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
  • Clareg7 :
Brilliant hotel!

Myself and my new husband came to this hotel on our honeymoon and it didn’t disappoint. We paid for a garden view room and got a room with a pool view and most amazing ocean view, never got bored of looking out at it. Yeh the room was a bit tired looking but we didn’t care, we were so happy to be on this happy island with happy staff and people. The pool was the best I’ve ever seen, never had a problem getting sun beds at any time and it was constantly cleaned, in fact the whole hotel was kept clean by all the hard working staff. The service by the pool was fantastic by the waiters, they continually bought us drinks even when we didn’t ask, I was fine with that! The food was the best I’ve ever had at an all inclusive, you were spoilt for choice and different most days. Entertainment I thought was excellent, yeh it’s repeated the next week but there’s plenty of other places to go outside the hotel, we had a great night at Hard Rock Cafe which had a live band so I would recommend to venture out a couple of nights and see the night life, it’s a lot of fun! The sea is gorgeous and the sand is so white and it’s all very clean. I cannot wait to go back to this hotel on one of our wedding anniversaries, there is no way I can miss visiting Aruba again. Book it!

  • teamzsteve : New York
First time RIU

Back to Aruba after 15 years. We have been to 50 plus all incllusives. always have seen RIU thought we would give it a try. Very nice rooms clean updated. The buffet was the best I’ve ever been to. Other restaurants where just ok. Johanna cocktail waitress inside is first class she may run this place someday.Victor outside bar great bartender. The Liquor selection is the worst I’ve ever seen. Tequila Jose Quervo . Rum Bacardi. Burbon Jim beam. And that was as good as you could get. Beer Balashi a local beer but very tasty. Nice pool and grounds . Spa over priced massage 180usd. Other stays usually pay 120 tops

  • RUBMW : Hopewell, New Jersey
Yeah, ok.

The hotel is lacking many amenities of other all-inclusives we've been too. Not much to do on this property other than swim in the pool, enjoy the sea, and eat food. The room was decent but not spectacular and a bit dated. The TV had good channels but several came in fuzzy. The workers are nice and friendly and service really good. The food is varied and actually pretty good. The drinks at the pool bar weak and require ordering a double, whereas as at the piano bar they can make excellent drinks. Entertainment starts way too late and is average at best. Location of hotel is good for walking either by the water or on the city side, which is also close to shopping. Beach attendants work very hard in securing one a palapa spot, which for some reason many looked reserved over night but not taken during the day. Common people, don't be so selfish and rude. Overall, descent property but not nearly deserving of anything more than 3 stars compared to some other places.

  • Eszter N :
Great Hotel Riu Palace

We can highly recommend! Clean room, amazing foods, great activities in the hotel like zumba or aerobics, beach party, acrobatic dance show...nice staff! Good mojito👌🏻👌🏻The hotel offers discount for many sport activities and spa treatments!

  • Dima P :
7 Days vacation in Aruba Riu Palace

Never been to Aruba before. That hotel was one of not so many all-Inclusive hotels in Aruba. Was highly recommended on other websites. I expected much more for the money we paid. First, the food was ok, no complains there. The service in the restaurants was very good, very nice people to deal with. The hotel entertaining was very poor. Not that many activities. The room cleaning was good, room bar was refreshed daily. The main problem we had with the show, that was ending every day at 11pm. We’re not usually attending these shows, we just want to come to the room and relax which is very hard with the show ending that late. It’s very loud, have to keep the room TV on to somehow quiet the loud noise from the show. Would be better if the show would end earlier, like 10pm.

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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
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • 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.

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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.

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