This adults-only hotel is set right next to Palm Beach’s platinum sands, and is only a five-minute drive from Aruba’s quirky capital, Oranjestad.
The adults-only Riu Palace Antillas is pulled up against Palm Beach, so you’ve got white sands at your fingertips. There’s a pool and a terrace for sunbathing, plus a handful of restaurants to pick between.
Bedrooms come with all sorts of luxuries, like 24-hour room service, liquor dispensers and roomy balconies. Plus, you can upgrade to a sea-view suite.
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24-hour all inclusive as standard. Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner with optional dining at 3 themed restaurants. Unlimited local and premium imported drinks 24 hours a day. 24-hour room service. 24-hour snacks.
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2 outdoor pools
The large outdoor pool here is set on a terrace dotted with loungers and palms. There's also a second smaller pool which features a swim-up bar.
Main buffet restaurant
With a variety of international dishes and indoor and outdoor seating.
With a range of treatments and massages are on offer.
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junior suite with sea view and balcony or terrace
These junior sea-view suites come complete with air-conditioning, a liquor dispenser, coffee-maker, an iron and board and turn-down service.
seafront suite with sea view and balcony or terrace
These airy seafront suites come with a double bedroom and an extra bed in the bedroom. They come complete with air-conditioning, a liquor dispenser, coffee-maker, an iron and board and turn-down service.
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This hotel was bought and turned into a RIU. The lobby, bars and restaurants have been nicely updated and the food was pretty good. The rooms are so so. The hall ways and rooms are a bit dingy, they smell like mildew. We slept with the sliding door open to let the breeze in. The pool side bathroom is fairly gross. Staff was nice. The atmosphere was fun, tho it seemed like 80% of the guests are 50+. Adults only was a plus. Long beach to walk on, tho lots of cigarette butts. If you haven't been many places I could see someone really enjoying it here but if you are an avid traveler I would look for a better option.More
Big Bucks, Small Bang
We usually avoid all inclusive resorts but since my parents and a group of friends had already booked into the RIU, we joined into the location. Spent the first four days of our Aruba vacation at the Renaissance Marina and in retrospect, are wishing we would have spent the entire 9 days at that location. As I began, we usually don't do all inclusive resorts and in Aruba there is a great variety of excellent dining opportunities. Not to say that the food and dining options at the RIU are terrible or lacking, I just think that there are better dining venues off site. Breakfast buffet was large and varied. Lunch buffet options were actually the highlight in my opinion. Dinner buffet and also any of the four sit down restaurants where hit and miss. Staff at all dinning options were very helpful and friendly. Now to the main reason for my 2 star rating of RIU Antillas... On arrival we were greeted with champagne and a reasonably swift check in. It rapidly went down hill from there. There are four elevators shuttling guests from the lobby to 15 upper levels and 1 lower level. Morning and evening rush hours are a nightmare of cattle pushing into and out of these elevators in a grand charge to get to the nearest buffet. As the doors of the elevator opened onto the 13th floor we began our trek down the funky smelling hallway to our "ocean front suite". I must say that the view was apparently what I paid $3500.00 for. (Mother-in-law's "ocean front suite" on the 11th floor was not ready to be occupied yet) This hotel was built at least 30 years ago and has not been updated since. (Did I mention the funky, musty, unidentifiable aging party smells in the hallway? The suite smelled the same) Bathrooms are nasty and there are no walk-in showers so you must climb into an old bath tub to rinse. If you're over 60 years of age... you'll need assistance into the tub so you don't slip and break your neck. On site manager "Danny" was apologetic and really gave it his best effort to make my group (me, my lovely wife and mother-in -law) comfortable and satisfied. Danny was able to arrange for alternate accommodations with two adjoining villas on the ground floor ocean front but no view. The villa's were very nice and are a new addition to the RIU Antillas facility. We lost the great view that we paid for but gained a stink-free room with a very nice shower. I must also mention the lack of descent cocktails available at the "all inclusive" libation stations around the resort. If you are into pure sugar...this is your spot. If you on the other hand prefer a real cocktail, do what we did. Buy your own mixers and booze (off site) or drink the shelf liquor provided in the all inclusive package, straight. Quite disappointed with the RIU Palace Antillas experienceMore
Geoff S, 659476
Great vacation in Aruba
This is my first trip to Aruba and my expectation was similar to other carribean "all inclusive" resorts. Anticipating nice weather clean rooms and mediocre food. All areas of very better then expected. Food was excellent , buffet frovided fresh vegetables and fruit with tasty meals, much better then expected. Staff super friendly. Rooms clean and accommodating. If you are looking for a place in the sun , meeting multiple nationalities away from kids , since this is adults only. Age range varies but I would say average is 40+ couples. Will try another RUI again . I would consider this group of hotels my no. 1 choice for future vacations.More
We stayed in room 704 an excellent room. we had an ocean view a pool view it was a good room. It was a very clean resort the housekeeping and maintenance people were always working. we experienced nothing out of the ordinary and had a great time. The guys in the beach area got us a spot moved the chairs and we were set for the day. the massages were to expensive so did not get one. The staff were helpful and very courteous . We booked a tour with dePalm in the resort the UTV one with Willems and Rocky. They were excellent tour guides.I did not care for the beer but over all it was ok.More
Great Vacation in Aruba
This was a our first stay in Aruba and at this hotel. It did not disappoint. The service in the hotel was excellent. The staff is very friendly and responsive to the needs of their guests. The rooms are a bit outdated but kept very clean with comfortable beds. The hotel is on Palm beach in a central location. There is a boardwalk along the beach and the beach area very large with plenty of chairs and shade. The food was excellent. We ate at least once at all of the specialty restaurants and two nights in the buffet. No one in our group of 4 had a bad meal. They don't take reservations but if there is a wait you are given a beeper so you can to relax and have some drinks. The lobster at the steakhouse was perfect, seafood at the Italian was excellent, at the Arubian restaurant we had local dishes, again excellent and the Krystal surf and turf included lobster thermador. The buffet also had excellent food that was always kept fresh and available. There are so many choice each night you cannot try them all. It is light airy and very nice atmosphere as well. The only restaurant with outside seating in the Steakhouse. I would like to see them add more outside seating at the hotel. It was very easy to get drinks at all of the bars as they were well staffed so we never had to wait very long. There is only one brand of beer available but it was a good tasting local beer. There are two bars stocked with top shelf liquors (lobby and show bars). Others are standard liquors. One word of caution would be to lock your valuables up as our friends forgot to lock an ipad up and it was stolen from their room. The hotel tried to determine how/sho but to no avail. We have a very pleasant stay and would recommend this hotel. To get the best views, I would suggest asking for a room 8th floor or higher with a room number on the even side of the hall. The rooms on the odd side face the Riu Place so you don't get much of a view.More
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