Luxurious golf resort away from the crowds
Posted Jul 16, 2013
We booked a two-week family (incl. a 12 and 16 year old) vacation at the resort. This was our first time to Aruba. Typically, we choose small condominium resorts that are out of the way of the big crowds, with a broad suite of amenities, including having access to, but not being on the beach. The Tierra del Sol resort exceeded all our expectations. Situated near the California light house, the resort is perched in the rolling hills, about one km from the beach and, and away from the Palm beach high/low rise hotel area. Largely composed of condo's and villas, with its own golf course, the resort offers sports facilities, massage, yoga, a beautiful swimming pool, restaurant, gorgeous grounds and stunning views in all directions, including the coastal areas. The condo's are well laid out, with fully equipped kitchens and multiple patios. Aside from the organized activities like safaris and snorkeling, our typical days included workouts, runs or golf, a half day at the pool and a few hours at Eagle beach (a 5 min drive). This gave us the option to be among the beach-going crowds when we wanted to, and relax in tranquility at the resort. Perfect! I would highly recommend that you rent a car when you decide to stay here. They do have pickup from the airport, and one can get taxi's for shopping, etc..., but we like flexibility. The staff is extremely friendly and accommodating, with immediate help when we needed it. This resort is about personal attention and service.