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Thread: Spotlight Ritz Carlton Aruba

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    Spotlight Ritz Carlton Aruba
    link for the Ritz Aruba website

    Paul and I have yet to lay our heads on any pillows at the Ritz, but we have visited the resort each time we have been on island since it has opened.
    We have visited Peg and Tom at their cabana a couple of years ago and enjoyed the pampering, as well as the pool and the beach. It is nice to have kind generous friends.

    We have visited their casino numerous times and I believe that we never left that casino any wealthier than when we when we arrived.

    My first impression with the Ritz was "Meh". I thought that their lobby was boring, understated and not at all the kind of lobby that represented aruba or the Caribbean.
    Over the years, my opinion has changed and I believe that the place including the lobby is lovely.
    I guess less really is more.

    We have had lunch at the poolside restaurant and found that their burgers are delicious and not necessarily "Ritz Priced."
    We have had dinner at Casa Nonna and found it delicious ..........sure paying $$$ for a plate of pasta is not my style, but it really is a lovely and delicious place. Their antipasto is delicious as is their chicken parm. Comparable to Boston's North End and IMO the best Italian on the island. Terazza Italiana is a very close 2nd on Aruba.

    I know that some of our members have stayed at the Ritz and loved it.

    Check out their site.

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    Senior Member Pegmeister's Avatar
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    We enjoyed our stay at the Ritz. The service was always above and beyond. When we checked in they upgraded us from a coastal view to a full ocean view with a huge balcony because it was our anniversary. In the evening we would sit out on the balcony and listen to the live music in the courtyard. It couldn’t get any better.

    I originally reserved the cabana for just one day but enjoyed it so much we got a second day. Chaise lounges in front of the cabana for getting some sun and a full sized queen bed in the cabana for that afternoon nap. The mini fridge is stocked with sodas and water and there was a basket of snacks. They came by with a fruit tray in the afternoon. Of course, we thoroughly enjoyed Andrea and Paul spending the day with us, as well as, the visit with Walt and Pam when they stopped by.

    While we always enjoyed the casino we never did win there. We did love Casa Nonna. I dream about their agnolotti. The Divi Bar is also a nice casual spot to grab a bite.

    We would definitely stay there again.
    Last edited by Pegmeister; 01-11-2021 at 11:17 AM.

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    Senior Member Aruba4ever's Avatar
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    We love everything about the Ritz Carlton. The Ladies and Gents are second to none and make you feel like you are in vacation heaven, lol. We have stayed there at least a dozen times and will be going back in June to celebrate our 25th there.

    The food is amazing. I love Casa Nonna and BLT is always tasty as well. I also love the Divi Bar...great views, drinks and a small but good menu. If you go and have the opportunity to upgrade to the club level its worth every penny. The views are amazing.

    The beach area is large and spread out. The water is shallow but its perfect for just relaxing.
    Just Booked trip 36- Trip report starting in June.

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