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DISCOVER ARUBA'S BEST HOTELS BEFORE BUYING THAT TICKET TO THE TROPICS



One of the most important aspects of tourism is accommodation. A century ago, there was none of that in Aruba. The first seaside tourist hotel of the island was the Coral Strand Hotel, located just outside Oranjestad, on the road to the airport. It was opened in 1943 and still exists under the name of ‘Talk of the Town’. Nowadays, visitors need all the help they can get, if they’re planning a vacation to this once sparsely populated island. Discover the difference in staying at one of the best resorts in Aruba. Resorts of this caliber like the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino will accommodate all of a guest's needs during their stay. At Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts even the tiniest details are taken care of, leaving guests feeling welcomed and pampered in Honeymoon Paradise. And 'if all you want is... everything', as this resort promises, the Radisson Resort, Casino & Spa has it all, for families with children and couples alike. For a distinctive getaway, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is perfectly located in downtown Oranjestad, right in the middle of Aruba's finest stores, glamorous casinos and spectacular events. Dutch Colonial style? All-inclusive? Eco-friendly? High-rise? Low-rise? There are plenty of options for every particular guest. It's only a matter of choice. Find the perfect place to stay by reading trusted expert advice and user reviews, and turn your trip into an unforgettable one.


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Tierra del Sol Resort, Spa and Country Club


A longstanding favorite with golf fanatics, big families, business groups and travelers who want more than the usual, this resort uses Aruba's gorgeous coastline to create a new standard of luxury and an escape from the crowds. With expansive sea, desert and landscaping views, Tierra del Sol offers a championship 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II and a large variety of tastefully decorated condominiums, villas, and estate homes to the experience of sumptuous residential living. Ventanas Del Mar restaurant is open for indoor-outdoor breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and the historic California Lighthouse. To further unwind, guests can enjoy many clubhouse facilities like a 4000 sq. ft. swimming pool, a private jacuzzi, a shuttle-service to Arashi Beach or visit the certified experts of Body and Soul Spa for a rejuvenating massage. "A home away from home" but with Caribbean flair.


Riu Palace Antillas All Inclusive - Adult Only


Lasting memories start at The Westin Resort & Casino, where Aruba's famous stretches of white sand offer relaxation and action. For the adventurous travelers there are sailing and scuba diving tours, deep sea fishing trips, banana boat rides, plenty of activities to keep the family busy all day. From the full-service Etnika Spa to the intimate beachfront restaurant Azull, every facility is designed to help you savor the good life in a stress-free environment. For a full-evening of grand illusions, comedy and never-before-seen magic acts, visit the award-winning magician Adam Steinfeld's nightly show at the Magic Live! Comedy and Magic Theater, off the main lobby. Then try your luck at the newly renovated Palm Beach casino, the perfect end to a sun-filled day. Surprise family members or a couple by staying at the Westin Aruba Resort & Casino, or have a unique amenity delivered to their room when they check-in.




An intimate atmosphere is a prerequisite for a successful boutique resort, along with warm hospitality and a sense of uniqueness. The attentive, multilingual staff of Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa lives up to this tradition by pampering their guests with a smile and making them feel as part of the family. With the one-of-a-kind Caribbean-Balinese sanctuary by the sea, Spa Del Sol and Aruba's first Garra Rufa Fish Footspa, revival of the senses is only an appointment away. For nightlife and shopping guests can take a three minute drive to Aruba's capital Oranjestad, or s three minute walk to the Alhambra Casino & Night Time Shopping Bazaar right across the street. But for simple pleasures, Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa offers a healthy breakfast on the pool deck, a romantic dinners at the French Steakhouse, happy hours at the Pega-Pega Beach Bar or just lazy days on an immaculate beach.


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The Riu Palace may look like a fantasy straight from the One Thousand And One Aruban Nights, it is the newest and biggest 24-hours, all-inclusive resort on the island, conveniently located right in the heart of the famous Palm Beach. With its colossal, white domes and turrets, this palatial hotel promises regal luxury and maybe even a bit of magic. For travelers wanting a sophisticated escape, it's possible at the Riu Palace, where the tropical landscaped grounds and Olympic-size swimming pool open onto a vast stretch of breathtaking beach. Jacuzzi, sauna, health and beauty center "Vita Novus Spa" give the property its full potential, while guests can indulge to their hearts' content with a cocktail or a meal in one of the four à la carte restaurants. Casino, shows, live music are also part of the deal, making this one of the best values for a luxury getaway in Aruba.


Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort


This intimate beach resort fits right in with its magnificent oceanfront location. Offering a variety of accommodations, including fully equipped rooms, superior studios and coveted suites overlooking one of the best beaches in the world, the Dutch Colonial building is a unique alternative to Aruba's large luxury hotels. Despite its diminutive size, though, it's big on friendly, personalized service, and outstanding facilities and amenities. Two on-site restaurants serve a fusion of local flavors and daily variations on favorite international dishes, while the fine dining experience is enhanced by breathtaking sunsets and the tropical breeze. For guests who want more than suntanning and swimming, the resort offers amazing activities like barbeque buffets, dance shows and theme nights. There's also a bus-stop in front of the resort for independent trips to downtown Oranjestad. Whatever the need, the Amsterdam Manor family will go all the way to make your dream vacation come true.


Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino


Where the Caribbean Sea meets the white sandy shores of Aruba, Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino is a gracious base for travelers who want to fulfill their luxurious vacation dreams. Ocean views serve as a panoramic backdrop for a wealth of guest room amenities, culminating with signature Hyatt Grand Beds, elite Les Clefs d'Or Concierge staff and 24 hour in-room dining, while the Hyatt Regency Casino assures adrenaline rushes, glamour, excitement and plenty of challenge. Sumptuous cuisine together with the dramatic setting of Ruinas Del Mar (Ruins By The Sea) Restaurant, the newly renovated Zoia Spa with all-natural treatments such as the Aromatherapy Body Salt Glow, the 8,000 square foot pool complex surrounded by cascading waterfalls and tropical gardens, the newly restyled island chic décor... all of this transforms the resort into a slice of paradise as it seems to flow directly into the crystal clear sea of Aruba.




It's no surprise that high-profile music producer and recording artist Timbaland has chosen this elegant and unconventional resort to arrange his A-list wedding. Although the island's center of activities and nightlife is wrapped around this Four Diamond resort, consisting of the adult-exclusive Marina Hotel and the family-friendly Ocean Suites, the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is a destination unto itself. With an ultra-sophisticated spa, an upscale Renaissance Mall and the entertaining Renaissance Marketplace, a collection of bars, cafes and restaurants to fit any occasion, movie theaters, two of the most popular casinos, a private island for guests only and a Navigator & Tour Desk (not concierge) for on- and off-property discoveries, the place to fully recuperate would be in the comfortable, spacious and elegantly decorated suites. And after a good night's rest, there is an island and one hip and stylish stay to explore... one discovery at a time.




If travelers are searching for just the right combo of sun, sand, sea, spa and excitement, look no further than Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Situated on the Palm Beach, this resort is surrounded by Aruba's spectacular beaches and luxury resorts and has rooms with stunning ocean or garden views. The Tradewinds Club, a luxury Aruba hotel within a hotel offers top floor premium accommodations and is the ultimate indulgence for Tradewinds' guests. With two swimming pools (one is a new Adult Exclusive Pool), the largest casino in Aruba, fine dining restaurants on-site and many sports and tour activities, guests will find plenty to keep them busy. But that doesn't mean there's no chance for relaxation. The resort nurtures quiet moments with its lush gardens, quiet lobby lounge corners and individual palapas for sipping margaritas on the beach.




After a day spent exploring Aruba's marine life, hiking through National Park Arikok or just savoring the sun and some Piña Coladas, guests can easily wind down at the Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino & Spa. The rooms and suites have all the comfort and facilities to accommodate the most demanding families, couples or groups. If a more intense relaxation is needed, the Larimar Spa has a selection of the most soothing massages and revitalizing skincare treatments based on indigenous island ingredients. While kids have their own club room, parents can stroll through the exotic gardens and plan an exquisite dinner at Four Diamond restaurant, Sunset Grille. The Plaza Club floors offer guests an exclusive resort experience, including exceptional accommodations, access to a personal concierge and a Hospitality Lounge that provides many complimentary options, like a complete continental breakfast or afternoon tea. Radisson Aruba is resort, casino, spa and much more.




As if time never flies at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts. The beauty of one of Aruba's most precious beaches has been well preserved by this beloved, adult-only boutique hotel. From the moment a couple steps into the Understated Elegance of the open-air lobby, a promise is made: peace, love and happiness. The garden confirms this with the rustling sounds of its indigenous trees, and so do the softest, whitest sands and clear, blue waters only a few steps away from the eco-friendly, hypoallergenic suites. Being the first resort in Aruba to focus on environmental awareness and eco-tourism, Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts have more to celebrate than 25 years of awards and excellence. This little, Caribbean gem has big plans and is a testament to the adage that good things come in small packages. No wonder that first-time visitors become loyal guests. It's love at first stay here.


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Meet Liliana Erasmus

Born and raised in Aruba, Liliana moved to the Netherlands to continue her college education in Marketing. Since 1998 she’s been back on her beloved island, where she is working as a...  More About Liliana

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