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Aruba is an ideal honeymoon spot any time of the year, located outside the hurricane belt, experiencing lots of sunshine and warm, dry weather. In addition to postcard-perfect beaches, it also offers a rich cultural scene and fantastic cuisine with a mix of Caribbean and Dutch flavors along with American, European and Asian fare. Plus, newlyweds will find a wide range of options when it comes to top-notch resorts, from intimate boutique properties to high-end mega-luxury resorts, with these offerings providing some of the best of the best.
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Enjoy direct access to idyllic Caribbean water and the picturesque white sands of Palm Beach at the upscale Aruba Marriott Resort. While it attracts plenty of families, it offers lots for couples too, including a tranquil vibe for a romantic honeymoon. There’s a beautiful free-form pool with a swim-up bar and a second adult-only pool, and the property also hosts the decadent Luxe Mandara Spa. It includes indoor and outdoor treatment rooms – couples can even enjoy its standard treatments in private huts located right on the sand. Test your luck in the 18,000 -square-foot casino with slots and table games and dine at multiple restaurants, including a buffet eatery, sushi bar and Ruth’s Chris Steak House as well as an Italian gelato shop. All rooms include furnished balconies with a garden or ocean view.
Located on Aruba’s famous Palm Beach, The Ritz Carlton Aruba is ideal for honeymooners looking for luxurious accommodations and exceptional service. This 320-room property features two pools, a casino, a spa that offers Caribbean-inspired treatments, and four restaurants, including BLT Steak. Private beach dining opportunities are available too, providing the chance to enjoy a romantic dinner on the sand while watching the sun go down, and guests can also order from the 24-hour in-room service menu. By booking one of the Ocean Front Rooms, you’ll get a balcony and a sea view. The hotel’s Romance Escape package includes daily breakfast, a sunset sail and a 50-minute couple’s massage.
The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort is an adults-only property that offers the ultimate in tranquility on beautiful Eagle Beach. It’s often ranked as the No. 1 hotel on the island and has even been named the top hotel in the world for romance by TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards, among many other accolades. It sits across 14 acres, with its over 100 rooms providing breathtaking views of stunning clear blue waters along with luxurious amenities. Far from the tourist crowds in a secluded location, it also boasts romantic dinners with sunset views in a private cabana on the beach as well as indoor dining at two restaurants, a full-service spa, dedicated concierge and fantastic service.
The Divi Aruba is a great all-inclusive option with most meals and activities included in room rates. Enjoy dining at 10 different venues with a diverse array of tasty cuisine and taking advantage of eight bars and four swimming pools, one of which has in-pool lounges. In addition to providing access to all sorts of water sports on Druif Beach, guests can take yoga and Zumba classes, and climb a 30-foot rock climbing wall. Enjoy nightly entertainment, from live music to fire shows and massage at the Sea Spa too. Many of the rooms come with furnished balconies and look out over the pristine beach.
If you’re planning on spending lots of time in your room, it’s hard to do better than the Hyatt Regency, known for offering some of the best rooms in Aruba. Minibars are well-stocked with various liquors, beers, sodas, and juices, while extra-spacious bathrooms include granite countertops and free toiletries. Upgraded rooms come with step-out balconies or furnished balconies with ocean views. Just steps from the main lobby is a beach with powdery soft sands and an abundance of opportunities for fun in the sun. Lounge around the three-level pool with waterfalls, sip cocktails at Piet’s Pier Bar or dine on Caribbean or Italian cuisine at one of the onsite restaurants. The hotel also offers nightly entertainment at the Hyatt Regency Casino and spa packages at the ZoiA Spa.
The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is located on an unspoiled sandy beach in the heart of Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad. Choose from the Renaissance Ocean Suites and the adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel which both feature private balconies for enjoying Caribbean views and the smell of the salty sea air. A wide range of eateries are available onsite serving authentic regional fare, while the stylish BLUE martini bar is ideal for sipping cocktails. The property even has its own private island that can be accessed by water taxi. It hosts the Spa Cove for enjoying lavish treatments or simply soaking up the spectacular private ocean views.
The Barcelo Aruba is an all-inclusive resort on Palm Beach with its over 370 rooms featuring terraces or narrow balconies, some with ocean views. Enjoy direct access to the beautiful sands and unlimited meals, snacks and beverages at six restaurants that serve a variety of cuisine, including seafood, Japanese, Italian and more. Guests also have access to snorkeling gear, diving classes, water polo, beach volleyball and two tennis courts. There’s a wonderful pool complex, three bars, a casino and nightly entertainment too.
This upscale, family-run boutique resort is located right off the Low Rise zone strip across from gorgeous Eagle Beach. Ideal for those seeking a more intimate atmosphere with the amenities of a large resort, the apartment-style rooms come with surprisingly well-stocked kitchens and outdoor space – some include bathrooms with whirlpool tubs. There are two restaurants on site, one right on Eagle Beach, along with two bars. Guests also enjoy a swimming pool with a waterfall and access to complimentary bicycles and snorkel gear.