Last Updated on November 16, 2021
The Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba has a unique location compared to other resorts, as it is located on the quiet and beautiful Eagle Beach. The Manchebo Beach Resort has a very impressive and expansive beach area, allowing you to relax and unwind with toes in the sand at this boutique style resort. You don’t want to miss this experience when visiting the One Happy Island.
We spent 3 nights at this gorgeous hotel and put together this hotel review for you to help you decide where to stay on the island! We’ve also put together a great list of 15 unique things to do in Aruba as well as a full guide of the famous Flamingo Beach on Renaissance Island.
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Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba Location
The Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba is only a 15 minute drive from Queen Beatrix International Airport. The resort is located near the southern end of Aruba’s Eagle Beach, which is about halfway between the famous Palm Beach to the north, and Oranjestand to the south, the main city. What Eagle Beach may lake in flair to Palm Beach, it more than makes it up with more space, less people, and the same incredible Aruban sunsets.
The Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba does not provide shuttle service, so to get to the hotel, you can choose to take a taxi for around $20 to $30 USD, book alternative bus transfer for $20 USD roundtrip per person, book private transportation, or rent a car for your stay. If you have a rental car, there is free parking located in the parking lot in front of the hotel entrance.
Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba Arrival
As you pull up to the entrance of the Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba, the bellman will greet you and help you with your bags. The reception and concierge are located right at the entrance, and the whole check-in experience is quick and painless. From the check-in area, you can’t see much of the resort, so you will have to wait until you’ve checked into your room before taking in the amazing beach views. You won’t have to wait long though, and soon you’ll be on your way with your complimentary welcome drink mojito in hand.
The Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba provides a more boutique experience than many of the larger resorts on Aruba. Instead of many hundreds of rooms, here you have just 72 rooms and more sand and beach area than you can possibly imagine.
As we arrived during COVID-19 times, safety precautions were in place such as hand sanitizers and all staff were wearing face masks throughout our entire stay, as were most guests except when at the pool or dining at the restaurants.
Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba Rooms
The rooms at the Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba are located in two low-rise buildings that spread out from the main pool and dining area. The rooms in each building are quite similar, with minor differences in the types of rooms on offer whether you prefer a Garden View or Ocean View. During our time at the Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba, we stayed in a ground level Deluxe Ocean View room, which allowed us to walk out directly to the beach whenever we wanted.
The room has a simple but sophisticated style with distinct Aruba accents, so you know you’re on a Caribbean island without even looking out the window! There is everything you need from a comfortable King-size bed, in-room coffee, and a desk and seating area. One of the small touches we really appreciated was a lavender pillow mist on the bedside table to help you have an amazing and relaxing sleep.
Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba Amenities
The center of the Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba is the pool area. The pool is not large compared to other resorts, but we never found it full and there was always room in the lounge chairs around the pool. Given the boutique style of the resort, we always found that it never felt crowded at the pool or on the beach, as there are just fewer guests in general.
The main restaurants are located just off the pool area, and closer to the beach you’ll find a large covered outdoor area where daily yoga and Pilates courses are offered to all guests. Off to the left-hand side of the resort you will find a pathway to the Spa del Sol where they offer a number of wellness experiences in their Caribbean-Balinese designed spa oasis. There is also a fitness center on property with a number of cardio machines and free weights for those who like to stay fit.
The main selling point of the Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba is without a doubt the truly massive beach area. Every single person staying at the resort could be out on the beach and you would never feel remotely crowded. There is a large area with palm trees to provide shade, and interspersed hammocks and seating areas. Closer to the water there are over 50 palapas for additional shade, or fun in the sun with beach cocktail service. Beyond all of that is a large area of the pristine white sand of Eagle Beach, where the warm water beckons.
Another unique aspect which you may get to experience, depending on the time of year, are sea turtle hatches! Not only did we love the extensive beach area of the resort, but so do the sea turtles! There were a few small areas on the beach that were roped off during our stay where sea turtles had laid eggs. When the hatches happen, you can easily walk out from your room to witness a beautiful sight!
Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba Dining
When staying at the Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba, you have the option of selecting the all-inclusive package, breakfast included, or a la carte for all meals. You can dine at any of the four restaurants onsite, catering to all tastes. Alternatively, there are a few bars and restaurants that you are able to walk to.
The main restaurant which serves breakfast daily and is also open for dinner, is Ike’s Bistro. This restaurant is located between the lobby and pool area, and is the main center of the resort. Enjoy your breakfast looking out over the pool area and plan where you want to relax in the sun today!
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We loved the Aruban Breakfast, featuring a local treat: the pastechi. It’s a fried pastry, typically filled with Gouda cheese, and it’s delicious! We also highly recommend sampling the extensive smoothie menu, which were both healthy and delicious.
The Pega Pega Bear Bar and Grill is where you can have a casual lunch, either poolside or beachside, with all of the typical bar and island dishes on offer. Pega Pega is also open for dinner, however if you are looking for something fancier, you can choose between The Chophouse or Omakase Japanese Sushi Bar, depending on what you are feeling.
Of course, in-room dining is also available for any meal of the day, as is drink service while at your palapa!
Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba Conclusion
The Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba is a great option for those looking for a more boutique experience, and for those that want to spend the most time relaxing on the beach. No other Aruban resort comes close to the expansive beach area here, making the Manchebo Beach Resort Aruba a great choice for those looking for a toes in the sand island experience!
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Amazing review, love all your photos
Thank you for your comment! The Manchebo Beach Resort is wonderful, we hope you can visit there soon!
Hi what is your take on the different room options?
Thanks for your comment! Generally for a resort like this we plan to spend most time at the pool or beach, or out exploring the island. Other than the suite, all rooms are fairly similar inside so you/re only paying for the view. We prefer to save the money and put it toward something fun on the island, but it’s up to you!