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Divi Aruba All Inclusive Questions & Answers

Houston, Texas

Hi, I read on the resort's FAQ section that you cook food in peanut oil. My 3 year old daughter has nuts allergies as well as some eggs (can't have scrambled eggs but baked goods and bread are ok).

Are all foods really cooked in peanut oil? Are there food items on the menu which she could safely consume? Thank you for your time.

over a year ago Answer

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Thanks for the excellent question! We do not use peanut oil as a standard practice. Guests with concerns and dietary issues are encouraged to meet with our Food & Beverage manager to discuss any specific requests and needs upon check-in. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

over a year ago
Orlando, Florida
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I cannot answer the question, and food allergies are not my husband or my concern, so I would not have even asked.

I do have to tell you the food was good, we especially loved the breakfast, lots of choices. And if you want something cooked to order they have chefs to prepare it for you. You do not have to eat at the buffet, book early one of the restaurants on property and eat there for dinner. The italian restaurant was very good, at the moment cannot remember the name but it is part if the Divi resort.

I once again must say I had a great, relaxing time, good food, and the staff and all of the locals in Aruba are wonderful !!!! We are going back next year, I can't wait. Maria A. Orlando Fl.

over a year ago
Falls Church, Virginia
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I cannot answer the question about peanut oil, but I did find the staff very cooperative and an certain they would help someone with nut allergies. I am only commenting because Darren C gave the food such a ridiculously bad review. Did I think the food was fabulous gourmet quality? - no I did not. Was I happy with the selections - especially for breakfast and lunch - YES they have a great variety of options for both those meals and the other restaurants are fine. If you are looking for a family friendly all inclusive this is a great option. If you want gourmet dining then stay I the swank hotels further up the island and spend your money on food.

over a year ago
Livingston, Tennessee
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My wife and I certainly enjoyed all of the food that we had as well as the restaurants. Neither of us have a problem with peanuts or peanut oil nor eggs so we are unqualified to comment on that. As far as the resort and its employees we enjoyed both and never had dealings with anyone or anything that was negative. As far as Aruba being "weird", from my experience, anywhere that one goes in South America or to any of the islands there will be poverty outside of the resort areas as well as very nice homes. Pretty much like in the U.S..

We enjoyed our experience very much, so much so that we are going back in Feb. 2015 for about a 2 week stay.

over a year ago
Roseville, Minnesota
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I know for sure that peanut oil is used in at least a couple of the restaurants (including the buffets) at the Divi. Besides, the food is so bad at the resort that you won't be eating there for most meals anyway. Seriously!!! You will be utterly disappointed by the food at this place. it is disgusting, over-cooked to the point that almost everything has the consistency of shoe leather and it all sort of tastes the same. My kids ended up eating nothing but fruit from the buffets and "pizza" from the bar. (which really isn't pizza - it is a tortilla with some tasteless cheese and some kind of weird meat that looks like pepperoni but tastes like gas-station hamburger.)

For breakfast, drive up to the restaurant right next to the lighthouse. It had the best breakfast food we had during our 8 days in Aruba and has the single best view on the entire island. It overlooks Arashi Beach, a golf course and the entire northern tip of the ocean

For lunch, check out the restaurants near the high rise hotels, or one of the many pizza/fast food/sub places. There are a thousand decent restaurants on the island, but only one at the Divi/Tamarijnd complex.

Whether you end up staying at the Divi or not (you shouldn't) For dinner, make sure you set aside one night to go to Windows on Aruba. It was the best meal that we had during our entire stay. The lobster bisque was incredible as was everything else my family had. It is expensive, but well worth it.

If we were to go back to Aruba, we would just rent a house on the north end of the Island. It is cheaper than staying at a resort and offers much more relaxation. Aruba is weird because in many areas it looks like Beirut, but in other places it is gorgeous. The entire north end of the island is beautiful. Basically, anything from the Divi and all points North is really nice... while all points south are really not worth your time, except for Mangel Halto, which is a great place to dive and snorkel.

Good luck on your trip, and pick up some bottled water before you go to the airport to return because the line for customs is a 4 hour pain in the butt.

over a year ago
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