Things to See and Do While Staying at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

Aruba offers visitors many exciting recreational possibilities, particularly if you plan to stay at an oceanfront destination like this one. Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is an excellent property for guests who want to stay entertained and try a long list of new activities.

With 2 swimming pools to choose from at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba , it should be easy for you find a place to sunbathe. One of the bonuses is that this property is found right next to the shore, meaning that there will be many ways to enjoy the water during your stay. For an even more comfortable way to enjoy the water, you might like the whirlpool on-site.

Guests here won't have to put their exercise routines on pause; the exercise facility on-site includes the equipment you need to keep it going.


Even though there isn't a golf course at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba , you can always ask the property's staff about trying to arrange a tee time nearby. The closest courses are within two and a half miles of Hotel Riu Palace Aruba . Their names are Tierra Del Sol Golf Course and The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course. The most proximate of these choices is The Links at Divi Aruba Golf Course, since it is just a quick distance off from the lodging, you can plan on stopping by for a few rounds of golf. It has a total of 9 holes. It's a par 36 course, and is 2660 yards long. For those who would like to find out more information, the course can be reached at (297) 581-4653.


There is an aqua-gym and stand up paddle-boarding available. Guests can also snorkel and kayak and enjoy an introductory scuba lesson in the pool.

Travelers that enjoy a variety of aquatic adventures will have a great time during their stay at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba . The list below details the watersports available on-site.

  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling

Family Activities

Hotel Riu Palace Aruba encourages families to stay with them, even though you might not come across a lot of different activities designed for kids. If you want somewhere to lodge at with more features that are of particular interest to kids, you might want to consider properties rated best for family vacations.

A variety of kid friendly sports and activities are available to all guests as well as a fun and playful children's swimming pool.

Entertainment and Nightlife

When you get back to your room, exhausted by a day of exploring, nothing's better than letting the nightlife come to you; it's a fun and convenient experience, because Hotel Riu Palace Aruba offers on-site entertainment. Live shows are typically hosted about 3 to 4 days per week. Of course, the specifics can vary with the season. If you want to learn more about what entertainment will be offered, call the front desk at (297) 586-3900.

Another reason to spend time at this vacation destination is their many bars, so guests can visit a different setting every night without leaving the property.

If you take a stroll outside of the confines of your accommodations, you'll find a few other choices in the immediate area with nightlife options. Though none of these are very highly rated with regards to nighttime entertainment, they will give you options. Find out more by viewing the options listed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Hotel Riu Palace Aruba with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Riu Palace Antillas Central Palm Beach 5 --
Mill Resort & Suites 0.5 mi. South of Central Palm Beach 1 check
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino 0.2 mi. South of Central Palm Beach 3 --
Allegro Occidental Grand Aruba 0.1 mi. South of Central Palm Beach 5 check
Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort 0.7 mi. South West of Central Palm Beach -- --
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino 0.0 mi. Northeast of Central Palm Beach 5 check
Brickell Bay Beach Club 0.3 mi. Southeast of Central Palm Beach 1 --
Playa Linda Beach Resort 0.1 mi. North of Central Palm Beach 2 check
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino 0.3 mi. North of Central Palm Beach 3 check
Marriott's Aruba Surf Club 0.5 mi. North-Northeast of Central Palm Beach 1 check
Arubiana Inn San Miguel, 1.2 mi. South of Central Palm Beach -- --
Arabiana Inn San Miguel, 1.2 mi. South of Central Palm Beach -- --

There is also a casino on the property, so it's as easy as ever to "stay in" for the night, without sacrificing fun and excitement. If one gambling hot spot isn't enough, there is another casino, this one found at Palm Beach Casino. It won't be hard to find Palm Beach Casino only a short range away from Hotel Riu Palace Aruba .


Guests will really appreciate the relaxing amenities here, considering this destination has a well-liked spa. This list has some of the spa services that are available:

  • Facials
  • Hair Services
  • Manicures
  • Massages
  • Pedicures
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Whirlpool

Renova Spa offers a variety of spa as well as hair and beauty salon services. All guest also have access to the hotel gym, sauna, and whirlpool bath.

Some of the massages offered are stress cure, sports, foot reflexology, aromatherapy and hot stone. Some of the facial treatments are anti-aging and moisturizing. Wraps like reductive, anti-cellulite and hydro-nutritive are also offered.


The beauty salon at Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is a convenient place to start looking and feeling your best for a special night with your significant other.

Even though there is a lot of activities right on-location, those wanting to get out 'n' about won't ever run out of exciting things to do in Aruba. No matter if you'd rather spend time at the beach or play a round or two of golf, you can find lots of other opportunities for recreation nearby. Click these links to learn more concerning riding a bike or moped, shopping, diving, sightseeing, snorkeling, fishing, and other activities you might enjoy.


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