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Riu Palace Aruba

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Our Opinion

In addition to the gorgeous beach and turquoise water, Riu Palace Aruba also has a great location, only a few minutes drive from downtown, 15 minutes walk to the market, cafes & restaurants and in the proximity of the hopping Pier Bar. Great food with 4 a la carte restaurants and the Buffet is impressive too. Don't miss the chocolate martinis at Barry's.

Set on the silky sands of Palm Beach and flush with RIU's unmistakable vacation style, comfortable luxury and value, Aruba's Riu Palace established a new benchmark for beachfront elegance, richly appointed interiors and accommodation. Suites are located in the new buildings shown to the rear and on the right, while hotel rooms are found in the refurbished, previously existing building to the left.

Location: Directly on Palm Beach, 10 minutes from Oranjestad Aruba's Capital and all the island attractions, and 30 minutes drive from airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Tiffany C :
Riu never disappoints

Once again the Riu never disappoints! I stayed at the Costa Rica location and due to the great service I stayed at the Riu in Aruba. The resort staff is very friendly and willing to accommodate you and your needs. The rooms are very well kept and clean. The food at the specialty restaurants can be better. They weren't that good so for dinner we did eat off the resort.

  • chud605 :
Very Good All Inclusive

Only my second time to Aruba, my first time was in 1989. This hotel was suggested by my travel agent as we were looking for an all inclusive as a change of pace. The hotel was a solid four star and only a few things I found to be lacking. The grounds the pool and the beach were all excellent. The restaurants had a good selection of choices including buffets for every meal if you choose. The room had an excellent view but could use an update or some refreshing. The air conditioning struggled to keep the humidity out of the room and things never seemed to be dry. The beds are two full-size beds that are placed together due to the room size and with two children it was not an ideal set up. The staff was excellent and very attentive however beach service for drinks does not exist. I would definitely go back, it was a very good experience.

  • lfowle02 : Bear, Delaware
40th bday trip

My trip was an awesome experience. The property was clean and the staff was VERY welcoming. I will be coming back. They made my birthday special. Even the guest was nice..the food and drinks were great.I love love love this place.

  • Timbale2140 : Binbrook, Canada
Great resort!

We had a family vacation at this resort in Aruba. We had 3 rooms for the family. Although we only had the standard rooms, they were clean and well looked after. We requested pool view which we got. We did 3 out of the 4 a la carte restaurants and found the food to be good. The buffet was excellent for breakfast as well as dinner. Although reservations for the a la cartes aren't required, I would suggest you go early if you want to eat at any of them. The pool was great especially the swim up bar. As others have noted, it is very breezy which makes it quite comfortable temperature wise. The entertainment crew were fun. The night shows were pretty good. Not Vegas but entertaining non the less. The only criticism I have is that there weren't any activities for my grand-kids, aged from 11 to 15 other than the pool. We did do an off road tour which made up for that. Overall, it was a great holiday.

  • Jenny M : Madison, Wisconsin
Stayed here for a work event...

That being said, I was impressed with the resort. The rooms were huge and spacious, and I love the design of the separate (close the door) bathroom (at least in the junior suite). My view was an ocean view (on the 4th floor), and I overlooked the stage. The view every morning on the balcony was fantastic (I always order the in room continental breakfast). Occasionally certain times of day would get a little noisy...mid-morning (clean up time from the restaurants), and of course entertainment time. It was very very loud, and it would be incredibly difficult to fall asleep for someone who needs complete silence to do so.The grounds were well kept, pool and swim up bar were GREAT. I spent most of my time there. Plenty of IN pool seating and tables. Entertainment team were funny and interactive (fantastic with kids that I could see). Beach of course was phenomenal, but it's Aruba so that is the one thing you can count on. If you were unable to find a chair, talk to the pool/beach attendants, they had a stack stashed up and were always happy to get more out. The service here was so friendly. Rooms always clean. Front desk always ready to answer questions.I only give a 4 star due to my limited stay here; most days I was out of the hotel from Morning to Dinner, so I didn't have the chance to experience a full and complete vacation vibe. But from what I can tell this is a good All Inclusive choice on Aruba (because there are not many). If you can swing it though...definitely get off resort for a dinner or two--Aruba is KNOWN for it's cuisine. A group of us went to a local place not far away called RedFish--AMAZING.Aruba is super safe to walk and adventure. I personally loved the constant wind (it's no joke) as then I never got too hot. I also love that it's a desert climate--meaning once your inland it's dry land and forests of cacti!--also very very little humidity or rainy days.

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

  • Buffet champagne breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
  • Weekly theme dinners
  • A la carte dining
  • Unlimited domestic and a selection of imported drinks & snacks
  • Room service for continental breakfast & snacks (7am-11pm)  
  • snorkeling (1 hr free)
  • glass bottom boat trips
  • scuba diving introductory lesson
  • tennis
  • shuffleboard
  • horseshoes
  • table tennis
  • basketball
  • darts
  • aerobics
  • water aerobics
  • Towels and parasols by pool area
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Sauna & jacuzzi
  • Daily entertainment program for adults
  • Live Music
  • 5 restaurants
  • 4 bars including swim-up bar
  • 2 pools including, Olympic-size pool
  • loungers, sun umbrellas & towels in pool and beach area
  • 2 lighted tennis courts
  • shuffleboard
  • state-of-the-art fitness center
  • spa (fee)
  • conference rooms
  • free WiFi
  • beauty salon (fee)
  • gift shop (fee)
  • Casino (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)

Hotel Room includes:

  • A/C
  • ceiling fan
  • 2 double beds
  • telephone
  • satellite TV
  • wi-fi internet
  • in room safe
  • mini-bar with complimentary soft drinks, water and beer
  • liquor dispenser with rum, vodka, whiskey & gin
  • full bathroom
  • hair dryer
  • gardenview
  • Max. occupancy 4 persons

Junior Suite - Same as Hotel Room with and 2 double beds or 1 king bed, split level with separate sitting area and sofa (some with sofa bed), alarm clock, iron & ironing board, bathroom with hydromassage tub, shower and hair dryer.

Junior Suite Jacuzzi - Same as above with 2 doubles or 1 king bed, balcony with private jacuzzi. 

Kids Deals - 2 Children 12 years & under Stay & Eat Free. Applies to Hotel Room only. Limited availability.

For the Kids - Babysitting available for a fee.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel offers 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.

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.

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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
J.E. Irausquin Boulevard 79 Palm Beach - Palm Beach, 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.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

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.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.