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Riu Palace Antillas (Adults-Only)

Aruba

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6 Nights with Air from $1,619 All-Inclusive
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This sweep-you-off-your-feet, all-inclusive lands you right in the heart of Aruba's Palm Beach. The oooo's and ahhh's wo ... More

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"Oct. 29 to Nov 4 2015. Have been to several other all included resorts and this was head and shoulders above all the rest. Room was clean and comfortable. Everything worked perfect. Good bed and good p..." – donjulia
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"Oct. 29 to Nov 4 2015. Have been to several other all included resorts and this was head and shoulders above all the rest. Room was clean and comfortable. Everything worked perfect. Good bed and good p..." – donjulia
192 out of 230 (83%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Happy Birthday! View of the resort from the ocean Room with a view! Beach view view from room Clear waters as far you can see Resort beach strip View from room Sunset in Aruba AMAZING great balcony view Beautiful beaches The panoramic view from our room. View from our room Sunset from our room balcony Waiting for us when we arrived. The pool From the balcony Aruba Sunset From the water
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April 26, 2017
Aruba 2017 Riu Antilles

Very nice resort. Staff friendly and helpful over that it was adults only l. We went for our anniversary and asked for a specific side of the hotel and higher floor. We were granted the floor but not the side. We called the desk after getting into our room and they said they couldn't change it till the next day- we said ok but it was kind of a hassle because we were told the process by one employee and when we went to the desk to take care of it they told us to do something else so we had to keep coming back into the hotel to switch it all around. We were pleased where the new room was located. The a/c could have worked better in the room and the bathroom had no fan. But the bed was comfortable and toom was quiet. We didn't care for the department service at the hotel as the hours were short and we had to go back a specific day to talk about the transfer back to the airport but they closed early I would consider a taxi next time to avoid the desk The food - the steakhouse was our favorite- even though you Have to line up 30 mins or so to get in the first seating - the food was good. - a bit long of a wait for food but they bring around other dishes while waiting. The restaraunt right next to it was extremely slow and it wasn't even busy. . Food was mediocre. Wonder why they don't just make 2 steakhouses since that seems to be the big hit there . The breakfast buffet was great - something for everyone The lunch buffet was plentiful the beach- gorgeous. Tag your chairs early if you want a papilla Bring sunblock , sunglasses and ladies - pony tail - it is windy He show are down the street a little ways - we did not go down there at night but daytime was fine. We took the public bus to Oranjestad - only 2.60$ compared to 15& taxi rate. We went to the shops there and got our souvenirs - had an enjoyable walk around town. We did the Atlantis submarine excursion which was a nest experience. We did not find out about the shows until the night before we left- we did try to watch a show but did not enjoy and left. The casino was way to smoky to enjoy. We did not utilize the pool as we went for the beach. Overall we had a wonderful time there and would go back again

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From: Pennsylvania
Age: 45-54

April 21, 2017
Best Vacation Yet

This was the first time I booked with Cheap Caribbean, and I must say they made things very easy! Reading other peoples reviews I was a bit scared to book with them but I did any way. My boyfriend and I stayed at the Riu Palace Antillas, which is an all inclusive adults only resort. We didn't want to be bothered with kids so we felt this was our best option. When we got to the resort, check in went smooth and our room had a perfect view of the beach. Our room and bathroom was very clean so that put me at ease. Access to the beach from the pool area is only steps away! The beach is out of this world! The only problem I had was that the wind was blowing so hard that it would whip sand around, which hurt a little. The staff members as well as the entertainers near the pool area were so great! They really made staying here that much more enjoyable. There are a few tents on the beach that are worth checking out if you want to go on an excursion. Its cheaper to book with them, then inside the resort. You just have to bargain with them a bit. When it came time to dinner my boyfriend and I only enjoyed the steakhouse and the buffet. The other three restaurant didn't have many options. Also, i'm not a fan of lamb and duck and that seemed to be on the menu a lot. The buffet was pretty good, so we didn't really mind having dinner there. I will absolutely be coming back! I could not get enough of Aruba!!


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From: New Jersey
Age: 25-34

April 20, 2017
A week of paradise!!

We had never booked with Cheap Caribbean before this. We made our reservations at the Riu Antilles (adults only) from reading others reviews. Let me start be saying this. We were a bit leary about it. After booking our trip to Aruba we did receive a confirmation from Cheap Caribbean saying everything was booked. On the reservation there is a RECORD # that will take care of everything with your flights there and home again. We did not have one problem at all. We flew American Airlines and it was great service. When arriving in Aruba, we paid for the transfer to and from the airport. DePalm tours did the transfer and they were great. Well worth the money paid. We arrived at the Riu Antilles and were welcomed with a welcome drink. There were no issues with the reservations at all. Our room was very nice, beautiful view of the pool and beach area. The all inclusive really means all inclusive. Leave your wallet in your safe in your room. It's endless drinks and food. We scheduled several day trips to see the island and the attractions on the island. Between horse back riding tour, fishing, snorkeling tour and a 6 hour island tour we say a lot of the island from many different ways. Aruba is a very safe island. We were very comfortable there. What was very nice is that Aruba excepts American money and our experience was they have American money in return. The Araubian people are multi lingual so everyone spoke English. I would recommend the Riu Antilles and Cheap Caribbean to anyone who asks me. We can't wait to go back again.


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From: New York
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 19, 2017
Love Riu Palace Antillas (Adults-Only)

The entire facility is beautiful and clean. The people are friendly and very accommodating. We ate our meals at all restaurants in the facility and always had a great meal with great atmosphere. The employees are fun and interact well with visitors. We will definitely go back! Love Aruba AND the Riu Palace Antillas!


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From: NY
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Each of the 482 luxurious suites feature a private balcony, air-conditioning, hair dryer, telephone, in-room safe, coffee maker, satellite color TVs with in-room movies, WiFi in all rooms, and refreshment center. The decor reflects the unhurried lifestyle of the Caribbean with traditional amenities that value comfort and convenience above all. All rooms are non-smoking.

Room Details

Junior Suite Ocean View (SJMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Suite Ocean Front (SUMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

All-inclusive everything: the cocktails, the grub, the utter awesomeness of it all.

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

It's right in the heart of Palm Beach where you can revel in with white sand, teal waves and Caribbean breezes.

Leave the kiddos at home. It's only beach-loving adults at this resort. Is that applause we hear?

Don't miss ordering the Aruba Ahriba drink. It's a specialty. Order up.

Riu prides itself on service, and here is no exception. You'll want for nothing. Prepare to be spoiled.

Activities all day long. Zumba, dancing, pool volleyball - you can join in or cheer on from the swim-up bar.

Eat, swim, drink and check out all the amenities at the family-friendly Riu next door. You have access to use them.

 

What We'd Change

Sometimes it can be windy on the beach, but find a quiet corner and enjoy the warm, Caribbean sun.
 

Why You Should Go

Aruba is one of the easiest islands to travel - US currency is accepted, the island is not too big & the people are genuine.

Aruba is filled with exciting excursions - snorkeling, 4-wheeling, parasailing. Adventure seekers look out.

If you're there for Carnival, you'll get to see lively, colorful, and entertaining dancing at the parade.

The pool concierge makes getting a drink delivered to your lounger a beachy breeze.

Get your dance party ready to hit Pacha, or test your luck the casino for a little extra cash.

Rent a bike and tour the island on your own, or hop on the public bus that travels the strip and costs less than $3.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Casino ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Pool Bar
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Windsurfing
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Snack Bar
  • Elevators
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • CD/Alarm Clock Radio
  • Wireless Internet
  • Tour Desk
  • Fitness Center
  • Beach Towels
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Beauty Salon
  • Casino(s)
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Scuba Diving
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

The perfect weather and world famous white sand beaches make Aruba the ideal destination for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Numerous casinos, great shopping and many restaurants are the island's other attractions.

Riu Palace Antillas (Adults-Only)

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 77, Palm Beach, Aruba

+297 526 4100

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Antillas: All-Inclusive Adults-Only Paradise in the Sun

This sweep-you-off-your-feet, all-inclusive lands you right in the heart of Aruba's Palm Beach. The oooo's and ahhh's won't stop at that sun-sational view out back - have you ever seen water so hydrating blue? This little happy island is an ideal getaway and the Riu is happy to take care of all the details for you. Activities in and around the resort, a stress-smashing spa, and a variety of eats and drinks await you. Yep. Your vacation is about to get real.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

The cuisine selections are varied, with a great combo of those tried and true foods you never pass up (think pepperoni pizza, especially around 3 p.m. when you need a hearty, carby snack) along with made-to-order steak, Italian favorites, Asian cuisine and plenty of swoon-worthy views to go with all these delectable treats. Taste buds, you have been forewarned.

Atlantis
Type: Main Restaurant
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, 1pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A full buffet, with on the spot cooking stations.
Dress Code: Long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentleman.

Krystal
Type: Fusion
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Caribbean specialties.
Dress Code: Long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentleman.

Rimini
Type: Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving Italian Specialties.
Dress Code: Long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentleman.

Malmok
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Satisfy your appetite with expertly prepared steaks and fresh fish cooked to order.
Dress Code: Long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentleman.

Lounge 24
Type: Snacks
Hours: Open 24 hours
Description: Lounge with all inclusive service and snacks.

Palm Beach
Type: Grill
Hours: Open daily
Description: Poolside restaurant serving snacks and grilled specialties.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

The bartenders are ready to serve you any crafty concoction you want, and if it's a local beer you're after - Balashi flows freely in Aruba. Drink up.

Chiquito
Plaza bar. Open daily.

Wayaka
Lobby bar. Open daily.

Carnaval
Lounge Bar. Open daily.

Aqua
Poolside bar and swim-up bar. Open daily.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The swaying Palm trees aren't the only draw to this picture-paradise beach. White sandy shores and twinkling blue hues make for a near epic day in the sun. If the pool rules for you, we've got a lounger (and a cocktail) just for you.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Introductory scuba lesson in pool

Available for an additional charge:

  • Scuba diving
  • Scuba diving school

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Jogging trail

Golf
Tierra del Sol Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, II, is the only 18-hole championship golf course on the island and is located 2.5 miles from the hotel. Fees apply.



INTERNET

Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the resort.

SPA SERVICES

Riu Palace Antillas' spa offers a wide variety of rejuvenating treatments (fees apply). Open daily.
  • Massages
  • Wraps
  • Scrubs
  • Facials
  • Beauty salon
  • In-room spa treatments


WEDDING SERVICES

Riu Palace Antillas does not offer wedding packages.

CHILD CARE

Riu Palace Antillas does not offer child care services.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located five miles from Queen Beatrix International Airport and three miles from the capital city of Oranjestad.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required with the following exception:
A 1-night minimum stay is required for travel March 1-March 31, 2017.



All hours, information and services are subject to change.
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