The Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Aruba

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Aruba all-inclusive resorts range from true all-inclusive brands like Riu and Barcelo, to smaller, boutique resorts. There’s something for everyone here, including the budget friendly Holiday Inn and a Renaissance resort that has an adults-only section and a private island with flamingos!

Where are the best all-inclusive resorts in Aruba?

The best Aruba all-inclusive resorts are found along Palm Beach, Eagle Beach and Oranjestad.

Palm Beach is a beautiful stretch of white-sand beach packed with bars, restaurants, and shops within walking distance. It can also be the most crowded, and beach chairs are hard to find during the busy travel season.

Eagle Beach and neighboring Oranjestad have low-rise resorts and more of a private neighborhood vibe. Eagle Beach is also a beautiful beach, and the widest in Aruba. The water here is rougher than Palm Beach, but there are still plenty of water sports and activities to enjoy.

Is all-inclusive worth it in Aruba?

On a friendly island with plenty of delicious restaurants, travelers may wonder if it’s worth it to book an all-inclusive resort in Aruba. We’ve found that all-inclusive prices are typically the same as standard resorts. By booking an all-inclusive resort, you can enjoy conveniences like a breakfast buffet, lunch by the pool and drinks on the beach, and then head out to a fabulous dinner without wasting money.

Here are our favorite all-inclusive resorts in Aruba:

Riu Palace Aruba

Why it made the list: 24-hour all-inclusive amenities and a prime location on Palm Beach

Riu Palace Aruba is one of the island’s true all-inclusive resorts, with 24-hour food and drinks included in the room rate. The sprawling Palm Beach resort features two freshwater pools, suites with Jacuzzi tubs, and nightly entertainment.

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfasts with extravagant cooking stations, Italian and Japanese-themed restaurants, and a main restaurant and steakhouse. There are five bars at the property, including a swim-up bar.

Book Riu Palace Aruba for a fun, party-like atmosphere – dance contests can be found by the pool during the day, and nightly entertainment ranges from live music to gambling at the casino. Plus, adult guests can use the facilities at neighboring adults-only Riu Palace Antillas, including the nightclub. | Check prices & photos

Riu Palace Antillas

Why it made the list: Beach palapas and parties by the pool make this the perfect resort for a kid-free getaway!

Riu Palace Antillas is the only true adults-only, all-inclusive resort in Aruba. Guests will love the resort’s prime location on Palm Beach– rent bikes to explore the area, check out the neighboring Riu Palace Aruba, or simply lounge under a palapa on the beach.

Meals, snacks, and drinks are all part of the room rate – including 24-hour room service, hot and cold buffet stations with cooking demonstrations, four themed restaurants, seven bars, and drink service at the pool. There’s even an ice cream parlor and patisserie to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Rooms are modern and feature balconies and fully stocked liquor dispensers. We recommend booking an ocean view room for the best views of Palm Beach. | Check prices & photos

Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba

Renaissance Aruba Private Island Cabana

Why it made the list: We love the private island at this resort, plus options for both adults and families

If a private island with cabanas and friendly flamingos is more your speed, consider Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba. Located in downtown Oranjestad, Renaissance Aruba is two resorts in one: the family-friendly Ocean Suites and the adults-only Marina Hotel.

Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba offers both room-only rates and an all-inclusive plan. This resort has some great restaurants, so the inclusive package is worth the splurge. Dining options include steaks and local seafood at L.G. Smith’s Steak & Chop House, island cuisine at Aquarius, Italian specialties at Fresco, and more.

Guests will find lots of activities at the resort as well. Splash around in two large pools with swim-up bars or take the water taxi to Renaissance Island for a tropical massage at Spa Cove and lunch at Papagayo Bar & Grill. | Check prices & photos

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

Why it made the list: Yoga, smoothies, and sushi — just a few of our favorite things!

Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is a wellness-focused resort on Eagle Beach. It’s a yoga retreat destination and an excellent alternative to the larger Aruba beach resorts.

We love lots of things at Manchebo Beach Resort: light and airy rooms overlooking the ocean or tropical gardens, four restaurants including a sushi bar, a freshwater infinity pool, and therapeutic massages alongside the beach.

The resort features both standard rates and an all-inclusive package. The all-inclusive plan includes a la carte or buffet breakfast at Ike’s Bistro, a la carte lunch at the beach bar and grill, and dinner at the Chophouse, Ike’s Bistro, or the sushi bar.

The generous all-inclusive plan also includes premium alcoholic drinks, smoothies, and one dinner off-property. | Check prices & photos

Barceló Aruba

Why it made the list: The VIP program here rocks — especially the exclusive beach bar

Back at busier Palm Beach is Barcelo Aruba, a traditional all-inclusive resort with seven restaurants, three bars, and a gorgeous free-form pool. The resort’s prime location along Palm Beach makes it ideal for water sports like snorkeling and paddleboarding.

All rooms at the resort feature a balcony, perfect for enjoying Aruba’s sunsets. Guests can upgrade to the Royal Level Barceló Aruba, which offers upgraded rooms, personalized concierge service, a private lounge with a restaurant, and an exclusive beach bar.

All food and drinks at the resort are part of the rate. In addition to the main buffet restaurant, guests can enjoy tacos and tequila at Mexico Lindo, sushi and sake at Kyoto, fresh seafood at Aruban Seafood, and more. | Check prices & photos

Divi Aruba All-Inclusive Resort

Why it made the list: We love the full menu of activities at Divi Aruba and sister properties

Four Divi resorts line the beach along the peaceful, low-rise section of the island. Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba are fully all-inclusive and directly on the beach, while Divi Dutch Village and Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort offer optional all-inclusive plans.

At Divi Aruba All-Inclusive, guests can enjoy four freshwater pools with poolside drink service, meals and snacks at ten restaurants, and unlimited drinks at eight bars.

There are also a ton of activities at Divi Aruba! Water sports lovers can enjoy snorkeling, windsurfing, and catamarans, while adventurers will love the E-mountain bike tours to Boca Catalina and the iconic Light House – all included in the rate. For younger guests, there’s the Sea Turtles Club and a rock-climbing wall on the beach. | Check prices & photos

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive

Why it made the list: Lots of Aruba resorts boast oceanfront rooms, but these are right on the beach

Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive is located right next to Divi Aruba on Druif Beach, and the two resorts share the same restaurants, bars, and pools. We love the oceanfront rooms at Tamarijn, which are just steps from the beach and feature balconies or patios.

Guests can enjoy water sports, local tours, and lively music around the pool in the evening. The popular Alhambra Casino is nearby, and complimentary E-bikes are available to take a spin around the island.

Kids under 12 stay free at both Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba – a fantastic value! And there’s plenty of activities to keep them entertained, from kite making to a 30’ rock-climbing wall on the beach. | Check prices & photos

Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort

Why it made the list: Peaceful and laid-back, but guests still have access to all-inclusive amenities

Divi Dutch Village is perfect for a laid-back vacation with easy access to the beach. The resort is in a garden setting behind Tamarijn Aruba, so you won’t have ocean views, but guests booking the all-inclusive plan have access to beaches, pools, and dining at both Tamarijn Aruba and Divi Aruba.

Additional perks of the all-inclusive option include free golf all day at The Links at Divi Aruba, and tons of activities like non-motorized water sports, organized snorkeling tours, tennis courts, and free shuttle service to the Divi’s Alhambra Casino and shopping area.

Plus, children under five stay and eat free for each paying adult on the all-inclusive plan. | Check prices & photos

Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort

Why it made the list: Golf is usually extra at all-inclusive resorts, but it’s included in the plan here

Family-friendly Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort is a collection of suites and villas located in a garden setting, across the street from Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba.

While the resort offers BBQ grills and full kitchens, there is an all-inclusive package with perks we love. These include free golf all day at the onsite 9-hole golf course, plus access to the restaurants and bars at the other Divi resorts.

Highlights of the resort include a wide variety of dining options (including restaurants at nearby Divi resorts), a free shuttle to Alhambra Casino and shopping area, and a full-service spa. | Check prices & photos

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort

Why it made the list: This resort is just plain pretty to look at, and suites with Jacuzzi tubs are an added bonus

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort offers a warm “Bon Bini” welcome to travelers looking for a tropical escape. Located in the low-rise section of Aruba’s Eagle Beach, the resort features sunny yellow Dutch colonial architecture, a pool with waterfall, and daily happy hours.

The resort offers room-only rates and an all-inclusive option. This includes all meals and unlimited house-brand and premium. Passions on the Beach is the resort’s signature, toes-in-the-sand restaurant, with great menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  

Rooms and suites have been recently renovated with mosaic tile flooring, new furniture, and air purifiers. We love the Honeymoon suites at the resort, which offer a Jacuzzi tub for two and a private balcony. | Check prices & photos

Holiday Inn Aruba

Why it made the list: You can’t beat the location on Palm Beach, and at a budget-friendly price!

A stay at Holiday Inn Aruba Resort is perfect for budget-minded travelers, and it boasts one of the best oceanfront locations on Palm Beach.

While not a traditional all-inclusive, there’s an add-on package for stays of four nights or more. Guests can enjoy three delicious meals in any of the resort’s five restaurants, unlimited resort brand liquors & soft drinks, and discounts for the spa, tours, and water sports.

The family-friendly resort has three swimming pools, a casino, a kids’ club, and bike rental for touring the island. Added bonus – popular shopping and dining is just steps away! | Check prices & photos

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