Riu Palace Aruba

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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of rum, king bed (subject to availablity at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availablity and upon request), $40 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), per adult, per person, per stay. This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds a Travelife Gold Award and Sustainability Certification. The resort also utilizes biodegradable cleaning products, strives for an active reduction in water, electricity, and chemical products, and educates employees and guests with informative, eco-friendly materials.

Located on the famed Palm Beach, this dazzling resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy pristine white sand and a stunning turquoise sea. Guests will be able to enjoy top-quality facilities and activities such as two swimming pools, one with an integrated Jacuzzi, a signature terrace-solarium, a five-star fitness center, spa, and casino.

Choose from excellent ŕ la carte meals featuring Italian, Japanese, Grill Steakhouse and Fusion. Throughout the day, the International buffet serves sumptuous choices to keep you going. Guests will be entertained with the daily activities program, as well as games of volleyball, water polo, and ping pong.

First-class amenities include 24-hour room service, a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser, and complimentary entrance to the casino. Watersports and golf are available nearby for a fee.

Wanting to get away and relax? Renova Spa offers many treatments to pamper the mind, body, and soul. The sauna and Jacuzzi are free of charge, as well as the full-service gym.

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A 15 minute drive from the airport and pier, and minutes from downtown Oranjestad, the Riu Palace is perfectly located amidst lush surroundings on one of the world`s most famous beaches. Guests are conveniently near all the island`s attractions.
Address: 79 J.E. IRAUSQIN BLVD.

Local Phone: 011-29-7586-3900
Fax: 297-586-1941
E-mail Address: /sapmnt/P01/transfer/MM/out
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Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Casino Onsite
Shopping Mall Nearby
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Two swimming pools each with an intergrated jacuzzi.
Tierra del Sol
Tierra Del Sol is a Par 71, 18 hole championship golf course with a total yardage of 6,811. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and is situated on the scenic northwest shore of Aruba.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $65 to $160
Club Rental Fees: $25-$45.00
Lessons Available
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Watersports are available nearby ($)
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Simple elegance,captivating charm, and picture perfect views make the Riu Palace Aruba a destination like no other. Stretched along the renowned white sands of Palm Beach, this lovely beach resort features the perfect blend of the intimate and grand. The Riu Palace Aruba features 24 hour room service, pool area beverage service, complimentary wireless internet access throughout the property, and turndown service. Beach: The Riu Palace Aruba is located on a long 1200-foot stretch of pristine Palm Beach, with more square footage of beach per guest than any other resort in Aruba. Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Total Rooms: 450
Year Opened: 0 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
French balcony or balcony with partial Ocean View. All Junior Suites have split- level sitting area and sofa, some available with a sofa bed, minibar & liquor dispenser regularly, radio alarm clock and room safe.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
All Junior Suites have split-level sitting area and sofa, some available with a sofa bed, minibar and liquor dispenser are regularly replenished, radio alarm clock and room safe. Bathrooms equipped with hydo-massage tub.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Ocean view with large split-level sitting area including, sofa, walk-in closet and larger balcony., minibar and liquor dispenser are regularly replenished, radio alarm clock and room safe. Bath room with separate shower.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Ocean view with split-level sitting area and sofa and balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi, minibar and liquor dispenser are regularly replenished, radio alarm clock and room safe. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage tub & separate shower
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Hair Dryer
Room Safe
Riu Palace Aruba features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Aruba:
Sayuri - Japanese a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner.
Krystal - A la carte restaurant serving Fusion cuisine. Open for dinner.
Don Nicolas - Buffet style restaurant with show cooking. Serves international and local cuisine.
Nautilus - Grill steakhouse. Open for dinner.
Milano - Italian a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Volleyball, Waterpolo, Ping Pong, Billards
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, Casino, Variety Shows, Riu Theme Shows
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What to expect
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427 Recommend
427 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Aruba to their friends and family

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apollowcp, Hutchinson, Kansas
Sat Apr 15 13:07:31 EDT 2017
If you're tired of the hustle and bustle when you take a vacation--then this is the place to go. From the moment you arrive in the airport-they seek you out and absolutely take full care of you. They usher you to the correct bus take you to the hotel, handle your luggage and you don't have to do anything but give your room #to them. Champagne and drinks are ready for consumption. Smiles are abundant friendly faces everywhere and people waiting to pamper you. With six restaurants and many bars with music and cool breezes you can't go wrong. we found the Atlantis Buffet food exceptionally cooked to perfection (rib-eye and kc strip steaks--crab meat already taken from the shells) displayed fruits and vegetables in abundance as well as Italian pasta made to your request and the Beef Wellington was absolutely delicious. if you get there early enough the banana pancakes are really to die for. Every where you turn they have very original mixed drinks including the swim up pool bar. lots of music and fun things to do in the afternoons and evenings. This is the first time we weren't ready to come home. Looking forward to next year!!!!

Great All Inclusive
nickayios, London, United Kingdom
Fri Apr 14 12:24:11 EDT 2017
The location and food at this hotel is excellent. Rooms are very well appointed but not 5 star. The staff were very very helpful and friendly. It is a very large hotel and depending where your room is it can be noisy. We had an amazing holiday and the sea view was exceptional.

Second visit
JAK_2780, Toronto, Canada
Fri Apr 14 11:57:00 EDT 2017
Just returned from our second visit at the Riu Palace in Aruba. The hotel has gone through a renovation since we were there last. The lobby, buffet restaurant, fitness centre and restaurant near the beach were all updated. Everything looks much more modern. The lobby's decor is a little odd (pink paint with zebra print in various spots) but everything else looked great. Food at the Riu Palace is good for an all inclusive. They buffet always had something for everyone, i would suggest eating lunch at the main buffet as opposed to the Nautilus restaurant near the pool/beach as there is more variety. We ate at the Krystal, Japanese and Steakhouse a la carte restaurants. The steakhouse wasn't just ok, the other two were good with the Japanese being my favorite. We spent most days at the beach as opposed to the pool. You can get up early to get a palapa, (I did this for three mornings). On nights when I stayed up later we were able to get chairs on the beach the next day, just positioned them under a palm tree for some shade. Aruba is windy so the heat from the sun can be deceiving. Make sure to wear your sunblock! I would also recommend bringing towel clips for your beach chairs so that your towel doesn't blow away. They can be purchased at one of the shops at the Riu Antillas next door, or one of the beach stores along the boardwalk to joins the hotels along the beach. We had a partial oceanview room on the tenth floor that faced the Antillas. It was a gorgeous view! Again it is windy in Aruba so be careful what you leave on the balcony. I lost a bathing suit because it blew away! Our room was very clean and the fridge was replenished every day with bottled water and canned beverages (beer and pop.) The location of the Riu is perfect! it is only 20 minutes from the airport, and a short 10 minute walk to local shops, bars and restaurants which is nice if you want a change of scenery. It is very safe in Aruba so you can go off the resort and explore and not have to worry. I would definitely recommend this staying at this hotel. For an inclusive it is quite good. Aruba is expensive, however if you consider the benefits (close to the airport, good food and water, safety) it is worth the extra investment. You are guaranteed to have a wonderful holiday!

Nice treat to celebrate my 40th Birthday.........
KatandChrisDanahar, Essex
Fri Apr 14 04:17:49 EDT 2017
My husband booked a week as a surprise for my 40th Birthday. We absolutely love the Caribbean so he thought it would be a lovely treat to try anther island. The island itself is nice but definitely not the prettiest. Sadly its quite build up so the skyline is in my opinion ruined. Some of the hotels are a real eyesore, including the Riu Palace. Its just too big and loud! If you are looking for a secluded, tranquil get away, this isn't it. My husband booked a sea view room, we were in the main building and it was so loud in the eveings and throughout the night. The view was spectacular, its just a shame that some of the guests think its ok to slam doors and talk in their loudest voices at 4am! The food was nice, breakfast was my absolute favourite. Some os the staff were very friendly and helpful, whilst others looked bored and really couldn't be bothered to serve drinks etc let aone smile! Other islands are more friendly and welcoming. We had optics in our room but the drinks were not any that we would useually drink so we asked reception to change one to dark rum. They said no, as its not their policy. This was very disappointing as other Riu hotels we have stayed in were more than happy to accommodate. Reception staff were not helpful or friendly. We got chatting to another English couple who said that they had changed their optics for them, very disappointing. The sea and beach by far was the best and main attraction, absolutely stunning. I am glad we tried Aruba but we wouldn't go back.

Not comparable to other Riu experiences...
NicoleLD2182017, Great Meadows, New Jersey
Fri Apr 14 02:08:28 EDT 2017
I have routinely stayed at Riu Resorts and wanted my honeymoon in Aruba to be no different. I was promised various Honeymoon inclusions for my stay; none of which were provided. The service was mediocre and the change to open seating at the restaurants made it nearly impossible to eat at one of the specialty restaurants if you didn't arrive at exactly 6pm. The food, however, was top notch and the hotel itself was clean. If you didn't have another Riu experience to compare it to, you probably wouldn't notice the difference. I, however, was let down with this resort. I had expectations from other resort stays that were not consistent with my Aruban experience.

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