A spectacular All-Inclusive resort right on the beach
The perfect setting for a peaceful tropical vacation
Located on the best fine white sand beaches in Palm Beach, only a few minutes from the capital (Oranjestad), the gorgeous “Cunucu” countryside and the international airport, this all-inclusive resort is a Caribbean oasis for relaxation and fun.
Swimming, scuba diving or sailing in the calm, turquoise water, basking under the sun and enjoying the pool with a cocktail in hand, or trying one’s luck at the hotel’s casino are some of the activities available at this resort.
The soft, Caribbean breeze combined with daytime excursions to the natural pools or to the museums in nearby towns will allow you to immerse yourself in the island’s cultural and social aspects.


Queen Beatrix International Airport : 6 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1973
Total rooms: 373


Resort Details


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory STUDENT GROUP POLICY • 100 DOUBLE rooms IN HOUSE maximum for student groups at any given time • 25 years old and under are considered “students” for any given time • Minimum age required for check-in is 18. • A refundable deposit of $200/per person (cash or credit card) is required. Group Student bookings • Must be requested through our groups department,these groups will require a chaperon as well as the refundable deposit and all above requirements.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In 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 Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment. 

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. 

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 9708 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great time!

    We enjoyed our time at the Barceló. The Hibatchi was excellent, loved the Italian and the Royal Club (Fernanda and George were both fabulous!). Was disappointed with the seafood restaurant, food was dry and overcooked, could be bc we were there for a 9pm reservation. The beach is beautiful and all the employees are fabulous. It’s our third time staying and we will be back!

    May 24, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Mixed Reviews

    Not what I was hoping for The food was not the best especially if you are a vegan. They advertised vegan options, but there really wasnt. Most of the wait staff didnt even know what vegan dining meant. I lost 4 pounds due to the poor food selection. What they did offer was loaded with sodium and not fresh at all.

    May 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    ALWAYS a great time at the Barcelo Aruba!!

    This was our 23rd trip here in 24 years and the Barceló staff was as amazing as ever! We have to start with the front desk with Natasha Vreeswijik, Belinda, Maria, and Ivette... they make sure your trip starts out right. Some of the other staff to mention are Carlos, Michael, Cesar, Roddy, Robert, Victor at the pool bar. What great characters! Let's not forget Nilva and Alline at the towel hut. Raymondo and Maricar at the Lobby Bar handle large crowds with ease and a smile! Chef Dan and Myrna at Kyoto will provide you a memorable evening at the Hibachi grill. At the Mexican restaurant, Rodell, Sammy and Mindy are happy to serve you. At the buffet, Eugene, Rosalinda, and Sabina will take care of you. Several in our group remarked that the dinner selections tasted even better. Servers Jutienne, Dieuna, Roxana, and Caleb are always there to provide superior service! Other staff such as Armando, Daniel, Rolando, Yeda, and Angela are always assisting with a smile! As you can probably tell, we have known many employees for a long time! We can't wait until we return to our ho me away from home! Rick

    May 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    This resort has led to some of the best memories I’ll ever have. Diego the bartender is also made this trip very memorable for my friends and I. I 100% will come back to this resort. So many different activities and a countless amount of fun was had.

    May 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    DIEGO is the best! Gave us the best experience while still looking out for us! Kept us drunk and hydrated! Made for a great vacation! Definitely recommend seeing Diego at the pool bar! Ask him to give you all his special drinks and shots, you’ll enjoy!

    May 23, 2024
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 operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, 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 120319