This adults-only hotel is set right next to Palm Beach’s platinum sands, and is only a five-minute drive from Aruba’s quirky capital, Oranjestad.
The adults-only Riu Palace Antillas is pulled up against Palm Beach, so you’ve got white sands at your fingertips. There’s a pool and a terrace for sunbathing, plus a handful of restaurants to pick between.
Bedrooms come with all sorts of luxuries, like 24-hour room service, liquor dispensers and roomy balconies. Plus, you can upgrade to a sea-view suite.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
24-hour All Inclusive. Full Board buffet meals. Optional dining at 4 themed restaurants - reservations required. 24-hour snacks. 24-hour room service.
24-hour All Inclusive. Unlimited local and premium imported drinks 24 hours a day. Minibar and liquor dispenser in rooms.
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2 outdoor pools
The large outdoor pool here is set on a terrace dotted with loungers and palms. There's also a second smaller pool which features a swim-up bar.
Main buffet restaurant
With a variety of international dishes and indoor and outdoor seating.
With a range of treatments and massages are on offer.
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junior suite with sea view and balcony or terrace
These junior sea-view suites come complete with air-conditioning, a liquor dispenser, coffee-maker, an iron and board and turn-down service.
suite with sea view and balcony or terrace
These spacious sea-view suites sleep 3 people with a double bed and an extra bed in the bedroom. And there's a terrace or balcony offering outside space. You'll also have air-conditioning, a liquor dispenser, coffee-maker, an iron and board and turn-down service.
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Wonderful adult all inclusive!
We just spent 6 days with our 3 adult children at this beautiful all-inclusive resort. The food was terrific and the service was great. Our rooms were very comfortable and clean, though the beds were just OK.More
Love this Resort - Don't know about returning because it's getting crowded !
My husband and I have been going to this resort for the past 3 years and have had wonderful times .There is plenty of variety of freshly made food,types of meats,veggies,casseroles,hot,cold, cheeses,pizza,rices,desserts ,ice cream.etc. that I honestly wonder how one could say there was no variety. The lunch food is different from the breakfast menu and the a la carte restaurants are vey good.I agree that the Italian one is very limited in choices.The Krystal is the best as far as quality with excellent lobster risotto and steak.The steak one is ok As for lining up ,we never had any problem.We just went 15 minutes before opening and always got right in,however ,I could see that there were large groups travelling together and so in that case ,it's probably harder to sit them together than just two diners. We also had a different take on food accessibility- if we got in to The a la carte - great! But if not,then we were also fine with it,as the buffet was open and there was plenty of variety of delicious food there. Go visit Japan and you'll understand how gross the amount of food we eat in America is and are able to enjoy .We don't have a clue how wonderful it is just to access all this food,even though you feel justified to complain because you paid $2000.for this trip. I think people feel too dramatic about getting into a steak house or a la Care restaurant ,when there was so much food everywhere.else in this resort. Nothing is perfect- "oh no ,there's a piece of gtisle on my meat,"Just walk around the corner to the buffet and be seated and Relax.There is even a lovely coffee ,desert,snack lounge for a little light snack or treat. If you want the kind of food some reviewers are talking about,then go to a non inclusive resort and go to restaurants of your choice.We went to The Screaming Eagle one New Years Eve - which is a must do vacation in Aruba where the whole coastline lights up for over an hour .-it's terrific! The lobster at this restaurant is no better than at Antilles. I must say we've never seen the water so cloudy and the huge waves from a sea storm that brought in dark brown seaweed for days ,but this year they've had unusual weather with rain since November. Climate change ? There is a tired look to the rooms and a musty smell in ours which we just got used to.The closet door was not working and our patio door. ,and a hole in the wall where a picture had been but we spoke to Justin,the gentleman who is the manager ,and he had it fixed by the time we went back after dinner.We complained to him also of the unusually loud constant Rap music at the bar pool ,which you can hear everywhere even the beachfront.He immediately fixed this and had a variety of music played. So I can only say that if you talk to him about any issue that he is able to fix, he will. As far as beach and water activities,the other reviewer must not have really walked a few feet on the sand .The hotel room even has at least 20 sheets on various tours and beach activities you can take part in.We went tubing,there is wind surfing,kayaks,seadoos,paddling,,boat tours ,snorkling at their island day trip and baby beach. Obviously these are not free ,they may be at some resorts.Perhaps before you book ,read up on available activities so you are not disappointed.There is a great little Casino on the lobby level and more just a short walk to any other resort. We love Aruba and the Antilles.We also noticed some slacking g of rules,like children coming into the hotel lobby and elevator ,as well as running through beach top ,not near ocean as beaches are public so the cement structure out 30 feet from shore is not for guests only and the little Arubian children like to play here.We have never seen hotel guests use before- it's like taking their swimming hole from them ,it until this year.Just another sign of crowding and inconsideration.They have their lessons just out from here by the police station. Also the furniture in rooms is outdated for a 5 star.The bed was very.comfortable. We love this resort but found that it was very crowded this year with very large groups travelling here for weddings and 2 groups of Corporations coming together .They closed the steak restaurant for their big dinner in evening . It really can't handle so many people together..The bar pool was very crowded and in order to get a lounge chair on the beach ,people started saving them at 4:30 in the am.I talked to the guy that was in charge of the lounge chairs and he said he's never seen this until this year .Guests are lining up before staff get to work Staff have to clean them and the beach and it's harder on them as well.We saved our cabana and when we got back from breakfast a couple had taken over our chairs and put their stuff on them,they then accused us of being the stealers! saying she was there at 6:30',when in fact my husband got up at 5:30 am as by then we knew the chair situation. Problem with Aruba,is that there is only so much beach,it is public and with over 500 guests at Antilles,fully booked ,you know there is a problem Not only that,but they are building another complex next door in the vacant lot beside Antilles .So it can only get worse. The chair guy told us that everyday he has to try to settle fights over chairs .Its like road rage but about chairs.We had people move their lounge chairs right with us under our cabana ,and there was no privacy for our own conversation.Plus there is only one pool .People play there own music really loud with no consideration for others.Weve never seen so many inconsiderate ,me me people on all our travels to different resorts It's like being at a wedding but on a beach ,so forget about relaxing .The other thing is they are all talking so loud,while standing right in front of you ,because spacing is tight Why go back ? Maybe we won't. We may just be tired of the crowds, noise, and inconsideration between others ! Looks like the world really is Smaller than you think and getting there faster .Flights are cheaper than ever to beach resorts,resorts make lots of money,and so do countries like Aruba that have no industry but tourism .They are planning to rebuild the pier ,this is ongoing right now,for accommodating 8 cruise ships a day at portfrom the present 4 and they think it's great! Aruba will look like down town Toronto with traffic jams ,line ups at stores and restaurants .So good luck getting on a tour,going on the submarine trip,or even getting to your hotel from the airport cause right now the bus driver told us that there are only 120,000 Arubians and 110,000 cars ,which is one car for very citizens.And that does not include the rentals.This tiny gem will crack . Sad really .More
Relaxing and Beautiful
The young ladies and gentlemen at guest services were friendly, professional and knowledgeable from the beginning up until check out. Our 2 balcony suite was great 18th floor overlooking the ocean beautiful to wake up in the morning with an ocean view. The food good. The property in a whole is great . Swim up bar, gym, spa, stores within the hotel you may go shopping. If your looking for a seafood restauran I recommend driftwood take a taxi from the hotel it cost round trip about $22.00 For all you steak lovers I recommended El Gaucho. I enjoyed my short vacation. If you need travel agent I recommend Talani Excellent Travel ask for Tilley (610) 438-2190More
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VERY GOOD BUT
Stayed at the riu Antillas for two weeks in July 2016 staff excellent food good service from staff one of the best we have been to but what lets this hotel down is its rooms this hotel is being sold as a palace with the price to go with it the rooms are dirty worn out and due to be refurbished in the next couple of years holiday company's should not be selling this property as a Riu Palace until this work is completed if you choose to go to Aruba go to the riu Aruba which is just beautifulMore
Stayed here for five days with my boyfriend and his family. As an adults only resort the guests are mostly couples. The best part of the resort is the pool and the bar service, I'm assuming this is true for most all inclusive island resorts. At the pool bar, Nelson did a fantastic job providing not only great service but making sure we were having a fantastic time. He truly helped to enhance our vacation (thanks Nelson!) don't get me wrong all of the Bartenders were wonderful but Nelson went above and beyond delivering drinks and spending time with us, showing us his dance moves and recommendations of sights to see around the island. The food was pretty average. The buffet was decent other than the lines waiting for food. It was best to go early for breakfast like 7:30 and late for dinner, Around 9:15 or you will be waiting a while for any of the specialty stations. The steak house was a major disappointment. The steak was very chewy and had a lot of fat, the service was slow, we never received the shareable appetizer for the table and we did not all get our food at once. I will say the Cesar salad was pretty good. I wish they would take reservations at the theme restaurants, with a larger group we only got into the steak house on the first seating and needed to be in line by 6:15. The 24 hour cafe was a plus and was visited multiple times during our trip. The resort is in a great location, not to far from the strip of stores and restaurants even though it's towards the end. My overall tips and suggestions: Bar cups are very small, bring a reusable mug. Get a drink at the lobby bar before going to eat at the buffet, the service takes longer to get a drink once seated. If you want water in the evening, leave a note to request extra from housekeeping. We kept finding ourselves in search of water. Be careful when opening dresser draws, they have sharp edges and I cut myself twice The desk has outlets in the front behind a folding door, took us three days to find those. Overall the trip was wonderful, the resort just had a few quirks I wasn't exactly expecting. My biggest complaint is the food, however that would not keep me from returning. More
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