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Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

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Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

Hey,

We have narrowed it down to either the Divi Divi Aruba Beach Resort or the Occidental.

Can you tell me the main differences between the two?

Which one has the better beach?

Thanks! :)

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1. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

Divi has the better beach

Lynn, Massachusetts
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2. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

Have stayed at both and liked both, but we now go to the Divi for the beach...

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3. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

Divi has one of the best beaches on the Island!

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4. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

does the Divi have a swim-up bar?

i am having the same issue as not sure which one to choose but must have a swim-up bar - I know that Occidental does as it say it does and seen the pictures - but not sure about Divi?

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5. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

No, the Divi does not have a swim up bar. The pool at the Divi is not fancy, but with that gorgeous beach, it doesn't matter :)

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6. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

if the swim up bar is the deal breaker then the Occidental is a no brainer and I liked it there the hot tub in the middle is nice....BUT the Divi beach just blows everything else away....

Edited: 27 March 2012, 12:47
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7. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

i think its something that we really do want - and is the beach really that different?

what makes it so special to the other beaches?

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8. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

Divi Beach - soft white sand, clear water, usually little - no surf...and most importantly - EMPTY. You can get your own little section of beach.

That being said - I have a feeling that if a swim up bar is important to you - then you might find the divi atmosphere not fancy enough. There are no beach or pool waiters - you have to go to the bar(s) and get your own drink, etc. While neat and clean, the divi is not overly fancy.

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9. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

The Divi also does not offer chair drink service. You have to go get your drink every time - no service if that's a big deal to you. Same for food. You have to go to the bar to order it.

Have a great time!

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10. Re: Divi Aruba VS Occidental??

Sorry, Sevencostanza - didn't read your post before I posted! Great minds! :)

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