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 8879 reviews
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    No Customer Service

    Stay away .... Looks nice on the outside, kinda dated and worn on the inside. Just checked in and they were kind enough to "upgrade" our room .... To a room with an Air Conditioning unit that has a loud vibration when the fan runs. Asked for another room, said "maintenance has to look at it first". Maintenance said he would "fix it tomorrow", after he adjusted the fan speed so it wasn't quite as noisy and told us to just not touch the controls anymore. Asked for any room, a downgrade, anything that was quiet ... Apparently in their opinion the downgrade would be worse?????

    Jun 21, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Overall very good but a few negatives to note.

    We've stayed at Riu Hotels many times in various counties. Overall, this was a very good experience but there are a few negatives which should be noted. The Good- Service at the hotel was great. All people were very friendly and helpful. Special shoutout to Anna who was working the Sports bar the week of 6/10. Just a gem of a human being and we will miss her! Junior at the front desk was great as well. The food was surprisingly very good overall. Granted I don't expect gourmet food at an all inclusive but we were very happy with the selections, variety and overall quality. Breakfast was always our favorite. Pool and beach areas were very nice. Location was safe and very walkable to nearby restaurants and bars. A few recs which are a 5 min walk include Gianni's for a nice Italian meal. Sopranos and Saloon are both great for a fun evening of drinks and music. Surprisingly really good wood fired pizza places nearby as well. The Not So Good- The rooms are fine but definitely need to be refreshed/upgraded. Most of the facilities are rather dated and overall maintenance upkeep seems to be a common issue. I realize most folks don't visit the gym on vacation but trust me when I say to not bother here. The good news is you can use the Riu Antilles gym which is right next door. Much better for many reasons. The room service menu is severely lacking. I believe there were about 5 items to choose from and none of which were very good. My only real food complaint. All in all we had a great time and the folks working at the hotel made some of the other inconsistencies more tolerable.

    Jun 18, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mediocre this time around...

    2 times at Antillas, my 2nd time here at the Palace. I was here 3 years ago, and I have to say that things have changed. The staff (housekeeping) were not very friendly. It took 3 days plus a phone call to the front desk to get the shower gel refilled. No toiletries. Turn down service not consistent. Curtains in the room were in bad shape, holes throughout. Everyone had the appropriate chairs on their balconies, but us, we had one, yes, just one, office type chair on our balcony. There is one card per guest for towels. 1 card, 1 towel. I usually like other people use a towel to put on the beach chair. The other would be to dry off after coming out of the water. I am not saying I won't be back, but the price I paid was way too much for the service received. We were there for 9 days, and our room key cards were deactivated 2 days later. I went to the front desk for them to tell me that your card had expired. They fixed it, but who made the mistake? All in all, I paid a pretty penny to stay here...AGAIN, and not as pleased as I was the first time in 2021. For me to go back, the price needs to be more attractive.

    Jun 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great trip

    Great trip. Great food. Great resort. The beach is beautiful. Work park is fun, especially if you have kids. Probably won’t go back in June (start of hurricane season. ONLY NEGATIVE- to the guy on the beach selling shells, shut the SHELL up!! (If you be there, you know lol)

    Jun 14, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Look elsewhere before booking

    They will not accept reservations for their specialty restaurants so you are forced to eat at the buffet every night or wait on a long line for below average food. The beach was nice, wake up at 6am to maybe get a front row palapa (and of course a tip for the guy to move the chair one inch for you).

    Jun 13, 2024