Aruba is known as a great family-friendly vacation destination. With gorgeous beaches, water activities galore and opportunities to explore some of the fascinating terrain, Aruba packs a lot into a tiny Caribbean island. With its popularity and rise in tourism, there’s plenty of hotels and resorts to choose from making it sometimes difficult to decide where to stay. Below are some great options to choose from.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino
Located on popular Palm Beach this resort offers an array of activities including an 8,000 square foot pool featuring a 2-story water slide. There’s also a kid’s club and is within walking distance to popular shops and restaurants. There are also newly renovated rooms including suites so your family can spread out a bit during your stay.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino
The newly renovated Hilton is also a great spot for families. Two large pools complete with waterfalls and a lagoon will keep your kids cool and are a great place to retreat to after you’ve soaked up some sun on Palm Beach. Their suites give families more space and include a separate living area including a sofa bed as well as a dining table. They have a kid’s club, playground and are in the heart of the Palm Beach strip with access to restaurants and entertainment.
Marriott Aruba Surf Club
This oceanfront resort, also in Palm Beach, offers standard guest rooms but also one-, two- and three-bedroom villas for the ultimate in space. The Marriott boasts a lazy river as well as an outdoor pool with slides and children’s play area. Enjoy tennis, volleyball and an array of water sports on the beach and walk to dinner at night on the Palm Beach strip. They also offer a kid’s club.
Renaissance Ocean Suites
Located closer to downtown Oranjestad this Mariott is within walking distance to the Renaissance mall where you can find restaurants and 60+boutique shops. Along with a large pool they also have their own private island with a ferry shuttle to take you back and forth. There’s an adults only section as well as a family friendly portion. It’s also a great spot to walk to the Bon Bini festival that occurs each Tuesday of the week at 7 pm. It’s a fun way to learn more about Aruban culture through music and dance.
A great all-inclusive choice and located on Divi Beach, they offer the Divi Aruba Kids program which children stay free or $50/75 depending on their age per night instead of full-price. Kids can fill their day with activities from the Sea Turtles Club or families can rent a bike and head down their bike path. They also offer suites for a bit more space.