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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I traveled with 32 people in 11 rooms and couldn't have been more pleased with the service and accommodations. Grace and Karen are top notch and we're patient and helpful from check in to check out with a group that can be a handful. I travel for a living and have many options when vacationing but will only stay at the Hyatt when visiting Aruba
Property was really beautiful. Beach was gorgeous. However, we were super disappointed with the customer service. They are building an adult pool that won’t be done until the end of the year. We woke up to construction and drilling both nights and ended up leaving before the third, and therefore, throwing out our money. Concierge was unable to help with anything. We asked for a new room and were told we’d get an upgrade… all we did was literally move up…Four floors up. Same construction waking us up at 9 AM…I left New York City and construction for a relaxing vacation, which this was certainly not. Can’t use the pool after 3 o’clock because there is a volleyball tournament going on every single day and I was told there is nothing that can be done about it. What a disgrace.
The Hyatt was great except for the food was terrible at the Mexican restaurant and the room service. Stay at the Hyatt and drink but don’t eat there. Make sure to rent a Jeep from Rent 4 less. Download the maps.me app. And it works a offline so you don’t have to use tour data plan.