Planning your island vacation doesn’t have to be a daunting task. At the best all-inclusive Aruba resorts, you simply book your stay and go. Where to eat, how to explore, what to do by nightfall—it’s all taken care of for you at these all-inclusive resorts.
Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa
Watching the warm glow of daylight wash over one of the world’s most beautiful beaches is a pretty fantastic way to start your day. Located on Eagle Beach, where understated low-rise Aruba resorts give way to a wide expanse of soft, white sand and the sparkling blue sea beyond, Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa offers the perfect combination of variety and intimacy. In your ocean-view room with pristine beach vistas, sophisticated furnishings play off cool, modern textiles, and the spa-like bathroom with its rainfall shower is your haven for relaxation. Dinner under the stars at the all-inclusive resort’s French Steakhouse, where the glittering night sky is your backdrop and their tender filet mignon warms your palate, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will stay with you for years to come.
If you like to stay busy, Tamarijn Aruba’s wide range of bars and restaurants, nightly entertainment, and nearby activities are sure to keep your schedule booked. Load up with a hearty breakfast at this Aruba resort’s oceanfront breakfast buffet before you bike to Oranjestad, less than 10 minutes away, to take in the charming Dutch colonial architecture. Then, head back to the resort and conquer the fitness center’s 30-foot rock climbing wall. Find your balance on a paddleboard as you slice through the sea, taking in the vibrant marine life below. As the sun sinks to the horizon, take a respite from your active day with a drink at the Bunker Bar, set out over the water. Snap a selfie of you and your loved one in front of the brilliant sunset, then take a deep breath and prepare to get moving again with salsa dancing lessons.
There’s always something new to experience thanks to Divi Aruba’s nine restaurants and seven bars. Your room, decorated in soothing neutral tones with azure accents, is mere steps from the sand with waves gently washing in to shore as your nightly soundtrack. Few Aruba resorts boast their own golf course, but Divi Aruba is a member of this exclusive club. Practice your swing on the nine-hole golf course, The Links at Divi Aruba, then unwind with a therapeutic massage at Indulgence by the Sea day spa. Get out on the water with a windsurfing lesson, or grab a raft from the watersports center and float the day away. Round out your day of fun in the sun with an evening of fine-dining at Divi’s signature Red Parrot oceanfront restaurant.
Occidental Grand Aruba Resort
Whether you’re traveling with family, your significant other, or friends, the Occidental Grand Aruba Resort has something for you. Jump right into the action poolside, where games, contests, and dance parties happen daily. If it’s peace and quiet you seek, head on down to the beach, lauded for its pristine sand, inviting turquoise sea and plenty of palapa huts to keep you cool in the sizzling Caribbean sun. A nearby beach bar makes it easy to imbibe as you take in the beautiful scenery. For a truly luxurious experience, book your stay in the Royal Club Grand Aruba, the all-inclusive’s “resort within a resort,” where a private lounge, premium beverages, and your own personal concierge have you feeling like a VIP.
Hotel Riu Palace Antillas
For the ultimate in relaxation, nothing beats a kid-free vacation. With the Hotel Riu Palace Antillas’ 18-and-over policy, you can rest assured that the hours you spend lounging by the pool or reclining on a beachfront sunbed are truly peaceful. You’re immediately eased into vacation mode upon your arrival as you’re greeted with a glass of chilled champagne. From that moment on, Riu staff is at your beck and call to ensure your island vacation is everything you had dreamed it would be. A romantic dinner on the beach with your one and only is a must-do when you’re at the Riu. They’ll make it a night you never forget.