This was our first time to Aruba, and staying at the Riu made it wonderful! Everyone was friendly, the rooms were beautiful and spacious, and the pool was nice to go lay by (the water was FREEZING, so we didn't get in much). The beach was nice and relaxing also, and that water was a bit more comfortable to swim in. The Riu had a great location, so you could walk down the beach to a few pier bars, or walk on the street to a couple shopping centers and restaurants. The only thing lacking at the Riu were the food choices. You had to eat buffet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, unless you made reservations at 8:00 in the morning for one of the 3 or 4 specialty restaurants. You could only make reservations for one day at a time, and if you went later in the morning to do that, several of the restaurants were already completely booked. The lunch buffet by the pool had great jerk chicken, but all the food items out in the open were constantly picked at by birds.
Overall, it was a great experience, but I would recommend making the restaurants more accessible and maybe another choice for lunch, and finding a way to keep the birds out of the food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- > * Opened: summer 2007> * Situated in Palm Beach on the island of Aruba> * Two 10-story buildings, one 8-story building> * Located on the beach> * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach> * 4 km / 2.48 Miles from Oranjestad> * 700 m / 2296.7 Ft. From various shops> * 10 km / 6.21 Miles from the airport> * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Diners ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Palace Aruba Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
- Riu Aruba
- Riu Palace Aruba Resort
- Hotel Riu Palace Aruba Palm - Eagle Beach