Aruba Accomodation Options

The accommodations you'll find in Aruba are sure to please

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Aruba is not only home to unique rock formations, but a variety of lodgings for island guests as well. Despite the abundance of rooming options, plan to reserve your accommodations far in advance in order to nab the best deal. Resorts – and rates – in Aruba are competitive, with each hotel trying to outdo the other

In Aruba, the wide variety of options are sure to accommodate any traveler's needs. When you're ready to seek out the room that's right for you, take advantage of all the work we've already done for you. You can search for your favorite activity or amenity in the Best Hotels For section, select only the top-notch resorts from our Star Ratings, or even browse an alphabetical listing of island lodgings in our directory. As soon as you find a property that interests you, click on the hotel's name and you'll be able to review a more in-depth description of location, style, and amenities.


Accommodations Map

When you're planning where to stay in Aruba, location plays a primary role. You want to be close enough to all of the attractions you want to see, the hubs for any activities you want to participate in, and of course, the beaches. Vacationers should be aware that most of accommodations are located on the west side of the island, mostly in three main areas: Malmok, Palm Beach, and Oranjestad.

Malmok Beach, which is on the northwest coast, is a great location for guests who are interested in spending a lot of time participating in watersports. The Arashi Underwater Parkis located in the area, as is Aruba Beach Villas, which offers guest free windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling equipment to use during their stay.

Just south of Malmok is Palm Beach. The area surrounding Palm Beach is known for being one of the busiest sections of Aruba, and plenty of opportunity to participate in watersports abounds here as well. Many of the accommodations in this area are sprawling resorts with bonus attractions such as casinos. Examples include Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Holiday Inn Sunspree Aruba Beach & Casino, and Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino.

Further down on the map in southern Aruba is Oranjestad, the capital city. This city takes pride in its Dutch influences, with plenty of Dutch architecture for the eye to see. Guests will be able to choose from rental properties such as Aruba Harmony Apartments, sprawling resorts such as the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, and luxury hotels like Talk of the Town that has accommodations for your average vacationer and business traveler alike.

If you plan to book your accommodations on-line, keep in mind that many of the sites that allow you to book on-line will list a hotel as being in a large city, when in fact it is only nearby. Make sure you confirm that your choice is actually where the second party web site says it will be.

For more details about the lay of the land in Aruba, visit our Map of Aruba, which not only shows you an image of the island, but provides you with a rundown of what attractions you can find in each locale.


Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba

You'll be able to find many types of accommodations to choose from on the island, including a bed & breakfast and a variety of resorts. Vacationers wanting to enjoy a spirited bar scene will encounter just that at plenty hotels around Aruba. Read further information on each of the properties by clicking on them.

A great destination with active on-site recreation is Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club. Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club offers one and two bedroom villas with a variety of views and accommodations to fit the needs of all travelers. From the one bedroom villa to the two-bedroom oceanfront, guests can choose the type and style of place that fits them best. All rooms are complete with air conditioning, floor to ceiling windows, king bed, whirlpool and shower, fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, and DVD player. You will be able to find them at 99 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

A place along the coast that merits your consideration is Marriott's Aruba Surf Club. Marriott's Aruba Surf Club features beach front villas with outstanding amenities. Travelers will find themselves on one of Aruba's most popular beaches and are welcome to enjoy the facilities at the Surf Club's sister hotel, Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club. The property can be found at 103 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

Those in search of good on-location dining options might want to look into Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. Whether choosing a standard hotel room or an upgraded Tradewind suite, the accommodations at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino are designed to provide guests with high-quality hospitality. Each room features a balcony for relaxation, and walk-in closets. Guests can find them at 101 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

Fortunately, there are a nice selection of hotels. If you want to learn more about hotels on the island here.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Paradera Park

Guests will also find non-hotel lodging possibilities on the island, which include lots of condos and a large variety of villa complexes.

For vacationers searching to stay somewhere with a lively bar and club scene, Tropicana Resort & Casino is one destination you might want to consider. Each apartment-style room at Tropicana Resort boasts a spacious and practical layout. Guests will be able to find them at 250 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard.

If you're wanting to book an accommodation with excellent swimming facilities, one location to think about is Tierra Del Sol Resort. Tierra del Sol Resort Spa and Country Club sits on 600 acres of nature-preserve property on Aruba. The villa-style accommodations provide the privacy and freeness guests want to come and go,and they provide the perfect gathering point for a family whose interests vary widely. To reach them, call (297) 586-7800.

Aruba Beach Villas is another place to consider. There is a wide variety of villas. The property can be found at 462 L G Smith Boulevard.

Aruba is home to plenty of additional villa complexes. To read more about on the island, read this page.

Camping and Eco-Tourism On Aruba

Nature lovers should take a look at the one eco-tourism property on the island. In addition to the typical hotels, there will be an eco-lodge.

Cunucu Arubiano is one property of this type found within central Aruba. Ranked as one of the top eco-resorts in the Caribbean, this property allows guests to live the true Caribbean lifestyle by staying in a Aruban and Dutch influenced villa that features 19th century architecture and modern amenities. You'll find them

Eco-Accommodations On Aruba
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location Island
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Individual Villas

Some people often prefer the independence offered by one of the privately rented villas. To find out about other rental properties on Aruba, go to this page.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Some travelers like the reassurance of an all-inclusive package. There are many explanations for their appeal. For example, they provide a simple way to go all out without worrying about other costs.

For travelers wanting to enjoy a lively bar and club scene, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is one destination you may want to consider. The Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino offers a variety of rooms in a variety of settings. Guests can choose from an all-adult area or a family-friendly area at the resort. They can be found at 82 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

One destination along the water's edge worth considering is Riu Palace Antillas. Riu Palace Antillas is an adults only tropical getaway on the beautiful beaches of Aruba perfect for an intimate and romantic island vacation. It is situated on Palm Beach and offers free sun loungers and parasols on the beach. Reach them at (297) 526-4100.

Readers can read more information about all-inclusive properties by following this link.


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