What We Love

  • No reservations are needed at any of the restaurants.
  • The resort is located in the heart of Palm Beach. 
  • Eat, swim, drink and check out all the amenities at the family friendly Riu next door. 

Things to Know

  • The resort is approximately 20 minutes away from the airport. 
  • US currency is accepted here.
  • Rent a bike and tour the island on your own, or hop on the public bus that travels the strip for under $3.
This adults-only, all-inclusive resort will sweep you off your feet. At Riu Palace Antillas, sensational views and luxurious service are standard. All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities are included in the price of your vacay! Located on the small island of Aruba, this resort is perfect for the ideal getaway for you and your significant other.

The resort prides itself on service so prepare to be spoiled. There are activities all day long like Zumba, dancing and pool volleyball. Join in or cheer on from the swim-up bar. Aruba is filled with exciting excursion for the adventurous including snorkeling, 4-wheeling and parasailing. Dance the night away, test your luck at the casino or just relax in your oceanfront room and take in the views. However you want to spend your time away, Riu Palace Antillas provides the best, adults-only getaway.


Beach - Palm Beach
International Airport : 7 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1977
Last Renovation: 2014
Total rooms and suites: 482


Resort Details


Guests can enjoy outstanding a la carte or buffet-style dining experiences.
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The resort offers welcome drinks, public Wi-Fi, health club services and other luxurious amenities.
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Gambling, water sports, scuba diving and other thrilling activities are available for guests.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
Minimum Guest Age: 18
General Policies:

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 Policies - At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

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 Rating

4.0 4304 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    yearly two week trip

    travel to aruba every year for two weeks . we began staying at the riu palace antilles three years ago and we love it. would not stay anywhere else. the entire staff are wonderful people. looking forward to our return trip in january 2021.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful people, delicious food, beautiful view and nice , spacious room!

    I made the mistake of reading some of the negative reviews here after booking our vacation at Riu Palace Antilles. I was prepared for disappointment, expecting dated rooms and furnishings, watered-down drinks, mold and mildew, uncomfortable bedding, and general disrepair and dinginess. It was hard to imagine having the relaxing vacation anticipated when we paid for this trip. In the spirit of honesty, some of the resort criticisms are fair. There is some staining and older paint in the rooms, and a television that isn’t close to high definition (although the spectacular views from suite 1200 more than made up for it, and who hangs out in the room watching TV in Aruba)? There are long waits for the specialty restaurants (we didn’t bother with them). The staff does serve impotent drinks in reusable plastic cups poolside (thank goodness, does anyone really want day drinkers loading up with glassware around a pool)? The shortcomings of the Riu have zero impact. The overall experience of this resort is nothing short of fantastic, particularly if played well. Don’t go here expecting a gourmet, fine dining food experience. Rather, expect the best buffet you will find in the Caribbean. Quality food, prepared well, with great variety and freshness, with the most courteous staff imaginable. We didn’t have a bad meal all week, and some of the specialty dishes were terrific (Chipotle tenderloin and vodka, cheese pasta were my favorites). Both the beach and the pool have plenty of seats and plenty of shade. We never attempted to find a place to sit before 9:00 AM and never had a problem getting chairs. Yes, people reserve chairs early, but we never felt the need and never regretted it. If you want a stiff drink, go to one of the bars inside. Be nice to the bartenders, and they will make your drink anyway you wish. I’d prefer Blanton’s or Knob Creek, but for a week, Jim Beam or Jack Daniel’s is just fine. Absolut is a reasonable choice for the vodka drinker at an all-inclusive, in my opinion. At the end of the day, your vacation is really about people. If there are more gracious or happy people in the world, I’d be surprised. Arubans are just special. We did not a have anything close to a bad experience with a single person at Riu, in fact, the opposite. I sincerely wish I were better about remembering names, because I think that it is worth calling out exceptional performers. Here goes just a small sample who went over and above to earn our thanks: Carlos (DePalma tours, bus driver), Freddie (main lounge, bartender), Luz (Oceanside bar, bartender), Junior (poolside server, best smile ever). I suspect that your vacation is what you make it. For us, it was easy to have an incredible time at the Riu, which far exceeded our expectations in every way, particularly after reading some of the negative reviews here. Hope you have as great a time as we did!

    Mar 23, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Aruba vacation

    The Rio Palace Antillas is a great all inclusive. The employees ,food ,pool and beach are excellent The rooms are old and in desperate need of renovation and modernization. The resort was spotless and constant cleaning with the covoid 19 happening This is our second visit there and love the place I just wish they would renovate the rooms

    Mar 21, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Aruba

    Very well managed Hotel and restaurants. This place runs like clockwork. If you pay attention they have amazing options as to what is available to eat. There are so many options you can miss the cooked to order option of your dreams. There are 5 or 6 such options going on at the same time and very little wait time for any of them. Sit down options are a little more limited but very easy to access. Great shows nightly. Plenty of chairs and umbrellas on the beach and at the pools. Very through and helpful staff.

    Mar 20, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Needed a break

    We booked an all inclusive trip through Jet Blue, staying at the Riu Palace Antillas. The room were spacious and clean, the housekeeping staff extremely friendly. The food at all the meals was great and the wait staff couldn't be any better. The sun sand and beach were a gift from the gods.

    Mar 16, 2020