Accommodations in Aruba

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

Photo credit: © roger4336
 

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.

Location

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.

Hotels

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba

Guests will find multiple hotel types to pick from on the island, including a bed & breakfast and a variety of resorts. Visitors looking to enjoy an entertaining nightlife scene will find precisely that at many hotels around Aruba. Read additional details on them by clicking the names.

A popular destination with recreation on-site 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. Guests will be able to find them at 99 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

A property positioned on the ocean worth considering 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. Visitors will find them at 103 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

Vacationers who appreciate convenient on-site dining opportunities should think about 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.

Aruba offers plenty of other choices too. If interested, you can find out more concerning hotels on the island by clicking here.

Condos and Villa Complexes

Paradera Park

Guests will also find non-standard hotel lodging options on the island, which include lots of condos and several villa complexes.

For night owls wanting to stay somewhere with a good late-night scene, Tropicana Resort & Casino is one location you may want to consider. Each apartment-style room at Tropicana Resort boasts a spacious and practical layout. They're located at 250 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard.

If you are wanting to book an accommodation with good swimming pool facilities, one spot to consider 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. If you have questions and want to call ahead, do so at (297) 586-7800.

Aruba Beach Villas is another notable option. The Arashi Beach House and Villa Alexandra are beautiful locations for guests seeking a private and cozy stay in Aruba. The smaller Arashi Beach House is located just minutes from the tantalizing Arashi Beach, although guests may be tempted to stay on the grounds and relax at the property's private pool with covered porch and frequent entertainment. They're located at 462 L G Smith Boulevard.

Aruba is home to quite a few other villa complexes. Click here to see our article about these types of accommodations on the island.

Camping and Eco-Tourism On Aruba

Visitors who love the outdoors should think about the one eco-tourism property on the island. In addition to the usual hotel choices, there is an eco-lodge.

Visitors wanting to book their stay in Aruba should consider properties like Cunucu Arubiano. 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 will find them

Eco-Accommodations On Aruba
Name Type Phone Number Star Rating Location Island
Cunucu Arubiano Lodge --

 

Central Aruba Aruba

Individual Villas

Some people favor the seclusion offered by one of the many rental homes. Visit this article about the individual property rentals on Aruba if you'd like to learn some more details.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Some visitors seek the added certainty of all-inclusive pricing. There are several reasons why these plans are successful. For example, they make it easy to know the full cost of your vacation in advance.

If you are looking to enjoy a lively bar scene, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is one destination you might 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. Guests will be able to find them at 82 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

A destination on the oceanfront that merits consideration is Riu Palace Antillas. Junior Suites with garden or partial sea views are available. Junior suites can have either one king-size bed or two beds. If you have questions, try calling them at (297) 526-4100.

If you need to learn more about properties offering this option, visit this page.

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.