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Riu Palace Aruba

Aruba

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4 Nights with Air from $1,699 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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"We had a great time. THebluest water you have ever experienced. Super friendly staff!! ONly negative of the whole week was the casinos taking my money." – RickfromIowa
204 out of 232 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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"We had a great time. THebluest water you have ever experienced. Super friendly staff!! ONly negative of the whole week was the casinos taking my money." – RickfromIowa
204 out of 232 (88%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
the view from the room! The boats are only at night for a dinner with sunset! View of Hotel from Beach Aruba Family Reunion Our view every morning! Fantastic! Swim up bar view from room Palm Beach Hotel Lobby Pool &Pool Bar The bob marley is everything View from room 616 View from 10th floor View frion 8th floor oveanview suite Morning coffee spot! A Picture Tell's It All view from my room me and my beautiful wife a view of RIU from the boat Aruba has some of the best beaches! View from lobby View from our room Most beautiful sunsets night after night Surf and Turf at Nautilis fantastic pool & prime beachfront of all the hotels on the strip Sunset RIU from the beach
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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

July 28, 2016
Best vacation ever

We had a great time. Lots of things to do in the island and even just staying in the hotel for a day to relax we still enjoyed ourselves. Arashi beach has a nice snorkeling spot.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Queens,NY
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 25, 2016
A Family Celebration at RIU Palace

We had a large group (28) family members come to the resort. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating. Particularly in the large dining room areas where buffet breakfast and lunch was served. Initially we had some diffculting arranging dinner at the various restaurants for our large group but we worked with the manager and he helped us 4 of the 5 nights we stayed. One suggestion for improvement would be to make sure there is ample food available for afternoon check ins at the buffets. It looked like we were getting left overs and that didn't make for a good first impression upon arrival. At the RIU in Costa Rica there were poolside lunchtime BBQ's which were outstanding and we thought we would have the same in Aruba and we were disappointed when it was not the case. Bartenders were very attentive and service oriented. The rooms were spacious, clean and updated. Though some members of our party said their rooms were very humid to the point of condensation dripping from the mirrors and the bed linens feeling damp. Overall it was good value for the money and a pleasant service experience.

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

July 24, 2016
Riu vacation

This was our first time in Aruba. After this visit, we don't need to see any other island. It is great! Sunny and breezy. We stayed at Riu Palace hotel, one of a few all-inclusive places. It was a great place for families with children. Our room was on the second floor, it had a great spacious balcony that was always in the shade overlooking the swimming pool and partial ocean view. Surprisingly there was no outside noise heard in the room. The swimming pool was large and had a swim up bar. There were always games and other entertainment near the pool. The hotel has a large buffet style restaurant. The food was good with a lot of options. The a la cart restaurants weren't that impressive however. But we felt that just having nice food options in the buffet style restaurant was quite enough (at least for us). Every night there was entertainment from about 7 to 11pm. The beach near hotel was wonderful, blue waters, white sand, pelicans... Overall a great great vacation! We will be back for sure!


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From: New York
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 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

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

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

Making reservations for the a la carte restaurants is a must. Be sure to plan ahead so you have have a spot for dinner.
 

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.

Book dinner reservations early. You don't want to miss the a la carte Asian, Steakhouse or gourmet restaurants.

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. Reservations are required.
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. Reservations are required.
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. Reservations are required.
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. Reservations required.
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 for travel Sept 1, 2016-Dec 23, 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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  • Travel: August 28 - December 23
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