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Riu Palace Antillas


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2019 Exceptional Values
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

The adults-only (18+) Riu Palace Antillas is situated on the shores of Palm Beach in Aruba. The calm clear waters and white sand of Palm Beach make this an ideal location for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. A balance of elegance and excitement make the Riu Palace Antillas an ideal location for making the most of your Caribbean vacation.

A wide array of activities are provided throughout the day, from windsurfing to sailing to snorkeling, in addition to a complimentary scuba diving lesson in the pool. Those who want to stay fit on vacation have access to a fitness center and aquagym. After the sun sets, enjoy shows, Riu evening programs, and live music before dancing the night away at the disco or trying your luck at the casino.

The 24-hour all-inclusive experience means round-the-clock access to fabulous dining, including room service at all hours of the day and night. A range of restaurants are available, including a buffet with live cooking stations and themed buffet nights, as well as four specialty restaurants (reservations required). Krystal offers Fusion cuisines, Rimini features Italian specialties, and Malmok offers the finest cuts of meat. Dine at the new Mexican restaurant and enjoy an authentic taste of Mexico.

Delight in the beauty of Aruba, and find elegance and entertainment at the Riu Palace Antillas.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located on the shores of Palm Beach on the beautiful island of Aruba.
Address: 77 J.E. Iraussquin Blvd
Palm Beach


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HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Concierge
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 0
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This adults-only (18+) resort offers a beachfront location with a gym, spa, salon, swimming pool, and watersports. Exchange privileges with Riu Palace Aruba for dinner only at buffet restaurant.
Total Rooms: 482
Year Opened: 2015 Credit Cards:
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN FRONT
Junior suite includes one king bed, a fully-equipped bathroom with a bathtub, and a private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views. Room also features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, wireless internet, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JR SUITE SUPERIOR CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Suite includes one king bed, a separate living area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a bathtub, and a private balcony or terrace with partial ocean views. Suite also features a minibar, wireless internet, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE OCEAN FRONT
Suite includes one king bed, a separate living room area with a sofa, a fully-equipped bathroom with a bathtub, and a private balcony or terrace with incredible oceanfront views. Suite also features a minibar, wireless internet, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
SUITE OCEAN FRONT CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
Other Amenities -
JUNIOR SUITE SUPERIOR
Located in the Villa Section, this junior suite includes one king bed, a fully-equipped bathroom with a hydro-massage bathtub and shower, and a private balcony or terrace with stunning views. Room also includes a minibar, wireless internet, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN
Junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, a fully-equipped bathroom with a bathtub, and a private balcony or terrace with ocean views. Room also features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, wireless internet, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Specific bedding requests cannot always be guaranteed.
24-hour room service
DINING
Riu Palace Antillas features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Antillas:
Buffet - Buffets and live cooking stations. Themed buffets three times a week.
Mexican Restaurant - Mexican themed cuisine served a la carte. Reservations required.
Malmok - A la carte steakhouse. Reservations required.
Rimini - Italian a la carte restaurant. Reservations required.
Krystal - Fusion a la carte restaurant. Reservations required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily entertainment program, watersports, gym, one scuba diving lesson in the pool, golf nearby ($)
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening shows or live music; discotheque (open six nights a week)
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
187 Recommend
187 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Antillas to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 3551reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fun atmosphere-but wouldn’t consider it a luxurious hotel
michellemullerd, North Andover, Massachusetts
Wed Jan 16 05:56:19 EST 2019
We started our vacation at the Riu last week with 4 couples, one who was notified at check-in that they overbooked and did not have a room for them. We did not seem to be the only ones with this experience, so highly recommend calling ahead of time to confirm (this was through a JetBlue vacation). Two of the couples (myself included) were upgraded to the villa rooms. It is nice to have the private pool although it is very quiet and boring compared to the main pool. The rooms are okay- I didn’t love the way there is a tub in the middle of the room and the open shower concept made it difficult when we had the friends who didn’t have a room over to get ready. They really need to invest in some larger pillows- they are so small in a king sized bed. The buffet was very good for breakfast and for dinner I thought lunch was better some days than others. We never had a tough time finding a table for 8. The bar lines also never were too long- we all brought Insulated cups and would order two drinks and pour them inside at the bar. Note- they do not have straws at the resort so bring your own. There are some paper ones at the lobby bar but that is it. The entertainment staff do a great job with pool games, trivia etc.. I highly recommend bringing towel clips and going out to the beach or pool early am and reserving your chairs. There is a water sports hut at the beach- we found their prices for excursions cheaper than any other location. Do bring a lot of small bills for tipping. As far as the specialty restaurants- we only ate at the steak restaurant, I thought it was just okay- not really worth the wait. The gift shops are great, if you forget anything- they probably have it there- great selection of bathing suits- cover ups etc... If you are looking for the iguana’s venture out to the grassy area past the pool. Back to the food- I would say that they should invest in a pastry chef as the desserts were horrible and clearly pre-made.

Aruba trip
bobbyg372, Bloomington, Indiana
Wed Jan 16 03:46:43 EST 2019
Aruba is a beautiful island with some of the nicest Caribbean water I have ever seen. The resort is equivalent to land based cruise ship atmosphere in food quality and personal helpiness. All inclusive is a term for low quality.

Great honeymoon spot
pleez9,
Tue Jan 15 10:26:24 EST 2019
My wife and I had a 9 day honeymoon, 4 days in Disney/Universal, and 4 days at Aruba (1 day for traveling). All we can think about is how great Aruba was, and how great this resort was. We did request for a honeymoon upgrade when we purchased our rooms/when we got there, but they were booked 100% so we had to settle for a regular room. But next day, they told us they had a room available and bumped us up to the honeymoon suite. Very clean pool's, the buffet had great selection, always fresh food. Staff are always so welcoming.

Not worth the cost
Pioneer770750,
Tue Jan 15 06:46:57 EST 2019
This hotel is not worth the cost. We stayed there last week. We found out the hotel was overbooked so people that were supposed to stay at The Riu Antillas had to stay at the Mill Hotel. They were still allowed to use the pools and restaurants at the Riu so we were not able to get into the sit down restaurants that we wanted to. The hotel was too overcrowded. Bathrooms near the pool were not serviced regularly so they were out of toilet paper regularly. This hotel reminded me of a spring break hotel. Our sliding door in our room did not lock. When I tried to talk to the front desk about our complaints, they were rude. I spoke to Edgar who promised me one of two assistant managers (Justin or ? could not understand his English) would contact me when they came in which they never did. Bottom line is they don't care about the customer. The staff by the pool were great. Aruba was beautiful. We enjoyed the excursions we went on through De Palm Tours, but we will never stay at a Riu Resort again.

Vacation December 17 to 24
sylviet934,
Mon Jan 14 15:21:28 EST 2019
The hotel has it’s beautiful features, ocean is fun to go in as waves are very soft ! Have to admit that in December I was not expecting cold water but you go in anyway. The food was ok however for a 5 star resort I was expecting a bit more quality but we sticked to fish, veggies and fruits it was amazing. The room was alright we had a nice ocean view. The air conditioner was very bad got stuck at 19C and coming from a cold country not good. We never resolved so we had to cut it completely! For the shower,we had to time it right...either early or really late to get hot water. They don’t seem to have a strict policy on cigarettes not sure where you could smoke as we were non smokers but did not see any signs and at times it was annoying. I enjoyed my stay and would go back but maybe not at that hotel.



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