Are you looking for a hotel in Aruba, but don’t know where to start? It’s overwhelming! There’s so many hotels and resorts the fear of missing out kicks in.

Make a bad decision and you might hear it for the rest of your life from your family.

I know the feeling. You’re not the only one having trouble finding a resort in Aruba.

I made this guide to give you basic understanding of the resorts in Aruba and hopefully help you in the planning stage to finding a place to stay, that you won’t regret!

This guide only takes into consideration hotels in the low rise and high rise areas that are on the beach. Of course, there’s plenty of other accommodation on the island, you can research on them.

After reading this guide you will have narrowed down your choice for the best hotel in Aruba for you.

First Consider High Rise & Low Rise Area

A good place to start when narrowing down choices to find the best resort in Aruba for you, is to consider if you want to stay in the high rise or low rise area.

Hotels in the low rise area are located on Eagle Beach. And the hotels in the high rise area are on Palm Beach. Both beaches are part of the same shoreline. 

Miles of beach sands…

Do you want to be close to action, nightlife, attraction, watersport, bars, restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters? If so, consider a hotel in high rise area.

However, if you’re looking to hit the beach most of the day and just relax. After the beach, eat at restaurants, go shopping and get a feel for the nightlife in Aruba without feeling the need to be in the middle of the action consider a hotel in the low rise area.

Transportation between the two areas can be done by taxi, bus or renting a car.

Is there a difference between Palm Beach and Eagle Beach?

The beach at Eagle is wider and more private compared to Palm Beach. It can be very crowded at Palm, but the water here is calmer compared to Eagle Beach.

Eagle beach has palapas which are spaced pretty far apart, compared to Palm Beach.

Palm has more water sports activities and excursions compared to Eagle.

Both beaches may have their differences, but they are equally beautiful and must experience if you’re on the island.

Once you decide between Palm or Eagle beach, you should be closer to finding the best resort in Aruba for you.

This view can be yours…

Best Hotels in Aruba For Families

If you’re travelling with smaller kids you would be interested in resorts that have the best kid amenities, kid friendly restaurants, kids pool with child friendly features, a beach that is not to rough and easily accessible.

Consider hotels in Aruba like…

  • Marriott Surf Club
  • Playa Linda
  • Hilton
  • Costa Linda

If you’re traveling with teenagers and young adults, and they want to be close to the fun and food, consider hotels in Aruba like

  • Playa Linda
  • Hyatt
  • Holiday Inn

Best Resorts For Couples in Aruba

If spending more time connecting with your loved one is on your list look into these resorts in Aruba that can make your dreams come true!

  • Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort
  • Manchebo

Best Resort in Aruba For Beach Bums

If the beach is high on your list of things to do consider a hotel in Aruba that is on the beach.

Luckily nearly all of the resorts on the island are practically on the beach, here’s a few suggestions…

  • Divi All Inclusive
  • Tamarijn All Inclusive
  • Aruba Beach Club (also good for older relatives)
  • Amsterdam Manor
  • Paradise Beach Villas

Best Resort For Budget Travelers in Aruba

If you’re traveling to Aruba on a budget and you’re looking for cheap hotels in Aruba, the best ways to find hotels is to rent from timeshare owners or the budget hotels in Aruba.

Here are the following suggestions for budget hotels in Aruba…

  • Playa Linda (rent from timeshare owner)
  • Costa Linda (rent from timeshare owner)
  • Holiday Inn
  • Paradise Beach Villas

Related Article – How To Really Plan A Cheap Aruba Vacation

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Best Resort For LGBT Community

Looking for LGBT friendly hotels? Choose between…

  • Marriott stellaris Casino
  • Divi All Inclusive
  • Amsterdam Manor
  • Bucuti
  • Hyatt
  • RIU Antillas
  • Manchebo
  • Hilton

Best Aruba All Inclusive Resorts

If you want to go all inclusive, eat all you want, drink all you can, and enjoy unlimited activities look into the best all inclusive resorts in Aruba.

  • Tamarijn All Inclusive
  • Divi All Inclusive
  • RIU Antillas
  • Barcelo

How To Decide Between All Inclusive Or Not in Aruba

Resorts Mentioned in This Article

By now you’ve surely narrowed down your choice to find the best resort in Aruba for you.

Now you can confidently do some more research on the resort before you book.

Here’s more information on the hotels in Aruba mentioned in this article.

Costa Linda Beach Resort

Costa Linda is located on the low rise area.

The resort offers 2 and 3 bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and ocean view balconies.

Playa Linda Beach Resort

Playa Linda is located on the high rise area and has 214 suites from one bed room, two bedrooms (including kitchen).

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is known as one of the most romantic hotels in the Caribbean. It’s located on Eagle Beach and it’s an adults-only resort.

Manchebo Beach Resort

Manchebo is a boutique style hotel located on Eagle Beach.

It has a faboulous spa, three a-la-carte restaurants, a fun pool bar with a daily happy hour.

Marriott Surf Club

Marriott surf club is one of the family friendly resorts in Aruba famous for the lazy river and waterslides for kids.

Each room has a balcony with beach or garden view. One, two, or three bedrooms (including kitchen).

Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino offers oceanfront guest rooms and suites. They also offer a 24/7 fitness center. Try your luck at their Stellaris Casino open 24 hours a day.

Divi All Inclusive

Divi is a all inclusive resort located just steps away from the ocean at Eagle Beach.

The rooms have garden view, pool view, beachside, oceanview and oceanfront. Can you imagine unlimited beverages at 7 different bars?

Tamarijn All Inclusive

Tamarijn is also located on eagle beach and has over 200 oceanfront rooms.

The rooms offers two queen beds or a king bed with balcony or patio. There are 10 dining options, seven bars to choose from.


The all-inclusive Barcelo Aruba located on the Palm Beach offers 370 rooms and suites, perfect for honeymooners and families alike. And with seven restaurants and four bars to choose from.

RIU Antillas

RIU Antillas adults-only resort is one of the first hotels on the high rise area’s.

It’s located on palm beach and has over 400 rooms. Offering an all inclusive 24-hour service. There are also three restaurants, and a pool bar.

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort

This resort offers the luxuries of a large resort at Eagle Beach. This Resort is situated right in front of the islands’ landmark, the two fofoti trees.

Aruba Beach Club

The Aruba Beach Club is also great for families that travel with older relatives (in walkers and scooters). The rooms are close to the beach. There’s lots of paved surfaces. They have 131 comfortable and fully equipped apartments including kitchen.

Paradise Beach Villas

This beachfront resort is located right across the long stretched white sand at Eagle Beach. This resort offers 2 large swimming pools, jacuzzis, bars and a Peruvian restaurant.

Hyatt Regency Resort

The Hyatt Regency is located on the Palm Beach and offers 357 rooms. They also have a slide for kids. There’s also a wide variety of water sports activities available here.

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn offers beach front accommodations and is located in the heart of Palm Beach. Just steps away from the beach and activities.


Each room at the Hilton has private balcony or patio. Great for couples and kids. There’s a zero entry pool for kids and the resort also has activities for kids.  

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