Divi Aruba All Inclusive Hotel

, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Divi Aruba All Inclusive Hotel

, Oranjestad
J E Irausquin Blvd 45 - Oranjestad - Aruba Hotel Website | 525/5200
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Loved the Divi Aruba Resort All inclusive

from A TripAdvisor Member
Stayed here after Christmas and spent New Year's Eve here. The fireworks on New Year's Eve were spectacular. The best we have ever seen. The whole island was lit up. The stay at the Divi was great as usual. The surf was pretty high, but everything else was terrific.

A Honeymoon to remeber!

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I visited the Divi Aruba Beach Resort August 4-August 15 2003 for our Honeymoon. It was our firt time to Aruba and since the all-inclusives are hard to come by there, we didn't have many choice.
But, the Divi was great!

We were disappointed by our garden view room with (2)double beds when we checked in, it reminded me alot of a dorm room but we called the front desk and they quickly moved us to a ocean view room with king sized bed. The room was nice, but no drawers so we had to keep our clothes all in the closet on metal shelves. We had a balcony with a distant view of the ocean.

The grounds were nice, tons of iguanas that are not afraid to jump right up on your beach chair. Don't feed them food, they won't leave you alone!

The pools were nice, there are 2, a quite pool and the main pool. The Main pool was nice but not very big. They give you rafts and towels at the pool which was nice. Lots of kids in the pool though so if you want peace and quiet, head over to the quite pool.

The beach was nice but it got very hot in the sand. They have little huts that you can use on the beach, but you have to get there early to reserve one as well as any chairs around the pool.

The food was good. We liked the buffet and the a la carte restaurants.
We liked the fact that we could use the restaurants at the neighboring hote, the Tamarijn, which they had constant shuttles back and forth.
The Red Parrot restaurant at the Divi was great and the Italian Restaurant at The Tamarijn was also very good. Plenty of bars and good drinks, tip the bartenders and they will take very good care of you.

We also loved the snack bar where they made brick oven personal pizzas and grilled sandwhiches, it was open until 1:00 AM and we hit it every night before going back to our room for a late night snack.

Since we were there for 12 days, we decided to venture off the resort for a few meals. We would definitely recommedn El Gaucho, Carlos & Charlies and The Amazonian. We had great experiences at all of these restaurants, even though we stayed at an all-inclusive, it was worth it to pay extra for meals off of the resort.

We also loved the free bike rentals, we took them 3 or 4 times and rode into town for shopping and lunch.

We had a great time at the Divi Aruba Beach Resort and will always have fond memories of our honeymoon together there. We will definitely go back again and would recommend it to anyone!

loved the divi

from A TripAdvisor Member
my husband and i stayed at the divi we had an all inclusive pkg all your food and drinks were free all day and night we ate buffet in the morning and they have everything from pancakes to bacon and sausage frenchtoast to every kind of fruit for lunch we got a brick oven pizza from one of the bars and for dinner you can choose from 6 restraunts the red parrott had good rib eye steaks we also had full use of the tam hotel same bennefits all non motorized sports were free they had board sailing with a lesson first its not to easy so my husband and i went parasailng we had to pay 40.00 a person it was worth the experience the natural bridge is a must see and alto vista its a little one room church and the california light house we hiked through the arikoc national park it was really educational the water is blue we spent alot of time on the beach the people are very friendly they love to see americans we hated to leave oh their is only one phone that you can use international calling cards and that is at the tam so be prepared to wait in line they have golf carts that will pick you up infront of the lobby and give you a ride to where you want to go have a great time we did and we are going back next year.

Loved the Divi Aruba Beach Resort

from A TripAdvisor Member
My husband and I went to the Divi Aruba Beach Resort and absolutely LOVED it! Yes, the accomodations were less than 4-star, but they were very clean, and comfortable and with fantastic views!! The food was out of this world, at both the Divi, and at their sister resort, the Tamarajan. We were disappointed that we didn't make reservations at the restaurants until later in our stay - they were just fantastic! But the buffets they served were so incredible that we didn't feel it necessary to do the restaurants... The staff was so accomodating - very friendly bunch - our glasses were never empty the entire time we were there - pretty impressive for an all-inclusive resort! As for Aruba... we definately plan to go back...now that we know what NOT to do! So much of the island is just like a big desert. We rented a jeep to see the island and it only took us about 4 hours - and that was doing @ 20 miles an hour the entire time since that side of hte island isn't paved! Not to say that there weren't some cool things to see - but as the saying goes 'been there, done that, don't need to do it again'. The beach was beautiful, the water crystal clear and so much to do - scuba, snorkeling, boat trips, shopping. Loved it and are already saving for our return trip!

the overated divi and aruba

from A TripAdvisor Member
This was our 3rd carribean trip and thought to have higher expectations. The resort was clean and had 2 nice pools. however, like another said it quite perfectly, the staff seemed "burnt out" -it was a rarity to see a smiling face there. The 3 restaurants food was HORRIBLE, stick to the buffet. we made "reservations" for these stupid places the first 2 nights and they were empty. I went to the third restaurant with no reservation and they gave me an bad attitude even though the place was empty...stick to the buffet. I got sick on swordfish there (how can you screw that up?).everything on this crappy island was "reservations" an 80 seater tour bus to go snorkeling, at an exact time ect.... this is supposed to be holiday. the beach was pretty rocky with coral chunks, and the enteratinment was nothing and ended early. the only thing I could see enjoyable would be if you were there only for the sun, ocean, and sand otherwise the resort was lousy.

If you like cheesy entertainment...

from A TripAdvisor Member
I stayed at the Divi back in June of 2002 with some friends. I don't know if it was because it was "off season" or what, but we were pretty bored. The game room... cheesy, the bikes... rusty!! And the nightly entertainment, whoa! CHEESY! The only decent thing was the banana boat, and the guy kept trying to get us to fall off the d*** thing! I must say though, the beach is absolutely gorgeous. The pool is great, food is decent, and it's a constant 82 degrees with a warm breeze. If you want to relax and spend some time getting to know a loved one, then go... if not, fogetabbatit!

Not fancy, but fun

from A TripAdvisor Member
We vacationed there January of 2003 with four other couples. We've
stayed at fancier places, so our first impression was a little less
than enthusiastic. They took us to our gardenview room, and I
immediately wanted to change. Moldy smell, no view, and I wouldn't step
foot in the so-called whirlpool tub. So we changed and got in one of
the beachfront casitas. I would highly recommend that. Simple room, but
just a few feet from the ocean. The exercise room? Forget it! We called
it a fitness museum. Equipment that was easily thirty years old!
But, strangely, we would go back to the Divi, and here's why. It is the best beach in Aruba, and we swam everyday. The bartenders, especially Dino, were friendly and awesome. The drinks were plentiful. The food was good. The resort shares with the Tamarind, so you can eat there too. You're close to the busline, so you can go downtown and shop easily. It's walking distance from the casinos. There are definitely fancier places to stay in Aruba. But if you're there to relax, have fun, and be comfortable, with a lot of friendly people, the Divi is definitely for you.

Divi Time

from A TripAdvisor Member
We stayed at the Divi from 10/12 thru 10/19...we booked the trip w/slight apprehension on my part. Although, luxury & amenities are important to me on vacation...equally important when staying on an island is close proximity to the beach & water. Hi-rise hotels in my opinion make the trek to the beach a drag. I love the intimacy of a low rise on the beach....Well, at the Divi we got just that. Although, upon checking in we were quite disappointed with our "Garden View" accomodation. At the time of booking, oceanview was not avail, and we being "optimist" hoped we would be able to upgrade this when we arrived. This was not the case, one bldg was closed for reno and it appeared nothing else was avail....unfortunately Garden View turned out to be a view of some patchy grass and the side of another bldg. To make a long story short...w/a bit of hassle (including contacting our "GWV" Rep) we ended up being accomodated in a wonderful oceanfront room (#403). The room was bright, airy, very clean and just steps from the beach. We loved it. The food was quite good, although being an all-inclusive-we were ready for dinner "out" by Weds eve. Drinks were excellent, pool bingo; great fun( the pool was very nice also & clean)...and I would recommend the Divi to a friend-just make sure you get an oceanview or oceanfront room!....and say hi to Carlos, he is wonderful in catering to the guest!

Way Above our Expectations

from A TripAdvisor Member
The divi is a great resort. It really exceeded our expectations by miles! Be sure to get a room in the Vista 2 building and I promise you will not be disappointed. We did not like our first room but they moved us immediately. You won't believe what you get for your money at this place. Quality food and drinks and activities are abundant. It's an incredible value at a beautiful property. The water is drinkable from the faucet and all the food was good.

Unless you are a jetsetter, stay on Eagle beach and avoid Palm Beach where the high rises are. Palm Beach is very busy and too much activity there with boats and jetskis zooming by and rental shacks everywhere.
Eagle beach (where the Divi is) is much more laid back and relaxing.
Take a snorkel tour over the wreck and see the reef too. It's so beauiful and the wreck is right in front of you. Take the jeep tour too..the island is so different at every turn. Just see the concierge at the Divi and she will hook you up. They are very organized and efficient there. Not expensive either!

It's nice to be on an island where you don't see beggers or cheesy vendors at every turn. You don't see starving dogs and cats roaming the streets. It's a very comfortable and relaxing place to be. You will not regret staying at the Divi. In fact, you'll definitely plan on returning for years to come. Splurge for the aromatherapy message...it will make your trip complete. And really, it won't kill you to tip the wait staff a buck or two now and again. They work hard for your comfort! Have a great time! We'll be back for sure.

Great Resort for a Great Price

from A TripAdvisor Member
We just returned from our honeymoon in Aruba and have to say we had a blast. The Divi was great, it is older, but the room was clean and we had a great view. The food was good as well, we had lunch there every day and dinner there a few nights. Check out Papparazzi at the Tamjarin which is located next door at the Divi's sister resort. That is one thing that made the resort awesome is that you had access to two resorts. Pizza's and grilled sandwiches were great for lunch. The Staff at Divi is awesome, the concierges were great, that place runs and operates so smoothly - you do not have to worry about anything! The Divi is full of newlyweds and couples celebrating anniversaries, etc. - I wouldn't recommend it for single people, unless you are in a big group. Beware of Casino late night when the bars on property close, it is so easy to go there to get "free" drinks while you drop $80 gambling, should have just taken the $8 cab and went downtown. Great Restaurants off property - El Gaucho and Driftwood. El Gaucho offered the biggest and best steak I have ever had. Driftwood - great seafood.
Wish we had done the Kookoo Kanuka party bus. Snuba was pretty cool - "the island" where you snuba was pretty boring. You have to stay at least 7 nights....Next time I think we will shoot for 9. It was awesome! We are ready to go back to the Divi!

Top Local Tips for Oranjestad

Rent a Jeep & tour the island yourself! We rented a Jeep and we had an Aruba tour book & we just went around the island ourselves & read up on which ruins we were at, what church we were seeing etc. It was so much fun!

Flea market close to DIvi DIvi There is a flea market that runs Saturday and Sunday about 100 yards on the road past the Tajmarin. I happened to read it in the paper, no one said a word about this - it was a great market, got tons of cheap gifts, t-shirts, and some lovely linen clothing. Was surprised no one told us about it and it wasn't advertised.....it's literally at the end of the sister resort, went with a guy with bad hips and doesn't walk much, took the golf cart to end of property and walked right there no problem. If you do any shopping, this is where to go for cheapies without a whole day in town.. For the hubbies, American beer there too, 1.50 a bottle!!!!!

Check out everything... There is so much to see and do on such a small island. Enjoy the sights, sounds, food and friendly atmosphere as well as the great beaches.

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