- All rooms have balconies or terraces
- Restaurants, shops and a mall within walking distance
- Casino with five tables and 120 gaming machines
An all-inclusive, mid-range resort on Aruba’s gorgeous Palm Beach. A full casino, beautiful pool complex, lots of restaurants and bars, spectacular beach and great sports and leisure activities mean that guests can stay on-site and fill their Caribbean getaway with activities from dawn until long after dark.
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.
Nearly 20 percent of Aruba is occupied by Arikok National Park and sites of geologic, cultural and historic interest are found there. Desert-like terrain, complete with cacti, gives way to the spectacular, rocky shoreline on the north side of the island. A special attraction is “Conchi,” a natural pool formed by Aruba’s black volcanic rock. A jeep, ATV or horseback ride brings visitors to the calm waters of the pool where you can swim and snorkel.
A 25-minute ride along Aruba’s scenic seaside route leads to the island’s capital and main urban center of Oranjestad, a charming city that dates to the early 19th century. Outdoor markets, boutiques, malls, restaurants, casinos and nightclubs are plentiful and visitors can stroll the sunny streets and admire the Dutch-influenced architecture and lovely pastel-colored facades.