Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Bucuti is a romantic, adults-only resort taking up a prime stretch of Eagle Beach in the Low-Rise hotel district. This intimate, 104-room property has 14 acres of beach, and the main activity here involves lingering on the sand under shaded palapas; there's also a chic infinity edge pool. The hotel has been open for 25 years, and the original owner can often be seen meeting with guests during check-in while they enjoy a free glass of champagne. Rooms have stylish furnishings and modern amenities such as iPod docks, laptop tablets, and free Wi-Fi. A free breakfast buffet is served daily, and there is a restaurant for lunch and dinner, though plenty more restaurants are within walking distance. The resort sees a high percentage of repeat visitors, so book early.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Although this classy resort draws a lot of families, it's subdued vibe makes it well-suited for couples as well. The comfortable rooms are bright and airy, and room service is available 6 a.m. to 12 a.m., convenient for couples hoping to enjoy a romantic night in. Couples can enjoy Mandara spa's standard treatments in private huts right on the beach, and there is pricey diamond jewelry for sale in the hotel -- perfect for a surprise gift (especially if that trip to the casino goes well).
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Hyatt has some of the nicest rooms on the island -- a great pick for couples planning to spend a fair amount of time in the room. A picturesque, rippling lake next to the rock restaurant concourse is surrounded by lush landscaping, and a black swan can be seen gliding across its surface. The soft-sand beach is feet from the main lobby.
The Westin Aruba Resort Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The hotel's large, quiet rooms are outfitted with the chain's supremely Heavenly beds, and the pool scene is blissfully calm. The mellow scene is popular with older couples (and families), but young honeymooners can be found as well. The hotel also began offering all-inclusive and lite-inclusive dining plans in 2011 which might be attractive to couples.