This 12 acre luxury resort sits on world-famous Palm Beach, one of Aruba's finest white sand beaches. Offering an elegant yet casual vacation experience with two restaurants, six bars, wellness and wellbeing activities, a casino, spa, shops and Camp Hyatt for the kids.
My wife and I stayed here for our much Covid-delayed honeymoon in June, and we absolutely loved it. It's one of the best hotels we've ever stayed at, and while fairly pricey for the island, it's worth it. The location is perfect as it's right in the middle of the tourist restaurant/bar area, so you're equal walking distance to any restaurant you would want to go, and I highly recommend not doing one of the all-inclusive hotels as there are so many restaurants along that tourist area which are all really good and within very easy walking distance. I'm also really glad we went with the Palm Beach area instead of Eagle Beach as there are far more interesting places to eat and drink along Palm Beach.
We stayed in the "King Bed with Oceanfront View Deluxe with Full Balcony" on the 2nd floor which was fantastic. I was actually worried about the 2nd floor, but when looking out the windows of our room it's the most picturesque view of palm trees and ocean. It honestly felt like it was too good to be real and it's very quiet at night. The gorgeous beach is steps away (it was literally 30 seconds from our room to the beach), it was easy to get a chair on the beach, and the staff was really nice. The room itself was huge, very clean, very nice, had a large shower, and the balcony had two chairs and a table. It is important to know that most of the rooms have standing room only balconies, so if balcony space is important to you, only book the rooms that say "full balcony". Also there's the "King Bed Oceanfront View with Full Balcony" which from what I assume is close to the same thing as the "Deluxe" version, but the Deluxe version rooms stick out a bit more, which gives you a more 180 degree view. If the price difference is small, the "Deluxe" would be worth it, but I wouldn't pay a whole lot more for the "Deluxe". You can see the difference from the photos I've attached.
The hotel grounds were immaculate, extremely pretty, and any kids (or kids at heart like me) will love the fantastic water slide. The swim up bar was great and the adult-only infinity pool was really relaxing. Walking around the other resorts nearby, the Hyatt was definitely a high level above. We used a Prive booking (Google it) to get free breakfast which was really great every morning. They treated us well for our honeymoon, and we also really enjoyed Aruba. The island itself is a desert climate so the interior is not that pretty or "tropical", but the beaches and ocean are spectacular, there's a lot of jaw dropping gorgeous beaches, the weather is perfect, and the snorkeling was great. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
Getaway in Aruba
Jul 23, 2021
This was my third trip to Aruba and certainly the best. The Hyatt Regency was impeccable, with excellent service and comfortable, clean rooms. The pillows and mattress were like sleeping on a cloud. We paid a bit extra for an upper room with a pool/ocean view and it was worth it. The view was amazing and it was relatively quiet, even though there was a wedding taking place on the beach with music until late. Very much appreciated that there are four pools and that one of them is adults only and on the opposite side of the hotel from the family/kid pools. Perfect location, great service from everyone (concierge, front desk, cleaning, restaurants). Only downside is ridiculously expensive breakfast with bland fruit, watery oatmeal and greasy eggs. Otherwise, a perfect getaway. Would stay here again!