Riu Palace Antillas
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- All Inclusive Features
We enjoyed our visit to Aruba here at the Riu Antillas! Check-in was fast and easy. The beach was clean and lovely - beautiful water with colorful sunsets! The food was delicious! Butterfly farm is across the street. Isabella was wonderful at the Renova Spa!
When we arrived at Riu Antillas everyone was extremely welcoming and accommodating. We were welcomed by doormen who took our luggage and champagne while waiting to check-in. Upon checking in they thoroughly explained the food options, as well as, details regarding room service, towels, etc. We shared that we were there for our honeymoon and they offered us an upgraded villa for the last three nights of our trip. We were excited about the Villa but would spend the first three nights in a regular room/ ocean view jr. suite on the 10th floor. This ended up being incredible. I am so happy we had the two options- both completely different and beautiful in their own way. The Jr. Suite had the most spectacular views. We could see the beautiful ocean and most of the island of Aruba. It was a clean room, plenty of space. The Villa is incredible too. Much larger than the regular rooms, they have jacuzzis, walk in showers, more comfortable beds, and were built by Riu more recently so they are modern and clean. This room did not have the view that we had loved so much in the first room, but it did have a pool that was exclusive for those staying in the villa. This was a nice feature because usually people wake up quite early to put their towels out at the main pool and chairs (especially good ones right by the pool) go fast. Here at the villas, there are beds by the pool and plenty of lounges for everyone.The food was the most incredible part of the trip. We never once ate anywhere besides Riu Antillas (although you can go next door to Riu Palace and experience their restaurants as well for free). The buffet at the hotel was fantastic, plenty of options and different theme nights. One evening they had endless crab legs, sushi, filet minion, etc. It was always enough. There were also shows in the evenings; however, these shows are not like shows in Vegas, they are much more low key- but we didn't mind, we are not fancy people but more simple. I used the gym several times and it was always cool. There is water and cleaning spray and the housekeepers were in there frequently ensuring that the space stays cool and clean. My husband went to the Spa and got a massage. It was decent, but the prices are costly. He did the 30 minute back massage and it was $75.00.We did the UTV excursion- FANTASTIC. I would recommend this to anyone new to the island because you are able to see many beautiful stops. We did not sign up inside Riu Antillas (they have the De Plam Tours UTV inside - I believe a more expensive options). Outside of the hotel on the beach there is a stand that helps with excursions- Around Aruba is the UTV tour we did. We stopped at 11 places in Aruba. They picked us up in a bus at 8:20 am and we were back to the hotel at 2:00 pm. It was the most incredible excursion that we could have chosen. The best part of Riu Antillas is everyone is so nice and regardless of if you tip or not, the people working there NEVER expect it. They are always amiable and kind and willing to help.
I'm currently staying in this hotel. I will start off by saying that the staff are great, very friendly and helpful. I did also appreciate the fact that it was an adult setting. But I was very disappointed from the time I arrived in the sense that this hotel is very outdated. I guess I imagined something beautiful for the price I paid to stay here compared to other resorts in other places. But there's a moldy spell to it that hits you as soon as you walk in. My room has a funny smell to it where at times I cannot even bare it any longer. Spontaneously I hear sounds which may be coming from the vent. My bathroom can use a handy man to come in to fix the faucet to the cold water which I can barely open. The ceiling in my bathroom needs some type of patch work done. The bathtub when you step into it feels like its detaching from the inner layer. 2 of my lamps need replacement light bulbs. Although I've enjoyed my time here with my family and friends for the price I paid for this vacation I didn't expect to get what I got. Also although the the open bar is great, the food is just ok. Deserts are bad.. just bad. I will not stay here again unless they do some serious updating and I would probably recommend staying somewhere else or even the Rui next door which looks much nicer then this one.
Had a great time! Perfect weather!! All employees were so cheerful! Beach and pool area were fantastic. Great food and drinks all the time!!! Some of the rooms could use updating but our room on 17th floor facing ocean was gorgeous! It was my birthday while we were there. They treated me like a queen! We are ready to go back!!
Was there for 2 weeks and had an ocean front room on the 15 floor. Check in was great, quick and easy. Lots of elevators. Two days they were performing some maintenance which slowed the elevator service down but nothing to complain about.Buffet was excellent. Some of the best all inclusive food. If you can't find something to eat I'd be very surprised. The hotel property is nice and clean. The room is the outdated, we know that. The tub was chipped - wouldn't use it for a bath. Shower was good, always lots of hot water, pressure was good, finding the right temperature was tricky sometimes. The bed was comfortable and the ac worked fine. Aruba is VERY humid. So much so that some other hotels offer a dehumidifier as part of their selling features. The climate is also dry - didn't see any rain for 14 days. Room service menu is limited but good and very quick. 24 hour area could use some additional food items but it filled the void. The wind was not a complaint of mine - only felt sand blow once in 14 days and it was for 5 seconds. Didn't notice any smell in the hallway as others have said. If you've travelled to other all inclusive so in Mexico or Dominican where your expecting lush gardens and lots of greenery Aruba isn't the place. The Antillas had more of a cruise ship feel than resort.Aruba is great. Rent a jeep and explore it. Lots of shopping and eating outside the resort. Very safe and the people are so kind! We loved our trip but don't feel an overwhelming need to visit Aruba again. More to see in the world and for a cheaper vacation Mexico or Dominican fit our tastes a bit better.
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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