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
Never ever have we had an experience like that. We stayed 6 nights. Not only were people yelling in the hallway every night, they even fought. Hotel desk promised help but didn't do anything. Noise all night, every night, no sleep. People on the beach took our belongings from our chairs to seat themselves. Staff rewarded them and had us move somewhere else. Unbelievable. Don't expect any apologies, they are not common over there. If you're rude and reckless, you are in heaven! You'll get away with everything. Not even the hotel manager followed through with anything. Just excuses. Terrible!
Great Hotel. Great breezes. Clean beach. Loved the lagoon with the coy fishes and black swans. All very plush and green. Several choices of restaurants and all very good. Service on the beach could be better. But overall a great experience.
Fantastic location. Great beach. Nice dining options. Small casino but it has everything you’d want. Super clean and friendly staff. We did the Regency club and it was well worth it. We will be back for sure. Soon , I hope !
Booked here as part of a United package, selecting and getting a room on higher floor, in our case the 6th. Lovely partial view of the water as well as island. Bed was comfy and linens were soft. Easy to regulate air in the room, no noisy ventilation. Maid service was efficient and even gave us an some extra coffee packets. The grounds are lovely and we had fun each day seeing where the various animals might be sunning and checking out the tourists. The only day we paid for a beach palapa was our 1st since we arrived too late to sign up online at 4. For a free one, I did this on other days on my phone from the beach. (It was on airplane mode and signed into hotel wifi) They must be claimed at the towel hut by 10 am so do it on the way to breakfast if you like sleeping in. Snag a float then too if you want one for the day, they go fast. Note these palapas are usually farther back and on the outer area, but I liked the it was not so crowded there. You can have up to 4 chaises (I think) and they were set up each day we checked in at towel hut. The hotel location made it easy to walk to a lot of restaurants, bars and tourist trinket shops. Would stay here again happily.
First time visiting Aruba, stayed at the Hyatt Regency, will definitely be back, can't imagine staying anywhere else! The room was beautiful, the property was amazing! The staff were friendly and helpful!