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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
  • Tan818 : Los Angeles, California
Beautiful resort, great stay!

The entrance of the lobby was amazing. We were greeted with refreshing drinks. The staff was very professional. The overall grounds were immaculate. The restaurants tasty. The room was amazing, the bed was so comforting that it literally hugged you to sleep. The views were to die for. I loved the proximity to shopping and to tour the island. The beach was like a dream the water was so clear, you would think you were in a pool. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Vick D :
Great vacation!! Jr suite, main building, ocean/pool view

Sitting in the lobby waiting for my bus to the airport, thought I'd leave a review while it's very fresh!First off, Aruba really is beautiful! Wonderful people as well!Hotel Staff: incredible service provided by all staff. Our first night here we had a problem with our rooms and these had to move rooms. The management (a gentleman named Santana) upgraded our rooms without hesitation and all the staff at the front desk were especially helpful all week. Our rooms, room service and house keeping were fantastic all week!Food: Best resort food I've ever had! The buffet is exceptional, better than all the restaurants! Not a single complaint could be made. Service is perfect as well, especially Enrique. Pools are great! Ocean and beach is very clean and lovely!All and all definitely a great family and couple spot. But one thing to note, everything in Aruba is expensive!

  • Jennifer D :
Excellent time!

We came down for our 10th Wedding Anniversary and we were not disappointed. The staff couldn't have been nicer, and the accommodations were great. Great view from our room. Other than the bed being slightly uncomfortable and the tub floor was like you were walking on Jello, the hotel was great.The food was acceptable for all-inclusive buffet (lunch at Malmok was highlight of buffet) but if you wanted something different, we recommend walking down a few blocks and having dinner out - Had a very nice anniversary dessert compliments of the hotel, and really just enjoyed the time. The wait staff and hotel staff couldn't do enough for you, and having the De Palm desk there in the lobby really helped with planning and booking excursions.All and all a GREAT trip. For adults (18+) only hotel, it was very nice. Would definitely book this resort again.

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This hotel is so bad, I don't even know where to begin. I could write a novel on how bad my experience here was. I wish this website would let me rate it less than one star. Looks nice on the outside, but walking through the 100 pound revolving door is like walking through the gates of hell. The lobby has the tackiest design and color scheme ever. Looks like a 13 year old's room. Pink tufted couches, mixed with zebra print tiles, along with orange stained glass windows and flowers - looks like a tacky Las Vegas wedding chapel. Completely dirty hotel, bugs everywhere! No air conditioning in any parts of the building except the rooms. The rooms are disgusting, tile floors are filthy. The toilets get clogged every second. We had to call maintenance approximately 7 times over the course of a 6 day trip. The most surprising thing was how incredibly rude the staff was, especially Madelyn, who I got into not one, but two fights. They totally don't care about the customers whatsoever. On our first day, we got to the front desk and the guy was incredibly rude, and after asking to speak to a manager about a room upgrade, which we of course made clear that we would pay for, he claimed he was the manager, which he's not, and we were not able to upgrade to the room we were expecting in the first place. Another problem with the staff is that are completely inconsiderate and talk to the customers like garbage. The front desk supervisor, Madelyn, was actually screaming at me over a room key. I had to go down to the desk everyday for a new room key because they never work. After telling the supervisor that I was tired of coming down, she told me "Good, be tired!" The lady that works at the towel hut was completely rude. A family member lost a piece of clothing and the lady told her to look through the dirty laundry herself. The beds are hard as rocks and the pillows are like tissue paper. A king bed, which isn't even a king, it's 2 full beds pushed together, had 1 pillow on it. When asking for more pillows, the room service lady came up and threw them at us. Another completely horrible thing about this hotel is the DISGUSTING food! "All-inclusive" includes buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with alcohol and the food is near inedible. Room service menu has 4 items on it. Alcohol is watered down and bottom of the barrel cheap. Chicken tastes like rubber, and family members got food poising and were in the bathroom after every meal. Then again, the bathrooms never work. Overall, ABSOLUTE WORST HOTEL EVER!!! Highly recommend not staying here, unless you like hotels that smell like urine and dirty diapers.

  • Larry M : Pattaya, Thailand

All-inclusive hotel with great accommodations and delucious food offered in five different restaurants...beautiful pools and grounds, scenic beach, party facilities, etc. Reasonable cost for quality...staff and management adequate.

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.