Hotel Overview

The adults-only (18+) Riu Palace Antillas is situated on the shores of Palm Beach in Aruba. The calm clear waters and white sand of Palm Beach make this an ideal location for swimming, snorkeling, and sunbathing. A balance of elegance and excitement make the Riu Palace Antillas an ideal location for making the most of your Caribbean vacation.

A wide array of activities are provided throughout the day, from windsurfing to sailing to snorkeling, in addition to a complimentary scuba diving lesson in the pool. Those who want to stay fit on vacation have access to a fitness center and aquagym. After the sun sets, enjoy shows, Riu evening programs, and live music before dancing the night away at the disco or trying your luck at the casino. 

The 24-hour all-inclusive experience means round-the-clock access to fabulous dining, including room service at all hours of the day and night. A range of restaurants are available, including a buffet with live cooking stations and themed buffet nights, as well as four specialty restaurants (reservations required). Krystal offers Fusion cuisines, Rimini features Italian specialties, and Malmok offers the finest cuts of meat. Dine at the new Mexican restaurant and enjoy an authentic taste of Mexico. 

Delight in the beauty of Aruba, and find elegance and entertainment at the Riu Palace Antillas.


Beach - Palm Beach
International Airport : 7 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1977
Last Renovation: 2021
Total rooms: 482


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.
Advisory for the safety of our mutual clients' children, access to all our swim-up bar areas has been limited to Adults Only (+18 years). No other facilities or services have been restricted or affected. Clients in general shall continue enjoying our pools, beach or hotel premises as usual.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

Hotel Spring Break Policies - Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

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.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 5602 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our best vacation ever

    The hotel was beautiful. The staff were courteous and helpful always. The food was amazing. Our room was lovely. Very spacious with a view of the ocean as we had requested. The location and grounds were very well maintained. The weather was glorious

    Apr 21, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Aruba birthday

    Patrick at the Steak House was rude and unhelpful. I asked him for help and he IGNORED ME! Told me to go talk to the Manager. Manager was awesome but PATRICK WAS NOT WELCOMING and needs training on how to treat the customer

    Apr 21, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic first time trip to Aruba and the Riu Palace Antillas

    Just back from the Riu Palace Antillas and what a wonderful time we had. We arrived about an hour before check in but they were quick on the ball and got us our wristbands so that we could have lunch. This gave us an opportunity to check out the hotel and grounds. When we got to our room we found it to be very clean and spacious. The refrigerator was full with drinks for us to enjoy. Here were the negatives: For some reason we didn't get that piping hot shower that we both love for a couple of days. We mentioned it to the front desk and they sent someone up to look at it and from then on all was great. Our keys kept de-charging making it difficult to get into the room. Both of these could have been pilot error. Pros: Clean rooms Extremely courteous service Friendly bartenders Warm ocean water Awesome pools Super restaurants Cons: You have to get up early (6am) to get a chair Limited snacks (chips / cookies) for sale in the area (no connivence store nearby) No street level access (you have to walk up the ramp driveway) We didn't eat at the Steakhouse as the line was too long and there were only two seatings but, the Italian place and the Aruban place were FANTASTIC! The buffet is good as well and from what I'm told (I don't eat shellfish) the Lobster Risotto at the French place is to die for. You will not be disappointed by booking the Riu Palace Antillas. The place is an absolute gem!

    Apr 20, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating

    It was my boyfriend & I’d first time out of the country, and away from our daughter longer than 2 days. We stayed Friday-friday. If it wasn’t for the incredibly hard and uncomfortable bed’s, we wouldn’t have wanted to go home. Unfortunately by night 2, we were both in a lot of pain. Despite that, we didn’t let it ruin our time. We did a lot of excursions not included in the all inclusive package and it was beyond worth it. Construction next door didn’t bother us, despite our room being on that side, we enjoyed the view of the sea more. Staff was friendly, engaging and attentive. Overall the best vacation we could’ve asked for.

    Apr 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort

    The Riu is everything you want an all-inclusive to be. Clean, comfortable and well-appointed rooms, friendly and helpful staff, good food and drinks, and beautiful location. No notes. I would definitely stay there again.

    Apr 18, 2024

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