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.

Location

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 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 5431 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Location - what can I say

    OK - first and foremost - it is a beautiful facility and the staff are excellent. The location is perfect and the sunsets are remarkable. Staff were constantly cleaning and scrubbing - well maintained. As far as the all inclusive - not all that impressed. The pool bar was well attended, and the bartenders worked to keep everyone served - BUT - the drinks are less than great. They use "local" brands of rum, gin, whiskey. That being said - when you see the bartender pouring from bottle to bottle - it makes you wonder exactly what is in there. The two buffet locations - have a wide variety of food. Recommendation - get there within an hour of the opening of each meal time - otherwise the items are picked over and not always refilled. Night meals are by reservation only - Arubean Seafood - I got sick - not impressed Mexican - middle of the road - nothing special Japanese Hibatchi - excellent - Myrna is the hostess - outstanding ! Italian - Above average - nice setup Japanese - sushi side - excellent - again Myrna and her staff were great ! Overall - I did not feel like the drinks (watered down - local brands) or the buffet food was worthy of the price we paid for an all inclusive. We have done all inclusive on cruise ships in the past and NEVER had an issue with the buffet or the drinks onboard.

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Barcelo Aruba

    I really enjoyed my stay at the resort they rooms were clean and the resort itself was beautiful. The only compliant I have they should have more adult activities during the evening. For example have some nights where the couples and singles individuals can dance and meet one another.

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just Average

    I'll start with the positives. The resort is beautiful, the rooms spotless and the location is perfect. The restaurants have great food if you are lucky enough to get the reservation you desire. I recommend making reservations ahead of time. The waitresses in the lobby bar and very friendly and excellent at their jobs. In the buffet, Danilo was by far the best employee we encountered in the entire resort. Negatives, The food in the buffet was very limited and in my opinion not very good. The food was poorly prepared and most of the time under cooked. With the exception of Danilo, the employees were not very friendly and you often had to repeatedly ask for things or get them yourself. The attitudes and service at the pool bar was very poor.

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Aruba Vacation

    Staff was great..not sure if the all inclusive was worth the price since there were many places to eat and drink close to the Barcelo resort property.. The food at the resort was excellent and everyone was extremely courteous and helpful.. Aruba is truly one happy Island..will definitely go back some day

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Birthday dinner on the beach

    This trip was to celebrate my 40th birthday. I primarily chose this resort because the hotel was owned by the same group that owns the royal hideaway in mexico. This resort's staff did not disappoint. They are truly fantastic! The concierge on the ninth floor especially Elizabeth(sorry I cannot remember her exact spelling) assisted my husband with all the details of my bday dinner on the beach. Another stand out on the resort was Renato. He was one of our servers on the beach. My special requests (because I'm a very picky eater) hadn't made it to the kitchen staff yet. He stepped in and got everything squared away with the kitchen. Our food arrived perfect and delicious. He brought out a birthday cake and they all sang to me. We saw he several times during the rest of our stay and each time he came over to greet us. The staff as a whole were the best. I would stay there again hands down. The resorts location is within walking distance to shopping and restaurants. The beach is great and well maintained. The housekeeping staff was wonderful as well. Love the towel decorations on the bed! Food at the buffets was of good selection for even picky eaters. And lastly the gorgeous sunsets on the beach!

    Oct 20, 2019
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