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 4118 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great place!

    My husband and I stayed at Riu Antillas for 7 nights. The food was great and included filet mignon, crab legs and many other great options! The rooms need some updating but while in Aruba, I only needed a room for sleeping so it served its purpose. The drinks were mediocre. I highly suggest bringing an insulated cup and making drinks in your room from the liquor dispensers so you can take them and they stay cold. Hotel staff were friendly and very helpful when needed. The beach is absolutely stunning! We parasailed, snorkeled and went in the EXTREME UTVs which are all highly recommended. The resort is close to many restaurants and it is safe to travel to town.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    My favourite

    Love the staff. Hotel although needs a bit of updating it’s clean and has great restaurants and huge buffet. Great shows nightly and their staff is professional and friendly. They’re awesome. We’ve been there 4 times and I can’t wait to go back.

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Antillas

    We stayed at the toy Antillas for 11 days. Absolutely wonderful. Food service restaurants were all great. Suzzanna and Anna out wait staff at breakfast and lunch were so friendly and always smiling. Could not do enough for you. Also andy (I think that was his name) the public relations managed could not have been nicer. Our room was very good but some others need updating. We have been going there since it opened in Aruba. Would highly recommend it.

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    From the very moment my husband and I stepped foot on this resort, magic happened! The service, the food, the beach, the entertainment, the hospitality and ambiance...nothing compares. We had one incredible vacation!!! I sincerely do not have one complaint, suggestion or recommendation. My only wish.... was that we stayed longer!!!!!! Riu is the only way to travel and we cannot wait to make our return!! 🙌🏽 ☀️🐠🏖☀️🐠🏖☀️🐠🏖☀️🐠🏖☀️🐠🏖☀️

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Antillas Aruba

    We stayed at the Riu Palace Antillas in Aruba for our honeymoon 11/4/2019-11/10/2019 and it was the best experience I have ever had at a hotel. From the time we entered the hotel, we were greeted by friendly and helpful staff, which continued through our entire stay. Within five minutes of being in our room, we received a phone call from the front desk to make sure everything was okay with our room. The entertainment staff were great and the evening shows gave us something fun to do each night! The food from the buffets and restaurants were very good and filling, the dining staff was quick and friendly. We highly recommend Riu Antillas Aruba and can’t wait to return!

    Nov 17, 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