Offering spacious accommodations and stunning views overlooking Palm Beach and the high rise boardwalk, this opulent escape provides first class vacation experiences for spa-lovers, Sophisticated travelers and couples looking to tie the knot or celebrate a romantic getaway. Boasting a beautiful beach, an Olympic size pool, a PADI dive center, a casino, nightly entertainment, a lavish spa and fitness center and a sensational selection of restaurants and bars, guests will enjoy memorable days and unforgettable nights at this inspired retreat.

Location

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 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: 3:00 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 : Groups traveling together can book this property for their stay taking advantage of group benefits such as 6th or 11th complimentary guest, Group dinner reservation, One complimentary cocktail hour with a selection of appetizers, One complimentary massage for the group leader, Complimentary room upgrades to the next category, Fruit plate and bottle of wine for the VIP, Private check-in when arriving together,  Welcome sign. Applicable with Wedding Collections and Social Packages. Consult terms & conditions.

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 - 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.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 8872 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Look elsewhere before booking

    They will not accept reservations for their specialty restaurants so you are forced to eat at the buffet every night or wait on a long line for below average food. The beach was nice, wake up at 6am to maybe get a front row palapa (and of course a tip for the guy to move the chair one inch for you).

    Jun 13, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The resort fell far short of expectations, lacking the luxury for the price

    My recent stay at an all-inclusive resort in Aruba was disappointing.The food quality was subpar, with limited options and repetitive menus. Service was slow and staff seemed indifferent, failing to address our concerns. Initially they provided me with a promo code of 10% because the vacation falls on my birthday, but during checkin at the hotel they recharged me full amount, which was very very disappointing. The spa was very sub par, the whole facility did not look like a place to relax and there was no jacuzzi or any facility usually available inside an all inclusive resort. Overall, the resort fell far short of expectations, lacking the luxury and attentiveness promised. For the price, I expected a much better experience and cannot recommend this resort to others.

    Jun 13, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Better than expected!

    This was our first trip to Aruba and we were pleasantly surprised. We had a nineth floor room in the main block with a full sea view and a very large balcony from which we saw wonderful sunsets.The room was well equpped and very clean and was stocked with the diet drinks we requested. We enjoyed our meals at the buffet and were impressed with the choice and quality of the food. We did have earlyish breakfasts and late lunches and dinners to enjoy a quieter time in the restaurant. With the food often being cooked at live stations in small batches it was always hot and fresh. We did queue for the steak restaurant on 2 occasions. We were given a bleeper and then were able to leave and return once it bleeped. The staff work really hard and stand out waiters included Carmen, Maritza and Tatiana whe were very good at remembering our mimosa and diet coke order, with tea to finish! It's probably best to reserve your spot at the beach prior to breakfast if you require shade. Otherwise there are plenty of sunloungers and of course shade under palm trees. If you enjoy swimming, as opposed to sitting and drinking in a pool , the large pool at the sister hotel is ideal but there is some building work noise. The upside was having the pool all to myself by swimming before the bar opens. Minor issues with our room were dealt wirh very promptly. Yes one of the lifts was out of action for a few days but we did not let this detract from a fabulous location. The beach is picture postcard and the views from the higher flooors are stunning. We stayed for 2 weeks and so took the time to tour the island using 24/7 taxis and a very knowlegeable driver. Enjoy this hotel but remember to see the island! It also only takes about 3 minutes to walk to a lively selction of bars, shops and restaurants which is another advantage of staying in the high rise area. Take the time to interact positively with the staff and you will have a fantastic holiday here.

    Jun 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Palace did not disappoint!

    Pros – Location!!! 15 min. from airport, walking distance to shopping, nightlife and casinos, very clean, gorgeous beach and pool, friendly staff, great housekeeping, excellent food, cordial guests, great music at the pool, tasty drinks, talented singers, entertainers and great shows in the evening (Go Hector!) Our family loved playing pool and ping pong in the sports bar, working out in the gym and going for long swims in the ocean. Cons – Minor mechanical structural problems (elevator, restroom pipe leak) they were resolved by the time we departed, bed pillows were small and uncomfortable, all the umbrellas with chairs are taken from morning until evening at the beach, you must get outside early if you want one. These small issues were nothing compared to what this property had to offer! We loved our 2024 Aruba vacation at the Riu!!

    Jun 11, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Vacation

    My husband and I just returned from our second trip to Aruba. This was our 30th anniversary. We came two years ago and stayed next door at the Antillas for his 50th birthday. We loved the Riu Palace Aruba much better and had an amazing time. I can honestly say that this was probably one of the best vacations we have had in our many years of traveling. I have nothing negative to say about our experience. The elevator in the main building was down to only one but we did not let this damper our experience. Our room was beautiful and updated and had an amazing view. Our daily housekeeping was exceptional. I’m not sure if they change the housekeeping person daily but regardless they always did an amazing job. Everyone at the bars were excellent and fixed any drink we requested. Raul by the pool was such a great waiter/bartender! He was very personable and if I wasn’t sure what I wanted he would always make a recommendation which always turned out to be on point. He was very quick at what he did, whether working by the pool or making drinks. I would also like to compliment Yolanda at the Japanese restaurant. She was so much fun and very personable and we had a wonderful experience with her. I cannot wait to return to this resort in the near future! Thank you Riu for always providing a wonderful experience!!

    Jun 08, 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