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2016 Guide to Aruba Resorts

Why do so many people consider Aruba to be the home of the best resorts in the Caribbean? Variety! The One Happy Island offers resorts for every travel style and budget. Though we’re a small island, we truly offer a resort for everyone! If you’re looking for a sun-filled vacation, then look no further, because Aruba offers more sunny days than any other Caribbean island. And no matter what you’re looking for, whether you’re interested in staying at a boutique, luxurious beach-front resort or you prefer the ease of an all-inclusive deal, Aruba has plenty of options to ensure the perfect Caribbean vacation experience. Check out the many options Aruba has to offer, and book your dream vacation today:

*Fair warning, this is a very long, yet informative blog. Grab a snack, sit back and let’s get started..............

Luxury Beach Resorts

The Ritz-Carlton Aruba

Aruba’s home to the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean and an excellent selection of luxury high-end beach resorts boasting 5-star service, luxurious rooms, fine dining restaurants and high-end retail stores. Whether your idea of indulgence is an exotic spa treatment, or a night of fine dining, Aruba’s luxury resorts have it all. For those seeking the utmost pampering to the best there is in every category, these luxury 5-star resorts in Aruba are sure to please:

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

For some of the most spacious, fully equipped rooms in Aruba, visit the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Experience complete relaxation by making use of Marriott’s Revive bedding, and the Adults only H2Oasis pool. This resort provides the perfect blend of luxury and relaxation.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino 

Imagine waking up and having breakfast on your private balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is one of Aruba’s best beach front resorts. Situated on the Palm Beach Strip, you can choose to lounge all morning under the palapa at the beach, or relax in the pool surrounded by 40 acres of lush gardens.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino

Taking a stroll through the tropical open air lobby of the Hyatt Regency Aruba truly is a treat. Observe the architectural elegance as you make your way to your stylish guest room. Many hours of fun an enjoyment await you at the multi-level pool complex, tennis court, and of course on the beach!

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba always offers you warm Aruban welcome upon arrival. This luxurious resort instantly feels like your home away from home as you explore the elegant premises. The exclusive retail area, and distinctive dining options will make you want to stay at the resort all day, but remember, there is a lot of Aruba to explore!

Brand-Name Beach Resorts

Renaissance Aruba Beach Resort & Casino

Who doesn’t dream of staying in a beach-front resort in Aruba? Why wouldn’t you want to stay right on the shore of the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, just feet from our world-renowned white sand beaches and swaying palm trees? Could there be a more perfect view to wake up to? Aruba’s many beach-front resorts offer a wealth of unique amenities, décor, and ambiance, and are the perfect location for those who travelers dreaming of a beach-side vacation.

Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

Staying at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort is the equivalent of your perfect tropical beach vacation. With various options for rooms, you can choose to stay in a suite, studio, or 1 and 2 bedroom units. The colorful decorated rooms and freshwater pools are only the beginning. The Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort is situated at the quiet end of the world famous Palm Beach, so getting to the beach is just 10 steps away! 

Marriott Ocean Club

This family friendly resort is located right on the edge of Palm Beach. This offers you the unique opportunity to enjoy the view of the clear ocean waters on your private balcony. Whether you are a fan of watersports, fine dining, or relaxing by the pool, a fulfilling stay awaits you at the Marriott Ocean Club.

Renaissance Aruba Beach Resort & Casino

The Ocean Suites at the Renaissance Aruba offers its guests the best of both worlds: a cozy and quiet beach cove situated at the corner of the hustle and bustle of Aruba’s capital Oranjestad. The recently renovated one bedroom suites are comfortable and stylish, essential after a long day at the beach. Take it one step further, and hop on the ferry to the Renaissance private island, with two of Aruba’s only private beaches awaiting you, exclusive to Renaissance guests.

All-Inclusive Resorts

Occidental Aruba All Inclusive Occidental Grand Aruba

When you are looking forward to a worry-free getaway in paradise, an All-Inclusive resort may just be your best bet. They’re certainly the simplest, easiest way to book your package and go! With everything else taken care of, all-inclusive vacations in Aruba offer the ultimate week (or two) of relaxation! Aruba’s all-inclusive resorts are widely regarded as being the best in the entire Caribbean, so take a look at two or three below, then book your trip, sit back, and prepare to relax!

Divi Aruba All Inclusive 

You are always just a few steps away from sandy toes at this all-inclusive beachfront hotel. You will not want to miss the many great activities offered on the Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort. Immerse yourself in our local culture by enjoying the Carnival performances, or shake a leg at one of the dance classes. There is more than enough fun to go around.

Divi Village All Inclusive Villas

Golfers rejoice! Divi All Inclusive Villas is perfect for you. When staying here, there is nothing that can stop you from getting on the golf course and playing for hours on end. If you do not play golf, there are still many other activities to enjoy. The choice is all yours!

Occidental Grand Aruba

If you are looking for the perfect hotel to spend that family vacation you have been planning, the Occidental Grand Aruba is a great pick for you. Aside from the deluxe rooms, and breathtaking location, this hotel offers an array of fun activities for you and your little ones to enjoy.

Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

Those looking for the perfect blend of entertainment, relaxation and elegance find themselves at the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba. Try your luck at the casino, or reconnect with yourself at the Renova Spa health and beauty center. A wonderful time is guaranteed when staying at this resort.

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

Rock scaling, biking and snorkeling. Having a fun and active vacation is easy at the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive. When you feel the need to take a break from exploring all the beauty the island has to offer, this hotel has 10 dining options offering delicious meals and snacks to savor. Children and adults alike have a great time at this hotel

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Suites at Dutch Village

These fully equipped suites are set in a beautiful lush garden. Have a seat on your balcony or patio and watch the colorful Aruban skies as the sun sets in the evening, or have a drink at one of the 8 bars on the premises. There is an array of ways you can spend your days on the One happy island when staying at the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Suites at Dutch Village.

Family-Friendly Resorts

Holiday InnHoliday Inn Aruba Resort & Casino

Sun, sea, and sand are synonymous with the best family vacations, but so is the destination of Aruba. Bringing the kids along on a paradise vacation is simply one of the best ways to spend some well-deserved quality time with each other. While mom and pop are relaxing, the kids are sure to have a blast playing in the pool. Aruba’s family-friendly resorts are packed to the brim with amenities and activities perfectly suited for kids of all ages. If you’re looking for the best family friendly resorts in the Caribbean, it’s time to quit the search, because you’ve found them!

Divi Dutch Village

Serenity. That is what many visitors feel after having visited the Divi Dutch Village resort. If you are in need of a relaxing getaway, this resort is exactly what you are looking for. The spacious rooms allow you to comfortably enjoy your stay as a family. Ready, set, relax.

Holiday Inn Aruba Resort & Casino

Situated on the beautiful Palm Beach, the Holiday Inn Aruba Resort & Casino is at a prime location for family fun! Water sports are just a few steps away, and the little ones will love the complimentary Kids Club. On-site shopping, creative dining, and much more. There is never a dull moment at the Holiday Inn Aruba Resort & Casino.

Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club

The elegant guest rooms and fully equipped villas are a perfect for the ultimate family vacation. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club makes it a priority to make you all feel right at home. Enjoy a nice family dinner at the on-site dining amenities followed by an evening stroll along Palm Beach. Or relax in their Lazy River Pool… it doesn’t get much better than this!

Adults-Only Resorts

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort Aruba calificación AAABucuti & Tara Beach Resort

As the most romantic island in the Caribbean, Aruba is the perfect destination for honeymoons, anniversaries, and well-deserved adults-only vacations. In fact, Aruba’s adults-only resorts offer some of the best romantic vacation travel in the entire world, and serve as the perfect scene for your romantic getaway. Whether you’re looking to start a passionate lifetime of love, or rekindle an old flame, our island is the best destination for setting the right mood. Imagine how your romance-filled days and nights might go by taking a look through Aruba’s best adults-only resorts below.

Brickell Bay Beach Club & Spa

The Brickell Bay Beach Club Aruba is a boutique hotel that has everything you need for a luxurious trip to get away from it all. With the 24-hour fitness center and the Brickell Bay Spa, you can be assured that you will leave Aruba refreshed and ready to take on the world.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Spend your honeymoon at this gracious eco-friendly resort. Enjoy each other’s company at the day spa, or celebrate your union during the beach bar’s daily happy hour. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort was voted Most Romantic Hotel in the World, and for good reason! Experience it for yourself.

Riu Palace Antillas

Let the friendly staff welcome you with a nice glass of Cava, and allow yourself to be immersed in the world of the Riu Palace Antillas. Wine and dine at the diverse restaurants and dance the night away at one of the bars. Entertainment is plentiful when staying at this resort on Palm Beach

Golf Resorts

Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf

For the serious golfers out there, we get it: the perfect Golf getaway consists of golf and only golf, so there’s no point talking about anything else! But for your spouses, family and friends, the option of relaxing on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean during downtime may serve as the perfect selling point for convincing them to let you take that golf getaway. Combining some tee-time with the ultimate Caribbean island vacation destination, and you’re sure to hit on a winning package that’ll please everyone on the roster. Check out Aruba’s best golf resorts below! 

Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort

There is only one thing better than playing golf, and it’s playing golf in Aruba. The Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort is the home to The Links at Divi Aruba. This beautiful golf course and training facility attracts amateurs and professionals alike. After a good game, this resort offers all you need to properly unwind and enjoy a lovely vacation.

Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf

Do you dream of playing golf while having a panoramic view of the Caribbean Sea? At the Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf this dream becomes reality! This resort offers a great variety in villas, apartments, and estate homes. When it’s time to store the golf clubs, come enjoy dinner and a drink at our renowned restaurant. The perfect end to a great day.

Boutique Resorts & Hotels

Boardwalk One & Two Bedroom Suites.jpgBoardwalk Small Hotel Aruba

While Aruba is known for its hotel strip dotted with world-class resorts, there are plenty of other options for those that prefer something on a smaller scale. More and more travelers nowadays look for cozy and quaint boutique resorts, and the good news is that Aruba’s got them in spades! These resorts are ideal if you are looking for personalized service, a smaller, less busy environment, and the perfect tranquility that isn’t typically available from a mega-resort. Aruba’s best boutique hotels are listed below.

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort

This resort is just more proof good things come in small packages. The Dutch Caribbean flair and unique architecture are enough to make you fall in love with this boutique hotel. The Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort is perfectly located across from the beautiful Eagle beach.

Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba

Staying at the Boardwalk Small Hotel Aruba is a unique experience. The spacious casitas you stay in are surrounded by the gardens of a historic coconut plantation near Palm Beach. The casitas are fully equipped and tastefully decorated. It’s the perfect place to revel in your tranquil Caribbean getaway.

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

The Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa has all the tools to build your perfect relaxing vacation. After having experienced the deluxe rooms complete with waterfall showers and the sea-side yoga classes, you will certainly want to extend your stay.

Budget-Friendly Resorts & Hotels

talk of the town pool1Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club

Travelers seeking serene accommodations at an affordable price will find their perfect temporary home right here in Aruba, one of the most budget-friendly destinations in the Caribbean. Aruba’s low-cost accommodations offer the same hospitable welcome you want, without all the additional pomp and circumstance that you’d like to avoid. Here in Aruba, we can promise that service with a smile is an absolute given! If you’re looking to take a great Caribbean vacation without spending a great pile of money, then the budget-friendly Aruba hotels and resorts listed below will be your best bet.

Arubiana Inn

This intimate 18 room resort shows off a part of our island’s history with its colonial room décor. Start your morning right at the Arubiana Inn by requesting their daily breakfast service. After breakfast, how about a leisurely stroll to the beach? The beloved Eagle Beach is at walking distance!

Caribbean Palm Village Resorts

At the Caribbean Palm Village Resort, it is very important that the Aruban Hospitality culture shines brightly! Aside from making sure you are comfortably settled in your lavishly decorated rooms and suites, they also provide services such as a free shuttle to the beach!

MVC Eagle Beach

With only 19 guest rooms, MVC Eagle Beach provides a cozy and intimate environment to enjoy your family vacation right. Not only is this hotel a great value, it also very conveniently located near Eagle Beach.

Talk of the Town Hotel & Beach Club

This intimate boutique hotel has the benefit of being centrally located while still being at a distance from the hustle and bustle of the hotel area. The Talk of the Town hotel is a great place to stay if you desire the best of both worlds.

Malibu Hotel

This very conveniently located hotel is at walking distance from downtown Oranjestad. Free airport pick-up is available for your convenience. The Malibu Hotel is all about providing comfort and friendly service to its guests!

The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba

This tropical oasis has spacious and comfortable guest rooms for every budget. Go on a romantic getaway with your significant other, or bring the kids! The entire family will enjoy their stay at The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba.

Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino

During your relaxing stay at Tropicana Aruba Resort & Casino, you will only be a short stroll away from Eagle Beach! If you feel like you didn’t soak up enough sun at the beach, don’t worry! You can relax at their pool with a drink from the Crazy Parrot Pool Bar & Grill too!

Book Your Trip Today

So there you have it, a comprehensive list of Aruba’s many wonderful hotels. You now have all the information you need to choose your home away from home for your upcoming trip to the One happy island. Get booking! We hope to see you soon.


This blog is created by Diantha Boekhouwer and Jennifer Richardson from the Aruba Tourism Authority. 
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About the blogger: Aruba Tourism Authority
The Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.) is the Destination Marketing and Management Organization (DMMO) for Aruba responsible for uniting tourism interests amongst the on- and off-island stakeholders/partners for the purpose of coordinating destination marketing, destination development and destination partnerships.