Located amongst the fine white sands of the famous Palm Beach in Aruba, the Occidental Grand Aruba stands out from its neighbouring hotels with its many luxurious facilities and activities making for an all-inclusive haven. This impressive 4* hotel and resort offers numerous modern and comfortable guest rooms with varying accommodation spread out over the 9 floors and for those who want only the best there are the special Royal Club floors at the top of the hotel. The hotel mainly aimed at adult couples and individuals offers special wedding and honeymoon packages and services and is one of the few hotel resorts to feature a casino, providing a great alternative for evening entertainment. There is also nightly entertainment provided by the hotel's excellent animation team music/dance shows, live music and karaoke or if you fancy a boogie then be sure to spend some time at the disco while dancing to music often provided by a DJ. For guests wishing to stay at the hotel with children will find they are also welcome as the hotel provides a fun children's club for kids from the age of 5-12 with supervised activities indoors and outdoors, all included in the cost of your stay. There are plenty more activities you can enjoy as part of the all-inclusive content at the hotel includes a range of non-motorised water sports and land activities including snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing or the tennis courts, basketball and table tennis. There is also a fitness centre for guests wanting to stay fit during their stay or if you are just looking to unwind you can make use of the spa and massage services. You will find plentiful conference rooms to host large and small scale events from business meetings to weddings and presentations with a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 700 people and 2 smaller rooms with room for up to 400 and 225 people all with all the equipment you need. There is also Wi-Fi provided in all the rooms for a surcharge and free high-speed internet available in the business centre(s).
The fabulous resort of Palm Beach offers even more with a beach of fine sands that stretches for 2 miles along the coast and you will find it full of lively beach bars, a variety of restaurants to try and great shops. Many more activities and sights await to be explored with the calm waters ideal for swimming and snorkelling or try the many water sports on offer at concessions dotted along the coast. There are special excursions provided by diving schools to visit some of the underwater attractions such as shipwrecks and the exotic marine life. Alternatively you could go for gentle horse rides along the beach or if you are looking for more of a challenge the Arikok National Park offers 20 miles of rugged countryside ideal for hiking. Other activities include the specially designed 9-hole golf course or there are organised and guided trips and tours to explore the area either in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach or for a more of a thrill you can explore on exciting all-terrain vehicles.
Distance from Airport:
15 miles - Queen Beatrix Airport
**Grand Concierge:** concierge service, internet service café, fruit basket, bottle of wine, turn down service, 10% discount spa treatment, bath robes.
**Grand Romance:** Bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, one hour massage in room per couple, 1st morning breakfast in bed, romantic dinner, turn down service, 10% discount spa treatment, surprise gift and special amenities for romance occasion.
The Occidental Grand Aruba has an impressive 391 luxurious and richly furnished guest rooms and suites to suit a variety of guests with the top 3 floors of the hotel where the exclusive royal club rooms and suites reside. Most of the rooms have great sea views through the large windows to the balcony and feature comfortable and luxurious king size beds or two double beds. All of the rooms feature a range of modern comforts and amenities that include air conditioning, Wi-Fi (fee applies), satellite TV, mini-bar/fridge, telephone, safe, tea/coffee maker, en suite bathroom with shower/tub and WC and alarm clock/radio.
Guests staying in the exclusive royal club rooms and suites on the top floors benefit from superior comfort and services with access to the top floor with a check-in/concierge/lounge that provides buffet and a-la-carte meals, 24 hour room service and complimentary Wi-Fi access. All the royal club rooms feature additional luxury amenities and the suites even have hydro massage bathtubs to accommodate those who wish to spare no expense.
Eating and Drinking:
Food and drink at the hotel are all-inclusive of the cost of your stay; this includes meals at the buffet and a-la-carte restaurants and all snacks and drinks at the bars.
The Palm is the hotel's buffet restaurant located on the main floor of the building, with wide range of dishes and made to order choices. Open for breakfast between 7am and 11am, lunch from 12pm-3pm and dinner 6pm-10pm.
There is a great selection of a-la-carte restaurants too serving cuisine from around the world with Italian, Mexican and Asian dishes to sample, all open from 6pm till 10pm for dinner service.
The hotel also has a range of relaxing and vibrant bars and lounges for you to relax in and enjoy some of the great cocktails as well as local and international beverages in different atmospheres including the great pool bar, Splash.
The resort features a large lagoon style pool to relax in, surrounded by the pretty rock garden and there are complimentary loungers and parasols provided.
If you are looking for a luxury and all-inclusive resort with all you could need to keep you relaxed and comfortable in a beautiful location near pristine beaches then the Occidental Grand Aruba is certainly the right choice for you.
Couples and families