Divi Dutch Village reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

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

394 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Great trip! Will return!

K M on May 07, 2024

The stay at Dutch was great! No major complaints. The staff was super nice, rooms super clean. The shuttles between resorts is very convenient and we never waited more than 2 minutes. I do wish the pools were open longer 9am-8pm should be reversed 8am-9pm. Tips for first timers: 1) bring refillable thermos cups to keep your drinks cold. Soooooo many people brought them from home (you can buy at gift shop in a pinch) and refilled ANY type of drink into their cups at the bars. 2)if you are all inclusive: try to download the Divi Tamarin /Aruba app before you leave. You need that app to arrange your dinner reservations 48hrs prior. The app can put an alert on your phone in case they get cancellations last minute - you can try to book that what but you have to hawk your phone a bit. One of the restaurants (The Palm Grill) is closed for renovations/revamp so your choices go down to :Ginger, Paparazzi, The Red Parrot and The Lime. The buffet is always available if you get shut out of the sit down restaurants. Waitstaff at all bars and restaurants very nice and appreciative of gratuities left for them. Ling & Sons supermarket is a 15min walk and is huge, has everything you could want/need if you’re cooking or just need snacks. Used ABC Tours and they were fantastic for a half day Natural Pool /Cave trip. I WILL BE BACK, NEXT TIME WITH THE KIDS!!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 2 out of 5

Place was ok !

peter g (Hewitt, New Jersey) on Apr 29, 2024

I would never go back to Divi Dutch Village ! They don’t even greet you with a cold drink ! Room has frig . They should put some water in it , bartender at pool with side bar not friendly ! Gad to wait 15 min with my wife after that we got out at waited again at bar for drink ! Toilet bowl leaked when flushing it , had to put towels there!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Almost paradise.

Paula B on Mar 08, 2024

Divi Dutch Village was great. The upgrades they have made are very nice and the service was very good. The only complaint is that they opened up the pool to the Tamarijn guests also. In the past the Dutch Village pools were only for the timeshare owners. There was a lot of nonsense happening at the pool and because there isn’t any staff manning the pool area it was impossible to do anything about it.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

Just okay.

Jodie E on Feb 14, 2024

First time to Aruba. While the beach was great, the staff were not what I had envisioned for one happy island. Definitely a totally different atmosphere and level of friendliness at the high rise end. Friend’s AC didn’t work well and it was very humid in the room. They got the run around for our entire stay. Housekeeping came but left no clean towels or bath mats. Food here was just okay, and difficult to get reservations at any of the sister resorts. Quiet, relaxing and clean, but there is so much they could work on here to make a vacation just a little bit more enjoyable! On our next stay, we wouldn’t choose any Divi.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Clean, nice and good food, highly recommend all-inclusive option.

myranger4sale (Idaho Springs, Colorado) on Jan 15, 2024

Liked the Divi Experience overall, large resort with options for most it would seem. An interior section with Golf but no direct ocean access, Divi Tamarijn was the main all-inclusive only option in the middle and a little busier, we stayed in the Dutch Village where all-inclusive was optional but was more of the residences so much quieter, only a few people ever in the pool at a time. We didn't spend much time at the last portion past the Tamarijn. They do run golf carts between the resorts, so you don't have to walk. Our room overlooked the pool and poolside cafe/pool bar so all we had to do was look down to see if busy or free tables. Room was very spacious; we had a 1 bedroom suite for 4 of us with a roll away that we put in the dining room. Housekeeping always did great, room was always fresh each afternoon. Didn't like the pool hours closing fairly early as we are night swimmers, but with a poolside room, was probably OK! The Pool side cafe was where we ate most breakfast and lunches as just easy and great food. The dinner reservation system was interesting, had to learn about it from other guests and was a separate app strictly for dinner reservations, each day opens up the night 48 hours away and you have to jump when it opens to get what you want. Service was good, didn't have much for stand out staff, typically we get to know folks on resort but even ones we saw every day we never really were on a first name basis like other places we have been. Disadvantage to the Dutch Village is a long walk to the beach, the ocean front is all rock and rough water, that was our faut for not researching but good to know for the future. The beach between resorts was nice and had lots of chez under shade with very nice sand and clear water and was not overcrowded. Nightly shows at Tamarijn were OK, very busy and hard to see what was happening, we mostly walked by, only stayed to watch one show with pirates and dancing that was pretty entertaining. All in a nice resort with good food and service

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