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.
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.
If you're looking for that bit extra, these classic-style suites come with a Jacuzzi®. Plus there's a balcony or a terrace that overlooks the ocean. They have a US queen-size bed, with an extra bed. And you'll also find free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning included.
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Beautiful beach, friendliest happy people, wind, wind and more wind
Stayed in a ocean view suite at the Riu Palace. Great room, great staff, great facility. Not sure I am an "all inclusive" kind of person. I really could do without the buffets at almost every meal. We did get to enjoy the 3 specialty restaurants so at least had meal service for a few meals. Resort is very large - with lots of people and lots of noise. Not sure that is my thing. Beach was great - you could get in a great walk in the AM. The wind was constant. However given the temperatures it was a good thing the wind was there to cool things down.More
Great family vacation!
We loved our stay at the RIU palace. The weather is perfect - a consistent breeze makes it enjoyable to stay out all day long (but be sure to wear sunblock). The only complaint is that it's a little too windy by the pool because of how the buildings are situated. Very safe, shops in walking distance and friendly staff.More
Awwesome calm waters,beautiful color of waters,
stayed at the Riu in aruba food was good beach sand was white waters blue, not a lot to do on the resort so we did do some sight seeing the guys went deep sea fishing they caught fish. resort was very beautiful lush flowers,everything was clean,comfy, the restraunts were pretty good. the buffets no complaints at all.More
Honeymoon at Riu
We had a blast staying for a week at the Riu palace. When we first arrived, we were overwhelmed with the amount of people and noise in the lobby. The lobby decor is outdated and smells of smoke because of the casino. Once we checked into our room and saw the view, things started to look up.
Drinks: Riu palace and Riu Antilles has amazing drinks. The bar tenders are very friendly and always eager to make you whatever drink you prefer. Carolina at Antilles bar outside and Enrique at Riu palace sports bar makes the best drinks!
Food: I am a very picky eater. And there wasn't one thing I didn't like. I was very impressed by the food. Buffet was so good and always changing.
Room: our room was perfect. We had a partial ocean view suite and the view was amazing. House cleaning did a great job picking up and organizing our belongings. The shower is very nice and the bed is huge.
Beach: Only let down at the beach was the amount of people. If you don't arrive early you will have issues finding a chair. It was too crowded for our liking. We spent most days exploring or laying by the Antilles pool. The beach is pretty and water is crystal clear.
Weather: Aruba is windy. I was cold more than hot... And I live in Iowa. The week we were there was cloudy and it rained one of the days. We never felt humidity which was nice.
Aruba: Make sure to explore the island. Take a tour or rent a jeep and explore yourself. Baby beach was a lot of fun and so was the natural pool. I would highly recommend snuba with de palms tours.
We had a wonderful honeymoon in Aruba. Do not regret staying at Riu palace. Only downfall was it's a popular resort so there's people everywhere. If you are looking for a relaxing secluded honeymoon destination this would not be your place.
Thank you Riu palace !!! More
First Class Stay
This was our second visit to Aruba, and our second stay at the Riu. Check-in was quick, our room had a beautiful view of the Ocean and pool (we paid extra to get an ocean view room, and it was worth it). The food was excellent, the pool and beach are beautiful. The entertainment around the pool was exceptional, with Alexander being the best. No complaints. 5 star all the way. We put our towels down at 7 every morning, so that we were sure to have a spot, and took advantage of making reservations at all the specialty restaurants. They were all amazing. Can't wait to go back.More