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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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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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Travelife Hotel of the Month for community support

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

Flying Dutchman: De slogan ‘One happy island’ doet misschien vermoeden dat Aruba vooral een zonnige, blije strandbestemming is. Toch wordt het eiland daarmee tekort gedaan. Want Aruba herbergt ook indrukwekkende streetart en ruige natuur. Gaat u mee op zoek naar de verborgen parels van dit bruisende eiland? Read More 

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 favourite Eduardo's Beach Shack. Read more

Social Media Content Creator Residency Program

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 ArubaRead 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

Top Brass - CEO Tablet Hotels selects her favorite hotels for 2022

Tablet CEO Lucy Lieberman presents the twelve new hotels she’s most excited about for the coming year. Last January, when I took over as CEO of Tablet, I decided to introduce myself by presenting some of my favorite new hotels. These were places that not only exemplified our mission of bringing you the world’s best and most unique hotels, many of them were also places I would have liked to visit.

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Main Pool

Bare Escape Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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

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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. Family-owned Boardwalk Boutique Hotel wraps its colorful casitas up in peaceful gardens. 

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Solarpoweredblonde Travel Blogger

Stunning decor and literally everything you could ever need. A stove, fridge freezer (stocked with some goodies too), bedroom, large wardrobes and a lovely modern shower room. It really is a home away from home. 

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Aerial big pool

Authentic Chic Travel & Lifestyle Blog

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

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Boardwalk featured in Hola Latinos Magazine

Hola Latinos Magazine

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, honoring our nature & the environment!

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

This Aruba hotel introduces oceanfront and poolside work desks for digital nomads

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, Nov 2020

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

For guests staying at the property’s Plunge Pool Casita, the hotel will deliver a special floating breakfast package with fresh juices, tropical fruit, pastries, two main courses and coffee or tea – on a floating tray right in your pool. (There’s also an option of Prosecco or mimosas). The breakfast is prepared by the popular local spot Eduardo’s Beach Shack.

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Oranjestad Aruba

TravelandLeisure, November 2020

Meet the Travelers Who Are Taking Advantage of Long-term Remote Work Visas in Paradise. Aruba’s 3-month One Happy Workation Program. If you’re hesitant to leave home for too long, a work visa program in Aruba called One Happy Workation (an off-shoot of their tourism motto, One Happy Island) offers stays of three months — a nice jump from the usual 30-day period a tourist can be admitted to the island.

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Aruba.com, June 2020

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.

Located nearly in the parking lot of the Marriott, the Boardwalk Boutique Hotel Aruba (Bakval 20, Noord; from $280) is easy to miss from the outside; inside it hides a tropical oasis of poolside hammocks and individually styled bungalows with cathedral ceilings.

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Today Show - boardwalk hotel Aruba

Today.com, January 2020

Boardwalk Boutique Hotel is included on national television in the USA in the top 5 of warm weather get aways this winter.

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Boardwalk Aruba - Plunge Pool Casita

Caribbean Journal, January 2020

It was always Aruba’s best small hotel, and now the Palm Beach-area Boardwalk is officially a “boutique hotel.” Boardwalk Boutique Hotel is included on the Coolest Caribbean Hotels list for 2020!

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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

Visitaruba.com, November 2019

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

Visitaruba.com, October 2019

The design and architecture of the new boutique hotel reflect the barefoot luxury guests have come to love at Boardwalk. Each charming new casita, with a seamless indoor-to-outdoor transition, features unique characteristics and a well-thought-out aesthetic.

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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba - Hammock Patio casita

Caribbean Journal, October 2019

This popular hotel is about to get a lot 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

Aruba.com, September 2019

The Aruba Tourism Authority’s website paid attention to Boardwalks’ reopening in November of 2019 in this. 

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Boardwalk Hotel Aruba USA Today

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 17, 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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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 Booking.com, 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 Booking.com'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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Update Child Policy

As of June 2022;

- Now welcoming children of 12 years and up.

- Existing reservations with children under the age of 12 will be honored.