Fodor's Expert Review Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

L.G. Smith Blvd. 82, Oranjestad, n/a Aruba, Aruba Fodor's Choice

A landmark property right on the marina in the heart of the Oranjestad, Renaissance Aruba offers guests the best of many worlds, including adult-only accommodations, stellar upscale shopping, and a free water taxi from the lobby to an idyllic private island minutes away. They also offer a free shuttle to their sister property, the family-friendly Renaissance Aruba Ocean Suites, which has a man-made beach on the sea. Standard rooms are rather small but well appointed, and their Blue Bar and infinity pool overlooking downtown are often the lively nexus of nightlife and musical events like the Electric Festival. There is a casino and a spa on-site, and you can also enjoy spa treatments on the sea on the private island, which is divided into adult-only and family-friendly sections.


  • in the heart of the downtown shopping district
  • lobby and shopping areas are always lively
  • pool area offers an unmatched view of the port
  • free access to private island


  • rooms overlooking the atrium can be a bit claustrophobic
  • beach is off-site
  • no hotel grounds
  • no balconies in downtown section
  • nights can be noisy
  • no balconies in downtown section, nights can be noisy




Phones: 800-421–8188 | 297-583–6000


300 rooms
Rate Includes: Some meals

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