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Riu Palace Aruba

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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
  • JoJo181985 : Bristol, United Kingdom
Beautiful hotel

We stayed here in the first two weeks of October, a group of 7.We had our 3 rooms all next to each other with a lovely garden view which was fab as we were away from the noise of the pool and evening entertainment.We all thoroughly enjoyed our time here, the hotel is stunning, well maintained and clean.The staff were fantastic, so friendly and great with our niece. We stayed in the family part of the hotel as we had our 4 year old niece with us but you are able to use the facilities in the adult only hotel. My only complaint would be the food, very repetitive, I think the meat especially is left out for too long under the heat lamps so ends up being very dry. There just needs to a little more variety, after 2 weeks we all got sick of the sight of the same thing and it became very boring.Other than that I would happily go back but I would want to stay in the adult only hotel if it was just the two of us as the food seemed a lot better there.

  • Damian J : Manchester, United Kingdom
Dream holiday

My partner and myself went on the second of oct for 2weeks. All I can say is I have visited a few carribean island but I have to say Aruba is by far my favourite destination to date. Also the accommodation the RIU palace is an amazing hotel and makes you feel amazing to stay there I could not fault the hotel and the sister hotel you are allowed to use there facilities. Jess the Thomson rep she is Welsh and an amazing young lady and so so honest and knowledgebase of Aruba is second to none.all I will say when you go you will not be disappointed you did. I will definitely go back in a year or so it's only reason not sooner is I have 2 week cruise and 2 weeks in Costa Rica next year. Bit I will be booking to go again in 2019.

  • Laura B : Toronto, Canada
Nice hotel. Good food.

Hotel was beautiful. Grounds were well maintained. Pools were a good temperature. Food was great. My only complaint was the front desk and the room mix up which ruined my holiday. We were supposed to have adjoining rooms because we traveled with 2 toddlers and we needed the space. We also paid extra for this. We got 2 rooms on 2 separate floors. Useless. One room wasn’t used for the entire week. Very disappointing. Other than that, good holiday

  • chinablue40 : Lisburn
Just ok

Had an ok holiday here but not brilliant it was the first time coming to a Riu hotel. We have gone with the Sensatori before and found this to be a better hotel.Check in was a bit mad not ordered at all. Sent to the wrong room not good.Room was ok but dated on the 10th floor good view of the sea, could have been cleaned a bit better mirrors were dirty for three days. Two beds pushed together.Not much in the way of bathroom stuff i.e. face cloths, cotton bubs, shampoo just little things you need and don't bring because you think the hotel will supply. Had to ask for the mini bar to be filled a few times.Beach was good and so was pool area sunbeds were the worst we had seen very uncomfortable.Drinks it was a very sober holiday everywhere you had to keep asking for your wine to be topped up and then it took some time to come that was a hassle. Don't go to the Japanese just dreadful service and was ill afterwards. We tired all the restaurants working out that basically the buffet was the best.To be honest we won't be staying at another riu hotel it just wasn't worth the money you can get better hotels with better service than this.

  • Grifkins : Abergavenny, United Kingdom
Amazing, Dream holiday

We had the most fantastic holiday.Beaches were beautiful.Pools were perfect with swim up bar and entertainment with quiet area if neededFood had something for everyone We felt safe outside of resort.Did a few excursions, jeep Safari and sunset cruise both were great value for money and great fun. Can't wait to return!

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
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  • 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.