Aruba Hotels - Videos and Profiles
Any of these select Aruba hotels and resorts would be a good choice for a ga yinclusive beach getaway. With our Aruban connections, Rainbow Voyages can arrange a trip you'll never forget, with upgrades and amenities simply not available through an online booking agency. All at a competitive price. All of these Aruba hotels are gay friendly. If you're an LGBT "Modern Family" looking for a welcoming and safe destination, Aruba is your island.
NEWS FLASH! Same sex civil unions are now legal in Aruba! Love has won on this lovely Dutch Caribbean Island!
Bucuti's commendable commitment to the environment
Bucuti Beach Resort
The adults only Bucuti is situated on an expansive, uncrowded section of Eagle Beach, making it the ideal choice for a couple seeking some undisturbed down time. The four star plus hotel is one of Aruba's best. The Bucuti has been owned by the same proprietor for 25 years. He still manages the resort today.
The hotel's 104 rooms and suites are spread across two wings and a large bungalow. Honeymooners are attracted to the extra privacy afforded by the spacious oceanfront suites in the Tara wing, featuring oversize balconies. The wing's four penthouse suites also feature spacious fully furnished patios. A popular celebratory option is a romantic torch lit dinner served on the beach.
Accommodations are cream colored accentuated by dark hardwood. Combined with the contemporary
furnishings the ambiance is stylish and sophisticated.
Most have a wet bar. Penthouses have full kitchens and a very large private patio offering lot's of privacy.
The attractive pool is surrounded by double sunbeds. There are plenty of loungers and palapas on sugar sand Eagle beach, where lunch and drink service is offered.
A longtime friend of the gay and lesbian community, same sex weddings, while ceremonial, have been performed at the Bucuti.
This very popular resort books up early, and should
be reserved well in advance.
An excellent choice for: couples, honeymooners, upscale travelers , very gay friendly
Room rates begin at $315 per night. Suites from $445, inclusive of taxes and breakfast. Unusual for Aruba, service charges at the Bucuti are not included and are not automatically charged on the room rate. The hotel management prefers to leave them to the discretion of the guest. Reservations can be difficult to come by. Winter books very early.
VIDEO: the colorful Boardwalk Small Hotel
The charming gay welcoming Boardwalk Hotel is situated just 2 blocks from Palm Beach, tucked away behind the Ritz Carlton. Brightly decorated accommodations consist of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. Each of the 14 spacious casitas have large living and dining areas with flat screen tv's, full kitchens, separate bedrooms with king or queen bed, and bath. Two bedroom units have a bath for each sleeping room plus two queens in the second bedroom. All are air conditioned. These newly renovated casitas are uniquely decorated with pops of tropical colors throughout making for a cheerful beach house decor.
All casitas have their own private patio or deck with dining sets, a BBQ, and a hammock. Lush tropical landscaping affords privacy for each unit.
There's a small pool on the property, and parking and wi-fi are free. Services include daily housekeeping. Boardwalk Hotel guests have complimentary use of the nearby Moomba Beach Club, which CNN rated as one of the top beach bars in the world. The hotel also lends out beach chairs for free.
Rates begin at $199 per night for one bedroom units, $272 per night for two bedroom units, and are adjusted seasonally. Add 23.5% tax and service plus $3.50 per night energy surcharge to rates. Specials often avail;able - call us.
An excellent choice for: couples, travel with friends, travelers who prefer kitchen facilities, very gay friendly
VIDEO: Tour the gay friendly Renaissance Aruba Resort
Renaissance Aruba Resort
The Renaissance is actually comprised of two nearby complexes in the colorful town of Oranjastad, Aruba's colorful, well-to-do capital.
The first is and adult's only complex with a pool overlooking the harbor. The second appeals to couples and families, offering larger accommodations, pool with swim up bar, and a man made beach with swimming cove. Both are newly renovated.
As the properties aren't beachfront, the hotel offers a 40 acre private island inhabited by a friendly flock of pink flamingos. Like the resort, the island is divided into "adults only" and family sides. Between the two, the island features a restaurant and beach bar providing all you need for a perfect beach day. Water taxis make short trip between the hotel and the private island every 15 minutes.
Eagle and Palm beach are easily reached by the island's efficient bus service or the reasonably priced cabs. The in town location puts a very wide variety of dining establishments of all price ranges and cuisines within walking distance. The island's friendly gay bar Jimmy's is nearby as well, and can be reached on Oranjestad's trolley.
The adult's only and family sections of the resort are located apart from each other. Gay singles and couples seeking a "child free" holiday will be quite happy here. Conversely gay families will love the spacious family suites.
The food and beverages served at the hotel's many food and beverage outlets are highly regarded.. A very reasonable all inclusive plan is available that covers three meals daily, plus all your call level drinks - including those frozen ones!
Hyatt Regency Aruba
At the Hyatt you really do get that feeling of being on vacation the moment you step into the breezy contemporary lobby. Your first view is of the blue Caribbean. Then on the walk to reception you can't help but be struck by the tasteful appointments that pervade throughout the hotel.
The decor of the property blends harmoniously with it's magnificently tended gardens. Indeed many regard the Hyatt Regency Aruba to be one of the most attractive in the chain. And if you've had the opportunity to stay in a few of Hyatt's resorts you'll know that's saying alot.
The ambiance at several of the hotel's restaurants are accentuated by ponds and pools that meander throughout the property. Hyatt resorts focus lot's of attention on swimming pool and deck design, and the Aruba resort does not disappoint. It borders the white sand of Palm Beach and the blue Caribbean in a spectacular setting.
The tastefully renovated rooms and suites, many with sea views, are outfitted with Hyatt's signature bedding assuring a comfortable night's sleep. If you're comfortable with a larger, livelier property, this may be just the resort for you.
Rates begin at $288/night plus 23.5% tax and service and a 3.50/night energy surcharge. Regency Club floor accommodations are available at a surcharge starting at approximately $200/night.
Excellent choice for: honeymooners, couples, families.
Hyatt has been a longtime friend of the LGBT community.
Rainbow Voyages Dividends: Enjoy complimentary breakfast for two when reserving select room categories.
Ritz Carlton Aruba
The Aruban outpost of the Ritz Carlton collection offers guests a more serene vacation experience than its neighbors. Situated at the north end of Palm beach, it is free of noise pollution from beach concessions. That calm extends to the hotel's two pools. One is designated as adult's only making for a perfect retreat for couples.
All of the property's over sized rooms come with spacious balconies offering idyllic views of the Caribbean.
Hues of turquoise and coral prevail in well appointed accommodations. Bathrooms are spacious with soaking tubs and separate showers. The Ritz Carlton's signature feather beds are reason alone to choose the hotel.
At just over a year and a half old, the facilities are nice and new, and very well maintained. There's also a casino just off the lobby.
Excellent choice for: couples, honeymooners, upscale travelers. LGBT couples
Rates at the Ritz Carlton start at $399/night plus approximately 25% tax and service and a 3.50/night energy surcharge. Rates are adjusted seasonally.
Aruba Marriott Resort
Aruba Marriott's new adult pool
The Marriott has the enviable reputation as one of the best managed hotels on Aruba. Service levels are very high.
The appealing rooms are large, as are their balconies
Those who need some extra pampering can choose the Tradewinds floor, featuring five included food and beverage presentations daily. Other Tradewinds amenities includes personal concierges and a private beach with a dedicated staff.
The large main pool here is lushly landscaped and has a swim up bar. A new addition is an adult's only pool and bar providing a respite from traveling families.
The Marriott is located at the upper end of Palm beach in "Marriott row." Close proximity to the "high rise" center makes for plenty of dining options. There's a casino on property.
Excellent choice for: honeymooners and upscale travelers on Tradewinds Level
Minimum rates begin at $249/night, $449/night for an oceanfront room, and $495/night for a Tradewinds level accommodations. Add approximately 23.5% per night to cover tax and services, plus a 3.50/night energy surcharge. Rates are adjusted seasonally.