All-Inclusive Aruba Escapes
Whether you're seeking a romantic getaway, an adventure-filled vacation or simply a sun-and-fun escape, the Southern Caribbean island of Aruba offers plenty of diverse and interesting experiences.
Its beaches are among the most beautiful in the Caribbean. Sparkling aquamarine seas lap white sands along the south and west coasts, providing a distinct contrast to the semiarid, desertlike terrain of the interior and the north.
Join an off-road ATV or Jeep tour through rugged Arikok National Park, folllow hiking trails to caves and rocky coasts or explore more than half a dozen shipwrecks off Aruba's shores. Trade winds provide ideal conditions for sports like windsurfing and kiteboarding.
Book a soothing spa treatment that incorporates local aloe, whose healing properties have been prized here since the 19th century, or sample the local cuisine reflecting Amerindian, African, Caribbean, Asian and European flavors. Aruba also offers lively bars, dance clubs (particularly in Palm Beach) and relaxed lounges.
Below, I've listed five of our best-selling resorts in Aruba. Each one is all-inclusive, which means the upfront price covers accommodations, meals, alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, entertainment, activities and nonmotorized water sports.
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Barcelo Aruba (4 stars), Palm Beach -- Vacationers will find seven restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and lighted tennis courts at this hotel. Join a game of water polo or a session of aqua aerobics, make use of the available snorkeling equipment and kayaks or join a kitesurfing class. Inviting thatched-roof palapas and loungers line the palm-studded, white-sand beach.
Renaissance Wind Creek (5 stars), Oranjestad -- A complimentary water taxi delivers guests to the hotel's private, 40-acre island, which has no-kids and family beaches, private cabanas, a spa and food and drink venues. The resort itself also is divided between no-kids and family-friendly sections. Guests will find several restaurants, pools, a spa and an adjacent shopping mall.
Riu Palace Aruba (5 stars), Palm Beach -- This property is next to the Riu Palace Antillas, and it welcomes guests of all ages. Among its draws are two pools, a swim-up bar, five restaurants, several bars and lounges and an ice cream parlor. Guests can enjoy live music in the theater, indulge in a massage at the spa or try stand-up paddleboarding on the waves. Some suites have whirlpools on the balcony.
Divi Village All Inclusive Villas (4 stars), Oranjestad -- Surrounded by a nine-hole golf course, this resort offers spacious all-suite accommodations with amenities like a fully-equipped kitchen, in-suite washer and dryer and a private terrace. Guests have access to mulitple swimming pools, 13 dining options, 11 bars and lounges, children's activities and more. Entrance to the golf course is complimentary after 3pm.