This adults-only hotel is set right next to Palm Beach’s platinum sands, and is only a 20-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 2 pools 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 Balcony or Terrace
Suite with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These spacious sea-view suites come with a double bed, and there's a terrace or balcony offering outside space. You'll also have air-conditioning, a liquor dispenser, coffee-maker, an iron and board and turn-down service.
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True paradise that could use an upgrade
I had an absolutely amazing time. I would definitely go back again. Service was really really good. Rooms need to be upgraded for the price being paid, after hours snack options need to be different each night. I loved that there were no kids on the resort, so I didn't have to eat with them, be bothered with them in the resort or pool. Their are other resorts on both sides so unfortunately they are just yards away on the beach, but I didn't have much of an issue. All of my excursions were adult only and they did keep them push off on their sides. Most days everything was amazingly clean except Sunday. The swim up bar pool was filthy. I had to find a pool attendant to tell them there was vomit in the pool and they didn't seem to care or have any urgency to get it cleaned up.More
Such a shame but this hotel is not five star
What wonderful people, marvellous food, impeccable service, perfect weather, let down by the hotel building and rooms needing updating and refurbishment. I have been to many of the Caribbean islands, and in my opinion this one is best by far. Rui, you need to make your customers aware of the rooms requiring refurbishing, and until then it is really only three star, given four stars because the people make it so good. The management and everyone deserve praise.More
Bumpy Start, but Great Stay
My husband and I booked the Riu Palace Aruba through CheapCarribean.com, however as soon as we arrived we were told that the hotel had overbooked and the would have to stay at their sister hotel next door--the Riu Palace Antilles. We were justifiably disappointed and angry. That's like ordering steak in a restaurant and being served hamburger--just because they ran out! We had no choice but to follow the bellhop over to the sister hotel, which is older and needs some updating. Yet, the front desk staff could not have been nicer and upbeat. We were given a comparable room, which was clean and spacious (bathroom needs updating, but clean and water pressure in the shower was perfect). Management called within the first 20 minutes to apologize about the hotel switch and to make sure we were comfortable. We made the best of the situation and actually LOVED this hotel. Beautiful pool area with a friendly staff who kept sunbathers happy with water aerobics and dancing lessons. The beach is just stunning.Clean, clear water and lots of shaded coverings. Although, its true. People do claim chairs and palm trees early in the day and it can be tough to get a shaded spot, but we managed every day with the help of staffers who set us up with loungers and drinks. The food is plentiful and delicious, no matter your dietary needs. The dinner buffet had carving stations, fresh fruit bar, salad bar, appetizer stations, etc. So many options that we decided to eat there two evenings, rather than fight for a spot at one of the a la carte restaurants. We did eat at the steak place and the Krystal and the service was white-glove elegant. Food was served in a leisurely manner, wine flowed and the settings were romantic. There was a lot to do -- kayaking, snorkeling, bingo at the bar and lively entertainment each night. We also shopped downtown, via a taxi right outside the hotel. Getting back was just as easy, and quick picking up a taxi in the lobby of the beautiful upscale mall. So, the trip started off rocky, but turned out beautifully --- AND, the best part: Riu Palace Aruba gave us a voucher for a free, 4 night stay through July 2018 to compensate for the hotel mix up, and this was offered to us before we even had a chance to complain. As they say, Aruba, one happy island!More
marie w, 48128
This resort was the paradise I have been looking for! Great food and friendly staff throughout the resort. If you can upgrade the room location to the oceanfront or on the corners of the oceanfront is definitely worth a little extra charge! The grounds were kept clean and the rooms were very nice. We stayed a week and could have stayed another week easily! Will be back!!More
Kelly T, 56898
The people make the experience!
Let me start off with the negatives. The rooms are EXTREMELY dated, especially for the price. They are definitely not the worst ever but definitely the worst rooms I've experienced as part of an all inclusive. The room service menu is a joke as nothing hot is served on it. Other than that, I LOVED my stay here. The free water sports that are included are awesome. The staff is amazing from our housekeeper who tried her best to make my room what I am used to and Jonathan, the best bartender EVER; the staff is very accommodating and I never encountered anyone with a frown or bad attitude. The property outside is well kept and the food in the restaurants is great! We tried all the restaurants on site and had no major complaints! The casino's at the Renaissance and Marriott Aruba were definitely better than at our hotel but that's only if you are into gambling. I could easily give this place 5 stars if they do a remodel on the rooms and expand the room service menu. More
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