welcome to the forum where you will learn tons & tons of info on aruba. and what you don't see on this forum, ask & I'm sure someone will have the answer for you.
Glad to hear you loved it - We're looking forward to staying there for many years to come