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Aruba is one of the most developed tourist destinations in the Caribbean, with an excellent offering of hotels and resorts, including many brand-name properties familiar to U.S. travelers. Aruba's main beach areas are lined with high-rise hotels, but you can also find more intimate small resorts, including a good selection of all-inclusive properties.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
The Hyatt Regency Aruba is situated on a beachfront 12-acre site that includes a freshwater lagoon, swimming pool complex and beach access. A multilevel outdoor pool has waterfalls and a two-story water slide. The hotel also has a full service spa, fitness center, business center, supervised children's program (Camp Hyatt) and a 12,000-square-foot casino, open Tuesdays through Sundays. Each room has a terrace with an ocean or island view.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
The Aruba Marriott Resort has a relaxing and fun environment that is popular with honeymooners and families alike. The aloe plant in the resort's logo and Dutch-inspired architecture set the tone throughout. Guest rooms are some of the largest on Aruba at an average of 500 square feet, with 100 square foot balconies.
Also on the premises is the Stellaris Casino, a 24-hour casino offering 26 gaming tables and a wide selection of gaming kiosks and slot machines.
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
A rarity, this resort caters equally well to couples seeking privacy, families, beach lovers and those seeking a more urban environment. The complex encompasses two hotels, the Marina Hotel (catering to adults) and the Ocean Suites (for families). The Renaissance boasts Aruba's only private island with 40 acres of private beach. A water taxi is provided from both hotels (coming right into the Marina Hotel's chic lobby). The Marketplace has 100+ shops, restaurants and a movie theater.
Divi has four interconnected, all-inclusive properties sharing a private beach and golf club: the Dutch Village, Tamarjin Aruba, Divi Aruba, and the Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort. All rooms at the Tamarijn are oceanfront, while the Dutch Village has garden suites. The newer Divi Village also has all-inclusive suites -- across the street from the beach but closer to the nine-hole golf course. The Alhambra Casino is walking distance from all of the Divi resorts, and the properties have a total of ten restaurants. All-inclusive amenities include tennis, water sports, bike rentals, fitness center and more.
The Ritz-Carlton Aruba
Located on Aruba's famous Palm Beach, the Ritz-Carlton Aruba delivers high-class, luxury accommodations with an island twist.
Relatively new to the Aruba hotel scene, the Ritz opened in November of 2013, promising guests the same luxury hotel experience as their loyal customers have come to know and love at their many resorts around the world.
The Ritz-Carlton Aruba is home to 320 rooms and suites, each furnished with a oceanfront balcony, as well as a property that includes six top-notch dining locations, a luxury high-end spa, a 24-hour casino, two pools and of course, unlimited beach access.