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
  • Alucard827 : New York City, New York

Great Hotel chain as part of a timeshare experience. Definitely changed my mind and will definitely consider this location when I return to Aruba. It's in a great location. They keep the beach clean and the rooms with views are awesome.

  • Jennifer M : Slough, United Kingdom
Fabulous Holiday

What a fantastic place I think one of the best hotels I have stayed in food was fantastic rooms perfect and bed really comfortable. The staff are really good and so friendly the location is spot on if you want the perfect holiday go here we can't wait to go back

  • jagmannnn : Coventry
Brilliant - hotel & beach

Loved the hotel & the beach -had a great time - the food is amazing (ate to much every sitting ) ... the staff are amazing .........now the moans . Hotel needs a decorating from top to bottom / there are signs of wear & tear that a 5 star hotel should not have .... there is the usual fight for sun beds by the pool & the beach .... but this is the best hotel I have stayed in ( I am a fan of RIU chain & have stayed in 5 of these hotels now )

  • bonnie b : Baltimore, Maryland
Awesome August 2017 Vacation

We stayed at the Riu Palace for our anniversary. The staff were very friendly. This resort is awesome. It needs some updating but it is very clean and the staff is always cleaning and catering to the guest. The restaurants and the bar service was excellent. They provided entertainment every night on the main stage. The hotel also had an adult only side which was really nice! It had a separate restaurant, pool, and bar area. I'm looking forward to going back next year!

  • sunshynNYC : New York
Fun Girls Vacation, But Too Many Kids

Stayed at the Riu for 5 nights. Its a beautiful hotel that needs some updating but it is very clean, open and airy. We arrived on the last flight from Miami so there was no check in and all the restaurants were closed. Our only food option was room service which was quick but turned out to be a small sandwich with 1 piece of cheese and 1 piece of meat. Order room service only if you're starving. All other food chances are outstanding especially the buffet breakfast. It is the best breakfast brunch I've ever dined at. The variety of food, drink and desserts are astounding. Champagne is served with breakfast every morning. The service is excellent and all wait staff, busboys, chefs, cooks and others always offer a smile and kind word. They are very friendly and are always willing to help where needed or called upon. The only issue is the kids running around with no supervision doing disgusting things at the food stations. Your best bet is not to sit too close to the food service areas.All other restaurants were very good and we tried them all. We enjoyed the steak house the most. The service is outstanding in all the restaurants and bars so please make sure you try them all. The pool bar is a great place to hang out and enjoy the beautiful pool and sunshine. It usually crowded so get there early to claim your sun chair. They say you can't hold sun chairs but everyone does it so get up early to reserve a few. The waiters are come around to take drink orders but you can also go to the bar to get your own drinks. Service at the bar is busy but you will eventually get your drinks. The entertainment crew are great fun and get people in involved it daily activities. They don't pressure you but try to make the day fun. If you want peace and quiet hanging on the beach is probably your best bet. The beach is clean and spacious but you will also need to get there early to get your sun chair.The rooms are spacious and clean. Housekeepers came twice daily and restocked the fridge and always left extra clean towels. My only issue was the sheets not being changed the entire time we were there. I noticed because I spilled soda by accident on the sheets and the same spot was there over the course of 5 nights. I also noticed that sheets were a little sandy. The bed appeared to fresh and clean but the sheets were never changed. This is unacceptable for this kind of property. No other issues with room other than the sheets and the broken bed.Overall we had a really fun time. We always felt safe and loved the size and cleanliness of the property. We are debating about returning but I think we prefer an adults only hotel. P.S. The pool closes too early.

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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