Coral Reef Beach is a self catering beachfront accommodation in Savaneta, the oldest fishing town of Aruba. We are located in Savaneta, about a 20 minute drive from the capital and main tourist area Oranjestad. Because of this the area is more laid back and the bars in the area operate on local prices.
We are a unique, small, selective development which includes 9 apartments. All of our apartments are just a view steps from the waterfront.
The communal beach offers, various types of lounge areas, which give some privacy and shade from the Caribbean Sun. Plus our beautiful dock with sun loungers and chairs from where you can enjoy the sunset.
Interaction with guests
A host (Hans, Jet, Julie and/or Peter) will be on site to welcome our guests and show them to the room, give some advice on where to go and what to do in the local area, including eateries, supermarkets and general activities. They can help you organize car rental, snorkel cruises, horse riding etc. Usually there is a host available from 7.30 AM until 10 PM (a telephone number is provided or you can simply knock on the door in case of emergency), including Grace and Niels, our housekeeping and maintenance team.
We are not in a tourist area, so there are no glitzy nightclubs, casino's or themed events. Savaneta is a local fishing village. There are plenty of eateries in our area. Including Zeerovers a working fish-market and local bar where you eat there or bring fresh fish home to cook on the BBQ. It's fun to watch the local fisherman land, weigh and prepare the fish. A wonderful Family owned Cuban bistro, Breakfast Bars and much more. Also within walking distance we have two supermarkets and a lovely little beach (Savaneta Beach), which is unspoiled by tourism. Our neighbour is the 5 star Flying Fishbone Restaurant, should you want something extra special. We have pizza delivery (Dominoes), afternoon bakery (the best cinnamon buns ever). The neighborhood is quiet and the locals are friendly and helpful, One Happy Island.
It would be useful to rent a small car to explore the beauty and nature of Aruba and our area (The National Park, Natural Bridge, Baby Beach etc) is beautiful. Just a 5 minute walk from us, you can get a bus to almost anywhere along the main A1 road, which stretches from Baby Beach to The California Lighthouse. Some are small 12 seater mini buses, which you can flag down in the street and these will drop you where their route ends. This is approx USD 1.5 per journey per person. There is also a main bus service (Arubus) which is US $2.5 per journey, per person to designated place. We offer car parking on site for up to 4 cars, outside there is plenty of safe parking (obviously usual safety measures apply). We do not offer airport shuttle, however, a taxi is USD $25 and the bus service is available.
Other Things to Note
We have a laundry service available, price list provided on site. We offer to guests occasional activities like a BBQ or social gathering which everyone is welcome to join. The rooms do not have hot running water (which is common in the local areas) and we are unable to flush toilet paper (bins are provided and emptied daily). We do offer maid service daily, excluding Sunday and this is included in our rates.
We do not allow guests to bring their own pets. We are delighted to share our animal family with you (2 dogs - Curly and Bullseye and 4 cats, Snowbell, Jerry, Maria and BJ). This is a communal guest house so we ask our guests to respect others if returning very late in the evenings. Utilities on Aruba are very expensive, we try to be as "Green" as possible. We ask guests please to respect the usage by closing the air conditioning when not in their rooms or are "out for the day" or when the doors and windows are open. We will close air conditioning one hour after a guest has left the site.
Peter, Julie, Hans and Jet
Curly and Jazz (our dogs), Snowbell, Jerry, Maria and Blacky John (our cats)