Get an overview of this hotelAll-inclusive Aruba resort across from bird sanctuary

Birds, butterflies

Facing the white sands of Palm Beach, this resort is in the high-rise hotel district on the west coast; the Bubali Bird Sanctuary is across the street, and the Butterfly Farm is a five-minute walk.

Fine dining

Riu Palace Aruba offers 2 swimming pools (each with a spa tub), daily entertainment, a casino, a spa, fine-dining restaurants, and several bars.

Ocean views

Accommodations feature balconies or terraces with ocean views and split-level sitting areas with sofas. Amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, satellite TV, minibars, and hydro-massage tubs.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service

Activities and facilities/equipment

Land activities

  • Volleyball

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium food items
  • Bottled wine
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

On the nearby white sand beach, guests are privy to complimentary beach cabanas. A terrace solarium dotted with chaise lounges and pool umbrellas surrounds the hotel's two outdoor swimming pools, one of which features an adjoining spa tub.

Billing itself as Aruba's smallest and most intimate resort, this property's brightly colored Cool Casino features 170 slot and video-poker machines as well as six tables for blackjack, roulette, and Caribbean stud poker. The resort also has a marvelously landscaped garden with patio.

The hotel Spa provides a range of services including facials, massages, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures. Children will enjoy complimentary supervised outdoor activities. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas of the property.

  • Free breakfast
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness facilities
  • Supervised childcare/activities
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Hair salon
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Elevator/lift
  • Number of floors - 8
  • Total number of rooms - 450
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Satellite TV service
  • Premium TV channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Cribs/infant beds available
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Turndown service
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Free toiletries
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Ceiling fan
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Where to Eat

The resort offers an All-inclusive plan only, which includes the majority of meals and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic), plus gratuities, at Snack Post, Don Nicolas, Nautilus, Krystal, Sayuri, Milano, Nautilus Steakhouse, Bon Bini Lounge, Barry's Exterior, Sports Bar, and Palm Beach Swim-up Bar.

Don Nicolas - Serves breakfast and dinner. International and local specialities. Theme buffets twice a week, evenings. Air-condioned dining room. Nonsmoking, except for an outdoor smoking terrace.

Nautilus - Serves lunch and snacks during the day. Buffets with hot and cold items. Cooking stations. Pizza, pasta, salads, and desserts. Grill and steakhouse for dinner; reservations required.

Krystal - Gourmet, air-conditioned restaurant. Open for à la carte dinners only. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants; no T-shirts or sandals for men.

Sayuri - Air-conditioned restaurant serving Japanese cuisine. Open for à la carte dinners only. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants; no T-shirts or sandals for men.

Milano - Italian restaurant. Open for à la carte dinners only. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants; no T-shirts or sandals for men.

Bon Bini Lounge - Bar with terrace.

Barry's Exterior - Bar with terrace.

Sports Bar - Snacks and beverages. Open 24 hours a day.

Palm Beach Swim-up Bar

Room service - 24 hours a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Nearby Things to Do

Riu Palace Aruba All Inclusive faces a long, flat beach dotted with thatched shades and palm trees. White sands lead to the clear Caribbean Sea. On the beach, guests enjoy complimentary beach cabanas, sun loungers, beach towels, and beach umbrellas. A terrace solarium dotted with chaise lounges and pool umbrellas surrounds the hotel's two outdoor swimming pools, one of which features an adjoining spa tub.

Nearby, a water-sports center rents snorkeling gear, pedal boats, and kayaks, as well as arranges scuba and snorkeling excursions, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, tubing, parasailing, banana-boat rides, fishing, and glass-bottom boat tours. The center also offers scuba instruction and books sunset, party, and dinner cruises that leave from a pier in front of the resort. Guests can obtain personal motorozied watercraft at the resort.

Guests have complimentary use of the air-conditioned fitness room. The renowned Tierra del Sol Golf Course, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is about three km (about two mi) away.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Aerobics on site
  • Basketball on site
  • Parasailing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
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Spa Services

  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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USD 600 Resort Credit Offer - US Offer

Book a 4-7 night minimum stay for travel May 1 - December 23, 2015 and receive up to USD 600 in resort credit coupons at check-in, valid as follows:

  • USD 200 resort credit valid towards select services at Renova Spa (2 USD 30 coupons for a Deep Tissue Massage, 2 USD 25 coupons for special facial treatments, 2 USD 20 coupons for body wrap treatment, 2 USD 15 coupons for Stress Cure Massage, 2 USD 10 coupons for spa pedicure; limited to 1 coupon per service per person)
  • USD 180 resort credit valid towards select activities at Scuba Caribe (2 USD 50 for PADI Open Water Course, 2 USD 20 coupons for Starlite Dinner Cruise and Wet ‘n Wild Full Day Tour, 2 USD 10 coupons for Beach and Cave Tour, 2 USD 10 coupons for Brunch Cruise; limited to 1 coupon per service per person)
  • USD 100 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 200 resort credit with a 7-night minimum stay for Weddings by RIU (applies to Royal and Caprice Wedding Packages; limited to 1 coupon per wedding)
  • USD 20 resort credit valid at Cool Casino (2 USD 10 coupons per room/stay valid to play in slot machines and table games)
Offer valid for bookings made on US (.com) point of sale only. Coupons provided at check-in. The total of credits is per room, based on double occupancy. Resort Credit is non-transferable, non-cumulative, and cannot be used for future stays. Resort Credit can be used for selected services. Not applicable to travel agent rate, tour operator employee rate, Fam Trips, or complimentary stays. This promotion is subject to availability and can change without previous notice. Other restrictions may apply.

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