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    Divi Resorts

    I am still looking for a nice place to accomodate 9 people in June 2011 with an all-inclusive option. I do not know anything about the Divi Resorts, not even where they are located. I would appreciate any feedback, especially on the suites with kitchens. I would really love a place that is directly on the beach, no shuttling if I can avoid it.

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    your best option might be DIVI all inclusive or tamarijn or divi dutch.

    but, look here and make sure you check the box all inclusive http://www.aruba.com/wheretostay.aspx

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    Here http://www.diviaruba.com/webmaps/index.html is a map of all of the Divi properties excluding the Divi Phoenix.

    I know it is extremely confusing...in the list below, the Divi All Inclusive and Tamarijn All Inclusive Resort hotels with no kitchens or cooking facilities with the exception of a small mini-fridge.

    They are full hotels and not timeshares.

    List of the Divi Resorts

    Divi Phoenix- timeshare
    Divi Village- timeshare
    http://www.diviaruba.com/suites/index-new.php
    Divi Links- timeshare and condos same link as directly above, but "golf villa" units
    Divi Dutch Village- timeshare
    http://www.tamarijnaruba.com/dutch-village/index.php
    Divi All Inclusive http://www.diviaruba.com/
    Tamarijn All Inclusive http://www.tamarijnaruba.com/

    The Divi Phoenix is the only "Divi" on Palm Beach. It is a timeshare and does not offer an all inclusive. All other resorts are located on Druif Beach.

    The all inclusive is bookable as an option through a package for the Divi Village, Links or Dutch Village or as an add on if you are renting a timeshare unit at either of those properties say directly from an owner.

    Divi does sell above timeshares as vacation packages. For reservation purposes they include the Divi Village and Divi Links together as one property. The way to distinguish between the two is that at the Divi Links, the units are "golf villas". I do not believe the condos are yet completed and are still under construction. The Links are terrific for someone looking for a "pool vacation". The units are fairly far from the beach. The Divi Village is closer to the beach, you only need to cross over a small road to get to the beach.

    The Divi Dutch Village is located behind the Tamarijn and is not directly on the beach. There are pathways between each of the Tamarijn's buildings to gain beach access. Beach and shade palapas are shared with the guests of the Tamarijn All Inclusive.


    If I remember correctly, you have some children in your party? Children 17 years and younger stay and eat free at the Tamarijn and at times, at the Divi. I have some photos of the Tamarijn here.





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    Thank you for all of the information!

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    I do not know what your specific intentions are for the kitchen facilities, but imo, with a group of that size an all inclusive resort is definitely the way to go.

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    I agree. I do think I want to be on Palm Beach though, this is making me a bit crazy....

    My son has a metabolic disorder where he would not be eating anything but what I cook for him (with the exception of McDonalds fries and Fridays fries). I could do it with just a refrigerator and microwave I believe. The reservations specialist at The Westin was very helpful and said I could rent a refrigerator and microwave from the hotel. They have a nice all-inclusive package but it is pricey.

    I am waiting to hear from the concierge at The Radisson. I sent an email several days ago and haven't heard back. I thought the Divi resorts would be an option but not if they aren't on Palm Beach. I am traveling with 4 people in their 20's we need to be where the action is.

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    holiday inn sunspree also has an all inclusive which is considerably less costly than the radisson. but, it is not as nice as the radisson or the westin. (imo)

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    McDonald's and Fridays are easy walking distance from any resort on Palm beach. Probably no need to reheat any items from Mcd's if that helps.

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    Thank you!

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