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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stunning beach - fantastic people

May 22, 2019 ShirleySteve

Josuel is our favorite! He is gracious well beyond his years! He fed us, got us set up on the beach and most importantly made us feel like family! In gratitude! The beach is the largest in all of Aruba that we saw.
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May 22, 2019 s0nnberg Archbold, Ohio

Mu husband and I stayed here for 7 nights, three days ago. If you like a smaller resort with a beautiful beach this is the place for you! Everyone one is so friendly, thoughtful and the front desk was always willing to help. We wanted a place were we could unwind from our busy schedules ..... We found it! We loved the morning yoga. You don't… Read more
Mu husband and I stayed here for 7 nights, three days ago. If you like a smaller resort with a beautiful beach this is the place for you! Everyone one is so friendly, thoughtful and the front desk was always willing to help. We wanted a place were we could unwind from our busy schedules ..... We found it! We loved the morning yoga. You don't have to be an expert in yoga. The setting was wonderful with the ocean as a back drop. We were in room 12 ground floor and it was nice to be able to open the sliding glass door and walk out to the beach. I honestly don't think there is a bad room at this resort. There are restaurants on sight as well as many in walking distance. Even other people that were staying there were friendly. It seemed that many of the other people have come back year after year. If you are thinking about Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa I would recommend booking it! Although we heard a lot of good things about the spa that was on site, we did not use it. We were busy with other activities. The coolers in the room were a plus. It was nice to fill and take to the beach. Or pack a picnic lunch. The drying rack out side each room was great to have. You can do as much or as little in Aruba. We think we had the best of both worlds here. We look forward to returning to this resort in the future. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceeded our expectations!!

May 21, 2019 happygracie2005

It's difficult to compose a positive review without RAVING incessantly about the resort: gorgeous room (we stayed in a first floor King, oceanview, #2), great variety of restaurants, complete guest services. Room amenities included a cooler, magnifying mirror, robes & slippers, etc. Every corner of the resort is spotless! Maid service was probably… Read more
It's difficult to compose a positive review without RAVING incessantly about the resort: gorgeous room (we stayed in a first floor King, oceanview, #2), great variety of restaurants, complete guest services. Room amenities included a cooler, magnifying mirror, robes & slippers, etc. Every corner of the resort is spotless! Maid service was probably the best we've ever experienced; they cleaned every single surface including floors, outdoor patio & patio furniture, spending about 45 minutes daily. We have stayed at many luxurious resorts around the world in our 23 years of marriage and this housekeeping staff bested them all. Every employee was friendly and gracious from the front desk to the beach attendants. There were plenty of palapas and lounge chairs for all the guests, at no additional charge & no "resort charges". We regret that we didn't save time to enjoy the spa services. The location ON Eagle Beach is perfect for swimming, right out your door. The wind, which is quite brisk at times, is actually wonderful because it enables you to sit on the beach on the hottest of days. There is a casino next to the resort as well. We spent much time exploring the beautiful island, as well. The drinking water is truly delicious on Aruba. If you don't crave the mega resorts, with competition for beach shelter, this is the resort for you! A final comment: as we were checking out, we were presented with a little surprise for our trip home -- a very nice touch! We will definitely return the next time we visit Aruba. Read less
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May 17, 2019 dyvegurl Baltimore, Maryland

Our third time at Manchebo! Best Beach in Aruba hands down! MOST of the staff were friendly and accommodating but there was one bartender at Pega Pega that could use an attitude adjustment and a course on how to treat customers equally and professionally. We spend A LOT of money to come here to rejuvenate and relax, which unfortunately we found… Read more
Our third time at Manchebo! Best Beach in Aruba hands down! MOST of the staff were friendly and accommodating but there was one bartender at Pega Pega that could use an attitude adjustment and a course on how to treat customers equally and professionally. We spend A LOT of money to come here to rejuvenate and relax, which unfortunately we found challenging this trip because there were too many families with small kids which made it hard to relax with all of the screaming and crying during beach, pool and mealtimes. We had to uproot and move two day's in a row at the beach because of this. It's really not the kind of resort to take small kids to. The food at Pega Pega could also use an update. Same old tired menu from two years ago. We actually found better lunch menus at neighboring resorts and across the street. Ike's breakfast buffet also needs updating like adding tropical fruit instead of the same old stuff we can get at home. It's a nice resort, but would be better if adults only or families with kid's older than 12. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful beaches, quiet and beautiful!

May 11, 2019 Excursion781402

This was a wonderful trip! Manchebo Bay was a beautiful place! The resort is rather small, very quiet, and has wonderful service. All of their restaurants were outstanding and there are many more within walking distance. My only complaint:the wind blows all the time!