Travellers Praise Divi and Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive Resorts
Leading Travel Sites Continue to Recognize the Sister Properties for Excellence
Press Release 2012
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA - (July 30, 2012) - The reviews are in and travelers on TripAdvisor, Travelocity and Expedia agree - the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives are the tops!
"I'm extremely pleased that the most prestigious travel sites in the world continue to honor the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba, particularly considering the highly competitive marketplace of today," said Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of the Divi Resorts Aruba and Bonaire.
"Since both recognitions are based on guest reviews of the resorts submitted by travelers, this tells me that we have an exceptionally high level of customer satisfaction. This is largely due to the devoted efforts of our outstanding staff who clearly reflect Divi's commitment to excellence."
Earlier this month, the Divi Aruba was selected as an Expedia Insiders' Select hotel for 2012, effectively making it one of the site's top-ranked properties. This award recognizes the best hotels available on Expedia's 30 branded travel sites worldwide based on traveler reviews. The Divi Aruba is one of only 650 winners selected worldwide. Expedia.com is the world's leading online travel provider, helping millions of travelers per month easily plan and book travel.
In May, both the Divi Aruba and the Tamarijn Aruba received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, making 2012 the second year in a row that the Tamarijn Aruba has earned this distinction and the first year that the Divi Aruba has achieved it. The certificate is presented annually to properties that consistently receive excellent ratings from TripAdvisor members.
In addition, the Tamarijn Aruba is currently ranked as the #1 hotel in Oranjestad, Aruba, on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site with TripAdvisor branded sites in 30 countries worldwide receiving more than 50 million unique monthly visitors (Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, Worldwide, January 2012) and over 60 million reviews and opinions.
Also in 2012, the Divi Aruba and the Tamarijn Aruba each won Travelocity Excellence Awards, placing them among just 500 hotels out of the more than 70,000 hotels on the website to do so. The awards are provided to select organizations for their commitment to provide only the best hotel experiences to guests.
The two properties also took home inaugural Travelocity Excellence Awards in 2011. Travelocity is one of the largest travel companies in the world and is committed to being the traveler's champion before, during and after the trip.
High ratings from guests are expected to continue with the addition of 3,240 square feet of brand new meeting space above the Alhambra Casino, located adjacent to the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba.
Set alongside the casino is the new Alhambra Mall, which is a shopper's delight with its array of retail fashion shops. It also boasts a second Ginger Asian-fusion restaurant and brand new hot spot Fusion, a chic piano, wine, tapas and cigar bar, both of which just opened in March 2012.
Located just thirty minutes from the airport and five minutes from Aruba's capital city, Oranjestad, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba resorts are set on beautiful Druif Beach, with a shopping arcade and the Alhambra Casino nearby. Guests staying at either the AAA 3-Diamond Divi Aruba or the adjacent, oceanfront Tamarijn Aruba have use of all facilities and services of both properties.
All stays at the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba include all meals and snacks at a choice of nine dining options, unlimited beverages at seven bars, the use of three freshwater pools, a wide range of activities including non-motorized water sports and nightly entertainment. In addition, all guests may use the well-equipped Divi Winds Sports Center, which features a 30-foot outdoor rock climbing wall on the beach.
At the Divi Aruba, the chic new pool deck has become a central gathering place for guests of both properties to relax. The resorts offer a variety of packages including honeymoon, family, golf and wedding. An onsite wedding coordinator assists with arrangements for beach weddings through Aruba Weddings For You.