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Barceló Aruba

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 83, Palm Beach, Aruba

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OVERVIEW

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Hotel Overview

<b>White sand, blue sea</b>
Situated in the center of the lively Palm Beach scene, the adult-oriented Occidental Grand Aruba features a large casino and faces soft white sands dotted with thatched shades. This modern high-rise resort is set along Aruba's Palm Beach.
<b>All-Inclusive resort</b>
A lagoon pool surrounding a rock-garden island, water-sports equipment, a buffet restaurant, five à la carte restaurants, and a disco are among amenities included in room rates. Guestrooms with balconies offer views of the gardens, pool, or sea.
<b>Two-poster beds</b>
Guestrooms include balconies or patios, two-poster beds with damask comforters, DVD players, and compact refrigerators stocked with beverages. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Amenities include a casino as well as a freeform pool with waterfalls.

Amenity highlights:

This all-inclusive resort faces Palm Beach, where white sands are dotted with thatched shades. A vast lagoon-style pool includes a swimup bar and a rock-waterfall island with two spa tubs. A disco/piano bar offers live or DJ music nightly. The resort's casino is open until 3 AM (schedule subject to change).

What to expect:

  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

Location

J.E. Irausquin Blvd 83, Palm Beach, Aruba

Airport:

AUA - Queen Beatrix International Airport

ROOMS

Overview

The Occidental Grand Aruba offers 391 guestrooms in two nine-story buildings with red-tile roofs. Furnished balconies and patios face the pool, garden, or sea. Two-poster beds are topped with white damask comforters, blue-tone throws, and blue throw pillows. Mahogany-stained furniture includes desks. Rattan-paddle ceiling fans supplement air conditioning. Rooms have upholstered chaise longues. Marble bathrooms include glassed-in shower/tub combinations. TVs offer U.S./international cable channels. DVD and CD players are also provided. Compact refrigerators contain water, soft drinks, and beer. Wireless Internet access is available (surcharge, except in Royal Club rooms). Royal Club rooms are located on the top three floors (7–9). Guests of these rooms enjoy access to an exclusive 9th-floor, panoramic-sea-view concierge/check-in lounge serving buffet and à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. These rooms also include complimentary wireless Internet access, 24-hour room service, bathrobes, and turndown service. Royal Club guests receive a fruit basket and bottle of wine upon arrival. This room type cannot accommodate a rollaway bed.

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bathroom scale
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Bottled water in room (complimentary)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cassette player
  • CD player
  • Ceiling fan
  • Child care (in room, surcharge)
  • Climate control
  • Clock radio
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Cribs (infant beds) available
  • DVD player
  • Electronic check-out
  • Electronic/magnetic keys
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Internet access - complimentary
  • Internet access - high speed
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Makeup mirror
  • Minibar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Premium TV channel(s)
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway beds
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Television
  • Turndown service (on request)
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Window opens

DETAILS

Property Amenities

The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at this resort are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities and activities. A 24,000-square-foot casino opens at noon for slot machines, with blackjack, craps, roulette, Caribbean stud poker, and three-card poker available from 5 PM until the casino closes at 3 AM (schedule subject to change). The casino bar hosts live music nightly.Complimentary wireless Internet access is available throughout the Occidental Grand Resort. A business center contains five computers with complimentary high-speed Internet access. Ground transportation: Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available.

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • ATM/banking
  • Audio-visual equipment
  • Ballroom(s)

Policies

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 20 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 20 per day (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes
 

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • Resort fee
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Fitness center access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Concierge/valet service
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Housekeeping

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Renovations and Closures
The property is undergoing renovations. The following areas are affected:

  • Casino
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Dining

The Palm
Buffet restaurant. Deck seating available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
El Olivido
Tex-Mex restaurant serving à la carte dinner. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.
Zen - Oriental Restaurant
Asian restaurant serving à la carte dinner. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.
L'Olio - Italian Restaurant
Italian cuisine; à la carte dinner. Deck seating available. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.
Royal Club
Top-floor restaurant reserved for guests of Royal Club rooms. (See Rooms & Rates section.) À la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner service. Panoramic sea views.
Desire
Caribbean fusion cuisine.
Pizzas La Plaza
International-style and create-your-own pizzas. Casual outdoor dining. Dinner only.
The Beach Club
Casual open-air beachfront spot serving à la carte lunch and dinner. Snack food for lunch. Contemporary Caribbean fare for dinner. Dinner reservations required.
Bikini
Beach bar with sunset view. Open mid-morning to early evening.
Splash
Pool bar with swimup side. Open mid-morning to late night.
Cocktail
Lobby lounge. Open early evening to late night.
Sound
Disco/piano bar open early evening to late night. Adults-only after 11 PM. Live or DJ music.

Recreation

The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

The Occidental Grand Aruba faces a 137-m (50-yard) stretch of Palm Beach along the turquoise Caribbean Sea. There are sun loungers, towels, and umbrellas on the beach. A 137-m (50-yard) lagoon-style pool includes a swimup bar and a rock-waterfall island with two spa tubs.

The resort supplies snorkeling gear, windsurfers, small sailboats, pedal boats, and kayaks. Water-sports centers on the beach rent personal watercraft and offer parasailing, banana-boating, waterskiing, tubing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, snorkeling, scuba, and sailing adventures.

Land sports include tennis on two lighted courts, beach volleyball, and basketball.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

The hotel also has a complimentary children's club.

  • Aerobics
  • Basketball
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Jet skiing
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Parasailing
  • Playground
  • Rowing or canoeing
  • Scooter/Moped Rentals
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes/instruction