Planning a luxury beach vacation to the Caribbean but not yet sold on a destination? Look no further than the sunkissed shores of Aruba. Aside from year-round trade winds—keeping the island perfect vacation temperatures—and glorious white-sand beaches, Aruba has beach hotels with amenities to impress even the most particular travelers. Ocean-view suites, cozy robes and gourmet dining are only the starts to Aruba’s ample beach hotel spread. Think glitzy evenings dining on the beach before heading to an on-site, 24-hour casino or returning to your plush bed to rest up for a day of sightseeing Arikok National Park, Aruba’s Natural Pool or Flamingo Beach.
Best Luxury Beach 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.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino
The gleaming coral-colored Hyatt Regency sits within a stone’s throw of the sparkling turquoise sea and the grounds boast graceful palm trees, cascading waterfalls and winding paths through tropical greenery and colorful bougainvillea.
The hotel’s 357 rooms come with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and minibars stocked with liquor, beer, soda and juice. Some suites have sitting areas, stereo systems and large working spaces. There are six suite categories and 19 room categories, but not all rooms have ocean views. Suites range from the 819-square-foot Garden and Pool View Executive Suite to the sprawling 2,745-square-foot Ocean Front Governors Suite; the ninth-floor deluxe accommodation features a large living room, 65-inch TV, robes and a full balcony with a breathtaking view of the Caribbean.
Guests can dine at a different place every day of the week and the cuisine is just as varied—Mexican, Italian, island cuisine and grilled favorites, to name a few—and two unforgettable dining experiences are also offered. Have an intimate, romantic dinner right on the beach, or climb aboard a catamaran and take in Aruba’s beautiful coastline and spectacular sunset while enjoying a scrumptious buffet. The resort’s four bars give guests the option of live music, sports, casino or a beautiful beachside setting.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
Recently renovated and set on popular Palm Beach, the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino is an upscale option for families and couples alike. You’ll love the modern design, pristine grounds, comfortable rooms and views. Dine beachside at four restaurants including the open-air Gilligan’s Seafood Shack and Laguna Restaurant. When night falls, there are stunning and cool bars onsite, too.
Make the most of the Kids Club affixed with a playground, and spend your days lounging on the wide beach or tanning by one of the two huge pools. Enjoy the well-adorned and high-tech eforea Spa or other resort activities like scuba lessons, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing and biking.