1 . Occidental Grand Aruba

Palm Beach,

CALL DIRECT: 011.297.586.4500

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A forest of palm trees surrounds the free-form pool. The sea and sky are so impossibly blue, it’s difficult to tell where one ends and the other begins. And your new spouse is by your side. As you gaze over at her, you think to yourself that sometimes accidents can be beautiful.

Errr, though we’re glad things worked out for you, we just wanted to clarify that our No. 1 Aruba resort is occidental, not accidental. In fact, it’s not by chance at all that the Occidental Grand Aruba has landed in our No. 1 spot with a location like Palm Beach. Besides the palm-studded sands, the depths of the Caribbean Sea hold a magic all its own. Glide over coral reefs and swim with sting rays. Or, experience history exploring shipwreck sites. When you return to dry land, sprawl out on your king-size bed piled with slate-blue colored pillows for a midday nap. You’ll need the energy for the dazzling nightlife that takes place right on site. Occidental’s six restaurants and five bars offer a diverse range of cuisine and cocktails. Desires Lounge marries both to provide one setting for Caribbean fusion cuisine and an intimate toast for two.

Related Onsite Offerings

Occidental Grand Aruba is an all-inclusive resort whose features include unlimited snacks, beverages and meals, open bar with international brands, tennis and scuba clinics, nightly entertainment, fitness room and more.

Highlights

You might not need any help sparking romance on your honeymoon, but Occidental Grand Aruba’s Premium Honeymoon Package sets the mood for the rest of forever. Enjoy a private dinner and champagne, couples massage, laundry service, honeymoon photo and more!

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Palm Beach is also an idyllic setting for you and your other to renew vows. Occidental Grand Aruba’s Let’s Stay Together Vow Renewal package allows you and your other to experience the magic of your first special day all over again in the company of 10 guests!

2 . Tamarijn Aruba

Oranjestad,

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 554 - 2008

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As all honeymooners are well aware, the best things come in pairs. So it will be no surprise that we’ve placed two Aruba sister properties on our list! These all-inclusive resorts even have a third sister – but we’ll leave the decision of adding a third partner to your Aruba honeymoon up to you.

When the Beach Boys sang about taking their sweetie to Aruba, we’re fairly certain they meant to the Tamarijn Aruba All-Inclusive Resort. The row of buttercup yellow buildings, the jewel-toned lobby and plush, royal blue chairs found throughout set the tone for an exotic and relaxing Caribbean escape. We don’t blame you for skipping the unpacking and heading straight for the beach cabanas, but your oceanfront Tamarijn suite is well worth a look. The natural beauty of Aruba is highlighted in blues and yellows while the wicker furniture speaks volumes of the restful time you’ll experience by the sea. When wiggling your toes in the sand has lost its novelty, head to the beach clinic. No, not for a band aid, for windsurfing! Learn to ride the waves and steer your course from a well-trained staff. Or, try the more tame sunfish sailing and kayaking.

Related Onsite Offerings

To make you feel at home, Tamarijn suites are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, mini-fridge, patio or balcony and more.

Related activities

While finding nighttime entertainment on your honeymoon is easy enough, Tamarijn Aruba gives you the option of enjoying their themed parties and shows. Take salsa dancing lessons or watch a water ballet show!

Highlights

You deserve special treatment on your honeymoon, and Tamarijn Aruba offers just that with the Honeymoon Package’s candlelight dinner for two at Sunset Beach Bistro, bottle of champagne, free night on your first anniversary and more.

3 . Divi Aruba

Oranjestad,

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 554 - 2008

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Like a proper family, our No. 3 Aruba resort shares activity, dining and entertainment facilities with its sister property, our No. 2 pick! However, Divi Aruba keeps its distinct Caribbean beach style to itself. And we can’t deny that you’ll be pleased by this slight act of selfishness.

When you walk into the completely tan-colored, open-air lobby, you’ll know that Divi Aruba All-Inclusive Resort has its head in the right place – on the beach. Forgo the lounge chairs for floats. Join hands and drift away beneath the warm sunshine. Wander back to dry land for a meal at Red Parrot on the terrace before venturing back out to the beach. This time it’s not to simply lounge with a cool drink in hand – though we wouldn’t put up a fight – but to tackle the 30-ft. climbing wall, steps from shore! Try a hand – err, club – at The Links, Divi Aruba’s nine-hole golf course. Feel worldly cares melt away during a beachside massage from the day spa. Or, contemplate the vast stretch of Caribbean Sea from the onsite fitness center. A haven by sand and sea, Divi Aruba puts honeymooners in a world of their own.

Related Onsite Offerings

Your Divi Aruba room is appointed with air conditioning, a mini-fridge, telephone, daily made service and satellite TV. Divi Aruba also offers in-room safes and wireless Internet at an additional charge.

Highlights

Divi Aruba’s all-inclusive features comprise of all meals, unlimited beverages, three freshwater pools, bikes, non-motorized sports, tennis courts and Divi Winds Sports Center.

Fun facts

Pick up souvenirs or simply get a taste for the Caribbean culture at the weekly marketplace.

4 . Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino

Oranjestad,

CALL DIRECT: 2978-36000

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Each couple has their own personality but there is a universal quality every pair searches for: privacy. Escaping to the paradise of Aruba is a good start, but our No. 4 pick takes it a step further. Let’s just say, an island within an island is about as private of a honeymoon as they come!

Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino takes its name from its unique location on Renaissance Island. Yes, Aruba is the island, but Renaissance Island is an exclusive 40 acres of beach and suites within Aruba. This Marriott hotel has built two lodging options to suit specific Caribbean vacation needs. While Ocean Suites houses Aruba family trips, honeymooners find their solace in the luxurious, adults-only Marina Hotel. Enjoy this rare tranquility in Marina’s outdoor pool or in the Okeanos Spa. After an invigorating body scrub, you and your sweetie can kick up white sand on a horseback ride. If you don’t share the same passion as your other for the emerald fairways of Tierra Del Sol golf course, Renaissance Resort’s yoga, aerobic and tennis classes – or Aruba’s only private beach – will keep you entertained in their absence.

Related activities

Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino offers a complimentary tour via the boat launch located in Marina Hotel’s lobby.

Highlights

For cuisine ranging from sushi to burgers, plus a signature blue martini, Blue is your casual, onsite dining venue at Renaissance Aruba Resort.

Getting there

Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino is a 10-minute drive from Queen Beatrix International Airport and within walking distance of the city center of Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad.

5 . Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino

Palm Beach,

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The temptation may be to spend the whole honeymoon cooped up in what you call your “love nest” (a.k.a. your hotel suite), but at our No. 5 Aruba resort, sacrificing a few hours playing outside is worth it.

If you pondered the use of the verb “play,” it will all become clear when we describe what Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino has to offer. Feel like kids again on a thrilling two-story ride down the waterslide and into the outdoor pool. Or, find a secluded corner for the two of you in the three tier pool complex with cascading waterfalls at each level. Try to name the colorful fish in the hotel’s lagoon. And if you didn’t already grab a snack from the swim-up Balashi Bar and Grille, Café Piccolo will fire up a pizza in their stone oven before your eyes. Alright, we understand if you want to return to your room now. Especially since it’s a Hyatt Regency suite with silky green pillows, pink throws and vibrant art reflecting the Caribbean culture. Don’t forget to take a break from gazing into each other’s eyes to appreciate the view of the Caribbean Sea from your balcony.

Related Onsite Offerings

Your Hyatt Regency room comes complete with a balcony or patio, an iron and ironing board, morning newspaper, coffeemaker, cable TV, high speed Internet, in-room safe and an iHome clock radio.

Related activities

Erase all the tension of making connecting flights with a Couples Swedish Massage in the pristine and pure Stillwater Spa.

Highlights

Though you are the luckiest person alive with your new spouse at your side, court Lady Luck at Copa Cabana Casino on site at Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort.

6 . Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba

Manchebo Beach,

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 738 - 8912

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Between bustling downtown Oranjestad and Palm Beach, our No. 6 spot claims an Eagle Beach locale. Secluded from overwhelming crowds, yet conveniently located in proximity to Aruba attractions, Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba sets the sand – errr, stage for a romantic Caribbean honeymoon!

Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba features Tara Suites and Spa, perfect for a couple in search of a plush but sensible style. Classically elegant, white bed linens and tan furnishings cradled in dark wood offset colorful décor such as yellow lampshades or a vase brimming with red flowers. Step out onto your Spanish-style stone balcony and look down into the teal, clear depths of the Caribbean. After soaking in the beauty of your Tara Suite, soak up the sun on Bucuti’s beach. Or, learn about a different kind of booty at Pirate’s Nest Restaurant. The real treasure here is the intimate outdoor patio that allows you to share a classic champagne breakfast or dinner of fresh seafood.

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Intermezzo, Bucuti Beach Resort’s onsite spa, fuses Aruba techniques with European style for exotic and sophisticated treatments from hot stone massages to coffee body scrubs.

Related Onsite Offerings

In your Tara Suite you will find a mini-bar, refrigerator, microwave, in-room safe, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, cable TV, wireless Internet, Aruba Aloe toiletries, coffeemaker and more to outfit your ideal Aruba honeymoon.

Address

L.G. Smith Boulevard #55B, Eagle Beach, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean

7 . Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa

Oranjestad,

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 673 - 8036

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You planned your perfect honeymoon at a beachside resort. You stocked up on sunscreen for the both of you, aloe vera in case your new spouse didn’t heed your advice and even a waterproof camera. The first day as husband and wife, you run out to see the hotel beach and find…a five foot patch of sand.

Thank goodness our No. 7 Aruba resort doesn’t hold back on the famed white sands every Caribbean vacationer seeks. Of all 14 acres of Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa, 10 are taken up by beach. Shade huts populate the shores for the cautious tanners but plenty of space is left to bask in the sun’s rays. If you prefer to skip the feeling of sand stuck between your toes, the freshwater pool allows you to relax on the sun deck, tropical drink in hand. The remaining four acres are taken up by rooms splashed in burnt orange with cherry wood furnishings, a succulent steakhouse, Italian restaurant and beach bar. Plus, Spa del Sol, a library and a fitness center for the ultimate all-inclusive Caribbean honeymoon.

Related activities

Take full advantage of Manchebo’s irresistible meal plan. Start with a bowl of pasta for lunch at Giorgio’s, a renowned cut of beef accompanied by a full-bodied red wine at French Steakhouse and happy hour with live music at Pega-Pega Café and Beach Bar to end the day.

Highlights

Just when you thought honeymooning in Aruba couldn’t get any better, Manchebo’s Forever Aruba Honeymoon Package completes the whole experience with roundtrip transportation between the airport and the hotel, fresh flowers, fruit and champagne basket, snorkel or sunset cruise and more!

Related Onsite Offerings

While a massage beside the Caribbean Sea is enticing, Spa del Sol’s tropical gardens with bamboo wood, native plants and flowers, along with the quintessential palm trees, creates an atmosphere of both serenity and privacy worth scheduling an appointment for.

8 . The Westin Resort, Aruba

Palm Beach,

CALL DIRECT: +1 (877) 782 - 0149

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Deciding to honeymoon on one of the ABC islands is as easy as 1, 2, 3. But as soon as you choose Aruba, floods of resorts rush through the doors and sifting seaweed from seashells can be difficult. Fortunately, our No. 8 pick may have options, but it doesn’t overwhelm you.

First, decide which room will be your luxury honeymoon abode at The Westin Resort, Aruba. It may seem impossible, but at this Palm Beach resort, a good view is found in every room. All you have to do is decide between an ocean or island view suite! Decide between testing the plushness of your Heavenly Bed® or the warm waters of your marble Heavenly Bath® first. Once you step outside your room, myriad activities will greet you. Stroll the streets of Palm Beach and marvel at the ornate buildings, uniquely derived from a history of explorers, colonists and merchants. Explore the Fontein Caves and try to decipher the ancient markings. Or, stay on site at The Westin and use the fitness facility. Convince your sweetie to deep sea fish for the afternoon as you indulge in an herb and mineral infused body wrap at The Westin Spa.

Related Onsite Offerings

Enjoy breakfast at Bon Bini restaurant, lunch at The Terrace, an a la carte dinner at Café Baci, Pago Pago or Azul Beachside, all the beverages you desire, plus non-motorized water activities and use of the fitness club with The Westin, Aruba’s All-Inclusive package.

Fun facts

To put your hurricane fears at ease, The Westin Resort, Aruba offers the Hurricane Free package. If it rains for more than three hours per day on your Caribbean getaway, Westin will credit your room the same number as the minimum wind speed of a Category 1 hurricane - $74, that is.

Address

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 77, Palm Beach, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean

9 . Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino

Palm Beach,

CALL DIRECT: 297-8-6 9000, 297-800-223-6388

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Before you squint your eyes in suspicion at seeing a second Marriott hotel on our list of Top 10 Aruba Honeymoon Resorts, rest assured – our No. 9 pick is far from a repeat of our No. 4 spot’s style. This Caribbean Aruba sister, just like the love of your life, holds more than what meets the eye.

We’ve witnessed sister hotels side by side and even two resorts within one property, but the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino has a hotel within a hotel. Tradewinds Club offers the upscale luxury a discerning traveler would expect, but with an eighth floor residence in the Aruba Marriot Resort. Aruba Marriott’s other floors boast suites such as the Governor’s Suite. A walk-in closet, outside space totaling 200 sq. ft. and a separate living room allow for elite Caribbean living. Your personal beach palapa also means you and your sweetie can sleep in as long as you want and not worry about fighting for a prime beach spot! Hold a friendly race between Mr. and Mrs. on the nearby jogging trail. Or, take a more leisurely pace hiking through the Aruba flora and fauna, snapping pictures for the Aruba honeymoon photo album!

Highlights

Whatever your palate is calling out for, Aruba Marriott Resort’s spread of American, Japanese, Italian, and seafood specific restaurants is sure to please!

Related activities

Bowling, sailing, SCUBA diving, sauna, snorkeling, squash, surfing, volleyball and tennis.

Related Onsite Offerings

Every new bride could use a post-wedding unwinding and Mandara Spa has just the thing. A soothing therapy bath, paraffin hand treatment and rest in the steam room will have you feeling nothing but marital bliss.

10 . Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba

Oranjestad,

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 967 - 0732

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With a Worry-Free Guarantee, it’s difficult to pass up a stay at our No. 10 spot. The deal applies to waiving cancellation fees in the event of an unexpected misfortune – but once you catch a glimpse of this Dutch colonial resort, nothing will stop you from keeping your reservation!

Though it’s not stated, we think “worry-free” applies to your entire stay at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba. Amsterdam Manor feels more like an Aruba villa than a high-rise hotel. Brilliant white stone takes the shape of lions guarding the front entrance and a tiered fountain trickling bright teal water. Family-owned and operated since 1989, the hotel’s personal service and enthusiastic hospitality are a longstanding tradition. Inside the yellow walls and beneath the red stucco roof, we can’t decide if the rooms are simply elegant or elegantly simple. Dark chocolate furnishings are paired with sparkling white linens and floors as a dash of navy blue or cherry red brings the room together. Inn-like intimacy doesn’t mean amenities are sparse. Spend days on the beach, hours under the pool’s waterfall or watch the sunset over dinner at Passions, surrounded by tiki torches and the sound of waves crashing onto shore.

Highlights

Try the signature Manor Salad, American breakfast buffet or the fresh catch of the day at Mango’s Restaurant on site.

Related Onsite Offerings

Snorkel equipment, floats, complimentary beach and pool lounge chairs, complimentary beach towels, guest laundry service, mini-market, Internet, activity desk and more.

Fun facts

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort Aruba is Green Globe certified, meaning that it strives to sustain Aruba’s natural environment through minimized energy and using environmentally-friendly products.

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