- Modern rooms with cherry and marble furnishings
- Asian-inspired garden areas and beachfront spa
- Daily yoga and Pilates classes, introductory classes free
- All-inclusive option available
An upscale boutique hotel on the widest stretch of Aruba’s spectacular Eagle Beach. It could be said that Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is at the perfect location—not too far away from everything but in the quieter part of Aruba’s low-rise hotel zone.
Despite having few rooms, the large property embraces a mini market, gift shop, four restaurants, waterfalls, statues and car rental. Long-time guests and newcomers mingle freely in the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. The resort’s 72 rooms, contained in two oceanfront buildings, are tastefully decorated in an upscale, contemporary and simple manner. All include free WiFi, an in-room safe, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, beach cooler and a flat-screen TV. Every room has a private furnished balcony or patio. Accommodations are available in four categories: Deluxe Ocean View, Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Ocean Front and Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite. All rooms, patios and public buildings are non-smoking. Designated smoking areas are available outside.
Guests of Manchebo Bay can choose between four different restaurants: Ike’s Bistro serves Mediterranean fare in a breezy, open setting by the pool; meat, fish, local cuisine and international fare can be enjoyed at The Chophouse; sushi and sashimi are available at Omakase Sushi Bar; and Pega Pega Beach Bar & Grill’s casual right-on-the-beach atmosphere is the perfect place to sample smoothies, local beers and freshly-caught fish.
In addition to the pristine beaches and crystal-clear water, some of Aruba’s best attractions lay beneath the waves. Two WWII shipwrecks provide some of the best diving sites in the Caribbean. The 400-foot _SS Antilla_, a German trade ship sunk in 1940, lies in Malmok Bay in 60 feet of water and is one of the Caribbean’s largest shipwrecks. The other wreck, the _SS Pedernales_, was an Italian-built oil tanker that was torpedoed in 1942. It sits in about 25 feet of water off of Palm Beach.
In Arikok National Park, on Aruba’s more rugged and remote north shore, is one of the island’s more unusual attractions. Visitors can sit in a calm, natural pool surrounded by black volcanic rock–known as “Conchi”–while just beyond, the waves are crashing all around. The water is clear enough to snorkel and watch the marine life and the unique formation accommodates 12–15 people at once.