I will be staying at the divi villiage golf and beach resort. If I bring my laptop how can I ensure there is the internet connection available? Does it have to be dial up or can it be 24/7 connection at all times? How do I get it hooked up? How do I pay, in American money, right at the front desk?
This is what they say about internet access on the hotel site:
15 mins - $4.00
30 mins - $8.00
1 hour - $12.50
3 hours - $25.00
5 hours - $35.00
Laptop use is available in the room at $12.95 per week.
Available at the Tamarijn Kiosk
24 hours - $15.00
3 days - $30.00
4 days - $35.00
7 days - $50.00
Bella, we stayed at the Links last year, and could not pick up any wifi near there. There are a few restaurants, cafes, that offer free wifi. A couple that I remember are "Salt and Pepper" near Playa Linda, and Charlies Bar in or near San Nicolas. Normally we would go for coffee in the morning to Salt and Pepper, and I would check emails once a day. You can check with the concierge, I'm sure there are a lot more establishments around the island with free wifi.
We will be at the Links next week, I'll give you an updated list when we return.
Unfortunately the Divi properties are on their own WIFI network.
Below are the $35 a week hotspots available through WIFI Aruba (Setar). RATES
WIFI Aruba Hotspotshttp://www.wifi-aruba.com/hotspots.php "There are several Wi-Fi hotspots in Aruba. At these hotspots you can connect to the internet with your prepaid access code or using your credit card.
Available hotspots: Riu Palace Aruba (new) Arawa Park Aruba Airport Authority Aruba Beach Club Aruba Harmony Arubiana Inn Biblioteca Nacional Blue Village Board Walk Vacation Retreat Brickell Bay Beach Club Bucuti Beach Resort Bugaloe Casa del Mar Cellsite Hudishibana Certified Megamall Costa Linda Beach Resort Cruise Terminal Delifrance Havana Holiday Inn Beach Resort Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort & Casino International Airport Reina Beatrix Kokoa Beach Bar La Cabana Manchebo Beach Resort Moomba Beach Palm Island Patiri Appartements Playa Linda Beach Resort Radisson Aruba Resort & Casino Renaissance Marina Yacht Club Repair Center Sbarro Airport Sbarro La Hacienda Sbarro Renaissance Scandals Setar Hendrikstraat Setar Seroe Blanco Sunset Beach Studios Tele Aruba TeleKiosk Airport Teleshop Irausquinplein Teleshop Irausquinplein Teleshop Palm Beach Teleshop Palm Beach Teleshop San Nicolas Teleshop Santa Cruz Teleshop Seroe Blanco The New Havana Beach Club Universiteit van Aruba Valero Wendy's Boulevard Wendy's Cura Cabay Wendy's Palm Beach
If you already have an Pre-paid Access Code, you can connect right away. Prepaid cards are sold at all SETAR hotspots."
Just some data points re: wifi at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort -
2 weeks - Feb. 2008
used the resort's wifi provider's service. At the Golf Villas and at Divi
Village (C and D bldgs.) - no service/connection problems.
paid $100 for 3 weeks of use (available on provider's site).
1 week - April, 2008 - Divi Village (D bldg) - no service/connection problems. Paid $50 for the 7 days.
The resort does not contain a SETAR WiFi hotspot so do not expect to be able to use the SETAR service.
Did Note on visits in 2007 and this year that the SETAR wifi signal strength, at the resort, was sufficiently strong late at night
(10:30 pm and on) to support connection if one had the SETAR hotspot card account. During early morning and rest of day - signal strength not there...
How to pay? With credit card on the provider's site.