I am looking at 3 different resorts Tamarijn, Divi Aruba, and Occidental. Which would you choose for a group? The age range is mostly late 30's to early 40's. The difference is price is $75 between Tamarijn and Divi and $110 between the Tamarign and the Occidental.
Tamarijn and Divi 3 star resorts
Tamarijn more kids than Divi
Tamarijn has all oceanfront rooms
Tamarijn and Divi, casual dress at night, men are not required to wear long pants
Divi a bit more upscale, nicer swimming pool, better buffet
Divi has a nice beach with room to spread out
If you stay at either the Divi or Tamarijn you can use the facilities and amenities of either resort
Only one casino within walking distance
Occidental 4 star resort
Palm Beach is the heart of the "action" on Palm Beach so easy to venture out at night for entertainment
On site casino and multiple others within easy walking distance
Occidental for dinner men are required to wear long pants
Palm beach itself can get crowded but there are tons of watersports and the water is calm most of the time (we have been at the Tamarijn when there have been waves)
Is the Riu out of your price range? It is supposed to be even better than the Occidental though they too require long pants at night for men.