Riu Palace Aruba Hotel Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Aruba
This all-inclusive property provides American breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets. Alternative dining options include the Sayun Japanese restaurant and the non-smoking Don Nicolas restaurant, which serves breakfast and dinner featuring international cuisine, local specialties and evening theme buffets twice weekly in an air conditioned dining room or outdoor smoking terrace. The Milano Italian restaurant, Krystal Dining Room, and the Nautilus grill and steakhouse are also on site. Bar venues include Bon Bini, Barry’s Bar, and the Palm Beach swim-up bar. The Casino Bar serves patrons at the on-site casino. Drinks and food are not included in the all-inclusive plan. Carnaval Casino offers 170 slot and video-poker machines, and six blackjack, roulette and Caribbean stud poker tables. Two function rooms accommodate group events, and wireless Internet access is complimentary in the hotel lobby area. A terrace solarium surrounds two outdoor pools, each accompanied by spa tubs. A water-sports center offers scuba instruction, recreational gear rental, and parasailing and glass-bottom boat tours. The resort features a lighted tennis court, fitness room and sauna. The resort offers beauty and massage services, which are not included in the all-inclusive plan. Supervised programs offer daytime children’s activities for ages 4-12.
Lori Young (verified owner) –
We opted for one of the upgraded rooms and it didn’t disappoint. The room was absolutely gorgeous, and clean! Standing shower could accommodate a whole group, in room jacuzzi bathtub, but our favorite was the jacuzzi hot tub on our balcony overlooking the resort and ocean. The staff was so friendly. There were several restaurants to choose from, but we frequented the buffet. It was good and easier than making a reservation as we were often out and about and enjoyed not looking at our watches. The pool is very large with plenty of room for everyone. The beach is footsteps away. There’s so much to do on this island and plan on revisiting Aruba. A must see attraction is the natural pool, though it’s not kid friendly. The semi-sub boat was a unique way to see the island too. We saw a shipwreck and tons of fish and turtles. Though the island is small, there is much to see and do.
Tips for Families
Semi-sub boat tour. The buffet is perfect for families, something for everyone.