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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
  • O8060BFkarenm : Maywood

From the first moments at check in this is a dream.. greeted with Champagne! I always do the check in while my husband finds the bar to relax! This time the bar came to me! The room was magnificent and had a double balcony, food excellent and mini bar in room always stocked! Fresh Fluffy towels and everything(, pool, beach restaurants and casino) all close by!Buffet was amazing and loved all the specialty places to eat (except the local food) but that's just me. Would go there again in a heartbeat!!!

  • travels_viaggi : Montreal, Canada

RIU PALACE ARUBA:RESTAURANT: the buffet had lots of variety, food was very good, polite staff. LOBBY and throughout the main areas very trendy, LOBBY BAR: drinks were great, friendly bartender, hotel also has a SPORT BAR WITH TV POPCORN, etc.. POOL: fun for families, great ANIMATION team, you can find a quiet spot like I did. Nice pool bar. LOCATION: RIU PALACE HOTEL IN PALM beach is in the highrise hotel district I walked to the shops and restaurants closeby. I saw families with strollers going out too. BEACH: Beautiful white sand, wide beach, you can go for very long walks, water sports fun for everyone, plenty of lounge chairs and palapas, a few piers within walking distance: SEVERAL PIERS ALONG BEACH: DE PALM PIER has souvenir shop, ice cream place, BUGALOE bar and resto, shop selling aloe vera and a cigar shop. I drank tap water at the RIU and everywhere I went. Restaurants in the vicinity very good food, but a bit pricey. MONEY: US dollars are welcome here you get your change sometimes in Aruban Florin. No Canadian dollars. PROXIMITY TO OUTSIDE ENTERTAINMENT: You are not isolated at the RIU hotels. There are wide sidewalks, cafes, restos, shops, bars, public bus going along hotel strip. TEMPERATURE: was steady day and evenings It had rained often in December not usual this much rain but it did not last long. Bring an umbrella, at times it is not a drizzle! The constant breeze in Aruba is very pleasant. It did not feel humid like the Caribbean islands I have been to, it is an arid island cactus throughout. I would definitely go back to RIU met many people that keep coming back to the RIU PALACE AND RIU ANTILLAS. I have also separate review for RIU ANTILLAS adults only hotel and Oranjestad cruise port. ++++++Les HOTELS RIU A ARUBA SONT VRAIMENT BIEN: LA NOURRITURE, LE SERVICE, LA PROPRETE, ANIMATION. LES BARS RESTOS CAFE PRES DU RIU PALACE AINSI QUE LE RIU ANTILLAS. LA PLAGE EST MAGNIFIQUE, CALME: DE GRADE: A± SUR TOUS LES POINTS. PRATIQUE POUR PERSONNES AGES ET ENFANTS.

  • Jamie S : Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Likely one of the best resorts in Aruba hands down! Beautiful hotel, very clean, amazing food and spectacular beach. We loved every bit of it.Only negative (picking small things), it would be nice if you could order drinks at the buffet/a la cartes other than beer or wine... i.e. fancy drinks.We loved the Spanish singer/show during the buffet. They would just come up to your table and play/sing. Awesome!Always felt safe and secure - priceless!!!

  • Kristin T : Woodbridge, Canada
Fell below expectations

For the premium price that we paid to come to Aruba, this trip definitely fell below expectations. Understandably it is difficult to provide true quality in an all inclusive property but when paying such a premium price, one does expect more. Rooms are outdated and tired. The food was mediocre at best with little variety. The entertainment consisted of karaoke. This is not what I expect from a 5 star resort. Better value, luxury and costumer service in Dominican Republic or ANY other Caribbean island I've visited. Nothing special here.

  • sunshine1923 : Toronto, Canada
Great time!

We travelled to the Riu Palace for Christmas and New Years 2016. This is our second time at this hotel and everything was wonderful. I definitely wouldn't call this hotel a 5 star, probably a 3.5 at best!! The beach was wonderful and that is what we were there for. White sand and beautiful blue water. Wasn't calm while we were there. My children loved body surfing the waves. The service was very good in the buffet restaurant. We had Enrico serve us everynight and he was incredible! Always remembered our drinks we liked and our glass was never empty! Christmas and New Year's Eve was fun. They had only the buffet open with two seatings at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. We chose the earlier one with our children. They had quite a nice spread and the food was delicious. Overall, we had a great time but I will probably explore another island next time.

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.