Good times and good eating made easy at Aruba’s Riu Palace Antillas
Riu Palace Antillas, Aruba

Good times and good eating made easy at Aruba’s Riu Palace Antillas

ARUBA — Clients looking to visit the beautiful island of Aruba may discover that the Riu Palace Antillas perfectly fit their needs.

A recent visit showcased the adults-only, 24-hour all-inclusive property, located directly on renowned Palm Beach.

With a capacity of 1,030 guests, there are 334 well-appointed rooms. Some 56 of the rooms are suites, 14 of which are oceanview with one on each floor.


Some people wish to visit a resort and not lift a finger during their entire stay, while enjoying every minute. Riu Palace Antillas is just the place to do this, in a picturesque setting. Guests can drink, eat and celebrate in excess all day long for the entire trip, making plenty of new friends in the process. It would be perfectly acceptable to not leave the swim-up bar the entire day, or trip for that matter, just indulging in endless fun in the sun.

Looking to switch it up from the pool area? No problem, it’s mere steps to the beach where loungers and affixed grass umbrellas for shade await. It would be safe to assume that some guests never even make it off the property during their stay, besides the occasions they decided to take the short walk to the Palm Beach strip for more pomp and revelry.

Food and drink are available at all hours of the day at RIU Palace Antillas, in the buffets, lounges and à la carte restaurants. If that’s not enough, even more delivered to your room is just a phone call away, not to mention a restock of the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in each room’s minibar. The hotel does any excellent job of changing up the options in the buffet each day.

The four à la carte restaurants for dinner, in addition to the buffet that has live music, are Arubian, Italian, fusion and a steakhouse. One nice touch: as the seating is first-come-first-served, there are pagers for those waiting, so they can do their thing elsewhere in the hotel instead of having to wait impatiently at the hostess station.

For anyone who wishes to get away from raucous celebrating, there’s a quiet VIP pool inside a fenced area. There’s also a gym and pool aerobics for anyone whose guilt has reached a tipping point following multiple plates at the buffet. Or guests might choose to dance some of it off at the disco. Every Friday there’s a RIU party, either white or neon themed. Equipment for stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), kayaks and snorkelling is provided at the beach kiosk. Gambling is popular in Aruba and there’s an onsite casino. For anyone who needs a break from the beach or pool, there’s excellent shopping on the ground floor. There’s also an onsite Renova-brand spa at extra cost.

RIU Palace Antillas staff will go out of their way to make sure everyone is enjoying themselves. Management says the comment they hear most is “your staff is always smiling and helping.” The hotel also has its own app for things like towel requests, reporting issues, learning about the property before and during stays and, coming soon, room service orders.

To give an idea of the clientele, 70% of guests are 40 – 60 years old, and around 98% of guests are couples.

For clients travelling with kids, there’s the RIU Palace Aruba right next door. Adult guests can make use of the facilities at both properties, except they must stick to the à la carte restaurants at their property.

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