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Looking for the perfect hotel on the beach in Aruba, but not sure where to start? Visit our Blog for a list of the top-rated beachfront resorts!
If you’re thinking about traveling to Aruba, then you probably already know that Aruba is home to some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the entire world, but which one should you stay at?
Many of the beaches on the One Happy Island are quite different from one another, and just as our beaches offer a great deal of variety, so do our breachfront hotels and resorts!
Take, for instance, the world-famous Eagle Beach: home to the most photographed and renowned fofoti trees in Aruba, Eagle Beach is a prime destination for travelers looking to take their wedding photos, participate in motorized watersports, or cool off under the nearby beach huts. But should you stay at an Eagle Beach hotel or resort?
Other beaches, like Druif Beach, offer a more serene and peaceful experience, and in many cases, vacationers arriving at Druif will find that they have the whole beach to themselves. To decide where you should stay, we need to know what kind of trip you want to take!
Most of Aruba’s world-class resorts and hotels are located right on the shores of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, so you’ll have plenty of options when selecting your destination, and all of the suggestions from this Blog post will allow you to walk from your hotel room to the beach in a matter of seconds.
To help you figure out which one of Aruba’s beach hotels is right for you, we’ve scoured the island and compiled this list of the best resorts for travelers of all types, including families, couples, and those who prefer luxury, all-inclusive experiences.
If you’re looking for the perfect beachfront accommodation, look no further than this Blog post, because we’ve got you covered!
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
Not only is Aruba one of the best vacation destinations in the Caribbean, but it’s also one of the best budget-friendly locations as well!
And don’t worry, taking the frugal route doesn’t mean that you will have to make compromises; instead, every Aruba oceanfront hotel and resort offers guests a unique and authentic Aruban experience providing world-class accommodations and amenities that are sure to keep you thoroughly satisfied.
What’s more, some of the island’s resorts are now offering additional discounts in celebration of their anniversary, so act now and you’ll be able to take advantage of some great deals!
For the best budget-friendly options, please check out our top 3 picks below:
The Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba is not only one of the most budget-friendly beachfront hotels in Aruba, but it’s also one of the best!
What’s more, from now until December 1st, 2019, the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort is offering a 30% discount in celebration of its 30th anniversary.
That’s right, since 1989, this family-owned and operated resort has been pampering guests with top-notch amenities and Aruban charm. Today, guests who choose the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort for their Aruba vacation destination, free Wi-Fi, a freshwater pool with waterfall, bike rentals, and the Passions on the Beach Restaurant and Bar.
Accommodations at this resort include 72 elegant studios and suites, each of which coming with modern kitchens equipped with a stove, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, etc. These rooms also come with luxurious beds and plenty of space for families to move around!
Finally, the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort is also a proud receiver of the Master Achievement Award from the EarthCheck Organization—demonstrating the resorts’ commitment to promoting sustainable tourism in the Caribbean.
So, if you’re looking to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment, the Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort is the Aruba vacation destination for you!
Located right across the street from the world famous (and sometimes acclaimed #3 beach in the world) Eagle Beach, the MVC Eagle Beach resort is the perfect vacation destination to spend some quiet time on the sunny sands of Aruba.
As it turns out, this resort is located near one of the quietest areas of Eagle Beach, so if you’re looking to experience all that Aruba has to offer without the hustle and bustle of somewhere more populated, like Palm Beach, then this is the resort for you!
Indeed, its intimate and welcoming nature makes for a relaxing and revitalizing experience, and with amenities such as a plunge pool, Eagle Beach access, complimentary beach and pool lounge chairs, and a tennis court, vacationers will have everything they need at the MVC Eagle Beach Aruba resort.
As a final note, the MVC Eagle Beach Resort was also recently renovated, with new amenities such as a revamped pool, ultra-faster internet, and the Tulip Restaurant now available to guests.
Rooms at the MVC Eagle Beach Aruba resort come in two styles: Double Room and Quad Room
The Double Room is a 66-square foot room that comes with a single king-sized bed. The Quad room comes with 2 bedrooms, one with a single king-sized bed and another with two single beds.
Both room types feature air-conditioning, flat screen TVs, and a small work desk.
Want to be close to the beach? How does seventy-five steps sound to you?
At the Paradise Beach Villas, the world-famous Eagle Beach is a mere seventy-five steps away, and for 25 years, the Paradise Beach Villas has provided guests with an intimate, family-oriented experience and exquisite amenities, including free-form swimming pools, outdoor Jacuzzis, free Wi-Fi, a covered BBQ area, and more!
For food and drink, the Paradise Beach Villas provides a variety of restaurants and bars that are second to none, including Terrazza Italiana—a rooftop, family-owned Italian eatery located on the third floor where guests can enjoy outdoor seating and stunning views of Eagle Beach.
Accommodations at this resort range from Studio all the way up to a 3 bedroom Penthouse Suite, making the Paradise Beach Villas the perfect vacation destination for both couples and families!
Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort & Casino
While going on vacation is always great, sometimes going on an all-inclusive vacation adds a little extra flair!
And if you’ve never experienced an all-inclusive resort, then you’re in for a treat because Aruba has some of the finest all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.
What’s the big deal?
First, once you’ve made your reservations, your chosen resort becomes a playground that just keeps on giving and giving: want something to eat? Take a stroll and grab something to eat at any of the resorts great restaurants without having to worry about ponying up the cash. Want to grab a drink with a friend? That’s included too!
For the best all-inclusive experience, check out these top picks below:
In terms of having a wealth of dining and entertainment options at your fingertips, it doesn’t get any better than the Divi Village All-Inclusive resort.
With 13 dining options, 11 bars, 7 freshwater pools, a variety of non-motorized watersports, and plenty of nightly entertainment, the Divi Village All-Inclusive resort has the goods to keep you entertained for your entire stay!
Rooms at this resort come in 3 styles: studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom—all of which coming fully equipped with designer furnishings, exclusive amenities, plasma TVs, an in-suite welcome bar, and a private terrace or balcony.
What’s more, the Divi Village All-Inclusive resort sits right on a 9-hole golf course, and guests have access to all facilities of the nearby Divi Aruba All-Inclusive resort.
For those looking to be at the center of all the action, the Holiday Inn Aruba Beach Resort & Casino is definitely the place to be!
This resort is located right on the powdery white sands of Palm Beach and is just minutes away from the main boulevard where travelers have access to countless souvenir shops, piano bars, restaurants, movie theaters, and so much more.
For amenities, this resort includes a 24-hour fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary bicycles, an in-house kids club, beachfront restaurants and bars, and copious amounts of entertainment.
Guest Accommodations include 590 rooms and suites equipped with soft linens, contemporary furniture, beautiful lighting, and modern décor.
If watersports are your thing, then the Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive Resort is exactly what you’ve been looking for!
With numerous watersports activities like windsurfing, sailing, and snorkeling right at your fingertips, the Tamarijn offers non-stop excitement.
And when you’re ready to indulge in great food, drink, and fun, the Tamarijn resort also features 10 unique dining options, 8 bars, and live nightly entertainment.
If you’re looking for even more excitement, the Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive resort is just a few steps away from the Alhambra casino and neighboring Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort where guests can experience the beautiful 9-hole golf course.
Finally, all 236 rooms at this resort provide spectacular oceanfront views from either a private patio or balcony.
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
Nothing says luxury more than 5-star accommodations, world-class amenities, all-inclusive, etc., and in Aruba, vacationers can find all of the above!
From giant, palace-sized resorts to smaller boutique hotels, Aruba has a beachfront, luxury vacation destination for every type of traveler.
Below are some of our top picks for luxury accommodations on the island of Aruba:
If you’re looking for the absolute best, luxurious experience, look no further than The Ritz Carlton, Aruba.
Located right next to the majestic Caribbean Sea, the Ritz Carlton Aruba offers a 5-star experience that is unlike anything else on the island.
Amenities include 6 dining venues, including the famous BLT Steak restaurant, a luxury spa featuring 13 treatment rooms, a 24-hour casino with live entertainment, beachfront venues and custom catering, 320 luxury guest rooms and suites, and so much more!
Accommodations at the Ritz Carlton Aruba include a 46-inch flat-screen television, spacious bathrooms with deep full-sized baths and separate showers, in-room internet access, lightweight terry bathrobes, and high-quality linens, including the Ritz Carlton signature featherbeds!
Located at the foot of Palm Beach, the 5-star Barceló Aruba all-inclusive resort offers some of the best sport and leisure activities on the entire island.
With its spectacular swimming pool, stunning gardens, and a wide variety of supervised watersports like snorkeling, diving, beach volleyball, and more, the Barceló Aruba resort has something for everyone!
And once you’re done enjoying yourself in the crystal clear waters of Palm Beach, indulge in Barceló Aruba’s rich culinary offerings, including 6 restaurants and 3 bars.
Barceló Aruba is also home to the Royal Level Barceló Aruba boutique hotel, which offers all the luxury and sophistication that you could wish for.
If you’re looking for a luxury, beachfront vacation experience that’s a bit more mature, than RIU Palace Aruba should be at the top of your list!
Located in Palm Beach, the RIU Palace Aruba resort is an adult-only resort featuring over 400 rooms and convenient amenities like Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and fully stocked minibars.
In addition to these amenities, the RIU Palace Aruba resort also features two outdoor pools, a kid’s pool, and if you want to hit the beach, the resort can also provide loungers and parasols to relax in the Aruban sun.
What’s more, the RIU Palace Aruba resort is a 24-hour resort providing both dining and entertainment at all hours of the day!
If you’re looking to get a workout, this resort also offers an on-site fitness center, beach volleyball, paddle surfing, and kayaking.
For food, guests can indulge in 5 unique restaurants with selections spanning breakfast buffets, delicious fusion cuisines, Italian, Japanese, and select cut steaks from the poolside steakhouse.
Aruba Marriot Resort & Stellaris Casino
Aruba is the perfect Caribbean destination for those looking to celebrate their anniversary, honeymoon, or experience a romantic getaway.
With its year-round sunshine, salty breeze, and pristine beaches, Aruba is a paradise that entices the heart to express itself!
Aruba also has numerous accommodations for couples looking for a secluded getaway, with some resorts even providing private beaches, pools, and spa services.
And for couples looking for a more active vacation, Aruba also has a number of all-inclusive couples' resorts providing countless dining and entertainment options.
Below are our top picks for a romantic getaway in Aruba:
Nothing screams romance more than a boutique hotel where couples can relax, see the sights, and receive personalized service from one of the best places to stay in Aruba. Right accross the street from the powdery white sand.
And that’s exactly what guests can expect to find at the Boardwalk Small Hotel!
Ranked the 2nd best beach hotel in Aruba by TripAdvisor, this hotel offers 14 spacious casitas spread out in the peaceful gardens of a historic coconut plantation and is just seconds away from the beautiful Palm Beach where guests have access to their very own dedicated slice of prime beach real estate.
Adding to the excitement is complimentary palapas lounge beds, complimentary beach towels, coolers for snacks and drinks, and snorkeling gear!
What’s more, the rooms at the Boardwalk Small Hotel come fully equipped with kitchens, modern bathrooms, and private patios with hammocks and BBQ grills.
Nestled in the quieter Eagle Beach is one of Aruba’s most treasured resorts: the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa.
For over 50 years, the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa has been a top pick for couples looking for a romantic getaway. And, with renovations now complete, this resort is ready to welcome a whole new generation of vacationers!
Couples staying at this hotel can indulge in couples’ massages in a Balinese spa pavilion, candlelit dinners directly on the sand, and a severe lack of crowds—that’s right, with just 72 guests rooms, many couples are astatic to find that they can have the pristine Eagle Beach all to themselves.
So, whether you’re proposing, getting married, celebrating your anniversary, looking for the perfect spot for a honeymoon, the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa has got you covered!
Speaking of accommodations, each room at this resort offers a blend of contemporary island style with modern day amenities and services like furnished patios and balconies, spa-inspired bathrooms with marble and cherry wood finishes, mini-fridges, microwaves, and so much more!
For couples who prefer the hustle and bustle of a trendy and popular Aruban resort, the Aruba Marriot Resort & Stellaris Casino has exactly what you’re looking for!
Amenities include world-renowned restaurants like Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, a Balinese-style spa, a fitness center and sauna, and the ever popular 24-hour Stellaris Casino, which also happens to be the largest casino on the island.
This Vegas-style casino features over 26 gaming tables, including Let it Ride Poker, Three Card Poker, Caribbean Stud Poker, and of course, Blackjack!
If you prefer to sit back and play a slot machine, the Stellaris Casino also features over 500 of the latest and greatest slot machines, including the exclusive Wheel of Fortune slot machines!
Other Amenities include the adult-only H2Oasis pool where couples can sip their favorite cocktails in their own private cabana, and what’s more, accommodations feature revamped rooms with full-kitchens, flat screen TVs, free internet access, Jacuzzis, and complimentary coffee.
Divi Dutch Village Resort
Looking for the perfect Caribbean destination for your family vacation? Look no further than the island of Aruba!
With countless beachfront hotels and resorts offering great amenities, activities, entertainment, and even childcare services, Aruba is sure to offer a family vacation experience that’s unlike anything else in the Caribbean.
What’s more, Aruba’s family resorts come in all shapes and sizes: want an all-inclusive experience where you can kick up your feet and relax? How about a small and peaceful resort right next to the beach? No matter what you’re after, Aruba has got you covered!
As a final note, Aruba is also one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, so parents can rest assured that their family will be safe while exploring everything Aruba has to offer.
Below are our top picks for families looking for a beachside family vacation in Aruba:
Traveling with the family doesn’t mean that you have to skimp out luxury, and at the Marriot’s Aruba Ocean Club, families of all sizes can enjoy great amenities like prime beach space on Palm Beach, exquisite dining and shopping, a 24-hour casino, a kids club, and a spacious fitness center!
In addition, this resort also features a swim-up pool bar, a 24-hour café, the luxurious Mandara spa, and a sports bar and grill overlooking the majestic Palm Beach.
Accommodations at this resort come in two flavors: one and two-bedroom condo-style villas with enough room for 8 guests! Both of these room villa types come with separate living and dining areas featuring fully-equipped kitchens, furnished balconies, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
The Divi Dutch Village Resort is a peaceful, all-suite Caribbean resort located in a lush tropical garden dotted with freshwater pools and is just steps away from Druif Beach where guests can enjoy crystal clear waters perfect for swimming and water sports.
What’s more, the Divi Dutch Village Resort is not too far from downtown Oranjestad where guests can find luxury retailers, diverse boutiques, and dazzling jewelry stores.
Renovated in 2017, the resort’s all-suite accommodations include fully-equipped kitchens, air-conditioning, television, and elegant Caribbean décor.
Amenities include 3 freshwater pools, a swim-up bar, poolside lunches and snacks, full-service spa, lighted tennis courts, a rock climbing wall, and more!
Located right on the shores of the world-famous Eagle Beach, one of Aruba’s most popular and iconic natural attractions, the Casa Del Mar Beach Resort has more than enough amenities and great accommodations to please the entire family!
Families staying at this resort get to choose between two luxurious suite types: the Presidential and the Ambassador.
The Presidential features two bedrooms, two baths, and enough facilities for six persons. The Ambassador is a one-bedroom, one-bath suite that features a fully-equipped kitchen and dining room with enough space for a family of four. In addition, both suite types have spacious private balconies or patios with a table and 4 chairs.
Finally, the Casa del March Beach Resort also features a convenient, on-site minimart, babysitting services, and a children’s activity center—all of which being instrumental in making your Aruban family vacation as enjoyable as possible!
Now that you know exactly what Aruba’s best beachfront hotels are all about, you should be ready to pick your perfect spot, and book your trip!
But don’t forget to check out our Deals & Offers page to get the best price on your stay, because you never know what kind of deals could be waiting for you!