The “One Happy Island” of Aruba is a paradise to visit for adults seeking refuge in the Caribbean. It has bright blue waters, white-sand coastlines, and generally drier and less humid weather all year. Beyond these, you’ve got several options for the best resorts in Aruba for adults. We’re rounding up 15 of them in this feature.
Why Aruba Is A Perfect Adults-Only Destination
Caribbean islands are famed for their pristine waters and splendidly green forests. Aruba — a mere 19 miles from Venezuela — is one of the top islands adult vacationers visit. Here’s why.
- Tourist-Friendly Weather: As Aruba is located outside the hurricane belt, it’s one of those territories least frequently hit by storms. That means you can enjoy its collection of beaches better. Hiking through its park trails is also a better experience.
- Eco-Friendly Island: Aruba has mastered maintaining that much-needed balance between socio-economic growth and environmental preservation. While you enjoy various man-made leisurely and recreational establishments, you can still get up close and personal with Mother Nature through its stunning waters and forests.
- Great Food: Complete your Caribbean vacation by treating your taste buds with traditional dishes from the island. From stobas to pastechi and keri keri to keshi yena, there are various foods to try — served by warm and accommodating locals.
Top Adults-Only Resorts In Aruba
Traveling to this island with your partner or other adult loved ones? Consider these adults-only Aruba resorts.
#1 Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
It only takes a 7-mile trip from the airport before stepping into this spectacular resort. The Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is found on the north coast of Aruba and is a stone’s throw away from the mesmerizing Palm Beach.
You can soak up the sun on the popular beach or relax in their H2Oasis adult pool (complete with a bar), sauna, or whirlpool. They have several dining options, and its Stellaris Casino is open 24 hours. If you want a royal-like stay, be a member of the elite Tradewind Club and get access to top-tier rooms, complimentary services and snacks, and members-only seating areas.
#2 Renaissance Marina Hotel
Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort offers two unique resort experiences, one of which is the adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel.
It’s located on the island capital of Oranjestad and is conveniently near adult-only tourist spots. Up for a postcard-worthy trip? Stroll along Flamingo Beach and see beautiful flamingos casually strut its gorgeous coastline. Guests also have exclusive access to Renaissance Island, which has the only private beaches in Aruba.
#3 Bucuti & Tara Boutique Beach Resort
Offering plenty of things to do in Aruba adults-only Bucuti & Tara is set on one of the best beaches on the island: Eagles Beach. It has an outdoor pool, an open-air beach bar, and an optional meal plan. Overall, it offers a romantic and relaxing atmosphere — ideal for a honeymoon or anniversary.
#4 Hotel Riu Palace Antillas
Also set along Palm Beach, Hotel Riu Palace Antilla is one of the best Aruba resorts adults-only all-inclusive resorts. You can enjoy two miles of beautiful waters with refreshing palm trees and shops. They also offer several aquatic activities.
Within the sprawling property, you can find 4 restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool complete with a swim-up bar, a gym, and a casino.
#5 Brickell Bay Beach Club Boutique Hotel & Spa
Try this boutique hotel if you’re looking for more affordable adults-exclusive accommodation along the stretch of Palm Beach.
Though it’s non-inclusive, it still offers a great experience. It has a spa, a swim-up bar, a casual Italian restaurant, and even complimentary grapes. With its direct beach access, you can already treat yourself to a remarkable Caribbean getaway.
#6 Ocean Z Boutique Hotel
What It Offers:
Ocean Z is a top-rated 13-suite boutique hotel located in the northern Noord district of Aruba. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted with a complimentary cocktail.
With fewer guests, you can expect stellar service from its accommodating staff. They also provide transportation to the 2-minute drive-away Arashi Beach. The secluded beach is great for snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing.
#7 Aruba Ocean Villas
Want to access Aruba’s aquamarine waters easily? Add Aruba Ocean Villas to your shortlist of adults-only accommodations.
This is the only over-the-water boutique resort on the island, offering 13 alluring villas. You can dine in its quaint, open-air restaurant or take a UTV tour of Aruba. If you want to simply relax, you can lounge by the waters or avail of their spa services.
#8 Aruba Boutique Apartments
This small-scale complex only accepts adult guests. It only offers 8 contemporary apartments strategically built across its 24,000-square-foot property. One of the best perks of this setting is that it gives you privacy.
The complex has a huge pool and a beautiful gazebo amid a lush, well-maintained garden. It’s also a few minutes’ drive from Palm Beach and the bustling Oranjestad.
#9 Bubali Luxury Apartments
If you’re looking for an alternative to the best resorts in Aruba for couples, Bubali Luxury Apartments is a strong choice. It’s located in a quiet residential neighborhood but still accessible to popular destinations like Palm Beach and Eagle Beach.
Apart from having a year-round outdoor pool, it’s one of the few places on the island that is wheelchair-friendly.
#10 Dushi Getaway for Adults Only Downtown
Dushi Getaway has a pool, a fitness center, private parking — and even its own casino. It also offers free WiFi in all areas. If you want to explore the island, it’s nice to know that it has many parks and beaches nearby.
Walk for 12 minutes, and you’re already at Surfside Beach, which has great waters ideal for canoeing, paddling, surfing, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Druif Beach, on the other hand, is located 2 kilometers from the property. The beach prides itself on its oval-shaped stretch of powdery sand and is considered the best beach in Aruba for sunning and socializing.
#11 Wonders Boutique Hotel
A haven for adults, Wonders boasts 11 cozy and well-decorated rooms. Though small-scale, it still glows with charm and affordable luxury. It has a pool with water from a natural spring and a tropical garden attracting birds and butterflies.
#12 Gray Door Apartments
This gated property is a three-story building that houses 9 modern, sleek apartment units. It has a saltwater pool and a dedicated area for grilling those meaty barbecues. It even has its own fitness center. You can hire a car or rent a bike through them as well.
Nearby beaches include Palm Beach, Malmok Beach (blessed with scenic rock formations), and Hadicurari Beach (home to a popular windsurfing school).
#13 Aruba Surfside Marina
Enjoy memorable sunset views at this beachfront, eco-friendly complex that offers an intimate, idyllic, and peaceful stay. You can spend lazy days on the beach or ask for their friendly staff’s help if you want to go snorkeling, diving, or fishing. Another great news is that it’s only a three-minute drive from the island’s bustling capital.
#14 Yoyita Suites Aruba
This charming villa has 10 rooms (5 of which face the pool). It’s ideal for adults looking for budget-friendly, no-frills accommodation near beautiful beaches. Apart from Palm, Eagle, Hadicurari, and Malmok Beaches, it’s also a few minutes drive from the Tierra del Sol Golf Course.
#15 Little David Guesthouse
Apart from the popular mainstream and best resorts in Aruba for adults, the island is home to many boutique accommodations and guesthouses. With a spacious room and a great pool, you can call Little David Guesthouse a home away from home.
It’s also located near essential places such as Bo Wah Supermarket and Cayena Mall. It’s also close to attractions like Beth Israel Synagogue and Governor’s Bay Beach.