About Playa Linda Beach Resort
Playa Linda Beach Resort offers the utmost in comfort, community and unrivaled island and ocean-front views. For over thirty years, the beachfront, timeshare property has welcomed members and guests from all parts of the globe. Playa Linda is a participating resort within the exchange networks of both RCI and Interval International.
Playa Linda boasts a total of 214 well-appointed suites, ranging from units including studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom as well townhouse apartments and penthouse accommodations. Each spacious suite provides modern comforts while maintaining a sense of place and an island charm. All units feature a fully-equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV with premium, high-definition channels, and self service laundry facilities. The property also offers two swimming pools, fitness center, restorative spa, a mini-market and shopping arcade, with a well-balanced array of both dining and shopping options. A fully-engaged, friendly staff, with front line support offered through member and guest services, a concierge as well as an activities department, helps further enhance guest satisfaction.
The resort’s highly-identifiable, many-tiered design has been a part of the island landscape for almost the entire length of Aruba’s tourism industry, and holds the distinction of being one of the island’s first timeshare options. The resort first opened its doors back in 1983.
All three of its construction phases were realized through the efforts of a team of local, visionary industry leaders, including developer Raymond Maduro of Sun Development, architect Dan Oduber, contractor Henk Bijen of Albo Aruba and René Nieuwkerk, who was Playa Linda’s first general manager. Each played their part in contributing to the Playa Linda as it is today, distinctive for its design and remarkable for its upscale, yet still homey atmosphere.
The Playa Linda has maintained its high-level standards by carrying out a regular schedule of capital investments, and had undergone a full renovation at about the time of its 25th year.
Since its opening, the Playa Linda Beach Resort has led the way in defining island comfort and ambiance as well as demonstrating a dedication to sustainable development. The Playa Linda was the first to put chickees on the beach, bringing in Seminole Indians from Florida for their construction, and was the first resort on Aruba to offer a free-form pool as well as a lush, mature garden. In recent years, Playa Linda has endeavored to realize environmentally-friendly operations, and was the first resort on Palm Beach to achieve ISO-14001 certification.
The success of the resort throughout the years is clearly demonstrated in its almost sold-out status year-round, almost right from the start, and with many of the original owners of the resort still returning each year as well as also bringing in other family members and friends. Today, owners at the Playa Linda Beach Resort can compose different generations of the same family group.
Loyalty and love of the Playa Linda is not only shown in its number of original owners, but also in several members of the staff who are still at the resort, thirty-plus years later. By providing training and support to employees, Playa Linda has enabled each member of its staff the opportunity to reach his or her potential and to guarantee members and guests the best possible service.