Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Honeymoon: Surprise gift in room, small bottle of Tequila, king bed (subject to availability at time of check-in), late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure), complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request), $35 spa credit on a selected couples massage for two (120 min). This discount applies per couple, per stay and does not apply with other promotions and discounts.

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: 2014
Total rooms and suites: 482


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties 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

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
Minimum Guest 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 Policies: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.

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 star tripadvisor rating Based on 3936 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best 5 night 6 day vacation

    Arrived on Wednesday Aug 7th and Departed on Aug 12. From check in to check out everything was AMANZING. Nelson was the best bartender in the entire hotel. Interacting with all of the guest and always working with a smile. I Work in the hotel industry and run a entire department & I wish I had 30 nelsons in my department!!!!!! Will definitely be booking again at this hotel because of him! THANK YOU NELSON

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I absolutely loved The Riu Palace Antillas !

    My husband and I came for out 12th Wedding Anniversary. Upon arrival into our room there was beautiful dessert plate with a cupcake and chocolate covered strawberries that said Happy Anniversary. I thought that was a really nice touch. We had requested a partial ocean view, and we were not at all disappointed. Our view was breath taking ! Our overall experience was very positive ! I thought the staff was very friendly and willing to help in any way they could. We mainly ate at the buffets, because we didn't want to have to waste our time standing in lines. I have no complaints about the any of the buffets that were offered. They had something for everyone meat eaters, vegetarians, even vegans ! I felt like the Riu Palace Antillas has such a relaxed vibe. I can't wait to go back again !

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First trip but not our last!

    This is our first time vacationing in Aruba. We were there to celebrate my 50th birthday and also our 25th Anniversary. Another couple also accompanied us who were celebrating a 50th birthday. First of all, I loved staying in an adults only hotel! It did make a difference lounging by the pool or on the beach. It was also nice to not having a screaming child next to you at dinner. I read all the reviews before making my decision to stay here and I do agree with the ones that the rooms definitely need updating, although our rooms were always clean! But they should be replacing the rugs in the hallways first. They are awful and do smell. But I disagree with the complaints about the food. All four of us are foodies from Philadelphia, were we eat ALOT so we know food. The food was incredible and our favorite was always the dinner buffet! Every night was a different theme, so ask in advance before you decide to go to a specialty restaurant. MEXICAN NIGHT CANT BE MISSED! In regards to the specialty restaurants the Arubian and the Steak house were the best! And yes, it's hard to get in, especially the steak house. After 3 nights of trying, we spoke to a manager, Pardo, who was kind enough to reserve us a table for our last night. BUT, guess what? There is always steak at the buffet, and different varieties also. The chair situation at the beach and pool were never a problem for us. There are guys with red shirts that work on the beach and are always there to help you find a spot or get you extra chairs. Yes, bring your towel clips, it does get windy! Also, be sure to bring lots of sunscreen, 50SPF or more! And if you happen to get burnt, visit the Aloe shop on the bottom floor for some amazing aloe products to help with your skin care. Just buy something anyway, the soaps and lotions are amazing. One more tip, take the Sunset Cruise with Scuba Caribe. It is worth every penny! Many thanks to all the staff at the hotel that went out of their way to make sure we were having an awesome trip! Everyone was so nice and so helpful! And I gave the 4 stars and not 5, only due to the rooms and hallways needing updating...But we will be back next year anyway!

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    2 couples Celebrating 40 years wedding anniversary party of10

    This is our third time visiting Aruba and our second time staying in Riu Palace Adults only Antillas Aruba We were very disappointed this last trip We gave a heads up to hotel that we were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary with another couple and there was no acknowledgement I asked at front desk if the could at least Bring up a cake and rose petals on bed they said cake for sure But we never received the cake We brought 8 other people with us who we could not include in our celebration dinner because the restaurant we choose could not accommodate them this was very disappointing On our last visit here you were able to reserve restaurants morning of but hotel changed policy We were given a room they called a Villa but we were not happy with it and when we tried to switch we were told they did not have available room for us until 2 days before we were leaving I will say that the food was exceptional and Justin one of The Managers, who we finally complained too was very helpful in making our final day memorable Our friends who joined us at the Steak house asked to have surf n turf but was told she could have one or the other. I could not understand this since this is an all inclusive With that said we were very disappointed this time around

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Island

    My family and I had a great time in Aruba. This was our second time at the Riu Palace Antillas. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the trip and always assisted with a smile. The beach is BEAUTIFUL. Be prepared to wake up early and find a palapa and don't forget to bring towel clips. There are plenty of shady places by the pool as well. The restaurants, buffets and bars were all very good. The evening shows were the same as three years ago when we last vacationed at the Riu. The hotel rooms are definitely dated and need to be renovated. Lamp shades were stained, bathroom mirror chipped, and outlets that did not work. We were on the 14th floor with a semi ocean view room. When we checked in the AC was not working well in one of the rooms and the safes did not lock. After calling the front desk, the issues were resolved but that's not the way I like to start a vacation. The housekeeping staff was also very inconsistent. The mini bar was not replenished every day, soap and toiletries were not replenished each day. Once again throughout the vacation I needed to call the front desk to ask for soap, and toiletries. On our second day the room was not cleaned until after 2:00 pm although we were out of the room at 8:00 am for an island tour, My parents had the room next door and experienced a similar experience with housekeeping. Hopefully the hotel will invest in room upgrades because it is a beautiful resort and everything else was a wonderful experience.

    Aug 11, 2019
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