Wow! You are lucky. Despite accumulating nearly a million points the last few years, this certainly did not happen to me when I stayed at this Aruba property in June (low season, hotel not full). In fact, only cash upgrades were offered and the price for those varied three times (three different employees) in 24 hours. Felt like I was at a used car lot, albeit a nice one! A little consistency in this upgrade thing would be nice.
The hotel is beautiful, however, and you will really enjoy it! The biggest recommendation I'd give you is to get to the Natural Pool, but take a tour vs. driving your own jeep. Trust me, there are no cardiologists out there and you need one if you choose the latter!
Sounds awesome! Hope you have a great time. Your post convinced us to book the Renassaince versus the Marriott.
We just booked it for this November (anniversary). If you let us know how you like it and any good restaurants or cool stuff you find, we would really appreciate it.
Thanks, and have an awesome time,
You may want to reconsider staying at the Stellaris if you like the beach. The Rennaissiance beach is man made and a 15 minute boat ride. Why commute to a man made beach when in the Caribbean when you can have a beautiful white sand beach with an excellent restaurant on the beach for some romantic dinners. Also know that the Rennaissance beach is just across a small bay from the runway at the airport. Not a place for total relaxation and time together.
I stayed in both. You want the Stellaris