We were lucky enough to attend a family wedding held in this hotel. We got to know the rest of the wedding party which consisted of our American relatives and their friends, in the days leading up to the wedding and enjoyed a trip on the pirate ship as well as chilling on the best beach you could wish for - soft pale sand stretching around the bay and gently shelving into the sea with pelicans diving for food each morning and evening.
The hotel is in the low rise hotel area and we chose a beachside room which was huge with two Queen size beds and a patio area outside just yards from the beach. We looked out onto a small garden and the beach was at a angle to the side.
The wedding took place on the beach just before sunset and was beautiful. We then went to one of the high rise hotels which is also part of the Divi hotel group, for the celebration and enjoyed a wedding breakfast and dancing during the evening.
The Divi All Inclusive is a five minute walk from the adjoining Divi Tamarind and guests can dine in either hotel. In the Tamarind hotel theItalian restaurant food was superb and The Palm grill gives you the opportunity to cook your own steak or fish on a heated area in the centre of each table. The Red Parrot restaurant in the Divi All Inclusive serves Mediterranean food and we enjoyed both visits. All the specialist restaurants were well worth visiting with excellent service, ambiance and food although the main buffet restaurant served a really good selection of hot and cold meals.
There is a local bus that stops on the road outside the hotel and it is a 10 to 15 minute trip into Orangestad. The bus also goes to the north of the island and down to the south of the island, however, although the trip was pleasant, we returned to Orangestad where there are local shops and stalls as well as premier luxury shops. The streets were in disarray as new tram rails are being laid to get cruise passengers from the port to the town.
The hotel has a fantastic pool area with large cream canvas gazebos the size of a double bed and hammocks dotted around.
The holiday was fantastic and the wedding fabulous. There were minor problems with small maintenance issues such as a couple of broken tiles which should have been repaired without waiting for the renovation of some of the rooms which was taking place on a small scale.
All in all, we absolutely loved it.