Best Value Beach Resorts in Aruba


Prime beachfront locations aren’t reserved for just the rich and famous. Aruba’s value beach hotel options ensure you find your slice of paradise despite your budget, so you can explore Aruba’s many wonders like Arikok National Park, Flamingo Beach and Conchi. Don’t let your budget hold you back from the beach vacation of your dreams, check out our list of value beach hotels in Aruba for your next Caribbean vacation!


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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Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Oranjestad, Aruba

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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.

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The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba

Noord, Aruba

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With three free-form saltwater pools, a kids’ pool, poolside cabanas, a Jacuzzi and beach service, The Mill Resort & Suites Aruba is the perfect place to unwind, disconnect and melt into the laid-back world of the Caribbean. The hotel’s 163 rooms are bright and clean, and many have been recently renovated. There are six categories to choose from: Vista King, Vista Queen, Vista Junior Suite, Royal Deluxe, Junior Deluxe and Studio Deluxe. Room features, depending on the room, include kitchens, mini refrigerators, soaking tubs, dining areas, living rooms, pool views, balcony/terrace and 55-inch TVs. Rooms are decorated in light colors and wood accents and the airy ambiance adds to the feeling of carefree island life.

The centerpiece of the property is the three beautiful pools. There are plenty of loungers, so guests don’t have to get there at the crack of dawn to snag a spot. Iguanas lounge lazily on the rocks, and every day at noon the staff entertains guests by hosting a live feeding of the resident reptiles. The Mill Restaurant serves guests from 7 am to 10 pm with á la carte breakfast, a breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner. There are two on-site bars—including a swim-up bar—and beach service is available from noon to 6 pm.

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