Caribbean Palm Village Resort3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Still love this place even tho part of it is under reconstruction and in the process of being remodeled. It has been open 30 years and we have been owners for 25 of them. The previous board let the place run down, but the new board is remodeling it, it just takes time to accomplish anything on the island, as everything moves at a slower pace, that is why it is the best place to vacation, no stress at a slower pace.
We had to change our original vacation from ST Martin to Aruba due to Hurricane Irma and this was the only one bedroom with a kitchen available. Wish I had gone elsewhere with an efficiency. First this property is celebrating its 30th anniversary and looks every day of it. It has that 80's look but built with 70's materials and appliances. The Kitchen is very dated, Cabinet doors are loose. Closet doors are broken, Walkways have loose or sunken bricks and stones with some broken concrete. Be careful where you walk at night the lighting is poor. The back entrance to the property was well lit yet the main entrance was so dark people were using cell phones to see at night. The property advertised 2 pools, Tennis courts and a restaurant, however they failed to mention that one pool is being rebuilt with construction equipment working sun up to sundown everyday except Sunday, they were kind enough to move us to a new room not overlooking the project, however that took 2 days to happen. The tennis courts are being used for all the construction equipment and supplies to park on. The restaurant closed in August and they are renovating this for a new operator. The location is about a mile from the High Rise area, streets are dark at night and busy around the property. I won't be going back
Our experience was very good in booking our apartment. Mr. David was very helpful in assisting us in making our bookings for our apartment. Can’t say the same for checking out, we were asked to make an additional payment on the basic of some mistake at checking in, so disappointed. Our apartment contained 2 bedrooms, 2 wash rooms, kitchen, living room and a small dining area which was comfortable and spacious for 5 adults and 1 child. Our apartment was on the 3rd floor which was easily accessible by stairs or elevator. Our first preference was pool side but I must disappointed when we got the garden view which was good for someone like us who didn’t want to miss a thing. There are rooms for those who prefer to lock themselves away. The house keeper was helpful only for language barrier. Amenities was in place except for this one time we asked for a larger basin to mix bread and a pressure cooker for softener some meat, which was promised to be delivered to us, we returned home still waiting for them. In all we got through, free gym, shuttle service every day to and from the beach, public transportation easily accessible. Our stay was very pleasant, accident free and I would definitely go back there. I recommend Caribbean Palm Village Resort for anyone thinking of visiting to Aruba.
I really had the time of my life with my children and they didn't want to go back home! Mr Flak thank you so much for this wonderful stay in this awsome resort! Surely will come back for the same room.. Best regards Angela
My husband and I stayed at CPV last week for our anniversary celebration. This was our first experience with a timeshare, and it was actually much better than I was expecting. After seeing the huge high-rise hotels on Palm Beach, we were very happy to be in this cozy little resort. We had a 1-bedroom unit, which had a full bath in the bedroom and another full bath in the hallway. There was a full kitchen, and a good size living room/dining room area. Our room was a "Garden View" which was a joke - there is really just a wall to separate you from the parking lot. But it turned out to be a blessing in disguise because there were a lot of families with kids there, and the rooms that faced the pool were likely not as quiet as ours. Contrary to what I had heard about timeshares, there is housekeeping service. They come in once a day to swap out wet bath towels and empty the trash. Then on Wednesday they do a full cleaning of the kitchen, bathrooms and floors. And speaking of the floors - bring a pair of slippers, because it's all tile, which is hard and cold on your bare feet! I have no idea how crowded this resort would be in the busy season, but it was very quiet and somewhat empty while we were there. We did not get bothered by Sales people - just 1 phone call. There was no problem getting chairs or shaded tables by the pool, and the restaurant was never crowded. I can see this being a very popular place for families, with the 2 big pools. We are not huge beach people, so being a few miles inland was not a problem, but I would definitely recommend renting a car so that you can check out all of the different beaches - Eagle and Arashi were especially nice.
Numerous ant bites that led to cellulitis! Ringworm from contact with animal feces! My 15-year-old granddaughter is still under a doctor's care at home in VA. Management is unwilling to pay the doctor bills. Booked through Interval International which has been equally as difficult. Interval filled out the travel insurance incorrectly, so there is no help there either. Fortunately, Urgent Care was close.
Stayed at CPV for a week in August. The resort is small and very friendly. Check in on Saturday was extremely hectic and the staff seemed like they needed way more help. Many people were frustrated by the long lines. It was easy to get a spot at the pool in the mornings to lay out in the sun. We had a studio room with a small kitchenette that we used throughout the week to make our own meals. The entire place is frequently patrolled by security and they make you wear wristbands all week. The wristbands are very uncomfortable and scratchy, I have stayed in other resorts that use a fabric version- that would be more more preferable. We always felt safe on the property. The restaurant on property was just okay and very pricey- but supposedly that contractor is leaving and another one is coming in a few months so that may be improving. The hotel is not on the beach, they do offer a shuttle to nearby Palm Beach. We had rented a car and did not use the shuttle. We were not impressed with the beach area and chairs provided by the resort at Moomba- the beach was busy and expensive. Be prepared to pay 40 dollars for an umbrella. We were able to get four chairs and 2 umbrellas for less at another beach on the island. Checkout was very easy- the resort offers an early checkout option on Friday nights to alleviate the process Saturday morning. Leaving was seamless.
My friends and I stayed at the here July 15th-21st. The rooms were nice and spacious. Everyone at the resort was friendly, helpful and attentive to our needs on and off the resort. We felt right at home during our stay. #TaurusTakeAruba
We just returned from a week stay at CPVR. We enjoyed our stay here. While not directly on the beach, it was a good location with a shuttle to the beach. They provide daily maid service, not often found at timeshare rentals. The property is celebrating 30 years and has been maintained very well.
I just returned from another relaxing vacation at Caribbean Palm Village (CPVR) with the family. I was sorry that I just missed Miguel (security) who recently retired. Miguel was one of the familiar faces that I always looked forward to seeing during my visits. It was the first time that I stayed in one of the fully-renovated suites. I was glad to see the high profile toilet and walk-in shower. If you are of a certain age, you will understand my being grateful to see both. We went to Super Foods ($9 cab ride) to get groceries. Shopping at Super Foods is basically like grocery shopping at home. They have pretty much everything, including a liquor store. I read about Save-A-Lot ( a nearby local supermarket-$6 cab ride) in one of the posts and someone staying at the resort mentioned their more favorable prices. We did try Save-A-Lot and the prices are much better, but they do not have a lot (if any) of the national brands. Meats, cheeses and cold cuts are at good prices. Be sure to bring your own shopping bags to the supermarket or plan to buy bags or use boxes, if they are available. The bring your own grocery bag policy started earlier this year. Sweet Peppers has Happy Hour three times a day, when drinks are two for one. The staff is very friendly and restaurant service is very good. Don't miss the chance to meet other guests at the Tuesday Welcome Reception with music, complimentary rum punch, wine and hors d'oeuvres. We took my granddaughter to the Phillip's Animal Garden, a non-profit petting zoo, which is about a half hour ($35 cab fare) away and she enjoyed it very much. Housekeeping always does a good job and is very accommodating. New on this visit--There were some new security faces, the front gate stayed locked, security was posted in the parking lot and guests had to wear wristbands. I don't know if the locking of the gate and the wristbands are just for the summer or will become permanent. I was told that it was because school was out and it was to prevent non-guests from entering the resort. Astrid, the resort manager has a good team. One thing that I like about CPVR is the continuity in staff.
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72% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 570 reviews