Blue Residences, the first upscale condominium resort to open on Aruba's Eagle Beach in 20 years, officially welcomed its first guests on March 3.
The property debuted its first tower - consisting of two five-bedroom penthouses, four three-bedroom penthouses, 12 three-bedroom units and 24 two-bedroom units, totaling 42 units - on March 1.
Blue Residences affords travelers with unobstructed views of the ocean in every unit, elevated ceilings in the bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms, private Jacuzzi terraces, fully loaded kitchens featuring upscale appliances and wireless Internet throughout the property. On-site amenities include a private beach and poolside butler service, concierge services and golf privileges at two nearby courses.
A second tower is scheduled to open in May while the third tower will open in January 2015. Upon its completion, the resort will offer 124 total units.
"The debut of Blue Residences marks an important event in the Aruba tourism industry, providing travelers with a selection of upscale condo-style units from which to enjoy everything the island has to offer," said Herber Valkenberg, president of Icon Hotel Marketing, the North American representative for the resort, in a written release.
Spacious units, ranging in size from one to five bedrooms, are decorated in a sleek contemporary design and will each feature elevated ceilings, a roomy balcony, upscale appliances and electronics, wireless Internet, fully-equipped kitchen, living and dining room, cable TV, and a washer and dryer. Ground floor suites will additionally feature a private Jacuzzi terrace. Deluxe ocean view hotel rooms (no kitchen) are available as well.
Visitors can enjoy on-site amenities including a private beach protected by a jetty, an infinity swimming pool, full-service spa, fitness center, upscale restaurant and bar, mini market and deli and a landscaped sundeck. In addition to poolside butler service, guests have access to a Thrifty Car Rental desk, concierge services by De Palm Tours and can request pre-arrival grocery stocking and daily maid service. Visitors can also enjoy water sports at Eagle Beach and golf privileges at two nearby courses, including the 18-hole Tierra del Sol, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones.