Last Updated on June 26, 2022
The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort offers an excellent well-balanced mix to the discerning Caribbean traveler. From great dining and beautiful rooms, to pools and luxury cabanas to drool over, you can’t go wrong with a visit to this resort. Everything you need for an amazing vacation to Aruba can be found here, especially the famous Palm Beach just steps outside your room.
We spent 3 days at this amazing hotel and put together this Hyatt Regency Aruba hotel review so that you can decide where to stay on this beautiful island! We’ve also put together a great list of 15 unique things to do in Aruba as well as a full guide of the famous Flamingo Beach on Renaissance Island.
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Hyatt Regency Aruba Location
Everything is close on a small island like Aruba, and the Hyatt Regency Aruba is only a 15 to 20 minute drive from Queen Beatrix International Airport. The Hyatt Regency Aruba is located in the middle of Aruba’s famous Palm Beach. This is the most popular area on the island and for good reason. In front of the oceanfront resorts you have a stunning white sand beach and incredible sunsets, and behind the resorts there are more restaurants and shopping opportunities than you’ll need.
The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort does not provide shuttle service, so to get to the hotel, you can choose to take a taxi for around $30 USD, book a special bus transfer for $20 USD roundtrip per person, book private transportation, or rent a car for your stay. If you have a rental car, there is a large parking lot located across the street from the hotel. Parking is free, however you need to get a room card first so that you can access it, and also don’t forget to unload your car while parked at the hotel entrance, and not in the parking lot as it is a long uphill walk back to the main entrance.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Arrival
The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort has a grand circular entrance, and as you step out of your car the bellman will greet you and help you with your bags. The large lobby area is open-air so you can feel the sea breeze and catch a glimpse of Palm Beach between the palm trees in the main resort area. Just on the other side of the check-in area, to your right as you drive up to hotel, you will see the Hyatt Regency Aruba Casino for those looking to try their luck in Aruba.
As we arrived during COVID-19 times, safety precautions were in place such as hand sanitizers and all staff were wearing face masks throughout our entire stay, as were most guests except when at the pool or dining at a restaurant.
Check-in was completed quickly and seamlessly, there is also a special line for those with World of Hyatt elite status to make your experience as fast and efficient as possible. We were offered waters and provided with a short explanation of the amenities of the resort before we were off to explore everything the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort has to offer.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Rooms
The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort is one large, roughly L-shaped building, with the main resort area, restaurants and bars located on the ‘inside’ of the L. The other side has the adult pool area, and all of the resort rooms face either the main resort area or the adult pool area, with nearly every room having at least a partial ocean view. There’s a great variety of the types of room on offer, so that you can find what works best for you or your family. During our time at the Hyatt Regency Aruba, we stayed in a high-floor Ocean View King room overlooking the adult pool area with the ocean and the beautiful Aruban sunsets in the background.
The rooms are spacious with lots of space to relax on the lounge chair, comfortable King-size bed, or take in the ocean breeze from the Juliet balcony. Each room is also beautifully decorated with modern touches and Caribbean island style, which really makes it feel like you are staying in Aruba!
Hyatt Regency Aruba Amenities
The main resort area of the Hyatt Regency Aruba is nicely laid out with lots of palm trees, tropical plants, and water features. There are multiple waterfalls, ponds, and rivers, creating a great tropical vibe. The main pool also has many areas, a swim-up bar, waterslide, and games area to keep everyone entertained. The waterslide at the Hyatt Aruba may be designed mostly for kids, but it is a lot of fun! Directly in front of this area is the famous Palm Beach with its beautiful white sand and lots of complimentary palapas available for guests to use throughout their stay.
The real stand-out feature of this resort is without a doubt the adult only pool. Located on the far side of the resort, it is quieter and more exclusive, and also enjoys sun for longer into the evening. To make the most of your vacation, with no need to battle for space for the best poolside lounge chair, or worry about your valuables when you’re off for a swim, you can rent a poolside Trankilo cabana for the day.
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Each of the private cabanas comes with a large poolside lounge for relaxation, a covered sitting area with TV and sound system, as well as a mini fridge with refreshments, a complimentary fruit platter, and food and drink service throughout the day. We enjoyed a cabana for one day, and can’t recommend it enough. You have a large amount of room all to yourself, as well as the luxuries of food and beverage service, and the ability to relax outside, but remain in the shade and watch some TV.
The Hyatt Regency Aruba has a special webpage with all of the reservable and bookable beach services on offer, where you can reserve a cabana ahead of your stay to guarantee you make the most of your vacation.
For those that want to stay active, there is a fitness center available in the resort as well as outdoor tennis courts. The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort also offers a wide range of classes throughout the week, such as Aerial Yoga, Beach Yoga, meditation, and more.
If you’re looking to get out on the water, there is a dock located very close to the Hyatt Regency Aruba where you can join Red Sail Sports for a sunset catamaran cruise or any other adventure. The sunset cruise is on a large catamaran with loud music and an open bar. If that’s not your scene look for one of their other daytime water excursions, or if you got lucky at the Hyatt Regency Aruba casino, you can charter a whole catamaran for your own, personal sunset cruise!
Hyatt Regency Aruba Dining
When staying at the Hyatt Regency Aruba, there are an amazing nine bars and restaurants to choose from for dining and drinks throughout your stay, so you should never be short on options.
Throughout the resort you will find a number of restaurants that are open for lunch, dinner, and everything in between. No matter where we went, we always had warm and friendly service. The Palms Beach Bar was a favorite for their happy hour specials, but it’s also a great place to grab a drink or snack anytime in the afternoon. Here you have the option of taking a cocktail class with the bartender, and you can learn how to make some of the famous island cocktails.
The Hyatt Aruba restaurant that makes a great healthy option throughout the day is the Kadushi Juice Bar. The juice bar offers a large selection of freshly made juices full of your favorite mix of fruit and vegetables.
The signature Hyatt Aruba restaurant is the stunning Ruinas del Mar, which pays tribute to traditional Aruban architecture and is surrounded by a large pond with fish, turtles, and swans. You can have a huge breakfast buffet here, or an upscale steak and seafood dinner. Dinner here is decadent, and we especially recommend the Whipped Burrata to start and the Miso Glaze Chilean Sea Bass for a main. It’s also a great place to watch the sunset behind the palm trees of the resort.
With our addiction to coffee, we always appreciate a decent coffee bar in resorts. At the Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, they brew fresh Starbucks coffee every morning, which pairs perfectly with their fresh baked goods, waffles, or breakfast sandwiches.
For those with Hyatt Globalist status, or for those that book a room at the Hyatt Aruba with club access, you will receive access to the Regency Club at the Hyatt Aruba. The Regency Club provides both breakfast and afternoon snacks to Regency Club Access members.
Of course, in-room dining is also available every day from 6:30 AM to midnight. Alternatively, based on the location if you don’t find a Hyatt Aruba restaurant that works for your meal, you are easily within walking distance of many other restaurants and bars just along the oceanside pathway or the main road behind the resorts.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Hilton or Hyatt better in Aruba?
They are both great options! It really depends on what you are looking for. The Hyatt Aruba has more modern and newer facilities, including the rooms, and has a really nice adult only pool with cabana facilities. The Hilton Aruba is one of the classic Aruban resorts and features much more expansive resort grounds, with larger pools, a larger beach area, and overall more lounge chairs, meaning it is less likely to feel crowded. You can ready our review of the Hilton Aruba Resort here!
Is the Hyatt Regency Aruba Adults-Only?
No, the Hyatt Regency Aruba is welcoming to everyone, and caters to families with its kids club and large waterslide. The Hyatt Aruba does however have a large separate pool and relaxing area with beautiful cabanas that is adults only.
Does the Hyatt Aruba have a Club Lounge?
Yes, the Hyatt Aruba has the Regency Club lounge which offers a special relaxing area, as well as daily breakfast and daily afternoon snacks for those that have access. To access the Regency Club you need to be a Hyatt Globalist elite member or be staying in a room class with Regency Club access.
Does the Hyatt Aruba have free breakfast?
Generally, breakfast is not included at the Hyatt Aruba. You can easily book a room rate that includes breakfast, or breakfast is offered for free for Hyatt Globalist elite members. If you don’t have breakfast included, an affordable breakfast option is to pick up coffee and some pastries or a breakfast sandwich at the onsite Hyatt Aruba café.
Hyatt Regency Aruba Conclusion
The Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort is a really well-rounded resort, with modern and fresh rooms, excellent dining options, and exclusive adult pool cabanas, that can really kick your vacation up a notch. Being located right on the prestigious Palm Beach means you won’t miss out on any of the action, and can catch all of the stunning Aruban sunsets.
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