Barcelo Aruba

Aruba, Caribbean

The hotel

If you’re looking for luxury accommodation, a beachside setting and all-inclusive amenities, the Barceló Aruba fits the bill! Perfect for families and couples alike, there’s a whole range of rooms and suites to choose from, all light, bright and spacious. There’s plenty to entertain you at the Barceló, including diving excursions to the Antilla, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, beach volleyball, tennis and golf nearby. Meanwhile, the kids are happy at their own club, allowing you to sneak in a visit to the new gym perhaps. There’s also an impressive list of eateries. Feast on buffet dishes at The Palm, Italian cuisine at L’Olio or sushi at Zen. There are several bars too, including one just a few steps from the sea, serving a wide range of tropical cocktails to tempt you.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

On Palm Beach, overlooking beautiful white sands and the turquoise Caribbean waters. Transfer time from Queen Beatrix International Airport: 20 minutes.

Hotel information

373 rooms. All of which are air-conditioned with ceiling fans, balcony or terrace, satellite TV, telephone, WiFi access*, mini-bar with water and soft drinks (replenished every other day), coffee maker, safe*, hairdryer and iron and board. Deluxe Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

All Inclusive of: buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. House brand alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Snacks. All entertainment and activities unless otherwise stated.

Deluxe Ocean View Rooms are located on floors 3 and 5 of both towers, each with a balcony offering stunning partial ocean views. Sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Deluxe Pool Ocean View Rooms sleep maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

The Palm Restaurant (International buffet), L’Olio (à la carte Italian), El Olvido (Tex-Mex), Zen (Pan-Asian), Desire (Caribbean fusion), Club de Playa (Beach Club Restaurant). 3 bar including Beach Bar, Splash Bar and Lobby Bar.

Regular evening entertainment in the Ballroom. Casino. Live music in the lobby.

Natural-style swimming pool with 2 whirlpools. Spa*. Gym. Water sports* including diving, snorkelling, kayaking, pedal boating and windsurfing. 2 floodlit tennis courts. Beach volleyball. Aqua aerobics. Kids' Club (4-12 years).

WiFi access* in the lobby. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception.

7 nights 24 Dec–7 Jan.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: hotel was formerly known as the Occidental Grand Aruba.

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Traveller rating

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Jun 15, 2019 Tanya K

I Went to the Mexico Lindo Restaurant and the food was excellent and very tasty. The waitress Doris was fantastic and the manager Edgard was very welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend this place
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Jun 15, 2019 Quest507603 San Antonio, Texas

Very clean and well maintained resort. Beautiful beach, not too crowded. The buffet food was good, had a lot of selection. The Italian restaurant was the best, good wine too. Friendly staff. I would recommend this resort.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great vacation and anniversary experience.

Jun 13, 2019 howardw670 Tampa, Florida

When we arrived, champagne and chocolates were waiting in the room(our anniversary compliments of the hotel) ALL of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Room comfort was exceptional. All the facilities(pool,bars lounge etc) were great. Especially the entertainment in the lounge of the vocalists on Saturday,Sunday and Tuesday nights.
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Jun 13, 2019 Scenic57223646610 Gainesville, Georgia

First time ever out of the United States. My family had exceptional service. The property is absolutely beautiful! The service was amazing. Had great activities for my six-year-old. She also loved the Night Time Entertainment.
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Jun 13, 2019 Coastal22757805559 Odenton, Maryland

Barcelo is a fine resort in Aruba. We were guests of a couple who've stayed there annually for some years, and it exceeded our expectations. The staff is friendly, the restaurants (especially the Italian one) are very good. Palm buffet is top shelf, and the bartenders never disappoint. Comfy rooms, great beach, and great pool. You'll also… Read more
Barcelo is a fine resort in Aruba. We were guests of a couple who've stayed there annually for some years, and it exceeded our expectations. The staff is friendly, the restaurants (especially the Italian one) are very good. Palm buffet is top shelf, and the bartenders never disappoint. Comfy rooms, great beach, and great pool. You'll also love all the iguanas hanging around the pool area. We loved it! Read less