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.


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 8846 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Loved it!

    This was our first stay at the Riu,even though it was our 5th visit to Aruba, and we loved it. Our room was clean, the food at all 5 restaurants excellent, the people very polite and always willing to help with the a smile. The reason I gave 4 stars is the problem with shade. At the pool they have umbrellas and areas that are covered ,made from very thin material that allows the sun to go through. Your best bet for shade is the beach but there is a problem there too. People don’t return their beach towels as they are supposed to do, so they put them on the lounges very early in the morning,making it very hard to find one of those huts on the beach. I recommend the hotel changes the material of the umbrellas so that guests can sit by the pool also. That might help the beach problem. It is unbelievable to go at 7.00 am to the beach and find all of the huts taken.

    May 23, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Not worth the money we spent

    This resort is not worth the money spend. Although the resort itself is pretty and the beach is good. The service was mediocre at best and not consistent. On several occasions my boyfriend and I received attitude and eye rolls from the cleaning people that were cleaning the restrooms after they told us it was okay for us to use the restroom. Additionally we went to the steakhouse and we waited 50 minutes before anyone even took our order, and when we finally got served all we got was a small apology and the server told us that someone else was supposed to take our order. Because it was so late we missed the show at night and the food wasn’t even really worth the wait. To pay so much money and get service like that, I was really disappointed. Really the only thing that was excellent and worth the money was the entertainment, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez and Brandon (snoop) did an excellent job.

    May 22, 2024
  • 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
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