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 5569 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Barcelo Aruba

    Staff and accommodations was amazing! What a wonderful clean resort. All so helpful and friendly to assist you Belinda Marolyn and Ivette were so helpful in the 1st club Maria D on house keeping kept our room very clean

    Nov 15, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Aruba Vacation 2019

    Absolutely beautiful stay at the Barcelo Resort. The hotel was clean, staff was INCREDIBLY friendly, and the food was good with lots of dining options. I would highly, highly recommend upgrading the the Royal level, better options for alcohol, access to different bars, and the Royal lounge makes it well worth the extra cash. My family and I were absolutely in love with Rafael, our daily bartender at the Royal beach bar. He was INCREDIBLY friendly and kept a smile on our faces all day long while providing fantastic service. Rafael is the kind of person that MAKES your vacation. Nataly, one of the young women who worked in the Royal lounge was also incredible to us. She helped us plan our entire trip, booked all of our reservations (in and out of the hotel), including dinners and excursions. She was patient, kind, and so so helpful. Last but not least, the rooms were perfect and kept beyond immaculate. Our housekeeper, Francia, was perfection. She was over the top accommodating, checking on my family and me as often as she possibly could, recognized us instantly in the halls, and took beautiful care of our rooms throughout the duration of our stay. Overall it is a wonderful resort with all of the bells and whistles but in the end it is the staff that truly makes the experience worth every penny.

    Nov 15, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Buffet restaurant

    This is a beautiful hotel to look at and comfortable but let down badly by the buffet restaurant the food is 2 to 3 star will not return there again will try Riu as we have heard that it has fabulous food.

    Nov 15, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoyable but somewhat disappointing.

    We loved the location, Beach and pool and quaintness. Most employees were were very welcoming. The grounds were very clean as was the room and facility. The food was lacking unfortunately. Very limited selections in the specialty restaurants. Quite frankly the buffet stood out at breakfast and dinner from all other restaurants. ... A lamp didn’t work in the room. They changed the bulb but you had to pull the plug to turn the light off. Shelves broke in the lost which they fixed. The toilet leaked at the Johnny ring but they never fixed it. The shower door was broke.... never fixed ant the sink handle had to be fixed because it was missing a screw. I didn’t even bother telling them about the leaky shower head.

    Nov 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Barcello aruba

    I visited Carroll restaurant the food was very good but even better then that was the waitress Marlene was one of the the bets waitresses we ever had.very friendly and attentive .thank you for the experience.we will definitely be back .

    Nov 13, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319