Occidental Grand Aruba Resort & Casino

J.E. Irausquin Blvd. 83, Palm Beach, n/a Aruba, Aruba

On a stellar expanse of beachfront, the Occidental Grand (now a Barcelo hotel) offers something for everyone with great nightly entertainment and an eclectic choice of dining. Much of the activity surrounds the cloverleaf-shape pool with its waterfall, whirlpool tubs, and "Iguana Island" full of friendly lizards. The rooms, fitness center, and the buffet dining area have recently been renovated, and more improvements are planned in 2016 while the casino remains closed. Those seeking a more upscale all-inclusive stay can upgrade to Royal Club level—a resort within a resort providing a more premium experience, including an exclusive restaurant and luxurious lounge.

PROS

  • great beach location
  • lots of water sports in front
  • friendly
  • not spring-break style

CONS

  • nonstop action
  • few quiet escape spots
  • size can make it seem somewhat impersonal at times

Location

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Lively
On the beach
Casual Chic

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 297-586–4500 | 800-448–8355

HOTEL DETAILS

368 rooms
Rate Includes: All-inclusive

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