A rendering of what is going to be Acqua Condominium Aruba
Titles and logo of Acqua
Construction just started of Acqua, with in backdrop Marriott’s Surf Club
I drive by Palm Beach almost every day and I’ve been meaning to post about something I saw going on there for a few weeks now. In an earlier extensive post about the latest developments in properties in Aruba I objected about the amount and massiveness of these new condominium projects that are rising quickly. Take a look for yourself:
- Oceania Suites at Eagle Beach
- Goldcoast Villas at Westpunt
- Jardines del Mar at Eagle Beach
- The Sands at Eagle Beach
- Acqua Condominium Aruba at Palm Beach
Oceania Suites phase 1 at Eagle Beach is the only project that is partially finished for buyers to move in or use at this point. Goldcoast Villas is moving rapidly and construction is ongoing but far from finished. Acqua Condominium have just started construction (see above picture), while The Sands and Jardines del Mar haven’t begun building.
In many studies conducted and released by the tourism authority and statistics bureau time after time one of the more important reasons visitors travel to Aruba is for the quietness and the Caribbean laid backness (excuse that word for a lack of a better one).
The Dean of Tourism, Dr. Peterson, at University of Aruba in many publications has pointed out various directions Aruba could take in order to ensure a sustainable future in tourism. For example in one of his publications he mentions the underdevelopment of cultural tourism and lack of cultural entrepreneurship in Aruba. Not to deviate to much from the topic, I don’t remember Dr. Peterson suggesting the rise of condos as an important option forward. Slowly Aruba is starting to look a little bit like Miami Beach and Cancun with all that building that’s been going on lately.
Like stated in a previous post with a similar topic, my objections lies with the massiveness of these projects. Also the lack of information by officials about all of what’s coming.
Having said all of the above, these properties are already here or are in the pipeline and there is no way back. At the end of the day these properties are located on some of the best areas this island has got to offer and I must admit they look very nice. I definitely want to invite you to take a look at some pictures taken from one of the rooms at Oceania Suites at Eagle Beach.