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

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TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Good for the most part...

Bellasarius (Boston, Massachusetts) on Jun 19, 2022

All inclusive resorts are a great way to maximize your holiday money, once you have paid out your resort fee's, your transfer's and flights your done, unless you want to tip of course. We got a Jet Blue vacation package and found out to our dismay that we had paid significantly more than most and may have been better booking separately. In fact, one group we met had booked on cyber Monday and got a buy one get one free deal. On to the resort or should i say resorts as there a couple that make up the property, Divi all inclusive, Divi Golf and Tamarjin, we were in Divi all inclusive and found the place is getting a little tired in my opinion, at check in we were given a room in an older building by the front desk, our companions, having been there several times told us to change the room at all costs as they were old, plus, having just got over Covid we were concerned about upper respiratory issues in the older rooms. So we tried, however, a complete twerp called Reginald at check in wouldn't entertain changing our room as they had "high occupancy" and was quite aloof about it. So we went to the first room and found it to be a little "humid" and had an old aroma about it. Not so good for the breathing issues, this was building #4. So i went back to the front desk to plead my case and spoke to a wonderful hotel manager called Caroline. She was all that a hotel manager should be and more, professional understating and courteous, she tried to find us a room near our companions and ultimately did, top marks! Second room was much better, cooler and newer as it had a larger bathroom and spacious bedroom area, plenty of storage space and a nice little balcony, this was building #3. Highly recommend. Beds were firm and overall very comfortable, the A/C worked great and the property at night was relatively quiet. We unpacked and did a recon mission and found the lobby bar served a limited selection of food (pizza and sandwiches) and draft beer, in fact all the restaurants and bars had the same selections for draft beer, Heineken, Balasi, Miller Lite, all tasted similar in my un-expert opinion. Resturants we tried in reverse order Red Parrott Paparrazzi Lime Mexican The Buffet! To be honest, the buffet food was outstanding, lunchtime had New Zealand leg of lamb at the carving station not to mention all the trimmings you could think of, they also had the usual lunchtime favorites like burgers, dogs, sandwiches, seafood, salads, fruits, pasta's etc. Difficult to get served at the pool/beach bars sometimes, even though we tipped heavily thinking it would get us served quicker, but it didn't so by the 3rd or 4th day i was done trying to win their favor with tips, after saying that, the wait staff in the restaurants certainly appreciated the tips more and took very good care of us. I don't care if it is a pool / beach bar, or a restaurant bar children should NOT be allowed to sit at the bar. I say this for a multitude of reasons but this was the normal at most of the bars, regardless of time of day. Parents - stop being friends, buddies and pals and start being parents. Beaches were beautiful and the ocean was crystal clear, we snagged a couple of beach umbrella's each morning then went for breakfast and then came back and sunned our selves till the afternoon then adjourned to one of the pools to finish off the day. It would have been nice to have an adults only pool but as long as you kept away from the main pool out front of reception it wasn't too bad with limited balls and pool toys being tossed around. Entertainment was good some nights, not so much others, there was one band there with a great female lead singer the was incredible, there were also some really nice steel drum calypso bands too. Great spot for families and groups, not so much for the romantic getaway, overall we had a very nice time and met some wonderful people. Majority of the staff were pleasant, a few went out of their way to make sure you were having a good time, some were there for a paycheck, but that's to be expected. Can't be easy working at a resort where all the drinks are free......

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Sam

drsamchi (Chicago, Illinois) on Jun 17, 2022

This was my first trip to Aruba. I’ve been on a dozen or so tropical vacations, but never to Aruba. The island was beautiful. Very nice people, great restaurants, and I felt safe walking around the main areas. I’ll definitely come back to Aruba, but I will not be staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive. I quickly realized that there are so many wonderful restaurants in Aruba, so an all inclusive was a waste of money. The food at the Divi Aruba was below average in comparison to other all inclusives. The staff was pleasant. The rooms were old with obvious wear and tear, ie tiles missing, cracks in the floors, wall cracks, etc. The walls are paper thin, so we were woken up at 7am daily by the cleaning staff and their loud carts banging into the walls. The drinks were good, however, the all inclusive wrist band made of cheap material costs $180 to replace if lost. The gym was a 15 minute walk from our room. It’s relatively easy to get a taxi and the taxi prices are fair. In summary, go to Aruba. It’s a nice place to vacation. Great food, nice people. But don’t stay at the Divi Aruba All Inclusive. It’s a 2-3 star resort at best. Definitely not a 4 star resort. Stay somewhere in the high rises. Don’t do all inclusive, it’s a waste of money.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

We love this resort!

V9649FWnicoled (Lyndhurst, New Jersey) on Jun 14, 2022

This is our 2nd time staying at this resort. It's awesome! The only think I would like to see improved are the shows at night. But otherwise, great experience. The place is so clean. Also the housekeeping is phenomenal. Everyday we come back to our room, it feels so fresh and clean. Also, all the waiters, bar tenders, and concierge, are so friendly and just overall lovely people. We will come back!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Pick Divi if you love a quiet and chill beach atmosphere

aak2060 on Jun 14, 2022

Traveled as a couple during the last week of May 2022 for 6 nights. We had the pleasure of staying at Divi All inclusive for 5 nights then ventured to stay at the sister property Divi dutch for 1 night( we regret the decision of leaving the all inclusive side). This review will only reflect our time at DIVI all-inclusive.  Beach- Beautiful beach, but beach is a little rocky where there are larger stones that may hurt your feet, but you can find patches of sand in the water.(bring water shoes as the water gets rough in the afternoon) Beaches at Divi all-inclusive side were the best as the tamarin sister property beach had the rockiest beach. also you can walk just 5-10 mins to eagle beach which is perfect! No issues with getting a palpa under the shade but we also are earlier risers so waking up at 6 am to claim our spot was easy.  Food- Selection was smaller than most all-inclusive we have been too. But the quality of food was great. Ate fresh fish daily with plenty of fruits to choose. No issues with dinner download and use the app to make reservations, WE made reservations for every night but! only ate at ginger and opted for the buffet for all other nights. Ginger was extremely slow and the food was not great.  Customer service- all workers were a delight to work with especially Rafeek(front desk) and dave (at the bar). Very friendly and always willing to help  Room- Modern. The large bathroom and shower which is a plus. had an ocean view from our room on the 3rd floor.  Overall this was a great hotel choice I am glad that I picked the Divi all-inclusive as the food, beach, service, rooms were everything we could have wanted. Glad we chose this side of aruba instead of the noisy and crowded section of palm beach. Loved our stay 

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Water and food

judymL4619AU (Farmingdale, New York) on Jun 13, 2022

Do NOT forget to bring your water shoes. Beach is gorgeous but all rocks and coral in the water. If you have a sweet tooth their dessert station is non existent. Few cookies and tiny square (1") pieces of dry cake. Very disappointing. Otherwise, location is great and restaurants and food in general very good. They close the main buffet after lunch so if you want a snack you have to go to bar for pizza or sandwiches. Other than rocks/coral in water great resort.

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