Divi Village Resort Hotel, Oranjestad
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t need the front desk...from teammallon
On a positive note weather in Aruba is fantastic and most people lovely and nice.
Much Nicer And Safer Than Barbados, Mexico, Or Cubafrom A TripAdvisor Member
The resort and room were lovely, huge, nice and clean. We had a partial sea view nice balcony and furniture. Most staff and locals were very friendly and helpful. There are mosquitos so if you go out after dark use repellant. The nice manager even got some tablets delivered to our room for me as I had quite a few bites.
The huge powder white DRUIF BEACH is opposite the resort and we always got a hut even at lunch time. The sunloungers were piled up everywhere. The sea was nice on Druif beach, not too rough or deep but there wern't that many fish. BABY BEACH on the South East corner of the island was lovely, calm, shallow, soft sand, and had massive all different tropical fish in different colours. The fish love to eat bread and they swim all around you. We swam through the gap out at the rocks and saw some fish 3-4 feet long with bright blue on them. We hired a car twice for $37 a day to get to Baby beach as it's about 30km away and I don't think the bus runs that far. ARASHI BEACH on the North East corner of the island is also a lovely beach with calm, not too deep sea. It's got good snorkling with fairly big coloured fish. You can get all the way there on the bus.
We had a lovely 12oz lobster at Cuba's Cooking in Oranjested for $33 and at the Calypso restaurant on the beach at the Casa Del Mar hotel next door to Divi for $28 including a starter. There are three big supermarkets 10 minutes walk away from the resort. They're great, really cheap and stock everything. Superfood is the best. The Cafe Plaza restaurant at Renaissance Mall, Oranjested has lovely food, big portions and very reasonable prices. It has live music on Saturday nights. The Paddock restaurant in Oranjested near the cruise ship dock has an all you can eat rib special on Wednesdays starting at 5pm. You get a large portion of fries and a salad with as many ribs as you can eat for $10. We managed to eat about 7 racks each sitting at a table right on the waters edge and watching the cruise ship sail away and they were very nice. Pinchos restaurant five minutes walk past the renaissance hotel is on a pier over the sea. It's all lit up at night and looks beautiful and it's suppose to have lovely food. Unfortunately we didn't make this restaurant but will next time.
Would Stay There Againfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Would love to return AFTER all the controversy has settled down with the Holloway family. Sadly, we will refrain from our travels to Aruba until some effort is seen by Aruban officials.
We were there during their election and learned alot about the needs of the people. It will not be "one happy island" for long. Beautiful, beautiful island.
The Place To Stay!!!from DLL2
New resort with all the amenitities!from eylchu
A Great Vacationfrom Anaps
All the staff were very nice. If your into a happening hotel bar scene at night and tons of restaurants in the hotel this is not the place to stay. But it is a great place to relax- the beach is gorgeous and not over crowded at all. The Alhambra casino is down the street and downtown Aruba is just a short cab ride away. Overall the Divi was a nice place to stay. Aruba has the best weather, the people are really nice and the restaurants are amazing. It is the perfect place to vacation.
It is Greatfrom 534278
Another great trip to Divi Villagefrom A TripAdvisor Member
The facilities are wonderful and in tip top shape. The water was as warm as I have ever experienced it both in the pool and in the ocean. The golf course was great and Adam the golf pro is always there to help. I played six times this year and even took my grandson out on the course with me.
The girls did there usual shopping and planned all of the shows at the Tamarijn and Divi Divi for us. I made my usual deposit at Alhambra but enjoyed every minute of it.
This year we did the Catamaran Sunset Booze Cruise and it was a great time. The younger crew did the jeep tours but I learned to stay away from that. Divi is improving everywhere you look – the Villas are magnificent. The grounds are beautiful and Mr Griffith and his staff were wonderful. Again I know I sound like a commercial but we all loved it that much and can’t wait to get back in February. John
aruba is still great!!!from A TripAdvisor Member
it is a little crowded now, but for relaxation, plenty on sun ( 86 all year round) wonderful people and a least 90 % speak english, fantastic cuisine and a excellent place to stay especially if you like golf, excellent 9 hole course, the people at hotel were great and any problems were quickly solved by the GM Mr Gerrit Griffith.
this time we came with my daughters and my 1st grandson, we had a very good time. i think will keep on coming for the next 35 years
Wonderful Resortfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Top Local Tips for Oranjestad
snorkel Unless you're into big party boats and a lot of drinking, check out The Octopus ( at Holiday Inn pier)with Captain Jethro for a smaller sail (we had 9 people) and snorkel trip at the best price.
Getting Around Sure, it's not a big Island but there are plenty of places to explore that can't be gotten to without a car. Therefore, if you want to explore, or go to different beaches, see historical sites or go to remote beaches we'd recommend a rental car. Once the taxi fares are added up, a rental car is a better deal if the intent is to explore the Island thoroughly.
Food is not that expensive Many reviews talk about how expensive it is to eat in Aruba restaurants. There are many low cost options such as Subway and Dunkin Donuts.
Other names for Divi Village Resort Hotel
- divi village resort and beach
- divi village hotel and beach
- divi village aruba
- Address: Je Irausquin Blvd 93 - Oranjestad - Aruba
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