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Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We really love this hotel. It has 2 huge pools and also a kids pool, a water slide, recreation area, and very important is the sauna !!! Kids will be entertained the entire day because they have a game room and movie nights. Hotel rooms are spacious and beautiful. We had a really good time and will certainly be back.

Stayed: April 2018, travelled with family
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MarriottVacationClub, Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you for your review, Giancarlo! We are happy you enjoy the resort so much in Aruba. We hope you will return soon to Aruba Surf Club!

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

We have been at this resort 2 years in a row b/c of the pools and availability of 2 bedroom condos. Though this is a timeshare property, you can rent units on vrbo just as easily as you can book a hotel room. Since we have young children, we like the kitchen, extra space, and convenience of a washer/dryer in the room. Its a really nice upgrade from a standard hotel room.

The pools are huge and there are 3 of them. One has a big swim up bar, another has a lazy river, and the third is the largest with a huge waterfall and water slide. Of course, you can always spend the day at the beach as well.

Its not the Ritz Carlton, but its still very nice and kept up in comparison to most hotels. The down side is probably the same at most hotel resorts here......poor water pressure in the showers, mediocre food at premium prices, and unskilled bartenders.

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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MarriottVacationClub, Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Hi Dr. Paul, we are happy you enjoyed your visit to Aruba Surf Club. We do hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

We utilized a friend's timeshare for the week of May 5th. It was a 2/bedroom suite shared by 2 couples. The hotel staff and accommodations were great. The lazy river was a great feature and plenty of other pool areas for all to enjoy. I had a health scare our first night and was pleasantly surprised with the care and service by the front desk and security staff. They made us feel safe and assured of the best available services. They carefully drove me and my husband to the hospital and once we were done they came back to pick us up and even drove us to pick up prescriptions from a nearby pharmacy. This scary incident was made less scary by their care and attention. I thank the staff for their professionalism and relieved by the resort policy of taking care of their guests.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Spyglass tower with pool and garden views, with beach view from both balconies.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank fdhuffman
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MarriottVacationClub, Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Thank you for letting us know about your stay! It's great to hear the team stepped up and was able to assist when you needed them. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to the team. Our hope is to see you again at Aruba Surf Club!

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The Marriott Surf Club is not the biggest hotel/timeshare in Aruba but it feels that way. It is an immense property but easy to navigate. The hotel and the grounds are kept immaculately. Its a beautiful property. The pools are huge and the beach area large enough for the property. Love the adult pool.It gives you a break from kids running around. The staff are very courteous and polite. All speak several languages.Glad we found a timeshare to purchase from the secondary market. It saved us thousands.

Room Tip: The Towers are huge and most rooms above the 4th floor offer spectacular views of the ocean and surrounding area.
  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ozgard
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MarriottVacationClub, Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Hi Ozgard, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Aruba Surf Club! We hope to see you again soon at a Marriott Vacation Club Resort.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

We are MVC Owners at KoOlina in Hawaii and traded a week through Interval International for The Marriott Aruba Surf Club. We had the most fun, fabulous time! The 2 bedroom Villa was very spacious, well appointed, and clean. We had a great Oceanside view and also a view over the main pool. We have stayed at many MVC resorts and this property has the BEST activities team at the main pool. They kept everyone very entertained with so many different games, music, etc. They all seem to love working there! If you like FUN, this is the place for you. We especially enjoyed the "DON'T PANIC" girl!! We also went to the beach and enjoyed the laid back, relaxation there. I have to say, I was a little concerned about the whole chair tagging situation, (after reading some of the other reviews). We had NO problems at all with this. We found all of the other guests there to be very nice and willing to even move down a chair or two so we could get three together. The security team was also very helpful. When we went to the beach, the person working that area brought chairs down close to the water for us.

The Gym there is amazing. Very clean and has great cardio and weight machines. It is one of the nicest resort workout facilities I have seen. Very Spacious.

We booked several excursions with the Concierge and dinner reservations. There are so many great restaurants on Aruba...we especially enjoyed all of the ones on the beach with a view. (Barefoot, Atardi, Moomba, Pelican Nest, Hadicurari) We also enjoyed the beach bars that are within close walking distance. I was there with my two daughters, ages 27 and 23. We felt very safe on Aruba. We went the Casinos at The Ritz Carlton and also Marriott Stellaris, both were fun.

Every staff member we came in contact with was extremely nice, pleasant and helpful. The check in process was so smooth. We had rented an extra night for our last night and when we checked in they had all of this handled so we did not have to move rooms or change out our keys for our last night.

The Marketplace was great for Souvenirs and anything you may need. We found the prices to be very reasonable.

Superfoods Market is very close so you can go there to stock your Villa. They have everything you need.

Everything is so close.....so many restaurants, bars and shopping that are within walking distance. I would highly recommend choosing this resort and enjoy everything that Aruba has to offer. We will definitely be returning!

Special THANK YOU to Joop, the General Manager, and also Aprille, from the Pre-Arrival Team. We had a completely FABULOUS time.

Cindy Smith

  • Stayed: May 2018, travelled with family
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MarriottVacationClub, Customer Care Manager at Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2018

Hi Cindy! We are so glad to hear you had a fabulous and fun time at Aruba Surf Club. We hope to welcome you home soon on your next stay with Marriott Vacation Club!

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