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hatteras
10-25-2016, 11:19 AM
Hi everyone. I have friends who are going to Aruba for the first time. They booked at Bluewater Luxury Suites through VRBO. Does anyone know anything about this place? Thanks

act1966
10-25-2016, 12:44 PM
Looking at the pictures on the website, the word "luxury" might be a bit of a stretch:

http://bluewatersuites.com/

Could it have been the Blue Residences? We looked at them when we went to "Kitchen Table" table for dinner. Those are pretty high-end and the location is fantastic for the beach:

http://www.bluearuba.com/

schexc
10-25-2016, 01:53 PM
Haven't seen or heard of them in our travels.

Aruba4ever
10-25-2016, 01:53 PM
Ok, since you are asking for a friend and you are a regular posting I will give you my thoughts on Blue. I had the opportunity to walk by Blue 4 times over my last couple of trips on my daily walk. The smell that I experienced while walking by would prevent me from considering staying there. The smell was very strong and I have almost no sense of smell. It was not just one day, it was every day....

hatteras
10-25-2016, 04:05 PM
Ok, since you are asking for a friend and you are a regular posting I will give you my thoughts on Blue. I had the opportunity to walk by Blue 4 times over my last couple of trips on my daily walk. The smell that I experienced while walking by would prevent me from considering staying there. The smell was very strong and I have almost no sense of smell. It was not just one day, it was every day....


They are not talking about Blue Residences. This place is inland. They were told that it is not too far from Marriott. http://bluewatersuites.com/index.html

Aruba4ever
10-25-2016, 04:21 PM
Sorry for any confusion. I have no idea about that property, sorry.

hatteras
10-25-2016, 05:01 PM
Sorry for any confusion. I have no idea about that property, sorry.

No problem. Thanks for trying to help:)

hatteras
10-25-2016, 05:05 PM
Looking at the pictures on the website, the word "luxury" might be a bit of a stretch:

http://bluewatersuites.com/

Could it have been the Blue Residences? We looked at them when we went to "Kitchen Table" table for dinner. Those are pretty high-end and the location is fantastic for the beach:

http://www.bluearuba.com/

It is definitely the first one , and I agree, it certainly doesn't look like luxury. I'm a little concerned. I gave them lots of suggestions but they booked this because it was cheaper. It seems pretty far from the beach, or anything else, for that matter. Just wondering what the area is like.

act1966
10-25-2016, 05:27 PM
It is definitely the first one , and I agree, it certainly doesn't look like luxury. I'm a little concerned. I gave them lots of suggestions but they booked this because it was cheaper. It seems pretty far from the beach, or anything else, for that matter. Just wondering what the area is like.

It's residential for the most part. About a twenty minute walk to the Ritz Carlton (due west).

lucky
10-25-2016, 06:27 PM
1.25 miles from ritz

act1966
10-26-2016, 09:01 AM
I would advise your friends to get explicit instructions on how to get to the property - it isn't discoverable in Google Maps when you search for "Bluewater Suites" and their website map doesn't drop a pin on where the property actually is.

Another site said the address is "Rooi Santo 1B" but they may want to contact them in advance to be sure.

For some reason, they don't have their street address on the website info:

http://bluewatersuites.com/contact.html

aquaman
10-26-2016, 09:19 AM
For some reason, they don't have their street address on the website info:

http://bluewatersuites.com/contact.html

Act.....the police here have advised property owners here who either rent their homes out to vacationers directly through their own websites or through a rental company NOT to include the address. They claim that this information is used by those who are responsible for the large number of breakins to vacation homes. I speak from personal experience.

act1966
10-26-2016, 09:23 AM
Ouch. Good to know. Thanks.


Act.....the police here have advised property owners here who either rent their homes out to vacationers directly through their own websites or through a rental company NOT to include the address. They claim that this information is used by those who are responsible for the large number of breakins to vacation homes. I speak from personal experience.

Jacki
10-26-2016, 09:29 AM
Wow John - scary.

I thought this place had been discussed here somewhere, but I can't seem to find it.

Andrea J.
10-26-2016, 09:51 AM
i looked too jacki.
i thought that i had read about it before.


Wow John - scary.

I thought this place had been discussed here somewhere, but I can't seem to find it.

coco1010
12-17-2016, 08:30 PM
I just came across this posts and have to say that you are all wrong
We stayed at the Blue water suites 2 times already and we love it! We booked using VRBO the first time and the we loved it so much that we came back 6 moths later.
We booked directly the second time to avoid paying the VRBO fee . The place is very close to the Marriott it is 650 meters not 1.2 miles 5-8 min walk if you want to walk but we prefer to rent a car to explore the island (the owners assist us with the car rental and the price was good $175 a week in the low season)
We used to stay at the Hyatt and Raddison so we know what luxury is and the Blue water suites are spacious and beautiful, very clean, full kitchens , beautiful bathrooms and very nice pool. Yes, you don't have the ocean view but you also don't pay $500 - $1600 a night for a room at the hotels, it all depends of ones priority and budget.
I heard that the police is advising everybody to be vigilant as there is more crime in Aruba now, so I don't blame them for not advertising the address.
When we booked they send us precise directions and a map and on arrival the owners offered to give us quick tour of Palm and Eagle beach and they recommended Boca Catalina and Arashi beach for snorkeling. Since we always stayed at the hotels and did not rent a car before that was very helpful.
Also they gave us recommendations for some local places to eat and things to do.
Everybody we met there love the place and they have over 33 (5 star) reviews on VRBO alone.
it is shame that people write bad things without knowing the facts

Traceyd14
12-17-2016, 08:57 PM
How was your experience with the air conditioning?

lucky
12-17-2016, 10:02 PM
Did you mean 175.00 a night,don't see anything near 175.00 a week on their website?

Andrea J.
12-17-2016, 10:08 PM
welcome to your first posting

how are things in aruba today? weather still glorious?
would you be kind enough to post some photos of the place?




I just came across this posts and have to say that you are all wrong
We stayed at the Blue water suites 2 times already and we love it! We booked using VRBO the first time and the we loved it so much that we came back 6 moths later.
We booked directly the second time to avoid paying the VRBO fee . The place is very close to the Marriott it is 650 meters not 1.2 miles 5-8 min walk if you want to walk but we prefer to rent a car to explore the island (the owners assist us with the car rental and the price was good $175 a week in the low season)
We used to stay at the Hyatt and Raddison so we know what luxury is and the Blue water suites are spacious and beautiful, very clean, full kitchens , beautiful bathrooms and very nice pool. Yes, you don't have the ocean view but you also don't pay $500 - $1600 a night for a room at the hotels, it all depends of ones priority and budget.
I heard that the police is advising everybody to be vigilant as there is more crime in Aruba now, so I don't blame them for not advertising the address.
When we booked they send us precise directions and a map and on arrival the owners offered to give us quick tour of Palm and Eagle beach and they recommended Boca Catalina and Arashi beach for snorkeling. Since we always stayed at the hotels and did not rent a car before that was very helpful.
Also they gave us recommendations for some local places to eat and things to do.
Everybody we met there love the place and they have over 33 (5 star) reviews on VRBO alone.
it is shame that people write bad things without knowing the facts

act1966
12-18-2016, 05:44 AM
The map on the website doesn't specify the location,,, it appears to be near Surfside Villas/Rooi Santo in the website map picture. But I found it on VRBO and the location is south of Rooi Santo and is, in fact, a direct walk to the Ritz approximately 650m like you mentioned. They need to update their location a little more accurately in that map picture even if they don't want to give a specific address.

https://www.vrbo.com/757185#map

The word "luxury" threw a lot of readers (myself included). When you look at the pictures and descriptions, while the property might be nice, I wouldn't characterise it as luxurious.

lucky
12-18-2016, 09:17 AM
walking is much closer because you can cross empty lots to the ritz,driving is over a mile to same point because you have to go back to route 2 then double back to the ritz

Andrea J.
12-18-2016, 09:20 AM
i think that the $175 p week is the car rental fee.
Did you mean 175.00 a night,don't see anything near 175.00 a week on their website?

lucky
12-18-2016, 09:37 AM
oops,my bad:doh:

Andrea J.
12-18-2016, 10:00 AM
hahahahaha, nope not at all.

lucky, can you show me the location of this place on the map?
it is back from the boardwalk hotel/cottages and across rte 2 right?

oops,my bad:doh:

act1966
12-18-2016, 11:04 AM
walking is much closer because you can cross empty lots to the ritz,driving is over a mile to same point because you have to go back to route 2 then double back to the ritz

When we were down in November, you couldn't walk through the Salina as it was flooded.

act1966
12-18-2016, 11:06 AM
hahahahaha, nope not at all.

lucky, can you show me the location of this place on the map?
it is back from the boardwalk hotel/cottages and across rte 2 right?

If you click the vrbo link I posted, it shows the property on a map... It's near La Boheme - it's a residential neighborhood.

schexc
12-18-2016, 11:55 AM
We stayed at La Boheme, definitely a residential neighborhood.

lucky
12-18-2016, 02:36 PM
sorry andrea.don't know how to post anything but what i write,thats something i'll learn to do someday,or i'll just ask a 4 year old.:confused:lol.anyway when we were just there, we checked out that area,there are some new beautiful homes on opal & ruby street section by the aruba racquet club which is right across lg smith in front of the ritz