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.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds a Travelife Gold Award and Sustainability Certification. The resort also utilizes biodegradable cleaning products, strives for an active reduction in water, electricity, and chemical products, and educates employees and guests with informative, eco-friendly materials. 

Located on the famed Palm Beach, this dazzling resort is the perfect place to relax and enjoy pristine white sand and a stunning turquoise sea. Guests will be able to enjoy top-quality facilities and activities such as two swimming pools, one with an integrated Jacuzzi, a signature terrace-solarium, a five-star fitness center, spa, and casino.

Choose from excellent à la carte meals featuring Italian, Japanese, Grill Steakhouse and Fusion. Throughout the day, the International buffet serves sumptuous choices to keep you going. Guests will be entertained with the daily activities program, as well as games of volleyball, water polo, and ping pong. 

First-class amenities include 24-hour room service, a fully stocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser, and complimentary entrance to the casino. Watersports and golf are available nearby for a fee. 

Wanting to get away and relax? Renova Spa offers many treatments to pamper the mind, body, and soul. The sauna and Jacuzzi are free of charge, as well as the full-service gym.


Aruba - Beach
Aruba, Aruba Reina Beatrix (AUA) : 7 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1967
Last Renovation: 2015
Accessible rooms: 1
Floors: 10
Total rooms: 450


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Spring Break/Student Groups are not allowed at any time

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
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.

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.

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.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating 7646 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An amazing week away

    My husband and I just returned from a week at RIU Palace. We booked in October to celebrate his birthday, not really knowing what to expect weather wise as it is considered the beginning of the rainy season. The weather was wonderful for the entire week with a shower one night and early one morning. Otherwise it was 30 plus degrees each day. The hotel is situated on Palm Beach which is busy but beautiful. I really wish ppl would clean up after themselves however. The pool area was very nice as well. We spent more time by the pool than we usually would which was great but if you don’t get up very early by 6:30-7 to save your palapas on the beach you won’t get one. It’s very hot there and some shade is necessary for us! We were able to find a spot by the pool on days we were too late for the beach. The hotel is quite large with approx 490 rooms. We had an ocean view room with an amazing birds eye view of the entire resort and beach from our room on the main building on the 9 th floor. The balcony was nice and big and the room had a lots of space with a huge bed and sunken living space. The ppl are friendly. There was nightly entertainment on site. We heard some lovely singers but most nights we were heading to bed by the time the entertainment got into full swing. The food was amazing- esp the main buffet. There were so many options that it was overwhelming at times! We are at the a la carted for three nights. Two of them at the steak restaurant and the steak was beautiful! We also at the the gourmet restaurant “Krystal”. I had the sea bass, which literally melted in my mouth it was that good! The a la cartes do not require reservations. We were told first come first serve, but we did not know as we waited in line for quite a while that we needed to check in and receive a buzzer to call us back when a space was available. Things like that should be communicated in order to save time and confusion. The only other complaint will be a common one with guests as there was much complaining among the guests who had to use the elevator to access their room in the main building. There was only one operating elevator which was not very big. It was so very frustrating esp watching those who had children with strollers, ppl in wheelchairs or with luggage waiting and waiting for an elevator with enough room to accommodate them. Staff did not seem to know what was going on with the elevator or when it would be fixed but rumour among guests said it was out up to two mths ago! We really did love it there and we will be back one day. Sure hoping they get that elevator up and running again soon!

    Oct 21, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Honeymoon at RIU Palace!

    We just returned home after our AMAZING stay at RIU Palace. Everything about the trip exceeded our expectations. Upon check-in to the resort, we got a free upgrade to a beautiful room because it was our honeymoon. The check-in process took less than 5 minutes and the staff was very welcoming. The grounds of the resort are beautiful and you will see staff cleaning 24/7 to keep it nice for the guests. Our favorite restaurant was the buffet. They had a HUGE variety of food for everyone: pastas, salad bar, sushi bar, various meats, vegetables, soups. If you can think if it, this buffet had it. The food was amazing. We also loved the pool. So much fun with activities going on daily. Each night they had different events being held at the stage and they were a good time. After the events were over we would head next door to the other RIU and go to their night club. The resort is in a wonderful location, within 5 minutes walking to many restaurants, bars and shops. Overall, our trip was amazing. We will definitely be coming back in the future!

    Oct 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Aruba

    This is a very well kept resort, on Palm Beach with great food, drinks, nightly entertainment, and best of all an amazing beach...and calm water...ideal for swimming. The staff are very friendly led by the director Maria and her team. Our room had a window that looked straight out into the ocean, that captured all the colors of the sea. The following people really made our trip a memorable one starting with Diane, who ensured our room was always immaculate. Rigo the bellhop Dwight and Sulisa at reception, Michael and Jessica from the Animation team, Raul and Felix who kept is hydrated at the pool bar, and Lina our very special person who looked after us like royality at breakfast and lunch....we thank you all and the numerous others who very amazing and too many to name... This is a must for people who haven't been to Aruba

    Oct 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Gorgeous hotel, gorgeous views

    LOVE RIU Palace. They are one of my favorite all-inclusive resorts! Property is immaculate. Location is stunningly beautiful. Food and drinks are amazing! And there are plenty of activities to keep you busy during the day. Get yourself a RIU Club Card so you can get Returning Guest perks!

    Oct 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great for our 50th Anniversary

    This hotel was beautiful and very relaxing. The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The food was the best selection we've seen and terrific. The entertainment committee tried to be personable, but fell a little short. Overall, our stay was just what we expected and very nice.

    Oct 14, 2019
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