by Whitney Rife
Formerly the Occidental Grand Aruba, the all-inclusive Barcelo Aruba sits on beautiful Palm Beach in Aruba. Rooms come in categories ranging from standard to two-bedroom ocean front suites. Six restaurants offer a myriad of cuisines, including Caribbean and Asian. The resort has a large lagoon-style swimming pool with a man-made rock waterfall. Barcelo also holds a kids’ club for children ages 4 to 10.
Our Editor Loves
- Kids' club
- Beachfront location
I've traveled to several all-inclusives . Awesome food, very clean resort !! The Best Customer service !!! Everyone at Barcelo"s was respectful and polite. Special shout out to Sandra Steba for going over the top to make sure our stay was rated Excellent ! I also need to recognize Liza in customer services, George and Joyce in the Royal restaurant, Jermin and Santiago at the beach bar-THANK YOU all. Recommend Royal upgrade ! . clean room everyday. this island is clean and easy to get around . used the public bus cheapest and safe. The fresh flowers through out the entire resort every day was very appreciated by all.
All of palm beach is open to public access. The good beach chairs and drink tables were always hide and saved for people who paid cash to the beach drink workers to bring to them for the next day. I saw this every day for our 7 days with the time share guests at the beach. it didn't matter how early I went to the beach 6 am to get one. The evening entrainment was poor for what it costs to stay here the evening music was nice after dinner but nothing going on worth while in ballroom or main lobby after 9pm Thank You again Sandra !! from Brad, Stacy, Gage and Kayleen. We stayed 7 nights .#1701 & 1703
Barcelo Aruba was perfect for a quick getaway. Would not recommend for any special occasions or honeymoons.
Hotel management needs to review the cleanliness of their rooms and make repairs more frequently.
Bartenders need to be more friendly and put a smile on their faces.