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Boardwalk Best Boutique Hotel Aruba in the press

Boardwalk Best Boutique Hotel Aruba in the press

Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba has been ranked the #2 best hotel in Aruba on TripAdvisor for six consecutive years and is multiple winner of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award. Travel writers and journalists of amongst others USA Today, National Geographic Traveler and The New York Times) named Boardwalk "Best Boutique Hotel in Aruba", "Best hidden Gem in the Caribbean" and “Recommended lodging” for its tropical surroundings, personalized service and “warm, artful touch”. In December 2016 Boardwalk ranked #2 of Best Boutique Hotels in the Caribbean, receiving the Readers Choice Award 2016 from Caribbean Journal. Boardwalk received the 2017 Expert Travel Award based on excellent reviews from travel experts of Lonely Planet, Fodor's and Frommers

Departful.com - August 2017
Canadian, Toronto-based travel magazine Departful listed Boardwalk Small Hotel as 'no better place to rest after island thrills' in a write up on adventure in Aruba.
"I was so impressed with your operation, the beauty of the grounds and the experience overall". Read the article here

Het Laatste Nieuws – February 2017
Boardwalk Small Hotel was listed as favorite lodging in Aruba by Belgium newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

A Taste for Travel – February 2017
Canadian travel platform A Taste for Travel listed Boardwalk Small Hotel as preferred lodging in Palm Beach, Aruba during a girls getaway for Valentines.
“If you want to be closer to the famous Palm Beach action, yet not sardined in with the masses, then Boardwalk Small Hotel is the spot. It’s a lovely tropical boutique oasis right across the street from the tourist strip with its own beach access, amenities and service.” – Sue Campbell @suectravel - Online article here

Metro – January 2017
Daily newspaper Metro ranked Boardwalk Small Hotel #2 on the list of 8 Toppers in Aruba - Online article here Travel blogger Rebecca of mytravelboektje.com mentioned: “ Een kleine groep fantastisch mooie bungalows in het noorden van het eiland. Boardwalk is het ideale hotel voor stelletjes en jonge ouders. De huisjes zijn prachtig ingericht. Ze hebben een mooi zwembad en een eigen strandje met heerlijke bedden op een van de mooiste plekken van het eiland. Op loopafstand zitten allerlei winkeltjes en restaurantjes, dus ook de locatie is helemaal top.

Jamie Magazine – January 2017
The Dutch edition of Jamie (Oliver) Magazine loved the colorful, tastefully appointed casitas of Boardwalk Small Hotel and never wanted to leave – “Bij Boardwalk voel je je meteen thuis. De casita’s zijn zo kleurrijk en smaakvol ingericht, dat je er niet meer weg zou willen. Extra leuk is de treasure box die je in elk huisje vindt: een doosje gevuld met verschillende must-visit-tips van locals.”

About.com – January 2017
Boardwalk Small Hotel was featured in a round up article on About.com listing the latest developments in Aruba like the new beach service of Boardwalk on Palm Beach. Read the online article here

Bart’s Boekje – January 2017
“Het Boardwalk Hotel is echt je van het!” Dutch travel platform bartsboekje.com listed Boardwalk Small Hotel as the place to be in Aruba – read the full article here

Caribbean Journal – Readers Choice Awards – December 2016
Boardwalk Small Hotel ranked #2 on the list of Best Boutique Hotel in the Caribbean by readers of Caribbean Journal and is the ONLY small hotel listed in Aruba that is featured on this Caribbean Best Hotels list - Online article here

Elle Magazine NL – December 2016
Boardwalk Small Hotel was listed as recommended lodging in Elle Magazine.Knus en kleurrijk boetiek hotel op het terrein van een voormalige kokosnootplantage en gerund door twee op Aruba geboren en in Belgie getogen tweelingzussen. Je slaapt er in een zogenaamde casita die van alle gemakken is voorzien. Elisa Lejuez, Fernando Vermeer en Nigel Matthew maakten in opdracht van de zussen kunstwerken voor aan de muren van het hotel.”

De Standaard Magazine – May 2016
Belgium publication De Standaard Magazine mentioned Boardwalk Small Hotel as ‘aanbevolen logies’, or recommended lodging.Boardwalk Hotel voor wie van fijne boetiekhotels houdt en graag een mondje antwerps spreekt aan de andere kant van de wereld. Twee Belgische zussen maakten van het hotel hun levenswerk: de studio's zijn prachtig ingericht in Caribische kleuren, hun ontbijt missen we nog elke dag.

CaribJournal - September 2014
Caribbean Journal selected Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba as one of the Caribbean's best honeymoon resorts. "This small, romantic hotel is nestled in palm trees across the street from the beach. It’s an easy going resort that’s the kind of place you’ll honeymoon and then come back to for years to come." Read the full article here

Huffington Post - May, 2014
The Huffington Post named Boardwalk Small Hotel the most romantic hotel in Aruba. "Speaking of romance, there's a hidden gem on this island known as Boardwalk. Run by charming Belgian-raised twins Stephanie and Kimberly Rooijakkers, and considered by many as the most romantic hotel in Aruba, this small, Caribbean-colored property is situated across from the famed Palm Beach. Boardwalk has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today and National Geographic Traveler. Its lush gardens, hammocks on terraces and champagne breakfasts delivered to your room make this a perfect oasis for couples, honeymooners or anyone wanting a peaceful, serene, truly intimate home base from which to explore the environs."

Weddingbells - April, 2014
Bridal publication Weddingbells listed Boardwalk Hotel amongst the Best honeymoon hotels in Aruba.Located just steps from Palm Beach, this intimate 14-casita property is owned and operated by twin sisters Kimberly and Stephanie. The sisters’ attention to detail is evident in everything from the island-chic decor to the on-site amenities including “treasure boxes” of secret, locally-recommended restaurants and attractions to explore. All casitas are equipped with full kitchens, private patios, barbecues and hammocks.” Read the article here

National Geographic Traveler Magazine - February 2014
Boardwalk Small Hotel was featured in National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of three recommended small hotels in the Caribbean. "BOARDWALK HOTEL - Twin sisters own and operate this boutique hotel located a short walk from Aruba’s white-sand Palm Beach. Their warm, artful touch shows up throughout the 14 casitas, from walls splashed in Caribbean colors to the glass pitcher of iced tea waiting in the fridge in the full kitchen. The sisters can also direct you to favorite local restaurants such as breakfast takeout spot Mi Boca Dushi.” Online article here.

Telegraaf Newspaper, Aruba's Hotspots - January, 2014
Telegraaf - A renowned Dutch Newspaper features Boardwalk Small Hotel as one of Aruba's hot spots and recommended lodging on the island. "Vlak naast de ‘high rise hotels’ ligt een van Aruba’s kleinste hotels: het Boardwalk Hotel Aruba. Hoewel het nog niet zo lang open is en moet opboksen tegen de grote hotelketens, gaat het goed met het bedrijf van de Vlaamse tweelingzusjes Stephanie en Kimberley Rooijakkers. Ze onderscheiden zich dan ook van de rest met hun ‘casita’s’." Article on Boardwalk Small hotel and Article featuring Boardwalk Small Hotel as one of Aruba's hotspots.

Travel Channel, Insider's guide to Aruba - January 2014
Travel channel lists Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba as recommended place to stay in their article "insider's guide to Aruba". "Where to Stay - More of an intimate, boutique venue, Boardwalk Hotel Aruba features spacious rooms with fully equipped kitchens and private patios with charcoal grills. Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the hotel has a luxurious garden with hammocks on the terraces.

The New York Times "36 Hours in Aruba" - November, 2013
The New York Times lists Boardwalk Small Hotel as recommended lodging in Aruba in their article "36 hours in Aruba". Read the full article about Aruba in the New York Times

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