Divi Aruba All Inclusive reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

3868 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Overall, a solid stay

sarahlong212 (Holyoke, Massachusetts) on Jul 12, 2024

It was our second time here (first time in 15 years) Pros: You can't beat the location. We stayed in the beachfront rooms and they were great. The room was clean and housekeeping did a nice job each day tidying up though all they had to really do for us is make the beds and swap out towels. Getting food/beverage is really easy. We were traveling with teens so them being able to get food anytime was helpful. The beach was very clean and checked each day. The water was beautiful. Being able to use the beach and facilities at the Tam was a nice bonus as it offered guests more to do. The Divi and Tam are safe resorts and we felt comfortable letting our teens wander on their own and take the golf cart shuttle between resorts. Cons: The food is just OK. Each of the restaurants was decent and you could see they used all the leftovers from the restaurants in the buffet/stations area the next day. But, at an all-inclusive, I don't think anyone expects gourmet food as you're paying more for quantity/ease than quality. The staff were nice inside the restaurants. There were really no "snacks" available between meals and you could tell that they didn't want much food leaving the buffet area. You could get a pizza or sandwich for a meal at the outdoor bars but it would have been nice to have chips, nuts, etc. available for between meals. The outdoor bars were just OK. We didn't really drink anything but soda and NA. Some of the staff was great and some seemed bothered and annoyed when they had to wait on someone. Overall: Tons of families and kid-friendly. Wouldn't recommend for younger folks looking for a really active nightlife. Food was OK and there was enough variety. Would recommend the Jolly Pirate and ATV outings. Both were enjoyed. I'd definitely bring some snacks for your room and a clothesline or drying rack you can set up right outside your room. There is a clothesline in the bathroom but there is not nearly enough room for wet towels and bathing suits. Bring some water bottles as there are filling stations everywhere and they will also fill them at the bars.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Decent with pros and cons

Torifan (Louisville) on Jul 05, 2024

We came with our family here - first time in Aruba. A beautiful beach and very clean, plus everything is nearby so you’re not chained to the resort. I’ve been to the Dominican Republic, Cancun/Playa Del Carmen, St, Lucia, Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas and I think Aruba is up there with Turks and Caicos. Let me get into the pros vs. cons of the resort- Pros: Everything is just a step away from the beach and within reach. Our fave restaurants were Lime, Paparazzi and Ginger at the Tamarajin. The staff was mostly very friendly with some that went above and beyond and were always friendly. We had our own little personal pool on the property which was nice. It also didn’t seem or feel like it was overrun with families with kids and such. Pretty nice gym at the Tamarjin too- one of the best I’ve seen at a resort. Cons: I’ve stayed at quite a few Sandals properties and this is not Sandals when it comes to cleanliness. The bars were gross as the buffet area. I understand it’s a high traffic area but very rarely did I see anybody wiping anything down. Also, garbage cans and napkins are very hard to come by here. I felt like I was constantly looking for a garbage can (weird placement) or asking for more napkins. We stayed in the older part of resort that has not been remodeled yet and our room was not nice at all. Outdated, grout on the floor, the shower was cold - we asked for somebody to fix it but they never did. The sink was always clogged up as well. Beds and pillows were decent. Construction went on all day by the pool so I felt bad for people that stayed over in that area. I guess the trade off is if you stay in the newer section, you’d hear the construction. We did not think the food was all that great in Buffett or at Red Parrot. The pizzas at the bar take a long time due to no staff. Drinks were just ok as I hardly drank the entire week. Some staff acted like they didn’t care or couldn’t be bothered but I really didn’t come across that too much. The ladies working in the gift shop were so sweet as I had to stop in several times for little things. Overall, the sunset is amazing. You can get great pics of it at the Tamarjin. Honestly I wish we would’ve stayed there as it’s a bit cleaner and more modern looking plus all rooms are oceanfront. The only drawback is the rocks in the front of the rooms but you can walk a bit to get to a nice area on the beach. I’d like to return to Aruba someday but probably not to this property.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

This is my first and probably last visit to Aruba.

Grant W (Billerica) on Jun 29, 2024

The restaurant food was disappointing, but the staff were polite. The bartenders at the main bar as well as the bartenders working at the bar between the pool and the beach were less than friendly. This is only my 8th all-inclusive resort I have been to and all of the others were far better.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Dissapointing stay at Divi

Resort21819653710 (Weymouth, Massachusetts) on Jun 23, 2024

We were very unhappy with the Divi Aruba on our last visit. They are doing major renovations on the property which we were not informed of before our arrival. The noise outside by the pools from the construction made it impossible to relax. The water to our building was shut off multiple times without warning, once when my husband was in the shower. The main walkway to the resort center was taped off for 5 hours on 2 afternoons. We had problems with dinner reservations on 2 occasions. Requesting a manager at the front desk fell on deaf ears. The staff was not helpful in answering our questions. It's a beautiful property, and our visit last year was good. Would not recommend visiting.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Nice place to stay

Curious787396 on Jun 21, 2024

It was nice and relaxing. Didn't get a spring break vibe while staying at this location. Zef and Don did a great job with our group on the bike and snorkel tour. The hotel is a bit dated but the beach area and pool area were not crowded. It's nice to be able to go between the two resorts. It's like getting two for one.

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