Our Guest Reviews

Please take a look at what some of our guests had to say about their stay at Aruba Sunset Beach Studios.

Fiance and I traveled to Aruba in May 2012 to attend the wedding of our friends. The wedding was planned to take place at Renaissance Hotel/Island. We specifically sought to find a location away from the Renaissance high-rise hysteria and wedding party drama. Now ... a week after our return and looking back on our stay with JP, Eve, Bianca, and Monique, we are extremely satisfied with Sunset Beach Studios. We stayed in Garden 8, a room off of the main complex. It was cozy and had everything a young couple would need. The rate was acceptable. The bed was firm, yet comfortable. The kitchen had the basics, the A/C worked very well and the bathroom/shower were 1st rate. The patio was a hit and was where we spent all meal time. On the single day we didn't go to the beach, we were content to spend a day at the pool: it is just the right size and refreshing. WiFi available under the palapa (a big umbrella made of palm tree leaves). The bus runs right in front of the studios and we found it to be sufficient for our needs. Indeed, we even traveled from airport to villa via bus. Not a problem. To get to the beach, one must walk (slowly) about 25 minutes to reach Arashi: the beach favored and frequented by locals. In the other direction are the high-rise beaches with everything the busy beach offers ... It is important to make a trip to the market to get the basics: coffee, cream, butter, eggs, bread, cheese, wine, meats and chocolate. Sunset Beach Studios are not: room-service on demand; bell-hop to get you ice; concierge to make your reservation at the spa! Bottom line - I highly recommend the Sunset Beach Studios if you want to get away and do the same thing you might normally do when at home on the weekend: make breakfast, decide what fun to have; go on your way...and when chilling at the studio meet a few other like-minded individuals - more than likely to be Dutch...
My wife and I always stay at Sunset. I've stayed at the Whyndam, and Hyatt in the past, but I always return to the Sunset. Aruba is our second home, and Monique was helpful when we were married in Aruba. When we visit Aruba we always stay at the Sunset (Ocean View Room).
A very belated thank you for our wonderful stay there (March 13-18) We enjoyed it immensely and hope to return some day without a conference! Carol and Polly
Hello Eve, Thank you for everything! You have a great place! Next time I'll bring all my family to your Studios. Best regards, Vladimir
My wife and I chose Aruba Sunset Beach Studios to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It has been the perfect choice. Easy and quick communication, very well located (near from the beaches and the High rise hotels area), clean, comfortable and well maintained, nice view on the ocean from our terrace. The owners were very kind, they made the car rental arrangements for us and even bought for us grocery items prior to our arrival (the stores were closed for two days because of a national holiday. They quickly bought a new toaster when I told them that ours was broken. We strongly recommend this place and would go back anytime. Thanks again for everything. It has been perfect. It will be good memories for us. Philippe and Isabelle
Arrived home safe and sound. We had a great time. The place looks terrific and everyone was so nice and helpful. Getting waves right out front was a nice surprise. We'll try to be back in less than 10 years next time! Bob
I thoroughly loved this spot. I whisked a girl down to Aruba for our last weekend together before I moved west and this was the perfect place... Great location, just a few minutes from some beautiful beaches, close to the high and low rise hotel areas for when you want to go, but secluded enough that you dont feel in the middle of all the tourist stuff. The staff was amazingly friendly and all the other guests were great. Small, so you can actually meet some other people which is so nice. Rooms were clean, with plenty of room, and inviting. Our flight got cancelled on the way down and the staff at sunset beach studios took care of us, dealt with changing my car reservation (which they were happy to make in the first place as well!) and luckily found a way for us to stay an extra night in the same room even though they were totally booked - and waived our fee for missing our first night! All in all it was an amazing part of our perfect vacation. Definitely check this place out.
Thank you for a fabulous week at Sunset and thank you to all of your staff. They are just tremendous. Wish we were still there, but we have to come home in order to go back. See you in September! Once again, thank you for everything. Fondly, Linda
Hi Eve, Monique And Bianca: Just wanted to let you know that par for the course, we had a wonderful time at Sunset Beach. Coming every year we have met so many friends that keep coming back. Please also extend our thanks to the ladies who do the housecleaning. They are truly wonderful. We can't wait to come back next year. Again, thank you so much for the pleasurable stay. We love Aruba and Sunset Beach. John and Jackie Trickey
We've been recommending Sunset Beach Resort to everyone we have told about our recent trip to Aruba. The staff anticipated and satisfied our every need. Amazing hospitality and genuine personal interest were displayed by JP, Eve and their staff, as well as fellow guests. A small intimate group who most evenings enjoyed Happy Hour together, immediately included us. This type of friendliness could hardly be expected at larger, corporate lodgings. The location on the coastline, 1/2 way between the high rise hotels and the lighthouse, is near numerous beach accesses, snorkeling, and natural beauty as well as cosmo nightlife and shopping. We definitely found the right atmosphere for our preference; a perfect fit!! Rod successfully survived the bilateral double hip replacement surgery on January 30th. He is now slowly walking with a walker, crutches & canes around the ground level of our house. He just calls up peaceful memories of Aruba to relieve stress and pain during recovery. Hope we can return again to your wonderful resort. Dawn
Sunset Studios was the perfect location for our get away. We loved being "off the beaten path," where it was quiet and peaceful. The staff was helpful, the pool and rooms clean, and the beach close.... We couldn't have asked for more!
Sunset Beach Studios is perfect for those looking to escape the more heavily populated, cookie-cutter resorts of Aruba. After a restful sleep on a comfortable queen-sized bed, you'll be ready to seize the day! But don't rush. There is something about Aruba (and the view from your private patio) that will make you want to stretch your morning coffee & "Aruba Today" paper routine.
We had a wonderful time staying at Sunset Beach Studios. We felt very well taken care of, everyone was extremely friendly, the grounds and rooms are very well taken care of, and would very highly recommend staying there. The atmosphere is wonderful. Next time in Aruba we will definitely stay there again!
Beste Eef en Jean-Pierre. Hartelijk dank voor jullie heerlijke, spontane (Brabantse!) gastvrijheid aan het eind van onze gezamenlijke cruise. We hebben genoten. We komen terug naar Aruba en zullen dan zeker wat langer van jullie studio's of villa's gebruik maken. De kinderen hebben volop genoten van het snorkelen en het zag er bij jullie allemaal heel gezellig uit. Toos en Emile.
A GREAT Find !!! I've stayed at the Marriott and the Holiday Inn for 3x the price and they have nothing on this place. Close enough to hotel zone and what's happening but far enough away - less than a mile, to make my trip really enjoyable. If your looking for a 5 star stay @ an incredibly affordable price this is it. If I do Aruba again this is where I'll stay
The place is wonderful and the staff is just great. We spend 11 days including dec 25 and 31 2011 and we did not want to leave!! the beach across the street and the rooms are just enough reasons to come back again and again.
We wanted to honeymoon in Aruba, but did not want to stay in a large motel, so Sunset Studios seemed to be a great option. Upon our arrival, not only did it appear, at first sight, the perfect out-of-the-way, peaceful location for us, we were greeted with a touch of flair with a welcoming sign personalized to us on our door! We found our hosts, Eve and JP to be exceptionally friendly, helpful, and very likable. As to our stay, the location was close to anything and everything we wanted to do. Although there were plenty of public beaches close, we also found more private surroundings just north of the studio which is exactly what we wanted. Our accomodations at Sunset were superb. Everything was well kept, room service was given prompt attention,the pool and palapa were refreshing and relaxing. Our own private deck served for enjoying peaceful sunsets and relaxing evenings. For anyone desiring a laid-back atmosphere instead of the mega hotel scene, we would highly recommend Sunset Beach Studios for a great Aruban experience.
Hierbij onze foto, we hebben weer heerlijke dagen gehad op Aruba, mede dankzij de sunset beach studios. Voor ons voor de vierde keer dat we er waren en iedere keer is het weer wat opgeknapt. Een heerlijkplek voor een verblijf op Aruba! Mede dankzij de gastvrijheid van JP en Eef!
We hebben het reuze naar ons zin gehad, het was precies wat we zochten als verblijf. Een volgende keer blijven we wel wat langer want een week is eigenlijk te kort. Bedankt voor de hulp bij het omruilen van de auto. Het was ook erg fijn dat we op zondag nog in Garden 1 terecht konden! Verder (we zeiden het al) zijn we ook onder de indruk van hoe goed jullie alles onderhouden. Groeten, Nathalie en Mike
Thanks Sara, Eve and JP, I very much appreciated your hospitality. The Studios offer a very relaxed stay right at the beach. The garden nicely accommodated all the surf gear and the pool and hot tub were very popular.