You know your vacation is off to a good start when you walk in to the open air lobby and you’re handed a glass of bubbly. Vacation mode is officially on!
The Hilton Aruba is located along the main stop of Palm Beach with access to the beach just a few steps away from the hotel. Sometimes the hardest part about vacation is actually getting into vacation mode and letting go of the stress of work. The Hilton provided everything we needed to unwind, relax, and truly enjoy our vacation.
Things to do at the Hilton Aruba
You barely have to leave the property with all of the things there are to do at the Hilton! I would even say the Hilton is a must-visit destination of its own in Aruba.
For an evening of relaxation, you could grab cocktails at the beautiful Mira Sol bar. In the evening it is draped in colors of lights, and there are musicians playing late into the night. We would reminisce over delightful memories in the Aruban sun while listening to artists ranging from modern violinists to reggae performers. My cocktail pick: Order the Lime in the Coconut, a zesty combination of the two flavors mixed together in a tropical presentation (pictured above).
Not to mention that they have a constantly rotating list of activities throughout the week.
One of the activities included stand up paddle boarding out by the water.
And most days they have a time to hang out with these colorful beauties! They have a little area with birds of all colors and you they will let you hold them. There was one bird that would take off Chief’s hat every time he put it on!
You could borrow the bikes on property during the day. I would recommend checking out a bike the first day and head out to explore the rest of Palm Beach. You’ll get to see the different activities, cute picture spots, and restaurants. It’s the perfect way to see the rest of the beach.
One of my favorite options that the Hilton Aruba offered was the ability to reserve your own personal Palapa at no additional cost. You rent the Palapa the day before and have access to it the entire next day!
Or relax by one of the multiple pools with cabanas for rent.
There’s a casino onsite which makes a great respite from the hot sun!
Plus they had the cutest gift shop full of everything I wanted including outfits, all the flamingos, and souvenirs you actually want to bring home.
As if all of those activities weren’t enough, they have a desk staff on property to help you schedule tours, rent a car, and offer general advice. We used them to book a couple of tours. They also helped us make reservations for dinner several times.
Hilton Aruba Room
You can’t go wrong with waking up, sipping a cup of coffee, and enjoying views from here! We spent many evenings looking out to sunsets here!
Overall the room provided plenty of natural sunlight and space with lovely Aruban touches like the photo of the Divi trees that are found throughout the islands.
Hilton Aruba Review: Final Thoughts
I had a fantastic time at the Hilton Aruba! Not only were the rooms and properties gorgeous, but I loved everything that property provided for a fun time. If you’re looking for a hotel that provides a lot of extra, I highly recommend the Hilton Aruba for your next exotic destination.
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Thank you Hilton for the complimentary stay. As always, all opinions are my own.