my first choice would be the DIVI PHOENIX as it is right on the beach.
my 2nd choice would be DIVI DUTCH as it is pretty close to the beach but is not as upscale....certainly not dumpy.
my 3rd choice would be DIVI VIllage /Golf. some of the units greatly need a refurbishment and many do not..many are band new.......but it is a bit of a walk to the beach that is across the street.
a 2 bedroom Presidentials at Casa Del Mar, although imo none of their units rival DIVI, but their beach is awesome.
Alto Vista Chapel, Renaissance Island, Arashi Beach
On the contrary, I appreciate your honesty! We have only had experience with the Renaissance and the Marriott Ocean Club. We love both, but prefer the Ren because of that Private island. That's why we own two weeks there.
On the other hand, we own other timeshares in NY and Fl that could be traded with RCI for Divi, and I think any vacation in Aruba is worth taking! So happy that the Divi Phoenix is such a great place! I will keep you posted on what trade I get. We will be going to the Renaissance Aruba in April. With RCI I think I will trade out for something at the Divi next Fall.