What We 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.
  • The staff is amazing, making sure everything is taken care of just for you. You want for nothing here.

Things to Know

  • You're in a prime location here on one of the most tourist-friendly islands!
  • Champagne bubbly awaits you once you arrive. Cheers! 
  • Daily bus service runs up and down the hotel strip for around $3 a ride. 
Riu Palace Aruba sits on the gorgeous shores of Palm beach where people are loving life. This all-inclusive resort sits on an island with plenty of views and activities, creating the best place to get away!

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: food, drinks and activities are included in the price of your vacay! The main pool as a swim-up bar for plenty of mixing, mingling and music. The staff is amazing and makes sure everything is taken care of for you. Rent a bike and tour the island at your own speed. Downtown is full of shopping and local flavors. A bus service runs throughout the hotel strip for $3 for those who want to explore and have more activity options. A perk at this resort? No reservations are needed at any of the restaurants, so please your palate with all the cuisine options any time you want! Just want to relax in your room? Take in the ocean views on your room’s balcony or terrace. Enjoy your vacay the way you want at Riu Palace Aruba. You deserve it.

Location

Aruba - Beach
Aruba, Aruba Reina Beatrix (AUA) : 7 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1967
Last Renovation: 2015
Accessible rooms: 1
Floors: 10
Total rooms: 450

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Resort Details

Dining

Various restaurants and bars serve delicious, gourmet dishes with a variety of cuisines.
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Amenities

The resort offers 24-hour room service, an exercise gym, spa and more for guests' needs.
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Activities

Guests have direct access to the beach along with other activities including golf and gambling.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory 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: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In 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 : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

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.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - 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.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 8834 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst hotel in Aruba

    We were soo disappointed with this hotel. The food was inedible and when you did want to eat you could never get a table. Elevators broken, VOMIT IN THE KIDS PLAY AREA FOR 2 DAYS!!! The towels smelled like mildew and when I brought it to the manager Genevieve’s attention she asked me “where are these towels? I want to smell them?!” Like she didn’t believe me. Well she was very embarrassed when I showed her the smelly vomit in the kids play area. We were in a suite and the ac didn’t work. The whole hotel was hot and very run down and dirty. SAVE YOUR MONEY FIND A BETTER HOTEL IN ARUBA!!

    May 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spoiled me rotten!

    Our room was on the 10th floor center, overlooking the pool and the beach. It was clean and well kept. Loved the tiled shower and large bathroom. We also had a balcony that overlooked the property. I’ve been to quite a few all-inclusive resorts and I have to say this was the best! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional! The beach was my favorite part! The ocean was warm, the sand was soft and it was not overcrowded at all. Not only was the pool bar great, but the servers were also very accommodating. This was a family vacation, and it included my granddaughter who was 21 months old to me ( the oldest of our crew at 64.) We went on one excursion and stayed at the resort because it was so comfortable and accommodating. We all left our phones off and really relaxed. This hotel welcomes families and children. It’s big enough that the kids didn’t get in the way of the singles. We all felt extremely safe and secure. This was my first time at a RIU resort and will surely looked for RIU’s when we book our next trip to the Caribbean! Ps the only thing is we wished the pillows were larger. That’s it.

    May 20, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not a five star resort anymore

    This resort has fallen so hard from the previous years.... the rooms are outdated ,the lounge chairs are worn out and the best part is the weddings that keep taking place in the courtyard with loud speakers that go well over 11 pm. If you think you will be able to sleep or rest guess again. Last Saturday there were two separate weddings going on in the courtyard. The windows were vibrating from the loud music past 11 pm. The resort doesn't care about the families with small children or elderly that need to rest, including the non working elevator in the main building. You have to wait for ever for the single small elevator. But if you want to feel like you are a student during spring break in Cancun come here . This resort doesn't deserve more than 2 stars. And btw, the beach is ridden with boats coming in and out every 5 minutes so you have to male sure you dodge all these boats and waves they make. Like I said, this used to be a nice,quiet, family oriented resort... now it is just a regular hotel with mediocre food, poor ac through out the building and rooms,non functional elevators and obnoxiously loud music close to midnight and crowds that feel like spring breakers.

    May 19, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    By far the worst.

    I thought I booked a relaxing trip to Aruba but it seems like I’m in Cancun! The quality is not giving the 5 star riu loves to promote. First and foremost the restrooms… you should not smell the restroom before actually finding it. Not the slightest indication that disinfectant was used, it’s pretty gross. Secondly, the elevator… how do you have one functioning elevator for an entire half of the hotel to use that is as slow as molasses? Where is the urgency to get this fixed? I did not come on vacation to take the stairs all day then to be left sweating just walking in the hallway to get to my room? Speaking of, what happened to the AC in the building? I get conserving energy but come on, make it comfortable to say the least. After a long day in the sun, I would like the option of having an ice cold room, with a robe, toiletries and comfortable pillows. This was not an option here, seems like they’ve scaled back a little too much. Last but not least, the loud obnoxious music played throughout the multiple weddings simultaneously. I booked a trip to stay at resort not a wedding reception hall. I get having weddings on the beach but don’t inconvenience vacation goers with club music well past 10pm in the courtyard (this is also listed as a kid friendly resort… kids do go to bed early). Then when you call the front desk to inquire about the end time, all they can say is it’ll start dying down around midnight. Excuse me? I was not informed of any events during my stay that would interfere with my sleep. Shame on you riu. I’ve spoken to multiple people during my time there who agreed with the decline of this resort. You might’ve profited off those weddings but you will lose loyal members. Do better.

    May 19, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ok place

    The good: The workers are awesome. Front desk staff wonderful all the way to all the bartenders and housekeeping staff. Food is good for the most part, plenty of selections. Jr. Suite Partial Ocean view is what we had. Nice view to pool and ocean. Balconies are small, barely fits the 2 chairs that is on it. We were on 8th floor. Shout out to Rainy Alvardo at the pool bar. He is the best ever!!! The Lobby bar is also nice. Now for the bad: A/C does not cool the room. Our room was damp even the sheet's. All of our clothes got damp and smelled of mildew because of the room being so damp. On the 8th floor and one of the elevators in the building was broke the entire time we were there causing long waits for the elevator. Our phone didn't work until the day before we left so could never utilize the room service. All inclusive but they wanted $25 to bring a bottle of wine to the room for the mini-fridge. We traveled with 2 other couples. One of the couples had the ceiling fall in the shower. They did move them to a nice suite. Hotel overall is nice and enjoyable. The entertainment is what you would expect. We did complain about the A/C but issue was never resolved. It's hard to sleep well in a bed that feels like the sheets are wet.

    May 18, 2024