At RIU, we’re celebrating! 10-year anniversary of our first hotel in Aruba!

date_range 22 August, 2017 label , , , , question_answer 16 Comments

It’s been 10 years since we started to do business in Aruba. It was in 2007 when, in Palm Beach, we opened our first hotel on this marvellous island: the Riu Palace Aruba. Since then, we haven’t let up in our efforts to improve the experience of the guests at our facilities.

It was the first grain of sand we put in Aruba. Seven years later, we decided to renovate the complex from top to bottom to adapt it to a more elegant and modern style. That same year, in 2014, the Riu Palace Antillas opened.

In these 10 years in Aruba, at RIU we have tried to help to care for and conserve the beaches, flora and fauna of the island through diverse environmental campaigns. Thanks to the work of the Corporate Social Responsibility department, we’ve also carried out several social actions to help the island’s most disadvantaged inhabitants.

That’s 10 years and a great many changes. But the excitement, effort and dedication we at RIU have investing in growing hand in hand with Aruban society will remain unchanged. We will continue to give the best of ourselves so that our guests can enjoy our hotels in Aruba.

Thank you for placing your confidence in us!


In this video you can see some of our employees who work in Aruba since 2007. They tell their experience and stories…speaking in papiamento!


  • Sharon Ray

    My group and I are planning our 1st trip there for April 2018, can’t wait, and hope it won’t be our last!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Sharon!

      Thanks for your comment. We’re really excited to know you want to come to Aruba with us! 🙂

      Kind Regards,
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Shaleen Kennedy and Jonathan Neary

    Got engaged at RIU Palace Aruba April 22 2017!!!! Couldnt dream of a better place! It was pure paradise! We hope to return someday soon (hoping for our honeymoon if budget allows)! Happy 10th anniversary to our favorite resort!!!! 😀

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Shaleen!

      Thanks for you comment! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed with us. We hope to see you here celebrating your honeymoon 😉

      Kind Regards,
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Carol Gilbert

    I have stayed at three Riu hotels around the world and Aruba is definitely on my list of places for the future. Our friends have stayed a few times and keep coming back for more.

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Carol!

      Thanks for you comment! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed with us. We hope to see you soon in Aruba 🙂

      Kind Regards,
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Tineke den Boer-Taheij

    Next Year, may 2018 we are coming for the 7st time to your beautiful hotel. Beautiful beach, kindly personal, in cleaning, reception, at the bars, always helpfull.
    Perfect beds for my back, very good food and we can eat outside! Lovely, not possible in the cold Netherlands.
    So looking out for may next year. Bye, bye,
    Tineke den Boer

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Tineke!

      We are glad to read your words about our hotel and about our staff. We will be waiting for you 🙂

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

  • Yvonne Busby

    Great hotel, staff & island. Been 3 times & it won’t be the last.
    Love this place, Riu Palace Aruba.

  • Annette Moore

    Stayed in the palace three years ago and thought then that this is paradise, stayed in May at the Antilles and this far exceeded our expectations, cannot wait to save and go back to the greatest place on earth, thank you

  • Victoria

    How interesting! Booked our 10th wedding anniversary trip to Riu Palace Aruba and found out it’s hotels 10th anniversary too. :)))
    Hope we will have a good time!

  • Riz

    Great hotel, first time in Aruba. A couple of things to note, the first is the pillows are too small and uncomfortable. Second, the nightly entertainment is lacking. Of the 7 nights we were here, there was only 1 show that was thoroughly entertaining – you can only soak in so much of the live band and kareoke! The staff Is friendly and service is excellent!

    • Riu Hotels

      Hi Riz!

      Many thanks for your comment. We will share your suggestions with the corresponding department.

      Kind Regards
      RIU Hotels & Resorts

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