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Home >> Americas >> Aruba >> The Radisson Aruba Resort
 

We got very lucky with our decision to stay at the Radisson! It was a great hotel - and from what we saw of the others - possibly the best in the highrise hotel strip.

The beach, with the Riu Palace in the background There was lots of trees everywhere, giving lots of shady spots. Bridge over one of the swimming pools Iguanas were all over the property - and they were not shy. The beach was never crowded, and it was easy to get a palapa. Arriving in Aruba Our room was very big, although it definitely looked a little worn. There was lots of space for our baby to toddle around We ate lunch most days at the Bugaloe Grill, right next to the Radisson.  It's out on a pier with fabulous views of the water. The beach was perfect white sand, clean, and the water was never much rougher than what you see here.  (a lake!) Like most of the hotels on the island, they raise macaws to entertain the tourists. Being entertained.  Notice there is no equivalent photo of Wendy being entertained.  She thinks the macaws should be entertaining themselves freely in the jungle. The sidewallk runs along the highrise hotel stretch, and it was easy to go for a walk with a stroller along the beach. Gilligan's is the beach grill at the Radisson.  We never ate there - it was super expensive with much better options elsewhere. Waterfall in front of the Radisson. One of the zero-entry pools.  It was perfect for our daughter to be able to walk in and out by herself. The playground was not really properly shaded, and we never took our daughter on it as it was far too hot.  The Radisson had one of the best playgrounds - the other hotels playgrounds we saw were in terrible shape. The cabanas can be reserved, but any unclaimed cabanas can be freely used at 10am. They even have a little fan above them. It was never a problem finding a spare one.