Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort
What We Love
- Spacious suites and villas feel like homes-away-from-home, with full kitchens, living areas and private patios
- Two freshwater pools (one of which has a swim-up bar) and a children's splash area
- Four on-site restaurants, serving tasty plates like fresh seafood and wood-fired oven pizza
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What To Know
- This is more a family-friendly resort than a romantic retreat
- Not all suites have direct ocean views
- A 15.5 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set on Aruba’s pristine white sand beach, the Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort is a family-friendly getaway with activities galore. The 391 suites are located in multiple buildings, all anchored by a curvaceous central pool (one of two freshwater pools on-site). Interiors have a sophisticated tropical tone, and guestrooms are done up in a palette of sandy beige, aqua blue and brown leather. The spacious suites and villas — the smallest at 600 square feet, the largest at 1,000 square feet — feel like homes-away-from-home, with full kitchens, living areas and private patios. During the day, hit the links at the nine-hole golf course, get a massage at the serene spa or go rock climbing on the beach-side wall. Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s four restaurants — tuck into American fare at Windows on Aruba, wood-fired oven pizza at Mulligan’s, and mouthwatering burgers at Infinity Grill. Thirsty? Grab a fruity cocktail at the swim-up bar or poolside Sea Breeze Cafe.
In the Area
Try a local Balashi beer under the thatch roof of the sandy Moomba Beach bar. For breakfast explore the island’s Dutch heritage with hubcap-size pancakes at Linda’s Dutch Pancakes. For dinner book a table under the twinkling lights in the ancient trees at Papiamento, a romantic Aruban restaurant set inside a 126-year-old cunucu house. Dinner at nearby Two Fools and a Bull, also set in a cunucu house, feels more like a dinner party. Guests — no more than 17 per night — gather for champagne in the back yard before sitting down for a tasting menu of creative European fare.
How to Get There
We really enjoyed the Divi Village Golf resort. Our room was so spacious with a large master bedroom and full bath, a full kitchen with full size refrigerator and dishwasher, living room, a 2nd bathroom and balcony overlooking a lake snd golf course. We went all inclusive and loved the food and service at Mulligans, Papparazzzi and the buffets. There were other included restaurants we didn’t get a chance to try. We hung out at the infinity pool and enjoyed food and drinks there. The wait staff and bartenders were always available to bring you a delicious lunch and make your favorite drink. Getting around by shuttle was quick and easy. We can’t wait to go back next year!
This stay was gifted to us by a family member who is a timeshare owner. We were worried about some of the reviews but from the moment we arrived we were all smiles. We stayed in a one bedroom unit that had a living room, two full baths, a kitchen, apartment sized washer and dryer and TWO balconies. We also lucked out with a second floor unit which gave us private access to a rooftop jacuzzi tub. Wow! What a honeymoon. We loved having all the space and the laundry facilities. The shuttle was almost always available but we never minded the 5 minute walk to the beach. After all the eating, drinking and lounging we needed the walks.
Speaking of eating and drinking we LOVED hanging at the infinity pool in the afternoons. The fish sandwich was sooo yummy and we enjoyed the service of our favorite bartender during the trip, Enrique. Enrique was a smiling face eager to please every single day of our stay. He was efficient and made a great drink. The service can make or break any location for us and Divi Golf came through in every way.
We also ate at Seabreeze and Mulligans which I will review separately but in a nutshell, we were impressed with our meals there as well.
The ONLY things I can complain about were the mosquitoes and the iguanas. The mosquitoes in our room were a real nuisance, at first I thought it was just part of visiting Aruba but we didn’t have this problem at the second resort we stayed in. I’m guessing Divi needs to do a bit more treatment or housekeeping has to be more mindful of keeping the doors closed. We were eaten alive in our unit. The iguanas looked cute at first until the stalled us at the pool whenever we had food. We heard stories of them stealing food from other guests and even scratching to the point of drawing blood. It made it hard to relax at the pool.
Overall, we were very happy with our stay here. It exceeded our expectations.
Had a great experience at Divi village. Better than expected. We had a lovely room with a view towards the beach and the pool area next to restaurant seabreeze. Hope to have a room with this view if we stay there again. Which a hope we do!
Divi beach was just 2 minutes walk away.
The resort is clean, the first smell when you enter your unit is the smell of black mold. We were accommodated to a room that was less pugnant but the smell was still present. Other than the mold the unit was clean as well as the resort. It was hit and miss with regards to friendly and helpful staff. A few of the staff made the trip worth while. Namely Hoover at Mulligans. The beaches are extremely clean and very enjoyable.
We had a great time at the Divi resort. It was close to the beach and had pretty fantastic pools including an infinity pool, a slide and a bar in the pool area you could swim to. We enjoyed all of the on site restaurants but a special shout-out to Windows on Aruba! It was beautiful, we had amazing service and the food was spectacular. The hotel staff was also always wonderful and willing to help us with whatever we needed. I have to say the bar hops were so kind to us, I don’t remember all of their names but we often interacted with Noel, Alberto and a few other name guys.
The studio we stayed in was amazing too but I have to say I was not impressed with the cleaning service. For instance, there was def a layer of dirt in our jacuzzi bathtub which is why we never used the jacuzzi feature. And half the time I swore we didn’t get fresh towels.
Lastly, my biggest upset with this hotel is how long the check in and check out processes are. It took us over 15 mins to do both not including the wait time on line. I mentioned this earlier after check in on a review and the hotel was kind enough to acknowledge what I said and sent us a lovely bottle of wine to apologize. That proves to me that they do take in their customers feedback and I’m sure they’ll improve upon their process.
Overall we had a fantastic time and would love to stay at the Divi resort again when we return.