This was me and my husband's first time in Aruba and we had an awesome time! We took a cab for $25 from the airport to resort. When we arrived at Divi Phoenix for our 7-night vacation, we were greeted by a beautiful lobby and complimentary drinks.
We had a one bedroom with two bathrooms and balcony that overlooked the beautiful resort pools and beachside.
I'll go into the pros and cons as these types of reviews seem to be helpful.
-Beautiful, clean resort on the beach - every time we walked out to the beach, we had no trouble finding a place to relax unlike what I read in the reviews. Saw a review about the seaweed but there were more areas without the seaweed and we had a great time in the water
-Well equipped kitchen in which we were able to cook throughout the week after going to the grocery, Super Market, which is nearby, for small amount of groceries, drinks and water.
-Location of resort is in high rise hotel area so options to explore other resort activities
-Quiet resort - This can be a pro if you want to relax and not into a party atmosphere
-Theme nights in the resort restaurants - Pure Beach and Pure Ocean, nice to have restaurants on site as a dining option
-There was a schedule of activities at the resort, including a nice party with complimentary drinks/beer and dancing. Other activities listed that I missed; dance lessons, aqua exercise and bingo. This is always nice for folks that just want to stay on site for the day.
-Wifi was $15/day - that's pretty expensive when other resorts had free wifi either at the resort or in their lobby
-Nice to have the option of the washer/dryer combo in the room but it took hours to wash and dry clothing, so, we only used it one cycle. We tried to dry our swim gear but found hanging them on the tub easier.
-Quiet resort - This was a con when we really wanted to stay up later
Overall, we had a great time at Divi Phoenix and in Aruba. We did walk a lot on the beach and there were shops and restaurants nearby on the strip behind the hotels. If you want to go out for dancing, we went to Moomba Beach Bar and The Mill, which was open until 5am. At the end of our trip we rented a car and drove to Baby Beach where we rented snorkel equipment for $30, including life jackets. This beach was really nice and the snorkeling was great. Just bring a piece of bread, all kinds of beautiful fish that will swim round you. So mad we used up our water camera!
We will definitely have to come back! Would recommend the resort to my RCI owners.
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- Also Known As:
- Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Hotel Palm/Eagle Beach
- Divi Phoenix Beach Hotel
- Hotel Divi Phoenix Beach
- Aruba Phoenix
- Aruba Divi Phoenix
- Divi Phoenix Aruba
- Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort Palm - Eagle Beach