Places like this are the perfect way to experience the Dutch Caribbean’s island of Aruba’s beach-filled environment in an easy, comfortable way. Aruba claims the most sunny days of any other Caribbean island and is fortuitously located beyond the hurricane belt, just part of a rather perfect combination of travel-friendly traits.
“Aruba has one of the Caribbean’s most impressive collections of beaches,” says Editor-in-Chief Alexander Britell. “And whether you’re on Palm Beach, Eagle Beach or trekking to more remote beaches like Baby Beach, you’ll find a classic Caribbean beach vacation.”
So now is as good a time as any for you to start planning a trip. And if you’re looking for one great deal on “One Happy Island,” say “Bonbini” to these Aruba all inclusive resorts that just might fit the bill.
Barcelo Aruba All Inclusive Now part of the Spanish Barcelo chain, this 370-room Palm Beach all-inc is within a five-minute walk of the restaurants and shops of the High-Rise Hotel District. But with six bars, seven restaurants, a nightclub, kids’ club and a plethora of water sports on offer, you might not even make it that far.
Hotel RIU Palace Aruba In the center of the high-rise hotel district on Palm Beach, this adults-only mega-resort, refurbed last year, has all you could want, with 450 rooms; two pools (including a swim-up bar); four restaurants; a spa and a casino; as well as free Wi-Fi. When it comes to the complete package, this property ranks number one among the best Aruba All Inclusive Resorts.
Divi Aruba All Inclusive One of five Divi resorts, this 265-room hotel, 10 minutes from the capital of Oranjestad, is set on the mile-long white-sand sweep at Druif Beach which is among the best stretches of sand in Aruba. Three pools are prime lounging and see-and-be-seen spots, while the Red Parrot (one of nine restaurants here) is perfect for an intimate dinner. Couples can enjoy sunset strolls along the west-facing shore after a day filled with water sports, tennis and rock climbing – all of which are included in the rate at this top Aruba All-Inclusive.
Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive This family-friendly resort, with 236 ocean-view rooms, is part of the sprawling Divi complex. Which means that guests here have access to a wealth of amenities – including several restaurants and bars; a complimentary kids’ club; and a nine-hole golf course – that it shares with sister resort Divi Aruba All-Inclusive. Although this Aruba All Inclusive does not include golf – you’ll have to pay an extra fee to do so.
Tamarijn All-Inclusive Suites at Dutch Village These studio and one-bedroom suites at Tamarijn Aruba resort combine the comforts of home (think kitchenettes and balconies or patios) with the conveniences of an all-inclusive hotel. And when you emerge from your private oasis, the resort’s amenities (10 restaurants, seven bars, four pools, and a kids’ club, among them) are at your disposal.
Divi Village All-Inclusive Villas Grab the gang and head for these spacious studio and one-bedroom suites, which all overlook the nine-hole Links at Divi Aruba golf course. Each homey roost comes with maid service, fully equipped kitchens and a washer/dryer, as well as access to the facilities of nearby Divi and Tamarijn Aruba resorts, where a total of 14 restaurants, 11 bars and eight pools will keep you entertained. It’s another great example of why the best Aruba All Inclusive Resorts have something for, well, everyone.