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

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Jan 19, 2020 andamkroger Omaha, Nebraska

This place is highly rated and still exceeded all of my expectations. Well done Manchebo! We will be back and we can’t wait. While all the facilities and location are amazing, it’s the people that make this place truly special!
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Jan 18, 2020 dgrappone

Manchebo Beach Resort was one of the best island resorts we have ever been to. My girlfriend and I traveled for her 25th birthday and every bit of the resort and the island were excellent. When we arrived we were greeted with two delicious mojitos, drinks we continued to enjoy throughout our vacation. We were taken to our rooms by the lovely staff… Read more
Manchebo Beach Resort was one of the best island resorts we have ever been to. My girlfriend and I traveled for her 25th birthday and every bit of the resort and the island were excellent. When we arrived we were greeted with two delicious mojitos, drinks we continued to enjoy throughout our vacation. We were taken to our rooms by the lovely staff and were blown away by our accommodations. We booked a regular guest room and to our surprise had a partial ocean view which was breathtaking! We also were surprised with a handmade bar of lavender soap and a bottle of champagne. The rest of our vacation only got better. The beach was outstanding- the best we have ever seen! The water crystal blue with very little seaweed. The beach huts were a nice touch and the Manchebo staff was great at towel and chair accommodations throughout. Shout out to Josuel who made every morning that much more pleasant. Next was Pega Pega the beach hut bar and grill. AMAZING. All the wait staff were so helpful and friendly and the food was very very good- fish tacos are a must. We didn’t get all the bartenders names but Junior, one of the them, made our last evening trip to the bar a great one! For the rest of the restaurants, not one left us disappointed. Ike’s was great for both breakfast and dinner and Chophouse made a great ribeye, coming from two New Yorkers. We did not choose to do the all inclusive plan due to the other dining options on the island but we would recommended visiting all the resort restaurants at least once! From the rooms and beaches to the housekeeping, bartenders, lobby staff and grounds keepers every aspect of Manchebo was perfect for us. It definitely attracts a bit of an older crowd but not once did we feel unwelcome or unappreciated. It was a truly great vacation!! Thank you Manchebo for making my girlfriend’s 25th birthday one to remember and we hope to be back with more family!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice getaway, beautiful beach

Jan 18, 2020 LuvTurks-Caicos Roswell, Georgia

This was our 4th visit to Aruba in the past 5 yrs. First and foremost, we love the island, the people, the beaches and the overall vibe. I will begin with the positives from our stay over Thanksgiving 2019 at Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa. Positives: -The beach is lovely. Wide with plenty of space between cabanas. Water was perfect. Quiet and… Read more
This was our 4th visit to Aruba in the past 5 yrs. First and foremost, we love the island, the people, the beaches and the overall vibe. I will begin with the positives from our stay over Thanksgiving 2019 at Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa. Positives: -The beach is lovely. Wide with plenty of space between cabanas. Water was perfect. Quiet and laid back, unlike the high-rise area we have stayed in the past. -The staff for the most part was friendly and accommodating. There were some exceptions please see below in negs. -The food and drink was good for us. We preferred some of the restaurants and bars more than others. The sushi restaurant was our favorite and Chef Mylene couldn't have been more accommodating and friendly! -Our room #37 was ok but needs some upgrades. View from deck was decent and maid service was very good. -Spa was nice and massage was excellent. -Transportation was readily available with several options. -The facility and grounds were clean and well maintained. Negatives: -Inconsistant service from some of the staff members. Good for the first few days then tapered off. -Two very rude and unprofessional hostess and host. Rebecca (edgy hostess) and Michael (rude SushI host) -The “all-inclusive” is not a true all-inclusive. There are exceptions you will pay for extra. -Staff seemed to cater more to returning guests. Shout outs to staff who we enjoyed: Fabian - Beach server (Favorite) Magnolia - Chop House server Fanny - Server Josephina - Maid Onis - Spa/Massage Aracelys - Server (Favorite) Jason - Server Thanksgiving Jordany - Sushi server (Favorite) Lucindia - Omelete lady We are considering other hotels in the area but will likely remain on this stretch of beach for reasons stated earlier in this review. Read less
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Jan 18, 2020 jenbuzz72

My husband and I can't imagine staying anywhere else when we come to Aruba. The staff is so friendly and they think of all the little extra things to make your stay special. The beach and hotel are both beautiful. Ignacio and Joshuel made happy hour every night so much fun. Can't recommend staying here enough!
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Jan 13, 2020 michellenD7081BT Staunton, Virginia

This is our second time here. We love everything about this resort. The food is wonderful. Beds are comfy. Staff is amazing and the beach is breathtaking! I can’t say enough about this piece of paradise.