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Divi questions

We found some decent rates for the Divi Dutch and Divi Villas by the golf course for next winter. And non-stop flights from ORD.

It appears that the Divi Dutch was recently renovated. When were the Divi Villas last renovated?

- Which property is nicer? Anything to be wary of?

- Which has a better location for walking to local restaurants, grocery store, outside activities, other beaches and shore snorkeling? We prefer not renting a car, but are not adverse to doing so for a day or 2. We like to walk around a lot.

- Are the other Divi properties worth taking the shuttle to and spending the day?

- Any favorite restaurants nearby?

Thank you.

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1. Re: Divi questions

Both are excellent and pretty much across a road from one another. DDV is a shorter walk to Lings market.

Shuttle takes you to the Alhambra Casino and dining options in the area.

City bus stop is near DDV reception.

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2. Re: Divi questions

Divi Dutch was renovated or under renovation when we were there Sept 2017. This are all one property management but excluding Tam AI ( They have different rules) If you book Divi through an owner you can use all Amenities including all restaurants.

Our Favorites was mulligan's. Its a decent portion & food was tasty. Alhambra Casino is behind Divi and there are always shuttle around.

Renting a car is necessary if you want to explore the island. Aruba has so many nice restaurants and also beaches.

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3. Re: Divi questions

The Divi Dutch Village finished a complete renovation December, 2017. I don't know when the villas were renovated. Someone else might answer that question. The main different between the two properties is that the Divi Dutch Village is on the ocean side of the road. The Villas are across the road. Properties are across the road from each other. The Divi Dutch Village has about 100 units. The villas are part of the larger Divi Golf and Beach Resort which has hundreds of units. So one is a large property and the other is a smaller property. Hope this helps.

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4. Re: Divi questions

Thank you for your help. The smaller property right on the beach seems more appealing.

Are there non-resort restaurants near the DDV that we can walk to or do we need to cab it?

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5. Re: Divi questions

DDV free shuttle takes you to the casino as i mentioned in post no. 1 above, also Divi Golf offers several and DDV have just one on site.

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6. Re: Divi questions

If you don't mind a nice walk, there are several restaurants within walking distance of the DDV. Cabs are cheap and plentiful for restaurants farther away. You can also take the bus. It goes up to the high-rise area where there are more restaurants and you can also take the bus into town for more restaurants. Lots of restaurantsand transportation options.

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Twist of flavor restaurant is by the alahambra casino, which you can get to by the shuttle, and is delicious. Had lunch once and dinner twice. Would highly recommend. Also Matthews on the beach and Ricardo’s are within the shuttles route if you ask they will take you. Enjoy. Can’t wait to go back

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8. Re: Divi questions

DDV and Divi Golf are both great. DDV is much closer to beach, but only has one small bar for drinks and food at breakfast and lunch. There is no dinner at DDV. Drinks and food is far superior at Divi Golf. There is also a few more activities at Divi Golf.

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9. Re: Divi questions

Please be careful should you book with Divi. We just got home from a nightmare vacation at the Divi Dutch village. You can read the details here: https:/…

Ask for a high floor and secure your belongings at all times.

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