My husband and I just spent a week in this condo and loved every minute. The unit was perfect us two golfers. We enjoyed breakfast on the porch every morning watching the golfers come through on the 7th green. We played twice - once alone and once in a scramble they have twice a week.
The resort has 4 pools. The main pool is large with a nice kids area and a great swim up bar. We usually did not go to the pool until noon and never had a problem getting a seat. The beach is a short walk across the road. It has palapas and plenty of chairs. It was one of the nicest beaches we saw.
Divi resort provides free golf cart shuttles that will pickup at your building and take you around the resort and to neighboring resorts and a small mall & casino area to shop or go to restaurants. The resort itself has 3 restaurants and a pool snackbar.
Most of the resort is a Vacation Club property and folk in the lobby may invite you to a presentation. We went and got two free rounds of golf and it was not too high pressure. If you are not interested in the giveaways I suggest declining their overview - IMHO the Vacation Club is a bad investment.
Darius was wonderful about quickly answering our questions. Thanks for a great week! We'll be back.
Fabulous condo located in a beautiful well-maintained Golf resort!
We travel the Caribbean often,this was our 1st trip to Aruba, it was so enjoyable!
The condo has a lovely view of the golf course and waterfall from the balcony.
The kitchen has nice upgrades and everything you need if you want to do any cooking.All of the furnishings are very nice.
The resort is very convenient to the amazing beaches! Shuttles are available to take you to shopping/dining in the area.We did enjoying having a rental car to go to other beaches on the island as well and we could park in the provided space at the condo which was awesome.
The resort staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, one of our best vacations!
We found and booked Darius’s condo through trip advisor several weeks before traveling to Aruba. We chose this location through the other trip advisor reviews. Darius is very quick to respond and is very helpful for any questions. We had several questions before we arrived (our first trip to Aruba), and he was very quick to provide helpful answers.
Upon arriving, we found construction had been completed recently updating some of the hardware which left dust in the kitchen area. A quick call to the concierge and the entire apartment was cleaned within 30 minutes.
WiFi is spotty as other reviewers have mentioned, but Darius has installed a MiFi card in the unit to make up for the spottiness in service. He emails the password once you arrive.
The condo is a corner unit in the back of the complex. The location is a quiet area and is bright with lots of natural light. There is a view of the golf course and pond/stream area which makes for nice nights of cooking in and eating on the porch. The orientation of the unit is a western view which allows views of the sunsets.
Condo is centrally located so that you can dine in Oranjestad or the high rise area quite easily. Darius let us know of the grocery store (which is better than our grocery store in the states) that is very close. We were able to make several meals in the condo with ease. Darius has an extra set of dinner ware as well as various extra serving bowls, etc. (more than what is provided by the condo complex); they came in very handy when preparing our own meals.
The beach is a short five minute walk from the condo. We found the Divi beach area to be one of the nicer beaches on the west side of the island as it has many tiki huts and beach chairs already on the beach. The area is also less populated with tourists/beach goers, which makes for a relaxing time (unlike the high rise area). The pool in the condo area is also very nice; there is a swim up bar area and it is where you will pick up your beach towels provided by the resort.
We would recommend renting a car when choosing this location so that you can access any activity that you want with ease. Several of the island activity companies will also pick you up at this location, but check with the particular company you’re choosing.
We found the pricing to be very reasonable compared to the other options that are open and beats an all-inclusive resort hands down. Overall we had a very good experience for our first trip to Aruba and would highly recommend and stay with Darius. We would choose this location again.
Very happy with this very large quiet condo located in the low rise area of Aruba. The best compliment I could give is that we are looking forward to going back to Aruba and renting the same unit again.
We just returned from a wonderful week at this condo in Aruba. We are now officially spoiled. We have always stayed at hotels. This was our first experience renting a condo. It was a wonderful surprise to really see just how large this unit is. It is situated at the very back of the complex which affords you great views and privacy. Any bird lover would appreciate this unit. We sat and watched the pelicans, herons, cranes etc. from the balcony. The sound of the little waterfalls below offers a peaceful environment as well. The unit was spotless. The appliances are all first class. The bed was extremely comfortable and the AC worked great. The Jacuzzi tub was a nice way to end the day. The TVs are very large and clear. There is no problem getting a shuttle from this unit to the front desk, beach or casino. It is also very close to a grocery store that we visited. They will take you pretty close to the store which was a big help. Thank you to Trip Advisor for assisting me with the booking and thank you to Darius for always returning my emails promptly. I could highly recommend this condo and hope to return again soon.
Home away from home, definitely the best place to stay in Aruba. The apartment is super comfortable, beautiful and clean. My family and I stay for 2 weeks at the Condo and no complaints at all. In fact we were greatly surprised by the level of service from the employees at the resort, the great location, etc.... Amenities of the resort are great and the flexibility of the Condo is a great combination at least for families traveling with kids. Cooking if you feel like, BBQing, able to do laundry and there is a Crib that you can request in advance from reception. Definitely Condo 44 has become now our usual rental in the Island. Darius is an amazing host checking with his guests that all is ok upon arrival etc.
Thanks for making our vacation an amazing experience