Category: Adults-only Vacations

New Luxury Resort: The Sian Ka’an at Grand Tulum

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Introducing The Sian Ka’an at Grand Tulum, a new luxury all-inclusive resort

Opening December 8, 2017

The most elegant indulgence takes place where the aura is calm. Here adults 21+ can enjoy a luxurious vacation off the beaten path, with a beach and coral reef that will amaze and a feeling of tranquility and romance everywhere they roam.

The Sian Ka’an at Grand Tulum is located on the gorgeous Grand Oasis Tulum property in the Riviera Maya, letting you experience nature in all its splendor. Guests enjoy access to everything at Grand Oasis Tulum in addition to all the exclusive facilities at this unique enclave. Learn more about Oasis Hotels.

Resort Highlights

  • Private beach club with Bali beds and butler service
  • Sensoria terrace lounge with personal plunge pools
  • Spectacular one-of-a-kind beach with vibrant coral reef yards away
  • Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing $, scuba diving $
  • 13 restaurants including gourmet options
  • 10 indoor/outdoor bars
  • 5 swimming pools
  • Sensoria Spa – 20% discount on select spa treatments $
  • 2 tennis courts and multi-sport court with equipment
  • Live entertainment/theater
  • Fitness & Wellness Center
  • Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, water aerobics
  • Free Smart Car rental ($8USD per day insurance required)

 

Room Highlights

  • Butler Service
  • Private check-in and checkout with concierge
  • Welcome amenity
  • Late checkout (subject to availability)
  • Suites feature private terrace with plunge pool
  • 24-hour room service (no delivery fee)
  • Pillow menu
  • Turndown service
  • WiFi
  • Minibar restocked daily
  • Personalized minibar – on request
  • Coffee & Tea maker
  • Espresso coffee machine – on request
  • Premium L’Occitane bathroom amenities
  • Bathrobe and slippers

 


New Riu Republica Wing Opening this Fall

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This beautiful hotel’s new 501-room wing and new Splash Water world are now set to open on November 18th. Along with the hotel’s modern design and special added values and unbeatable ocean views overlooking Arena Gorda Beach, you’ve got the perfect Adults Only resort for clients looking for an exciting, fun and party-like atmosphere. You can also enjoy the stunning beauty of Punta Cana’s beaches, considered to be among the most spectacular in the world, surrounded by the distinctive Caribbean landscape of coconut palms, sugar cane fields and amazing spots such as the Altos de Chavón, Saona Island and the Punta Cana Ecological Reserve, home to the most varied plants and animals in the area and an 8-km coral reef. Learn More…..

New Riu Republica wing:

  • New Main restaurant
  • New Indian restaurant
  • New “Olé” Spanish restaurant
  • New “Jerk” grill on the beach
  • New Macao bar
  • New “Coco’s Bar” on the beach
  • New Aquatic bar
  • New Poolside bar with plaza and stage
  • 3 New swimming pools
  • 501 New guestrooms
  • New Splash Water World


What’s Happening in Las Vegas in 2017

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WHY LAS VEGAS?

Why not Las Vegas. Las Vegas is continuously evolving to keep new and exciting experiences and hotels available to our more than 42 million annual visitors coming back time and time again. Repeat visitors that keep coming back stand in amazement of how our city keeps changing. Las Vegas is truly unrivaled with what our city offers when it comes to headliner entertainment, celebrity chef dining, over the top nightlife and luxurious spas to name just a few. Not only does the “Las Vegas Strip” challenge the social conventions but you must check out the newly invigorated downtown Las Vegas with recently renovated properties like Downtown Grand and The D in addition to downtown attractions like The Mob Museum, The Neon Museum and the Slotzilla zipline that runs under the Fremont Street Experience canopy. Don’t forget the numerous national and state parks within a day’s trip of Las Vegas including Red Rock Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Valley of Fire. Lastly, who could pass up the chance to see the amazing man-made wonder of Hoover Dam, only a 30 minute drive from Las Vegas or the natural wonder of the Grand Canyon which can be an amazing helicopter tour experience as just one way to see this spectacle.

NEW HOTELS

Available in 2017 is the new 203 room Lucky Dragon Hotel, the first Las Vegas casino resort to deliver an authentic Asian lifestyle experience located on the north end of the Strip. The hotel features a nine-story hotel, 27,500-square-foot casino space, a pool designed to create an oasis garden escape and a Tea Garden with Las Vegas’ only tea sommelier. Additionally, Las Vegas welcomes its first W Hotel located at SLS Las Vegas’ former Lux Tower with a unique concept that’s unexpected and elevated with an intimate layout, secret entrances, private spaces and personalized Whatever/Whenever service. 2017 will mark the beginning of Monte Carlo’s $450 million transformation into a new property with a name change to Park MGM and boutique property NoMad Las Vegas which will occupy floors within Park MGM.

HEADLINER RESIDENCIES AND ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCES

On the entertainment front, Planet Hollywood will welcome Las Vegas’ newest resident The Backstreet Boys in March. Not only have the Backstreet Boys signed a multi-month residency in Las Vegas but headliners Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez will continue their multi-month residences at the Axis Theater at Planet Hollywood as well. The Colosseum at Caesars Palace will continue to showcase multi-month residencies from Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba McEntire with Brooks & Dunn and Mariah Carey. The brand new 5,200 seat Park Theater at Monte Carlo recently just announced 2017 residencies from Cher, Bruno Mars and Ricky Martin. In the fall of 2017 Las Vegas will welcome our first professional sports team. The newest NHL team is the Vegas Golden Knights and will take the ice at the new state-of-the-art, 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena now open between New York-New York and Monte Carlo. The T-Mobile Arena not only is the home for the new NHL team but hosts several major concerts and other sporting events throughout 2017 like the Professional Bull Rider World Finals and UFC to artists like George Strait and Bon Jovi to name a few. Don’t forget the new Topgolf now open behind MGM Grand which is a four-level entertainment venue with interactive golf games in addition to pool experiences and cabanas that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Have the need for speed? SPEEDVEGAS is the newest luxury car test track that you allows you get behind the wheel of Ferraris, Porsches and many other cars to test speeds you have never experienced before.

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Sandals Resorts in Mexico

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Sandals Resorts International will officially be expanding to Mexico. The luxury all-inclusive resort brand will be expanding out of the Caribbean for the first time in the form of a Sandals resort in the Riviera Maya. The resort, which will be a new build, will be located in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

There is also heavy speculation that Sandals will follow that development up with a Beaches Resort in Cancun although this have not been confirmed.

It is also possible that popular tour operator Island Routes Caribbean Adventures will be expanding its operations to Cancun as well.

Learn More About Sandals Resorts

The Luxury Included® concept reflects a passion for perfection that sets Sandals apart. Whether in Jamaica, Antigua, Saint Lucia, the Bahamas, Grenada or Barbados, there’s more dining, more activities and more romance here than at any other resort. With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the industry, even Sandals’ basic suites provide a level of luxury other adults-only resorts can only aspire to. For extra exclusivity and service, choose a Club suite or Butler suite. For the ultimate romantic escape, select the Love Nest Dream Suite. Learn More…..
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Top Ten Tips for Travelers

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1.  Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visa, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page on your passport!

2.  Read the Consular Information sheets (and Public Announcements of Travel Warnings, if applicable.) for the countries you plan to visit.

3.  Leave copies of your itinerary, passport data page and visas with family or friends at home, so that you may be contacted in case of an emergency.

4.  Make sure you have insurance, which will cover your emergency medical needs, while you are overseas.

5.  Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, while in a foreign country, you are subject to it’s laws!

6.  Do not leave your luggage unattended in public areas and never accept packages from strangers.

7.  While abroad, avoid using illicit drugs or drinking excessive amounts of alcoholic beverages, and associating with people who do.

8. Do not become a target for thieves by wearing conspicuous clothing and expensive jewelry. Do not carry excessive amounts of cash or unnecessary credit cards.

9.  Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money or purchase art or antiques in order to avoid violating local laws.

10. When overseas, avoid demonstrations and other situations that may become unruly or where anti-American sentiments may be expressed.

What You Need to Know About Adults-only Resorts

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Early in 2004, my business partner and I had our first disagreement. He wanted to add a little known resort to our web site CMTravelonline.com. After two and a half months of debating and going back and forth, I finally gave in and granted him permission to ‘try’ this resort in our web site. Within two months, this little resort became one of our biggest sellers.

This wasn’t the direction I expected to take nor was it a product I wanted to add to our portfolio, yet, I couldn’t say “no” to this rapidly growing anomaly.  As this anomaly continued, we became ensued with curiosity, and shortly thereafter, the adults-only resort section of CMTravelonline.com was born. Today, the adults resort section of CMTravelonline.com and Vacations for Adults.com (its sister site) are among the most comprehensive travel sections on the internet.

This little known resort (by the way) is the Desire Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya, Mexico.

In 2004, there were only a small number of adults-only resorts to include Sandals Resorts, Couples Resorts and SuperClubs to name a few. Today, the adult resort niche is one of the fastest growing segments in the travel industry, and one that will continue to flourish in the years to come.    Brands that have now joining the Adult resort ‘bandwagon’ includes the Fiesta Americana Resorts with its Luxurious Live Agua in Cancun, Paradisus Resorts, Barcelo Resorts and RIU Hotels and Resort. The latter two will open properties in Punta Cana Dominican Republic in 2012.

The adult resort niche is much larger and more complex that one could imagine. There are many adult-only resorts in far-reaching corners of the globe; from Banyan Tree in the Maldives to The Pavilion in Phuket;  Qualia in Australia to the Canaves Oia Suites in Santorini Greece.

Today’s adult resorts are no longer one dimensional – great hangouts for swingers, singles , and couples alike, they have transcended into multifaceted resorts catering to different styles and tastes. To help you understand the many facets of this great niche, I will try to explain the different types of resorts and who they cater to:

Learn the differences between:

Adults-only Resorts:  Resorts that caters to adults-only (18 years of age and older).

Adult-oriented Resorts:  Caters to everyone – families, couples and singles, and offers adult-oriented theme.

Clothing-optional Resorts:  Resorts offering clothing-optional facilities, or a clothes-free environment.

Couples-only Resorts:  Couples only all-inclusive resorts offering the perfect settings to rekindle romance, celebrate your honeymoon or that perfect wedding.

Lifestyle Resorts: Those resorts now catering to specific lifestyles – particularly the hedonistic lifestyle.

 

Adults-only Resorts

Most adults-only resorts are well suited for couples, singles and, to a certain degree, families with older teenagers. True adults-only resorts define adults as age 18 and up; others start at 16. Examples of true adults-only resorts include the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro in Punta Cana, Club Ambiance in Jamaica, Secrets St. James in Jamaica, El Dorado Resorts in Mexico, The Royal in Cancun, Temptation Resorts and Excellence Resorts and the Valentin Imperial Maya, Riviera Maya Mexico.

 Adult-oriented Resorts

There are a number of adults only resorts that claim to be adults-only resorts with a minimum age of 16. The problem is that I do not see these resorts as being true adults only. And to be quite frank, a true adults only resort should have a minimum age requirement of 21 {and especially for drinking purposes}.  Let us imagine for a minute that you’re taking your family of four (two adults and two sixteen year old teenagers} on an all-inclusive vacation and the resort you’ve chosen is an  to adults only resort and its minimum age is sixteen.  Your daughter decides to take a dip into the main pool with the swim-up bar. Let’s extend this a little further; would you like to see your 16 year old daughter get hit on by a 45 year old man by the swim-up bar? Certainly not!!!   Then why would you take your family to such a resort?

Adult-oriented resort caters to everyone – families, couples and singles, and offers an adult-oriented theme. Some may have minimum age requirements of 12 or 13, and others may have an adult section (or block) within its boundaries.  Popular adult-oriented resorts with minimum age requirements include Breezes Bahamas (13), The Rockhouse Negril (12), and Jade Mountain in St. Lucia (14). Resorts offering separate adult facilities or complexes include Sunset at the Palm in Negril, Oasis at Sunset beach Resort (a clothing-optional Beach), Majestic Elegance Punta Cana (an entire block of buildings set aside especially for adults only), and the Radisson Aruba with its marina wing which was designated as adults only.

Clothing-optional Resorts

Most beach resorts, especially in the Caribbean, have clothing optional beaches, although clothing is required in most areas of the resort. These are not the same as a nudist resort where nudity is the order of the day throughout the entire resort. Properties such as Temptation Resort Cancun, Punta Serena Resort in Manzanillo; Jamaica’s Club Ambiance and Breezes Grand resort & Spa in Negril are the most recognizable clothing-optional resorts. Other Clothing-optional Resorts include Sandals Royal Bahamian and Royal Caribbean (with their private island) and Couples Resorts in Jamaica.

Clothes-free Resorts

Clothes-free resorts are similar to your clothing-optional resorts. However, clothing is not required in most areas of the resort, and nudity is mandatory on the beach and in the swimming area. Popular clothes-free resorts include Orient Beach Resort in St. Martin, Hidden Beach Resort, and Desire Resorts of Mexico.

Resorts with European-style Sunbathing (Topless Sunbathing)

These hotels and resorts allow women to go topless at a designated area such as a swimming pool or a section of a beach set aside specifically for topless sunbathing.

Couples-only Resorts

This type of resort allows only couples – no singles or adult families. The popular Sandals resorts and Couples Resorts fall into this category. Our top couples-only resorts include Couples Negril, Couples Tower Isle Ocho Rios, Rendezvous St. Lucia, and Desire Resort in Cancun.

Lifestyle resorts

This up and coming trend got its start from the boutique hotels. Boutique hotel is a term popularized in North America and the United Kingdom to describe hotels which often contain luxury facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations. However, this new trend tends to cater to a hedonistic lifestyle (and to some degree, swingers). This lifestyle was popularized by the Desire Resort Group which now counts three of these properties with one in Los Cabos and two in the Riviera Maya.  Another popular lifestyle resort is Hedonism II in Negril Jamaica.

The Biggest Myth: Adults-only Resorts are perfect for Singles

On the contrary to popular belief, most adults-only resorts are not popular choices for singles and especially single women where safety becomes paramount. As such, resort brands such as Gran Melia, Grand Pineapple, RIU and Barcelo are ideal for this particular group.

Clothing-optional resorts tend to draw a significant number of single males and as such, I recommend that single women try to avoid them – unless of course, this is what they are looking for.

Conclusion

You’ll find that adults only resorts offer a totally serene environment designed to pamper body, soul and spirit in luxurious surroundings with impeccable service and those that offer a fun-loving, socially interactive escape with activity and fun on tap throughout the day and long into the night, catering to a free-spirited crowd with racy games and contests. But more important, adults only are the best places to go for a child-free vacation experience.


Las Vegas Strip’s first Stand-Alone Luxury Boutique Hotel

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The Cromwell

With its prime location on one of the busiest intersections of the Las Vegas Strip – one that welcomes more than 20 million passersby each year – The Cromwell Hotel and Casino offers an exceptional luxury Las Vegas hotel experience in an intimate boutique hotel setting. Each of the 188 rooms features luxurious accommodations in an intimate, Parisian-inspired atmosphere. The hotel’s blend of modern and vintage design is unique, whether it’s the hardwood floors, plush furnishings or dim and romantic lighting, each room gives guests a glamorous, VIP experience. Exclusive amenities include hallway coffee and tea service, steam showers and Muk bath products.

The Cromwell offers two completely different bar scenes, both highlighting the property’s sophisticated, boutique vibe. Interlude is the sexy Las Vegas lounge, overlooking Drai’s After Hours Club and is the place to relax before your nighttime festivities and Bound – the ideal place to start your Cromwell adventures. Bound also offers a late-night and breakfast menu. Giada De Laurentiis opens her first-ever restaurant located on the second floor, offering prime views of the Las Vegas Strip. Sprawling day and nightlife venues, Drai’s Beach Club • Nightclub and Drai’s After Hours, will elevate the nightlife scene in Las Vegas. A casino, night swim parties and center-Strip rooftop views!

Bold. Sophisticated. Enticing. Welcome to The Cromwell.

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Vacations for Adults.com Partners with United Vacations

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Welcome to United Vacations

Your vacation memories start here
United Vacations combines the best fares on United with everything you need to create the vacation experience you’ve dreamed of. With over 50,000 resorts and 10,000 activities in over 400 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, the world is in your hands. When you vacation with us, you can earn MileagePlus® bonus award miles in addition to credited flight miles.

The experience that’s right for you
Make your vacation special with our recommended selections for all-inclusive, family, and luxury vacations, as well as honeymoons. United Vacations also offers getaways tailored to ski and dive enthusiasts and escorted or independent tours. Enhance your experience by choosing United First® and United Business® airfares. If you are traveling with family and friends, Groups Your Way offers flexible options to easily book your vacation together. Every United Vacations package also comes with our Best price guarantee and easy payment options.

Caring service from beginning to end
We care about your vacation and will be there for you from beginning to end. Our Customer Care team can support you with any questions during your booking process and is available 24/7 during your vacation. We go out of our way to notify you of schedule changes or major events that could impact your trip. For the ultimate peace of mind, you can purchase Vacation protection that lets you cancel for any reason before you go. It also comes with price protection and during-travel insurance including 24-hour worldwide emergency travel assistance, baggage protection, trip interruption/delay reimbursement, medical coverage, and more.  Learn more about United Vacations or plan and book your vacation today!


Introducing Royalton Luxury Resorts

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Royalton Resorts are the new generation of luxury hotels offering the best all inclusive vacations in the world’s most popular tropical destinations. Our All-In Luxury™ concept is devoted to providing you with a unique experience by combining the spirit of each resort’s host community, a luxury product that features exceptional service, and incredible attention to detail. Every aspect of your Royalton Resorts & Hotels stay has been carefully designed to deliver personalized service that caters to your unique needs while stimulating your senses.

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Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino

Indulge your senses at the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino, and experience a vacation that’s a cut above.
Experience All-In Luxury(TM) at our exclusive family and couples-oriented hotel in beautiful Dominican Republic, with its modern décor, amenities, and picturesque tropical setting.   We welcome you to a lush paradise on the stunning Caribbean coast. Our elegantly appointed resort, with its unique design, fabulous amenities and All-In Luxury(TM) concept is devoted to providing you with a truly unique vacation experience.

Combining the charming culture of the Dominican Republic with a luxury product, exceptional service, and incredible attention to detail, the Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino promises the vacation of your dreams.

Our luxury resort is ideal for families and groups, and features a separate section dedicated to adults only vacations. With its All-In LuxuryTM concept, regal furnishings, and laidback island atmosphere, our Punta Cana hotel is sure to awaken your senses and treat you to a luxury vacation unlike any other.

Situated on the white sands of Bavaro Beach, only 30 minutes from the Punta Cana International Airport, Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino is the destination of choice for vacationers with a penchant for luxury, comfort and style. Enjoy access to some of the facilities at Memories Splash Punta Cana, a fun-filled resort guaranteed to infuse your family vacation with the thrill of a Water Park for kids of all ages.

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Royalton White Sands Montego Bay

Awaken your senses at the Royalton White Sands Montego Bay, and indulge in a luxury vacation that is truly unique
Experience All-In Luxury(TM) on your family vacation, romantic holiday, or group getaway in Jamaica’s Montego Bay.  We invite you to the powdery beaches, turquoise waters, and lush vistas of this Caribbean paradise. Our luxury resort promises an extraordinary vacation experience that combines the charm of Jamaica’s island culture with a luxury product, outstanding service, and incredible attention to detail.

Royalton White Sands Montego Bay promises you a luxury vacation experience unlike any other.  With its All-in Luxury(TM) concept, elegant furnishings, and laidback island atmosphere, our Jamaica hotel is sure to pleasure your senses, and treat you to a truly memorable getaway.

Nestled on the shores of Montego Bay, a scenic 35-minute drive from Sangster International Airport, Royalton White Sands is the destination of choice for families, couples and groups who desire luxury, comfort and style on their Caribbean vacation.

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Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa

Perched on a dazzling strip of powdery white sand sits the spectacular Royalton Riviera Cancun. Your All-In Luxury™ vacation starts the second you arrive, with every aspect of your stay designed to deliver a personalized experience that awakens and enriches the senses. This decadent all-inclusive, 843-room resort features a selection of luxury suite accommodations and thoughtful touches throughout, including our DreamBed™ designed exclusively for Royalton Resorts, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, All-In Connectivity™, and several other perks and privileges. Upgrade to Diamond Club® and receive additional services and amenities.

All-In Luxury™ continues with reservation-free gourmet cuisine at 9 restaurants, and at 12 bars where you’ll enjoy a wide selection of specialty cocktails, international and local brand liquors, beers, and house wines. This resort fulfills every interest – choose from a variety of treatments at the modern onsite spa, never miss an important game with the Sports Event Guarantee™, enjoy the fully equipped fitness centre, or take advantage of the many daily activities and nightly entertainment.

Call us at 1-757-240-6645 to book your Royalton resort vacation today!


Tradewinds Club at the Aruba Marriott Resort

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100% ADULTS.
100% AMAZING.

If you are looking for something special, we’ve got the right place for you. The Tradewinds Club at Aruba Marriott Resort.  The Aruba Marriott is proud to offer a truly unique, adults-only getaway package.

This package features some of our top amenities and attractions, including the brand-new H2Oasis adult pool and the ultra-exclusive Tradewinds Club, with its own reserved beach and the most breathtaking views of the Caribbean.
“NO KIDDING” PACKAGE*

PERKS INCLUDE:

Surprise welcome amenity
Tradewinds Club Ocean View room
Exclusive access to the Tradewinds Club lounge
Beachfront dinner and bottle of wine for two at Simply Fish
Catamaran Sunset sail for two with Red Sail Sports
Reserved pool cabana at the brand-new H2Oasis adults-only pool for one day

The new H2 Oasis adult exclusive pool is now open, setting the Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino apart as the ideal choice for the ultimate Aruba vacation. Enjoy luxury Aruba accommodations, resort and adult pools, and the exclusive Tradewinds Club (an upscale hotel-within-a-hotel concept on the top floor of this Aruba resort). Guests may indulge in upgraded amenities, five daily dining presentations in the private lounge, a member-only beach area, and will have full access to the Tradewinds Concierge Service. The guest rooms in this Aruba Beach Resort are some of the most spacious on the island, each offering Marriott’s Revive bedding, contemporary bathrooms, 37-inch LCD flat-panel televisions and large, private balconies. This Palm Beach Aruba hotel offers premium amenities, including some of the finest restaurants in Aruba. Enjoy yourself at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, the Balinese-style Mandara Spa and the 24-hour Stellaris Casino. Come experience the fresh and playful Marriott Aruba Beach Resort – Aruba’s Playground for all generations.