RIU Hotels and Resorts in Aruba

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  • A giant, Arabian-themed castle on the beach, the Riu Palace feels (and smells) less than authentic. Couples-heavy, the resort has two huge pools, a rowdy casino, a 24-hour sports bar, huge buffets, and a bustling beach. But service is scarcely competent, and rooms typically stink of cigarettes (nonsmoking rooms are not an option).