Fodor's Expert Review Playa Linda Beach Resort
J. E. Irausquin Blvd. 87, Palm Beach, n/a Aruba, Aruba
Playa Linda—one of the island’s first time-share options—was designed to look like a stepped Mayan pyramid so that the sea views from the balconies would be optimal. The interior accommodations were created to be more homey than hotel; they are designed for extended stays with full kitchens in all units, and comfy, colorful settings. Set on famous Palm Beach, there’s an inviting circuit of pools and hot tubs, and the new dedicated activity pool is a popular spot to work out in fun ways. There are kids' activities, theme nights, tennis courts, and a new shopping arcade as well. And it's steps from the island’s busiest tourist strip on L. G. Smith Blvd.
- great beach location
- homey rooms
- lots of distractions for the kids
- not all rooms are of the same standard
- crowded and busy beachfront