Riu Palace Antillas

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Overview
The newest RIU Palace in Aruba - the adults-only Riu Palace Antillas is ideal for a romantic retreat and located on one of the most coveted beaches in the world. Featuring RIU amenities and many dining choices, this high-rise resort is set among beautifully landscaped grounds with stunning views of the Caribbean from private balconies.

Location: Right on Palm Beach, 20 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes to downtown Oranjestad.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Christine B :
Great little getaway

My boyfriend and I went with 2 other couples and stayed mon-sat. It was a great trip overall. The hotel could definitely use some updating but as far as our room and balcony, it was perfect. 1. Great view of the ocean and pool area on our private balcony. 2. Booze ON tap in each room. 3. Room was very spacious compared to other resorts we’ve stayed at. With that said, our friends got room 900 which had 2 private balconies and much better view of the ocean! The grounds were very clean and located in a great area next to downtown. The only things I would improve upon would be updating the hotel and hallways especially, having more activities throughout the day as there’s not a ton to do during the day, and you can’t make reservations for the restaurants which was highly annoying with 6 people to wait in line each night.The buffet was very good each day for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner. The restaurants were hit or miss. The steakhouse had terrible lobster and the filet was very undercooked for ordering it medium. We liked the Krystal and the Arabian restaurants the best.Staff was amazing throughout the entire resort! Would definitely return given the opportunity!

  • polarbear5 : illinois
Not what I expected

Overall it is fine....Positives: 1. ocean view from our room is nice2. pool area is pretty, 3. Krystal restaurant was enjoyable with good service.Negatives: 1. Rooms in dire need of updates2. Hallways and most furnishings need upgraded.3. Service at restaurants with exception of Krystal was poor... drinks hard to get refilled, food subpar 4. Entertainment was fine.5. Loud noises from AC units through the night6. Room keys quit working Aruba has beautiful beaches and very few all-inclusive resorts . Maybe given time, it will improve

  • kapauly : Wahpeton, North Dakota
Wonderful Vacation

My husband and I just got back from a 5 day vacation at this resort and had a wonderful relaxing time. Everyone was very friendly. The food was good---we ate mainly at the buffets for every meal and there was always something different to eat, We ate at the steakhouse one night and it was ok. We ordered the steak and I can only say that it was ok. I have read reviews where people complain about the old outdated rooms---ours was great!! The pillow top beds were very comfortable, and always had plenty of towels and lots of hot water. I don't know where to begin about the beautiful fine white sand beach!! We would lay on the beach every morning until about 1:00---then we would move up to the pool area and spend most of the afternoon in the swim up bar pool or relax in one of the lawn chairs in the shade. We never had a problem getting a chair on the beach or up by the pool---they had plenty !! We would go for walks every night on the boardwalk that connects all the hotels. It is a beautiful walk and was always lit up so you did not have to worry about walking in the dark. We will definitely be coming back to this resort in the future !!!

  • Mark R :
Honeymoon

My wife and I just got back from our stay at the RIU Palace Antillas. Considering it was our honeymoon and we got a free upgrade we figured it would be a nicer room than staring at the parking lot on the side of the resort. But that is okay we are not very picky and did not attempt to upgrade. The room itself was nice and clean. We came from an Iberostar Grand where we had our wedding so this room was nothing compared to the Iberostar rooms.The food I would say is a 3/5. The breakfast was the same everyday which we were hoping for some change at some point. The food was okay but I have had much better at other all inclusive resorts.The entertainment staff I thought was awesome and the shows were some of the best shows I have seen at a resort. There was plenty to do around the resort. The thing I love about Aruba is that its so clean and you can walk around anywhere and do whatever you want and not worry about safety.The pool was decent sized but as soon as you start walking down the beach and looking at other pools it definitely needs to be updated compared to the other amazing pools down the beach.I would say you don't have to get up super early to get some beach chairs since it is a public beach. If you get up at 9 AM you should be able to get a beach chair.All in all this resort is nice and I would probably go back again when we go back to Aruba.

  • Gina036 : Newcastle upon Tyne England
Another fantastic stay!

he rooms and room facilities are spotless. Yes, the furniture can be dated in rooms i.e. those not yet renovated, but they are comfortable, exceptionally clean, and in good/safe condition. Air con is excellent, but if you keep your balcony doors open early evening you will experience the humidity familiar to and/of every Caribbean island and mainland eg Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico, Dom Rep and Aruba to name but a few; this can also affect communal areas/corridors etc. This is a super hotel, with super staff, food and facilities....enjoy it people we did, and are returning for a 3rd visit in 2018!

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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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 
  • Shopping 
  • Casino  
  • Live entertainment 
  • Room service
  • Free WiFi throughout resort
  • Spa (fee)
  • Tennis court

Junior Suite includes:

  • Air-conditioning 
  • 1 King or 2 Double Beds 
  • Phone 
  • 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
  • Bathrobes
  • Turn Down Service
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Some with connecting rooms (only on request basis)
  • Maximum occupancy 3
Stay at 1, Play at 2 - Daytime access to the facilities and services at RIU Palace Aruba.
Weddings - Packages are available. Please inquire.

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.


Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.


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  • Riu Palace Antillas
    Aruba,Aruba

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Hotel Riu Palace Antillas
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 77, Palm - Eagle Beach Aruba

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

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Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

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