Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
What We Love
- Located on a white sand beach
- Guestrooms were updated in October 2014
- Sinking your toes in the sand during a romantic dinner at Footprints Beach Grill
- Camp Hyatt for kids three to 12
- The koi and black swan pond at the Ruinas del Mar restaurant
What To Know
- This is a large resort, so getting around can take a while
- Basic WiFi is free
- The pool can get packed; the same goes for the casino in the evening
- There are 9,000 square feet of business facilities
- Check-in is at 4 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On Aruba’s northwest coast, this 357-room high-rise sits on acres of palm trees that front a white sand beach. Behind the Spanish-style façade, the interiors deliver on Hyatt’s signature contemporary design. Chartreuse and orange pillows, curtains and throws nod to the surrounding tropics and enliven the otherwise neutral rooms, which look out on the ocean, the pool or the gardens. There are many types of cuisine — Mexican, Italian, Caribbean — on offer in the 12 restaurants and bars peppered over the grounds. Ruinas del Mar draws a crowd as much for its waterfalls and ponds, which teem with koi and black swans, as for its solid continental cuisine. The quieter Footprints Beach Grill serves a four-course dinner to only five tables shaded by palapas on the sand. Sunbathe on the beach or by the three-level pool, snag a private cabana at the lobby bar or get pampered with a Swedish massage at the spa (men will also appreciate the fitness facials). There are also a number of water sports on offer, from kayaking and paddleboarding to boating and diving, plus access to the nearby 18-hole golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr., and the on-site casino, which has its own take on high-stakes adventure.
In the Area
Although the Hyatt Regency offers enough entertainment for an entire trip, there are plenty of off-site adventures available, too. On Aruba’s northwest coast, the remains of a World War II shipwreck rest under 60 feet of water off Malmok Beach. Take a hike on the trails surrounding the Ayo Rock Formations, a series of monoliths marked by petroglyphs carved by ancient inhabitants. The Gold Mine Ranch offers guided horseback rides through sand dunes and by the water. Migratory birds, such as herons, skimmers and cormorants, flock to the Bubali Bird Sanctuary. Head to the observation tower for a close-up look without binoculars. Try your luck at land sailing, a sport much like kitesurfing but on dry land; rides can reach speeds of nearly 35 miles per hour.
How to Get There
Overall the property was great - we have been going for many years - Staff is very friendly and great to work with - centrally located easy to get around without a can - Lots of things in walking distance
It has been 26 years since we were last in Aruba. We had a wonderful time. The staff at the Hyatt Regency are exceptional and the food/accommodations were great. One of the great things about Aruba is the weather is almost always guaranteed to be perfect. We will definitely be back soon!
Great hotel in the perfect location. Walkable to restaurants & shopping.Service was excellent. Didnt feel the pool/beach chair stress that we normally do-casino was terrific(although smokey). Food was good. Very pleasant staff. Hotel accommodations were nice. Beach was awesome. Our new favorite island & hotel.
I was excited to stay at the Hyatt Aruba during the first week of March for our one year wedding anniversary. Sadly, this resort did not live up to my expectations We arrived at 2:30 and was told our room was not ready so we opted to get some lunch. Around 3:40, our room still was not ready so we just had to waste time and wait for our room to be ready. We were finally checked in at 4PM and informed the front desk that we were celebrating a special occasion. Since we've been to the Hyatt in Kauai, we had hoped that we would have been treated the same way, given the premium price but unfortunately, that was not the case. We checked into our room and upon opening the door, our housekeeper was still in the room finishing up. Again, not the end of the world but come on at 4PM you should be finished!
Food options seemed to be a bit limited in this hotel, with not many options. Pool service was lacking....oh boy was it lacking. Tell me why a resort decides to start pool service at 1130AM? That to me is WAY TOO LATE! If im sitting at the pool at 10AM I want a drink. I dont want to have to wait for it ( I am on vacation after all). The pool chair situation was HORRENDOUS. When you are on vacation, you want to relax. instead, the Hyatt has you reserving your chair at promptly 4PM online and by the towel hut. Stressful? Yes.
Also, make sure to CHECK YOUR BILL BEFORE YOU CHECK OUT! Because this hotel only asks for your room number and last name on the bill, it is so easy to make up a name and room number to dodge charges. We had someone do this with a pool chair one day. They didnt give us a hassle to remove it but it just goes to show you that you could be getting someone else's charges on your bill.
Lastly, I asked to check out a little later and was told to call the next morning. I had to complain to the manager about it who then gave in. I also made mention to management that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had told the staff twice but nobody did anything for us. Even a "happy anniversary" would have been nice (again, we were figuring we would have gotten comparable service like we did in Kauai but we were sadly mistaken). I guess the complaint worked because they sent up a dish of macaroons and an individual bottle of champagne (Hyatt Kauai gave us 4 full bottles (!!) of wine and 2 boxes of chocolate). It's just disappointing that I said this in the beginning of our stay and no one acknowledged it until I complained about it.
All in all, an OKAY stay. Probably will stay somewhere else next time around...maybe Marriot.
Hyatt is a beautiful hotel in a prime location
Beach and Huts were outstanding
Didn't try the food much at the hotel restaurants
Room was spacious, clean
would def go back there again. The pool area is gorgeous and this hotel is right on the beach