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Caribbean Journal, December 2023

The Caribbean Travel Awards 2024 - Small Caribbean Hotel of the Year: Boardwalk Boutique Hotel, Aruba!

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Caribbean Journal, October 2023

The Winners of the 2023 Caribbean Boutique Hotel Awards!

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The Sunday Times, September 2023

Over the last three decades, our writer has tried and tested hundreds of hotels across 27 islands. Here are the ones he’d tell his closest friends about

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MiddenAmerika, July 2023

Psst: 7 x insidertips voor dé droomvakantie op Aruba

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Tip van de redactie: dit is het állermooiste hotel op Aruba

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Social Media Content Creator Program, May 2023

The search for Boardwalk’s second Social Media Content Creator went all over the world. Here’s an overview of what some major media had to say about us:

Travel + Leisure: You Can Live for Free in Aruba As This Hotel's In-house Social Media Creator — How to Apply Read more

The Mirror: You can get paid to spend a month living in a luxury hotel in the Caribbean Read more

Curiosity: This Aruba hotel is hiring for a month-long dream job & Canadians can apply Read more

Narcity: A Hotel In Aruba Is Hiring A Social Media Content Creator & You Get To Live There For Free Read more

The National News: Dream job alert: Luxury Caribbean resort seeks social media content creator Read more

Daily Record: Dream job in Caribbean up for grabs as you can paid to stay in a luxury hotel Read more

Idealista: Un resort caraibico di lusso cerca un content creator: in cambio un mese all inclusive ad Aruba Read more

Hotels By Design, May 2023

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba was featured on CBS's Hotels By Design television series. 

At Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba we believe that well curated vacations are a booster for people's happiness. Boardwalk’s happiness comes from the smiling faces in and around our property.

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Islands, February 2023

These Family-Owned Caribbean Hotels and Resorts Know a Thing or Two about Warm Hospitality

Owned since 2011 by sisters Stephanie and Kimberly, who were born in Aruba before moving to Belgium as young children, Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba is a unique oasis that has been expanded and refined with a focus on eco-friendly practices (it has 80 solar panels) since it first opened on a former coconut plantation just off of Palm Beach more than 30 years ago. 

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Marie Claire, February 2023

What to See, Do, and Taste When You're in Aruba

The laid-back vibes of the island, the friendliness of its residents, and their shared love for color all come together at Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba.

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Beau Monde, February 2023

Tropical Strolling: 9 Vacation Inspirations for a Visit to Aruba

The relaxed vibes of the island, the friendliness of its residents, and their shared love for color all come together at Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba.

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The Times, February 2023

The underrated island about to become the Caribbean’s next big thing

Built on the site of a former coconut plantation, the Boardwalk’s 46 self-contained casitas are set beside two lagoon-like pools, and among lush tropical gardens and swaying palms. Each is unique, in pastel tones of pinks, blues and soft yellows, with raffia and rattan furniture, and all have their own kitchenettes, barbecues, and hammocks.

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Enriching Pursuits, January 2023

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba: Honest review on what to really expect

There are so many hotel choices in Aruba. Scrolling through all of the options in TripAdvisor can be overwhelming. What's the best area to stay in? Which hotel? Most will narrow their hotel choices down to Palm Beach or Eagle Beach. Read on to fin out why we chose the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba in Palm beach and see if it's right for you. 

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USA Today, January 2023

Enjoy a relaxing stay at one of the 10 best Caribbean resorts

No. 2: Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba - Aruba

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba offers 40-plus casitas, two pools and vegan and plant-focused food and drinks. Guests are just a 3-minute walk (or a short shuttle ride) from the beach, where private huts and sunbeds can be reserved ahead of time.

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Hotels Above Par, December 2022

The Best Hotels for Island Escapists

Due to its location in the Southern Caribbean, the Dutch isle of Aruba sees less rain than its regional counterparts. When here, opt to stay at the 46-casita Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba.

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Wellness Spots, November 2022

Relaxing in the Caribbean, 15+ Tips for a Wellness Vacation in Aruba!

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4 Personal Relaxation Tips for Wellness Hotels with Spas in Aruba.

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3 Delicious Tips for Beach Massages in Aruba.

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Global Grasshopper, October 2022

Top 20 Cool and Unusual Hotels in Aruba 2023

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba – a gorgeous oasis that provides a peaceful setting where you can unplug and unwind. Situated in the middle of a former coconut plantation, this unique Caribbean gem evokes a true family boutique atmosphere, featuring 46 secluded casitas tastefully decorated in fresh Caribbean colours.

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Barrons - Penta, August 2022

Community-Oriented Caribbean Hotels Offer Luxe Stays With Enriching Experiences

There's a certain creature-comfort to picking any beautiful, sunny island and simply looking up a go-to big name, big chain hotel, and clicking “book.” Yet, those large resorts are sometimes cookie cutter caricatures of themselves, dropped onto any stretch of sand.

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InsideHook, August 2022

Not Your Grandparents’ Aruba: A Modern Guide to the Caribbean Island

Swap the Aruba Ariba and dated resort for ATV rides and these contemporary hotels

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Insider by Susan Campbell, July 2022

I've hotel-hopped through Aruba's best resorts — here are my 10 favorite places to feel like you're in a private paradise

For boutique chic, I recommend Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba, a charming sanctuary helmed by twin sisters who set out to create a welcoming community of Caribbean beach house-style cottages (they call them casitas) as an ideal base for travelers seeking an authentic Aruban escape.

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Travelife, July 2022

Introducing Boardwalk Boutique Hotel in Aruba, our July Hotel of the Month for community support.

Throughout 2022 we are featuring Travelife certified properties that have gone the extra mile with their sustainability work.  This month we congratulate Boardwalk Boutique Hotel for their work to support the local community. 

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KLM Flying Dutchman & Holland Herald, July 2022

Holland Herald: With 46 rooms housed in a collection of colorful casitas, this is one of the few sustainable boutique hotels on the island. The lush garden is a green oasis and the food served here (including vegan and vegetarian options) is from local favorite Eduardo's Beach Shack.

Flying Dutchman: This charming and sustainable boutique hotel consists of 46 rooms, spread over a number of colorful casitas throughout a large garden. There are two swimming pools, and breakfast (with vegan options) is served by local favorite Eduardo's.

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Travelista, June 2022

Aruba, our choice:

Un boutique hotel a gestione familiare costruito in un'antica piantagione di noci do coco.

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VisitAruba News, April 2022

This Aruba Hotel Serves Floating Easter Brunch in Private Pool or Bathtub.

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba introduces brand new brunch services to their extensive f&b menu by adding a floating brunch and a bathtub brunch.

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Social Media Content Creator Residency Program, February 2022

The search for Boardwalk’s first ever Social Media Content Creator went all over the world. Here’s an overview of what some major media had to say about us:

Travel & Leisure, March 2022; You Can Get Paid to Stay at This Enchanting Hotel in Aruba for a Month — Here's How.

They say, if you love what you do you'll never work a day in your life. This old adage couldn't be more true for whoever gets to fill the role of the "Social Media Resident" at the Boardwalk Hotel in Aruba. Read more

Timeout, March 2022; Dream job alert: this hotel in Aruba will pay you to stay there for the month

Picture the scene: you’re on the sun-soaked Caribbean island of Aruba, surrounded by clear blue waters, swaying palm trees and white sand beaches. But you’re not on holiday. Oh no. You’re actually paid to be there. Sounds pretty incredible, right? Read more

De Telegraaf, Maart 2022; Een maand gratis verblijven in een hotel op Aruba, hier kan het! (Wel even solliciteren)

Minimaal een maand lang gratis verblijven in een driesterrenhotel op Aruba, kosteloos gebruikmaken van een huurauto en een vergoeding voor eten en drinken. Dat klinkt niet vervelend, toch? Het zou vanaf mei zomaar eens je nieuwe baan kunnen zijn... Lees meer

Apartment Therapy, March 2022; You Can Now Get Paid to Live at This Boutique Hotel in Aruba

Sun seekers and social media wizards, this one is for you! Boardwalk Hotel Aruba, a boutique hotel located in the heart of the Caribbean, is on the hunt for someone who lives and breathes social media to partake in a lavish temporary residency. Read more

Palapa Lodge at Boardwalk hotel Aruba

The agenda; Travel Inspiration from Tablet Hotels - Top Brass, January 2022

Last January, when I took over as CEO of Tablet, I decided to introduce myself by presenting some of my favorite new hotels.

Aruba is the sort of place that’s managed to get by without having to take much notice of the boutique-hotel movement — picture-perfect white sand beaches and an idyllic climate mean there’s little pressure to innovate.

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Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba gardens

USA TODAY 10 Best, December 2021

Discover Aruba's best hotels before buying that ticket to the tropics. 

Surrounded by lush gardens and nestled on the grounds of a former coconut plantation, this intimate family-owned boutique resort stands out from the high-rise complexes of Palm Beach.

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Boardwalk featured in Hola Latinos Magazine

Hola Latinos Magazine, June 2021

Barefoot chic experiences await in this new community of elegant casitas ensconced in a historic coconut plantation mere steps from the famous Palm Beach.

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Trupial in Tree

Celebrating Earth Day, April 2021

Discover the new First Person Vision drone racing video by Boardwalk Boutique Hotel. Check out the video! Here’s an overview of what some major media had to say about us:

De Telegraaf

Two pools, a gym, a private beach. Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba has everything what you need for a great summer holiday. Extra special: Boardwalk is not only a hotel, but also offers a forever home to orphan trees. Curious how this looks? A special drone video shows the tropical environment from a Birdseye view of a Trupial, the local songbirds. 

Trav Magazine

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel on Aruba created because of Earth Day (22nd of April) a very special drone video. The video shows the full property through the eyes of the Aruban songbird, the Trupial. 


Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba celebrates Earth Day on the 22nd of April through the new popular FPV-drone racing technical, to tribute the local Flora and & Fauna from the island

Lonely Planet

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba celebrates Earth Day in a special way with an amazing new dronevideo. Through the eyes of a Trupial songbird, you discover Boardwalk's property!

One Bedroom Pool View Casita Boardwalk

Forbes, April 2021

Vaccinated Seniors Are Ready, Willing And Able To Travel. 

This boutique property is social distanced by design, offering lots of privacy and outdoor seating areas, including a dedicated beach area on Palm Beach and two pools.

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Workation station on Palm Beach Aruba at Boardwalk Boutique Hotel

Workation, February 2021

The introduction of Boardwalk’s new outdoor work stations with stunning views did not go unnoticed. Here’s an overview of what some major media had to say about us:

Business Insider

Working from a tropical destination is no longer a dream with Aruba-based Boardwalk Boutique Hotel's outdoor "workation" setup. Digital nomads became a hot topic lifestyle choice when long-term remote work became a necessity towards the start of the COVID-19 pandemic...


How to book a workcation in Aruba right now. There’s no lengthy approval process or special forms required to take a workcation in Aruba…

Travel Weekly

For those wishing to work remotely from a Caribbean island, the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba has just the answer...


The Boardwalk Boutique Hotel in Aruba wants everyone to know it's okay to mix business with pleasure. To help travelers who want to get away but still need to check in with the office every once in a while, the hotel installed some new workstations for guests that happen to also come with an epic ocean backdrop that will surely make all your coworkers jealous...

Travel Noire

Make The Beach Your Office With These Oceanside Workspaces in Aruba. Aruba’s Boardwalk Beach Hotel is offering guests the opportunity to work remotely with scenic beachside and poolside workstations...

Lonely Planet

Many people around the world have made the switch to remote working as of late, with the trend showing no sign of slowing down in the years to come...

Time Out

Work remotely from a beach in Aruba visa-free for 90 days. "Working from home" just took on a whole new meaning. Being able to work remotely indefinitely has clearly become one of the very few positives to come out of a global pandemic that has forced the entire world to basically go into hiding...


WORKING FROM THE beach sounds like a digital nomad cliché, but in Aruba, it’s entirely possible. The Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba in the Caribbean island of Aruba is inviting travelers to come work from their paradisiacal beachside property and providing all the tools needed to work efficiently...


Work from the Beach in Aruba at These Seaside Desks. Remote workers who are determined to have the most impressive background on Zoom calls have a tempting new option in Aruba...

Carib Journal

With the recent rise fo remote work, more and more Caribbean destinations are courting longer-term visitors to take their “mobile” office with them...

Boardwalk adds Outdoor Workstations with Scenic Backgrounds at Pool and Beach. As guests are extending their stay in Aruba, and more often want to combine work and pleasure during a workaction, Boardwalk Boutique Hotel added office supplies in their spacious casitas upon the guests’ request, as well as two unique outdoor workstations...

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba, the recently revamped 46-room boutique property in Palm Beach, Aruba has identified multiple new workstations for its guests that provide the perfect background for online team calls and meetings...


PALM BEACH, January 5, 2021 – Boardwalk Boutique Hotel—the recently revamped 46-room boutique property in Palm Beach, Aruba—has identified multiple new workstations for its guests, providing the perfect background for online team calls and meetings. 

Caribbean Journal, November 2020

How to have a floating breakfast in Aruba

The recently-expanded Boardwalk Boutique Hotel in Aruba has launched a rather clever new amenity: a floating breakfast.

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Oranjestad Aruba

TravelandLeisure, November 2020

Meet the Travelers Who Are Taking Advantage of Long-term Remote Work Visas in Paradise.

Where Kacie and her boys did end up for the majority of their trip was a boutique hotel called Boardwalk, home to cheerful casitas owned by another set of twins named Kimberly and Stephanie. “It was just perfect.

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Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba Reopens on June 15.

Great news from Boardwalk Boutique Hotel! Extensive health & safety procedures, a flexible cancelation policy, tailor-made guest experiences and touch free services are key enhancements guests can expect at Boardwalk when returning to the revamped 46-room boutique property.

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Boardwalk hotel Aruba in The New York Times

The New York Times, March 2020

36 Hours in Aruba.

Mesmerizing sunsets, a windblown park, fantastic wreck-diving and romantic dining on the beach: just a few reasons travelers find this island in the southern Caribbean so irresistible.

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Today Show - boardwalk hotel Aruba, January 2020

5 warm travel destinations to escape the winter weather in 2020

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel is included on national television in the USA in the top 5 of warm weather get aways this winter. The Boardwalk Boutique Hotel has an impressive 5-star rating on TripAdvisor and guests say that the hotel is peaceful, quiet and conveniently located. It features 46 casitas (similar to a bungalow) and each one is spread out among the gardens of a historic coconut plantation.

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Boardwalk Aruba - Plunge Pool Casita

Caribbean Journal, January 2020

The Cool List: The Coolest Caribbean Hotels for 2020

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel, Aruba It was always Aruba’s best small hotel, and now the Palm Beach-area Boardwalk is officially a “boutique hotel.”

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Lobby Boardwalk Hotel Aruba

Caribbean Journal, November 2019

This is Aruba's Hottest Boutique Hotel

'For years it was Aruba’s most beloved “small hotel,” a tiny oasis of 14 rooms just across from Palm Beach. Now, after a major transformation project, Aruba’s family-owned Boardwalk has officially relaunched as a full-fledged boutique hotel, the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel. The new Boardwalk has reopened its doors following a significant expansion project that resulted in 32 new “casitas” on the lush grounds of a former coconut plantation called Plantage Tromp.

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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba - Pool, November 2019

Boardwalk Officially Re-opened as Boutique Hotel

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba officially re-opened on November 15, 2019 with a festive opening ceremony, attended by Aruba’s Minister of Tourism Dangui Oduber, Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of the Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.), and Tisa LaSorte, CEO and President of the Aruba Hotel & Tourism Association (AHATA).

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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba - One bedroom Casita Pool View, October 2019

Boardwalk to Re-open in November as Boutique Hotel


Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba will officially re-open on November 15, 2019. The hotel, now celebrating 30 years, is adding 32 new casitas, a multi-experience pool, fitness & spa facility, an inviting Lobby and on-trend food and beverage offerings at the added Lobby Café.

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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba - Hammock Patio casita

Caribbean Journal, October 2019

This Aruba Hotel is Expanding.

One of Aruba’s most beloved hotels is getting bigger. Aruba’s Boardwalk Small Hotel will soon debut the fruits of a major expansion project that will see the property rebranded as the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel. 

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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba - One Bedroom Casita Pool View, September 2019

Reopening Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba

Exciting times for Boardwalk, as it is officially reopening as a boutique hotel in November 2019.

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USA Today, April 2018

Honeymoon guide: Six appealing Aruba resorts for couples. 

If honeymooners on a budget can deal with being a short walk away from the beach, they should take a look at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba. The hotel has only 14 rooms and is tucked away in an intimate setting on the grounds of a former coconut plantation, with lots of greenery. The hotel has its own private beach area with lounge chairs on nearby Palm Beach.

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National Geographic, February 2014

Checking In: Going Small in the Caribbean.

Here are three petite lodges that pack a real luxury punch in paradise. Twin sisters own and operate this boutique hotel located a short walk from Aruba’s white-sand Palm Beach.

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Kiki Multem, May 2023

Het Boardwalk Boutique Hotel is een voormalige kokosnootplantage geweest en is nu een prachtig boetiekhotel met tropische tuinen en een heerlijk buitenzwembad.

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The Healthy Voyager, January 2023

Amazing Aruba 

hands down, the best place to stay on the island is Boardwalk Hotel. What with most of the hotels being giant beach resorts, Boardwalk truly feels like a private and serene paradise.

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SLC Travels, December 2022

Aruba Mini Guide: What to Do and Where to Stay

This is the ultimate stay in Aruba! We spent only one night here, but wished it would've been more! It's so secluded and peaceful, but still in the heart of all the action and next to Palm Beach (but being on the property you would never know).

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The Travel Hack, December 2022

20 things to do in Aruba + My Aruba travel journal

Day one in Aruba; Stay at Boardwalk Hotel Aruba. Waking up in a plush, king size bed and sleepily padding out onto our enormous veranda was the perfect way to start each day.

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Emily Luxton, December 2022

Where to stay in Aruba

I stayed at the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba and honestly, it’s one of my favourite hotels ever.

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Reisjevrij, November 2022

Relax in Aruba: 7 very relaxing tips

Located in a former coconut plantation, just steps away from Palm Beach Aruba. This amazing boutique hotel is a Caribbean gem with 46 casitas (holiday cottages) in a tropical garden with hammocks, relaxation areas, two pools, and a yoga deck.

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Once Upon a Journey, October 2022

What to do in Aruba? The 19 best Aruba attractions!

Looking for a delightful place to stay in Aruba? Look no further! Boardwalk Boutique Hotel is a fantastic boutique hotel on the island.

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Bare Escape, March 2022

11 Unique Ways to Experience The Best of Aruba

The Boardwalk Boutique Hotel is an eclectic boutique hotel with a vibrant Caribbean charm that impresses everyone who enters its gates.

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Authentic Chic, September 2021

Aruba - best barefoot restaurants & local (foodie) hotspots

Located near all the buzz of the strip this little oasis is perched between the Bird Sanctuary and Palm Beach on a former historic coco plantation.

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Solarpoweredblonde, Septemeber 2021

Best beaches in Aruba: 10 Breathtaking beaches to explore in Aruba!

This is a GORGEOUS boutique hotel. We stayed in a top floor Casita at the Boardwalk – 302 if you’d like the same one!

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Helene In Between, 2021

The perfect travel guide to Aruba

This is a beautiful, small boutique hotel within walking distance to the beach. Stepping inside is like a jungle oasis – there are palm trees throughout and iguanas that skitter by when you walk the boardwalk.

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A Taste For Travel, January 2019

Best Girlfriend Getaways in the Caribbean

Or, if you want to be closer to the famous Palm Beach action, yet not sardined in with the masses, then Boardwalk Boutique 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.

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Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba is committed to offering inclusive hospitality for our LGBTQ+ guests and completed training to become Proud Certified. Everyone is welcome and free to be themselves here – no matter who they are or they love.

Proud Certificate, part of the LGBTQ+ inclusive travel programme



Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba is consistently ranked among the best hotels in Aruba on TripAdvisor and is a proud recipient of the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Top 25 Hotels for Best Service in the Caribbean for multiple years in a row.

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba has been recognized as a 2020 Travelers’ Choice award-winner for excellence in service and cleanliness. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews award winners are known for consistently receiving great traveler feedback, placing Boardwalk Boutique Hotel in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe.  

TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Award

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba is among the recipients of the 2019 Experts' Choice Award from TripExpert. Based on more than one million reviews from 85 different publications, the award recognizes the best hotels around the world, with fewer than 2% of hotels worldwide receiving this award.

In December 2016, Boardwalk received Caribbean Journal's Readers' Choice Award for ranking #2 in the category of Best Boutique Hotels in the Caribbean.

Boardwalk received the 2017 Expert Travel Award based on excellent reviews from travel experts of Lonely PlanetFodor's, and Frommer's. Additionally, Boardwalk Hotel received's Guest Review Award in 2017 with a score of 9.2.

Boardwalk is recipient of the Greenleaders Silver Level Award by TripAdvisor for eco-friendly hotel operations.


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Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba will be an Adults-Only property by the 1st of January 2025.

For those traveling with children ages 12-17, reservations with departure by December 31, 2024 will be accepted. Please contact [email protected] for more information.
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