One of the first questions most people ask when hearing about your wedding plans is “where are you going for the honeymoon?” We know the importance of choosing the perfect post-nuptials destination and with white sand, calming trade winds and ocean views as far as the eye can see, Aruba fits the bill. Look no further for a romantic destination with activities for all times of the day. Whether you’re looking for a laid-back honeymoon lounging in a luxury beach resort and chasing happy hours or want to spend your days windsurfing and trekking Arikok National Park, Aruba is the destination. Choose from adults-only, all-inclusive and luxury beach hotels with amenities like oceanfront dining, 24-hour casinos and soothing spas.
Best Honeymoon Resorts in Aruba
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino offers a wide array of amenities, but it’s the chic lobby, paired with recently-renovated, sophisticated accommodations that set the tone for this large, four-star resort. Guest rooms here are simple and clean, including balconies and flat-screen TVs. While it is a kid-friendly resort and Aruba tends to be a popular vacation destination for families, guests, from business travelers to honeymooners, enjoy tailored amenities like the large event spaces for conferences or adults-only Tradewinds Club that features a private pool and bar. Dine at upscale restaurants including Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Atardi and La Vista, then get lucky at the popular 24-hour Stellaris Casino. For health and fitness lovers, visit the full-service spa for a luxurious treatment or get in some cardio at the 24-hour fitness center.
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Despite having few rooms, the large property embraces a mini market, gift shop, four restaurants, waterfalls, statues and car rental. Long-time guests and newcomers mingle freely in the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere. The resort’s 72 rooms, contained in two oceanfront buildings, are tastefully decorated in an upscale, contemporary and simple manner. All include free WiFi, an in-room safe, mini fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, beach cooler and a flat-screen TV. Every room has a private furnished balcony or patio. Accommodations are available in four categories: Deluxe Ocean View, Deluxe Garden View, Deluxe Ocean Front and Deluxe One-Bedroom Suite. All rooms, patios and public buildings are non-smoking. Designated smoking areas are available outside.
Guests of Manchebo Bay can choose between four different restaurants: Ike’s Bistro serves Mediterranean fare in a breezy, open setting by the pool; meat, fish, local cuisine and international fare can be enjoyed at The Chophouse; sushi and sashimi are available at Omakase Sushi Bar; and Pega Pega Beach Bar & Grill’s casual right-on-the-beach atmosphere is the perfect place to sample smoothies, local beers and freshly-caught fish.
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
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.
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
At Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, you choose how you want to vacation. Enjoy a romantic weekend in the adults-only zone or fun for the whole family at the all-ages hotel. After hitting the pools and beach lagoon, catch a complimentary water taxi to the resort’s private island—home to Flamingo Beach. Once on Renaissance Island, enjoy kayaking, hang out with the resident flamingos, watch iguana feedings and soak up some sun on the beach. After an afternoon enjoying a private Aruba oasis, head back to the resort for a delicious meal. Dine on local favorites at Aquarius or enjoy American cuisine, like burgers and pizzas, at Papagayo Bar & Grill. Love a steak? Reserve a space at L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House. Adults are sure to enjoy the handcrafted cocktails and grill fare at The Lounge and live music at the sophisticated BLUE Bar.
The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino’s guest rooms are located at the Marina Hotel (adults-only) and the Ocean Suites (all ages). On the Marina side, choose from one king or two double-sized beds in the Guest, Island and Ocean King rooms. For multiple adult guests, one or two-bedroom options are available with the Executive, Ambassador and Royal suites. At Ocean Suites, visitors can choose a one-bedroom Island, Ocean or Ocean Front suite, or a two-bedroom Presidential Suite.