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White sand, blue sea

Situated in the center of the lively Palm Beach scene, the adult-oriented Occidental Grand Aruba faces soft white sands dotted with thatched shades.

All-Inclusive resort

A lagoon pool surrounding a rock-garden island, water-sports equipment, a buffet restaurant, five à la carte restaurants, and a disco are among amenities included in room rates.

Two-poster beds

Guestrooms include balconies or patios, 2-poster beds with damask comforters, DVD players, and stocked minibars. Wireless Internet access is available. Royal Club guest receive a fruit platter and bottle of wine.

Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive Resort

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 83 Palm Beach Noord 27000

Renovations & Closures

The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:
  • Casino
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

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 and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Tennis lessons
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games

  • Aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Language
  • Water fitness

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Bottled wine
  • Bottled liquor
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at the Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities and activities (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available throughout the Occidental Grand Resort. A business center contains five computers with high-speed Internet access (surcharge). The hotel also offers massages; advanced reservations are required.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Conference space 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 364 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Wedding services 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Hair salon 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9332 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 867 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 2 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Television in common areas 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( USD 20 per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( USD 20 per day )

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive has 5 restaurants and 4 bars. The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

The Palm - Buffet restaurant. Deck seating available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Room service for breakfast is available.

Mexico Lindo - Tex-Mex restaurant serving à la carte dinner. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.

Kyoto - Japanese Restaurant - Asian restaurant serving à la carte dinner. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.

L'Olio - Italian Restaurant - Italian cuisine; à la carte dinner. Deck seating available. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.

Royal Club - Top-floor restaurant reserved for guests of Royal Club rooms. (See Rooms & Rates section.) À la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner service. Panoramic sea views.

Desire - Caribbean fusion cuisine.

The Beach Club - Casual open-air beachfront spot serving à la carte lunch and dinner. Snack food for lunch. Contemporary Caribbean fare for dinner. Dinner reservations required.

Bikini - Beach bar with sunset view. Open mid-morning to early evening.

Splash - Pool bar with swim-up side. Open mid-morning to late night.

Cocktail - Lobby lounge. Open early evening to late night.

Nearby Things to Do

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

The Occidental Grand Aruba faces a 137-m (50-yard) stretch of Palm Beach along the turquoise Caribbean Sea. There are sun loungers, towels, and umbrellas on the beach. A 137-m (50-yard) lagoon-style pool includes a swimup bar and a rock-waterfall island with two spa tubs.

The resort supplies snorkeling gear, windsurfers, small sailboats, pedal boats, and kayaks. Water-sports centers on the beach rent personal watercraft and offer parasailing, banana-boating, waterskiing, tubing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, snorkeling, scuba, and sailing adventures.

Land sports include tennis on two lighted courts, beach volleyball, and basketball.

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

The hotel also has a complimentary children's club.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Basketball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Parasailing on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Beach volleyball on site 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

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.

Travel change options for Occidental Hotel and Resort guests with reservations to destinations under a hurricane watch or warning:

Canceling reservation within 48 hours of departure: Guests can cancel without penalty and rebook a reservation if the airport is closed or flights are cancelled within 48 hours of travel. Reservations must be rebooked within 14 days of the original travel dates. Specific travel dates apply.

Guest departing early: Guests who choose to depart early will be credited for the unused nights, which may be applied towards a future stay at the same resort. Reservations for unused nights must be rebooked within 30 days after the storm. Specific travel dates and other restrictions apply.

Rebook the same hotel for a later date: The hotel will honor the original rate for guests who wish to postpone their vacation and travel at a later date. Reservations must be rebooked within 30 days after a storm. Specific travel dates and other restrictions apply.

Changing travel plans to the same brand at a different destination: Guests can choose a different destination that is not affected by the hurricane and transfer their reservation within the brand at the originally confirmed rate, subject to availability (except Grand Aruba). Other restrictions apply.

Guests must contact the hotel for specific booking and travel dates, using the information on the confirmation received after booking.

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 20 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 20 per day (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Aruba Grand Occidental
  • Occidental All Inclusive
  • Occidental Aruba Grand
  • Occidental Grand Aruba
  • Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive
  • Occidental Grand Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
  • Occidental Grand Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach
  • Occidental Hotel Aruba
  • Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort Palm Beach
  • Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort
  • Occidental Grand Aruba Palm Beach

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

USD 500 Resort Credit Vouchers

Book a stay in any room and rate category for travel now - December 31, 2016, and receive up to USD 500 in resort credit vouchers, redeemable as discounts on the following services: 25% discount on spa services (discount will not apply for beauty salon); 25% discount on the purchase of an upgrade to regular rate room (5-night minimum stay required, not applicable to discounted rates); 20% discount on romantic dinner; 20% discount on lobster dinner in the restaurant; 20% discount on late check-out (subject to availability); 15% discount on any a la carte select wines; and 15% discount on laundry service or dry cleaning over USD 35.

Vouchers and redemption details provided at check-in. The amount of USD 500 equals the discounts given to the guest that can only be applied on the purchase of different services and products within the resort with the maximum already stated. The products and services are not part of the All-Inclusive and the guest will be able to deduct the percentage indicated above on the total amount of the product or service. Guest will be required to provide the wristband folio number, room number, and a signed voucher at the time of purchase. No extra deductions will be made from the guest's account at time of check-out. Resort credit discounts cannot be exchanged for cash, neither totally or partially and no unused portion thereof will be refunded. Resort credit discount cannot be combined with any other discounts, offers, or promotions. Additional restrictions may apply. Promotion may change without prior notice.

Honeymoon Special

Honeymooners reserving a room via this web site will receive the following: 1 complimentary bottle of sparkling wine; 1 t-shirt; ID card for preferred treatment; and 1 complimentary night for the following anniversary.

At time of booking, guests must enter "Honeymoon" in the Special Requests box. When indicating "Traveler and room preferences" during booking, click on the link that says: "I have a special request." If the Special Requests box is not available, guests must contact this property after booking to request the special; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Restrictions may apply.


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