one year we stayed post timeshare at an apartment place near Lings and it had no hot water.
we were able to tolerate the "cold" water (which was as andy says below body temp), but it made for long showers rather unpleasant.
many homes/residences in aruba have water storage for their hot water and it is in a tank on roof or beside the house...heated by the sun.
Originally Posted by AndyM
In our time share, if you run the 'cold' water, you get water that's slightly below body temp.
As for question of hot water. . . I had a hot water tank (10 gal. electric) installed this past January after 5 years with no hot water. Got by then due to only being here on vacation. Now that I am here full time, it was time to get hot water in the showers and bathrooms. I do have a dishwasher that makes it own hot water but it is now nice to have it in all the showers and sinks. . . . And it is not that costly to have a electric hot water tank. . . . .
FYI - if you are planning to purchase a property that will eventually be used for short term rental, you need a hot water heater. Renters will assume you have hot water and complain about your property if they have lukewarm showers. Additionally, most rental properties do provide hot water for this reason, so you'll have a difficult time to compete the rental marketplace unless you have it. Hope that helps.