March 20, 2023

Vacation like royalty at these 5 lavish Aruba resorts

Go spelunking in Aruba’s Arikok National Park, a desert-like preserve in island\’s interior, to see cool petroglyphs.
Aruba’s reputation mostly revolves around its lively atmosphere and the glitzy resorts and casinos lining its white-sand beaches. And, at these 5 lavish resorts, vacationers can live like royalty in some of the best surroundings the island has to offer.

Ritz-Carlton Aruba
Though located on busy Palm Beach, the Ritz-Carlton Aruba is a true escape. Overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the hotel offers plush chairs and cabanas along its stretch of beautiful beach. Inside the property, travelers will find stylish rooms with pops of blue and yellow, all 320 of which have ocean views. In addition, the hotel is home to Aruba’s largest spa, as well as a doting staff.

Hyatt Regency Aruba Beach Resort & Casino
The Hyatt Regency Aruba is an elaborate 12-acre resort that has spared little expense in separating itself from the pack. Its public spaces are stunning, including a three-level pool complex with waterfalls and gardens. The sprawling property also offers six restaurants, six bars and lounges, and the Zoia Spa. For something really lavish, the 29 Regency Club rooms come with his-and-hers baths, access to a private lounge, and concierge service.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba
The boutique Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts offer a quiet, adults-only enclave on 14 acres of the less-crowded Eagle Beach. The serene resort offers a more intimate experience than some of the larger hotels on the island, making it the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Stay in the hotel’s Tara Wing, featuring newer suites with lovely ocean views, a large balcony, and elegantly decorated living areas.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Facing out on Palm Beach, the impressive Aruba Marriott offers a large casino, Mandara Spa, a nightclub, a free-form pool, and 7 restaurants. The property’s recently renovated rooms are among the largest on Aruba, with balconies, ocean views, and walk-in closets. Consider staying at the Tradewinds Club, an intimate hotel within the hotel that offers a private lounge, adults-only pool, exclusive beach area, and other elite privileges.

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

The Renaissance Aruba competes with the best hotels on Palm Beach. The property is separated into the family-friendly Renaissance Ocean Suites and the adults-only Renaissance Marina, which recently underwent a renovation that left it sleeker and more elegant. Its real luxury, however, is the resort’s 40-acre private island – with the only private beach in Aruba and the Okeanos Spa Cove – accessible by a short boat ride from the lobby.

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