What's Near Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

Sometimes finding a hotel close to the beach can add a little something extra to your vacation.

Luckily, Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is situated directly on the waterfront, so you won't need to go out of your way to see one of the most naturally beautiful features of the area. The beach on this property is a busy attraction, which is great for tourists who like to be surrounded by other beach-lovers.

Nearby Beaches

Aruba's Palm Beach

Needless to say, since Hotel Riu Palace Aruba was built directly on Palm Beach, spending time at the shore is a popular pastime at this property. 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, the following options each offer something a little different. Clicking on each link below allows you to view a detailed page:

Beaches Near Riu Palace Aruba
Beach Distance Direction Location
Hadicurari Beach 1.3 N The vicinity of Palm Beach
Eagle Beach 1.3 SW Eagle Beach
Manchebo Beach 2.2 SSW Manchebo
Druif Beach 2.4 S 2.2 mi. West-Northwest of 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 0.7 mi. South of Oranjestad
North Renaissance Beach 4.3 S 0.9 mi. South-Southwest of Oranjestad
Renaissance Island 4.7 S 1.1 mi. South of Oranjestad

Hadicurari Beach is the closest choice to consider near the resort. Hadicurari is home to the Hi-Winds World Challenge, a pro-am windsurfing competition. Windsurfing is the most popular sport in the area and visitors have ample opportunities to learn new skills or practice what they already know. For a fun experience, bring your own lunch along with you to Hadicurari Beach, which has picnic tables. You might want to limit your visit, though, since amenities at this beach do not include showers or bathrooms.

If instead you're looking for a beach where you can have a private family outing away from the crowds, Boca Catalina could be a better choice for you. 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 just a meager hike off.

Nearby Areas

Hopping over to a town or community that neighbors your resort can add to the enjoyment of your vacation, whether it's about trying their underrated nightlife, or sampling authentic cuisine with the locals. Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is located in the southern outskirts of Palm Beach, close to 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 is a great lodging option for active visitors. There are an abundance of activities to be discovered when starting at this lodging. In fact, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, like Signature Park, The Butterfly Farm, and Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8, to name a few. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is Signature Park.

There's something for everybody here, so feel free to explore more of the hotel's closest attractions, 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
Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8 Movie Theater 0.3 NE Palm Beach
4D Theater 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 1.8 mi. North-Northwest of 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 0.4 mi. West of 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 4.3 mi. East of Oranjestad
Balashi Gold Mill Ruins Historical Site 7.6 SE 4.3 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
Arikok National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 9.7 SE 7.1 mi. East of Oranjestad
Fontein Caves Cave 10.7 ESE 8.3 mi. East of Oranjestad
Guadirikiri Caves Cave 11.5 SE 9.0 mi. East of Oranjestad
Tunnel of Love Cave 12.0 SE 9.4 mi. East-Southeast of Oranjestad
Aruba Model Train Museum Museum 12.8 SE San Nicolas
San Nicolas Community Museum Museum 13.1 SE 9.9 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad
San Nicolas Bay Keys Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 14.3 SE 11.0 mi. Southeast of Oranjestad

If you're searching for somewhere interesting to go, The Butterfly Farm might be 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 where to book your stay, it is sometimes helpful to find out about nearby lodging possibilities as a way to get a better feel for the region. You'll find lots of additional destinations to consider nearby, as this portion of Aruba plays host to a terrific selection of resorts and hotels to pick from. In order to get more information on booking possibilities available in the region, consult the following table.

Accommodations near Riu Palace Aruba
Accommodation Distance Direction Location
Riu Palace Antillas 0.1 WSW The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Mill Resort & Suites 0.1 S The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba
Hilton Aruba Caribbean 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
Marriott's Aruba Surf Club 0.9 NNE The vicinity of Palm Beach, Aruba

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