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    Quote Originally Posted by Traceyd14 View Post
    I've always admired the location of the DP. Close enough to the high rise area but not as busy. Keep in mind this is a timeshare property. I think most units will have kitchens. You may want to consider renting a unit from an owner for savings over booking from the resort. There are always units for rent on www.redweek.com.
    I didnt know if they were all time shares or not but the price we were quoted is already better than the others we were offered. The kitchen was one of the plus for us. Not going AI we thought this would help not that we plan do a lot of cooking but for breakfast or lazy days staying around the resort we figured we could save a little by having the fridge stocked with a few things.

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    Agree with most of the previous posts, lots of good restaurants to choose from so we prefer non-AI.

    Another consideration which hasn't been mentioned in this thread yet, is that when we eat out for every single meal we get food fatigue. So, our routine is to do breakfast and lunch in the room (groceries from Ling and Sons, or somewhere similar), and go out for dinners. Others may have differing opinions!

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    Mojo, just want to suggest researching High-Rise vs Low-Rise areas in Aruba. Not sure what your preferences are, but want you to be aware there are some basic differences between High-Rise (more nightlife, casinos, nice hotels) and Low-Rise (less crowded, more beach real-estate). You mentioned Divi in particular, they have properties in both areas, High-Rise (Phoenix) and Low-Rise (Divi All Inclusive, Tamarjin, Divi Dutch Village, Divi Village, Divi Golf). Depends on what's important to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aruba_Ken View Post
    Mojo, just want to suggest researching High-Rise vs Low-Rise areas in Aruba. Not sure what your preferences are, but want you to be aware there are some basic differences between High-Rise (more nightlife, casinos, nice hotels) and Low-Rise (less crowded, more beach real-estate). You mentioned Divi in particular, they have properties in both areas, High-Rise (Phoenix) and Low-Rise (Divi All Inclusive, Tamarjin, Divi Dutch Village, Divi Village, Divi Golf). Depends on what's important to you.
    I have noticed there are several of the Divi All I was told by the travel agent is that it was the "Divi Phoenix" and was a studio with kitchen and is ocean view. When we asked about upgrading to a single bedroom we were told it would be in the "Divi Phoenix Beach Tower" also ocean view. So if anyone has any insight on these or if I need to get more info please let me know. When ever I look either of these up I get the same basic pictures but think I have figured out Where there at, but I'm not sure.

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    I do not know the owners of this site and I cannot verify the accuracy of the information, but I've looked at this before. It gives a layout of the units and near the end, a map of where the towers are. http://daka630.com/divi/phx/auaPhoenix_unitNos.pdf
    Not sure when, but we will be back

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    Thank You Traceyd14. This was a big help.

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    th divi is a terrific property
    we were in a 1 bedroom unit at the tower a few years ago.
    breathtaking views.
    does anyone know if the phoenix tower building has been renovated?
    when we were in it, it was in need of a renovation.


    how about creating a thread in timeshare "divi phoenix" and ask a bunch of questions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo13 View Post
    I have noticed there are several of the Divi All I was told by the travel agent is that it was the "Divi Phoenix" and was a studio with kitchen and is ocean view. When we asked about upgrading to a single bedroom we were told it would be in the "Divi Phoenix Beach Tower" also ocean view. So if anyone has any insight on these or if I need to get more info please let me know. When ever I look either of these up I get the same basic pictures but think I have figured out Where there at, but I'm not sure.

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    The Phoenix is a nice central property to both Eagle and Palm beach and is kind of secluded in it's own way. You'll be in walking distance to a number of restaurants in both the high and low rise area with the variety ranging from food trucks to fine dining. Although we haven't stayed there, the rooms we have looked at had nice views and were in good condition.
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