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Need Advice for Aruba Exchange

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Looking for an exchange for a trip to Aruba for a friend's wedding in August 2021. I see availability at Divi Phoenix and Divi Dutch Village. Does anyone have a recommendation? And if so is a studio nice enough in either or is a one bedroom the only way to go?
 

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Divi Phoenix is an oceanfront high rise triangular building. The studios are at the point of the building and have fabulous views. That would be my choice over Dutch Village
 

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Divi Phoenix is right on the beach at the Divi Village you have to cross JE Irausquin Blvd to access the beach. Not great if you forget something and in your room and have to go back and get it.
 

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Divi Phoenix is right on the beach at the Divi Village you have to cross JE Irausquin Blvd to access the beach. Not great if you forget something and in your room and have to go back and get it.
This is incorrect.

Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort (#4032)
RCI Gold Crown


Beach Villas at Divi Phoenix (#8729)
RCI Gold Crown

are located on Palm Beach, Aruba. It is at the start of the high-rise area. It is a beachfront complex. It consists of an older hi rise and newer villas.

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Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort (#6881)
RCI Silver Crown


Divi Village (#4988)
RCI Silver Crown


are located across the street from Druif Beach. The Golf villas are surrounded by the 9 hole golf course. There is a pool with slide and a swim up bar. There is a casino down the street.

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@JerseyDeb are you trading into RCI or II? Are you set on the Divi resorts or are you interested in others?
 
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Looking for an exchange for a trip to Aruba for a friend's wedding in August 2021. I see availability at Divi Phoenix and Divi Dutch Village. Does anyone have a recommendation? And if so is a studio nice enough in either or is a one bedroom the only way to go?
When in august? I saw MSU in august in interval
 

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As was stated above Divi Phoenix is a high rise at the start of the high rise section of resorts. It's right on the beach with a combination of high rise rooms and beach villas. It was a resort that construction was started and stopped. Divi then bought it after it sat for while and completed that construction. It's very close the Butterfly Farm which is good for an hour or two of distraction.

There seems to be some confusion of the other Divi resort you listed. There is Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, aka Divi Village, and there is Divi Dutch Village. On the map provided above Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort is across the street from the beach and has a large pool with a slide & swim up bar (it's where we own). It's set right on the golf course.

Divi Dutch Village is an older section of the resort to the right of Golf & Beach Resort. The rooms for Dutch Village are a little smaller than Golf & Beach Resort but have been recently renovated. They are fronted by a nice pool and a walk up bar.

Both resorts are quite nice. Dutch Village is closer to downtown where you can spend a day at the shops. Phoenix is closer to the shops & restaurant section that services all the high rise resorts. To me, the advantage of Dutch Village is that you can also use the facilities & restaurants of Divi Tamarin, Divi Golf & Beach Resort, and Divi All Inclusive (aka Divi Divi). This means 3 different buffet restaurants, 7 other styles of restaurants, the pools at each resort, and the golf course. All within a short walk.

You don't really spend a lot of time in the rooms. So if it's just a couple the Studio room should be fine (it's what we own). Also know that Divi offers an All Inclusive plan. It's flexible so you can choose to do 3 day AI and the rest not. I would also recommend renting a car for 1 day to see Baby Beach and Arikok National Park on the opposite side of the island from where the resorts are located.
 

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This is incorrect.

Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort (#4032)
RCI Gold Crown


Beach Villas at Divi Phoenix (#8729)
RCI Gold Crown

are located on Palm Beach, Aruba. It is at the start of the high-rise area. It is a beachfront complex. It consists of an older hi rise and newer villas.

View attachment 30477

Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort (#6881)
RCI Silver Crown


Divi Village (#4988)
RCI Silver Crown


are located across the street from Druif Beach. The Golf villas are surrounded by the 9 hole golf course. There is a pool with slide and a swim up bar. There is a casino down the street.

View attachment 30478

@JerseyDeb are you trading into RCI or II? Are you set on the Divi resorts or are you interested in others?
This is incorrect.

Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort (#4032)
RCI Gold Crown


Beach Villas at Divi Phoenix (#8729)
RCI Gold Crown

are located on Palm Beach, Aruba. It is at the start of the high-rise area. It is a beachfront complex. It consists of an older hi rise and newer villas.

View attachment 30477

Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort (#6881)
RCI Silver Crown


Divi Village (#4988)
RCI Silver Crown


are located across the street from Druif Beach. The Golf villas are surrounded by the 9 hole golf course. There is a pool with slide and a swim up bar. There is a casino down the street.

View attachment 30478

@JerseyDeb are you trading into RCI or II? Are you set on the Divi resorts or are you interested in others?
I'm trading through RCI. I went ahead and booked Divi Phoenix for late August. I was able to book both a one bedroom and a studio for our friends who are getting married. We are gifting them the unit as a wedding present.
So thankful for all the help and guidance I get from my TUG friends. I would be very happy to hear any recommendations for dining or activities while we are there.
Thanks to all!!!
 

amanven

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Divi Phoenix is right on the beach at the Divi Village you have to cross JE Irausquin Blvd to access the beach. Not great if you forget something and in your room and have to go back and get it.
RN Collins this is not incorrect but it is a badly worded sentence. Made it sound like I was saying the Phoenix is at the Divi Village which it is not. I should have said
Divi Phoenix is right on the beach. Guests at the Divi Village have to cross JE Irausquin Blvd to access the beach.
 
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