Accommodations in Aruba

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

Guests will find multiple types of accommodations to select on the island, including a bed & breakfast and plenty of resorts. Those looking to enjoy an entertaining late-night scene will encounter just that at many hotels around Aruba. Click on the links to read more info.

A great vacation destination for 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. Visitors can find them at 99 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

One destination along the ocean with excellent views of the water is Marriott's Aruba Surf Club. Marriott's Aruba Surf Club offers one, two, and three bedroom villas with a variety of views and accommodations to fit the needs of all travelers. From the one bedroom villa to the three-bedroom ocean view, 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, over-sized bathroom with soaking tub and shower, fully equipped kitchen, cable TV, and private balcony. Visitors will be able to find them at 103 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

Vacationers in search of good on-site dining 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. They're at 101 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

These are just a sample of what you can find. To learn about more the standard hotels available, visit this page.

Condos and Villa Complexes

There are non-hotel accommodations on the island, which include tons of condos and a large variety of villa complexes.

If you're searching to stay somewhere with a lively late-night scene, Tropicana Resort & Casino is one location you may want to think about. Previously known as La Cabana Beach & Racquet Club, the Tropicana Resort & Casino has been in operation since the end of 1990. Though it offers all of the comforts of home, Tropicana Resort won't let you forget that you are on your dream vacation, which is exhibited in the way that the handle any concern you have, and the amenities that they offer. Guests can find them at 250 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard.

If you are looking to find a place to stay with excellent swimming pool facilities, one destination to consider is Tierra Del Sol Resort. Villas make a wonderful alternative because of its many obvious advantages. These tranquil villa homes gives the privacy and comfort, which generic hotels and pre-packaged resorts can not provide. If you are looking for something specific and want to call ahead of time, you can do so at (297) 586-7800.

Aruba Beach Villas is another place to consider. 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. The property is located at 462 L G Smith Boulevard.

These examples are just a few of the options. Click to check out our extended discussion of these types of accommodations on the island.

Camping and Eco-Tourism On Aruba

Those hoping to get close to nature might want to think about the one eco-tourism property available. Alongside the usual hotels and accommodations, you can find an eco-lodge.

Vacationers looking to book their stay in Aruba will enjoy accommodations 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. The property can be found

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

Some vacationers favor the seclusion offered by one of the many privately rented villas. To read about other rental properties on Aruba, visit this page.

All-Inclusive Accommodations

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Some visitors prefer the added certainty of paying for everything on a single bill. There are multiple explanations why these plans are popular. For instance, they provide the simplest way to know in advance what your vacation will cost.

For those searching to stay somewhere with a good late-night 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. Guests will find them at 82 L.G. Smith Boulevard.

One destination positioned on the water's edge that you could consider is Westin Resort & Casino. With nearly 500 guest rooms on property, chances are the perfect room for you exists at Tropicana Resort & Casino. The main difference in each room is the view offered from the over-sized balcony, though square footage does play a role as well. They're located at 77 J.E. Irausquin Boulevard.

If interested, read more information about all-inclusive properties on this page.


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