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


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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 5806 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The staff at the hotel from the front desk personnel to housekeeping were lovely and the rooms were clean but in need of some TLC. There are not enough chairs around the pool. WiFi was terrible. Buffets were average to good. The restaurants were just fair. Wine selection was awful and the 'Tanqueray' Gin was tasteless. The tropical drinks like pina colada's were tasty.

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    You book an oceanview room and you get there and your view is a parking lot. I have people that booked for there daughters 21st birthday and this is what she got. also someone booked paid in full and when they arrived they charged them again. when he got his refund back from being overcharged he got back less money.

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    My stay in Barcelo

    I stayed in the beginning of the month. For starters, at first they could not find my reservation, I panicked at first but luckily Jenny searched with her reservation department and found it. She apologized and called the next day to make sure everything was fine. So happy she cared for me. I hope she reads this message and thank you once again for checking up on me! Later then we went to make dinner reservations and the girl Farah told us everything was full, she kept telling us to pass by untill 4pm and not even trying to help out as if she was being bothered by us. Luckily when we came back at 4pm there was the gentleman I think his name is Jeffrey who made us reservation and booked the rest of the days for us. He also gave us some opinions in restaurants outside and was very lovely. Our rooms were very comfy and clean. We had a room on the 4th floor and had a nice view. We had a bottle of wine and chocolates. The food was fine, the best one is italian for sure, and the drinks can get you tipsy right away. LOL! In breakfast area Rodell was super nice and checking if we needed anything. And obviously my boy Trevor who always got us our beach chairs and always was there to help. Beside the little rocky start everything was wonderful. Sure will be back with the family next year.

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Barcelo Aruba was phenomenal!!

    We stayed at the Barcelo Aruba hotel with family and friends during Christmas break and I have to say it exceeded our expectations. The food was great the breakfast buffet had everything you eat for breakfast and more! The lunch in the palm was different everyday even the kids enjoyed the pasta station along with the kids station with chicken fingers and pizza. The grill also had nice salads. Dinner was amazing at all the restaurants, We loved the Asian dinner along with the hibachi show, the Italian had a new menu but who doesn’t like Italian food??, the Mexican had a nice atmosphere with very nice servers! The seafood restaurant was my husbands favorite!! Entertainment was late but by the time we finished enjoying the beautiful beach all day there was no rush so we would make it to dinner than the entertainment shows! There was even fun games by the beach and pool all day! I have to thank Jessica, Lorena, Njurey and Demmis for making our stay joyous! Anything we needed they went above and beyond for my family. We will be booking for 2020 very soon!!

    Jan 16, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Aruba Jan 2020

    Fantastic Resort and Fun for all! Food was Great and Plentiful, Staff was very friendly and Rooms were clean and very comfortable. Very easy to get from Airport to the Resort...from the time we walked into the front door, the Staff seem to make all our troubles go away! I really liked the Barcelo! Only one small complaint which is kids were seen sitting at the pool bar...this should be discouraged by the Staff. Overall, I was very satisfied!

    Jan 16, 2020

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 operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, 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 120319