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Riu Palace Aruba

Aruba

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4 Nights with Air from $1,239 All-Inclusive
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As a true beach lover, you know beach, and this gem sits on the gorgeous shores of Palm Beach in the touristy friendly i ... More

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4.4 out of 5
"If you like the all inclusive stryle resort you will love this place. If you are in addition a diver you will love the diving school next to the hotel. Great vacation!" – Diverrrrrrrrrrrr
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4.4 out of 5
"If you like the all inclusive stryle resort you will love this place. If you are in addition a diver you will love the diving school next to the hotel. Great vacation!" – Diverrrrrrrrrrrr
208 out of 236 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
a view of RIU from the boat View of Hotel from Beach RIU from the beach Sunset Morning coffee spot! Most beautiful sunsets night after night the view from the room! The boats are only at night for a dinner with sunset! Aruba Family Reunion View frion 8th floor oveanview suite me and my beautiful wife Palm Beach View from lobby View from room 616 Aruba has some of the best beaches! view from room fantastic pool & prime beachfront of all the hotels on the strip View from our room view from my room View from 10th floor Hotel Lobby Swim up bar Pool &Pool Bar Surf and Turf at Nautilis Our view every morning! Fantastic! The bob marley is everything A Picture Tell's It All
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October 18, 2016
SO HAPPY WITH OUR DECISION TO STAY AT RIU

The resort was awesome. Usually all-inclusive resorts are known for sub-par cafeteria style food and cheap alcohol, but not Riu! Their dinner dining options were great, and the buffet was one of the best (freshest) I've ever seen! The pool was big and the swim up bar was awesome! The staff was super friendly and so gracious. The fact that if you're over 18 years of age you have access to the Riu Palace Antillas next door is also a huge bonus if you're looking to get away from the kids & senior citizens for some "adult fun". The only negative I have to mention on the entire trip had nothing to do with the resort itself, but the other guests. Reclining chairs by the pool were a hot commodity so some selfish guests would "reserve" a chair all day by putting their towel on it even though they weren't even outside. My recommendation is to take a chair no one is in, and if someone comes out, play dumb. Odds are no one will even come back for it.


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From: Cape Cod, MA
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 24, 2016
The Best Vacation Ever !

If you love spending time with your partner or family you will love the Rui Palace Hotel, its an all inclusive resort and office so much more, fine dining , swim up pool, water sports , night life entertainment and you can add on for extra your excursions,(not included) worth every penny.... if you love fish like we do, you will love to do some snorkeling and snuba diving , we visit De Palm Island and had a spend the whole day there, they office so much on the island to do with your family for the day shopping and zip lining and went on the banana boat and you have to see the water park they have for your children to play in and the turtles to view and if you just would like to relax you can right by the beach side under your hut and so much more a day of fun.....on DePalm Island on one of the excursions we did on our trip to Aruba. Oh and the accommodations we great we had an ocean view suit on the ninth floor and it was breath taken as well as the services from the day we step off the bus and entered the hotel we were greeted with champagne and everyone just fabulous. We can't wait to return back to RUI PALACE HOTEL ARUBA it was the best vacation ever! Sincerely, Bellalena


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From: Seaford,N.Y
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 22, 2016
Honeymoon in paradise

We had an amazing time at the Riu Palace for our honeymoon! The rooms were big and clean, amazing view right in the center facing the pool. The food and restaurants had so many wonderful options even though we were there mainly for breakfast and dinner. The drinks were pretty strong and so good! The location is perfect, right close to the beautiful Palm Beach and walking distance to the Plaza for shopping or if you want to venture out for other food options, which wasn't necessary for us. We had a rental car and explored the entire island in 6 days. We did most of our excursions by booking with Daniel right on the beach located straight from the hotel. The beach chairs are free to use for hotel guests but you have to come early or scout out a good one. It was the perfect destination and resort to book for our honeymoon, no doubt. We will return soon Aruba!


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From: Dallas, Texas
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 15, 2016

There was a dampness in the room that affected clothing and made the floor slippery if the air conditioner was not on fully and the fan on high blowing all day and night.. We found that the cleaning staff tended to turn off the fan and the air conditioner which caused the dampness and slippery floor.


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From: Long Island, NY
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

494 Rooms with views of the crystal white beach and emerald sea. Each room is equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, satellite and local TV, Radio alarm clock, direct dial phone, minibar and liquor dispenser, personal safe, iron and ironing board, French balcony, balcony or terrace, and living room area with sofa or sofa bed.

Room Details

Junior Suite Partial Ocean View (SJLB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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

What's to Love

No reservations needed at any of the restaurants.

Palm Beach is one of Caribbean's best beaches - the sands are so soft, the waves so gentle. It's paradise.

At the main pool, the hot spot is close to the swim-up bar. Lots of mixing and mingling and music.

The staff is awe-mazing, making sure everything is taken care of just for you. You want for nothing here.

Martini drinker? Pull up a seat at the lobby bar. The Espresso Martinis here are legendary.

The ocean waters couldn't be better for whatever water-adventure you're heart desires. Snorkel, anyone?

 

What We'd Change

Aruba's white sands and calm waters will be your favorite, but get there early to get the best seat.
 

Why You Should Go

You're in a prime location here and as one of the most tourist-friendly islands, you'll fall in love.

Champagne bubbly awaits you once you arrive. Cheers! Vacay starts now.

Rent a bicycle and you can tour the island at your own speed. Downtown is full of shopping & local flavors.

Picture-worthy sunsets. Grab a cocktail and perch yourself along the shores. It's worth it.

Daily bus service runs up and down the hotel strip. Bonus part: cost is around $2.50.

Some of the best snorkeling and diving in the area - coral-encrusted shipwrecked Antilla sits underwater.

Available Amenities

  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Sauna
  • Poolside Bar
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Ping Pong
  • Billiards
  • Bicycle Rental
  • 5 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Windsurfing ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental

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 Aruba

79 J.E. Irausquin Blvd

+297 586 3900

Hotel Description

Riu Palace Aruba: An All-Inclusive Palatial Palace Along Palm Beach

As a true beach lover, you know beach, and this gem sits on the gorgeous shores of Palm Beach in the touristy friendly island where people are loving life and genuinely just plain happy - "One Happy Island" is not a coincidence. The island boasts tons of charm with shopping, local foods and historical sites. Plus, it's super easy to get out and about. You can rent a bike or catch the bus (for less than $3) and see the island on your own. Of course, Riu has everything (we mean everything) covered for you, so staying on your lounger by pool is also welcomed. And encouraged.

It's Time to Get Your Riu On.



DINING

Nosh on all your favorite cuisines - a buffet stocked with a little bit of this, a lot of that (you name it, you'll find it here), plus a la carte restaurants that feature worldly flavors like Asian, Italian, and a good 'ole steakhouse. You get the idea. Riu will keep your beachy appetite nourished. And, 24-hour room service is available.

Don Nicolas
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: T-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Krystal
Type: Gourmet
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 9pm
Description: A la carte dining.
Dress code: Long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Sayuri
Type: Japanese
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 9pm
Description: A la carte dining.
Dress code: Long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Milano
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 9pm
Description: A la carte dining.
Dress code: Long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Nautilus
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, two seatings at 6:30pm and 9pm
Description: A la carte poolside restaurant.
Dress code: Long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

All restaurant hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Drinks will flow day and night. Whether drinking by the pool with all those ocean views, grabbing a drink in the lobby, or finding your perch at the swim-up bar, the bartenders will make sure your cocktails are filled.

Bon Bini
Lobby bar. Daily, 10:30am-midnight.

Barry's Terrace Bar
Daily, 7pm-midnight.

Sports Bar
Open 24 hours.

Palm Beach
Swim-up bar. Daily, 10:30am-6pm.

Casino
Free admittance. Drinks extra.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The expansive pool sparkles bright blue and cascades toward the stunning Palm Beach, consistently a Top 10 Beach in the Caribbean. You can see why people fall in love with this island the moment you step out onto the soft, white sands. The gentle waves and all that sunshine are just the beginning of this dreamy paradise.



SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Sailing
  • Water Polo
  • Kayaks

For an additional charge:

  • Scuba
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkeling
Sports
  • Fitness
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball

For an additional charge:

  • Bicycle

Golf
Tierra del Sol is an 18-hole, challenging course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. It is the only championship course on Aruba.



INTERNET

The resort offers complimentary Wi-Fi to guests of Riu Palace Aruba.



SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa is a full service spa.

  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Beauty salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Riu Palace Aruba is the perfect setting to tie the knot. With a variety of wedding packages available and a wedding planner to assist, you can relax and know your day will for sure be unforgettable.

Honeymoon Bonus
Honeymooners receive a surprise gift in their room upon arrival. A certificate of marriage is required.



CHILD CARE

Kid's Club is not provided by the resort.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Located 6.21 miles from the airport.

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 resort reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required except Nov 17- Dec20, 2016

A 7-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 24-Jan 2, 2017.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.


All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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