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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect place for a couple

May 1, 2020 Frenchiemum21

This hotel resort was perfect. Everything was clean, staff good and friendly, food great! Pool scene relaxed and beach even better. Clear water white sand. The small beach bar was amazing with cocktails and music on the evening. We met a few other couple whilst on honeymoon and it was the best time ever. Felt like we were waited on hand and… Read more
This hotel resort was perfect. Everything was clean, staff good and friendly, food great! Pool scene relaxed and beach even better. Clear water white sand. The small beach bar was amazing with cocktails and music on the evening. We met a few other couple whilst on honeymoon and it was the best time ever. Felt like we were waited on hand and foot and had such a relaxed time. Will be back! Read less
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Apr 29, 2020 maureen Binghamton, New York

My husband and I were due to arrive tomorrow for our 4th stay before the pandemic hit. We rescheduled for the same time next year. Although we are disappointed, we are grateful that we are healthy and safe. Unlike many others. Plus, it’s always nice to have something to look forward to. Vivian was very fast to respond when we had to cancel. She… Read more
My husband and I were due to arrive tomorrow for our 4th stay before the pandemic hit. We rescheduled for the same time next year. Although we are disappointed, we are grateful that we are healthy and safe. Unlike many others. Plus, it’s always nice to have something to look forward to. Vivian was very fast to respond when we had to cancel. She was very kind ,like everyone we’ve encountered in our past stays. I would never even consider staying anywhere but Manchebo. Best place ever. Laid back with superb staff. Hope everyone is well, and safe. See you all next year! Read less
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Apr 24, 2020 893deneenr

The resort was intimate, my husband and I were so relaxed and truly impressed with everything that the hotel had to offer! We both enjoyed the spa, the food, the laid back atmosphere. We will be back!
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Apr 23, 2020 LongStrangeTrip7 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This was our third visit to Manchebo and it was long overdue! My husband and I first came here back in 2014 and 2015 before we were married. We have traveled to some beautiful places since then, but we always kept comparing them to Eagle Beach and Manchebo. The food is delicious, the staff are so fun, friendly, and accommodating, and the beach… Read more
This was our third visit to Manchebo and it was long overdue! My husband and I first came here back in 2014 and 2015 before we were married. We have traveled to some beautiful places since then, but we always kept comparing them to Eagle Beach and Manchebo. The food is delicious, the staff are so fun, friendly, and accommodating, and the beach is breathtaking. I wrote a pretty detailed review the last time we visited, but I wanted to write this one to shout out to some of the staff who made our stay extra special this time around. First, the sushi is a must have if you are able to get a reservation. Normally sushi isn’t my first choice when we go out to dinner, but I actually requested we go for the night of my birthday dinner while we were there because it’s that good!! Mylene is the chef there and she does an amazing job. She puts so much thought and creativity into her dishes and she is just the sweetest person to chat with. We met her in 2015 when the restaurant first opened and were so excited we got to reconnect and catch up with her on our visit. She even made me a delicious birthday dessert :) Jordanny was our server both nights we ate at Omakase and he was fantastic as well! On the nights we didn’t eat at Omakase we ate by the pool at Ike’s Bistro. Our server Jason was THE BEST! He was so warm and welcoming and he kept us laughing for our entire stay. We wound up stopping in to say hi to him even on the nights we weren’t eating at Ike’s. Finally, happy hour is a lot of fun at Pega Pega and they have great drink specials if you’re not doing the all inclusive. Ignacio is hilarious behind the bar and knows how to make some great drinks! We miss it there already and can’t wait to come back someday! Read less
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Apr 13, 2020 42ron Windsor Mill, Maryland

I decided on Thanksgiving weekend to travel to Aruba. I was able to find a nonstop round trip flight from Baltimore on Southwest. I have to use to use a walker to get around. Southwest is very accommodating , very good . Aruba was great, temperatures were in the 80's 24/7. I stayed at Manchebo Resort and Spa. The hotel was… Read more
I decided on Thanksgiving weekend to travel to Aruba. I was able to find a nonstop round trip flight from Baltimore on Southwest. I have to use to use a walker to get around. Southwest is very accommodating , very good . Aruba was great, temperatures were in the 80's 24/7. I stayed at Manchebo Resort and Spa. The hotel was friendly and knowledgeable all things Aruba. My room was comfortable, and handicap accessible. The whole hotel is smoke free. The second day I unwound at the Spa. the restaurants The Chop House and Bistro were excellent. I took the full day island tour. With me using my rollator/walker, the tour was on a small bus with two other passengers from Finland. My main activity when I travel is photography. The tour gave me many opportunities and I took a slew of great photos. The tour took us to the California Lighthouse. I discovered the Italian Faro Blanco restaurant. It has one of the best scenic spot on the island and the food was good, too. I was able to leave before Aruba closed the airport because on the pandemic, but if I had to stay I would have welcome my extended stay. Read less