I recently went on a 3 day girls trip to Aruba with CheapCaribbean and loved how smooth and convenient the trip went. We booked the RiuAntillas in Aruba with CheapCaribbean and loved that CheapCaribbean took care of everything, from flights to transportation to the hotel and excursions as well.

The Riu Antillas is a 24h All-inclusive resort for adults only, which makes it the perfect getaway for a romantic couples escape or a fun trip with your girlfriends! Located on the shores of Palm Beach in Aruba it offers the most beautiful ocean views and direct beach access from the hotel. Riu Antillas offers everything you need to fully unwind and have a wonderful relaxing time. With multiple restaurants and bars, as well as several pool options you will not get bored here.


With its direct access to the beautiful beach, the hotel makes the perfect location to stay in Aruba. In case you decide to explore a bit more of Aruba, the gorgeous downtown area is just a 15-minute drive and costs about 10 dollars with a taxi. The airport is also only a 25-minute drive from the hotel. If you book with CheapCaribbean you dont have to worry about the transport to the hotel, since it will be included in the whole package and CheapCaribbean will organize transportation from the airport to the hotel.


Since the hotel is located at the beach plenty of its rooms are offering sea view which is amazing. We booked a Junior Suite with Ocean View. Our suite was extremly spacios with a bedroom, a lounge room and a walkin closet. It even had two balconies with an incredible view over the ocean. I especially loved the bathroom with a free standing bathtub and wonderful rain shower. Another highlight for me was the walkin closet that made unpacking so easy and fun!

Dine Options

At the Riu Antillas you have the option to chose from 7 restaurants that surely offer something for everyone. You can even check out some of the restaurants at the sister hotel next door and visit their restaurants during lunch time and enjoy the buffet.

Enjoy a wonderful buffet style breakfast at the Atlantis. Snack for lunch by the pool or dine at the Palm Beach or Malmok restaurant. For dinner you can choose one of the many a la carte restaurants. Trust me when I say that there are really options for everyone!


The breakfast at the Atlantis was so amazing! The options were endless and I feel like I would have needed a couple more days to try everything I wanted to try. From an omlette station, to a fresh juice bar and pancake and waffle station. My personal favorite was the omlette station and juice bar! I also loved the cheese and bread/pastry options they had for breakfast!

Lunch: Palm Beach or Malmok

For lunch you can choose between the Palm Beach or Malmok. We went to Palm Beach twice and enjoyed our lunch. Palm Beach offers some “fast food” options like burgers, chips and guacamole and fries, etc. It was perfect for a snack during lunch. Since its really hot, you dont feel like eating a huge meal anyways, which is why Palm Beach is perfect!


If you are looking for an elegant restaurant with a fusion culinary style you have to dine at Krystal. This a la carte restaurant was the perfect place to have our last dinner at. I especially loved the hamachi and the pumpkin soup at Krystal. As a main dish I ordered the fish and it was very tasty as well.

Common Spaces: Pool, Bars, and Spa

Relax at one of the pools while sipping a cocktail or simply take a dip in the stunning ocean. Nothing beats swimming in the unbelievalby clear and calm turqouise water. Riu Antillas also offers a ton of water activities for you to try out such as kayaking, stand up paddling, snorkeling, and you can even book your first scuba diving lesson. In case you want to relax even more check out the spa and book a facial or massage. If you are more adventurous you can go sailing or windsurfing. On top of that, there are activities all day long like Zumba, dancing and pool volleyball.

Excursions with CheapCaribbean

When booking with CheapCaribbean you can actually book the whole package including flights, hotel, tranportation and excursions. Thats what I love most about CheapCaribbean, you really dont have to worry at all because everything is taken care of. You just have to show up! The best thing is that you can also book a ton of excursions through CheapCaribbean. We booked a Catamaran snorkeling trip and had so much fun on this excursion! Highly recommend this half day trip that includes food and drinks as well! Book your next vacation or girls trip with CheapCaribbean now!

Overall experience

We absolutely loved how easy it is to book with CheapCaribbean and think that CheapCaribbean is the perfect choice for a girls trip or a family vaction since they really make sure that you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest with the least amount of stress. They offer incredible deals to fabulous beach destinations such as the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America!

If you love beach vacations you might be interested in my Bermuda blog post as well.