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


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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 7686 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our 30th Anniversary getaway

    We decided go a little later then our anniversary date. My wife Debbie and I flew to Aruba for an all inclusive week. The week was amazing the food was excellent the beach was amazing white sand everywhere it was a little windy but kept the humidity down. The pool was great and Jeffery was very comical and always making us laugh. The entertainment was okay but unlike the Rui in Jamica the staff doesn't get the people involved. They announce the activity but don't push to get you involved. The nightly shows were awesome. Diego on the bar at the stage never let us get empty. The buffet catered to your needs morning, noon, and night an awesome variety. The ocean was clean and never rough tons of space so you were never crowded on beach or at pool. My wife Debbie and I had at blast. We would highly reccomend a trip to Rui Palace in Aruba.

    Dec 03, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Happy Island, Happy Hotel

    Great all inclusive hotel but only ate at the buffets during the stay since we were part of a large wedding group and it was more about the timing, amount of people eating and flexibility of eating. There is a good variety of food for everyone and the drinks were also very good at the pool bar. There is no beach service which most all inclusive hotels offer, but that was fine as the pool bar is a quick walk from beach. We stayed a couple of days at another resort prior to RIU and I must add that when in Aruba, eating out at the restaurants is also highly recommended to do. So it's a personal choice of paying for all inclusive, or staying at another resort to be able to eat in the local restaurants. We did notice that there were mosquitos so several of us were bitten in the early mornings and at night. Overall the hotel is fairly clean and everyone is super helpful. Would definitely come back to Aruba again.

    Dec 03, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Honest Review of Riu Palace

    We travel to Aruba for our 30th Wedding Anniversary Nov 18-25th. Firstly let me say this, anyone that does a negative review of the food at this resort did not stay at this resort. The food selection is excellent and always chances each day. I have never been to an all inclusive where they serve Lobster at a Buffet....can you say yummy! Always on with the review: Hotel: We stayed in room 902 which was a suite with an amazing view. We loved it, thanks so much to management for the excellent service and getting us this room to help us celebrate in style. The ground of the hotel are very well kept and the hotel is continually repairing and painting areas as needed. Yes its a 10 yr old hotel and is a little dated but honestly it wasn't anything worth putting a negative review. Beach: In a word, beautiful and we got lucky this week as winds were only 10-15 kms/hr so it was absolutely perfect. Sandy bottom to walk out in the ocean and you can walk for well over an hour on beach. Sunsets on the beach are breathtaking. Food: Honestly we only did one restaurant, the Steakhouse and it was good but the buffet was our place of choice as it had all kinds of selections. They are so organized in morning that you get eggs anyway you want with little to no wait, fresh smoothies of multiple fresh fruits, pancakes, fruits and bacon both crispy and normal. Lunch and Dinner are even better. From great tasting steak, to jerk chicken, Full Turkey, Lamb, Pork and Fresh Sushi. You name it they have it. Entertainment: This is the one area that caused me to rate this a 4 not a 5 Star. Although they have a great team that tries there best I think the hotel could work on improvements in this area. The same crew does all the show for the week and splits there time between both Adults only resort next door and the Palace. We preferred the MC and entertainment at Adults only to be honest. But that said, during some of the shows they do this theatrical type of story telling which I did not get and actually almost fell asleep until they started doing the action part of the shows. Maybe the hotel could change this to focus on the acrobatics and circus type shows and bring in other dance type shows and magicians to change it up. Overall I would highly recommend this resort to anyone, keep in mind that they will not fill your refillable containers at any of the bars which is not a sustainable way of doing things. They make a drink in glass or plastic cup which you would pour into your container, they need to clean that glass or dispose of the plastic cup. To bad. That said they do provide paper straws and not plastic which is good. As for Staff. From wait staff in buffet and restaurants, bartenders, front desk and maid staff everyone always smiled and was very helpful and engaging. They helped make our stay a memorable experience, Thank you Riu Palace! .

    Dec 01, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Won’t be back

    Let me start by saying that Aruba is an amazing island and I will definitely return but I will not stay at Riu Palace. I traveled with six of friends for birthday celebration and was not pleased. There are no drinks served on beach you had to walk to bar and get your own. And all the drinks were horrible! They were watering down the alcohol and did not have any premium liquor. You had to stand outside in the heat in a line for more than an hour just to make a reservation for certain restaurants. There are not enough nightly activities on the adult side. We had to go over to family side looking for entertainment . Oddly, this is where they have the 24 hour bar..and not on the adult side?? The pool close wayyy to early for an all adult resort. We had to go off resort for good food and good drinks after paying for all inclusive🤬

    Dec 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Stunning Aruba

    I cannot say enough good about this place it was amazing on every level!!!! The beach is stunning and water is pristine!!! We rented scooters and drove to turtle beach highly recommend the scouters so much fun. We drove one side of the island to the other and never felt shifty or shady. Stoped at some local places to eat off the beaten path and was always met with great attitudes.. Its expensive to go but well worth it!!!

    Nov 29, 2019

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