Part of the ABC islands, Aruba is renowned for its powdery white sand, just a handful of miles from the edge of South America. Aruba offers perfect year-round weather, national parks, and stunning underwater adventures.
But when it comes to choosing where to base yourself, you can really take your vacation experience to the next level with a stay at one of the all-inclusive resorts in Aruba. It’s not just convenience on offer either. Travelers will have access to some of Aruba’s most spectacular locations, along with endless relaxation and adventures.
Whether you’re looking for a family vacation or a romantic escape, you’ll find a resort that works for you in Aruba. With all-inclusive you can enjoy all the comforts of home plus meals, drinks and sometimes recreational activities all included in one rate.
10. Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort
Featuring more than a dozen restaurants, you’ll have a different one for every night at Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort. But the fun doesn’t end there. As the kids run amok at the kids’ club, you can make use of the free time in a whole manner of ways.
The beach, of course, awaits with welcoming arms. But after some time sunbathing, try your hand at some tennis, go snorkeling or settle in for a luxurious spa treatment. Plus, the on-site golf course is always around the corner.
This resort is great for families and larger groups offering rooms for up to six guests.
9. Riu Palace Antillas
The adults-only Riu Palace Antillas ticks all the boxes for those seeking a romantic getaway. On Palm Beach, guests will have access to a private balcony or spacious garden terrace just a hop and step from the gorgeous beach.
After making use of the resort’s plentiful supply of beach lounges, take your paradise experience to the next level. Set out for a sail on the Caribbean Sea or jump on board a kayak. Dive into the crystal clear waters and see what treasure lies beneath.
For adventures on dry land, make use of the Riu Palace’s bicycles, hit the golf course or go for a hike.
8. Holiday Inn Resort Aruba
Take the entire family on an all-expensive covered experience to Aruba with a stay at the Holiday Inn Resort. Here, you’ll enjoy all the qualities of all-inclusive while maintaining a budget that works for the whole crew.
The Holiday Inn Resort is surrounded by all the fun and action of Palm Beach. Let the critters run amok as you enjoy the resort’s spa or the peaceful walk to the lengthy patch of golden sand and sparkling turquoise sea.
But it’s not just relaxation that will make this your family’s best vacation yet, but also the shops, entertainment district and theaters that will ensure all ages have a smile splashed across their face.
7. Divi Aruba All Inclusive
Set upon the beautiful Druif Beach, the Divi Aruba All Inclusive is an exciting mix of events and relaxation. Upon arrival, you’ll be presented with a range of options that will help tailor your vacation to suit entirely the needs of your traveling crew.
Choose between themed shows and salsa dancing or catamaran sailing or snorkeling. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. The resort provides access to ten different restaurants, of which a few will become daily favorites. They’ll keep you energized to enjoy what’s sure to become a bursting itinerary. One that may even include the 30-foot rock-climbing wall set upon Druif Beach.
6. Riu Palace Aruba
Featuring some of the most striking architecture of any resort in Aruba, the Riu Palace is ready to welcome you with open arms. A mix of utter luxury and family-friendly amenities to Riu Palace aims to provide the best of both worlds in a hard-to-beat location.
The resort’s 400 rooms provide easy access to a duo of beautiful pools. They’re surrounded by white tiles and an orange deck, alluding to Riu Palace’s beautiful mix of Middle Eastern and Greek design. Stay well-fed at any one of the five restaurants on offer, complete with a range of cuisines and a tempting ice cream parlor.
With a cocktail or ice cream in hand, take five steps and enjoy the resort’s beachfront location.
5. Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive
Another family-friendly resort to add to your growing list of options is the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive. The immersive colors of the Caribbean Sea will flood your room every morning, welcoming you to yet another day in paradise.
After your morning coffee, taking in the unforgettable sights, wander down to one of Tamarijn’s ten restaurants for an energizing breakfast. From there, you can make a beeline to the beach and its cozy palapas as the young ones join the Sea Turtles Club for a day of fun and games. These include arts, crafts, rock climbing and exciting treasure hunts.
Along with the beautiful location and more restaurants than you’ll need, there are themed nights for the whole family and four freshwater pools to decide between. Remember folks, kids under 12 stay free!
4. Aruba Marriott Resort
On Palm Beach, the Aruba Marriott Resort offers the largest spa house on this Caribbean island along with the thrilling Stellaris Resort. Facing out of the vast blue sea, you’ll wake up to beautiful views, best enjoyed on your private balcony.
After making use of your extensive breakfast options, choose between the dozens of palapas and slowly wake up to the sounds of the crashing waves. From there, pick between surfing, sailing and kayaking or simply chilling by either the family or adults-only pools.
To prepare for a big night out at Stellaris Casino, rejuvenate at Mandara Spa, home to a thorough list of options, including couples’ massages.
3. Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort
On the edge of downtown Aruba, the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort is ready to deliver an experience of unparalleled luxury. The Renaissance takes choice to another level, offering two resorts, one exclusively for adults and the other for families.
After making your choice, you’ll have access to an eye-catching private island and resort experience tucked away from the bustling Oranjestad. Guests can challenge themselves to a swim around the entire island or simply take in the calming views.
Both resorts have access to Wind Creek’s 24-hour casino where you can try your luck and win big. Commiserations, however, are never far away thanks to the Caribbean’s patented golden sand, along with the handful of bars and restaurants slinging up coal-fired pizza.
2. Manchebo Beach Resort
You’ll find Manchebo Beach Resort on gorgeous Eagle Beach. The beachfront all-inclusive resort offers a romantic escape from the bustling high-rise district on Aruba. Here, you can enjoy the peace and the expansive views with your significant other and without distraction.
One thing you’ll quickly notice is the cleanliness of the resort. Among the palapas and between the pools and sea is the result of a conscious environmental effort to preserve such a spectacular location. It only adds to the relaxing aura of Manchebo, which also offers health retreats, yoga and a delightful spa house.
When you aren’t rejuvenating the soul, you can enjoy your room’s balcony or experience each of the resort’s four restaurants covering a range of cuisines from the Caribbean to Japan.
1. Barcelo Aruba
The palms flow with the trade winds at Barcelo Aruba. Steps from the rich golden sand and the endless sea, you’ll have everything you want from this experience at your fingertips. After all, Barcelo Aruba is more than just a five-star hotel.
Yep, your delicious food and drinks are taken care of. But you’ll feel little need to make the most of the resort’s late room service thanks to the half-dozen delicious restaurants and a trio of bars serving all your favorite cocktails and refreshing Caribbean-style beverages.
From there, you’ll have the option of kicking back and watch the Caribbean Sea fade effortlessly into the horizon or by the resort’s pool. But there’s always snorkeling and scuba diving to experience and even tennis courts to make use of.