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Riu Palace Aruba The Amazing Staff

All of our favorite staff!

Baby Crib Rental Aruba

If you need to rent a baby crib to use during your timeshare stay, please contact Jasmin.  They have 3 crib sizes available.  In addition to babysitting services, Jasmin offers car seats rentals. stroller rentals and high chair rentals.

Exotic Seaside Retreat Homearama 2012 Norfolk VA

Thanks to everyone who asked me to share pictures of the Seaside Homes Exotic Seaside Retreat in Norfolk VA.  Our local Builders Association sponsors a home show every fall which showcases homes in one neighborhood and is open to the public for 16 days.  This year it returned to the neighborhood we build in for the 3rd time so as the grand finale to our show home days, we took on building a Bayfront Home. In the 30 year history of Homearama there has never been a Bayfront Home in Homearama. Our home sits on 120′ of bayfront right on the Chesapeake Bay.  We won 16 of the 18 awards with 13 being Gold.

For those of you who want to see pictures and the video, I am attaching the link to our website, articles and pictures.  The video is on the awards page.  Thanks to all who have asked to see the house.


House 10, the $1.695 million Exotic Seaside Retreat built by Seaside Homes, has many breathtaking features, but its crafty outdoor room created by landscape architect Jane Cantin really caught my imagination. The hard-scaped space, which borders an East Beach common area, offers an intriguing combination of privacy and breath-taking views. Furnished as a dining area for Homearama, it’s like a secret garden bordered with high evergreen hedges where you can retreat for privacy, but you can paradoxically see everything that’s going on around you. – Lia Russell, correspondent

Baby Cribs, Car Seats, Strollers & High Chairs for Rent in Aruba


How many times have you found yourself struggling to the luggage carousel at the airport with a pack-n-play,baby crib,car seat, and stroller? There is nothing more stressful than lugging baby equipment along with everything else you have to take to simply to leave your home. TBC-ARUBA has a full-service baby equipment rental company, delivers the comforts of home straight to your hotel room.
Our primary goal is to overcome the challenges parents face by providing an unparalleled service for babies and young children while traveling. 

Tender Babysitters Care currently operates in several Hotels in Aruba.
As a fully insured company, every staff member is background checked and many are National Child Passenger Safety Technicians.Every product and service Tender Babysitters Care offers is meticulously researched and tested prior to its offering,therefore ensuring an exceptional and safe experience every time. 

Our team is comprised of professional, entrepreneurial parents who understand first-hand the needs of our clients, allowing us to provide the personal service your family deserves! 

Whether you rent crib or a double stroller for your trip to an amusement park or the beach, you can rest easy knowing that you are using the highest quality equipment available. We offer a wide variety of popular name brand items,specializing in renting baby pack ‘n play, cribs, car seats, strollers, high chairs, toys and much more. 

Don’t let the stress of travel slow you and your family down. Tender Babysitters Care is there for every step of your vacation. Request a quote today e-mail us at

Babysitting Services in Aruba

Tender Babysitters Care Aruba is a wonderful new babysitting service offered on the island.  Jasmin, who works in accounting at the Riu heads up this company.  For members with small children or grandchildren this will be a welcome service.

You may find Tender Babysitters Care Aruba online at:

You may also contact Jasmin directly at:

Check In Riu Palace Aruba Timeshare

Once you arrive at the Riu Palace Aruba, check in at the Royal Palm Club Desk.  Turn right as you enter the lobby, desk is located on the far right end.

  • Check In
  • Timeshare will have a check in package ready
  • Pay Government Taxes
  • One Bedroom Taxes: $87.52 for the week
  • Two Bedroom Taxes: $108.65 for the week

Riu Palace Aruba Meal Plans

All Inclusive meal plans are available to RPC members and guest. The All Inclusive option is as follows:

  • If you buy the All Inclusive for a minimum of 5 or 6 days, the price is $100.00 per adult per day (all inclusive always ends on Friday which is checkout). Children 0 – 3 are free, Children 4 – 12 $50.00 per day and 13 years and up $100.00 per day. The 5 Day Package is for Saturday Check In.  The 6 day Package is for Friday Check In.  All Inclusive includes one free day in the 5 or 6 day package.  Pay for 5 and get 6 or pay for 6 and get 7.
  • The All-inclusive includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the drinks at the 4 bars on the property. It also includes the Espresso Bar and Sports Bar which is open 24 hours.
  • With the whole week package you may eat in any of the 5 restaurants. Specialty restaurants are first come starting at 6:30. The main restaurant is the Don Nicolas which is the buffet. Every night they offer a different theme.
  • In addition to the buffet there are 4 themed restaurants, Sayuri (Japanese), Milano (Italian), Nautilus (Steakhouse) and Krystal (Gourmet).
  • Timeshare members may only dine in the Themed restaurants when they purchase a full week All Inclusive Package. Room Service is also included which is a fixed menu. Room Service is only available if you have the full week All Inclusive Package. Room Service is not a Riu specialty.  The restaurants are much more appealing.
  • To purchase All Inclusive, everyone registered to the timeshare unit must purchase the All Inclusive Plan. Timeshare members and guest may not purchase individually – it is all or no one.

The Riu also offers Day Passes which you can buy on a daily basis. The price is $130.00 per adult per day, $60.00 per child (4-12) per day (ending at 10:00 pm the same day of purchase). It includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks at the 4 bars on the property. With the Day Pass option, Dinner is only in Don Nicolas which is the buffet. The theme restaurants are not part of the Day Pass and are only available when you purchase the 6 or 7 day package.  If you purchase a Day Pass, everyone registered to the timeshare unit must purchase a day pass. Meal Plans are all or no one. The Day Pass is sold daily at the front desk and may not be purchased in advance.

The Riu also offers breakfast, lunch and dinner vouchers, if you prefer to purchase meals individually. Individual meal vouchers are sold daily at the front desk and may not be purchased in advance.

  • Breakfast (adult) $30.00 – (child 4-12) $15.00
  • Lunch (adult) $40.00 – (child 4-12) $20.00
  • Dinner (adult) $60.00 – (child 4-12) $35.00

If you are not on the All Inclusive Plan, you may charge drinks to the room, only at the Pool Bar from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM.  To have the option of charging drinks at the pool bar, there is a $50.00 deposit due upon check in.

Riu Palace Aruba Options

  • Activate telephone in the room : $20.00 phone deposit (by end of stay if this amount is not completely used, you will receive a refund. If phone call charges exceed the deposit, difference is due and payable at check out)
  • Purchase All Inclusive Meal Plan
  • Purchase daily housekeeping service
  • Extra Beds are available based on availability $35.00 per night/$245 per week
  • Baby Cribs are available based on availability $15.00 per night/$105 per week
  • Maximum Capacity for a one bedroom unit is 4 persons
  • Maximum capacity for a 2 bedroom unit is 6 persons

Riu Palace Aruba Timeshare Housekeeping Service

  • Regular maid service is Tuesday.  If you stay more than one week in the same unit, maid service is Friday also
  • Towels are changed every day and trash is removed
  • Daily maid service is available for an additional fee of $35 per day or $150 per week for one & two bedroom units
  • Toiletries are the responsibility of each guest

Beach Towels

  • Beach Towels are available at the Towel Cabana located in the pool area close to the timeshare building
  • Members & Guest receive one towel per towel card
  • Clean towels are available daily at the Towel Cabana
  • Towel cards must be returned at check out
  •  If a towel card is lost, there is a $20 fee per towel card

Riu Palace Aruba Beach Palapas & Pool Loungers

  • Beach officially opens at 7a.m.
  • Beach Palapas are available on a first come basis
  • Members & Guest must be at Palapa when beach attendants arrive to place chairs
  • Pool Loungers are available on a first come basis

Check Out

  • Check out time is 11am
  • Check out is at the Timeshare Desk or Front Desk
  • Members & Guest must return room keys, towel cards, wrist bands and pay any outstanding charges


  • Timeshare Members may request a trade for a different week within the Riu Palace Aruba
  • Trade request may only be made within the current year
  • Weeks 5-9 and 51 & 52 are not available for Trade
  • Trade request must be submitted on a Trade Form
  • Trade request are accepted one year in advance of the week you are requesting
  • Trade request must be received no later than 90 days prior to your fixed week
  • Trade request are confirmed 90 days prior to requested week
  • Payment is due within 10 days after Trade is approved
  • Trade Fee is $50 + $25 admin fee
  • Payment is payable by Credit Card only


  • Timeshare Members may request an acceleration directly thru the Riu Palace Aruba
  • Accelerations are only available at the Riu Palace Aruba and no other resorts
  • Acceleration request must be submitted on an acceleration form
  • Acceleration requests are accepted one year in advance of the week you are requesting but must be received no later than 90 days prior to the week requested
  • Acceleration request are confirmed 90 days prior to requested week
  • Payment is due within 10 days after Acceleration is approved
  • Acceleration fee includes the maintenance fees of $690.00 for a one bedroom unit and $915 for a two bedroom
  • There is an additional $50 Acceleration fee
  • There is also a $25 admin fee for processing a credit card
  • Fees may only be paid by Credit Card

Rent Riu Palace Aruba Timeshare

  • Timeshare Rentals at the Riu Palace Aruba are available only through members
  • Members establish rental prices and payment arrangements
  • Rentals start with a rental agreement
  • The Member Guest Form is the final authorization when payment is received

Sell Riu Palace Aruba Timeshare

  • Timeshare Sales at the Royal Palm Club/Riu Palace Aruba are available only through members
  • Potential Buyers should confirm membership directly with the Riu prior to purchase
  •  Member establishes Sale Price and payment arrangements
  • There is a $250.00 transfer fee payable to the Riu for the transfer of a contract.
    If a contract has more than one week and all weeks are selling to the same buyer the transfer fee is $250 USD plus the $25 admin fee.
    If a contract has 2 or more weeks and is selling to different buyers the transfer fee is $250 USD per week plus the $25 admin fee.
    If a contract has 2 or more weeks and only one week is sold the transfer fee is $250 USD plus the $25 admin fee.  If another week is sold at a later time the transfer fees are applicable to that sale also.
  • Club Rules & Regulations Form and Sale Agreement must be filled out properly and submitted to the Riu with a Credit Card Form for transfer fees.  Buyer/Buyers must provide copies of Passports to the Riu.  All Sale paperwork must be submitted as one package.

Interval World

Riu Palace Aruba is an Interval Internation resort. Interval International operates membership programs for vacationers and provides value-added services to its clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market for more than 34 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of more than 2,500 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 14 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programs. Interval is an operating segment of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.

Interval provides its members — vacation owners from around the world — with comprehensive exchange services and a variety of other exciting benefits that offer value and convenience at home and on the road.

Membership is limited to owners at Interval-affiliated resorts. And while the properties are not owned or managed by Interval International, they all must meet Interval’s criteria for quality.

  • Exchange your week
  • Deposit your week
  • Place an exchange request
  • Review the status of your requests
  • Great values without exchanging
  • Worldwide destinations
  • Available up to one year in advance
  • Deposit has to be placed no later than 15 days prior to the check in date
  • Please visit for more information