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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We had the pleasure of staying at this lovely boutique hotel for Carnival weekend in Aruba. We expected a hotel room but our experience was more like a home away from home thanks to Andras & Beja, the owners of the Karibu. We loved that we had full use of the kitchen & lounge & outdoor pool facilities in addition to our private room with ensuite bathroom.

The Karibu is within easy walking distance of the large resorts (Marriott & Ritz Carlton) with the added benefit of intimacy & peacefulness in this gem of a property. We enjoyed our welcoming drink on arrival & appreciated getting to know the owners over the 3 days we had with them.

Easy to see why they enjoy a 5 star rating. We would give them 6 stars if we could.

Room tip: We had the "twin room" on the 2nd floor. It was really 2 twin beds pushed together. The room is large & comfortable & immaculate.
Date of stay: February 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Ed K
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

Clean, peaceful and lovely owners. Just off the high rise beach, easy access to attractions and dining. Walkable to beachfront. Much more affordable than nearby resorts. Pool and common enclosed open air atrium.

Date of stay: January 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank sullymd
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

For New Years we decided to enjoy the sun and sand of Aruba. Though the island had more than its fair share of tourists, we enjoyed the relaxing oasis of Karibu Aruba.The apartment was clean and spacious had an updated bathroom, and its own kitchen, In the common areas there was a fully equipped kitchen, a pool, hammocks, and a charming courtyard. We walked to the beach every day. Kudos to our gracious host, Beja was friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. When our flight home was cancelled and others waited hours to find hotel rooms, we called Beja and she allowed us to return to our apartment and extend our stay for two more days! One of the best vacations we have had. ADDED BONUS: We made friends with not only Beja but a couple in another suite.

Date of stay: December 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank donnaedwards1010
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Dushi123, General Manager at Karibu Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Thank you for your wonderfull review! We hope to see you soon again! For now we wish you alle the best!

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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Karibu Aruba is a small boutique hotel with just 3 rooms/studios, making it a wonderfully relaxing base away from the more crowded high rise hotels nearby. Each room was spotlessly clean and a communal kitchen, dining area, pool area and large open patio area were available too. Great location within easy reach of restaurants, bars and shops. A small mini-mart/grocery store is close by (10 minute walk). The local bus service that can take you the length of the island is across the street behind the hotels. Beach access is through the hotel lobbies. Plenty of activities at Palm beach (jet skis, parasailing, wind surfing, paddle boarding etc) while snorkeling is at other beaches on the island. Our hosts were extremely helpful and accommodating! Highly recommend staying here especially if you want a quieter and more personal experience

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank queeniewatts
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

I recently stayed with Andras and Beja and Karibu and it was everything I could have asked for. The location is perfect, so I did not need to rent a car. The islands best beaches, nightlife and restaurants are all a short walk away. The property is immaculate and the pool was amazing. What really made this trip memorable were the hosts. They are so knowledgeable and friendly, they make you feel right at home. From morning coffee to rides to the market, to taking me for my first windsurfing lesson, they are simply a delight. I have plans to return to Aruba in the future, and those plans include staying at Karibu.

Date of stay: November 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank T2835ZSjimk
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avanschuppen4, ... at Karibu Aruba, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

So kind,
Thank you for the good time, surfing :-) , together

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