A family-run hotel with Dutch colonial-inspired design elements, Amsterdam Manor is a little smaller and a little quieter than most options in Aruba. It’s also a little less expensive. The pool is small and the nearest beach (Eagle Beach) is across the road (this factor lowers the Beach Quality score, which downgrades the Overall Beach Resort Rating from the middle B range to the lower B range); but the hotel’s large rooms have stocked kitchens and cater well to families, and the property has two bars: one by the pool and one by the beach. The on-site restaurant Mango’s, open for breakfast and dinner, is quite good (there are cuisine-themed nights a few times a week), and the beautiful beach bar has a lunch menu and plenty of beach chairs and palapas for shade surrounding it. An all-inclusive plan is available. The property’s 72 studios and suites have kitchens with stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. There’s no spa or fitness center, but free snorkeling gear and bikes are bonus amenities. Mermaid Dive Center is within walking distance and other water sports such as fishing are offered in the vicinity. The Kitchen Table, one of the island’s best restaurants, is within easy walking distance; it offers an intimate setting and some of the most authentic Aruban cuisine on the island.
On-site COVID-19 testing is not available, but there are testing sites nearby. In the event of a positive COVID test before U.S. re-entry, the island’s mandatory COVID-19 insurance will cover designated accommodation costs until recovery.