Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Aruba


A beach vacation is all about relaxation—leaving your worries at home and fully enjoying your sandy destination. Booking an all-inclusive beach resort takes care of accommodations, meals and even activity details, so you can focus on relaxing, instead of the budget. Indulge in a carefree escape at a world-class, all-inclusive beach resort in Aruba—they come in all shapes and sizes, with options for families, couples and friends. You’ll be staying right on the beach with a dazzling pool, spa and mouthwatering cuisine just a few steps away.


Barceló Aruba

Noord, Aruba

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For those who want to mix some partying in with their lazy beach time, Barceló Aruba is the perfect fit. Smack dab in the middle of the buzzing High Rise Hotel District, the beaches are lively, the casino bells are ringing and the sun shines almost every day of the year. Six on-site restaurants are there to please every mood and palate. Guests can choose from Italian, Tex-Mex, international, Japanese, Caribbean, seafood and grilled favorites. Most offer both inside and outside seating. Two on-site bars provide relaxing places to grab an afternoon drink or a before or after-dinner cocktail.

The resort offers 373 rooms decorated in rich, dark woods and blue accents. Five categories are available: Deluxe, Deluxe Lanai Garden View, Deluxe Lanai Pool View, Deluxe Ocean View and Deluxe Ocean Pool View. The rooms provide between 400 and 500 square feet of space, and all accommodate a maximum of four people. A huge, lagoon-shaped swimming pool surrounded by rocks, gardens and palm trees creates a serene tropical setting where hotel guests can unwind for an hour or two, or all day if they wish. Two hot tubs are also available for guests to use. Barceló has direct access to the beach and amenities include sunshades and hammocks on the sand, bar service, equipment rentals and supervised classes to practice water sports like windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkeling and diving.

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Hotel Riu Palace Antillas

Noord, Aruba

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Hotel Rui Palace Antillas in Aruba is designed with the unique needs of adult vacationers in mind. Treat yourself to self-pampering at the on-site spa or dance the night away at Pacha nightclub. Enjoy complimentary, non-motorized water sports, like snorkeling and kayaking, or lounge around the two pools or on the white-sand beach.

When it comes to dining, the Aruba-based resort offers five on-site eateries. For a casual meal, visit the main restaurant, Atlantis, for an international selection of buffet-style dishes. Want to taste the local cuisine? Hit up Malmok. If you prefer steak, stop by the Palm Beach Steakhouse. There’s also Italian cuisine available at Rimini and fusion cuisine at Krystal. Guests have the option of a private beach dinner for an additional cost as well.

The Hotel Rui Palace Antillas offers 334 suites available in three styles. Junior Suites feature contemporary decor with a king-size or two queen-size beds and the option of a full or partial ocean view. The Superior Junior Suites offer a larger space with the added benefit of a hydromassage bathtub. Additionally, there are standard suites with separate living areas and a king-size bed. All suite styles are equipped with a minibar and private balcony or terrace.

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Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

Noord, Aruba

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Visit the exclusive Hotel Riu Palace Aruba for a Palm Beach vacation filled with fun-loving, luxe memories. With all of the amenities expected of a Riu resort, Palace Aruba’s 400-plus rooms are simple and traditional with WiFi access. While they’re equipped with all of the basic necessities, it’s the property that amazes guests. Check in here and you’ll find a plethora of activities from day and evening entertainment, to two outdoor pools with a swim-up bar, plus another especially for kids. On the stunning, wide Palm Beach, relax on loungers and parasols or play beach volleyball and try other watersports. If you’re hoping for a more rejuvenating experience, book a treatment at Renova Spa, where you can lounge in Whirlpool baths or saunas.

Dining options here include five restaurants serving a fusion of cuisines in both a buffet setting, as well as a sit-down steakhouse. There are also numerous spots onsite to grab a quick bite or sip specially mixed cocktails. Try the casino bar or ice cream parlour for a snack or refreshment. Looking for more wild nightlife? Head to the discotheque at nearby Hotel Riu Antilas.

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