Riu Palace Aruba  

The luxury Riu Palace Aruba is as swish as they come, with five restaurants, a smart pool scene and a miles-long sandy beach on the doorstep.

A white-sand beach unravels beside the Riu Palace Aruba – the boardwalk is just steps away from the hotel’s huge pool.

Little luxuries pop up all over this beachside hotel. Breakfasts are washed down with Cava and the room menu features pads with a Jacuzzi® on the balcony. The whole resort is getting a makeover for summer 2015, too.

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Based On 4096 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 3Buildings
  • 450Rooms
  • 3Lifts
  • Floors: 8 or 10

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  • Direct flights from 7 UK airports
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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Minibar and regularly restocked liquor dispenser.  Snacks at set times.

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2 outdoor pools

Sunbeds and towels are provided.

Steakhouse restaurant

There are two sittings at this à la carte restaurant - reserve a table at the customer service desk. Just to let you know men are requested to wear long trousers and shirts for dinner.

Japanese restaurant

The Sayuri à la carte restaurant offers a variety of Japanese delicacies. Gentlemen please note long trousers are required to dine here. Two sittings are available - please reserve at the customer service desk.

Rooms► View all

double room with garden view

Double room with garden view sleeps up to three adults, with two double beds. This room comes with a TV, a liquor dispenser and a French balcony.

junior suite with limited sea view

Junior suite with limited sea view sleeps up to three adults, or two adults and two children.

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Renovation Detail

I have not yet visited this resort but am looking to for my honeymoon. My "star" rating is not indicative of a visit. However, I have heard and seen of pending/ongoing renovations but have not seen any detail as to the length or what is being done. I contacted the hotel directly and below is the response I received to my questions. I have a few personal friends who have traveled to this resort and all have said the rooms were a major drawback to their experience. However, I did hear the beach is fantastic along with the location. Anyone else have firsthand knowledge of the rooms/renovation plans? What is the timeline of renovations? The hotel is closed since April 13th. Renovations are scheduled for 3 months so the hotel will be back open July 13, 2015. What is all involved in the renovations? Rooms, pool, etc? All the rooms are going to be renovated. The pool they are also working on it, all the bars and restaurant of the hotel and the lobby.More

mhoosiers, Indiana

Lovely stay at The Riu Palace Aruba

I've been frequenting this hotel for years and always have a great time. It's right on a wonderful beach that's close to Unique Sports of Aruba Dive Shop as well as many restaurants and activities. The rooms are well done and the staff attentive. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fun stay on the island.More

Roger M, Hoboken, New Jersey, United States

Sole festival

The customer service was good, food was good, rooms ok. But the view and atmosphere were priceless. We went with a group a we had a great time. The wind on the beach took done getting use to but the water and pool selection was awesome.More

Janay W, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States

I Can't Wait To Go Back!

The hotel was beautiful! If you like to eat the variety of food at the buffets were unbelievable. The beach and pool were very clean and the staff was the best. The only thing I would change is to go longer next time.More

MaryAnn M, South River, New Jersey, United States

First All Inclusive trip to Aruba

We went to Aruba 10 years ago and enjoyed it but were waiting for the resorts to become all inclusive before returning. The Riu Palace is beautiful. We were there in January so we watched the NFL playoffs in the sports bar. The sports bar was a bit small but it is still nice. The main lobby exits to a balcony that overlooks the pool and ocean. The pool was amazing and the kids loved it. The beach has a walk that connects all of the resorts. It is nice to walk and check out the beach bars along with the other resorts. Across the street from the Riu is a shopping district that is about 3 blocks long. We did not go into the night clubs but they looked very nice. The downtown shopping area is only a 5 minute taxi ride and has something for everyone. While we were there we went to the DePalm Island. It was over rated! If you want to go snorkeling, do the pirate ship. It will take you to two locations. A sunken ship which is full of sardines and a protected bay which is LOADED with colorful fish. We also did the atlantis submarine ride. It is worth the cost. How often do you get to go into a real submarine? It follows a reef to a sunken ship, circles the ship and lands on the bottom of the ocean. I believe that it was about 100 feet down. Every seat has a port window to look out. Depending on which side you are on, you either see the reef on the way down or on the way back up. If you want to venture off the resort for food, I would recommend the Tango or the Brazilian....both are within walking distance of the hotel and are amazing. The are pricey so if you paid for the all inclusive, you may only want to go out once or twice.More

Billy F, Davenport, Iowa, United States

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Riu Palace Aruba
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 4096 customer reviews
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