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Riu Palace Aruba

Aruba

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4 Nights with Air from $1,349 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
"Where do I even start??!! Aruba was by far the BEST vacation we have been on!!! We have also been to Punta Cana and the Bahamas and I would go back to Aruba. It truly is "One Happy Island". The Rui was..." – ForTheLoveOfBeaches
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"Where do I even start??!! Aruba was by far the BEST vacation we have been on!!! We have also been to Punta Cana and the Bahamas and I would go back to Aruba. It truly is "One Happy Island". The Rui was..." – ForTheLoveOfBeaches
245 out of 276 (89%) 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 Beachside 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 Beautiful blue water View from our room balcony view view from my room View from 10th floor Hotel Lobby Swim up bar Pool &Pool Bar Surf and Turf at Nautilis wonderful view Our view every morning! Fantastic! View from our balcony Jr. Suite My room view The bob marley is everything A Picture Tell's It All
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June 24, 2017
Best vacation ever

I wanna start by saying I have never written a review for anything in my entire life so that should say something already. I had to write a review for the Riu...there was honestly not a single thing negative to say about the experience. The food was some of the best I have ever had from lamb to steak to full tropical fruit selection smoothies at breakfast to giant seafood display for dinner. The staff were very helpful attentive and accommodating. They have an entertainment staff that are always dancing and getting everyone involved in fun activities from slip and slide in the pool or volleyball on the beach. As for the pool it's amazing with the great swim up bar and second tier infinity pool. My girlfriend and I also went to their spa which was the best way to end the vacation it was so relaxing. The room was also amazing...I want to mention by no extra charge we were placed on the 10th floor which has an extended balcony which we took full advantage of with the amazing view of the ocean and of the strip behind the hotel. The shower was huge the bed was so comfortable honestly nothing to complain about. Last I'll talk about Aruba in general. It was also perfect we went in June and the weather was perfect 85 degrees from sunrise to sunset with a nice breeze. The island is so safe so we would go and walk around at night by all the shops and restaurants behind the hotel. If your into night life it's definitely there. They have djsperforming at multiple bars on the strip playing all current American music. Once again not a single complaint if you want an unforgettable experience book the Riu


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From: New Jersey
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 19, 2017
Outstanding Value!

Would definitely return! I've referred everyone that asks!


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From: Houston, TX
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

June 14, 2017
Dream Honeymoon

My husband and I went to Aruba on our honeymoon and it was absolutely wonderful!! We had the best time. Staff was friendly and helpful. The water was clear, the pool was refreshing and the entertainment was fun! We are definitely going to go back to the Riu!!


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From: Pittsburgh PA
Age: 25-34

June 11, 2017
Attention to details have slipped

We have been going to Aruba every year for 12 year and this was my 4th stay at this property. Great location/hotel and I will go back, but they have really slipped on attention to the details over the past 2 years. Room needed attention to maintenance and addressing issues was very slow and required 2-3 calls on every issue (TV and blow dryer didn't work, stopped up sink, toilet seat not attached, knob off dresser drawer). We were 3 days into our stay before everything was addressed and I was fairly aggressive with staff on several of the issues. Service at the bar was slow - plenty of bartenders, a few just didn't seem to want to be there. To Riu's credit, I saw them remove and replace one the bartenders for this very reason. On a positive note, the property is gorgeous, best beach location on all of Aruba and Riu has very good food and drinks which is what keeps us going back to Riu. Buffet food and service is much better than the themed restaurants.


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From: Nashville
Age: 45-54
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 at this resort

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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