Aruba

Hotels in Aruba

You’ll find plenty of plush perks at the hotels in Aruba—big resorts to smaller boutique hotels and condo-style timeshares—such as spas, casinos and great access to the beach. To be near the most dining, nightlife and gambling, stay in Oranjestad; the smaller hotels along the sand are in the Low-Rise part of the island, while the biggest resorts are in the Palm Beach, or High-Rise area. One of the best hotels in Aruba is the Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino, which offers the perks of being located in Oranjestaad, but it also has access to a 40-acre private island and beaches, as well as both adults-only and family lodging. There is also a full-service spa and casino. Aruba Marriott Resoprt and Stellaris Casino is a 411-room beachfront resort on Palm Beach has a a pool complex and 24-hour casino. Radisson Aruba Resort Casino & Spa is a Dutch Colonial Aruba resort and the best hotel on the island for spa lovers, with its extensive treatment offerings. Plus it sits on a 1,500-foot stretch of powdery white sand. Brickell Bay Beach Club and Spa is a good affordable option in the heart of Palm Beach, with just a five-minute walk to the beach. It features a full-service spa and free shuttle service to the beach, and has easy access to local restaurants and shopping.

This spiffed-up former Best Western on the western coast of the island has 71 simple rooms, most of which open right onto one of the Caribbean’s most beautiful stretches of sand. If you’re in search of palapas, azure water, and a cocktail, what more could you need?

Fresh from a 2008 $40 million renovation, this resort has a 24-hour casino, along with 411 guest rooms and five restaurants.

Three-tower Dutch Colonial resort and casino with Aruba's most comprehensive spa, extending onto a 1,500-foot stretch of powdery white sand.

Time-share property on a stretch of white sand with apartment-like accommodations for weeklong stays.

On the shores of Palm Beach, the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort has nine floors with 357 rooms, including special hypo-allergenic rooms for allergy sufferers.

The water's the thing in Aruba—aqua-tinted and so ridiculously clear you can inspect your pedicure when you're in it up to your chin.

The water's the thing in Aruba—aqua-tinted and so ridiculously clear you can inspect your pedicure when you're in it up to your chin.

This beachy inn couldn’t be more different from the high-rise hotels down the road.

If all you need is a palapa and a long stretch of cobalt blue water, look no further.