Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort
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What it is
An expansive newly revamped paen to chillaxing, with a holistic spa, adults-only pool and a buzzing casino, plus a palapa-lined white sand beach.
What it isn't
Just for grown-ups. The pools here include a de facto 8,000-square-foot waterpark complete with a waterslide, swim-up bar and even water volleyball.
What we think
If you want to check-in to paradise and never have to leave, Hyatt Regency Aruba may just be your spot. The resort was planned with everythinggg. A juice bar with poke bowls and acai smoothies on the boardwalk? Check. A 221-slot-machine and 13-gaming-bar casino? Check. There are seven (seven!) on-site bars and restaurants, including Dining Under the Stars dinners that are guaranteed to have your Insta-followers salivating. But we’d wager the ultimate reason to stay here are the 359 rooms themselves, which are huge by Caribbean standards (starting at 380 square feet) and tricked out with beachy interiors (ombre turquoise curtains; jute touches), plus splurgey-feeling extras, like Starbucks coffee and tea for the coffee maker and Pharmacopia toiletries. Book the aptly-named Oceanfront Luxury Suite for 1,850-square-feet of beachy bliss, including two furnished balconies and a steam shower that feels nearly as good as a soak in the adjacent sea.
You're here because
The adults-only pool we mentioned? It’s nearly 5,000 feet large, with limestone walls, negative edges and saline water, plus bougainvillea-shrouded cabanas. A.k.a., it’s heaven on earth.
It’s somewhat ironic that they named one of their restaurants Ruins by the Sea, because its menu is so full of the ocean’s treasure. Tonight, you go for the jumbo shrimp pasta on pesto pappardelle, with a spongy tres leche cake for dessert. See? Treasure.
Restaurants & Bars
- Ruinas del Mar (Ruins by the Sea) - Savor fresh seafood, steaks, hearth oven specialties, and more under the sun or stars
- Palms Restaurant - Enjoy fresh, authentic island cuisine, beautifully prepared drinks—including four innovative aloe lemonade drinks made with locally sourced aloe
- Piet's Pier Bar - A lively, casual ambiance makes this the perfect place to kick back after a tennis match or a day spent on the beach
- Balashi Bar And Grill - Balashi Bar is all about staying cool and having fun, with frozen drinks, 50" flat-screen TVs, and lounge chairs
- Palms Beach Bar - Water views with phenomenal sunsets, specialty cocktails and food
- Alfresco Bar - Open-air lobby bar overlooking the resort gardens and water playground
- Hyatt Regency Casino Bar - In addition to food and drink, enjoy dancing, music, and gambling, all with exceptional service and without leaving the resort
- Kadushi Juice Bar on the Beach - Rehydrate, recharge, and reinvigorate with freshly squeezed juice or a smoothie
- Shoco Market Café - Drop by for freshly baked goods, ice cream, Starbucks® coffee, and incidentals at our combination cafe and mini market
Saddled up to Palm Beach in Aruba, just up the road from Bubali Bird Sanctuary, where you can spot some 80 species of migratory birds in their native habitat.