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2018 Guide to Aruba's Top-Rated Luxury Resorts & Accommodations

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be pampered on your vacation.

You’ve worked hard all year, and now it’s time to unwind! Aruba luxury vacations are the best way to feel like royalty while traveling, as we have it all right here on the One happy island.

Not only are there great luxury resorts in Aruba, but you will also have the most amazing world class dining experiences with a Caribbean twist here. With so many restaurants to choose from, you’re sure to find something that pleases the palate. I live here, and I still haven’t tried all of the fantastic cuisine Aruba has to offer!

There’s no shortage of luxury shopping and activities either. Aruba is the perfect environment to enjoy your lavish getaway this year, as you’ll be free to relax on a white sand beach, dip your toes in the turquoise and emerald waters and let all your worries from back home melt away.

Why else would you pick Aruba? Our island is easy to get to, with several daily flights from North America, Latin America and Europe. The US dollar is accepted, so if you’re coming in from the US, there’s no need to change currency. Most importantly, Aruba is a safe destination where the locals are ready to lend a helping hand if you need one.

Luxury Beach-Front Accommodations

If you’re planning on coming to Aruba, chances are, you’re a fan of beautiful white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. If that’s the case, I’m sure the luxury hotels in Aruba that are located right on the beach will be a dream come true for you. There are quite a few to choose from too! Here are four recommendations:

Sideview of pool bar at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino

For a stunning view of the Caribbean Sea when you wake up, be sure to stay at one of the Hyatt Regency’s ocean view rooms or suites. Step out onto your private balcony with a warm cup of coffee and enjoy breakfast delivered right to your room. If that isn’t the ultimate way to start your day in Aruba, I don’t know what is.

View of Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa in Aruba.

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

With just 72 guest rooms, the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is the perfect location to enjoy your one of a kind personalized Caribbean luxury vacations. The hotel is situated right on the ever-popular Eagle Beach, which is consistently voted one of the best beaches in the world.  Between the spa and the yoga/Pilates area you’re guaranteed to feel completely rejuvenated during your trip. While you’re there, be sure to visit the on property restaurants. Ike’s Bistro, The Chophouse at Manchebo, and Omakase will provide a most luxurious culinary experience.

Friends having drinks and spending quality time with each other at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino

This resort instantly comes to mind when the topic of luxury hotels and resorts comes up. Not only does the ocean front Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino have beautifully luxurious guest rooms, the resort is also known for its great dining options and activities. When staying here, be sure to dine at the Ruth's Chris Steak House. Absolutely delicious!

The poolside Madero Latin Grill at The Ritz-Carlton Aruba.

Ritz Carlton, Aruba

This Palm Beach ocean front resort is what an indulgent trip is all about. The service provided here is top notch and the entire resort radiates an ambiance of luxury. From the thoughtful décor to the spacious layouts and luxurious guestrooms, the Ritz Carlton, Aruba has it all.

Luxury Accommodations Offering Seclusion & Privacy

Privacy can be an important aspect of a vacation, especially if you’re looking to unwind, relax and enjoy lavish accommodations. After all, sometimes travelers want to get away from absolutely everything. Maybe you came to Aruba to find yourself, or to enjoy family time without too many other people around? If so, then you’ll want to look into the following resorts, home of Aruba’s top-rated luxury villas.

Interior bedroom of one of the many villas they offer.

Tierra Del Sol Resort & Golf

Choose a two-, three-, or four-bedroom villa based on your needs and how many people you’re traveling with. The villas at Tierra Del Sol Resort & Golf are fully furnished, the very definition of a luxurious home away from home. The best part about staying in one of these villas, is that you still have access to all the hotel-like amenities such as the tennis court and fitness center with a shower and towel service! Villas also have private gardens with a covered terrace and a pool!

Family fun around the pool.

Gold Coast Aruba

The villas at Gold Coast Aruba offer lots of open space for you and your travel companions. The spacious kitchen opens into a large dining room and living room. The master suite and bathroom have their very own balcony or covered terrace. You can even opt for a private pool in your backyard!

Luxury Accommodations Featuring Deluxe Amenities

Looking for something special? A unique experience in Aruba you haven’t tried yet? These luxury resorts in Aruba offer deluxe amenities that you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere else:

Flamingos on Renaissance Island

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

If you’re on social media, chances are, you’ve seen the adorable pictures and videos of bathing suit-clad vacationers feeding and posing with flamingos. You can meet these feathered friends on the Renaissance Island, a private island that guests of the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino can enjoy at no extra charge! Spend a day on the island, meet the flamingos, have some drinks, get a massage, and go for a swim. An awesome day of exclusive fun awaits.

Pool area during daytime at Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort in Aruba

Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort

For the golf fanatics among us, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort is located on an absolutely stunning 9-hole golf course. Yes, a 9-hole golf course right in your back yard. Book a tee time, swing some clubs and retire right back to your luxurious hotel room. Aside from the golf course, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort has all the other great amenities you would expect from a luxury resort in Aruba.

The Lazy river pool.

Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club

Not only is the Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club a beautiful resort located right on Aruba’s breathtaking Palm Beach, but the resort also has a very popular lazy river. Grab a floaty and let the calm waves take you around the nicely landscaped garden.

Luxury Accommodations for High-End Shoppers

What’s a luxury vacation without a good shopping spree, am I right? If shopping is one of your favorite activities, stay in Oranjestad or the Palm Beach area where you’ll be able to quickly access all the best shopping spots on the island.

If shopping tops your list of things to do, here are two Aruba luxury resorts you will definitely want to consider staying at:

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Aruba

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (Marina Hotel)

The Renaissance Marina Hotel is literally on top of the Renaissance Mall! High-end shopping and delicious eats are abundant in and around the Renaissance mall. You wake up, take a nice relaxing bath in your deluxe resort bathroom to prepare yourself for a long and rewarding shopping trip!  If you take a stroll outside of your hotel, be sure to have a look at the Renaissance Marketplace for more shopping and dining options. Guests of the Marina Hotel also have access to the aforementioned Renaissance island.

Pool area at the Barceló Aruba.

Barceló Resort

Barceló Resort is perfectly located in the very vibrant Palm Beach area. The Resort is right across from two malls, the Paseo Herencia Mall and the Palm Beach Plaza Mall. Whether you’re looking for a nice outfit for tonight’s dinner or some souvenirs to take back home with you, the Palm Beach area will have the store you’re looking for.

Luxury Accommodations for Adults-Only Vacations

Do you plan to travel without the kids this time around? Aruba has a couple of great luxurious adults-only resorts that will allow you to enjoy some well-deserved peace and quiet, as well as offering a great opportunity to make new friends.

The pool area with lounging chairs.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Romance is a main focus at the Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. If you’re planning a honeymoon, be sure to consider this exclusive resort on Eagle Beach. If you’re a traveler looking for ultimate relaxation, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort has got you covered with their special wellness program.

RIU Palace Antillas in Aruba

Riu Palace Antillas

This all-inclusive hotel is located right on Palm Beach. Take advantage of all the fun amenities like kayaking, an introductory scuba diving lesson, and a variety of spa treatments. Perfect for a friends’ getaway or for solo travelers!

Book Your Trip Today!

Congratulations! You’ve gotten through the entire guide! Now you have all the tools necessary to book an unforgettable getaway to one of the very best luxury resorts in the Caribbean! Go on, allow yourself to be pampered on the One happy island. For even more information, visit the hotels and resorts page. Don’t forget to have a look at our Deals & Offers page to keep your pampering sessions as affordable as possible. Have a great vacation!

 

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