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 8834 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay with Wife

    The Hotel personnel were terrific, The Pool / Restaurants and the Beach were phenomenal The bartenders were all great and Jessie on the beach and pool and his staff were terrific and helpful every morning! The Buffet restaurant was the best. especially server Jackie!!! The property is somewhat outdated and not up to the standards of other RIU's we have visited. After staying at over 15 RIU's in the last 20 years I explained prior that the trip was celebration of our 45th wedding anniversary and wife's 65th Birthday. No upgrade was offered / no towel animals on bed / no rose petals / no recognition of our celebration at all! The mini bar was empty and took 2 days to get any refreshments. Again, the Staff and the mgt team made the trip. Daniel, Assistant general Manager was a great guy and very friendly and cared about our trip and stay!

    May 21, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    3rd trip to Riu Palace was fantastic as usual!

    Returned from an 8 day stay at Riu Palace which was our third trip to this luxury resort. It checks all the boxes for a premium all inclusive. Weather = A+ Beach = A+ Pool = A (needs some tile work) Food = A (Buffet, very solid food with anything you could want for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as late night snacks. Specialty restaurants were very good with nice paced table service) Reception was first class and Junior at the front desk made sure our intake was smooth and we got everything we needed all week. Anniversary dinner at Milano was excellent and memorable. I asked Angel to try to make it special for my wife and he went above and beyond with a Happy Anniversary plate with chocolate cake for dessert and a special serenade at the table by Ynette W. Drinks are nice and strong w/ middle shelf Vodka - Tito's, Absolute & Stoli. Anna & Mimi at the lobby bar were excellent and make a great cosmo. Ice cold Balashi beer is everywhere and quite good. Our chamber maid Carmen, was excellent and kept our room spotless always with a smile. Overall our stay was a solid A. We will definitely be back for a 4th visit.

    May 21, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worst hotel in Aruba

    We were soo disappointed with this hotel. The food was inedible and when you did want to eat you could never get a table. Elevators broken, VOMIT IN THE KIDS PLAY AREA FOR 2 DAYS!!! The towels smelled like mildew and when I brought it to the manager Genevieve’s attention she asked me “where are these towels? I want to smell them?!” Like she didn’t believe me. Well she was very embarrassed when I showed her the smelly vomit in the kids play area. We were in a suite and the ac didn’t work. The whole hotel was hot and very run down and dirty. SAVE YOUR MONEY FIND A BETTER HOTEL IN ARUBA!!

    May 20, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spoiled me rotten!

    Our room was on the 10th floor center, overlooking the pool and the beach. It was clean and well kept. Loved the tiled shower and large bathroom. We also had a balcony that overlooked the property. I’ve been to quite a few all-inclusive resorts and I have to say this was the best! The food was amazing and the service was exceptional! The beach was my favorite part! The ocean was warm, the sand was soft and it was not overcrowded at all. Not only was the pool bar great, but the servers were also very accommodating. This was a family vacation, and it included my granddaughter who was 21 months old to me ( the oldest of our crew at 64.) We went on one excursion and stayed at the resort because it was so comfortable and accommodating. We all left our phones off and really relaxed. This hotel welcomes families and children. It’s big enough that the kids didn’t get in the way of the singles. We all felt extremely safe and secure. This was my first time at a RIU resort and will surely looked for RIU’s when we book our next trip to the Caribbean! Ps the only thing is we wished the pillows were larger. That’s it.

    May 20, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not a five star resort anymore

    This resort has fallen so hard from the previous years.... the rooms are outdated ,the lounge chairs are worn out and the best part is the weddings that keep taking place in the courtyard with loud speakers that go well over 11 pm. If you think you will be able to sleep or rest guess again. Last Saturday there were two separate weddings going on in the courtyard. The windows were vibrating from the loud music past 11 pm. The resort doesn't care about the families with small children or elderly that need to rest, including the non working elevator in the main building. You have to wait for ever for the single small elevator. But if you want to feel like you are a student during spring break in Cancun come here . This resort doesn't deserve more than 2 stars. And btw, the beach is ridden with boats coming in and out every 5 minutes so you have to male sure you dodge all these boats and waves they make. Like I said, this used to be a nice,quiet, family oriented resort... now it is just a regular hotel with mediocre food, poor ac through out the building and rooms,non functional elevators and obnoxiously loud music close to midnight and crowds that feel like spring breakers.

    May 19, 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