My husband and I returned from our 37th trip to Aruba on Jan.31,2013,36 of these trips we stayed at the Divi. Although food was never their strong point once they became an all-inclusive it truly deteriorated.
The breakfast buffet is particularly unappetizing. The bananas were either totally green or rotting,the melons unripe,the omelet overcooked and the baked goods vile tasting.
Except for Ginger,the other restaurants were quite bad. The food at Paparazzi was awful to look at and tasted worse.No Italian restaurant we have ever been to would ever serve food like that. The Red Parrot is not much better.
Fortunately, the pizza at the bar near the main pool is excellent as is the pasta at the Sandpiper bar. The sandwiches are also good. However, one cannot eat pizza and pasta every day.
If the Divi went back to being just a regular resort we could eat wwherever we wanted. But to pay for an all-inclusive and then have to eat somewhere else becomes exhorbitant. But we do so 2 or 3times during our stay
We keep coming back to the Divi because of the beautiful beach and the ability to walk out of our casita right on to the beach.
The staff is really friendly and we are always greeted with smiles and great warmth..
We do hope the management will do something to improve the dining experiencce.