Crista and Mike's Honeymoon Aruba 2017

RIU Palace Antillas All Inclusive

The Riu Palace Antillas Hotel, a 24h All Inclusive resort, is located on the shores of Palm Beach, Aruba, immersed in the most selective Caribbean atmosphere. Its Adults Only service, exclusively for over 18 years old, is ideal for a fantastic and romantic vacation.

A place to relax, with a free gym, spa and a beauty and hair salon inviting you to a wide variety of treatments. Perfect for those who enjoy the sun, offering free lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and towels, both at the wonderful swimming pool and on the Palm Beach itself. Furthermore, a complete entertainment program offers the possibility of trying out many different water activities: water sports such as windsurfing, snorkeling and kayaking, and even a diving test in the swimming pool. A golf course, bicycle rental and the possibility of interesting hiking routes are all available in the surrounding area.

The buffet restaurant invites you to enjoy the colorful Caribbean cuisine at lunch and dinner. At the same time, you will find different world flavors in the three thematic restaurants. At night, you can also enjoy RIU’s entertainment program with shows, dancefloor or try your luck at the casino.

Jr Suite Ocean Front

All guest rooms have:

  • Room service 24 hours a day
  • Turn down service
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom toiletries
  • Special make-up mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • 110 V
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi
  • Central air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Coffee maker
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Balcony or terrace
Aqua Poolside Bar

Food and beverage

All Inclusive 24 hours - All meals and snacks:

Breakfast: Varied buffet, live cooking stations, fruits, juices and Cava

Lunch:

  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts

Dinner (at main restaurant): Buffets and live cooking stations

  • Special evenings: themed buffets (three times a week)
  • Optional à la carte dining:
  • "Krystal" Fusion restaurant
  • "Rimini" Italian restaurant
  • "Palm Beach" Steakhouse
  • "Malmok" Aruban restaurant
  • Romantic dinner on the beach (reservations required, additional charge)

Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers.

Snacks 24 hours a day

Beverages:

  • Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
  • Premium branded drinks throughout hotel
  • Drinks service at the pool
  • Minibar and regularly restocked liquor dispenser
  • Speciality wine list (additional charge)

Access to all bars at the Riu Palace Antillas and Riu Palace Aruba

Swim Up Bar

Sports and activities:

  • Gym, aquagym
  • Stand up paddle surfing (SUP), snorkelling equipment and kayaking
  • Floating chaiselongue
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool

Entertainment program:

  • Daytime entertainment programme (daily)
  • Shows, RIU evening programme or live music (daily)
  • Free entry to discotheque and drinks (open six nights a week)
  • Free entry to the Casino (drinks not included)

Other sports and facilities in hotel (additional charge):

  • Scuba diving, scuba diving school
  • Various water sports available
  • Bicycle hire
  • Golf course
  • The RIU Group has no direct or indirect relationship with external services (especially PARASAILING) and does not assume any liability for them (nor does Epic Experiences!), any contract between them being the exclusive responsibility of the clients themselves.

Pricing:

  • Jr Suite Ocean View - $3614
  • Jr Suite Superior Ocean View (in the villa section) - $3770.12
  • Jr Suite Ocean Front - $3998

Includes air via Charlotte on American, taxes and tips. $500 resort credit for the spa, scuba center, and casino (amounts are specified for each).

Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort

Indulge in relaxation and romance at Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba’s unique Adults-Only oasis. Perched on the soft white sands of beautiful Eagle Beach, the intimate and tranquil resort is ideal for couples to unwind and reconnect. Enjoy breathtaking views of the sparkling clear blue sea, feel the warm trade winds and marvel over the stunning tropical sunsets far away from the crowds and high-rise hotels.

  • 104 intimate, non-smoking rooms and suites with eco-friendly amenities
  • World class dining
  • Free Breakfast and Free WiFi
  • Dedicated concierge to ensure your honeymoon or vacation is everything you wished for
  • Award-winning hospitality from famed hotelier and eco-pioneer Ewald Biemans.
Deluxe Ocean View room

Deluxe Rooms

Wake up to a breathtaking view overlooking Eagle Beach, one of the Caribbean’s best beaches, and published as the “Dream Beach of the World”. Spend a romantic evening on the large balcony or terrace watching the orange and red sunset over the ocean. Each one of these 11 Deluxe Rooms has been beautifully renovated and features chic, stylish furnishings and contemporary bathroom. Airy and spacious with one king bed, the room opens onto a large, oversized balcony or terrace. Deluxe Rooms can accommodate a maximum of 2 adults. The ultimate romantic retreat! No smoking. 350 sq ft - 32.5 sq mtr.

Each Deluxe Room includes:

  • Plush mattress with memory foam top
  • New bathroom/Walk-in showers
  • Microwave
  • Mini-bar and refrigerator
  • Smart TV - mirror your device
  • In-room safe
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Large balcony or terrace
  • Air Purifier and Dehumidifier
  • Cable television
  • Free Wi-Fi broadband Internet access
  • iPod docking
  • Aruba Aloe toiletries
  • Complimentary coffee service and coffee maker
  • Air conditioning and ceiling fan
  • Direct-dial phones
  • “Clean Air” No-Smoking Policy. Smoking allowed only in 3 designated areas on property
Free Breakfast Buffet

Dining

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort offers its resort guests a complimentary Full American Breakfast Buffet daily at our beachfront Elements Restaurant or in Tara Lounge. You will enjoy cooked-to-order eggs and omelets, bacon, pancakes, sausage and French toast, in addition to our extensive cold buffet offering fresh fruit, yogurts, cereals, freshly baked breads and Danish, cheeses, sliced meats, sliced vegetables, coffee, tea and espresso coffees.

Purchase a Dine Around Plan and enjoy a three course dinner in a choice of 20 member restaurants of the Aruba Gastronomic Association for $50.00 per person, per day (inclusive of tax and service charge).

All-Inclusive program is not available.

When you purchase the Dine Around, you are given prepaid meal coupons (vouchers) upon your arrival at the resort. Your voucher is valid for one Appetizer or Soup or Salad, Main Dish, Dessert and Coffee. Please present your voucher PRIOR to ordering.

Your vouchers are non-refundable and for personal use only (non-transferable to other persons). Please store them and treat them as cash, as they are not replaceable if lost or stolen. It is very important that you sign the voucher prior to giving it to your server.

If you would like to use your (2) vouchers for the Romantic Dinner on our beach, a charge of US$ 90.44 will be added to your bill. For the Romantic Dinner on the beach, reservations are required 24 hours in advance and should be made via the concierge team.

Elements Restaurant (included in Dine Around Program)

Our oceanfront Elements restaurant offers diners a memorable culinary experience featuring fresh ingredients and healthy European portions in the presence of breathtaking views. An extension of our commitment to a sense of total wellness, Elements offers guests both a beautiful atmosphere and wholesome dinner selections in a choice of menus: Vegetarian/Vegan, Gluten-Free and World Cuisine. The ingredients showcased at Elements have been carefully sourced with menu options that include certified organic selections,natural products, fresh fish and pasture-fed cattle. Please note that cash is not accepted. All major credit cards are accepted. Tables of 2 and 4 only (no groups).

Romantic dinner in a private palapa on the beach and an eclectic wine list are also available. Hours: Breakfast: 7:00 am to 11:00 am, Lunch: 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm, Dinner: 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm

Dress Code: Shirts and shoes required. No tank tops in evenings. Smart Casual.

SandBar

Let our expert bartenders mix you a delicious, refreshing tropical drink. SandBar is Bucuti’s open-air bar on the beach. Exclusively available to our resort guests and their visiting friends.

Dress code: Shirts required day and night. No tank tops in evenings.

Carte Blanche

Carte Blanche is a restaurant designed with the epicurean in mind. Aruba’s innovative dining experience, Carte Blanche is a hotly-anticipated dinner reservation for only 16 diners per evening. The highlight is Owner/Chef Dennis van Daatselaar cooking a 5-course “Carte Blanche” (chef’s surprise) dinner right in front of you.

Alongside the chef is Maitre d’ Glen Bonset, pairing wines and mixing premium drinks. Seating at 7pm. Reservations need to be reconfirmed personally by phone (+297) 586-3339 at least 24 hours before the reservation date.

Romantic Dining

An intimate, romantic experience as your waiter provides attentive, solicitous service under a private cabana on the beach with fabulous ocean view and a romantic sunset or moonlit ambiance. Bucuti’s powder white beach, the swaying palms and subtle candle lighting ensure that magic is in the air.

Reservations must be made in advance as only four cabanas are available, with two seatings per night. The price is $190.44 per couple (incl taxes). The Romantic Dinner includes complimentary wine or champagne, choice of appetizer, main course, dessert and tea, coffee or espresso. Sunset Seating: 6:00 pm. Moonlight Seating: 8:30 pm

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort offers a customized wellness program, designed to help guests stay healthy, fit and feeling their best during their time in Aruba and beyond. Led by certified wellness specialist Isabel Struve Rasmijn, the program provides guests with tailor-made programs to support their individual wellness goals in four areas – Nutrition, Fitness, Mental wellbeing and mindfulness.

Pool

Facilities

Welcome to Aruba’s most romantic getaway, the intimate and adults-only (18+) Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort. Our guests seek a tranquil and romantic beach vacation and relish the focus on wellness and a relaxing ambiance. Our concierge will be happy to assist you with booking a jeep safari tour of Aruba, nearby diving and sailing excursions, horseback riding, golf and so much more. We are adjacent to the Alhambra Casino and a variety of restaurants, shopping and entertainment.

Enjoy the following on property amenities:

  • Spacious beach
  • FREE cushioned sunbeds and shade for every guest
  • FREE Full American Breakfast Buffet
  • FREE high-speed WiFi and free use of iPad
  • FREE Parking
  • FREE Self-serve Laundry facilities
  • FREE Movies on the Beach, Under the Stars
  • All taxes and fees are included in rate
  • Half Pension - DineAround plan
  • Full time Wellness Specialist
  • Clean air rooms: non smoking, dehumidifiers and air purifiers
  • Non-smoking resort, except in 3 designated outdoor areas
  • Fresh water infinity pool with salt filter
  • Fitness center
  • Beachfront Elements Restaurant
  • SandBar beach bar and lounge
  • Daily Happy Hours for resort guests
  • Romantic beach dining in private palapa with special menu
  • Dine-Around plan
  • Gift shop
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Concierge desk & 24-hour front desk
  • Secure environment with cameras and 24/7 security team
  • Multilingual staff

WELLNESS OFFERINGS

Wellness Specialist exclusively dedicated to assist you with your tailor made wellness program, including special dietary needs or fitness goals.

  • Adults-only, tranquil ambiance for relaxation.
  • Healing qualities of the clear-blue Caribbean sea.
  • Clean Air rooms: air dehumidifier and HEPA purifiers in each room. Non-smoking policy in rooms.
  • State of the Art fitness center with open feeling and beautiful view of garden and beach.
  • Purun Spa, offering an array of treatments with natural products to achieve absolute wellness, and balance mind, body and spirit.
  • Restaurant offers Gluten Free menu, Vegan and Vegetarian menu, and natural ingredients in healthier European portions.
  • Fruit and vegetable smoothies.
  • Custom itineraries for fitness activities, such as hikes in nature, appointments with fitness trainers, paddle-boarding, yoga classes, and more.

Pricing:

Deluxe Ocean Front Bucati Wing - $3296.12 including buffet breakfast and taxes.

Hyatt Regency Aruba

Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa

An unparalleled luxury hotel experience in Aruba awaits you at the exquisite Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino. Renovated with a stylish and welcoming lobby, delightful lobby bar and sumptuous guestrooms, this luxurious Aruba hotel offers pampering service and amenities for an amazing Caribbean vacation. Treat yourself to rejuvenating spa treatments, learn to scuba dive, shop for amazing jewels, dine on tantalizing cuisine, or take a chance in our casino. Whether you prefer peaceful relaxation on the beach, days filled with outdoor adventure, or evening entertainment, you'll find everything you need for an unforgettable getaway at our premier Palm Beach Aruba luxury hotel and resort.

Let the hypnotic sounds of the ocean gently lull you to sleep each evening in the luxurious comfort of our newly remodeled Aruba accommodations. Situated on the upper floors of our resort, these spacious 380-sq.-ft. rooms offer a private step-out balcony, perfect for enjoying views of the ocean, tropical gardens, courtyard and the island. Complementing the view is the delightful decor, with sophisticated yet warm colors of the Caribbean creating a serene setting for your visit. Awaken each day refreshed from an exceptional rest in our signature Hyatt Grand Beds, fitted with luxurious linens, fluffy down pillows and a pillow-top mattress. All King rooms include a shower while the Queen/Queen guestrooms include a bathtub. Enjoy the deluxe amenities in our air-conditioned, beachfront Aruba lodging including refreshing ceiling fan, KenetMD™ bath products, Kube Systems clock, mini refrigerator, coffeemaker, 42" LCD TV, high-speed Internet access and daily newspaper.

Hyatt Ocean-Island View King

Amenities:

  • Balcony
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Room service
  • Minibar
  • 42" LCD TV - Cable/satellite TV channels
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Dataport
  • Analog phone line and Voicemail
  • Individual air conditioning control and ceiling fans
  • Concierge available 8am to 9pm daily
  • Safe large enough to store and charge laptop computer

Dining

Savor the Flavors of the Caribbean Aruba Restaurants & Dining

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort offers a number of dining experiences with international appeal and local flavor. 5 restaurants, 6 bars. Get started with a buffet breakfast at Ruinas del Mar, cool off with poolside beverages from Balashi Bar and Grill, and wind down the day with a glass of wine at Piet’s Pier Bar. Experience the all new Café Piccolo and indulge in authentic Italian dishes, including wood fired pizzas. Whether you’re in the mood to indulge in Caribbean cuisine or watch the sun set and sip cocktails, our Aruba restaurants in Palm Beach have something for everyone to savor.

Hyatt Beach

Activities

Aruba Resort on the Beach - Paradise in the Caribbean

Experience a vacation in the middle of paradise at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa & Casino. With an idyllic setting on the mesmerizing Caribbean Sea, impeccable service and fun onsite activities, you’ll find endless things to do at our Aruba Resort on the beach. Explore the magical undersea world on a diving expedition in the sea. Hop on a banana boat or catamaran for an exhilarating ride, or play a round of golf. Or join the locals for exciting and fun-filled sporting events held throughout the year including triathlons, runs, competitions, and boat races.

  • ZoiA Spa
  • Pool
  • Casino
  • Beach and Water Sports
  • Tennis
  • Jogging
  • Daily Scheduled Activities
  • Fitness
  • Beach Tennis

Pricing:

Ocean/Island View King - $2858.82

Ocean/Pool View King - $3103.27

Breakfast plan for 5 days is $161 per person or $322 for the 2 of you

Breakfast, lunch and dinner plan is $600 per person or $1200 for the 2 of you for your stay. No alcoholic beverages included.

All pricing and availability above is subject to change until booked and confirmed.

For more information, Contact Eva Grodberg, Epic Experiences

eva@epic-experiences.com

212-645-6139

Credits:

Photos courtesy of the resorts.

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