Enjoy the VIP treatment in luxurious Aruba
Aruba boasts an unbeatable climate, with year-round sunshine. As the sunniest of all the Caribbean islands, there’s never a bad time to travel, and direct flights from the UK will get you there in nine hours.
If you’re looking for white, soft sand to stretch out on, you’ve come to the right place. Aruba is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The coastline around this island is full of postcard-worthy sands leading out to stunningly clear, warm water. The West coast of the island is where you’ll discover the longest stretch of sand, spreading out across over 11 kilometres. The fabulous Arubian coastline is home to plenty of luxury amenities and high life living, offering fabulous 5* hotels, some with their own private beaches and islands and others known for hosting celebrity status guests. You’ll also find luxury restaurants and bars dotted along the beach, ideal for indulging your taste buds while looking out toward the gorgeous sea view.
Living the high life in Aruba
For high fashion and fantastic shopping opportunities, spend some time in Palm Beach. Here you’ll find the largest shopping plaza in Aruba, full of designer stores. Aruba’s capital Oranjestad is home to many of the islands most exclusive hotels and an array of fine dining restaurants serving up both Caribbean and European delicacies. If you’re looking for rest and relaxation Druif Beach fits the bill. Named after its 11 kilometres of white shoreline, holidays here focus on soaking up the sun and taking part in the diverse water activities, including catamaran cruises.
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To treat yourself to more luxurious holiday options check out these fantastic hotspot destinations including Barbados, Cuba and the party and reggae music capital Jamaica. But if you’re set on a luxury holiday to Aruba, here’s our travel guide for more information on how to plan your high end holiday. For now though, look below to find some of the top luxury hotels and resorts on the Caribbean’s sunniest island, Aruba.
Situated directly on Palm Beach's white sand is this adults-only luxury hotel. Riu Palace Antillas has been recently renovated and now wows visitors with beautiful spacious rooms overlooking the Caribbean Sea. You can spend your holiday unwinding on the sunny coastline or satisfying your hunger in one of the hotel's five restaurants including fusion, Italian and steakhouse venues. This hotel also prides itself on it's ability to relax and pamper visitors through their luxury Renova spa, offering several treatments including body massage.
Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa offers stunning sea views from their luxury hotel rooms and large outdoor pool. This resort is all about decadence, and you can experience that lavish living through relaxing in their Balinese-style spa, with body massage and whirlpool. This resort is located directly on one of the best coastlines in the world, Eagle Beach. Here you can play a game of tennis on the powdery sands or or head into the water to spot some sea turtles. You'll also only be a five minute drive away from the exclusive area of Oranjestad. If you're feeling peckish this Resort has two a la carte restaurants including a mouth watering French steak house.
With three pools, their own private island and a chandelier-lit casino it's no wonder that this resort claims 5* status. Known as one of the most luxurious hotels in the region, the Renaissance Aruba Resort + Casino has had their fair share of star-studded visitors including the Queen of Holland and Monaco's royal family. There's plenty to do around the resort and fine dining restaurants and bars are all within a 10-minute walk. You can also spend your day enjoying the hotel's private Renaissance island, accessible via water taxi and home to a sunny marina, high end shopping area and cinema complex.
Holidays at Divi Aruba All Inclusive revolve around the stunning Druif Beach. This hotel is located right on the water with gorgeous views from the restaurants, pools and rooms. You can sit with your feet in the sand and drink in hand at the hotel's seafront a la carte restaurant. You'll also have complete access to its sister hotel, Tamarijin Resort, and its five restaurants. If you're looking to be pampered, the Divi Aruba Spa Centre has an array of massage and facial treatments all ready for you to enjoy.