Rooms - We had the Studio Suite which came with a nearly full kitchen (range but no oven). We went to the grocery store on the first day (0.5 mile walk, safe neighborhood) and stocked up on lunch and breakfast foods, snacks, and alcohol. The ability to cook in room was HUGE. Cooking supplies were well kept and would even by washed and put away by the cleaning staff if we were too lazy. We had a balcony that faced west, overlooking the beach and had an awesome view of the sunset each night (other results will vary, but all of the rooms in the 6000 block should have this view). Rooms also had NY television stations, couch, and kitchen table.
Grounds/Pools - There were 3(4?) pools but we only used 2 of them. One was directly under our room and most convenient, and there was also the large infinity pool bar. The infinity pool overlooked the golf course and was amazing. There was a fully stocked bar in the water and a restaurant being added (currently under construction December 2013). There was also a very secluded pool at the way back of the resort. The grounds were spacious, well kept and very clean. The entire resort has many iguanas and other small lizards and birds. We did not use the golf course, but it looked very nice.
Food - The food was so-so. Nothing to write home about. If you wanted generic bar food the quesdillas and chicken sandwiches were fine. My g/f ordered a Cobb salad with crab meat and everything was fake. There are some "named" restaurants on the resort that I am not talking about but will have their own reviews. This was just for the bars.
Beach - The beach is actually across the street from the resort, but is an extremely short walk. It can't be more than 50 meters. The beach was very large, the shaded huts are at the very back of the beach and there are plenty of lounge chairs. Compared to some of the beaches that we saw in the High Rise hotel section, this was 10 times the size.
Service - The service was hit or miss. It very much depended on who you got. Some people at the front desk and concierge were either very rude, or simply not knowledgeable about hotel policies or features. On the other hand we dealt with some great people who knew exactly what we were asking for and helped immensely.
Surrounding Area - The immediate surrounding area has 3 other hotels that you can take advantage of (Divi Dutch, Tamarijn, and Divi Divi) and a half mile away is the Alhambra Casino. The casino was decent, table games and many slots, a few shops and some restaurants. It also had classic American fare like Dunkin Donuts and Subways. Less than a half mile from the resort was the grocery store and was a very nice walk, albeit down a somewhat busy road. The grocery store was clean and friendly and stock with both local items and American items. In all the area catered extensively to American desires.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful all-suite resort offers guests over-sized studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens perfect for both couples and families. Amenities include 9-hole golf course and clubhouse, 3 freshwater swimming pools, tennis courts, water sports center, 3 restaurants, fitness center, and complimentary transportation to the Alhambra Casino. A wide, white sand beach is just steps across the street. An all inclusive program is available sharing amenities with the neighboring Divi Resorts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Divi Village Golf And Beach Hotel Oranjestad
- Divi Village Hotel And Beach
- Divi Village Resort And Beach
- Divi Village Aruba
- Divi Village Golf And Beach Resort Aruba