If you’ve traveled frequently to the Caribbean you know many islands offer excellent all inclusive vacation values. If Aruba is one possibility for your next Caribbean vacation you might be searching for an all inclusive resort in Aruba. One thing you’ll find however is that Aruba does not have as many all inclusive vacation deals as you find on other islands in the Caribbean. We’ll talk about that but first let’s look at deciding if an all inclusive resort in Aruba is right for you.
There are a number of reasons to choose an all inclusive vacation in Aruba –
First, as you might expect, you go to one location and everything is taken care of from the moment you step onto the property until the moment you leave. Depending on your all inclusive package you will have food, drink and entertainment included during your stay.
Second, you don’t have to worry about making the decision about “where to eat tonight”. Your decision was already made when you booked your Aruba all inclusive vacation. Most every hotel and resort in Aruba offer excellent food service so the breakfasts, lunches, and dinners you have with your all inclusive vacation in Aruba will likely be of great quality.
Third, you’ve got a better opportunity to budget your expense. You’ve covered your vacation up-front as part of your all inclusive package. Food costs on a vacation to Aruba can add-up even with the multitude of choices for every budget. If you are staying at an all inclusive resort in Aruba you have pre-paid your meal expense and this will help you more easily maintain the budget you’ve set for your vacation.
There also are some “cons” you should consider before booking a Aruba all inclusive vacation. The biggest is the fact that Aruba has many excellent restaurants. You can find everything from steakhouses, Brazilian barbecues, seafood restaurants plus restaurants serving genuine Aruban and other Caribbean food. Since your dining decision is already made you may miss the opportunity to sample some of the fine restaurants that make Aruba an excellent vacation destination.
The second thing to consider is that being in an all inclusive resort in Aruba is great – as long as you don’t forget about all of the other great parts of the island. Aruba’s beaches and hotels are so nice that many people never leave them during their entire vacation. Aruba has plenty to see and do other than at the beach. If you get really comfortable at your all inclusive resort you might miss the Arikok National Park, the California Lighthouse, Baby Beach, the Natural Bridge or any number of Aruba’s other attractions.
Now let’s take a look at the all inclusive resorts on Aruba. As mentioned above, Aruba does not have as many all inclusive resorts as other islands. There appear to be a few reasons for this.
Aruba is only 20 miles long, not a very big country. The best beaches include Palm Beach and Eagle Beach and these are located adjacent to each other. Aruba’s hotels are concentrated in a small area along Palm Beach and Eagle Beach. Because of this concentration of hotels and the competition that exists hotels seem to have adopted more standard approach to pricing rooms.
Another reason is that because everything is so close and easy to get to on the island visitors have more desire to get out of their hotels and visit shops and restaurants.
Finally, Aruba is a safe country relative to other destinations in the Caribbean so vacationers seem less interested in staying put in their hotels.
Despite this, there are properties that do provide excellent all inclusive vacations in Aruba. Here are three of them – you can get complete contact details by visiting the Aruba Answers web site listed in the resource box below.
The Divi Aruba All Inclusive is probably the most popular all inclusive resort in Aruba. They have excellent dining options plus a variety of activities on the resort property. The Divi Aruba is associated with the Links at Divi Aruba so you can think about getting 9-holes in on our vacation.
Occidental Grand Aruba is another popular Aruba all-inclusive resort. The property has an excellent location and features six restaurants and four bars. The Occidental Grand Aruba has a variety of activities and water sports for their guests plus other amenities for a great vacation.
Hotel Riu Palace Aruba is one of the most recognizable properties on the island. The hotel architecture features turrets or towers that can be seen a great distance away. The hotel offers conventional room bookings plus you also can book all inclusive Aruba vacations. The food and drink options for their all inclusive option are a bit less than the Occidental Grand or the Divi Aruba All Inclusive but this hotel is definitely worth checking-out.
So now you have some details on whether an Aruba all inclusive vacation is right for you. No matter how you decide to stay in Aruba you’ll have a great time!
Have a wonderful trip.