Have you ever wanted to stay in an overwater villa but thought places like Maldives and French Polynesia were too far?
While the Caribbean does have a few options, I felt the ones at Aruba Ocean Villas were the most unique of them all.
This boutique, nature driven property is locally owned, adults only (21+) and there are currently only 13 villas, seven of which are overwater. This is the only option for an overwater bungalow in Aruba, and one worth checking out.
Aruba is known for their stunning turquoise beaches and white sands. So you might just think you are in Bora Bora 😉
Aruba Ocean Villas: Checking into the Potcho Potcho Penthouse
During my short, but sweet stay, I checked into the Penthouse Potcho Potcho. I know the website is not updated to reflect that this is room is in fact complete, but it is and you can book it and stay in it.
The Potcho Potcho Penthouse is the newest addition to their overwater villas and the biggest, with two floors of space. I am not sure how big this villa is square feet wise – but If I had to guess, somewhere between 2500-4000 square feet. Its very big.
The max occupancy in the villa is two adults. All the rooms on property are. You don’t have to be a couple to stay here but you do need to be 21+ and no more than two persons.
When you first walk into the villa, the space opens up to stunning areas, a long list of amenities and a gorgeous ocean view as the villa has large glass windows around it.
On the first floor after entry, you will have a living room with a glass floor to see the ocean and a dining room off to your left.
To the right is the staircase to the second floor and just beyond that is the kitchen. A full kitchen with an induction stove, coffee maker, stocked minibar, ! You can buy groceries or hire a private chef to come in and cook for you during your stay – if you wish.
This property is not all-inclusive but the rate does include a daily breakfast. You can also request a floating breakfast for your infinity pool (for a charge).
Moving onto the expansive deck – there are several seating areas including couches and a hammock. You will also find your own private bar.
You can hire a bartender through the resort if you like! Pair that with the in room sound system and you have a party.
There is a full bathroom and a bed outside (which is covered by a ceiling). You can use this any time of day.
I think the infinity edge pool and the outdoor marble stone bathtub are the highlight of the deck. You have complete privacy as you are directly facing the ocean.
You also have a latter directly into the ocean and two kayaks to use during your stay.
Right across the water is Seaglass Island. You can kayak there very easily.
On the second floor, there is a full bedroom, with air-conditioning over the bed, several seating options, and another expansive deck.
For me, the most unique feature on the second floor was the deck. There is a bathroom with a teak wood crafted bathtub AND a spa corner. You can get private massages in your own room. That is pretty amazing.
There is a romantic dining area set up on the second floor, another hammock, more coaches and chairs, and of course, great views of the ocean waters.
While a lot of the features are outside on the decks on both floors, you can fully close the villa on both floors.
One thing not to miss are the sunrises and sunsets on the deck.
One of the best parts of the property is the attention to detail and customer service. Everyone is so friendly and will help you with whatever you want.
The property does use WhatsApp to communicate with guests and you can order room service, make requests, anything – and they help immediately!
If you are planning your next trip to Aruba – highly recommend Aruba Ocean Villas! You can do a split stay here and with another property or just stay here your entire visit. Whatever suits you.
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