Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Aruba, Caribbean

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 2963 reviews

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, 32" 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) and à la carte lunch and dinner. 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.

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). 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 swimming pool with umbrellas and lounge 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*.

*Denotes local charge.

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 2963 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Another amazing vacation!

Feb 20, 2019 Susan W Rockville, Maryland

We just returned from a week at Manchebo. Everything was perfect, from the beautiful Aruba weather to even the smallest details of the hotel. The staff were uniformly helpful, courteous, and cheerful. The beach is very wide, and even though the hotel was either mostly or fully booked, it never felt crowded. We did the all-inclusive option,… Read more
We just returned from a week at Manchebo. Everything was perfect, from the beautiful Aruba weather to even the smallest details of the hotel. The staff were uniformly helpful, courteous, and cheerful. The beach is very wide, and even though the hotel was either mostly or fully booked, it never felt crowded. We did the all-inclusive option, which for us was worth it, but if you want, there are plenty of restaurants within walking distance that you can take advantage of. We loved both Ike's and the Chophouse, although we did leave dinner each night feeling completely stuffed. Breakfast by the pool is totally relaxing and a great way to start the day. Speaking of the pool, it has been newly renovated. It is absolutely gorgeous! We spent a fair amount of time there, and enjoyed watching the birds and lizards. Most of the lizards are small, but there was one that was probably about four feet long that kept coming back. If I had to come up with one negative, it would be that, like all resorts on Aruba, it is fairly expensive, which means that we can't come back every year. We're already looking forward to our next trip with great anticipation, especially given the large amount of snow that's currently falling here! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Modest rooms but amazing people and beach!

Feb 13, 2019 wendy l Eugene, Oregon

The rooms were modest but clean. Modest rooms do not make a difference when you spend all of your time out side! The beach was one of the prettiest I have ever seen. The people were friendly and attentive. I hope that I am fortunate to visit this place again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Truly Outstanding!

Feb 12, 2019 Frank P

Outstanding location, beautiful property. Excellent service by wonderful folks, especially including the great Ana Libia and Dyanell at Ike's Bistro onsite for a truly great dinner experience. Would definitely return!!
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Feb 12, 2019 Martha C

Just returned from another fabulous trip to Aruba. While we stayed at an air b&b, our days were spent on the facilities of Manchebo Beach Resort. We can not say enough about the incredible staff from the very welcoming front end personnel to Josuel who every morning very energitically helped us out with towels and beach chairs. After spending a… Read more
Just returned from another fabulous trip to Aruba. While we stayed at an air b&b, our days were spent on the facilities of Manchebo Beach Resort. We can not say enough about the incredible staff from the very welcoming front end personnel to Josuel who every morning very energitically helped us out with towels and beach chairs. After spending a relaxing day on the number three ranked beach in the world, we always looked forward to happy hour with the world famous Ignacio! If sushi is on your list for dinner, chef Maylin will not disappoint at the Chophouse! After dinner drinks were also enjoyed at the pega pega bar where Emely prepared her famous espresso martinis! Is there anything else anyone could ask for on a vacation? Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always AMAZING, Never disappoints!

Feb 9, 2019 Joy557

Back for our 9th year and still love it! From the welcoming Mojitos to the farewell snack bags the resort is so welcoming and you feel so well taken care of. The grounds are spotless clean as are the rooms. Can’t say enough about the staff. All so friendly and helpful. Majida at the front desk went out of her way to not only confirm our dinner… Read more
Back for our 9th year and still love it! From the welcoming Mojitos to the farewell snack bags the resort is so welcoming and you feel so well taken care of. The grounds are spotless clean as are the rooms. Can’t say enough about the staff. All so friendly and helpful. Majida at the front desk went out of her way to not only confirm our dinner reservations but also typed up a list of our daily reservations with directions. Ignacio and Alexsandra at Pega Pega provide excellent bar and beachside service. Josuel is so friendly and conscientious about his job. Our beach chairs, towels were set up daily and waiting for us. The updated pool is just beautiful. Even when the hotel is at full capacity you never feel cramped. There is plenty of room on the beach and always seats at the pool! The beach is so clean and well maintained. The ocean is beautiful. Vivian in reservations is always so helpful. Can’t wait to return next February! Read less