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 Based on 7534 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just returned from a week at the RIU Palace

    We initially had booked a partial view, junior suite room, for 3 adults for the week of August 4th. Upon arriving, we were thrilled to be given an upgrade to a full ocean view. Little did we know that we were facing the wall of the RIU for adults next door and had a birds eye view of the pool/ocean. The room was also much smaller than the junior suites we had previously stayed in. Long story short, a rude manager told us the hotel was completely booked and maybe we could change rooms the next day. Very long story short,... we got a different room the next day with a great view!! Beach continues to be a huge problem ... we got up at 5:15 every morning to get out hut .. slept on the beach till 7 when the beach guys unlocked the beach chairs. Lots of arguments with people moving other people's things. The hotel claims no responsibility as it's a public beach ... other hotels along the strip seem to have worked out a system for hut rentals. RIU needs to step up to this huge problem and make plans to help the customers who stay at their hotel. Otherwise, vacation was great with lots of good food, drinks, and visits to town to try other restaurants.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    AWESOME!! words cannot explain this place. I celebrated my birthday and Anniversary , I had the time of my life. This is strictly Paradise. The food was great as well as the staff. I will be returning again in the Future. This is HEAVEN ON EARTH!!

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    RUI Hotel Adults only

    The rooms are dark outdated furniture and the plumbing in the bathroom is terrible. The toilet overflowed 2 times, the shower water took forever to go down and the sink also. The hallway rugs are old and when they vacuum it smells like the vacuum bags are full. The casino is old looking and boring the staff was not friendly in the casino. The night club has no ambiance, too dark may I suggest white furniture and revamping the bar and dance floor. The independent restaurant food was not good. The buffets were great ! The staff was lovely, the shows were okay. The beach is wonderful and clean. Needs better night entertainment and nightlife. Hope you will consider my ideas. Nillie 256

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Palapa Anxiety

    I’ve heard that you need to get up early to secure a palapa. Let me tell you it’s true. People start at 5:15 am using flashlights to get one. I was almost hurt this morning at 6:30 am by a woman with bleached blonde 80s hairdo carrying a float and towels dangling from her arms RUNNING down the hallway to get one! Beware of crazy people with floats

    Aug 10, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family trip

    Beautiful resort! Beach was absolutely breathtaking. Bar staff was great! The pool and entertainment staff were great as well. It was really nice to sit at the bars and watch the nightly entertainment! I took my family which included my wife and two kids ages 18 and 15. Definitely a nice resort probably more for older adults or families with older kids. The only complaint would be that the food was a bit lacking. Wish there was more variety and more tasty. Other than that it was a good resort which made a great memory for my family!

    Aug 08, 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, 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 A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519