Take a look at the best all-inclusive resorts in Palm – Eagle Beach.
The Barcelo Aruba is a three-and-a-half pearl hotel located on busy Palm Beach. The hotel’s 364 rooms are smart and tidy, offering minibars as well as narrow balconies or terraces. The decor could use a refresh in some areas, but on the plus side, the hotel features a gorgeous beach, lovely pool, and all-inclusive access at over a dozen restaurants and bars. Many more dining and entertainment options can also be found in the surrounding High-Rise Hotel district. Expect to pay extra for Wi-Fi in the rooms. Guests might want to compare rates with the nearby Riu Palace Aruba, a slightly bigger all-inclusive resort.
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is a three-and-half pearl hotel located on crowded Palm Beach. The resort’s 450 guest rooms are attractive and many include balconies or terraces. The Riu checks all the boxes you would expect from an all-inclusive resort: large pools, a swim-up bar, a wide selection of mediocre dining venues, and a lovely spa and fitness center -- it also has a high-energy atmosphere. There's also a large casino with slots and table games. It’s worth comparing rates with the nearby Occidental Grand Aruba Resort, which has nicer rooms and usually comparable rates.
Divi Aruba All Inclusive is a three-and-a-half-pearl all-inclusive resort straddling the white sands of Druif Beach, a 10-minute drive from Oranjestad. Many (but not all) of the 261 rooms and suites look out over the beach and all have furnished balconies, Nespresso coffeemakers, and sleek bathrooms. However, it's the facilities that really stand out, including multiple buffet and a la carte restaurants, a spa, a nine-hole golf course, four pools, and free use of non-motorized water sports equipment. Nightly entertainment includes fire shows and live music. Guests also get access to the facilities and restaurants at the nearby Tamarijn Aruba, which has more for kids and is a better option for families, owing largely to the presence of a kids' club.
The three-and-a-half-pearl Holiday Inn Resort is a big family-friendly beachfront property with a traditional resort vibe, and plenty to eat and do on-site. Its 597 guest rooms are pleasant enough, but some are dated and show wear while others are more modern, with stylish coastal decor. All have air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and furnished balconies. There's a slew of organized activities to entertain the American and European guests who stay here, though the lottery system to snag a palapa on the hotel's busy beach can be a nuisance. The all-inclusive option and prime Palm Beach location make the hotel a decent value, especially for those with young kids. The abundance of restaurants, nightlife, and shops across the road make it easy to venture out. Travelers seeking a less crowded beach setting could try Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort.
The four-pearl Hotel Riu Palace Antillas is a 481-room, all-inclusive, adult-only resort that's right on popular Palm Beach. The atmosphere is booze-fueled and lively. Rooms are simple and modern, and some have ocean views. Flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, and the all-important ready-to-pour liquor rack all come standard. The four restaurants and bars (including a swim-up pool bar) help keep guests busy, but nightly entertainment at the nightclub and casino are lacking. Still, for Riu brand loyalists things here feel fresh, which can't always be said for resorts in Aruba, and service is available around the clock. Those looking for a resort that allows children, but has similar features, should check out the neighboring Riu Palace Aruba.
Divi Dutch Village is one of five mid-range Divi properties on the island of Aruba. All of the 123 suites have king beds, queen sofa sleepers, and fully equipped kitchens, making them a convenient pick for families. Additional in-room amenities include balconies, duvets, flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Don't expect ocean views, though, as the property is situated in a garden-like setting behind the Tamarijn Aruba. That being said, guests are just steps from a prime stretch of Druif Beach, as well as several outdoor pools. Guests have the opportunity to purchase all-inclusive packages for access to the restaurants and bars at neighboring Divi Aruba, Tamarijn Aruba and Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort; packages also include access to the sister properties' wide range of activities and a kids' club.