First Overwater Bungalows Are Coming to Aruba

New Zoëtry resort to open in 2018

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Aruba is one of the most popular and accessible destinations in the Caribbean, but it will get a little flavor of the exotic with the opening of the first overwater accommodations on the island in 2018.

AM Resorts recently announced plans to bring its upscale, adult–only, all-inclusive Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts to Aruba, and the new Zoëtry Isla Di Oro Aruba will have 126 mostly overwater luxury suites. Doors are slated to open in summer 2018.

Isla di Oro is a secluded inlet about 20 minutes south of Aruba's Queen Beatrix International Airport on the island's west coast, about two-thirds of the way to the city of San Nicholas. The area is far removed from Aruba's main resort areas.

Though the cane-thatched design might appear a bit spartan from the outside, the bungalows will contain every conceivable modern luxury, including flat screen televisions, fully-stocked mini fridges, plush bedding, Blvgari bath products, top-quality bedding, and luxe rain showers and soaking tubs. A private wooden pier will connect the bungalows and lead to a private beach, resort dining, and the resort's main reception area.

The Aruba resort will be the fifth for the Zoëtry brand, which is also found in the Mexican Caribbean and the Dominican Republic. The Zoëtry Isla Di Oro Aruba will feature 24/7 unlimited gourmet dining and top-shelf drinks, a luxury spa, sailing, cultural programs and wellness classes, and of course snorkeling right off the deck of your overwater room.