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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Food & Drink
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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
The pools here take centre stage. The main one features a swim-up bar, in-water loungers and is just steps from the beach.
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.
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 sea-view balcony. You'll also find free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning included.
Suite with Sea View, Balcony or Terrace and Jacuzzi
If you're looking for that bit extra, these classic-style suites come with a Jacuzzi®. Plus, there's a balcony or a terrace with sea views. You'll also find free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning included.
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Best all inclusive in Aruba
We spent last week at this hotel and are still in awe! We had the best time and really relaxed. I love getting up early, picking out chairs by the pool and starting the day walking the beautiful beach to get our Dunkin Donuts coffee. The breakfast buffet is outstanding! The gentleman that made my omelet daily is my new best friend. We loved Krystal and the Japanese restaurants. The Italian fell short for us being Italian from NJ. The Steakhouse was good but not my favorite. The luggage guys are wonderful as are the reception desk associates. The shows are really fun and it is great to have them perform. The entertainment staff works very hard morning to night to make your vacation the best. I wish the resort would be totally NON SMOKING though. Pool games are fun during the day. It would be nice if the DJ would change up the music to some Billy Joel, Elton John, and light rock. Even some Sinatra tunes in the morning would be appreciated. Room suggestions would be junior suite ocean view on high floors in the main building are the best. This is by far our favorite vacation destination!!! ð´â±More
Amazing Hotel! Amazing Holiday!
I have just returned from Riu Palace Aruba today! What an amazing hotel and an amazing holiday we have had! All of the staff at the hotel are friendly and more than happy to help, the food was also great with such a wide choice! Before we travelled to Aruba (from the UK) I was abit worried about the weather, as it was forecasted to raining and be stormy - however, this was not the case. The weather was perfect!! I would highly recommend to do the UTV tours, snorkelling and renaissance island - this is where the flamingos are! Thank you Riu for a wonderful time!More
Business and Leisure Trip
This place is amazing, food fantastic, entertainment pretty good, hotel awesome, housekeeping staff do a great job, everyone so friendly. You are also able to use the facilities next door at the RIU Antillas, which is adult only. The only thing I would mention negatively is some of the pool bar staff aren't as accommodating as they should be but other than that all staff are exceptional.More
Our 3rd visit to the lovely island of aruba after spending our honeymoon there in 2011 . Our stay with the Riu place on this occasion was fantastic and memorable from the welcome and lovely staff and a special thank you for the pianist victor who played our wedding tune on request for my good lady for a lovely surprise and continued to play special music from our wedding day upon request.many thanks to duty manager Sandra and check in staff and all restaurant staff and a special thank you to Zaria. Looking forward to a return visit very soon. Phil & Gilly Bevington cheshire More
My husband and I stayed at Riu Palace Aruba for our honeymoon April 24-May 1, 2017 and it was amazing! As soon as we arrived we were handed champagne while we checked in, our room was available right away. I would say it was sometime around 1:30-2pm. Our room was 814 in the suite. We were blown away with how much room we had, a huge balcony with two lookouts, bathroom was amazing. View as AMAZING. We could see the pool, and even watch the shows from our room if we wanted to. I did a lot of research before booking our honeymoon so we could have a great place and not have to worry about Zika. I looked up a lot of areas and even compared the data of where zika is and trust me, if you are at this resort you do not have to worry. The island is very windy that prevents any bugs at all really. I sprayed us with bug spray and then totally forgot a few days in because it wasnt a thought anymore. And i normally get BIT UP everywhere i go. I would say the food is average, nothing special but you do get a lot of options. Being that I am Gluten Free, I was worried about that but I was able to get enough to keep me happy. At breakfast they had a few kinds of GF breads available and that made me very happy! Besides that, I know the Italian place has GF pasta as well as another option. Everywhere else didnt seem to have anything specifically GF but had options for me. The best place was the Japanese place and the steakhouse! The room service was a little on the lighter side for options, they need to add more to the menu but we still used it. Breakfast was nice if you ordered it, you can actually ask for more than whats on their menu for that. Make sure when you go to the pool you bring a shirt or dress to wear into the buffet for lunch. They require you to have clothes on. Also, for dinners you may want to bring a few nice outfits. Even pants for guys. A few of the restaurants are strict on dress code. I loved how they had some activities throughout the day, first day getting there we were dancing with the instructors by the pool bar, played some beach volleyball another day, they have water aerobics, watched most of the shows. The shows were really good! If you want to head over to the all adult place there is an entry way to get there and we had a blast at their disco club one night. I would also say that their casino is nicer than ours was. Other than that i am very happy we picked the family resort and not all adult. More options, larger space, beautiful grounds, and barely any kids anyway. We booked excursions with the lady that works in the lobby to the right side. We did a boat ride with snorkling and snuba as well as an ATV tour. Both were AMAZING and some of the coolest experiences of our lives! Don't miss out on doing something on the island. You can also walk out of the resort and go left to a town for shops and restaurants but only go at night. It's oddly deserted during the day but nice at night. Maybe it was because we were on our honeymoon and super happy but the trip was amazing and I couldn't be happier! I want to go back!More
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