Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Aruba, Caribbean

The hotel

Staking its claim to a prime patch of Eagle Beach — Aruba’s widest and arguably its most stunning arc of sand — Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa certainly makes the most of its seaside setting. You rarely have to tear yourself from the shoreline, whether you’re dining, drinking, or enjoying downtime — although all the fun of Oranjestad is just 10 minutes away if you do and it is well worth a visit. Its spa features beachside cabanas for al fresco treatments. Its Pega-Pega beach grill dishes up casual lunches and an attentive beach cocktail service. Its daily yoga and Pilates classes are held in the seafront pavilion. And even its fitness room overlooks the beach. If that’s not close enough, you’ve got 55 beach cabanas and plenty of complimentary loungers on the sands themselves. Featuring four restaurants including The Chophouse, Omakase Sushi Bar, Ike’s Bistro and casual beachside dining at Pega-Pega Café and Beach Bar, there is something to satisfy every tastebud. An optional premium all-inclusive program is available, so you'll be able to sample all the delicious delights that Manchebo has to offer, not forgetting the premium open bar of course!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Yoga
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on Eagle Beach on Aruba’s widest stretch of beach, considered one of the world's best beaches. 10 minutes from Downtown Oranjestad offering shopping, dining and nightlife. Transfer time from Queen Beatrix International Airport: 15 minutes.

Hotel information

72 recently renovated Deluxe Ocean and Garden View Rooms. All rooms with air-conditioning, a private furnished patio or balcony, 40" LCD flat-screen TV, complimentary WiFi access, telephone, iHome iPod docking station with alarm clock, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and small ice-chest, safe, iron and board and hairdryer. Daily maid service is provided as well as a turn-down service at night (on request). Deluxe Garden View Rooms feature a patio or balcony with views of the lush tropical gardens, a bathroom outfitted in cherry-stained wood and marble with a unique waterfall/rain shower and either 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Premium All Inclusive option: includes daily breakfast (à la carte and buffet) at Ike’s Bistro, à la carte lunch at Pega-Pega Beach Bar & Grill and dinner at The Chophouse, Ike’s Bistro and the Omakase Sushi Bar. Premium open bar for cocktails, liquors, beers, wine, soda and juices. One dine-around dinner per minimum 4-night stay (a small surcharge may be applicable for super-premium items).

Breakfast option: available at a supplement.

Half board option: available at a supplement.

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms offer stunning views across the pristine beaches from the private balcony or patio, with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

4 restaurants; The Chophouse at Manchebo Restaurant (fine dining, open daily for dinner). Omakase (Japanese Sushi Bar, open for dinner Tue–Sat). Ike's Bistro (fine outdoor dining serving Mediterranean and Caribbean cuisine, open for breakfast buffet and à la carte dinner). Pega–Pega (cafe and beach bar, open for lunch and cocktails). Lounge & Bar at Ike’s Bistro Restaurant. Deli shop. Room service*.

Weekly live music. Daily happy hours at Pega–Pega. Weekly manager’s cocktail party on a Tuesday from 4:00pm-5:00pm with open bar and snacks. Live piano music at The Chophouse most evenings.

Freshwater infinity swimming pool with umbrellas, lounge beds and chairs. Full-service Caribbean-Balinese style spa facility — Spa del Sol*. Fitness room overlooking the beach including work-out station, tread mill, elliptical trainer and recumbent bike. Daily Yoga and Pilates classes at the pavilion on the beach including a free introductory class for resort guests. Nearby golf*. Next door to Alhambra Casino and Shopping Bazaar. Archeological Museum* and Arikok Natural Park* are also nearby.

Complimentary WiFi access throughout the property and hotel rooms. Car rental*. Excursions*, hospitality desk and concierge desk. Gift shop. Laundry and valet service*. Gift shop.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (2439)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best Hotel on the Island

Mar 22, 2020 scotthoyt65 Shelton

Anyone who vacations in Aruba needs to stay here , From the Staff to the rooms to the food and beverages , 5 Star rating , anyone who says different doesn't know the meaning of a great Hotel . Keep up the great work ! we will be back next year .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Little Slice of Heaven

Mar 21, 2020 Roving742748

This was our 3rd visit to the island. Each time we bring different family members along with us. We love the Beach, Spa and the friendly staff. The staff must be happy because we see many of the same faces every other year we come. The staff are kind and welcoming. You can't beat the Resort and the beautiful scenery on the grounds at the… Read more
This was our 3rd visit to the island. Each time we bring different family members along with us. We love the Beach, Spa and the friendly staff. The staff must be happy because we see many of the same faces every other year we come. The staff are kind and welcoming. You can't beat the Resort and the beautiful scenery on the grounds at the Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good option in the low rise district

Mar 19, 2020 IndianaTravelmom Indiana

This was our first visit to Aruba and we debated whether to stay in the low rise or high rise district. In the end I think it depends on what sort of trip experience you want. First off everyone in Aruba and most particularly the staff at this hotel are warm and welcoming. The chef at breakfast carved a swan out of an apple and served it on our… Read more
This was our first visit to Aruba and we debated whether to stay in the low rise or high rise district. In the end I think it depends on what sort of trip experience you want. First off everyone in Aruba and most particularly the staff at this hotel are warm and welcoming. The chef at breakfast carved a swan out of an apple and served it on our plate just for fun. When we left for the airport we were given a treat bag and even offered face masks if we wanted for the airport. CoVID was just starting during our stay so things started closing down and the island was half empty. In front of Manchebo is a deep beach which is very lovely and great for walking a mile or so. It was never crowded( whereas a few of the other beaches had parking issues). The water was a little rough and warning signs in lobby so I would not consider this a swimmable beach for the average person. There are. 2 very good beaches for snorkeling( and I am not a strong swimmer) probably 10-15 min away. You are also 10 min from the high rise area with many restaurants. The pool is pleasant but modest- nothing like the mega resorts. The rooms are average to perhaps somewhat small- nice but not luxurious. We did eat at the Hyatt and Hilton and Marriott and their grounds are very resort like as expected but with a much more narrow beach(appeared more swimmable) and no long expanse to walk. The area around the high rises are teeming with restaurants, people, tourist shops. Hotels in both areas appeared to be away from the cruise ship business though none were there during our stay due to CoVID. Casinos are at all the big resorts but they fell well separated. In the end Manchebo is perfect if you like a more boutique experience away from The mobs. If you like a more traditional resort then I would stay in the high rise area where I though the Hyatt was the winner based on restaurants and public areas Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another Nice Stay at Manchebo!

Mar 19, 2020 7ERG2020

All good except for our spa treatments this time around. There was loud construction noise going on the entire time (80 minutes). We should have been told this prior to our messages and given the option of cancelling due to this. We hope to see Tamara, Bo, Jason, Rebecca and our beach buddy soon! Stay safe!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Few odd things make me rate 4 instead of 5

Mar 18, 2020 gdkett23

My husband and I stayed at Manchebo for 10 nights. I am conflicted about how to rate the hotel. I have stayed at many hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico that I would rate 5. There are so many great things about Manchebo but the few concerns we had, I would not expect at a hotel I would rate 5. We added all inclusive upon arrival to the hotel… Read more
My husband and I stayed at Manchebo for 10 nights. I am conflicted about how to rate the hotel. I have stayed at many hotels in the Caribbean and Mexico that I would rate 5. There are so many great things about Manchebo but the few concerns we had, I would not expect at a hotel I would rate 5. We added all inclusive upon arrival to the hotel which offers an all inclusive option. To add it was $300 per day for both of us. When asking if there was a mini-bar in the room, the answer at the front desk was "we are not an all inclusive resort". I found this odd since they offer all inclusive. There is nothing in the room other than 2 complimentary bottles of water which are not replenished each day. There is no room service. On all inclusive plan if you want a beer in your room you have to go get it yourself at one of the bars. The resort itself was very well maintained, clean, and accessible. Lots of space, not crowded. Beautiful beach and pool area. The restaurants are outstanding and we had no problem getting a reservation when desired. The bars all offer excellent options including what I consider high end liquor, e.g., Grey Goose vodka. Bar service was outstanding. Hats off to some outstanding staff who provided great service: Bartenders: Junior, Phebus and Megaly Servers: Fannie and Anna Maria at Ike's for breakfast and Jo at dinner Harold took excellent care of us at the Chop House and Sushi Bar. Another reason for a 4 rating was the room. I did not know that the hotel did not have an elevator until just before our trip. Since I have some physical limitations I emailed asking for a 1st floor room. They indicated they would try to accommodate. We had room 56, garden view. Booked a king bed. It was a split King mattress (I think although it may have been to regular size put together) with a large piece of foam in the middle, making a lump in the bed. It was impossible to sleep next to each other comfortably. In addition one side of the bed had less than 1 foot to get out of bed. Unfortunately I hit my head on the hanging picture 2 times when exiting the bed leaving some good sized bumps. The bed could not be moved over. See pics. I am hoping that my last minute request did not result in the bed issue. For as much as we paid for this hotel, I would not have expected this type of issue with the bed. We did have a great vacation and enjoyed our stay. The positives definitely outweighed the concerns. We would return again. Read less