Photo courtesy of Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino
Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino
Water, water, and more water is the prevailing theme at this sprawling 357-room resort situated on Palm Beach, with its powdery-soft white sand and calming blue sea. There’s an 8,000-square-foot pool with cascading waterfalls, a float-up bar and grill, two outdoor Jacuzzis, and the highlight, a seemingly never-ending (OK, two-story) waterslide. (There’s also a 5,000-square-foot lagoon dotted with white swans and fish.) Seeking more watery wonders? The concierge can arrange catamaran-sailing, deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, and scuba-diving expeditions off the nearby shores. While some resorts are adults-only, the family-friendly offerings here include babysitting services and Camp Hyatt Watapana, with trained camp counselors who oversee activities that range from pool games to arts and crafts. While the kids are off being supervised, adults can indulge in a spa treatment inspired by Aruba’s red mud, seaweed, and aloe vera, or enjoy a luxe surf-and-turf meal at one of the resort’s 10 bars and restaurants.