We review the best Marriott Bonvoy luxury hotels in Aruba. The Marriott brand includes Luxury Collection, EDITION, St Regis, W Hotels, and JW Marriott, as well as mid-range brands like Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Sheraton, Le Meridien, Design Hotels, and Westin. If you collect Marriott Bonvoy points, then it’s worth knowing where you can spend them and earn them and which hotels in the Bonvoy portfolio are best for your vacation in Aruba.
Many of the Marriott hotels are located next to each other on the same busy bit of Palm Beach. The Surf Club and the Ocean Club are next door to each other, the Aruba Marriott Hotel is next to the Ocean Club, and the Ritz-Carlton is next to the Aruba Marriott Hotel. But which is best? We think the Ritz-Carlton is the best, followed by the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. These resorts are both next to each other, so you can take a look at one if you’re staying at the other. Both of these hotels have very good club lounges too.
1. The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba is a Rewards Category 8 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Fiery sunsets and calm, turquoise water are the backdrops for this wonderful hotel. Guests enjoy direct access to a pristine beach and the resort’s adults-only and family pools. The casino offers entertainment around the clock with table games and slot machines. And the expansive spa incorporates aloe and other indigenous ingredients into transformative treatments.
This hotel has a tropical beach resort feel and a brilliant Ritz-Carlton Club level with great food and service. The Ritz-Carlton is also the best Marriott from the point of view of space as there’s plenty of space between it and the hotel next door hotel. If you have club lounge access, you can eat all of your meals in the club lounge if you wish, as there are plenty of high-quality food offerings.
Perched on the 7th floor, club-level guests are invited to enjoy beautiful ocean views in a comfortable lounge. Views from the club lounge and club-level guest rooms feature stunning seascapes of the Caribbean Sea and Aruba’s famed sunsets. Toast the sun’s descent with a glass of champagne on your personal balcony or enjoy the club lounge to view an unforgettable performance of day becoming night.
This exclusive lounge on the 7th floor boasts an endless array of culinary and beverage offerings throughout the day. Complimentary food offerings include breakfast, light snacks, hors d’oeuvre & desserts. Also available are superb selections of still and sparkling wines, liqueurs, beers, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages.
2. Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino is a Rewards Category 7 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Overlooking the Caribbean sands of Palm Beach, this beautifully-styled hotel boasts spacious accommodations on the sunny beaches of Aruba with exceptional resort amenities.
Try your luck at the thrilling 24-hour Stellaris Casino or take a long swim in tranquil ocean waters. Sip on specialty cocktails in private cabanas at the H2Oasis adults-only pool or pamper yourself with a soothing massage in the full-service spa.
Both the resort pools are excellent. The main pool is lively with a swim-up bar, a family-friendly atmosphere, and offering ocean views. The H2Oasis Adults-Only Pool offers peaceful cabanas and a full bar. Soak away all your cares in our resort’s relaxing sauna and whirlpool or savor superb onsite dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Atardi, and La Vista. In the evening, retreat to spacious hotel rooms with plush designer bedding, private balconies, and picturesque views.
Tradewinds Club lounge offers a boutique experience in a resort setting that provides personalized service and amenities exclusively for adults. This concept feels “VIP”, with private check-in and complimentary gourmet selections five times daily. They also have an open bar available all day, with juices, soft drinks, and alcoholic drinks with nibbles like sushi.
It is worth paying cash to upgrade to the Tradewinds Club. It typically costs around $100 USD, but most of the cost can be covered by the savings you make with breakfast, evening light bites, and free alcohol.
3. Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club
Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club is a Rewards Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Enjoy a home away from home at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club. Nestled on Palm Beach in Aruba, this oceanfront vacation ownership resort offers condo-style villa rentals in a tropical paradise.
Choose from one- or two-bedroom villas with separate living and dining areas and fully equipped kitchens. Gaze out on lovely ocean or resort views from your furnished balcony. Make use of complimentary Wi-Fi throughout our resort. Indulge in treatments at our luxury spa, Mandara.
Enjoy access to the next-door Stellaris Casino and restaurants at the adjacent Aruba Marriott Resort. Relax on the white-sand beach or in their outdoor pool or whirlpool. Work out in the fitness center or play tennis. Pair delicious dining with gorgeous views from the restaurants, café, and bars.
4. Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club
Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club is a Rewards Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Like the Marriott hotels above, it is located in the high-rise area of Palm Beach on Aruba’s west coast. There are loads of shops, restaurants, and bars within a short walk, making this location superbly convenient. This hotel can be found on a lovely patch of sand with plenty of Palapas (thatched umbrellas) for guests to laze under. Highlights include a lazy river, an outdoor pool with slide, and children’s play area.
Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club is a premium vacation ownership resort in Palm Beach, Aruba. This oceanfront resort offers spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom villa rentals or guest rooms with furnished balconies and beach or garden views. Villas enjoy tropical decor, separate living and dining space, a washer and dryer, and a fully equipped kitchen.
5. Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is a Rewards Category 6 Marriott Bonvoy hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, you have access to Flamingo Beach, Palm Beach, and the Renaissance Mall. Yes, this isn’t your best choice as it is an urban location rather than being on the beach.
There’s an adults-only and family-friendly section within the hotel, and guests can take a water taxi and arrive at the 40-acre private island for an exclusive day of beachfront fun. Modern rooms and suites come complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, unforgettable views, and room service. If you’re feeling fortunate, test your luck in the 24-hour casino. Ten restaurants and bars serve everything from authentic steaks to wood-fired pizza. There’s no executive club lounge here, but you get free breakfast if you are a Gold or Platinum Marriott Bonvoy member.
6. Courtyard Aruba Resort
Courtyard Aruba Resort is a Rewards Category 4 Marriott Bonvoy hotel with a surprisingly lovely pool with tropical plants, boulders and water spouts.
There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The Bistro is your destination for a great breakfast, dinner, or drinks in the most inviting and relaxing atmosphere. There’s a well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool, and a whirlpool.
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