Bubali Bliss Studios, an Aruba apartment hotel

Cover: Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
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Article by Kim Hull


As more alternatives to traditional hotels have emerged over the last few years, travelers have more opportunities to design the type of vacation that suits their style – even for a beach vacation to Aruba. If a quiet, comfortable setting near the beach with more independence and space than a hotel room offers is what you are seeking, Bubali Bliss Studios delivers just that.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Located in a what was formerly a large, private villa, Bubali Bliss Studios has 10 apartments ranging in size from studios to one bedroom, each unique in design and layout.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

With a focus on providing an Aruban vacation stay in an excellent location, with the best value for the money, and in apartments with modern comforts and design, the Bubali Bliss Studios concept offers those travelers less dependent on full-service hotels a pleasant, spacious accommodation with a full kitchen and housekeeping every third day.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Bubali Bliss Studios: Hotel & self-check-in

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Centrally located on the island of Aruba, the Bubali Bliss Studios apartments are tucked away in a laid-back, tropical setting just steps away from a grocery and shops and about 650 meters (under a half of a mile) from Eagle Beach.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

On a short street behind the Superfood Supermarket, the apartments sit behind a bright yellow, keyless entry gate. Bubali Bliss’ self-check-in provides flexibility and privacy, with the gate code, apartment door code, and a map of the property sent prior to arrival, making check-in easy and available at any time of arrival.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

As guests arrive inside the gate, directions to the apartments are provided amidst the tropical greenery and landscaping.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Marcel, the manager of Bubali Bliss, is very helpful and on-site at the property Monday – Saturday from 9 am-11 am. A phone number is provided to guests for questions and emergencies at other times.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Marcel, Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
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Bubali Bliss Studios: The studios and apartments

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Each apartment at Bubali Bliss Studios has a full-size kitchen, updated bathrooms, a safe, and an air-conditioned bedroom.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Decorated in white with bright color accents, the apartments are fresh and clean with a tropical flair.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

The kitchen is ready-to-go for cooking with a refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave, 4-burner stove, sink, dishes, pots and pans, towels, knives, and utensils.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

The bathrooms are modern and furnished with Aruba Aloe Toiletries and plenty of plush towels.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Deluxe studios have a living area separated from the bedroom area by a dividing wall and the one bedroom apartments have a living area with a sleeper sofa, flat screen TV, and dining area.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Studios deluxe and one-bedroom apartments open to a patio with an outdoor dining set via french doors.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

While at Bubali Bliss, we stayed in a one bedroom apartment. The property was very quiet and peaceful. A walk across the street to the grocery yielded the ingredients for early evening refreshments that we enjoyed before heading out for an evening sail.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Returning later in the evening, we relaxed near the pool, taking in the Aruban sky as the wind gently rustled the trees.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Photo: Greg K. Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Bubali Bliss Studios

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media

Reservations & more information: Bubali Bliss Studios website

Location: Bubali 147, Eagle Beach, Aruba

Design: Tropical

Rooms: 10 studio, studio deluxe and one-bedroom apartments. Each room is unique in size and layout, so check the hotel website and/or give Marcel a call to discuss your needs prior to booking.

Facilities and amenities: Pool, fully furnished kitchen, housekeeping every third day, beach towels replaced every third day, air-conditioned bedroom, self-check-in, property secured with keyless entry, some units have patios shared with common area

WiFi and parking: Free


Disclosure & disclaimer: Special thanks to Bubali Bliss for hosting us as their guests. The content & opinions expressed are entirely our own. Reviews are opinion only and Chasing Light Media accepts no responsibility for how the information is used.

Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Bubali Bliss Studios, Aruba
Kim Hull, Cool Adventures © Chasing Light Media