What We Love
- Palm Beach sits out back, where white sands meet gentle blue waters.
- Take a spin at the on-site casino - blackjack, roulette, poker tables and sport betting.
- The resort offers 6 restaurants and 3 bars to meet all culinary palates.
Things to Know
- For less than $3, you can ride a bus that runs along the hotel strip to take you to your next stop.
- All rooms have balconies to enjoy beautiful views or watch the sun rise and set every day of your stay.
- Venture into town for shopping, food and nightlife nearby. You'll love the energetic atmosphere.
Get MORE from your getaway to Barceló Aruba. Now through the end of 2020, guests staying at a Royal Level room will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:
- Personalized welcome letter on arrival.
- Bottle of rum/tequila/wine in room on arrival.
- An additional $200 in resort discounts.
General Policies & Fine Print
Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Customer Ratings & Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating6034 reviews
We like Aruba, we were there for 4 times and the first time of course was the best, but this hotel is good and you will enjoy a paradise holiday in these beaches, just be a little bit careful for sun:-)
Why are all the Cabanas taken?
We stayed here last November and the place was nice. We paid extra for the Royal Club and had access to the special restaurant and concierge at check in. The rooms are about as expected for an all-inclusive resort. You can't turn off the AC or leave any windows open or they will charge you a fee and the rooms were a little cool during the day but perfect for sleeping. Still, you don't go to the beach to stay in the rooms, and this is a beautiful beach. The first day we found what appeared to be the last cabana on the beach. It turns out that the resort saves some cabana's to sell to cruise ship passengers. On the next several days we had some trouble finding a cabana and had to share some days. We got up before 6 am on the last few days and still had trouble finding a cabana. The resort says that they do not allow you to hold pool chairs but I did not see them making any attempt to move towels that were there several hours with no one around! We could not figure our why people were getting up so early to get cabanas until the last night we were there. We decided to finally drink the bottle of wine that we received upon check-in on the beach. As we walked through the cabanas to get to the beach we noticed that people had hung their beach bags on them to reserve them for the morning. I realize the beach is public but the cabanas are owned by the resort so they should not allow this to happen. The food was good for the most part. We enjoyed the royal club a few times for breakfast and dinner, the views are amazing. We ate at the Italian restaurant twice. Skip the Mexican restaurant if you truly like Mexican food. Their idea of salsa was little pretty much ketchup. We event went outside the resort for Mexican food and found the same issue. There is also a walkway along the beach and we found a sports bar and a restaurant on the beach for a romantic dinner. The activities were fun and the pool is very nice with swim up bar and a few hot tubs. But we came for the beach so spent most of out time there. We learned that it was better to have an insulated beverage bottle so that you did not have to go to the bar several times for drinks. Yes, they will fill your bottle up and include ice and water if asked. Tip the bartenders well and you will be well taken care of. There is even a waiter for the beach that will have them fill your bottles but we decided to walk the few feet to the bar to get some exercise. We had a couples hot stone massage with aroma therapy. The hot stone was free as a special and we were glad as they did not use the stones very much. We did take a tour with DePalm tours. We did the off-road safari and had a blast. Saw most of the island and got to snorkel. We also did the parasailing and got to see a lot of sea turtles and the coastline.
We were lucky enough to stay at Barceló a second time. 5 years earlier (when it was Occidental) we were married there. The staff and grounds did not disappoint this time (or last)! The quality and experience was beyond amazing. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure that you have a great experience from beginning to end! Alan did water aerobics at the pool on Thursday and I wished he was there earlier in the week because he was AWESOME!!! I would have done more of the aerobic classes if he was there every day! Nilva at the towel stand always had a smile and was sooooo helpful! The gentleman that was cleaning the pool was also so accommodating and efficient I wish I caught his name! Bartenders Augustin and Armando were also serving with a smile! At breakfast Renato was amazing, it wasn’t until we sat in his section that we realized he was the waiter for our dinner on the beach 5 years earlier that we talk about ALL THE TIME!!! He is in so many of these reviews and it’s clear why, he’s so awesome!!! The one who probably made our trip easiest from beginning to end (before we arrived, starting from even before we booked) was Nathalia Sanchez. From answering questions online within literal minutes to making our stay easier while we were there she really was such an amazing added benefit to the experience!! I would recommend the resort to anyone. A lot of people say “don’t do all inclusive in Aruba” and because of Barcelós affordability and quality I have to disagree.
last visit to the resort in February
The property is lovely, the people are delightful.. There have been some changes especially to the Royal Club beach. It seems Aruba has put many restrictions on reserving spaces for the Royal Club owners and that makes the area much more crowded. The restaurants are very good, as usual. Our suite was great and had a terrific ocean view from the 9th floor
Had a wonderful time at the all inclusive Barcelo Aruba! At check in we were given a room with a terrible view overlooking ugly parking lot and no view of any water! We were able to get a new room overlooking pool/ocean immediately. Took a little persistence but persistence paid off. I would recommend when you book your stay that you request and pay for the pool/ocean view so as to avoid the disappointment of a crappy view of parking lot. Food and service was exceptional. Our group of 4 was able to get a palapa every day, but we always had one of our party go to the beach at 5:30/6 a.m. daily to get our loungers under a palapa!! Walked the beautiful beach daily and ate at all restaurants on site. All were great. Can’t say enough good things about our choice of resorts. I cannot wait to go back!!