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.
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:
|Hadicurari Beach||1.3||N||The vicinity of Palm Beach|
|Eagle Beach||1.3||SW||Eagle Beach|
|Druif Beach||2.4||S||2.2 mi. West-Northwest of Oranjestad|
|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.
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 .
|Aruba Blue Village||1.4||S|
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 The Butterfly Farm, and Caribbean Cinemas - Aruba Megaplex 8, to name a few. Of the three nearby attractions, the closest is .,
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.
|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|
|Movie Theater||0.4||NE||Palm Beach|
|Bubali Bird Sanctuary||Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve||0.6||SSW||The vicinity of Palm Beach|
|Aruba Aloe Balm Museum||Museum||1.9||SSE||1.8 mi. North-Northwest of Oranjestad|
|Lighthouse||3.3||N||3.0 mi. North of Palm Beach|
|National Archaeological Museum Aruba||Museum||3.2||S||Downtown Oranjestad|
|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|
|Aruba Ostrich Adventures||Zoo||4.9||E||Bushiribana|
|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|
|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.
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.
|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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