IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR ALL U.S. TRAVELERS:

Effective January 26th, 2021, as announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The U.S. government will require all international airline passengers to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test before boarding flights to the United States.
In addition, the results of the test must be within 3 days preceding flight departure. If a passenger does not provide documentation of a negative test or recovery, or chooses not to take a test, the airline must deny boarding to the passenger.

(Optional: In the Aruban Government’s continuing efforts to provide the most safe, seamless, and coordinated travel experience possible, all necessary facilities and procedures are in place for any visitor needing to take a Covid-19 test while in Aruba as a requirement for re-entry to their country/state/city of origin.)

LOCATION: Dr. Horacio E. Oduber Hospital Boulevard #1. Oranjestad, Aruba.

PHONE: (+297) 597-4378

WHATSAPP: (+297) 597-4522

EMAIL: servicecenter@hoharuba.com

HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00am-6:00pm – 7 days a week

PCR TEST COST: $75 US

APPOINTMENT SPECIFICS:

  • Results are guaranteed within 24 hours.
  • Departure testing:
    • Acommodations can arrange a special testing room for their guest and HOH will do testing on site bby appointment.
      • $100 for per person testing.
      • $85 if group is larger than 25 guest.
    • Drive-thru facility at HOH at $75.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://arubahospital.com/covid-19/

Coming to Aruba?

Based on questions we get from our members related to visiting Aruba during the COVID-19 pandemic here are a few tips which you may find useful.

First of all, you should check to see if what is specifically required 1) prior to travelling to Aruba and 2) what you will be required to do when you return from Aruba.

COVID-19 testing

Please make sure you have the proper pre-testing as required by the Aruba Authorities. For specific requirements, please visit www.aruba.com and review the Health requirement section.

If you do the test upon arrival at Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba, you are required advise the Front Desk on arrival at the Resort and stay in your room until you receive the results of the test. The Resort has made arrangements for items of Food and beverage to be delivered to your room for consumption.

If you plan to deposit your week with Interval International for use at a future date, please note that you require at least sixty (60) days prior to the start of your week. Please note that your maintenance fee must be paid before the deposit can be processed.

It is a requirement that you complete your ED card on line (access here) between seventy-two (72) and four (4) hours prior to arrival in Aruba.

We also highly recommend that you complete your Paradise Beach Villas pre-registration form (access here) which saves a lot of time upon check-in at the Resort.

To the beloved of our loyal members whose lives were claimed by the deadly COVID-19 virus and who have moved on to their Heavenly Paradise, please accept our deepest condolences at this difficult period and while share your grief over the lives that have departed, we smile at the rich memories they have left us. May they enjoy Peaceful repose from their earthly sojourn.

Ron Durante, April 6th 2020

Joe Dickman, April 9th 2020

Don Myers, November 11th 2020

Dear members,  

It is with profound sadness that we share with you the passing of Don Myers who  succumbed to complications related to COVID-19 on November 11th 2020. The Myers family have been members since the inception – they are among the original shareholders and while on vacation, their love for the employees, their quiet humour and loyal support were always on display.  At the Resort, we very much appreciated these qualities and they will be missed. 

 To all Don’s family and loved ones, we extend our deepest condolences and send some Aruban warmth to help them through this difficult period. 

 May he continue to rest in peace. 

Dear members,

Our occupancy for the month of October and for November remains in the 30% range. This is in keeping with other Resorts on the island and unfortunately the forecast for the next few months.

Thanks to the members who have already paid their maintenance fees for 2021 and we remind you to do so by the due date of December 31st 2020.

Like the rest of the world, COVID-19 will be with is for the foreseeable future and we just have to continue to practice safety measures that have been established. On the island, we have managed to bring to positive cases down and the goal is to continue to trend downwards. At the time of writing, we have a total of 181 positive cases of which 169 are local, 13 are non-resident but regretfully our casualties have reached 42 . To keep updated on the latest news, please go to www.aruba.com. This site is managed by the Aruba Tourism Authority and has information on all travel / entry requirements and safety and health protocols established for Aruba. The cost of the mandatory health insurance coverage to include COVID-19 has reduced significantly and is now $30 per person for the entire stay regardless of the number of nights.

If you plan to deposit your week with Interval International, it is essential that you are aware of the required timeframes in advance of the start of your week. For assistance feel free to contact Bianca or Sandra at the Resort.

We remind you to also check what specific health requirements you will have to undergo when you return home from Aruba.

The renovations on the third floor of Phase 1 continue – and should be done by the end of the month – and soon we will be posting pictures of the model room on our website.

Even though it is the rainy season, the island has been experiencing more showers than normal – as a consequence of the prolific hurricane activity in the region – but our greetings are also just as warm as normal. Please continue to stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to the Resort shortly.

Dear members,

Following up on the Iberia Bank issue, we would like to update you based on some queries we have received over the past few days.

Paradise Beach Villas, like many of our sister Timeshare Resorts in Aruba, has worked with Iberia Bank as our US banking institution for a number of years without any difficulties. However, in the modern-day shift towards more digital methods of transacting business and personal affairs, the issue of cyber security has become a major issue and the importance of constant vigilance to keep your personal information safe cannot be underestimated.

Like other financial institutions, banking security is vitally important to Iberia Bank who want you to be well informed and have access to the latest privacy tools. Meanwhile, included in the correspondence you received from Iberia Bank, they have shared a tool-free hotline number – (888) 905 0513 which is accessible from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern time – for you to contact them directly should you have any questions or concerns. In the same document, they have also shared steps you can take to protect your personal information, other best practices and pertinent information and responses to frequently asked questions.

Paradise Beach Villas is working diligently with Iberia Bank on this issue and we will keep you posted as we receive further pertinent information.

Stay safe and hope to see you soon at the Resort!

Dear members,

Warm greetings from your Caribbean Paradise and trust you are as well as you possibly can be in the current challenging circumstances.

This is just to inform you that shortly our US Bank, Iberia Bank will be in touch with you with regard to improved security measures related to their banking transactions. This is a welcome development in our digital world when constant vigilance is of utmost important to ensure your continued protection.

Stay safe and all is well in Paradise as we await your return in the not too distant future.

Dear Members,

Trust that you are all staying safe and healthy in the continuing challenging circumstances we find ourselves in.

  • We are very proud to announce that Paradise Beach Villas received the Travelers’ Choice Award from TripAdvisor. This award recognizes customer feedback relative to product quality and service over a number of holiday experiences.
  • COVID-19 stats on the island have shown a marked improvement over the past few weeks and we now stand below 500 active positive cases on island with 30 fatalities at the time of writing.
  • Occupancies at the Resort continue to be low – running between 20% and 30% over the last few weeks (compared to the normal average of 70%) and we trust this continues to improve. In this regard, we encourage you to let us know of your travel plans for visiting the Resort and we hope to see you soon!
    Remember you can preregister on our website and also please have your negative COVID-19 test ready to present upon checkin or if you are under quarantine, please present the letter issued at the airport. If you have to be quarantined, you must remain in your room until you receive the test results. Food and beverage items can be ordered and delivered to your room and the test results should be emailed to fdesk@paradisebeach.aw.
  • 1511 Coffee Boutique in the lobby recently opened a Sushi section. Their plan to offer delivery services to the Resorts and Condominiums on Eagle Beach since there is no such facility on this strip. We wish them all the best and those of you who love sushi, the feedback for far has been extremely positive so try them out on your next trip!
  • As is our annual tradition, along with our industry partners worldwide, we recently celebrated Housekeeping Week. In the present circumstances, everything was obviously low-key – but we congratulate them on their special week and recognize their hard work and diligence.
  • Re the Phase 1 third floor renovations:
    • Tiling in Phase 1 third floor rooms are 90% done.
    • The aluminum doors arrived and are being installed after which the balconies will be retiled. (Picture shows the actual installed door.)
    • New toilets are being installed as well;
    • The hallway is also undergoing renovation with a tiled floor, a new lighter ceiling look and improved lighting. (Picture shows the hallway tiled floor. Lighting and ceiling changes to follow.)

It was a pleasure updating you and remember to stay safe, practice healthy habits – we cannot be too careful – and remember … today we are one day closer to a change in fortunes.

Renovations on the third floor of Phase 1 continues and here are some pictures of the project.


Dear Members,

As most of you are aware, there has a spike in positive cases on island and while there is no need for alarm, the protocols that have been established are being more rigorously enforced. At the time of writing, we have 959 local cases, 15 non-resident positive cases and 5 fatalities. We expect the situation to improve very shortly but everyone needs to be more diligent in adhering to the protocols.

Annual Shareholders Meeting 2020

This year, we sent the Convocation to our shareholders (only) via email since COVID-19 has forced the introduction of many adjustments to the US Post Office system accepting and mailing items from Aruba which severely affected the normal physical mailing process. Since regular mail from Aruba to the USA is extremely slow, in the past we prepared the Convocation for mailing and forwarded them to our Bank in the USA where they would stamp, mail them from the US and then bill us for the stamps used. This year, when we approached them to do similarly for us, they advised that they could not assist because of COVID-19 imposed regulations. Consequently we emailed the Convocation to our shareholders. We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused but it serves to re-emphasise the importance of having your updated email information since we intend to increase our use of digital means of communication in future.

At the Annual Shareholders’ meeting (ASM)

  • Approved the minutes of the 2019 ASM.
  • Approved the audited financial statements for fiscal year 2019 and discharged management obligations.
  • Approved the 2021 operational budget which reflects a 5% increase in the maintenance fees. (See new structure below)
  • Ratified the new Foundation Board members so that the Board is now: David Correale (Chairman), Zina Hassel (Secretary), Jim Pritsiolas, Al DiGiovanni and Marie-Louise Slaats. We extend a very warm welcome to the new members and wish the new Chairman and his team every success in the execution of their duties as a Board. We take this opportunity to sincerely thank the outgoing Board members – Dennis Hullmann, Fred Noemer and Gus Anglin – for their several decades of service years to the Resort and wish them well in their future endeavours.
  • Ratified the Supervisory Board members. To maintain some measure of continuity, the meeting approved the honorable discharge of Gus Anglin and Fred Noemer from the Supervisory Board. Dennis Hullman, David Correale and Jim Pritsiolas will continue as members of the Supervisory Board for one more year and we also wish them a successful tenure of office.

The 2021 maintenance fee structure – including the capital reserve – is as follows:

    • Studio $498
    • One bedroom $865
    • Two bedroom $1045
    • Two-bedroom townhouse $1068
    • Three bedroom $1450

We would like to publicly recognize and sincerely thank the following members who voluntarily gave up use of their suites for 2020 without consideration for future redemption or compensation. This gesture truly exemplifies the true “Spirit of Paradise” and is greatly appreciated. They are:

  • Karen Mediavilla
  • Bob Weaver
  • Elaine Rizzo
  • Brian Wadel
  • Robert Stover
  • Dennis Hullmann

Renovations on the third floor of Phase 1 continues and here are some pictures of the project which is scheduled to be completed next month.

Rest assured that on island and at the Resort we are executing all the necessary protocols for health and safety so, with adherence to the established standards,  you can confidently make your travel arrangements.

Stay safe and we will keep in touch.

Dear Members,

As most of you are aware, there has a spike in positive cases on island and while there is no need for alarm, the protocols that have been established are being more rigorously enforced. At the time of writing, we have 959 local cases, 15 non-resident positive cases and 5 fatalities. We expect the situation to improve very shortly but everyone needs to be more diligent in adhering to the protocols.

Annual Shareholders Meeting 2020

This year, we sent the Convocation to our shareholders (only) via email since COVID-19 has forced the introduction of many adjustments to the US Post Office system accepting and mailing items from Aruba which severely affected the normal physical mailing process. Since regular mail from Aruba to the USA is extremely slow, in the past we prepared the Convocation for mailing and forwarded them to our Bank in the USA where they would stamp, mail them from the US and then bill us for the stamps used. This year, when we approached them to do similarly for us, they advised that they could not assist because of COVID-19 imposed regulations. Consequently we emailed the Convocation to our shareholders. We apologize for any inconvenience this situation may have caused but it serves to re-emphasise the importance of having your updated email information since we intend to increase our use of digital means of communication in future.

At the Annual Shareholders’ meeting (ASM)

  • Approved the minutes of the 2019 ASM.
  • Approved the audited financial statements for fiscal year 2019 and discharged management obligations.
  • Approved the 2021 operational budget which reflects a 5% increase in the maintenance fees. (See new structure below)
  • Ratified the new Foundation Board members so that the Board is now: David Correale (Chairman), Zina Hassel (Secretary), Jim Pritsiolas, Al DiGiovanni and Marie-Louise Slaats. We extend a very warm welcome to the new members and wish the new Chairman and his team every success in the execution of their duties as a Board. We take this opportunity to sincerely thank the outgoing Board members – Dennis Hullmann, Fred Noemer and Gus Anglin – for their several decades of service years to the Resort and wish them well in their future endeavours.
  • Ratified the Supervisory Board members. To maintain some measure of continuity, the meeting approved the honorable discharge of Gus Anglin and Fred Noemer from the Supervisory Board. Dennis Hullman, David Correale and Jim Pritsiolas will continue as members of the Supervisory Board for one more year and we also wish them a successful tenure of office.

The 2021 maintenance fee structure – including the capital reserve – is as follows:

    • Studio $498
    • One bedroom $865
    • Two bedroom $1045
    • Two-bedroom townhouse $1068
    • Three bedroom $1450

We would like to publicly recognize and sincerely thank the following members who voluntarily gave up use of their suites for 2020 without consideration for future redemption or compensation. This gesture truly exemplifies the true “Spirit of Paradise” and is greatly appreciated. They are:

  • Karen Mediavilla
  • Bob Weaver
  • Elaine Rizzo
  • Brian Wadel
  • Robert Stover
  • Dennis Hullmann

Renovations on the third floor of Phase 1 continues and here are some pictures of the project which is scheduled to be completed next month.

Rest assured that on island and at the Resort we are executing all the necessary protocols for health and safety so, with adherence to the established standards,  you can confidently make your travel arrangements.

Stay safe and we will keep in touch.