Hotel Overview

Apple Vacations Exceptional Values - valid now through 2020!

Receive an additional $200 in resort discounts per stay, in-room bottle of rum, tequila, or wine for Premium Level or Royal Level accommodations, personalized welcome letter on behalf of the GM, an exclusive cocktail party with the GM once per week, a rum or tequila tasting night once per week, and a room closest to the beach. Based on availability. 

Located in Palm Beach, the most cosmopolitan and vibrant area of Aruba, this high-end, all-inclusive resort for families and couples offers a new level of luxury. The resort holds a privileged location on the fine white sands of a Caribbean beach overlooking turquoise waters, with warm, dry weather throughout the year.

Enjoy the tropical atmosphere of the large, free-form swimming pool with waterfalls, two whirlpools, and a swim-up bar to keep you relaxed and cool throughout the day.

With elegantly appointed accommodations and a la carte dining options, you'll feel a sense of sophisticated luxury that goes far beyond your expectations. This magnificent resort is close to many tourist attractions and just steps away from the best entertainment, lounges, discos, and shopping areas the island has to offer.

The program of sports and leisure activities includes tennis on two floodlit courts, beach volleyball, water polo, aqua aerobics, diving demonstration lessons, snorkeling (equipment available), and more. The youngsters (ages 4-12) will enjoy the Kids' Club, with its program of supervised activities. In the evening, don't miss the shows and nightly entertainment.


Aruba - Beach
Aruba, Aruba Reina Beatrix (AUA) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1979
Last Renovation: 2014
Floors: 9
Total rooms: 380


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory STUDENT GROUP POLICY • 100 DOUBLE rooms IN HOUSE maximum for student groups at any given time • 25 years old and under are considered “students” for any given time • Minimum age required for check-in is 18. • A refundable deposit of $200/per person (cash or credit card) is required. Group Student bookings • Must be requested through our groups department,these groups will require a chaperon as well as the refundable deposit and all above requirements.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 5540 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful Staff

    We have enjoyed staying at the Barcelo for many years. The service is wonderful and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We would like to single out Joyce (in the Italian restaurant) as being an outstanding server, anticipating our needs and wants, and being so friendly and outgoing. In addition, Melvin in the Royal Club restaurant was always available and willing to go the extra mile to help with whatever we needed. Sandra Steba deserves special recognition as a person who goes out of her way to provide outstanding customer service!

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Annual / Timeshare week , Celebrating our wedding anniversary & my birthday

    We love Aruba and we love The Barcelo Aruba where we have been coming every year for our anniversary and my birthday for the last ten years ! Everyone is always so kind and warm...from our dear friend Roland the Bellman to "Mr. Panda" who works for Kini Kini transfers & Tours . You relax and can't wait to see your other friends such as Belinda, Marolyn and Ivette at The First Club too who just cannot do enough for you. This year my husband and I had some friends over for dinner to our condo in our timeshare apartment. Belinda went out of her way to find me a table cloth and some extra wine glasses and even some fresh flowers for my table. When I thought things could not get any better Belinda sent up a carrot cake for our dessert! She is one in a million for sure. Then there is the wait staff who work in all the wonderful and varied restaurants at the hotel. The morning of my birthday one of the waitress over heard me speaking with my husband about my birthday. Soon after a dozen of the staff came over with a tray of assorted pastries with a candle in the center and sang Happy birthay to me! I was so touched. I know that Rodell (one of our waiters) and Amaryllis ( our waitress) had a big something to do with that surprise. This year being also our tenth anniversary my husband wanted to buy me some jewelry. Barcelo Aruba has some very fine jewelery stores right in the lobby area. You don't even have to leave the hotel. Our favorite is Silverado owned by Jerry and his lovey wife Vanetta. They have gorgeous pieces of jewelery and if you don't see what you like Jerry can make it up for you if you can describe what you want. He is a master at his craft and has very fair prices. Inside the lobby area there is also a small Little Switzerland jewelery store . There selection is not as large as the one in town in Oranjestad however they do have a nice selection of both men and ladies watches. Ask for Alicia Lacle to help you , she is one of the best sales consultants! The entertainment is also really very good too. Hopefully you will have enough energy to stay up and enjoy it. From the lobby bar to the ballroom shows you will not be disappointed . I am sure that soon you will be calling Aruba your little piece of paradise away from home just as we do! Rita & Frank , Basking Ridge, NJ

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Occidental Grand Barcelo

    Great service at the Barcelo Aruba by Ivette from First Club! She set up reservations for me for dinner at Kyoto my first night and Lolito for the second night. The dinner at Kyoto was fantastic! The chef put on a great show and the beef filet was amazing! Lolito had great service and the waiter was attentive and bent over backwards to make sure I had a lovely evening. The Halloween party was fabulous with a fantastic band to rock the night away! I had such a great time! I look forward to my next visit.

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Chaves-Kuhn Wedding

    Thank you to the wonderful staff at Barceló! This was our second trip to Barceló and it did not disappoint! We chose Barceló for ourDaughter’s Wedding. Sondra from the Royal Club made our Daughter’s Wedding so perfect, and went the extra mile to accommodate our 74 guests, and make each one feel special. The experience was top notch. NJ, the wedding planner, made the wedding day go smoothly, which was not easy to coordinate all 74 guests. Santiago at the Royal Bar was our favorite bartender and gave us exceptional service for our 10 day stay. All in all, one of the best experiences we have ever had! Thank you, Barceló.

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Montreal Sunlovers

    Visited in July for first time. Weather always wonderful. We are first club members, Aruba home base. One bedroom suite seemed dated. Suite - very humid, felt it in the sheets. We had to change to another. Not much better. Very nice with Casino and large open entertainment area and dance floor in lobby. Also have a large theatre with shows. Now also have spa facilities. Am not impressed with environmentally friendly straws. Paper, plastic, flimsy. Need to improve. Restaurants in general good. Mexican – no salsa sauce? And got sick. Usually I love Mexican cuisine. The pool area, small flimsy plastic glasses that would fly away with your drink. Remember the tradewinds in Aruba can be strong. Seems the resort has gone down since Barcelo takeover, to my disappointment. But Aruba is always wonderful. Enjoyed jeep through the northern secluded beaches. Great massage across the street from the hotel after a hot day at play.

    Nov 08, 2019
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