What's Near Hotel Riu Palace Aruba

Often, booking a hotel within walking distance of a good beach can make your trip even more worthwhile.

Visitors love that Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is situated right on the water and sand, so you won't need to go very far to enjoy what makes the region so popular. Several guests every year enjoy this popular section of Aruba, making for a good place to meet others and participate in different activities; however, it is known to get packed with people during the high season.

Nearby Beaches

Aruba's Palm Beach

Needless to say, since Hotel Riu Palace Aruba sits directly on Palm Beach, hanging out at the beach is a popular pastime 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 guests who are willing to venture off site, the following options each offer something a little different. Click on the following names to view a detailed discussion:

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

The closest option is Hadicurari Beach. 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. Consider bringing your own lunch to Hadicurari Beach, which includes picnic facilities. However, they should note that there may not be shower or bathroom facilities.

If you're searching for a place where surfers and sunbathers can find solitude, 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 the resort.

Nearby Areas

Paying a visit to the towns or communities located closest to your resort can be a nice day trip that brings variety to your trip, no matter if you're just exploring the area's hidden attractions, or finding an incredible local restaurant. Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is found in the southern outskirts of Palm Beach, near Oranjestad.

The following table contains a listing of 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 wonderful spot for active vacationers. There are an abundance of active pursuits to be found when exploring near this lodging. Yes, this area has a lot of places for vacationers to explore, like Signature Park, The Butterfly Farm, and Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8. The nearest attraction of the three is Signature Park.

Several more of this property's nearest attractions are named in the following table.

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 on the lookout 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

Finding information about nearby booking options is oftentimes a great means of getting a feel for the area as whole. You will find plenty of additional properties to look at before reaching a decision, as this section of Aruba plays host to an exceptional range of resorts and hotels to pick from. View the table below to get full details about the hotel booking options you can find in the surrounding area.

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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