Rather than sticking with the highrise hotels along the beach strip, opt for a condo rental instead. Much better than the hotel enclaves. We really enjoyed our stay here, it was central to everything and the condo was a great home away from home. The owners are great to deal with and go out of their way to make sure you have what you need for a great vacation. Their condo is well maintained, clean, tastefully decorated with lots of amenities to make eating in, if you want, easy. The gardens and pool area are always nicely maintained. You are close to everything here, and get a much better taste of Aruba than staying at the hotel enclaves.