What Makes Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club Our #1 Resort?

published on February 6, 2020 by

RedWeek’s #1 resort, yet again! See what makes Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club a member favorite again in 2020!

Not only does this Palm Beach resort continually rank among RedWeek’s top resorts each year, it also garners some of the most inquiries from guests seeking a luxurious Caribbean resort experience. So, what exactly is in the secret sauce that keeps members returning to the Aruba Surf Club each year? Read on to see what makes this resort so desirable in 2020: 

Beachfront Location

Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club sits beachfront on the Caribbean with an outdoor swimming pool, lazy river and health club.

Spacious Villas

The resort features spacious villas designed to provide high-quality accommodations within a relaxing, escape resort- atmosphere. Each villa has spacious living and dining areas, full kitchens, multiple TV sets, private balcony, and daily maid service (upon request). 

Three Towers with Unique Appeal

Caribbean Resorts

There are three towers: Lighthouse, Compass, and Spyglass. The Lighthouse Tower is closest to the beach, with units being designated as oceanside. The Compass Tower is home to all the resort’s 3-bedroom units, as well as the resort’s main lobby and marketplace. The Spyglass Tower is the newest of the three, on the back of the property. Some of these units have ocean views, while most have garden views overlooking the lazy river.

Luxurious On-Site Amenities

Guests of Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club have access to the following on-site features and amenities:

  • Accessible Units
  • Bar
  • Casino
  • Concierge
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Grocery Store
  • Housekeeping Available
  • Internet Access
  • Kid Friendly
  • Live Entertainment
  • Ocean
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Playground Area
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Security
  • Shared Laundry Facilities
  • Shopping Area
  • Snack Bar
  • Spa Services
  • Tennis
  • Whirlpool/Hot Tub

Nearby Attractions

Guests of Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club may enjoy services at the Mandara Spa in neighboring Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club‘s lobby. Additional nearby attractions include:

  • Mandara Spa
  • Golf
  • Horseback Riding
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind Surfing

What RedWeek Guests Have to Say:

Here are some of our more recent reviews of Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club. Read on to see why everyone’s raving about this resort:

By paula1189

Jan 10, 2020

Our first time to Aruba, though we travel a lot and have been to Hawaii many times. Seems most of the negative issues from 2012 listed below have been rectified. Like any property, peak season means you need to compete for resources like chairs (and restaurant seating, and drink service – you’re here in peak season, come on!). That’s the whole island in January. We are here now, winding up our 7 night stay and would definitely return to the Surf Club. A wonderful value for the stay here. 2 bedrooms separated by a common space means the 20-somethings can do their thing while we turn in earlier than they do. Lively spots can easily be found within walking distance. Main tip to new travelers here – – buy your liquor at the duty-free shop at the airport on your way here. MUCH less expensive. I will admit however, that if you don’t want to buy bottles of liquor, the Surf Club happy hour was a good deal, especially when you consider the very generous pours. Overall, loved it. Considering purchasing our own time here, as this travel was on our brother’s ownership here.

By anne1118

Feb 25, 2019

We are huge fans of this beautiful island and the Marriott surf club! The staff is wonderful, the resort is clean and location provides many restaurant options, shopping and activities without ever needing a ride. The chair hassles could be improved, but if that’s our only issues, we’ll see you there every year!

By markt334

May 18, 2017

Our group of 7 just returned from a glorious week at the Light House Building at the Surf Club in our second owned ocean side villa. We were on the 12th floor in units 2624 & 2622 facing the kite surfers. What a magnificent view! This building is steps from the beach, pools, Hadicurri Restaurant & Moombas! Great location on the site.

By lyndar70

Mar 2, 2017

We purchased pre construction. Not knowing what to expect, we couldn’t be happier! The place is awesome! We try to get there every year. The pool and water slide is a blast. The lazy river is wonderful and the swim up bar is even better! We play volleyball in the pool or on the beach. There is something for everyone! We do go to the food store just to save on some meals but the restaurants are excellent!! The people are so friendly and helpful.The weather is always beautiful! What more could you ask for! It’s our Happy Place!! Lynda NJ

By joseph621

Feb 27, 2017

This is a great place to vacation with family and friends. The staff always is polite, friendly and helpful. We have been coming to this since it opened, we have met many other vacationers who also keep coming back. The weather is always perfect and the local restaurants are excellent. Once you get there all of your tensions are relived and you enjoy your peice of paradise, so enjoy😎

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Comments (3)

    • Avatar for Margaret L.
      Margaret L.
      Feb 24, 2020

      We applied 10 months before to go to Aruba in Feb.. --there was never an opening except for one studio. When is a good time to go weather wise, when not an owner and not in the heart of prime season? How does the Surf Club compare with the Ocean Club?

      • Avatar for Margaret L.
        Margaret L.
        Feb 24, 2020

        We applied 10 months before to go to Aruba in Feb.. --there was never an opening except for one studio. When is a good time to go weather wise, when not an owner and not in the heart of prime season? How does the Surf Club compare with the Ocean Club?

        • Avatar for Fred
          Feb 26, 2020

          response to margaretl194 the surf club is probably designed with families in mind, whereas the ocean club is probably preferred by retired folks. beach is more limited at the surf club ( those three towers house a lot of people), so many of the folks hang by the pool. there are washers and dryers inside each unit at the surf club, whereas the ocean club has laundry at the end of each floor. its really a matter of personal taste . we own at both and far prefer to stay at the ocean club. we let our kids have the surf club week. weather is pretty awesome all year long. its a little rainier in october and november, but its not at all a bad time to go. any time is great time in aruba