Tradewinds at The Aruba Marriott & Stellaris Casino

Tradewinds Club at the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is an intimate hotel within a hotel, a collection of 49 deluxe rooms that deliver the finest in Aruba luxury.  Once you arrive you are whisked away to an exclusive private check-in area. Offering panoramic ocean views, a private lounge with complimentary refreshments, and a host of elite privileges this is the best place to stay. There is even an exclusive beach reserved for Tradewinds Club guests plus an adult’s only pool called H2Oasis complete with a poolside bar and luxurious cabanas. The Club Lounge on the 8th floor of this incomparable Aruba resort is exclusive to enjoy and offers gourmet food and beverage selections throughout the day. Feel free to take advantage of their clothes pressing services, as well as other exclusive amenities and privileges.

The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino offers a total of 5 different dining options on property. Breakfast and Lunch is served daily in La Vista Restaurant and at night you’ll find Italian flavored dinner specialties here. Waves Bar & Grill and the Pool Bar serve light fare for lunch. An upscale dining experience is within reach at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, located in the North Tower of the Resort and in the Lobby you will find delicious Sushi and Sashimi at Ketsu Sushi Bar.

Listed as one of Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Must Dine at Restaurants in Aruba, we had to try the resort’s signature restaurant Atardi, formerly known as Simply Fish. We checked our shoes at the host stand and dug our toes into the sand; Atardi is a genuinely unique Aruba dining experience.  During the day you would never know it existed but as the afternoon comes to an end staff members start setting up this magical dining experience right on the beach.  Try and make your reservation before the sun sets as it is a viewing party you don’t want to miss. Live music, palm trees swaying and white sand creates a relaxing and romantic setting.

Although the chefs at Atardi do an amazing job of catering to the tastes of meat-lovers, their line is undeniably fresh seafood dishes. We started with the Salt & Pepper Crisp Calamari followed by Filet Mignon and Macadamia Crust Grouper for our mains.  To accompany our entrees we chose the Coconut Rice and Fried Plantains to give it that Caribbean flare.  Every morsel was cooked to perfection and our server was professional yet entertaining even offering to snap a picture of us which he sent to me via email later in the evening.  Talk about going above and beyond.