What's Located Around Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

The gorgeous beaches in Aruba are the most enticing outdoor sights that the region has to offer. Visitors love that Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is directly on the water, so you won't need to go out of your way to try a few beach activities. There are plenty of other visitors who frequent this popular spot in Aruba, setting up an active and social scene; keep in mind, though, it gets a little too crowded for some visitors' tastes.

Nearby Beaches

Aruba's Palm Beach

Of course, since Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is located on Palm Beach, relaxing at the water's edge is one of the main attractions here. Water sports, fishing, and snorkeling are prominent on Palm Beach and equipment rental is available. There are also a number of hotels and restaurants to visit and people-watching remains a popular activity. For travelers who are eager for some variety, its not difficult to find another beach to experience. Click the name of each one in the table to view a detailed discussion:

Beaches Near Riu Palace Aruba
Beach Distance Direction Location
Eagle Beach 1.3 SW Eagle Beach
Hadicurari Beach 1.9 N 1.6 mi. North of Palm Beach
Manchebo Beach 2.2 SSW Manchebo
Druif Beach 2.4 S Oranjestad
Malmok Beach 2.4 N Malmok
Boca Catalina 2.6 N 2.3 mi. North of Palm Beach
Arashi Beach 3.0 N 2.7 mi. North of Palm Beach
Surfside Beach 4.2 S Oranjestad
North Renaissance Beach 4.3 S Oranjestad
Renaissance Island 4.7 S 1.7 mi. South-Southeast of Oranjestad

One of the closest picks is Eagle Beach. Recently noted as one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World by Trip Advisor, Eagle Beach is a well-loved family beach where picnics and camping are commonplace. Water sports are popular on Eagle Beach and rental equipment and organized water activities are available to visitors.

If you're on the lookout for a beach that offers more seclusion, Boca Catalina might be worth a visit. Located in between Malmok and Arashi beaches, Boca Catalina is a popular spot for snorkelers, divers, and sunbathers. Thatched huts offer shady spots, and the calm, clear turquoise waters make it a good spot for kids to get in the water. It's situated two and a half miles north of these accommodations.

Nearby Areas

Paying a visit to the towns or communities located closest to your resort can act as a nice day trip, whether you're browsing a beautiful natural setting, or interacting with the locals while on your trip. Hotel Riu Palace Aruba can be found in the southern outskirts of Palm Beach, near Oranjestad.

The table below lists some of the areas near Hotel Riu Palace Aruba .

Cities, Towns, and Neighborhoods Nearby
Area Name Distance Direction
San Miguel 0.7 S
Monserat 0.8 NE
Washington 0.9 SE
Noord 1.0 E
Babali 1.1 S
Malpais 1.1 S
Bakval 1.2 NE
Cunucu Abao 1.3 S
Aruba Blue Village 1.4 S

Nearby Attractions

National Archaeological Museum Aruba

Hotel Riu Palace Aruba serves as an excellent spot for active travelers. There are numerous active pursuits to be enjoyed when starting at this lodging. In fact, this region touts a wide array of places to explore, such as Signature Park, The Butterfly Farm, and 4D Theater. Of the three, the closest is Signature Park.

When it comes to keeping the whole group smiling, you'll need to explore all your attraction options, like those shown in the table below.

Attractions Near Riu Palace Aruba
Attraction Type Distance Direction Location
Signature Park Park 0.3 SW The vicinity of Palm Beach
The Butterfly Farm Zoo 0.3 SW The vicinity of Palm Beach
4D Theater Movie Theater 0.4 NE Palm Beach
Caribbean Cinemas Mega Plex 8 Movie Theater 0.4 NE Palm Beach
Bubali Bird Sanctuary Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.6 SSW The vicinity of Palm Beach
Noord Mountain Park Park -- -- Sabana Lider
Aruba Aloe Balm Museum Museum 1.9 SSE Oranjestad
California Lighthouse Lighthouse 3.3 N 3.0 mi. North of Palm Beach
National Archaeological Museum Aruba Museum 3.2 S Downtown Oranjestad
Park Curazon Park 3.2 ESE Jaburibari
Museo Historico Arubano Museum 3.4 S Downtown Oranjestad
Fort Zoutman Historical Site 3.4 S Downtown Oranjestad
Aruba Numismatic Museum Museum 3.5 S Oranjestad
Wilhelmina Park Park 3.6 S Downtown Oranjestad
Bushiribana Historical Site 4.8 E Bushiribana
Aruba Ostrich Adventures Zoo 4.9 E Bushiribana
Natural Bridge Park 6.2 E 5.2 mi. East-Southeast of Noord
Donkey Sanctuary Aruba Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 6.3 ESE 5.0 mi. East of Oranjestad
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 7.6 SE 5.2 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
Arikok National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.7 SE 8.0 mi. East of Oranjestad
Fontein Caves Cave 10.7 ESE 9.1 mi. East of Oranjestad
Guadirikiri Caves Cave 11.5 SE 9.8 mi. East of Oranjestad
Tunnel of Love Cave 12.0 SE 10.2 mi. East-Southeast of Oranjestad
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 12.8 SE San Nicolas
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 13.1 SE 10.8 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
San Nicolas Bay Keys Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 14.3 SE 11.9 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad

If you're searching for an interesting place to visit, The Butterfly Farm could be just what the doctor ordered. After the first Butterfly Farm in St. Martin experienced such great success, one of the owners, William Slayter decided to take the concept to the island of Aruba. This Butterfly Farm, co-owned by Tony and Lori Cox, has been open since May of 1999, and remains popular thanks in part to the beauty and majesty of the butterfly, and also in part to William's quirky sense of humor.

Nearby Accommodations

When you're choosing a place to stay, it's sometimes helpful to learn more about nearby lodging options as a means to better understand the region. Readers can find lots of other places to think about before making a decision, as this section of Aruba offers vacationers a wide variety of resorts and hotels to pick from. The table below shows the hotel booking possibilities available in the vicinity.

Accommodations near Riu Palace Aruba
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Riu Palace Antillas 0.1 WSW The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Westin Resort & Casino 0.1 SW The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Mill Resort & Suites 0.1 S The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino 0.2 NNE Palm Beach, Aruba
Allegro Occidental Grand Aruba 0.3 NNE Palm Beach, Aruba
Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort 0.4 SW The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino 0.4 NNE Palm Beach, Aruba
Brickell Bay Beach Club 0.4 ENE Palm Beach, Aruba
Playa Linda Beach Resort 0.5 NNE Palm Beach, Aruba
Holiday Inn Resort Aruba - Beach Resort & Casino 0.6 N Palm Beach, Aruba

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