50+ Places To Stay In Aruba

What are the places to stay in Aruba?

Last Updated August 2017

This article was originally written in 2007. This post has seen minor updates throughout but was thoroughly updated in 2017. A new map and images has been added.

When this article was originally was published this island was much different from it is today. New hotels have come, other have gone. Brand new industries within tourism space has brought new options for travelers, consequently bringing major shifts to the lodgings market.

Nowadays Aruba offers a wide range of different places to stay in Aruba. The choices range from fancy high-rise resorts, low-rise time share resorts, apartments, condos or private homes offer mostly through services like AirBnB.

Following are 50+ Places To Stay In Aruba. A definitive list of places to stay in Aruba, divided by area in no particular order. The list features resorts, hotels, villas, apartments, and condos.

Palm Beach Resorts Hotels

  1. The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
    High end, beachfront resort with a casino at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
    * See what guests are saying
    * Reference room price per night: $319
    * Number of rooms: 320
     
  2. Hyatt Regency Resort and Casino
    High end, beachfront resort with a casino at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
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    * Reference room price per night: $264
    * Number of rooms: 360
      
  3. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
    High end, beachfront resort with a casino at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
    * See what guests are saying
    * Reference room price per night: $285
    * Number of rooms: 413
      
  4. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club
    Beachfront timeshare resort at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
    * See what guests are saying
    * Reference room price per night: $495
    * Number of rooms: N/A
     
  5. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club
    High end, beachfront timeshare resort at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
    * See what guests are saying
    * Reference room price per night: $325
    * Number of rooms: N/A
     
  6. Hotel Riu Palace Aruba
    Beachfront all-inclusive resort with a casino at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
    * See what guests are saying
    * Reference room price per night: $608
    * Number of rooms: N/A 
    Note: formerly known as Aruba Grand Hotel, Aruba Sheraton.
     
  7. Hotel Riu Palace Antillas
    Beachfront all-inclusive adult-only resort with a casino at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
    * See what guests are saying
    * Example room price per night: $496
    * Number of rooms: 481
    Note: formerly known as The Westin Resort Aruba, The Resort Aruba, Aruba Hilton, Concorde Aruba.
     
  8. Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino
    Beachfront resort with a casino at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
    * See what guests are saying
    * Example room price per night: $249
    * Number of rooms: 355
    Note: formerly known as Radisson Aruba Resort, Casino, and Spa, Golden Tulip, Aruba Caribbean Hotel.
     
  9. Hotel Barceló Aruba
    Beachfront resort at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
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    Example room price per night: $485
    Note: formerly known as Occidental Grand Aruba – All Inclusive, Allegro Resort Aruba, Americana Hotel Aruba.
     
  10. Playa Linda Beach Resort
    Beachfront timeshare resort at Palm Beach, located in the high-rise hotel area.
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    Example room price per night: $225
     
  11. Divi Phoenix
    High rise timeshare at Palm Beach.
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    Example price per night: $259
     
  12. Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort and Casino Aruba Beach
    High rise all-inclusive with a casino at Palm Beach.
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    Example price per night: $203
     
  13. Brickell Bay
    Small high-rise resort across Palm Beach.
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    Example price per night: $113
     
  14. The Mill
    Small timeshare across Palm Beach.
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    Example price per night: $110
    Note: Marriott International, Inc. acquired this property in 2017 and will rebrand it to Courtyard by Marriott in 2018 after renovations.
      
  15. Amsterdam Manor
    Low rise resort at Eagle Beach.
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    Example price per night: $229
     
  16. La Cabana
    Low rise timeshare at Eagle Beach.
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    Example price per night: $159
     
  17. Tropicana Aruba
    Low rise timeshare resort across Eagle Beach.
    See what guests are saying
    Example price per night: $162
    Note: formerly known as La Cabana Villas, Aruban Resort.
      
  18. Paradise Beach Villas
    Low rise timeshare at Eagle Beach.
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    Example price per night: $118
     
  19. La Quinta
    Low rise timeshare at Eagle Beach.
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    Example price per night: N/A
     
  20. Costa Linda
    Low rise timeshare at Eagle Beach.
    See what guests are saying
    Example price per night: $259
     
  21. Manchebo
    Low rise resort at Manchebo Beach.
    See what guests are saying
    Example price per night: $159
     
  22. Aruba Bucuti Beach Resort & Tara Beach Suites
    Low rise resort at Manchebo Beach.
    See what guests are saying
    Example price per night: $210
     
  23. Aruba Beach Club
    Low rise timeshare at Manchebo Beach.
    See what guests are saying
    Example price per night: $140
     
  24. Casa del Mar
    Low rise timeshare at Manchebo Beach.
    See what guests are saying
    Example price per night: $175
     
  25. Divi Aruba All Inclusive
    Low rise all-inclusive at Druif Beach.
    See what guests are saying
    Example price per night: $313
     
  26. Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort
    Low rise resort at Druif Beach.
    See what guests are saying
    Example price per night: $355
     
  27. Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive
    Divi Resort all-inclusive property at Druif Beach.
    See what guests are saying
      
  28. Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort
    Small resort at Druif Beach.
    See what guests are saying
      
  29. MVC Eagle Beach Aruba
    No frills rooms property, good food at Eagle Beach.
    See what guests are saying
      
  30. Arubiana Inn
    Small no frills resort off Eagle Beach strip.
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  31. Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
    Downtown hotel, with a shopping center, with a private island.
    See what guests are saying
    Note: formerly known as Sonesta Aruba Resort & Casino
     
  32. Renaissance Ocean Suites
    Downtown resort with a nearby casino.
    See what guests are saying
    Note: formerly known as Harbortown Hotel
     
  33. Caribbean Palm Village
    Small timeshare resort, 7 minutes drive from Palm Beach.
    See what guests are saying
     
  34. Talk of the Town
    Small no frills resort, near the airport, by Surfside Beach.
    See what guests are saying
     
  35. Oceania Condo
    Condominium property at Eagle Beach.
    See what guests are saying
     
  36. Sasaki Apartments
    An apartment complex near Eagle Beach.
     
  37. Blue Village
    Apartment complex 5 minutes from the low-rise area.
     
  38. Montaña Park Apartments
    Beautiful apartment complex near Palm Beach.
     
  39. Aruba Beach Villas
    Small apartment complex by Malmok.
     
  40. Beach House Aruba
    Small apartments by Malmok.
     
  41. Tierra del Sol
    Golf course community with private villas near Arashi Beach.
     
  42. Coconut Inn
    An apartment complex near high-rise hotel area.
     
  43. Cunucu Villas Aruba
    An apartment complex in the heart of Aruba, Santa Cruz.
     
  44. Paradera Park
    Apartment complex 15 minutes drive from beaches.
     
  45. Sea Breeze Apartments
    Small beach front apartment complex in the south-central part of Aruba, near Mangel Halto Beach.
     
  46. Sunset Beach Studios
    The apartment complex at Malmok.
     
  47. Coral Reef Beach
    Small apartment building on the south side.
     
  48. Quality Apartments
    Private apartment complex 5 minutes drive from Eagle Beach.
     
  49. Aruba Surfside Marina
    Beautiful ocean front units close to the airport.
     
  50. Bananas Apartments
    Small complex by Tierra del Sol Golf, near Arashi Beach.
     
  51. Perle D’or
    An apartment complex 10 minutes drive from beaches.
     
  52. Del Rey
    An apartment complex in Noord, 10 minutes away from beaches.

Former Aruba tour guide, trying to provide value to Aruba travelers.

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Former Aruba tour guide, trying to provide value to Aruba travelers.

37 thoughts on “50+ Places To Stay In Aruba”

  1. Hello – My wife and I are considering staying at a place listed in this blog post called Malibu Suites. Other than their web site I can find virtually nothing on the internet about this place. I’m wondering if you can shed any light on the level of cleanliness of this facility. It IS inexpensive, so we are not expecting a 4 star resort, but we need it to be CLEAN. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

  2. Hello there Gary, thank you for leaving a comment.

    You won’t find so many opinions on Malibu Suites online, because it is a relatively new and small complex. It is private and conveniently located.

    Due its young age people find it to be very clean, also the inventory is clean and new, such as air conditioning, beds and flat screen televisions.

    Don’t hesitate to contact me with any additional questions.

  3. Hello,

    My family of 5 is thinking about staying at the Aruba Boardwalk in August. The rates are very reasonable and the property looks nice on its website. Is this a nice resort in person. Is there a public beach across the road from it other than the beach at the Marriott?

  4. Hello Mark, thank you for visiting this website.

    Coincidentally I was talking to someone who stayed there recently and he commented how much he liked the place, especially if you have a family, regardless their ages. It is more private, less commercial than neighboring Marriott and it surely is quieter.

    In regards to the beach in the vicinity, there are Palm Beach, Malmok Beach (shallow water, water sport) and further up north some coral beaches followed by Arashi Beach. You might need motorized (bus or car) transport to get to some of the mentioned beaches, as it is a pretty decent walk from the Board Walk.

  5. Hi Gabriel,

    Thank you for the last response. I have another question for you.

    What is your opinion of the Caribbean Palm Village Resort? I don’t see anything writting about it on your website. My understanding is that the resort has a shuttle bus that takes guests to the beach (somewhere). Any information would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Mark

  6. Hi there Mark, thank you for bringing to my attention the slip up there. I added Caribbean Palm Village to the list and also MVC Eagle Beach.

    Caribbean Palm Village is a small timeshare resort in the area of Palm Beach. It is approximately a 7 minutes drive from the beach. Close by there are several stores such as a pharmacy and grocery store.

    CPV was build in early 90’s and is a veteran in Aruba hospitality. Indeed there is a shuttle mini-van which takes you and picks you up at Palm Beach.

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  8. I am trying to get the contact information for coral reef beach but their site is not loading. Is there any way to get the email information for the property owners?

    Thanks

  9. I noticed that Coral Reef Beach has a little problem with their website, while accessing it with Internet Explorer. Nevertheless, I managed to get the information you needed. Contact information:

    Peter and Julie
    Savaneta 344 A
    Aruba

    Phone: +297 584 7764
    Mobile: +297 561 1740

    bookings@arubalastminute.com

  10. Dear you,

    A really last minute question: I’m going to be on Aruba from mid of December up to the 30th. Unfortunately the Coral Reef Apartments are not available. Any idea where to stay, think I like to stay in the South West, a non crowded place, not that touristic atmosphere. Let’s make a short: a quite similar place like the Coral Reef, an apartment with ocean view.

    Thank you.

  11. I thought of three options that meet your requirements. At least I think they meet your requirements. They are all different, in terms of the location, prices, luxury and maintenance. The things they have in common are that they are all ocean view and not really touristy.

    Keep in mind that this is the busy period, so it might be difficult to find space.

    1. Sea-Breeze Apartments
    2. Aruba Surfside Marina
    3. The Vistalmar

    If above places are full, below are a few places worth trying. Keep in mind that number four and five don’t have ocean view.

    4. Blue Village
    5. Perle D’or

  12. I am planning a vacation at Oceania in Feb. 2010. We like to beach all day and enjoy a nice dinner in the evening and my husband will like a few rounds of golf. We are wondering if we need a rental car. Trying to weigh the price of a rental vs. taxing around for 10 days. What do you think and if yes to the car, can you recommend a reasonable and reliable company?

    1. Absolutely. I think for a 10-day stay at Oceania and all the activity you have planned justifies a car rental. Although Divi Links 9-hole golf course and some restaurants are near Oceania, I think your options are much better with a car. Tierra del Sol 18-hole golf course and other nice restaurants are far off, relatively speaking.

      You might consider getting a 3-day special from Economy Car Rental located near Oceania. Those specials are widely available in the little tourists booklets they hand out to you at the airport upon arrival. Other car rental companies near Oceania are Hertz and Avis. I’m also fond of Toyota Rent a Car located at nearby Casa del Mar Resort. Most car rentals have pick up service.

  13. Thanks Gabriel for the tips. I was able to get what I think is a good 10 day rental rate from Avis at $324 with all taxes. I am so looking forward to this vacation and staying at Oceania.
    How from the airport is it and do you have a restarurant recommendations page at your site? Thanks again.

    1. I’m happy to hear your vacation plans are coming along nicely. I don’t have a restaurant recommendation page, it’s been done to death. However, there are a few out there that offer recommendations. One such website is arubarestaurants.com, but a lot of the ratings are done by a small number of reviewers. Tripadvisor is also an option. I’ve had good experiences at El Gaucho (steak, in Oranjestad), Amazonian (meat, in Palm Beach), Aqua Grill (seafood, in Palm Beach), Hostaria Da’Vittorio (Italian, in Palm Beach), Flying Fishbone (seafood, in Savaneta), The Old Man & The Sea (seafood, in Savaneta), Madame Janette (international, in Bubali). Again, these are some of the places I had a good experience recently, but this varies from person to person, but already know that. Thanks for your comments and have a great vacation.

  14. I know restaurants have been discussed to death but are there any within walking distance to Oceania that you would recommend? Many thanks.

    1. Hi there Gayle. Two restaurants within walking distance from Oceania are Screaming Eagle to the south and Chalet Suisse to the north. Both are good restaurants, in my humble opinion.

  15. Gabriel, we are here and enjoying every minute of this lovely weather. Predictions in CT for tomorrow are one foot of snow. Here’s a question for you regarding our return on Feb. 16 for a 2pm flight–will there be any Carnival/Fat Tuesday events preventing us getting to the airport? And if so, is there an alternate route.

    Thanks for all your patience and answers. They were most helpful.

    1. It’s been my pleasure answering all your questions. Don’t worry about it. A foot of snow is quite something, so I suggest you don’t even start thinking about it now. In terms of carnival activities, the last major one is this Sunday, February 14 on Valentines Day: Aruba Grand Parade. Monday there is a little activity and on Wednesday too. Tuesday you will be fine.

  16. My husband and I will be arriving in Aruba on April 17 and staying at the Carribean Palm Village for 7 days. Do you know if there is a shuttle from the airport to that particular timeshare, or would we be better off renting a car for a few days. Which option would be the least expensive?

    1. Hi there Sandy, there is no shuttle from the airport to CPV. The only two least expensive options are taking a taxi or renting a car. If you take a taxi you can use public transportation throughout the week, it’s the cheapest. This is not the most ideal option in my opinion. Renting a car is a serious option you should consider as there are many 3-day or week special for renting. If you feel comfortable driving in foreign places, than this is the way to go. Remember, no right turn on red. Thanks for your comment.

  17. Hello!

    I’m going to Aruba on July 15th and I’d like to rent a one person room in town, with furniture and appliances. I’d like it to be cheap. Can you give me room advices? Thanks!

  18. Hi Gabriel, we are trying the Aruba Pearl for our winter 2011 trip to Aruba because it was considerably less expensive than Oceania. What do you hear about it? I have yet to see one bad review.

    Also we found a great 10 day car rental rate with Tropic Rental Car. Are they reliable?

    Best,
    Gayle

    1. Hi there Gayle thank you for your comment. Obviously you can read reviews from fellow passengers about Aruba Pearl all over the internet. Where I come in handy are my constant one-on-ones with tourists. From this I can tell you that I, too, have heard predominantly positive commentary about Pearl. If I have to mention something negative is the lack of activity there. Apart from two pools and a small gym there’s nothing else to do. This is nonsense. Aruba Pearl is known for its calm scene and quietness. It’s a small development, so don’t expect poolside activities. Dimitry (caretaker) really takes pride in his development and makes sure people are comfortable.

      I haven’t heard much of Tropic Rental Car but I have seen their cars around. From what I understand they only rent 2007 Toyota Yaris and older with a special of $145 for 5 days ($29 a day). Their pricing is sharp. I don’t expect you to have issues with them.

  19. We are traveling to Aruba on Oct 27 – Oct 31st of this year. We plan on having our wedding on the island in April and are going in a month to do a site visit of different properties, vendors and taste the food. The wedding will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Palm Beach. Where do you recommend staying close to that area that is relatively inexpensive but clean and comfortable?

  20. HI
    hi
    we re 2 people maybe three interested in renting a property of two bedrooms
    we just got back from st lucia and we do have a limited budget
    would you accept 440 for the period
    just wondering if you know anything between oranjstad and barcadera not far from the fishing village and the local farmers produce we only eat organic, can we survive without a car
    kindly inform
    many thanks
    dalya

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