Aruba is known for its beautiful beaches and warm waters, and if you’re looking for a place to soak in the sun, relax, and be pampered, you’ll find it at the private island of The Renaissance Aruba. Being surrounded by flamingos is just one of the unique experiences to enjoy at the Renaissance Aruba Private Island. Read about how to visit Flamingo Beach here.
While a full day at Flamingo Beach is luxurious enough on its own, you can take it up a notch and rent one of their private ocean-front cabanas for the entire day for the ultimate beach experience. Keep on reading to see how you can experience this swanky cabana.
How to Rent a Private Cabana?
In order to rent a private cabana, you can be a guest at The Renaissance Aruba or if you are a non-guest you will have to pay an additional fee of $99. Contact the hotel front desk for reservations and book a cabana in advance. You will pre-pay and receive confirmation and receipt of payment from the hotel via email. After you arrive to the island, check-in at the bar and your host will guide you to your cabana and give you a quick tour of your island home for the day.
Note: Advance reservations are requested. Cabanas can only be reserved directly with the hotel. Be advised that all cabanas are at the Flamingo Beach which is an adults only beach so children are not allowed.
How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Private Cabana?
There are two options for the cabanas, which include:
Private Cabana #1
Cabana #1, located on the left side of the picture above, is the largest cabana and has access to a private deck and hammock
Rental cost $200 USD per day plus 15% service charge
Rental period: 9 am to 7 pm
This cabana includes: Bottle of sparkling wine, two bottles of Voss still water (375 ml), two bottles of Voss sparkling water (375 ml), refreshing tray-passed bites, two water floats, WIFI, towels, two water floats and two snorkeling masks.
This cabana accommodates up to 6 adults
Private Cabana #2, 3 & 4
Rental cost $150 USD per day plus 15% service charge
Rental period: 9 am to 7 pm
These cabanas includes: Bottle of sparkling wine, two bottles of Voss still water (375 ml), two bottles of Voss sparkling water (375 ml), refreshing tray-passed bites, two water floats, WIFI, towels, two water floats and two snorkeling masks.
These cabanas accommodate up to 4 adults
Note: Private Cabana rental prices vary by season and are subject to change.
What to Expect?
Once you enter the private quarters of your island home you can expect to have THE BEST DAY!
Upon entering our villa, we were greeted with an etched sand display with our last name welcoming us to our island home.
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere right? We settled in and then opened our cooler of goodies and popped a bottle of bubbly to get the day started!
Note: Each cabana has a flag that you raise and it summons one of the attentive cabana hosts, who can provide refills if you run out of towels, drinks, or would like to order any additional food. Our hosts checked on us several times during the day just to make sure we had everything we needed, but were never intrusive.
My husband and I spent the entire day sipping on cocktails, enjoying the view, sunbathing on our over the water hammock and snorkeling occasionally.
The over the water hammock was one of my favorite places in the cabana. It was so relaxing and comfy and reminded me of one of those hammocks you see in the Maldives.
After lunch, I enjoyed some more sunbathing while swinging on the cabanas private hammock.
While the cabanas do not have any speakers for music, it’s very easy to provide your own music. We brought our own Bose mini speaker and were able to play music from our phones, which was great and really added to our experience. I personally enjoy listening to music while at the beach.
Towards the end of the day, as the sun started to set, a part of me wished that there were more than 24 hours in a day. I was not ready to leave our cabana and actually considered inquiring about purchasing one and taking up permanent residence. Seriously! Who would ever want to leave this paradise?!
Would I Recommend Renting a Private Cabana?
HELL YES!!!!!! Two words: Comfort and convenience. You’re on vacation right? Treat yourself! There’s no racing to be the first off the boat to snag one of the few hammocks on the island or that perfect oceanfront sun lounger under an umbrella. You don’t have to remember to pack anything because it’s all included. You have a shaded space to store your belongings, your own personal shower to rinse off and clean up after a swim, and a nice cool place to enjoy lunch and just watch the ocean. Our cabana experience was far more than what we expected! Most people who visit Aruba would tell you to visit Flamingo Beach for the flamingos, however I will tell you to visit Flamingo Beach for the ultimate luxury cabana experience!
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