Holiday Inn Resort
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 230, Noord, Aruba
| +297 586 3600
Photo by Olivia Balsinger
Holiday Inn Resort ArubaOne of the most important decisions you will make when preparing for travel is which hotel or resort (or lodge/couch/treehouse, you name it) will suit all of your needs while also adhering to your budget. You want a “home away from home” without having to take a second mortgage out on your actual home. Luckily, Aruba offers plenty of options that allow you to find that perfect lodging, equipped with whatever you need for a price that is completely doable.
One recommendation that defines both affordability and elegance is The Holiday Inn Resort on that postcard-picturesque beachfront of Palm Beach, Aruba.
The second guests drive down the palm-tree saturated road, they will know that they are bound to enjoy some more luxurious comforts: the resort and casino features 597 modern, well-suited rooms, flat screen televisions and private balconies.
The resort is divided into three "Activity Zones": The Peace & Harmony Zone is dedicated to those who wish to relax and meditate in one of the resort's hammocks or enjoy the serenity poolside near Palm Tower. The Action & Play Zone, on the other hand, caters to those seeking adrenaline-pumping experiences and action, including family-friendly pools and sports zones. And finally, The Chill & Mingle Zone is primarily for adults who would like to socialize and enjoy a glass of wine poolside by The Etnika Spa and Sea Tower.
As in real estate, a hotel property is all about location, location, location. And The Holiday Inn Resort certainly does not lack in this department. It is situated on a quarter mile stretch named Palm Beach – the liveliest, most hopping tourist strip of hotels on the island, with blindingly white coral sand lapped by absolutely translucent aqua surf.
The shallow calm surf invites those of all ages to partake in every kind of marine based activity – this is where the main snorkel trip and dive operators dock. On shore, you will find smaller operators offering everything from parasailing, tubing, banana boats, jet skis, paddle boarding (even yoga paddle boarding) small catamarans, and even extreme water sports like Jetlev® (jet packs over water).
At the far end on the beach resides Fisherman’s Huts. where guests can find the best windsurfing and kite boarding on the island – for beginners to experts- the conditions are ideal. And also on Palm Beach you can learn the oddball sport that Aruba has become world famous for: beach tennis. They even hold international tournaments every year!
Guests at The Holiday Inn Resort may opt for the couples or families All Inclusive Plan (which includes three delicious meals daily, unlimited resort brand liquor--so yes please to that second “Aruba Ariba”!--spa credit at Etnika Spa, free wifi and discounts on Pelican Adventure tours) or choose another package to fit individual needs.
Regardless of the package chosen, one thing is certain: guests will enjoy the plethora of food choices at the various dining locations throughout the resort: There is the al fresco Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar-- located on the beach--where lamb, seafood and other splendors can be enjoyed alongside live music and stunning sunsets. Corals Restaurant offers a multitude of international breakfast choices, while The Da Vinci Ristorante is a portal to Italy--atmospheric and a variety of authentic Italian dishes delight.
Though there are a plethora of accommodation choices on this island, travelers will be entirely pleased with a stay at The Holiday Inn Resort in Aruba—and so, in fact, will their wallets.