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.
Parking on site
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Spanish-style beach pad with eight restaurants, four bars, a three-level pool, a casino and an 18-hole golf course
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.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino
Juan E Irausquin Blvd 85
How to Get There
The preferred airport for Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort and Casino is Oranjestad (AUA-Queen Beatrix Intl.) - 9.3 km / 5.8 mi. Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property’s location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance. Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.