Powdery white beaches, turquoise waters, colorful culture and dazzling nightlife all make Aruba one of the Caribbean’s top vacation destinations. What’s more, with an abundance of resorts that offer many of the island’s cultural experiences, visitors can enjoy the best of Aruba without ever leaving their hotel. Best of all, visitors to the island can choose among a number of all-inclusive resorts in Aruba where they can enjoy all the comforts of home plus meals, drinks and recreational activities all included in one rate.
6. Occidental Grand Aruba[SEE MAP]
Facing the white sands and aqua waters of the Caribbean Sea in the heart of Palm Beach’s high-rise hotel scene, the Occidental Grand Aruba is an adult-oriented resort with its own casino. Rooms here feature two-poster beds, wifi and balconies or patios with lovely views. Guests can enjoy access to a spa tub, fitness equipment, six restaurants, a disco and a lagoon swimming pool that contains a swim-up bar, rock garden and waterfall. In addition to a wide range of water activities at the on-site beach, guests can also enjoy nearby recreation like golf, hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing and birdwatching.
5. The Westin Aruba Resort[SEE MAP]
Another all-inclusive resort with its own casino, the Westin Aruba is a family-friendly resort located less than four miles from Aruba’s capital city of Oranjestad. Families and couples alike can enjoy access to amenities such as a health spa, outdoor pool, children’s clubhouse, four restaurants, a breakfast buffet and two bars. Rooms feature Caribbean-style decor, wireless Internet service, flat-screen televisions and private balconies with ocean views. Fun, on-site activities include aerobics, basketball and volleyball as well as beach fun like swimming, water skiing, snorkeling and parasailing. Nearby adventures include helicopter rides, kayaking, windsurfing, mountain biking and hiking.
4. Divi Aruba All Inclusive[SEE MAP]
Located in historic Oranjestad with its multi-colored buildings and carved, wooden doors, the Divi Aruba resort sits in a more quiet section of low-rise beachfront hotels. Featuring beautiful flower gardens, fitness facilities, two restaurants and a full-service spa, the resort also offers its guests massages right on the beach. Rooms include choice of patio or balcony that open to either garden or ocean views. Guests can enjoy on-site recreation like yoga, tennis, cycling, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking and windsurfing as well as nearby activities such as golf, scuba diving and eco-tours.
3. Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive[SEE MAP]
Just a mile from Oranjestad, the Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive resort sits as a quiet retreat facing the calm waters of the Druif Beach. Guests can enjoy access to the golf course across the street as well as on-site amenities such as an outdoor pool, health spa, a fitness center with a climbing rock, three restaurants and three bars. All rooms feature views of the Caribbean Sea, ceiling fans, air-conditioning and satellite television. Guests can enjoy a variety of water sports at the beach with its thatched-roof shades and lounge chairs or venture out for nearby shopping, sightseeing and horse riding excursions.
2. Riu Palace Aruba[SEE MAP]
Situated among the high-rise hotel area of Palm Beach and across the street from the Bubali Bird Sanctuary, the stunning Riu Palace Aruba features a casino, two swimming pools, fitness center, five restaurants, several bars and a spa. One of the most popular all-inclusive resorts in Aruba, it rooms offer balconies and terraces that open to ocean views, minibars and hydro-massage tubs. Guests can play a number of water sports or lounge on the beach with complimentary cabanas and umbrellas. Nearby excursions include scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, glass-bottom boat tours and visits to the Bird Sanctuary and Butterfly Farm.
1. Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa[SEE MAP]
An intimate boutique resort perfect for honeymoons and romantic getaways, the Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa offers guests the choice between all-inclusive and room-only rates. Rooms feature charming colonial furnishings, rainfall showerheads, compact refrigerators and balconies or patios. Guests can enjoy access to a Balinese-style spa offering teakwood furniture and the music of chanting birds. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, three restaurants and bars with live music. Guests can relax and swim on the private beach or opt for nearby recreation like golf, snorkeling, horse riding, surfing and birdwatching.