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Tierra del Sol Aruba

The Tierra del Sol Resort has adopted the image of Aruba’s California Lighthouse as an emblem for its glorious property. How appropriate. A lighthouse serves as a shining beacon that guides weary travellers to a tranquil and safe haven and this is doubly true when you arrive at Tierra del Sol. This exceptional resort grants you a private, elegant, picturesque setting from which you can embrace a vacation that is both relaxing and invigorating.

If you are a golfing aficionado wishing to improve his or her game, there is an amazing championship links course around which this stunning resort is unfurled.

Perhaps you are someone who simply wants to enjoy a sunny and peaceful break in a leafy and verdant setting with award-winning spa services at your fingertips. Regardless of your intention or time in life, there is a bespoke holiday experience, like no other, awaiting you at Tierra del Sol in beautiful Aruba.

Tierra Del Sol clubhouse seen from across the glittering swimming pool

Within a gated enclave over-looking the Caribbean, the Tierra del Sol has developed a 600 acre paradise and created a most attractive low-density resort that is spread over the naturally undulating terrain on the North Western tip of Aruba. With fully air-conditioned, self-contained Condominiums, Villas and Estate Houses grouped in pretty neighbourhoods, there is a wonderful sense of seclusion and space to be found by guests. All of this perfection comes with the services and amenities one would expect from a luxury hotel. It is a winning combination that makes the resort one of the finest locations for Aruba vacation rentals.

Golf, pool, beach, tennis, spa, fitness centre, bars, restaurants …. It’s all there for you when you need it. If you prefer to have some quiet, romantic alone time with your partner or group, you can avail of one of the Estate Houses or Villas and lounge around your private pool and prepare delicious meals in your own well-equipped kitchen or terrace BBQ. Home from home, is how we like to position this offering – you can slip off your cares along with your shoes, and unwind in your own private piece of heaven.

For the golf enthusiasts among you, the championship desert links course, designed by the famous Robert Trent Jones II offers a challenging but rewarding golf experience. The pro shop can provide rental clubs and equipment for your round, there is a golf coach on site who can work out the kinks in your swing or solve that putting dilemma that is your greatest handicap. However you want to embrace the ancient game, there is nothing overlooked. As you make your voyage around the golf course, you will pass the famous California Lighthouse – at 30m tall, it is a beautiful beacon on your journey to golfing greatness.

Golf course and bunkers at Tierra Del Sol

The tennis offering at Tierra del Sol follows the same lines. There are a number of courts available to guests along with coaching services from the talented tennis pros on site. The perfect way to keep fit and active and burn off those gourmet treats from the restaurants.

Tiere del sol restaurant tables quite close up.  More close up than you'd expect for a table shot in a blog.

The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol, with indoor and outdoor seating capturing Caribbean views, has a menu that attracts guests from all over Aruba. As you delight in the delicious Lobster Cappuccino soup, followed by a steak with mushroom truffle sauce you will understand why this restaurant is rated so highly in Aruba. And let’s not forget the rum roasted bananas served with a melting chocolate sauce. All the tastes of the Caribbean, to charm your palate, on one plate. Offering breakfast and delightful brunches at weekends, the Restaurant is the heart of the experience at Tierra del Sol.

When you want to socialise or enjoy a delicious pre-dinner cocktail, the lovely 19th Hole bar is your ideal destination. Located next to the Spa, you can relax and unwind with a cool beer or coffee during the day.

The magnificent 4000 sq ft Clubhouse Pool is for the exclusive use of the Resort guests and is a gorgeous setting where you will be cared for so beautifully by the staff. Towel service, a bar serving cool beverages and snacks, ensures you can stay by the pool all day enjoying the consistent sunny perfection that is the Aruba climate.

Outdoor dining area at Tierra Del sol Resort in Aruba

At Exceptional Villas, we use our decades of client services’ experience to build an intimate and bespoke vacation experience for you. Our Aruba Concierges will engage with you to ensure all the key elements you require for your holiday are put in place. As well, our fantastic Concierges can give you knowledge about the Resort and Aruba, that will take your vacation experience to another level. If you are a golf group, a family party, happy honeymooners, or young parents travelling with children, we have the maturity and know-how to create a dream holiday experience for everyone. In this exquisite resort, on the magical Dutch island of Aruba, you will restore your mind, body and spirit. Prepare to be pampered!


There is a variety of attractive accommodation available to guests at Tierra del Sol. Spread across 600 immaculately landscaped acres, the creamy and warm toned, low density development, creates a tranquil and lovely environment for all guests. Whether you stay at the condominiums in the Caya Baranca neighbourhood of the resort, or one of the 2, 3 or 4 bedroomed Villas clustered in one of the pretty neighbourhoods of Mesa Vista, you will enjoy privacy and incredible views all within a short stroll of the Clubhouse. The 4 and 5 bedroomed Estate Houses, offer even more space to guests with your beautifully appointed property set into lush landscaped grounds with a private pool. So much thought has been put into creating this Resort. The interlinking pathways that join the neighbourhoods and lead to the Clubhouse and all its amenities, pass under billowing palm trees. The village atmosphere is pretty and there is much to explore and discover.

Private pool, sundeck and sun loungers at Tierra del sol condominiums


Tierra del Sol Resort’s two and three bedroomed air-conditioned condominiums are located in Caya Baranca, Las Rocas and Las Palmas neighbourhoods. Constructed to the highest standards, they sit in pretty groupings of two and four units. Mediterranean-style architecture and décor with free-flowing interiors that capture the pure light and views over the Resort and Caribbean, you will find a fully-equipped kitchen, high-end bed linens, and on-site support from the Resort just a call away.

Villas - 2 Bed, 3 Bed and 4

These spacious, detached Mediterranean-style villa homes are clustered in small neighbourhoods and are built over one and two floors. Air-conditioned throughout, with your own private pool, set in pretty landscaped grounds, you can enjoy a very private vacation with all the support services of the Resort within easy reach. At Exceptional Villas, we can arrange for babysitting services in advance that will allow you to participate fully in the Resort’s activities knowing your precious bundles are expertly cared for.

Estate Homes – 4 bed and 5 bed properties

This luxurious and spacious Estate Homes are built in the private enclave of La Colina. The classical Caribbean architecture with colonial-style furnishings, offer a beautiful home for your group get-away. The expansive private grounds with large private pool offer shaded spaces for guests to snooze away an afternoon. The terrace BBQ can be fired up to prepare lunches and dinners that can be enjoyed in your secluded paradise. Luxury meets style in these wonderful properties. A fabulous base for a family dream vacation. Get Exceptional Villas to arrange a fully stocked fridge for your arrival and you can shrug off the cares of daily life as you drink in the unimpeded views across the Caribbean.

Restaurants and Bars

The Restaurant

The Restaurant at Tierra del Sol Restaurant is a destination dining experience. Set in the beautiful grounds of the Clubhouse, the terraces and indoor dining spaces offer views over the magnificent lighthouse, over the prestigious golf course and of course over the Caribbean. There’s a sunset just waiting for you as you dine on delicious seafood and meat dishes.

Wednesday night is Surf n Turf night where there is a speciality menu that combines the very best of lobster and steak.

Thursday night’s Tapas sensation, is an opportunity to try all of the fabulous dishes on the A La Carte menu but in bite-sized tapas portions. Reservations are always a must for this taste sensation.

The diverse menus offering breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinners for guests, draw from the delicious tastes of the Caribbean as well as offering the trusted favourites borrowed for the US and Mediterranean table.

There is something for everyone and with a terrific wine list and imported beers, you can relax and dine in style.

Another picture of the outdoor dining area at Tierra del sol

The Look-Out Bar and Grill

Located between the 9th and 10th holes on the course, this cute little restaurant offers guests a breakfast from 8am-11am each day. For golfers on their rounds, they can drop in and get some quick snack options like sandwiches or burgers and refreshments. The Look-Out is open until 3pm each day. A nice place to visit to enjoy the views!

The 19th Hole Bar

Located next to the Spa, this very sociable bar offers refreshments and snacks from 11am to 7pm daily. As you lounge by the pool, you are within easy reach of this open-sided oasis of calm.


The award-winning championship links golf course that is Tierra del Sol is the only 18 hole golf course on the island of Aruba. With a naturally undulating terrain, Robert Trent Jones II, the famous course designer, captured some of the landmark views across the island. The California Lighthouse, the Caribbean, whole tracts of the island of Aruba can be admired as you take on the course.

If you want to take your game to another level, there are coaches available onsite who will work with you to chip a point or two off your handicap.

Golf.  The game so interesting that we put 2 pictures of it into our post about the Tierra del sol resort in Aruba

For families with young children, there is a Kid’s Summer Golf Clinic that will take your budding player and encourage his or her interest in the game. The social and fun aspect of Kid’s Camp is terrific. They make friends, they improve their game and they are expertly supervised by qualified Resort staff.

Spa and Fitness


Whether you want to maintain your sleek physique or wish to keep the extra calorie intake from taking hold, there is a well-appointed fitness centre with a selection of machines and free weights that will allow you to do as much or as little as you wish. With a beautiful sauna and steam room adjacent to the gym, you will unwind from your workout with ease.


Massages, facials, manicures and pedicures are just some of the pampering services available at the Spa at Tierra del Sol. Using the very finest of products, the team of therapists have been trained to the highest standards to deliver a sublime spa experience. In addition to these wonderful treatments, there is a hair salon that offers a full hair styling service. How lovely to have top to toe treatments and be party ready for a romantic evening with your partner. Enjoy!

Marble Jacuzzi at tierra del sol spa

beach Life

Within a 5 minute drive lies the stunning white beach paradise that is Arashi Beach. This pristine beach offers guests from Tierra del Sol the free use of beach chairs that are located both in and out of the shade along the water’s edge. For guests with small children, the relative safety of this low-surf beach means that your little chicks can build up their courage and skills in the warm and calm waters of this part of Aruba. For teenagers and the teenager within all of us, there is exceptional snorkelling to be had off this beach. A kaleidoscope of colourful sea-life flourishes close to the shore and without much effort or skill, you will be able to enjoy the pleasure of swimming among some of the most colourful species in this part of the Caribbean.

With showers and a bar on the beach, there are ample services to allow you and your fellow guests to spend a fun and restoring day along one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean.


A 2.5 hour flight from Miami will find you nestled in one of the most temperate climates that Caribbean has to offer. The hot, dry heat keeps to a steady 82 degree average all year round and sitting outside of the Hurricane Belt, this island is very rarely affected by adverse storms conditions.

This paradise is part of the Kingdom of The Netherlands and you will find references to this connection throughout the island. From the quirky Dutch architecture to be found in the capital, Oranjestad, to the Florin currency, to the language. Be assured though, that not only are US dollars widely accepted but English and Spanish are spoken and understood pretty much everywhere.

The island of Aruba offers the diversity of lively nightlife and bars in and around the busy high rise resort areas, there are casinos, many restaurants, shopping. At only 70 sq miles, you are never far away from some enjoyable activity. Saying that, the island has designated almost 20 percent of its landmass to a National Park. This wilderness offers horse riding trails, mountain biking area, swimming in naturally formed pools blasted out of rock by the waves, untouched beaches. For the intrepid outdoor enthusiast, there are miles of open country to be enjoyed.

There's a very good chance that this image is actually of Oranjestad.

The capital Oranjestad has fabulous buildings at its historic centre that date back many centuries. With delightful shopping and modern cafes and bars sitting alongside some of these colonial landmarks, you will enjoy a day wandering through the pretty streets.

Aruba is picturesque island with an unusual past. Its government ensures that the island is a safe and well-managed place to visit. It is a progressive society that has a mixture of many races and cultures living harmoniously side by side. You really feel you are stepping into quite a new world when you visit Aruba but with all of the comforts and services of home readily available. The magnificent Tierra del Sol is your ultimate base as you step through the doorway to the wonderful and diverse world of Aruba and we at Exceptional Villas can unlock this doorway for you and create a holiday experience like no other!