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White sand, blue sea

Situated in the center of the lively Palm Beach scene, the adult-oriented Occidental Grand Aruba features a large casino and faces soft white sands dotted with thatched shades.

All-Inclusive resort

A lagoon pool surrounding a rock-garden island, water-sports equipment, a buffet restaurant, five à la carte restaurants, and a disco are among amenities included in room rates.

Two-poster beds

Guestrooms include balconies or patios, 2-poster beds with damask comforters, DVD players, and stocked minibars. Wireless Internet access is available. Royal Club guest receive a fruit platter and bottle of wine.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Snorkeling

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Tennis lessons
  • Volleyball


  • Aerobics
  • Dancing
  • Language
  • Water fitness

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 5 and 12 years old


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Bottled wine
  • Bottled liquor
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

The majority of amenities, activities, and gratuities at the Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive are included in the room rate; guests will not be charged extra for the majority of amenities and activities (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

A 24,000-square-foot casino opens at noon for slot machines, with blackjack, craps, roulette, Caribbean stud poker, and three-card poker available from 5 PM until the casino closes at 3 AM (schedule subject to change). The casino bar hosts live music nightly.

Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available throughout the Occidental Grand Resort. A business center contains five computers with high-speed Internet access (surcharge). The hotel also offers massages; advanced reservations are required.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Nightclub 
  • Conference space 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Business center 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Total number of rooms - 364 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Casino 
  • Number of floors - 9 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 2 
  • Wedding services 
  • Concierge services 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Hair salon 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Beach bar 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 867 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9332 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Television in common areas 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive has six restaurants and four bars. The majority of meals and beverages, plus all gratuities, at the following restaurants, snack spots, and bars are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive Details section for more information).

The Palm - Buffet restaurant. Deck seating available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Room service for breakfast is available.

El Olivido - Tex-Mex restaurant serving à la carte dinner. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.

Sample menu for El Olivido


  • Salad bar
  • Oxtail consommé

    Main courses:

  • Barbecued pork ribs
  • Skirt steak
  • Ribeye steak
  • Filet mignon
  • Steak brochette with Creole sauce
  • Chicken-shrimp fajitas
  • Barbecued chicken breast
  • Fish of the day


  • Chef's-selection buffet

    Zen - Oriental Restaurant - Asian restaurant serving à la carte dinner. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.

    Sample menu for Zen - Oriental Restaurant


  • Spring rolls
  • Pad Thai
  • Stuffed shrimp


  • Miso with tofu, wakame, cambray onion
  • Suimono with chicken, shrimp, shitake, spinach
  • Thai with wild mushrooms, shrimp, tomato, cilantro, and lemongrass


  • Grapefruit, tomato, mint, basil, cashews with sweet-chili sauce
  • Tataki with beef and ponzu sauce

    Main courses:

  • Thai curried duck
  • Curry-coconut chicken satay
  • Sweet-and-sour pork
  • Chicken in cashew sauce


  • Tropical-fruit sushi
  • Chocolate truffle with ginger mousse
  • Frozen coconut mousse with pineapple ice cream
  • Coffee-Kalhúa crème brûlée

    L'Olio - Italian Restaurant - Italian cuisine; à la carte dinner. Deck seating available. Reservations required. Dress code: long pants, collared shirts for men.

    Sample menu for L'Olio - Italian Restaurant


  • Beef carpaccio with arugula salad in caper dressing
  • Assorted bruschetta
  • Puff pastry stuffed with portobello mushrooms
  • Sautéed vegetables with dried provolone and tomato oil


  • Tuscan soup with truffle essence
  • Cream of clam and shrimp with horseradish


  • Caesar salad
  • Caprese salad
  • Smoked salmon with mixed lettuces, balsamic dressing


  • Vegetable lasagne with leek bechamel
  • Codfish cannelloni with shrimp Bolognese sauce
  • Gnocchi with pesto sauce
  • Penne with four-cheese sauce
  • Green fettuccine with truffle-mushroom sauce
  • Risotto with wild mushrooms and parmesan

    Main courses:

  • Grouper in potato crust with lentils
  • Swordfish with olives, capers, anchovies over fennel potato
  • Chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella/spinach in thyme sauce
  • Pork scalloppine, prosciutto, spinach in herb essence
  • Barolo-braised beef with vegetables
  • Veal chop over asparagus risotto in sambuca-rosemary sauce


  • Three-cheese cake with grape sauce, walnuts, chocolate ice cream
  • Strawberries marinated in red wine with vanilla ice cream, crisp leek
  • Three chocolates
  • Tiramisu
  • Thousand Leaf caramel cake with crisp chocolate

    Royal Club - Top-floor restaurant reserved for guests of Royal Club rooms. (See Rooms & Rates section.) À la carte breakfast, lunch, dinner service. Panoramic sea views.

    Sample dinner menu for Royal Club

    Main courses:

  • Beef fillet with black pepper, chateau potatoes, fried leeks
  • Shrimp with choice of sauce
  • Seabass with creamy corn, fresh pot-herbs
  • Mexican-style chicken breast
  • Grilled salmon with creamed spinach


  • Assorted cheeses, fruits, pastries

    Desire - Caribbean fusion cuisine.

    Sample menu for Desire


  • Garlic Octopus with Grilled Mushrooms
  • Tuna Carpaccio
  • Smoked Salmon Roulade

    Main courses:

  • Argentinean Mixed Grill
  • Rosemary Shrimp Kebab
  • Tenderloin Fillet


  • Flan Caramel
  • Fresh Sliced Mango
  • Aged Rum Savarin

    Pizzas La Plaza - International-style and create-your-own pizzas. Casual outdoor dining. Dinner only.

    The Beach Club - Casual open-air beachfront spot serving à la carte lunch and dinner. Snack food for lunch. Contemporary Caribbean fare for dinner. Dinner reservations required.

    Bikini - Beach bar with sunset view. Open mid-morning to early evening.

    Splash - Pool bar with swimup side. Open mid-morning to late night.

    Cocktail - Lobby lounge. Open early evening to late night.

    Sound - Disco/piano bar open early evening to late night. Adults-only after 11 PM. Live or DJ music.

  • Nearby Things to Do

    The majority of recreational activities and facilities described below are included in the room rate for this resort (scroll up to the All-Inclusive details section for more information).

    The Occidental Grand Aruba faces a 137-m (50-yard) stretch of Palm Beach along the turquoise Caribbean Sea. There are sun loungers, towels, and umbrellas on the beach. A 137-m (50-yard) lagoon-style pool includes a swimup bar and a rock-waterfall island with two spa tubs.

    The resort supplies snorkeling gear, windsurfers, small sailboats, pedal boats, and kayaks. Water-sports centers on the beach rent personal watercraft and offer parasailing, banana-boating, waterskiing, tubing, kneeboarding, wakeboarding, snorkeling, scuba, and sailing adventures.

    Land sports include tennis on two lighted courts, beach volleyball, and basketball.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

    The hotel also has a complimentary children's club.

    • Golfing nearby 
    • Bicycle rentals nearby 
    • Mountain biking nearby 
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
    • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
    • Aerobics on site 
    • Basketball on site 
    • Kayaking on site 
    • Parasailing on site 
    • Playground on site 
    • Sailing on site 
    • Scuba diving on site 
    • Snorkeling on site 
    • Tennis lessons on site 
    • Volleyball on site 
    • Water skiing on site 
    • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
    • Beach volleyball on site 

    Spa Services

    • Hot stone massage 
    • Deep tissue massage 
    • Swedish massage 
    • Massages on beach 
    • Manicures and pedicures 
    • Aromatherapy treatments 
    • Spa tub in spa 
    • Massages 
    • Body treatments 
    • Facial treatments 


    To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

    • Accessible bathroom 
    • Accessible path of travel 
    • Accessible parking 
    • In-room accessibility 
    • Roll-in shower 

    Hotel Policies


    Minimum check-in age is 18

    Check-in time starts at 4 PM


    Check-out time is noon

    Payment types

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

    Travel change options for Occidental Hotel and Resort guests with reservations to destinations under a hurricane watch or warning:

    Canceling reservation within 48 hours of departure: Guests can cancel without penalty and rebook a reservation if the airport is closed or flights are cancelled within 48 hours of travel. Reservations must be rebooked within 14 days of the original travel dates. Specific travel dates apply.

    Guest departing early: Guests who choose to depart early will be credited for the unused nights, which may be applied towards a future stay at the same resort. Reservations for unused nights must be rebooked within 30 days after the storm. Specific travel dates and other restrictions apply.

    Rebook the same hotel for a later date: The hotel will honor the original rate for guests who wish to postpone their vacation and travel at a later date. Reservations must be rebooked within 30 days after a storm. Specific travel dates and other restrictions apply.

    Changing travel plans to the same brand at a different destination: Guests can choose a different destination that is not affected by the hurricane and transfer their reservation within the brand at the originally confirmed rate, subject to availability (except Grand Aruba). Other restrictions apply.

    Guests must contact the hotel for specific booking and travel dates, using the information on the confirmation received after booking.


    The charges below are included in your overall room price:
    • Resort fee
    The hotel resort fee includes:
    • Breakfast
    • Pool access
    • Beach access
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Fitness center access
    • Internet access
    • Newspaper
    • In-room safe
    • In-room coffee
    • In-room bottled water
    • Concierge/valet service
    • Self parking
    • Parking
    • Housekeeping/cleaning fees/gratuities
    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
    • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 20 per day (rates may vary)
    • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 20 per day (rates may vary)
    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    We should mention

    Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

    Honeymoon special

    Honeymooners reserving a room via this Web site will receive the following:

    • One complimentary bottle of champagne
    • One T-shirt
    • ID card for preferred treatment.
    • One complimentary night for the following anniversary

      At time of booking, guests must enter "Honeymoon" in the Special Requests box. When indicating "Traveler and room preferences" during booking, click on the link that says: "I have a special request".

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