Looking to stay in an Aruba luxury resort? Aruba is a gorgeous island with beautiful beaches and excellent luxury resorts. We've reviewed and listed them below starting with the best of the best.
Aruba sure attracts a lot of visitors seeking a quality Caribbean travel experience. Honeymooners make up a the bulk of the party but there is really something for everyone. Great seafood, a rich Dutch history, and a good vibe evident in Oranjestad and the main cities. At around 20 km in length Aruba is not huge at all, but it is special.
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Located on the beach in Palm Beach and close to the airport, this resort has been on the top of our list for years and is consistently great.
It's perfect for scuba diving; snorkeling; sailing; laying on the beach. Rooms are over-sized and most spacious in Aruba. Each has a large, private balcony and great views.
Resort highlights: lagoon-style pool with a swim up bar; health club; Balinese-style health spa nearby, Casino with traditional gaming and nightly entertainment, 2 tennis courts, basketball court, 600 feet of white sandy beaches and awesome buffet meals.
Reviewers say that staff are excellent, they like the adult only pool, grounds are very well maintained, and it's the perfect place to relax and do nothing.
Located right on a fantastic beach in Palm Beach. This Aruba luxury resort is perfect for snorkeling, gambling at the casino and laying on the beach. The rooms have huge beds and new, spacious bathrooms.
A beachfront Aruba luxury resort in Palm beach. It's perfect for laying on the beach, snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, and families.
Rooms are "mahogany and teak", use tradewinds for cooling (as well as AC) and have jacuzzis in some rooms.
Resort highlights: walking distance to shops and restaurants, golf nearby, water-sports center, casino, open-air dining, beautiful gardens, waterfalls and fish ponds, quiet pool, thatched shades, health and fitness club (including spa services). Recently renovated, Stillwater Spa, tennis courts, casino, nightly entertainment, wi-fi throughout, babysitting services, pool bar, 6 restaurants, activities for kids, 3-level pool with 2 story slide and waterfalls, a "quiet" pool, and basketball court.
Reviewers rate this resort highly. They say not to pay extra for partial ocean views (not worth it), pool is lovely, location is great. With this resort I'd recommend checking the latest reviews to see what is being currently said. Rooms are beautiful, classiest Aruba resort, great beach and great service, excellent breakfast buffet, staff are really helpful. Reviews are consistently great here.
A little smaller than the nearby Riu but with a great position on palm beach is the Barcelo Grand Aruba All Inclusive.
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Another great resort on the beach in Palm beach. It's perfect for laying on the beach, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking and windsurfing. Rooms have 2 poster beds, balconies or patios, and shower/tub combo's (some look right out onto the water).
Resort highlights: adult oriented, swim-up bar, casino, nightly entertainment, all-inclusive, golf nearby, disco and DJ, many water activities, free wireless Internet.
Reviewers say: pool lounge chairs are very busy; great personal service and attention to detail; "top notch"; great with a large group; beautiful; professional service.
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A newer addition to Aruba, the Ritz is a great beachfront resort with 320 rooms. It's perfect for those who want a full-service spa, a wellness service and kids activities.
Each spacious guestroom has a private balcony, full bath with separate shower, and turndown service.
Resort highlights: Ritz Kidz Club, culinary demonstrations, fitness classes like yoga and Zumba, fitness centre, full-service spa, lots of water sports equipment.
Reviews here are excellent. Past guests say service is top notch, love the welcome champagne on check-in, enjoy the daily live music at the pool, and the different family and adult pools.
Official website: The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Set on a perfect white sand beach this is fast becoming a favorite with Aruba all inclusive seekers and families.
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Official website: Riu Palace Aruba
Renaissance is in Oranjestad an Aruba luxury resort on a private island. It's perfect for snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving, adults and families. Rooms here are nice with small kitchens.
Resort highlights: 2 resort buildings and areas: adults only and families. There's a shuttle between buildings and to the private island stop. Entire resort open to both groups.
Adults only building and resort area (Marina Hotel): spa with couples room; casino; theater (Cuban stage show at night); Seaport mall.
Family building and resort area (Ocean Suites): movie theater; children's club; free form pool; swim-up bar; artificial saltwater swimming lagoon; casual casino; 40 shops, 15 restaurants.
What reviewers say: not a 5 star but still nice; beautiful; part of Marina Hotel in downtown Aruba; some views are not so great; excellent food.
Located on Palm Beach, this Aruba luxury resort is perfect for families, laying on the beach, sailing, kayaking and scuba diving.
Rooms: one, two or three separate bedrooms; living rooms; full kitchens; balconies with ocean views; soaking tub in master suite; washer/dryer.
Resort highlights: beachside pool and bar with whirlpool spa; lazy river; "The MarketPlace" filled with shops and restaurants; casino; Mandara Spa; fitness facility; game room; kids’ room with arts and crafts as well as "The Den" aimed for teenagers with video games.
What reviewers say: great service and clean rooms; beautiful views and terrific swimming; lazy river is a "big hit" with families; activities for children; families all loved it but some couples felt it may be a bit too family oriented.
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Most of the resorts we've featured on this page are 5 star resorts. There are also some fantastic 4 star resorts that get excellent reviews from past guests - better reviews than a few resorts above.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Aruba is an excellent resort for couples, an award winner for romance and reviewers often say it's perfect.
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is on a quiet (and huge) beach, has morning yoga and is another favourite among couples. Reviews are excellent and staff are notably great.
Finally, we have the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. Close to a bird sanctuary, the location of this resort is excellent being on Eagle Beach and close to Palm Beach. Food and staff are reported to be great and many families appreciate the small kitchenette.
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