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Riu Palace Aruba

Aruba

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3 Nights with Air from $939 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
343 out of 395 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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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
343 out of 395 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
RIU from the beach A Picture Tell's It All Our view every morning! Fantastic! Pool &Pool Bar My room view View from 10th floor View from lobby view from room Aruba has some of the best beaches! Beautiful beach. wonderful view balcony view Surf and Turf at Nautilis Beautiful blue water me and my beautiful wife View of Hotel from Beach Palm Beach Sunset a view of RIU from the boat Swim up bar Aruba Family Reunion View frion 8th floor oveanview suite view from my room Hotel Lobby View from our room Most beautiful sunsets night after night Jr. Suite View from room 616 fantastic pool & prime beachfront of all the hotels on the strip View from the room. View from our balcony Morning coffee spot! the view from the room! The boats are only at night for a dinner with sunset! Beachside The bob marley is everything
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April 15, 2019
Average

The resort is beautiful from the moment walking in greeting us with champagne. We got the 10th floor in building B. The view of the resort beach and pool was spectacular. Room service did come late some days but did an amazing job cleaning up. The pool was huge and beautiful. Drink service was only at the pool. Not the beach which kinda stunk. There was also no food service at the beach or pool. You have to get dressed and go inside to the buffet. That also wasn’t the best. Activities during the pool area start around 11 but I feel as if it wasn’t enough. There was Zumba and a balloon toss which was cool. Music was good. But they should play music all day at the pool and much more activities. Maybe dancing lessons or karaoke or crafts. The food at the buffet morning and dinner was the same everyday but very good. The steak place was the best. Italian not so much. Didn’t have a lot of good options. Chinese was okay if you like seafood or curry style chicken. Most of the restaurants only had 3 options for main course. Mango cannoli was delicious. Entertainment at night was only 30 to an hour long which was all kid related. They have no nightlife. No clubs. Just bars that stay open late with no music. They could make the outside area a huge dance party one night or every night. Town was 5 minutes away you could walk. There are strips of clubs and restaurants right down the street which is nice. Area is safe and beautiful. Beach is amazing. Defiantly invest in beach clips. The wind is crazy. All day and alllllll night. And make sure you have an early bird riser in the morning to save beach chairs and canopy’s by pool and ocean. If not you will not find a spot by the pool. Overall I rate it 7.5 out of 10. It was an expensive trip and there was a lot more I expected.


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From: Canada
Age: 35-44

April 15, 2019
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Highlly recommend The Riu in Aruba We were greeted with Champagne Check in was Fast and Easy The hotel lobby was clean and beautiful The whole hotel was immaculate Employees very friendly Service excellent Restaurants no reservations needed, just get there around 6:15 as restaurants fill up fast Food Fantastic!! Pool beautiful Hot tub located in the spa area Beach and ocean beautiful Gorgeous sunsets We had oceanview 8th floor spectacular! Seaview is Great as well! Rooms and bathroom huge and again immaculate! Sports bar was fun Casino in the hotel /Fun and convenient! One of the best hotels I have been too and I have been to quite a few! Thanks Riu! We will be back!


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From: Boston, Ma
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 10, 2019
Great vacation! Beautiful spot!

We had a wonderful time! It was our first visit to Aruba and we would definitely love to come back! The Riu Palace is a beautiful spot! Excellent service and always clean! The only thing we were disappointed with was that there was smoking allowed in the casino off the lobby and it also trickled into the lobby so we didn’t go to the casino nor the bar in the lobby as we couldn’t take the smell. Fortunately all the restaurants and our suite were smoke free.


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

April 9, 2019
Rude front desk!

Upon arrival at the riu palace aruba we went to the front desk to check in. The person waiting on us was not personable and gave us a terrible room...I told him that is not what we booked. Hr told us that's because we booked with cheap Caribbean. I asked for a manager and a few minutes later we got a better room.


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From: PA
Age: 55-64
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

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.

MIN CHECK-IN AGE/SPRING BREAK POLICY: Student/Spring Break groups or individuals, regardless of age are not allowed at this hotel at any time. The hotel reserves the right to use reasonable means to identify suspected student/spring break groups. At least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel may request guests to show passport or official ID to proof 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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