8 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Aruba
This small island in the Caribbean Sea is part of the “ABC Islands” (composed of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao), the westernmost islands of the Leeward Antilles. Aruba’s climate is near perfect, with warm weather, little rain, gentle breezes and an average temperature in the 80s. Another advantage for vacationers is its location outside the hurricane belt, making it makes it a year round destination. White sand beaches, mountains, deserts, Arikok National Park, and Aruba’s diverse culture provide visitors with plenty to see and do.
Resorts, hotels, and guesthouses are among the places to stay, and many vacationers prefer the option of all-inclusive packages. Families appreciate the convenience and access to restaurants for all their groups’ tastes and preferences, and others choose all-inclusive packages to make vacation budget planning easier. We’ve put together this list of properties that offer full all-inclusive packages or optional add-ons for our readers to consider when planning their Caribbean vacation. Be sure to check the property’s website to see exactly what’s included with your stay before booking.
Here are eight of Aruba’s best all-inclusive resorts.
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This beachfront resort on the white-sand shores of Palm Beach has 373 rooms, all with balconies and ocean or garden views. Seven restaurants, a lobby bar, and a pool bar provide a choice of venues for dining and cocktails. In addition to the all-inclusive program, the Royal Level offers upgraded amenities like a concierge, personalized check-in, and a private gourmet restaurant. The Kids Club, for children aged 4 to 12, offers activities every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
Located in Palm Beach, this 400-room all-inclusive resort has two swimming pools and a children’s pool, plus a beach with lounge chairs, umbrellas, and volleyball. The Renova Spa offers a hot tub and a menu of relaxing treatments. Five restaurants include a steakhouse and eateries serving Italian, Japanese, and fusion cuisine. Buffet breakfasts with show cooking, an ice cream parlor, and bars serving snacks, cocktails, and appetizers are included.
Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort
A short walk from Druif Beach, the resort offers all-inclusive, room-only, and bed-and-breakfast options. With the all-inclusive package, guests have access to Divi Aruba All Inclusive and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive via a complimentary shuttle. In addition to the resort’s three pools, swim-up bar, and Tiki Grill, guests enjoy shared amenities that include seven pools, 11 restaurants, nine bars, free golf, nightly entertainment, and non-motorized water sports.
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive
This family-friendly resort offers beachfront accommodations just steps from the sand and shaded palapas along the shore. Four freshwater pools, ten restaurants, cocktail lounges, and al fresco dining are included, along with evening entertainment and themed nights. The kids’ Sea Turtles Club offers activities like games, arts and crafts, rock climbing, and scavenger hunts. There’s a kids’ menu, and kids 12 and under stay, play, and eat free.
Divi Aruba All Inclusive
Located on a mile-long beach along the Caribbean, this resort offers al fresco dining and beautiful sunsets. Resort guests have full access to the amenities of the neighboring Tamarijn Resort. Dining options include ten restaurants and eight bars offering unlimited beer, cocktails, wine, and champagne. Activities include snorkeling, windsurfing, electric biking and more. At night there is live music, dancing, salsa lessons and entertainment.
Hotel Riu Palace Antillas Hotel
This adults-only resort is located in Palm Beach, with lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels at the beach and pool. Facilities include a gym, spa, beauty salon, and a variety of water activities like windsurfing, snorkeling, and kayaking. Guests enjoy Caribbean cuisine at the buffet restaurant, or they can choose from three other dining venues. Nightly entertainment includes a casino, shows, music and dancing.
Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort
This pet-friendly boutique resort across from Eagle Beach features Dutch Colonial architecture and 72 studios, suites, and two-bedroom rooms. An optional all-inclusive package includes meals at the resort’s two restaurants and bars. There is a children’s pool and a swimming pool with waterfall, bicycle rental, room service and laundry service among the resort’s amenities.
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Located on Eagle Beach, the resort’s two oceanfront buildings feature updated ocean and garden view rooms equipped with mini-fridges, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, coffee makers and private balconies. The optional Premium Culinary all-inclusive program includes breakfast, lunch, a la carte dinner, cocktails, wines and premium beverages. Program guests who stay four nights or more will be entitled to an off-property dinner at a local restaurant.