Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort
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- All Inclusive Features
This review is for the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. (The Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort is a separate property.)I used a friend's timeshare unit that was recently renovated. Thus, I cannot fairly judge the rooms that have not been renovated, so will focus on the property.The plus side: there are onsite "shuttles" (glorified golf carts) that will take you to the beach, the casino, the bus stop (for those adventurous enough to wander into town using public transportation..I went three times,) and to your room...it's a fairly large resort. There are four on-site restaurants, a bar, and a store that sells everything from laundry detergent to wine to rum to potato chips to other essentials...not cheap but really convenient. There is a tennis court, four pools and The Links, which is a 9-hole golf course. Across the street is another resort that has some additional shops if you want souvenirs but don't want to wander too far to buy them.The negative side: walls are VERY thin! I could clearly hear a woman tell her spouse to get up because the bus was due at 6:00! If you are a light sleeper, the thin walls will be annoying. The food in the restaurants range from mediocre to downright bland. There are two levels of "housekeeping" 1) without an additional daily charge, housekeeping will replace the towels; 2) For an extra daily charge, they will come and replace the towels and make the bed! Taxis are plentiful, the bellmen (no women serve in these positions) are helpful, but seem to focus on arriving/departing guests that look wealthy. They seemed to ignore families with children and single people. I watched two bellmen attend to one guest while ignoring me completely. I arrived at 11:30 a.m. knowing that I would likely have to wait until my room was ready, sometime around 4. I was offered a pager that was supposed to flash when my room was ready. Unfortunately, I made three trips to the front desk before I got my room key, at 4:35 p.m.-- and the pager NEVER flashed. The front desk crew was not busy so I am puzzled as to why nobody kept me informed about the room, and nobody apologized or explained about the wait. Finally, you WILL be "invited" to attend a "presentation" AKA time-share selling. I went, got my free t-shirt and other goodies, but I was not sucked into the high pressure selling--and the sales people are so good they could sell ice to Antartica penguins!
We have been coming to Divi village for 22 years, every year. Started with one week and up to 4. It is a timeshare and points. The weather is perfect this time of year. Jan/Feb. prime time. Has everything you need and you can go anywhere on Island. Safe. 4 pools, tennis courts 5 places to eat. Heaven on earth .
We stayed here with our girls of 8 and 12.We stayed in an All-Inclusive and I highy recommend that! We could use all the facilitiers and restaurants of Divi, Divi Village and Tamarijn.I highly recommend to eat in the Mulligans!! It was so good, the food was fresh, delicious and very friendly staff.Avoid Tamarijn for breakfast. We went one time to Tamarijn to have our Breakfast over there and i had molded pancake (see pictures).Beside that our stay was amazing. Is staff is very friedly. The drinks were fabulouse as well.We had a very nice room with two bathrooms, kitchen, a private terrace with a jacuzzi !
My wife are I are just back from our honeymoon in Aruba staying at the Divi village. The main criteria I used when picking a resort was the availability of water sport items, specifically the catamarans. We both love to sail and picked DIVI primarily due to the availability of catamarans. During our 7 day stay from Jan 6th thru the 13th of the 2 catamarans only 1 was in working condition for 1 day. I feel that is inexcusable. With 2 boats, at least one should be in working condition at all times. I brought this issue up at the front desk on the 8th or 9th. The next day I saw someone who looked to be in charge talking to the individuals working in water sports area. It appeared a lot of attention was paid to one of the broken boats. Later that day I talked to an individual who works in water sports he assured me the boat would be repaired and working the next day. Not only did that not happen but the general attitude seems to be “we don’t care”. At one point this same individual took the rescue boat out for a pleasure spin, when he return he laid in the boat for an afternoon nap for about an hour. Neither catamaran was ever fixed and our plans of sailing never had a chance. To say we were disappointed was an understatement. If we ever come back to Aruba you can rest assured we will not be staying at Divi. Other than that huge disappointment the facility was very nice.John
As always we had a great time. Have been going for over 15 years and never disappoint. We had a great relaxing time and ready for the New Year!! The accommodations are very good as we all slept comfortably.
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
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily
- Beverages including domestic brands
- Mini bar in room
- Bicycle tours
- Dancing lessons
- Theme nights
- Transfers to and from Divi Aruba all inclusive, Tamarijn Aruba all inclusive
- Transfers to and from The Alambra Casino
- Free golf including green fees and cart after 3:00pm.
- 200 Rooms
- 3 Restaurants
- Beachside bar
- 2 Swimming pools
- Tennis courts
- Deluxe 9 hole golf course and golf training facility
- Water sports equipment rental including snorkeling gear, rafts, sunfish, and waverunners
- Beachside fitness center
- Rock climbing wall located on the beach
- Internet access
- Car rental
- Complimentary transportation to the Alhambra Casino and shopping bazaar
- Spacious ocean or garden view rooms with private patios or balconies
- King-sized beds with queen sleeper sofas in the living area
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Clock radios
- In-room safe
Two bedroom penthouse suites allow up to six guests to experience spacious comfort with gorgeous garden or partial ocean views. Each suite features a king-sized bed in each bedroom, with a queen sleeper sofa in the separate living area.
Golf Villas at Divi Village also available. These deluxe accommodations are tucked behind the Divi Village and surrounded by a tropically landscaped 9 hole golf course. Studio and one bedroom suites are found either in a small, intimate hotel setting, or in freestanding villas each housing four suites. Many of the villas feature romantic winding staircases and rooftop whirlpool tubs.
For the Kids - Kids club for ages 5-12 available Monday through Friday.
Resort Location Map
Divi Village Golf & Beach ResortAruba,Aruba
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Juancho E. Irausquin Blvd 93, Oranjestad Aruba
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.
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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.
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