Occidental Grand Aruba
J.E. Irausquin Blvd 83
P.O. Box 218
Oranjestad, Aruba

Distance from hotel to Oranjestad (town), 10 minutes. Distance from hotel to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA), 15 miles (24 kms).  

Overlooking the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, the Occidental Grand Aruba is located on the exclusive Palm Beach, just minutes away from Queen Beatrix Airport. This resort is filled with luxurious European flavor, from the charming rooms to the beautiful beaches. Spend the days enjoying a variety of fun filled activities. Bask in the sun on the sandy - white beaches while the trade winds of the clear blue ocean cool you. Watch the sun set into the ocean as it illuminates the sky with its wondrous colors.  

This elegant oceanfront hotel has 380 recently renovated rooms and comprises of two nine story buildings with two whirlpools and one free form fantasy pool with cascades. All rooms feature private balconies with breathtaking Caribbean views of the hotel and its surroundings.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Activities Desk
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Banana Boat Rides ($)
  • Bars (3)
  • Beach
  • Beauty Parlor ($)
  • Boats (paddle)
  • Business Center ($)
  • Car Rental ($)
  • Children's Club
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fishing (deep sea)$
  • Gift Shops
  • Jacuzzis (2)
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Massage Services ($)
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Newsstand ($)
  • Parasailing
  • Physician (on call) ($)
  • Pool
  • Restaurants (3)
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Shops
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis Courts (2)
  • Tour Desk
  • Volleyball (beach)

Watersports De Palm Watersports (water activities located on-site). Activities available are water ski, jet ski, para sailing and more. Spa Services: ($) Spa and Fitness Center will open at later date to be announced. Temporary fitness center available at the property. In addition hotel has massage therapists available on the beach. Tennis Lessons: ($) Private tennis lessons are available on request. Golf (nearby): ($) nearby at Tierra del Sol, tee times booked directly with the golf course. Miscellaneous Amenities Ballroom Theater Aruba Cyber Station Business Services: ($) Fax and telephone services are available on request. Scuba Diving: ($) Other Scuba Diving Information: Also available: Scuba diving trips, certification and rental equipment. Conference Facilities Conference facilities available for a capacity of up to 750 people. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Markets (back to top)

Alternative Lifestyles (Gay/Lesbian), Family Friendly and Beach.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 4:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 12 years old.  

• Children's rate only applies if child (2-12) shares the room with 1 or more adult(s).  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2016 Deluxe - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Veranda Garden View - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Veranda Pool View - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Deluxe Oceanview - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Deluxe Pool/Oceanview - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Grand Concierge Deluxe Oceanview - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Grand Concierge Deluxe Pool/ - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, Oceanview or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Grand Romance Deluxe Oceanview - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Grand Romance Deluxe Pool/ - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, Oceanview or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Premium Jacuzzi Oceanfront - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Royal Club Luxury Oceanview - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Royal Club Luxury Pool/Oceanview - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Royal Club Suite Oceanview - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Royal Club Suite Pool/Oceanview - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Royal Club Master Suite Oceanfront - 3 adults or 3 adults and 1 child, or 2 adults and 2 children.  

2017 The 2017 maximum occupancies have not been received yet, please use the 2016 maximum occupancies as a guideline. This information is subject to change.  

Deluxe, this is a comfortable room with a shower/tub.  

• These accommodations do not offer a guaranteed view from the balcony. There are 4 wheel chair accessible Deluxe rooms (2 with double beds & 2 with a king size bed) they offer a walk-in shower and are available on request only.  

• Number of accommodations: 49 Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Veranda Garden View, Rooms are located at pool level in the south tower. This room features one king size or two double beds, cover terrace facing the garden, minibar, hairdryer, satellite television, alarm clock and radio, in-room safe and bathroom with shower and tub.  

• Number of accommodations: 11 Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. View: Garden.  

Veranda Pool View, Rooms are located at pool level in the south tower. This room features one king size or two double beds, private covered terrace facing the pool, minibar,hair- dryer, satellite television, alarm clock and radio, in-room safe and bathroom with shower and tub. Pool view.  

• Number of accommodations: 12 Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. View: Pool.  

Deluxe Oceanview, This room features a balcony, marble floors, minibar, hairdryer, satellite television, alarm clock and radio, in-room safe and bathroom with shower and tub. Lateral Ocean View.  

• Number of accommodations: 172 Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. View: Partial Ocean.  

Deluxe Pool Oceanview, This room features a balcony, minibar, hairdryer, satellite television, alarm clock and radio, phone with data port, in-room safe and bathroom with shower and tub. Pool and lateral Ocean View.  

Grand Concierge Deluxe Oceanview, This room includes Concierge Services, which will help you during your stay in planning a memorable vacation, booking restaurants, tours info, etc. Also includes, fruit basket, bottle of wine, turndown service, plush bathrobes and 10% discount on Spa treatments. Lateral ocean view overlooking the island. Bed type on request. Shower/Tub.  

These amenities are subject to change.  

• Number of accommodations: 24 Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. View: Partial Ocean.  

Grand Concierge Deluxe Pool Oceanview, This room includes Concierge Services, which will help you during your stay in planning a memorable vacation, booking restaurants, tours info, etc. Also includes, fruit basket, bottle of wine, turndown service, plush bathrobes and 10% discount on Spa treatments. Lateral ocean view overlooking the pool. Bed type on request. Shower/Tub.  

These amenities are subject to change.  

Grand Romance Deluxe Oceanview, All rooms include special package: Bottle of champagne, strawberry covered with chocolate, 30 minutes massage per couples, first morning breakfast in bed, romantic dinner, turn down service and 10% discount spa treatment and a surprise gift. Partial ocean view from balcony. Bed type on request. Shower/Tub.  

These amenities are subject to change.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Grand Romance Deluxe Pool Oceanview, All rooms include special package: Bottle of champagne, strawberry covered with chocolate, 30 minutes massage per couples, first morning breakfast in bed, romantic dinner, turn down service and 10% discount spa treatment and a surprise gift. Lateral ocean view overlooking the pool. Bed type on request. Shower/Tub.  

These amenities are subject to change.  

Premium Jacuzzi Oceanfront(*), rooms have a Jacuzzi in the bathroom with oceanview. This room features one king size bed, balcony, mini-bar, hairdryer, satellite television, alarm clock and radio, in-room safe and bathroom with shower and tub. Number of accommodations: 10 Bedding: 1 king bed. View: Oceanfront.  

Royal Club Luxury Ocean View, These rooms include the services of the all-inclusive plan along with elegant decor and installations including a King size bed, marble floors, balcony, CD and DVD players, mini-fridge, hair dryer, satellite television, radio alarm clock, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe box, bathrobe, slippers, and complete bathroom with shower and bath tub. Enjoy a private check-in on the 9th floor where the Royal Club private lounge, gourmet restaurant and concierge services are located. Lateral ocean view overlooking the the island.  

• Number of accommodations: 39 Bedding: 1 king bed. View: Partial Ocean.  

Royal Club Luxury Pool Oceanview, These rooms include the services of the all-inclusive plan along with elegant decor and installations including a King size bed, balcony, CD and DVD players, mini-fridge, hair dryer, satellite television, radio alarm clock, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe box, bathrobe, slippers, and complete bathroom with shower and bath tub. Enjoy a private check-in on the 9th floor where the Royal Club private lounge, gourmet restaurant and concierge services are located. Lateral ocean view overlooking the the pool.  

Royal Club Suite Oceanview, This suite includes the services of the all-inclusive plan along with a living room and con- joining bedroom with elegant decor and installations. Including a King size bed, balcony, CD and DVD players, mini-fridge, hair dryer, satellite television, radio alarm clock, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe box, bathrobe, slippers, and complete bathroom with shower and bath tub. Enjoy a private check-in on the 9th floor where the Royal Club private lounge, gourmet restaurant and concierge services are located. Partial ocean view overlooking the pool.  

• Number of accommodations: 11 Bedding: 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed. View: Partial Ocean.  

Royal Club Suite Pool Oceanview, These Suites include the services of the all-inclusive plan along with a living room and conjoining bedroom with elegant decor and installations.  

• Including a King size bed, balcony, CD and DVD players, mini fridge, hair dryer, satellite television, radio alarm clock, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe box, bathrobe, slippers, and complete bathroom with shower and bath tub. Enjoy a private check-in on the 9th floor where the Royal Club private lounge, gourmet restaurant and concierge services are located. Partial ocean view overlooking the pool.  

Royal Club Master Suite Oceanview(*), This Suite features a living room and a dining room, both with a spacious balcony.  

• There's no better way to enjoy the spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea than from the Jacuzzi located right on the balcony. In addition to the services of the All-Inclusive plan, you will also find elegant decor and luxurious facilities including master bedroom with a King size bed, wardrobe, and complete bathroom with shower and Jacuzzi. The Master Suite conjoins with a double room also with complete bathroom. Amenities: CD and DVD players, mini-fridge, hair dryer, satellite television, radio alarm clock, telephone, Wi-Fi, safe box, bathrobe, and slippers. You can enjoy room service, private check-in and check-out in the 9th floor Royal Club, and private lounge, restaurant, and concierge service.  

• Number of accommodations: 3 Bedding: 1 king bed, 2 double beds and 1 sofa bed. View: Ocean.  

Royal Club Level Rooms and Suites:  

• There are 53 Royal Club accommodations that comprise of 3 master suites, 11 junior suites and 39 luxury rooms.  

All Royal Club level accommodations include the resort's all inclusive features, boast elegantly appointed furniture and include all of the standard room amenities plus the following:  

Daily mini-bar refill, DVD/CD players, bathrobes, slippers, Concierge services, room service from 7:0am-10:30pm), turn down service, hydro massage bathtubs (available in the Suites only) and two meeting rooms  

Guests will also enjoy private check-in at the Royal Club level floor, private restaurant "Royal Club Lounge" on the 9th floor open 7:00am-10:30pm.  

Please Note:  

• Royal Club Level rooms do not accommodate a rollaway.  

(*) Denotes on request basis only, no allotment given.  

All accommodations include: floors (marble), data port, internet access (high speed, wireless): ($), iron, ironing board, rollaway bed (on request), safe (in accommodation), air conditioning, , alarm clock radio, telephone (digital with voice mail), balcony or terrace, television (cable, satellite), bath/shower (private), bathroom (full), ceiling fan, coffee maker, crib (on request) and hairdryer.  

Mini Refrigerator Mini refrigerator includes sodas, beer & water and is replenished every 2nd day  

Accommodations (for Physically Challenged Guests) Physically challenged accommodations are available upon request.  

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Bikini Beach Bar, Revive yourself with a cold drink or refreshing natural fruit juice at this beach bar.  

Lobby Bar, serves cocktails and refreshments.  

General Opening Hours: Open 11:00am until 11:00pm.  

• General Opening Days: Open daily.  

Splash Pool Bar, Swim up to the Splash Aqua Bar where the frozen drinks just keep flowing.  

Sound Lounge, An excellent way to end the day, enjoy the great live entertainment at this club.  

Desires Lounge, Lounge and Restaurant. Restaurant is fully operational.  

Desire(*), Caribbean Fusion Cuisine. Dinner only, a la carte.  

Cuisine: Caribbean Fusion.  

General Opening Hours: Open 6:30pm until 10:00pm.  

• General Opening Days: Open daily.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

El Olvido(*), Tex-Mex Specialty Restaurant. Dinner only, a la carte.  

Cuisine: Tex-Mex.  

General Opening Hours: Open 6:00pm until 10:00pm.  

• General Opening Days: Open daily.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

L'olio(*), Enjoy excellent Italian specialties and fine a la carte dining in L'olio's charming setting. Open for dinner only.  

Cuisine: Italian.  

General Opening Hours: Open 6:00pm until 10:00pm.  

• General Opening Days: Open daily.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

The Beach Club, This delightful spot is open for light a la carte luncheons. This is considered a snack restaurant and is open for lunch only.  

General Opening Hours: Open 12:00pm until 4:30pm.  

• General Opening Days: Open daily.  

The Palm Buffet Restaurant, The main restaurant features buffet dining and offers a wide variety of International cuisine. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner.  

Cuisine: International.  

Breakfast Hours: Open 7:00am until 11:00am.  

• Lunch Hours: Open 12:00pm until 3:00pm.  

• Dinner Hours: Open 6:00pm until 10:00pm.  

Zen(*), Oriental Specialty Restaurant. Dinner only a la carte.  

Cuisine: Oriental.  

General Opening Hours: Open 6:00pm until 10:00pm.  

• General Opening Days: Open daily.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Terrace, Late snack area.  

General Opening Hours: Open from 10:00pm-1:00am.  

Dress Code  

• During the day proper cover for swimwear & footwear required throughout the resort.  

• Evening dress code for Specialty Restaurants is casual elegant. Men are to wear long trousers at a la carte restaurants. Shirts with sleeves are required in all restaurants and proper footwear required.  

Please Note:  

• All food & beverage outlet schedules are subject to change.  

Specialty Package (All Incusive 16-17) (back to top)

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE 2016-2017  

Booking Dates: 01/03/2015 - 01/01/2018 Travel Dates: 01/03/2016 - 01/01/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Accommodation  

• Program of sports and leisure activities including 2 floodlit tennis courts, beach volleyball, water polo, aqua aerobics, diving demonstration lessons, snorkeling equipment available, among others.  

• Shows and nightly entertainment  

• Kids Club with a program of supervised activities (ages 4-12 years old)  

• Meals, snacks, unlimited drinks and snacks  

• Room service available to Royal Club guests  

• Welcome drink  

• Daily programs of activities at the pool and beach  

• Scuba demonstration classes in the pool (twice a week)  

• Use of the exercise area  

• Shows and nightly entertainment with live music in the lobby bar  

• Taxes and gratuities  

Please Note:  

• All Inclusive package offers 5 Restaurants, 4 bars and 1 disco with bar.  

• Guests also have use of natural-style swimming pool, with 2 Jacuzzis.  

Not Included (at an additional cost):  

• Business center and the rental of facilities for meetings and conventions  

• Massage and hairdresser services, with reservations  

• Motorized water sports  

• Excursions and tours around the island  

• Private tennis lessons  

• Car rental  

• Phone calls  

• Nanny service  

• Laundry service  

Optional Programs (available at an additional cost):  

• Diving and scuba diving (including certification and equipment rental)  

• Wedding and honeymoon programs.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

Spring Break Policy:  

• Individual student bookings are accepted at all properties  

• Minimum age required for check-in is 18  

• Maximum occupancy as per regular contract  

• A refundable deposit of $200.00 per person (cash or credit card) is required  

• Groups bookings must be made through the groups department and will require a chaperon as well as a refundable deposit  

Voice Mail:  

• Voice mail is available in all guest rooms.  

• The phone line will automatically open upon the guests' check in (if the guest has credit).  

• You can also see the caller's name on the digital phones' display for a personalized greeting.  

General Information:  

• All major credit cards are accepted at the resort.  

• Pets are not allowed on property.