by Whitney Rife
Divi features rooms with studio, one- and two-bedroom styles, equipped with kitchens and large balconies. Beach Tower suites also offer DVD players, washer/dryer combinations and refurbished kitchens. Divi has three dining options that present different cuisine and atmosphere: Pure Beach Restaurant, Sunset Bistro and French Market and Deli. For families, Divi offers children’s activities by the pool during the week and babysitting can be arranged. Kids will want to visit the private wildlife sanctuary adjacent to the resort. An onsite activities coordinator will help your whole family take advantage of all that Aruba has to offer outside of the resort.
Our Editor Loves
- Fully equipped rooms
- Three restaurants
- Onsite Dining
One of the best Italian restaurants I've had the pleasure to dine at. Great food, great staff...excellent ambiance!! Their specialty is homemade spaghetti tossed in a Parmesan wheel after being scraped and heated. The sauce is then added... it is creamy and delicious! Highly recommend!
We enjoyed the Divi Aruba Phoenix. Its at the southern end of the Palm beach strip, so plenty of access to all the sights, bars, restaurants and excursions, but not in the middle of the crowds. Parking is great. The walk to the bars and restaurants on Irasquin is not bad if you are a walker, otherwise take a car or taxi. Parking and restaurants in Palm beach fill up after 7, especially when cruise ships are in town. Great pools and bar. Deli and pure beach food is ok, not amazing. Pure Ocean is better, as are other places nearby. My only complaint is the reserving seats BS. People reserve pool chairs by 5 or 6 am and half never get used, or if they do, a few hours in the afternoon. The beach palapas are not even supposed to be reserved and yet they are all reserved with towels and bags by 7 AM. Again, less than half of the people ever show up. The staff are supposed to impose a 2 hour limit to towels being on chairs with nobody there, but they dont. Just very selfish of people to tie up seats all day when others could use them in the morning or whenever. Other than that, a decent place..not the most beautiful, not a dump by any means.