9 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Aruba — Top Hotels for Your Aruba Trip in 2023
There are a wealth of reasons why so many travelers flock to Aruba. The island offers a bevy of enjoyable activities. Whether you’re just looking for a gorgeous beach, adventure activities, or cultural excursions, you can find it. Families will enjoy lots of kid-friendly activities. Couples can find romantic retreats. Luxury travelers can find fine dining, high-end shopping, casinos, and spas.
But where do you book a room while you’re in Aruba if you particularly want to stay at an all-inclusive resort? We have a few recommendations.
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When to Go to Aruba
Aruba is one of the few places in the Caribbean that you can go, where you don’t need to be concerned with the hurricane season. Because it lies outside of the Caribbean hurricane belt, you can find enjoyable weather every month of the year. In other words, if you’re concerned about a tropical storm or hurricane ruining your vacation, make tracks for Aruba.
But beyond the weather, consider peak travel times, too. If you want to avoid both crowds and high travel fees, don’t visit during the winter months, January to March. This is Aruba’s peak season. Instead, consider visiting during the off-season of April through August.
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Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort doesn’t have quite the luxury you can find at other properties in Aruba. However, the resort does tick a few key boxes. First, it’s pretty budget-friendly. It’s a good pick if you’re spending more of your travel budget on a long flight from the U.S. mainland. Second, it offers a ton to do, so everyone in the family can keep busy. In addition to the golf course and beach, there are also four pools, non-motorized water sports, and a spa. Third and lastly, you get access to the property’s sister resorts on the island, too, for even more fun.
Pros: Lots to do for every traveler, plus extra access to Divi Village’s sister properties.
Cons: This resort isn’t as luxurious as some of the other options on our list.
Included: You’ll enjoy access to 10 different pools across the four Divi properties, free golf, and non-motorized water sports. You’ll also get access to the fitness center and sports courses. Additionally, you can expect complimentary WiFi, free parking, and unlimited dining and drinking at select restaurants.
Audience: Budget and family travelers looking for lots to do.
Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd #93, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +1 800-367-3484
Price Range: Starting at $215
This AAA Three Diamond boutique resort is on the smaller side. All rooms are studios or suites, with kitchens. There are fewer than 75 guest rooms to choose from. They all surround Dutch-style courtyards that lead out to the beach. The resort is known for having one of the most beautiful little strips of beach on the island.
The property isn’t the most luxurious, though. Because of its size, it only really has two dining options and not a lot in the way of activities or amenities. However, it is within walking distance of a grocery store and other resorts. At those, you can typically explore more dining and other fun. It’s a great option for those who want resort amenities when they want them, but who would rather stay off-resort, exploring the rest of the island, during most of their vacation.
Pros: This is a small property with an intimate feel, and each room comes with a kitchen.
Cons: If you want a lot to do at your resort, look elsewhere. If you’re looking for a high-end experience, you’ll also want to look elsewhere.
Included: Guests enjoy access to two restaurants and a bar, one pool, free parking, and free WiFi. The resort is also pet-friendly.
Audience: Travelers looking for a convenient stay without anything flashy.
Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 252, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +1 800-969-2310
Price range: From $210
For an adults-only experience that’s not necessarily geared toward romance travel exclusively, try Hotel Riu Palace Antillas. The all-suite resort offers a range of on-site amenities and activities. These include a spa, casino, and four restaurants. Water activities abound, too. Also, it’s worth noting that, while the property is adults-only, it’s very strict about not hosting groups of students or Spring Breakers. As such, there’s no need to worry about an out-of-control party vibe, even if you do visit Aruba during March or April.
Pros: The hotel offers an adults-only atmosphere, but not one that’s catered to either partiers or couples looking for romance. Additionally, each guest room is a suite.
Cons: There aren’t as many restaurants and bars at the property as you might find at some other resorts. The guest rooms also aren’t as luxurious as you might find elsewhere — though many do come with ocean views.
Included: Food and drink, entertainment, WiFi, and 24-hour service are all included in your stay.
Audience: Adult travelers who are neither looking to party, nor looking for romance.
Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 77, Noord, Aruba
Phone: +1 888-441-8922
Price Range: From $620
A property within the Divi Aruba portfolio, Tamarijn Aruba offers a slightly more elevated experience compared to Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. The smaller, more intimate resort is only two stories tall and every single room (there are just over 200) faces the ocean. Once at Tamarijn Aruba, you’re also within walking distance of three other Divi properties. You can take advantage of their amenities as well. So, you get all the Divi amenities and activities, but with Tamarijn’s extra helping of modern style.
Pros: Modern, ocean-facing guest rooms offer an elevated experience in the middle of a busy resort complex.
Cons: If you’d rather have a quiet, private stay, this property likely isn’t for you.
Included: Firstly, guests enjoy dining and drinking at 10 restaurants and eight bars. Then, they also get access to four pools, a range of sports and other entertainment, daily activities, kids’ programming for ages 4 to 12, and free WiFi.
Audience: Any traveler looking for lots to do in one spot, but with modern appeal.
Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 41, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +1 800-554-2008
Price range: From $400
If, though, you are specifically looking for an adults-only resort where romance is on the menu, you can find it at Bucuti & Tara. The award-winning, 4-diamond resort offers a range of ways to stay, whether you choose a suite or traditional guest room among the fewer than 150 options. Each guest room is sleek and modern. The suites are especially spacious. Additionally, the resort is known for its eco-friendly efforts to become a certified, carbon-neutral hotel.
The all-inclusive plan only includes your dining. But, the good thing is, if you book the inclusive dining plan, you can dine not only at the on-site resort restaurants but also at affiliated restaurants around the island.
Pros: This resort is romantic and luxurious, as well as eco-friendly.
Cons: You don’t get much with the all-inclusive option. Additionally, this resort is strictly for adults and especially those adults on a romantic trip.
Included: The resort’s dining plan includes dining at different restaurants around Aruba, for lunch and dinner (breakfast is provided at the hotel). However, alcoholic beverages are not included.
Audience: Adults looking for romance.
Location: L.G. Smith Blvd 55B, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +1 888-428-2884
Price: Starting at $350
While you might think of the Holiday Inn brand as being more for roadside stopovers than paradise getaways, don’t let that notion keep you from exploring all that this Aruba-based resort offers.
Owned by IHG (see our guide to the IHG One Rewards loyalty program), the property is massive. It has more than 600 guest rooms and three high-rise towers. The large resort offers five restaurants, a long stretch of beach, a spa, and lots of activities and entertainment. As such, it draws not only its guests but also travelers from other, nearby hotels.
While not as luxurious as some might prefer, the property is by no means shabby. In other words, for families or couples looking for a stay that gives them a lot of bang for their buck, the property delivers.
Pros: This budget-friendly hotel boasts an international name and a large beach.
Cons: You won’t find an exceptionally luxurious experience here. But, you will find all the amenities you need — as well as loads to do.
Included: Guests enjoy three daily meals at on-site restaurants, as well as WiFi access and daily activities and entertainment options.
Audience: Travelers looking for a range of amenities on a budget.
Location: J. E. Irausquin Boulevard #230, Palm Beach, Aruba
Phone: +1 888-465-4329
Price Range: From $310
Aruba Ocean Villas offers a stay that’s far more unique than anything you’ll find along Aruba’s main resort row. As a much newer property, it features the only overwater bungalows on the island. Each bungalow is chic, with a rustic, natural style. There are just over 10 bungalows and villas to choose from (with more to come, following hotel renovations). All are situated in a small fishing village, away from the hubbub of Oranjestad.
Yes, there’s only one restaurant, technically. And, yes, that’s all you get at your all-inclusive rate. But, if you’re looking for a unique experience that’s worlds away from your traditional resort stay, this is it.
Pros: This property is unique in Aruba and offers the island’s only overwater bungalows.
Cons: There’s not a lot to do on-property and only one dining option.
Included: Expect drinks and meals to be included in your stay. Concierge service is also available.
Audience: Adults only, seeking something unique and out of the ordinary from their resort stay.
Location: Savaneta 356-A, Aruba
Phone: +1 877-920-1381
Price Range: From $499
If you’re a Marriott fan or want to stay with an international brand, but also want something a little nicer than the Holiday Inn, try the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort. With a casino and private island filled with flamingos, and guest rooms situated right in the middle of all the action in the heart of Oranjestad, it’s long been a luxury traveler favorite. While the hotel offers just regular room rates, an all-inclusive option is also available. The all-inclusive option includes on-site dining and drinks.
Pros: This luxurious property offers a desirable location in Aruba’s capital city, plus a private island.
Cons: Because of the resort’s location, it’s a little busier than other, more relaxing locales.
Included: The all-inclusive option only comes with dining and drinks at the resort’s eight restaurants. However, free WiFi, access to the private island, and access to three pools and a private beach are already standard.
Audience: Any traveler looking for a luxury stay in Aruba’s main urban hub.
Location: L. G. Smith Boulevard 82, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +1 800-421-8188
Price Range: From $360
Lastly, Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa offers a mid-scale experience that’s focused on wellness. A spa offers a range of treatments and free fitness and yoga classes are plentiful.
Set on one of Aruba’s most famous and beloved beaches, Eagle Beach, the resort’s all-inclusive stay option isn’t compulsory. However, the all-inclusive package is nicer than what you might find at some of the other resorts on the list above. It’s mostly focused on dining, but with a few caveats. See below.
Pros: This mid-scale property focuses on wellness, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Cons: The amenities and inclusions are slightly less than what you might find at larger resorts.
Included: Firstly, the all-inclusive option comes with three meals daily at the four on-site restaurants and a premium open bar. Then, if you stay four nights or more, you can dine at associated off-site restaurants. These inclusions are on top of other amenities available to each guest. These include free parking, WiFi, welcome drinks, free yoga and pilates classes, use of the infinity pool, and beach cocktail service.
Audience: Adult travelers looking to relax in a quieter atmosphere.
Location: J.E. Irausquin Blvd 55, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone: +1 888-673-8036
Price Range: From $575
Editorial Disclosure: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. This content has not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any of the entities included within the post.
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