The Best Spa Hotels to Book in Aruba

Get a flavour of Aruba with a stay at one of the best spa resorts on the island
Get a flavour of Aruba with a stay at one of the best spa resorts on the island | Courtesy of Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort / Expedia
Nannette Holliday

Aruba has a tagline – #OneHappyIsland – this says it all. Where better to recharge and relax than on this sun-kissed speck in the Southern Caribbean Sea? Wandering around Oranjestad, the capital, lined with pastel Dutch colonial architecture, will soothe as will the powder-soft beaches lapped by turquoise waters. But a day or stay in a spa in Aruba will be the icing on the cake – most are coastal, so you can hear the sound of the waves as you bliss out. Book the best spa resorts in Aruba with Culture Trip.

1. Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, for open-air spa treats


Swimming pool and sun loungers at the Manchebo Beach Resort and Spa in Aruba
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In a tranquil spot on Eagle Beach, you’ll instantly relax among thatched-roof palapas dotted between swaying palms and tropical vegetation. Here, the Caribbean-Balinese spa will de-knot your back among teakwood furnishings, lulled by the sea breeze. Naturally, you’ve already done your morning yoga or Pilates class. You can divide the rest of your day between the blissful beach and chilling by the poolside, healthy mocktail in hand, of course. Garden or ocean-view rooms nod to the view, with coastal blue accents and cream tiled floors.

2. Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort, for urban spa bliss


Swimming pools and sun loungers at the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort
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Soak up the Caribbean Sea and Oranjestad views from this palm-lined resort divided into the Renaissance Marina Hotel, close to action-packed Wind Creek casino or the Renaissance Ocean Suites on secluded Renaissance Island, across the marina or a five-minute walk. Light and airy rooms with pops of blue will keep the relaxation coming after a session in the spa. Honeymooners will love the open-air couples massage at the spa cove on Renaissance Island, followed by handcrafted cocktails at the Mangrove Beach Bar.

3. Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino, for lagoon-side relaxation


Swimming pool with sun loungers and cabanas at the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino
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Everyone will love this Spanish-style spa resort on Palm Beach, 3mi (4.8km) from the Aloe Museum, where you’ll learn about the 160-year history of aloe cultivation in Aruba. Now your aloe vera-infused spa treatment at the ZoiA Spa will mean so much more. But how hard can it be to relax beside a three-level swimming pool with a waterfall and whirlpools, cocktail in hand, following a bendy yoga session? Book a serene room facing the ocean and the lagoon-lined grounds for maximum relaxation.

4. Riu Palace Antillas Hotel, for a grown-up spa retreat


Swimming pool and fountain at the Riu Palace Antillas Hotel in Aruba
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This all-inclusive adults-only resort on Palm Beach, a 20-minute drive from Oranjestad, soothes with suites with wood accents you could stay in for months with balconies or terraces – a grown-up addition is the in-room drinks optic. You’ll do pretty much everything outside here, from bronzing by the pool or on the beach to trying out a variety of water sports. The Renova Spa is located within the hotel, where you can indulge in a massage at the beach pavilion. Hungry? Tuck into traditional Aruban cuisine by the pool with a swim-up bar, such as a conch stew.

5. The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Aruba, for polished spa perfection

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The spa area at the The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Aruba
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Escape your daily routine at this fancy five-star beachfront beauty with a polished spa doling manicures with a view, refreshing plunge pools, a steam room and a posh lounge with seats for taking in oxygen. The spa has many signature treatments including coffee, aloe and other Indigenous healing ingredients. You may have to force yourself to leave and explore the rest of the hotel, with a heady six places to eat including, BLT Steak, a spot for a juicy steak and a 24-hour casino.

6. Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, for retro-style recovery


The pool and spa area in the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino
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Local touches add flavour to this fun-filled resort built-in 1959, with playful, retro-style furniture at the southern end of the Palm Beach strip. Splash in the sea, the two swimming pools, or your cash at the casino tables. Indulge at the self-service mimosa station, safe in the knowledge you’ll recover at the beachfront spa. Let the sound of the Caribbean waves and the masseuse’s skilled hands restore your skin to gleaming perfection. Rest up in your beachy suite or room – all with a balcony or patio.

7. Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, for high-rise heaven


Overview of the hotel and swimming pools at the Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort
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Life is sweet in this towering all-suite Palm Beach resort, next to a wildlife sanctuary. Go wild yourself in your spacious suite with kitchen, hot tub and balcony – relax and let the sea breeze cool you as you sip your al fresco margarita. You’ll love cooling off in the inviting sparkling sea or free-form pool with a swim-up bar. Overdone it on the tennis court? Just book yourself a beach cabana massage and you’ll feel as good as new.

8. Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf, for golf-loving


Inside the spa at the Tierra del Sol Resort and Golf in Aruba
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Golfers will love this fancy pants resort on the northwest tip of Aruba, with 600 acres (243ha) of unspoilt scenery surrounding the only 18-hole championship golf course on the island. Some Med-style villas and condos come with pools and back onto the course and the ocean. You’ll fully recharge here, lounging by the pool, hitting a tennis ball, or blissing out at the beauty salon and spa. Combine dessert with relaxation when you book the chocolate body treatment, smoothing you with exfoliation and a mask containing cocoa extract. Yummy.

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