Divi Dutch Village Resort
- What's Included
Nestled in a garden setting next to the Tamarijn on Druif Beach, this all suite hotel is ideal for those who want the conveniences of a kitchenette. Guests can use the facilities at the all inclusive Tamarijn and Divi Aruba Resorts.
If choosing the All Inclusive option, all meals and snacks are included at a choice of 9 restaurants, 7 bars, non motorized water sports, nightly entertainment and shuttle service between resorts and the casino.
Note: Guests check-in and check-out across the street at the Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort.
Location: On Druif Beach on the west side of the island, 4.5km to Palm Beach and 7.5km to Queen Beatrix International Airport.
For spring break 2017 myself and a few friends decided to go to Aruba. We looked at a plethora of lower end 3 star beach resorts and decided on Divi Dutch Village. Upon arrival we were greeted by amazing staff, but Aimée in particular stood out to us the entire trip. She was great at recommending places to go whether it be clubs, restaurants or beaches she was awesome at helping us out with every need we had. Once we checked into our room we were pleased to find out that we would be staying in one of the resorts newly renovated suites. The room was huge with a very nice sized dining room, large living space with very modern furnishings and lovely kitchen which had anything you could possibly need. The bathroom and bedroom were also very nicely done. Throughout the room and hotel grounds everything was very clean. The Resorts new pool was very nice and luxurious. The golf cart shuttle was also very handy when it came to going between the different resorts, restaurants and casinos. During the week the hotel was very dead and seemed to attract an older crowd, would not really recommend for younger people. Would recommend younger people to stay in the high rise/ Palm Beach section of Aruba and this area for older people wanting a more low key vacation. Next time on the island would love to try the Phoenix resort in Palm Beach, but would recommend this property to the right crowd. Great time and a great island.
Gorgeous big aparments. We got surprised when we saw that we good a two room apartment with a big balcony instead of one room that we had payed for. They all are renovated and I think that we are the first couple to live in it after its been renovated and that's pretty neat!The apartment has a feeling of a home and not just a random hotelroom. It's quiet and relaxing and makes you feel comfortable.We don't have all inclusive and its very hard to find somewhere to eat. So if you're not planning on hiering a car or take the bus everytime you want to eat out then get all inclusive.
We stayed in Phase 1 which has just been completely up dated.All new appliances, furniture, dishes, silverware, the whole bit. Also all new pool ( large ) , beach chairs, cabanas, wade pool. The staff were just great from the bell staff to wait staff to check in staff all were great. This is a time share but open for rental. (Divi Dutch Village )
We booked the Divi Dutch Village after cancelling our usual trip to Mexico. It was our first time in Aruba and it did not disappoint! We booked the one bedroom suite and it was beautiful and spacious. It was renovated very well and we were the first ones to stay in our room since the update - kind of a random bonus. It even included pots, silverware, glasses and many other thing you could use to cook in the room if you wanted to.One thing to note is that this is much more adult oriented. The majority of the guests are older and many are time share holders. I don't recommend it for families. I think kids would be happier at the Tamarijn or Divi All Inclusive.The beaches are beautiful! You share them with the other Divi all inclusive resorts, which is no big deal. They have plenty of chairs and palapas to accommodate guests. The water is gorgeous and you can swim out a long way before it starts to get deep - you can see your toes through the crystal clear water. There are a couple of beach bars for you to quench your thirst while sunning on a hot day. The pools are freshly redone as well. They did a great job! We prefer the beach, so we didn't spend a lot of time there, but enjoyed the day we did.Overall, the food available with the all inclusive package is very good. There are 5 reservation restaurants that are great. We didn't have an issue getting into them, which we've had problems with during vacations in other countries. There are two buffets that actually have a great selection. My only comment would be that breakfast is a bit of a bore, it doesn't change like lunch and dinner. There are several bars and a couple of snack places, so ultimately, everyone should be covered. The food is all located at the Tamarijn and Divi All Inclusive, which can be quite a walk, but they have golf cart shuttles to get you there.The staff was great. I wish I could remember everyone's name, but a shout out to Sophia at the front desk and John and Kenny at the bars. They all made us feel welcome and provided excellent customer service. A side note - the bartenders DO NOT skimp on the drinks. Nothing watered down or disappointing. You will be happy with your drink. 😉One thing the resort has no control over, but was a surprise to us, was the oil drilling operations offshore. We were just surprised to see all the ships and such. You get used to them after a while and they stop being a distraction from the view.I don't want to go on forever, but I think I could. Come here if you want an actual relaxing, friendly and beautiful vacation.
4 of us have just returned from the Divi Dutch. We upgraded our rooms on booking our holiday back in 2016. Although we initially had issues on checking in ie, no booking for myself and partner and 1.5hr of wasting time sorting it out the rest of the holiday was amazing. Sophia based at the Divi Dutch Reception is worth her weight in gold - absolutely first class service.However... building work ongoing which we only found out about 3 days prior to leaving was not the news we wanted - although we refused to let this spoil our vacation it was tedious and very noisy with them working from 7am until late at night 7 days a week. Furthermore - they need to polish up some of their services and staff. They should use Sophia as a trainer esp with regards to some horrendous rude bar service.At the Divi All inclusive the service is amazing throughout the day and champagne for breakfast - lovely :-) however the Tamarijn you can only get this on a Sunday - they are not consistent with what they provide and do which sort of lets the all inclusive down - esp since we all pay a substantial amount of money for all inclusive. i agree with numerous comments that there is no water/tea/coffee etc in rooms and you have to go and purchase this! Again this needs to be rectified if you are an all inclusive guest. I think the issue here is there are many guests that have time shares and not part of the all inclusive so they fail to look after the paying guests and treat us all the same!Rooms could get a better service when cleaning - we noticed several times only the bed was made, nothing else dealt with, ie bins not emptied, shortage of towels!This is mere criticised feedback rather than a moan - they just need to polish up what they do and how they do it because apart from the lack of polished service this really is an amazing place to go to and the views are spectacular - so much so we will be going again next year.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
Resort Location Map
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- Extra Info
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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