Riu Palace Antillas
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- All Inclusive Features
My husband and I went here for our Honeymoon the first week of June 2017 and we couldn't have been happier! The manager upgraded our suite room to the VIP villa suite as a gift to us at no extra cost. Our room was perfect!! the staff came in to clean and restock towels 2x a day, we throughly enjoyed the private Villa pool, the food was wonderful- tons of selection, the staff were so incredibly friendly and we felt like we were treated as if we were the only people there. The beach was very clean and the water was beautiful. We would recommend this hotel to ANYONE! Aruba is also the perfect island as the constant breeze feels wonderful and keeps you from feeling as though the heat is too much to handle.
We can't express how much we enjoyed our holiday to Aruba and our stay at the Riu Palace Antillas.Aruba is "one happy island", we all want something different from a holiday but for us, it was exactly want we wanted and what we paid for.The island seemed really safe and you could easily walk out of the resort with local shops and bars on your doorstep and the capital an $11 taxi ride away (very clean and nice around the port area where the cruise ships come in). It was also fine to jump in any taxi they were plentiful (or the local bus was available).The beaches and sea were just fantastic, white sands, really calm sea so if you were not a strong swimmer you could enjoy a dip or, if you were a stronger swimmer the snorkelling just a little further our was perfect.This hotel is one of the cleanest we have ever stayed in. The staff are constantly tidying up, they are mopping and cleaning all of the public area's constantly (even around the pool and in our experience this is generally only done at the end of the day). The pool side toilets were permanently spotless as was everything else.Our room (we upgraded to a sea view suite) was again spotless every day, the suite gave you a really spacious lounge area with huge TV, fridge, optics, table and one small-ish balcony. The bedroom area was larger, another TV, huge really comfy bed, his and hers sinks in the bathroom, double walk in rainfall shower plus separate huge bath and then walk in closet, electronic safe (raised from the floor) and, fantastic red glowing light switches in some places meaning you could get up in a strange place in the night without walking into things - great touch!The balcony off the bedroom was large, totally private due to its angle, reclining modern lounge chairs and table with the most stunning views of the beach. Nowhere was more perfect to have morning coffee (picked up from the 24hr coffee bar in the hotel - coffee maker was in the room with good coffee we just liked the espresso).The wifi was excellent in all area's of the hotel and pool area and the hairdryer in our room was more than adequate and located by the main large bathroom mirror and there was also a swing out magnification mirror. We definitely thought that the extra paid for the room was worth it - see picture of the beach taken from our room which was on the 15th floor (there are 5 lifts so you never wait more than a couple of minutes for one). Also ice making machine on every floor and ice bucket in the room.The entertainment staff are to be commended, we did not want to participate in the pool side events (water aerobics, volleyball done at set times so you still had plenty of quiet time and it was fun to watch) and there was no pressure applied but they still kept everyone included and were all really friendly, fun and professional.We could not fault the food at all, breakfast - I challenge anyone to find a food type not available and alot replenished frequently rather than large quantities being put out at once so everything was hot and fresh. The staff could not have been more helpful, you had coffee (or tea) within a minute of sitting down, spotless cutlery and tableware and whether you went early, mid or late, the standard was always the same.Lunch / evening meal - same standard (and lunch was hosted in a different restaurant giving you the option to eat outside - if you had room after breakfast?). Fantastic choice everyday including steak, fresh fish, salads - too much choice to list - we had beef wellington twice and the sushi was prepared fresh in front of you.We did not try any of the restaurants as we enjoyed the buffet and it suited us, everyone we spoke with did not wait too long for the steak restaurant (that we seemed to have read lots of stories about regarding the long waits) and many of the others you could often get seated immediately.The bar staff went over and above, full service around the pool all day plus they regularly brought out iced water for everyone - they do a great job (Chona you are amazing!) and in the lobby bar plus outside bar within the hotel, they were so well served (especially by Tania and Brenda - another big thank you from us).We loved the outside bar just by the beach, Aruba is windy so ladies take something to tie up your hair but to be able to sit outside at night by the beach in lovely clean surroundings could not have been better (and something we did not have in Mexico / Sensatori).You have access to the bars / pool at the Rui hotel next door reached via a covered walkway. We did go in for a drink but preferred the pool and bar area's at the Antillas where we stayed.We went on the island jeep tour (take sports bra it is bumpy) but great fun thanks to Jay at DePalm Tours) and allows you to see the whole island and we took the sunset cruise which was relaxing and stunning to see the sun go down out on a calm Caribbean sea.Aruba is great, the Rui Antillas is great (thank you Claudia from the management team who was always visible and courteous and cheerful and Wendy our Thomson Rep - great service) - we could not have had a better holiday and will be back.
I recently returned from a girls trip here and I cannot wait to go back! This place is amazing. It is beautiful, the food is great, pool area is amazing. Very nice beach right near the property and plenty to do nearby. What I loved MOST about Riu is the entertainment team - including but not limited to Hainer, Shamika, Siggy, Daniella, Yesika, Wendy, and Latisha. Darwin and Sasha at the bar were fantastic too (but everyone was – these are the folks who especially stood out to me!). We enjoyed a perfect combination of relaxing and fun at this fantastic resort. Please do not let any negative reviews keep you from experiencing the absolute paradise that is Riu Palace Antilles. From morning pool aerobics to the fun events and games that take place all day and night to the delicious food and endless drinks, you cannot go wrong here.
Just the fact that the Palace Antillas is "adults only," should make it very attractive to many. It is also an "all inclusive" resort. Beautiful facility and an amazing pool area and beach front, on my favorite island in the Caribbean. Just a very enjoyable place.
We visited this hotel for 1 week in June to celebrate my 40th and we couldn't have picked a nicer place. As mentioned by many reviews the hotel is a bit outdated and the air conditioning needs replacing. However the rooms are clean and the beds comfortable. Normally I would give this 4 stars despite the fact that the food is the best we've had at an all inclusive. However the staff make this a five star. they are excellent very friendly, helpful, very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Even if the variety of food is not too your liking if you ask them they will make you what you want. The island itself is stunning, the weather is hot yes it's windy but you will welcome that breeze when out and about. There is a butterfly farm opposite the hotel which is worth a visit and a bus stop outside the hotel where for about $2.5 you can get into the main town. When in the town there is free tram that will take you around the capital which is a lovely way to see Oranjestad. If you come out of the hotel and turn right you will walk to a strip of bars and restaurants which are worth a visit although its expensive to eat and drink out. We also visited the Barefoot restaurant for a meal on the beach which was excellent. The hotel organised a taxi there and the restaurant organised a taxi back the cost was about $20 each way but well worth a visit.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 3 meals daily
- 24-hour snacks and drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands, house wine with meals)
- Daily activities
- Introductory scuba lesson in the pool
- Non-motorized water sports
- Evening entertainment
RIU�-topia! All Signature Vacations guests will receive:
- A welcome cocktail
- Unlimited drinks
- An in-room liquor dispenser
- Unlimited dining at specialty restaurants
- In-room mini-bar
- In-room safe
- Signature Cocktail Hour from 4-5pm
- A 20% discount on certain local excursions booked with Signature, and spa credits that apply to select treatments at specific hotels (all inclusions are subject to change without notice)
- 482 Rooms
- Large free-form pool
- 4 Bars
- 4 Restaurants
- Watersports centre
- State-of-the-art fitness centre
- Live entertainment
- Room service
- Free WiFi throughout resort
- Spa (fee)
- Tennis court
Junior Suite includes:
- 1 King or 2 Double Beds
- Clock radio
- Satellite TV
- WiFi internet
- Liquor Dispenser
- Mini-bar (restocked daily)
- Iron and ironing board
- In-room safe
- Bathroom with tub, shower and hair dryer
- Turn Down Service
- Balcony or Terrace
- Some with connecting rooms (only on request basis)
- Maximum occupancy 3
Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.
Resort Location Map
Riu Palace AntillasAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 77, Palm - Eagle Beach Aruba
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