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“Another Great Time at Divi Golf” 4 of 5 stars
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Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Juancho E. Irausquin Blvd 93, Oranjestad, Aruba   |  
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Ranked #4 of 10 hotels in Oranjestad
Staten Island, New York
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Another Great Time at Divi Golf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Just returned from another 2 weeks at Divi Golf and Beach. This was our 4th year at our time share and its great to return and see friends you havent seen in a year and that includes much of the staff. Checkin was a breeze and our studio in the links great as usual with everything working fine. We spend alot of the time at the infinity pool and Marilyn and great behind the bar as well as the other bar tenders. Virginia does a great job as activities director at the pool as well. Tuesday afternoons feature hamburgers on the bbq (not free but good) and Giovanni Trim entertaining (also on Thursday Nites at Mulligans. We enjoy Mulligans for dinner and occasionaly breakfast. The beach is beautiful and if you do not have a car there is plenty of shuttle service and it is about a 5 minute walk and well worth it. I was glad to see they put in more palapas and getting lounges was no problem and it was peak season. Windows on Aruba is the premier restaurant at the facility and has a great Sunday brunch.There are 2 other pools as well, Staff is great. Only negatives is the Sea Breeze Restaurant buffet is around $17.50 per person and there is no more al a carte and I do not feel it is worth the price. Also I feel that $50.00 a week for in room wi fi (per device) is high and frankly should be free as I do need to keep up with business when I am on vacation. Also you need get to the infinity pool area around 8 or 9am to reserve palapa (shade) at the infinity pool . Lounge chairs are not a problem to obtain Cant wait to our return next year.

Room Tip: If you want quiet,,,as for a room in the Links away from the pool area but all and all I have had li...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Our exchange was through SFX. We arrived early at Divi Village Beach and Golf Resort. We were able to pre- check in early. While we were waiting in line, we were provided with punch, both with and without alcohol. We did our shopping at Ling’s and came back to get our check in materials. One of the bell hops asked if we were pre-checked in, got our package, and drove us over to our condo. We had received an upgrade to one of the three buildings designated as “Condos.” We were in C24. Our 1 BR unit was gorgeous. We had a spacious bedroom with a king bed and bathroom with shower only. There was a second bathroom with shower next to the living room. Furniture there was quite comfortable. Large screen TVs were in the living room and bedroom. Daily trash pickup and towel exchange. Linens were changed mid week.
The kitchen was modern with black granite with gold specs in it. Stainless appliances. Ice water and cubes or crushed ice were available through the refrigerator door. Refrigerator was more than spacious enough for us. A utility room was off the kitchen with a stacked washer and dryer. We did not cook any dinners here, but the kitchen appeared to be well stocked.
Our deck had a small table with 2 chairs and a lounge. We overlooked the waterway that surrounds the 9 hole golf course. We saw a nice variety of birds in and around the water and there were a number of iguanas and lizards on the grounds.
We used 2 pools on the property. One had a great slide that really whooshed you into the pool. The infinity pool with swim up bar was lovely. Beach towels could be exchanged at will. The grounds were impeccably kept.
The beach was a 5 minute walk from our unit, which was at the back of the resort. I think it’s the nicest beach in Aruba. Very wide beach, clean white sand, and a shallow drop off to the water. The palapas were at the back of the beach but there were more than enough for the people on the beach. The beach was never crowded, unlike the high rise beaches.
There is a fitness center and climbing wall on the property. Treadmills overlooked the beach. There are several Divi resorts clustered together and it was easy to walk from one to another. There are a number of restuarants on Divi properties, but the only one we ate at was Mulligans at our resort. It was reasonably priced and we enjoyed our meal there. Frequent shuttles were available to take you around the property and to the Alhambra casino.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: The "condos" and golf units are smaller and more isolated so they are probably more quiet...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

This is the 8th year we have stayed at Divi Golf and beach resort. We are going to sell our timeshare and look for a different place. Management has not improved the quality and has not been receptive to our suggestions. When we first bought the place it was awesome--everything was new. It has not been well maintained. After killing the third cockroach in the unit this year it was time to look elsewhere. The shower door did not work and we had to lift it up to open it. There was lots of mold in the walk in shower and on the walls. We had ants in the unit. There was a large scratch in the bathroom mirror. The TV remotes did not work. Divi has not put any money into the upkeep of these rooms. The hot tub on the roof was full of suds and not clean. The floor on the roof around the hot tub was rotting and not maintained. The pool is nice and the beach is good. I sure hope we can sell our timeshare there and will be looking elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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DiviResorts, General Manager at Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
We apologize for the inconvenience and frustration that you experienced while staying with us at Divi Village. Despite not being pleased with our resort, we do hope that the remainder of your stay on island was pleasant enough and that you were able to return home with favorable memories of your stay on Aruba.

We're sorry that you feel that Divi Village has not been maintained, however, I would like to point out that Divi Village has been fully renovated as of December 2012.

If you decide to visit Aruba again, please contact me personally so that I can be sure your next visit is more than memorable.

Marc Nooren
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New York
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Recently my wife and I met my cousin and her husband for a five day stay at the Divi Golf. We had an amazing time and were very happy to see that since our last visit they added additional palapa huts on the beach and even got brandnew beach lounge chairs. The property is huge with plenty to do and is extremely well maintained.
We had an apartment style room which allows you to prepare any and all meals in your own space and save money where you choose. I would recommend shopping for groceries at Ling & Sons by far the nicest out of all options.
Was able to introduce some folks to the wonderful game of golf and the course itself, although somewhat challenging, plays at a great pace and is very well kept from fairways to greens.
Although we spent most of our time by the beach the multiple pools are awesome as well with a water slide for kids and adults!
Love this place and hopefully can go again soon.

Room Tip: If you enjoy golf like me ask for a room with a view of the course
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Convenient location on Eagle Beach. Excellent accommodations overlooking the golf course. Friendly staff. Well equipped unit suitable for preparing a great meal if you want to skip a night at the restaurant.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the golf course are best in my opinion
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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North Haledon, New Jersey, United States
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

After all the hype was over on the evening of December 25th, we packed our bags and slipped out the door at 3:30 am to hop a flight to Aruba. We welcomed the 90 degree days, the hotel however has changed. We had the worst drinks possible at the pool bar, don't waste your money drinking there, bring your own and mix them in your room!! We went to the Tamarjin across the street thinking the drinks might be better - it was the same, lousy drinks and no Jack Daniels, no Seagrams 7. Went to Mulligans thinking it must be better there, no, same lousy drinks! And it was $8.00 per drink, way too much for soda!! Oh well, drinking was not the sole purpose of this trip - on to the hotel. Beautiful, everything about our room was perfect, clean, friendly staff, awesome!!! We went to the light house on New Years Eve to watch the fireworks that the whole island sets off at 12:00 - can't describe how incredible it was, however, I don't recommend doing this, people parked everywhere, everyone was blocked in, after the two plus hours of watching fireworks, we couldn't move our car for another 40 minutes. Lots of traffic, apparently a very hot spot to be on New Years Eve. Do go to the Divi, but go to Paddocks (downtown) if you want a good drink. Very friendly staff, awesome drinks and beautiful view of the water!!

Room Tip: don't shower in the late afternoon, no hot water left!!!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Marcel N, Manager at Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 12, 2013
Dear Diane,

I am glad you enjoyed Aruba, the Beach, and of course the awesome Fireworks on New Years Eve.
But we definitely do stock Jack Daniel's and Seagram's 7 at all the bars at Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort! Including the Infininity pool bar.
The Mulligan's restaurant and Windows on Aruba also have these premium spirits available.
The serving size is 10 oz. and all liquor bottles have a auto-pour top serving 1 1/4 oz. of alcohol.
The price for the premium drinks is US $ 7.00, and sodas are US $ 2.00
Our house-brands are only US$ 5.50, and during our many Two-For-One Happy Hours you pay only that amount for 2 drinks, resulting in a cost of only US$ 2.75 per drink !

I do hope to welcome you in any of our bars on your next trip to Aruba.

Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.

Best regards,

Marcel Nahr
Food & Beverage Manager
Divi & Dutch Village
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chicago il
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Divi has the best beach but not the best service. When we checked in they couldn't find a reservation. They were welcoming. The staff doesn't speak a lot of English. It's expensive for what you get. Our sheets were ripped. I can post a picture of that. then we didn't have hot water for 2 days. That was really hard with a 10 year old daughter loved riding the surf.they did give us a cheap bottle of wine and a consideration for our inconvenience. I would never give this hotel 4 stars.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Divi Village Golf And Beach Hotel Oranjestad
Divi Village Golf And Beach Hotel
Divi Village Hotel And Beach
Divi Village Resort And Beach
Divi Village Aruba
Divi Village Golf And Beach Resort Aruba/Oranjestad
Address: Juancho E. Irausquin Blvd 93, Oranjestad, Aruba
Location: Caribbean > Aruba > Oranjestad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Oranjestad
#4 Romantic Hotel in Oranjestad
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Oranjestad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort 3*
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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