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Riu Palace Aruba

Aruba

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4 Nights with Air from $1,359 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
388 out of 449 (86%) 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
388 out of 449 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
9th floor me and my beautiful wife Most beautiful sunsets night after night View from 10th floor Surf and Turf at Nautilis the view from the room! The boats are only at night for a dinner with sunset! view from room View frion 8th floor oveanview suite fantastic pool & prime beachfront of all the hotels on the strip View from our balcony Beachside View from our room Jr. Suite Sunset Aruba has some of the best beaches! View from lobby balcony view A Picture Tell's It All wonderful view View From Room 430 Hotel Lobby view from my room Palm Beach a view of RIU from the boat Swim up bar Beautiful blue water My room view View of Hotel from Beach Pool &Pool Bar View from the room. The bob marley is everything Beautiful beach. Aruba Family Reunion View from room 616 RIU from the beach Our view every morning! Fantastic! Morning coffee spot!
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December 7, 2019
Aruba is beautiful

Pros: The beach was absolutely beautiful, the buffets were so good, and the hotel was very clean . The ability to use the Antilles buffets were very nice, but allowed me to see how much more modern it was over there. Cons: the rooms were VERY outdated, and muggy. Not luxurious at all. I had to sleep with a towel on my pillow because it always felt damp. The bathroom flooded, we called for extra towels one day, they told us they’d be there in five min, and never showed up. The drinks were extremely watered down. The minibar was open bottles locked in a cabinet with a spout (hard to trust that these Days). The real restaurants required men to wear pants, which is frustrating on vacation on 85 degrees. The pool had a lot of missing tiles. Overall the place is kept very clean, the food was great, the location is very nice, but the actually building and rooms needs some modernization.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: New york
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 26, 2019
Great and Best time ever fun and relaxing

From the first step into the resort to the last day every thing was great. The bus transfers were great and make me very welcome. The door service at resort great. At the front desk Santana was very helpful and willing to help with upgrades. Food was very good which I was very surprise because I have been to other RIU resorts the food was fair at most, but at this resort at was all really good. Starting with Steak House excellent, the other three where very good. the buffet was really good all kind of foods for everyone. And if you like fish man this is the place to come. Specail Thanks to Sakira, and Margarita at breakfast and lunch they always had my table ready with the drinks and extras. Dinner the service was great. now the pool bar Aya, Roland, Felix, and the rest were all great. Entertament group Jade, Alex, I wish I could remember them all and the rest of the staff, You made this I of my best vacations every. I will be BACK

Great and Best time ever fun and relaxing Great and Best time ever fun and relaxing
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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Huntsville Texas
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 26, 2019
Great time in Aruba

Very nice resort, friendly and responsive service. The buffet dining room offered an extensive selection of very good food. The other restaurants were a disappointment, they did not take reservations, which is frustrating, and the 2 we were able to get into (Italian and Japanese) had good service, but very strange interpretations for the main dishes and dessert. We gave up and went off the resort for dinner. Otherwise, we enjoyed this resort.


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From: Indianapolis, IN
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

November 26, 2019

We went for a wedding and everything was great. Beach and pool is awesome. The drinks were good and not watered down. The buffet was excellent. The property was very clean and well kempt. They had scheduled activities for children. I would definitely go back.


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From: New Jersey
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.

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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