Hotel 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 had a makeover for summer 2015.

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


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
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.

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junior suite with sea view and balcony or terrace

These classic-style junior suites come with a balcony that overlooks the ocean. They have a US queen-size bed with an extra bed. Plus, you'll also find free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning included.

suite with limited sea view and balcony or terrace

These classic-style suites come with a balcony or terrace that offers partial views of the ocean. They have a king-size bed with an extra bed, and a lounge area. Plus, you'll also find free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning included.

TripAdvisor Reviews Show more reviews »

Very nice, very good

Lovely buffet, where I wouldn't necessarily expect disclosed allergens. No allergen info on the menus for the restaurant menus. Dinner seatings where only at 6:30 or 9. Room was clean, hotel amenities were nice. Had access to Antilles, which was adults only, which was nice. Would stay here again.More

TheLysser, 46531

Fun, sand, vitamin Sea

The Riu palace Aruba is an all inclusive resort located in the heart of Palm Beach. The temperature is a calm 85 to 90 year round year round and is outside the hurricane zone. Our checkin was a breeze and our entire stay was relaxing and memorable. Whatever you want, we found the Riu was very accomdating to our desires. The buffets are actually very good. They also offer themed venues such as Krystal which we found delightful. Our recommendations is to take a water view room. It sits back a bit further but provides a panoramic view of the pool, grounds, and the sea. The rooms are spacious. The humidity does cause some dampness but that is anywhere in Aruba. We recommend the buffet at Nautilus for lunch at least once. Be sure to book your sunset cruise when you arrive. Get up early and stake out your hut. Many are taken by 7 a.m. niw grab a cocktail, sit back, and enjoy. More


Great visit. .. RIU please read

This was by far the best visit I have had to this resort. Keep in mind the last one was very good. I would like to say that my family of 7 had a blast From 10 years old to 70 years old. My wife's birthday was this week and they sang to her, decorated our room. Fantastic Special thanks to Marie who took Great care of us every time she saw us. At the fantastic shows, ensuring my kids had tomato juice and we had a service with a smile. And Robert at the pool, he also made the huge resort feel like we were visiting with our extended family. Robert works pool side and never stops smiling! These 2 people made our stay by far the best getaway EVER. More

Ken C, 46195

New Renovations at the Riu Aruba

We've been going to the Riu Palace since 2007 when it first opened. The renovations were competed in July 2015 The place looks great, they've tried modernize the lobby and buffet restaurant.The swim up bar/pool & nautilis restaurant have been redone. They've also added a small pool, they call the kids pool, but it serves adults as well. The rooms seem to be the same. We stayed in the main bldg with fantastic views. The rooms in bldg b & c are slightly different, but just as nice. We've noticed that the food quality has deteriorated slightly. Items are dry and either have too much salt or not enough. The specialty restaurants used to be amazing, not so much anymore. They have approx 3 or 4 theme night in the buffet restaurant that were excellent, ie. beef wellington, roast turkey, mashed potatoes/gravy, carved lamb. Need to get up around 6am to reserve chairs by the pool or beach. The sports bar in the main bldg serves excellent fresh brewed coffee. They grind the coffee beans for every cup.The nightly entertainment is of a very high caliber.More


My wife and I love this place. Our 5th annual trip the Riu and decided we will be back next year.

Our 7 day trip was super. Loved the service, friendly attitude, best daily pool activities including Zumba and other exercise and games (for both adults and families) food very good with many choices, and finally, thank you Riu as we could book specialty restaurants two days in advance. We ate at steak house and, of course had lobster and salmon, both very good. Pool bar service was super, try a Dirty Monkey or Aruba Aribe! A week was too short, meeting lovely people from all over and having fun Great Beach walks, but watch that sun from 11 to 2 each day. Every day was great weather and you appreciate the trade winds. We still got pool seats getting downstairs by 10am. Walked the beach to Hyatt and other places at midnight and felt safe (Casinos). Riu even improved the nightly music and shows to be better than the past good ones. Hats off to the entertainment people. We like the active Riu Palace then just the adult Riu, Thanks to pool bartenders, food service, entertainers and attentive room service people They responded great to our few requests.More

ken p, 36315

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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 4873 customer reviews
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