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A woman twirling during a sunset in Aruba

Bon Bini! In October 2020, I visited the beautiful Caribbean island of Aruba. It was my first international trip in eight months and I had an amazing time exploring the island, relaxing at the beach, participating in fun water sports and island adventures along with staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive!

Even though Aruba is north of the equator, it is officially part of South America and is only 14 miles from the coast of Venezuela.

Divi Beach at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Aruba is considered one of the ABC islands along with Curaçao and Bonaire. All of these islands were formerly known as the Netherland Antilles, therefore, there is a lot of Dutch influence!

A few other great facts about Aruba is that it is only 20 miles long and five miles wide, making it a very small country. (You could barely see it on a map. It is very similar to the size of the European island Malta.)

Most Aruban’s speak four languages such as the native Creole language of Papiamento, English, Dutch and Spanish. There is also an average temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) year-round.

A woman sitting on the beach at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

My trip to Aruba was also a family trip and we had an amazing time staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort where we enjoyed an oceanfront room with quick access to the beach.

Staying at the Divi during my Aruba trip was one of the first times I’ve ever stayed at an all-inclusive resort! I enjoyed savoring their delicious food, sipping refreshing cocktails and participating in fun water sports and adventures. I also loved all of the amenities at the Divi.

A woman walking the boardwalk at Divi and Tamarijn All Inclusive

In this blog post, discover all of the amazing things to do at Divi Aruba All Inclusive.

**During my time Aruba, Divi Aruba All Inclusive hosted me for two nights.


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Staying at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Traveling to Aruba in 2020:

Tiki umbrellas on Divi Beach

I traveled to Aruba in October 2020 when the country was one of the several destinations opened to American tourists. Click here to read about traveling to Aruba during this time period.

Speaking as an American, I had to take and submit a negative PCR test within 72 hours upon arrival into Aruba. I had to upload my results and purchase insurance on Aruba.com and present it with my passport at customs.

Getting to Aruba:

A woman sunbathing on the beach in Aruba

Traveling to Aruba from the United States is easy. We took a nonstop flight from Newark International Airport in New Jersey to Queen Beatrix International Airport, otherwise known as Aruba Airport. (For European tourists, you could find nonstop flights to Aruba from Amsterdam.)

When we finally arrived in Aruba, Divi Aruba All Inclusive organized a pick-up transfer service from the airport to the resort. The Divi is around a 10-minute drive from Aruba Airport.

The beautiful Caribbean Sea in Aruba

During our time at Divi Aruba All Inclusive, the hotel’s staff were able to organize transportation services throughout the island.

(Overall, Aruba is a safe destination to visit.)

Staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive:

A woman lounging at Divi All Inclusive in Aruba

The Divi Aruba All Inclusive has a few hotels and resorts throughout the island. I stayed at the main property on Divi Beach.

The other Divi hotels located on Aruba is Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort on Druft Beach, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort on the golf course along with Divi Aruba Phoenix between Eagle Beach and Palm Beach.

A woman hanging out on the beach at Divi All Inclusive

Right next to the Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort we stayed at was also the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive, which is also owned by the Divi. The Tamarijn is newly renovated with brand new bathrooms and modern furniture.

Divi Aruba All Inclusive is located on one and a half miles of beach. What is amazing about it is that there are so many areas along the hotel’s property where you could feel like you have your own private beach.

A woman enjoying her stay at Divi All Inclusive resort in Aruba

Around the resort are spacious lobbies, lounge areas, a few pools, beach chairs and tiki umbrellas, open-air restaurants and amazing guest rooms and suites with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and resort.

When you book your stay at Divi All Inclusive in Aruba, you will be given a wristlet upon check-in to prove that you’re a guest and all of your meals and drinks will be included in the price you pay for your stay.

A woman standing in front of cacti in Aruba

The Divi has a flexible booking policy where you have the option to cancel without penalties up to 24 hours upon arrival. The resort also has a plethora of great savings packages for you to choose from. There is a Kids 12 & Under Stay, Play & Eat Free Package; Wellness Package for those wanting to snorkel, windsurf, sail, kayak and do yoga and Honeymoon Packages for newlyweds.

Rooms at Divi Aruba All Inclusive:

An oceanview guest room at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

During our stay at the Divi, we enjoyed our Oceanview Guest Room that included all-inclusive amenities such as a television, air conditioning, mini-fridge, Nespresso-style coffee machine, digital safe, WiFi, en-suite bathroom and a balcony that overlooked the Caribbean Sea. (The oceanview rooms also have great views of the hotel’s gardens.)

When my mom and I first walked into our room, there was a bottle of Champagne waiting for us as a warm welcome along with Dutch chocolate. I also received a welcome bag with Divi Aruba All Inclusive tee shirts and a bottle of Chilean red wine. I felt at home the moment I arrived!

Enjoying Champagne and Dutch Chocolate at Divi All Inclusive

The staff members at the Divi were also welcoming and accommodating. I never wanted to leave!

For those who received a PCR test upon arrival into Aruba will need to isolate themselves for 24 hours. The Divi offers a Signature Warm Welcome for those who have to do that. They will stock your mini fridge with water, soft drinks, beer, wine and you will have access to room service with the resort’s full menu.

Prior to check-in, one of the Divi’s housekeeping attendants, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), will spray hospital-grade disinfectant on all surfaces in the room. After that, housekeeping will place a “Clean & Sealed for Your Protection” sticker on the door to the room. Every room at the Divi also offers a bottle of Aruban aloe hand sanitizer!

The property of Divi All Inclusive Aruba

In addition to the Divi’s Oceanview Guest Rooms, they also have Gardenview, Beachside, Poolview and Oceanfront room styles. You could also choose an Oceanfront Suite, which includes a master bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi; a second bedroom with a separate bathroom; flat-screen television in the bedrooms and living area along with a living room and balcony or terrace overlooking the sea.

Dining at the Divi:

Red Parrot Restaurant at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Overall, there are 10 all-inclusive dining areas between the Divi and Tamarijn resorts. You could find everything from Asian fusion to Mexican cuisine along with Italian fare to American restaurants at Divi Aruba All Inclusive!

Below is where I ate during my stay at the Divi:

Breakfast at the Divi:
A fruit smoothie from Pelican Terrace at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Pelican Terrace: For breakfast every morning, we ate at Pelican Terrace, which has both indoor and outdoor dining. This live cooking restaurant offered everything from fresh fruit smoothies and juices to an omelet station as well as a waffle and pancake area to cold cuts and danishes.

In addition to breakfast, you could also eat at Pelican Terrace for both lunch and dinner. This type of restaurant provides live entertainment through cooking and they also have great rotisserie and carving stations. The restaurant also prepares fresh seasonal vegetable dishes for vegetarians.

For breakfast each morning, I would enjoyed a smoothie and coffee with French toast, eggs and smoked salmon. Everything was great!

Pelican Terrace has different theme nights – Monday is Caribbean Night; Tuesday is Italian Night; Wednesday is Mexican Night; Thursday is Barbecue Night; Friday is Asian Night; Saturday is Mediterranean Night and Sunday is Steak & Fish (Surf and Turf) Night.

Lunch at the Divi:
Margherita pizza from Coco Grill & Bar at the Divi resort

Coco Grill & Bar: Every day for lunch, my family and I would grab Margherita pizza from Coco Grill & Bar. I seriously loved these little pizzas that were made on pita bread. It included fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce and diced tomato pieces. They were small too so you could enjoy one each!

In addition to their pizzas, Coco Grill & Bar also had amazing beverages! I loved their piña coladas along with their Aruba ariba drinks.

A pina colada from Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Sandpiper Bar: Even though I didn’t grab food at this beachside bar during my stay, I did enjoy their refreshing drinks during my time at the beach and everything was refreshing and delicious! I loved their piña coladas as well as their rum runners.

Dinner at the Divi:
A salmon dinner from Red Parrot at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Red Parrot: On our first evening at Divi Aruba All Inclusive, we ate at Red Parrot, which offers a savory selection of fine cuisine and spirits. I loved how posh Red Parrot was! The restaurant had both indoor and outdoor dining and the outside area featured a water path that was lit up at night. It was so cool!

Lobster and Shrimp soup from Red Parrot
A Chocolate cake from Divi Aruba

For dinner, I had lobster soup as an appetizer, which had shrimp in it and as my main course, I savored the glazed salmon fillet that featured a honey soy glaze with rice noodles and mango. It was amazing! We all split the chocolate cake for dessert, which was to die for.

Pure Lime: During our second evening, we enjoyed a nice Mexican dinner at Pure Lime.

Chicken fajitas from Pure Lime at Divi All Inclusive in Aruba

As an appetizer, my family split the chips and guacamole and I got a delicious ceviche. For the main course, we all got the chicken fajitas and I savored the tequila key lime pie for dessert. Everything was very tasty! Of course, I enjoyed the margarita with my meal and my parents had the sangria.

Ceviche and chips from Pure Lime
Tequila key lime pie from Pure Lime at the Divi
Other restaurants at Divi and Tamarijn All Inclusive Aruba:
Nightlife at the Divi:
The pool area at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Divi and Tamarijn All Inclusive Aruba has eight bars with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. In fact, they were awarded winner of the 2020 Best All-Inclusive Resort Bars by Islands.com.

Since I traveled to Aruba during an unfortunate time period, most of the bars and nightlife were quiet. Every night, the Sandpiper Bar at the Divi was the place to hang out!

A woman on the beach at Divi All Inclusive Aruba during the evening

There were small dance parties and a trivia night. Even though it was quiet, the staff at the Divi made it a lot of fun. (During this time, Aruba also had a curfew enforced for midnight.)

Below are a list of the bars at Divi and Tamarijn and the hours they usually run :

Top Things to do at Divi Aruba All Inclusive:

A woman windsurfing at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Aruba is a small island, but the Divi knows how to pack in a lot of fun and memorable activities for their guests.

Between relaxing on the beach, enjoying a cocktail poolside, swimming in the Caribbean Sea, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and biking, the amount of adventure on the island is endless!

Below are the top things I did during my stay at the Divi:

Relax at the Beach and Pool:

A woman enjoying the water at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Aruba is known for its powdery white sand beaches, warm aqua blue waters and gorgeous weather. During a trip to Aruba, it is impossible to not spend all day at the beach.

What was nice about staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive is that the beach was steps from our hotel room and since there are a lot of lounge areas, you could find a quiet spot where it feels like you have your own oasis. It is amazing, especially if you are looking to relax, disconnect, read a book and enjoy the company of those you traveled with!

The beach at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

From my personal experience in Aruba, the Divi Beach was definitely the best beach on the island for relaxation and swimming. The water was crystal clear, it was peaceful and the beach was in close walking distance to the bars, restaurants, pools and hotel rooms.

Situated all along the shoreline are tiki umbrellas and lounge chairs. It is easy to find a spot and relax! Also, you could go in the water and leave your belongings at your chair. It is definitely safe! Only if you go up to the bar and no one else is there to watch your belongings that you should bring them with you.

Beach area at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Overall, I loved swimming in the water at the Divi. It was like swimming in a bath and I never wanted to get out! I also loved how there were barely any rocks as you walked into the water.

If you are someone who prefers to swim in a pool instead of the sea, then you will be in for one real treat. The Divi and Tamarijn have several pools located throughout the property!

Unfortunately, there were no parties going on during the day when I stayed at the Divi due to everything going on in the world, but they usually have fun pool bashes and a DJ!

A woman walking the beach during sunset at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

I also loved how magical the sunset was during our stay at the Divi!

Learn how to Windsurf:

A woman windsurfing in the Caribbean Sea

One of the top activities I did at Divi Aruba All Inclusive was learn how to windsurf.

As someone who spent every summer of my life at the Jersey Shore, I would see people windsurf on both the ocean and bay every so often. I always wanted to learn how to windsurf, but never had the guts to until I came to Aruba.

Since the Caribbean Sea is a lot calmer than the North Atlantic Ocean, I figured it was a now or never situation when it came to learning the ins and outs of how to windsurf!

From the Divi hotel we stayed at, the staff took us over to the Tamarijn on a trolley. In that area, there is a water sports center and fitness facility where you could work out, rent kayaks, go snorkeling, take advantage of vacation-friendly floats and sign up for windsurfing!

A woman learning how to wind surf at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

When we finally got to the water sports center, I was introduced to my instructor who was very knowledgeable on how to windsurf. He taught me how to position myself on the board, how to properly hold the sail and direct it towards the wind as well as away from it.

I will admit that I fell down a lot in the beginning, but towards the end I was able to stand up and direct the board on my own.

Overall, the wind wasn’t strong at all during that day in Aruba, so I didn’t go fast at all, which was perfect for a beginner. It was loads of fun!

Enjoy Kayaking:

The beautiful Caribbean Sea at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Another fun water sport to enjoy during your stay at Divi and Tamarijn is kayaking. Even though I personally didn’t get to kayak during my trip to Aruba, the rest of my family did it (while I windsurfed) and had a great time!

(Please note that you do need to wear a life jacket when you participate in any water sport or activity at Divi Aruba All Inclusive.)

Take an Electric Bike Tour Around the Island:

A woman on an electric bike tour through Divi All Inclusive Aruba

One of the most epic adventures to do at Divi Aruba All Inclusive is an electric bike tour around the island. While my dad and brother enjoyed a day of golfing at The Links at Divi Aruba, my mom and I did the electric bike tour with Steve who led the journey.

Electric bikes at the Divi and Tamarijn

We started our journey at Tamarijn Resort and rode past Eagle Beach. On the way to Eagle Beach, we saw a bunch of grape trees and even got to taste a few. They weren’t quite ripened yet, but when they are, the locals will come to the trees and pick the grapes off.

Aruban grapes

After exploring Eagle Beach, we rode around the Bubali Bird Sanctuary and then made our way to Palm Beach. Once we got to Palm Beach, we enjoyed some virgin piña coladas (because we were biking) at Bugaloe on De Palm Pier. I loved all of the gorgeous views of the bright blue water.

Pina coladas from Palm Beach

Overall, my mom and I had a blast riding on Divi’s electric bikes. I will admit that I was nervous at first because they have a very quick pick up when you start peddling and I had never been on an electric bike before. Once we started riding, I got used to it!

De Palm Pier at Palm Beach in Aruba

Steve was a great tour guide and I wish we would’ve had more time because he usually takes riders to an area where you could enjoy some of the best snorkeling on Aruba!

Stretch Out at Sunset Yoga:

Two women doing yin yoga at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

On my second evening at Divi Aruba All Inclusive, I enjoyed a great sunset yin yoga with Nathalie who is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. I absolutely loved doing yoga on the resort’s yoga deck because it was secluded and away from the party, making it peaceful.

Yin yoga was perfect for me because I hadn’t stretched my body in so long and it was so nice to tune into myself with swaying palm trees and a colorful sunset around me.

Palm trees during sunset

Overall, I highly recommend signing up for yoga during your time at Divi and Tamarijn. Nathalie was a great instructor and also very knowledgeable.

(In addition to yoga, Divi Aruba All Inclusive also has Pilates and Zumba classes.)

Other Fun Activities to do at Divi:

The Caribbean Sea at Divi and Tamarijn

In addition to all of the amazing island activities I mention above, some other great adventures to participate in during your time at Divi Aruba All Inclusive is catamaran sailing (I tried this in Belize in August 2019 and had a blast), rock wall climbing, pool and beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, soccer and darts.

The Divi and Tamarijn also have classes on casino games and billiards and they also offer lessons on how to learn the local language – Papiamento.

Divi All Inclusive Aruba during sunset

Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort also has a spa called Indulgence by the Sea where you could enjoy a massage, facial, manicure/pedicure and couples’ massages. You could also get your hair done at this spa. (It is also the perfect spot to get your hair and makeup done if you’re having your destination wedding at Divi and Tamarijn.)

A man playing golf at The Links at Divi Aruba

If you are a golf lover, then you definitely have to enjoy the nine-hole ocean view golf course at The Links at Divi Aruba! It was designed to become the top Caribbean golf vacation destination and it includes a Pro Shop as well as two restaurants – Mulligans Golf Café, Bar & Restaurant and Windows on Aruba Restaurant.

Overall, The Links at Divi Aruba is open for all to make a tee time and there are preferred tee times available for Divi guests. The resort also offers professional golf instructions for individuals and groups. There are great golf packages for guests to choose from and the course is absolutely beautiful!

The gym at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

The Divi also has a great oceanfront fitness center that features state of the art cardiovascular equipment, weights and more. The resort’s gym is located on the second floor above the Beach Bar and water sports center. It is open from 6am to 7:30pm daily and a personal trainer is available every Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 7:30pm.

The fitness center at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Overall, all of the gym’s equipment is sanitized and guests will need to reserve their workout times on the resort app.


A woman dancing on the beach in Aruba

I hope you all enjoyed reading about my memorable time at Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort. It is the perfect place for a family vacation, honeymoon, destination wedding, couples’ getaway, babymoon, bachelorette/bachelor party, girls’ trip, corporate incentive trip and more!

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Basic Facts of Aruba:

Currency: Aruban Florin (The United States Dollar is accepted everywhere!), Capital: Oranjestad, Time Zone: Aruba does not follow Daylight Savings. During the summer months, Aruba is on Eastern Standard Time and then it is on Atlantic Standard Time during the winter months.

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52 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on October 26, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Excellent blog of an amazing resort ~ The Divi all inclusive is definitely the way to travel ~ I loved that all the food and drinks were included in the price of staying at that gorgeous resort ~ there was so much to do activity wise and so many great cafes, restaurants and shops. I loved the kayaking, electric bike riding and yoga at sunset. The beaches at the Divi were the best on the island. Swimming in the sea is such a relaxing yet rejuvenating experience ~ love all your beautiful photography Taylor of this breathtaking island! Can’t wait to get back there again. Fabulous vacation ~ 👍👌🏖🏝♥️🌞 love you, mom xoxo

    • Taylor Deer on October 27, 2020 at 12:29 am

      Thank you mom! It really was amazing staying at an all inclusive and everyone at the Divi made it extra special! I cannot wait to go back in the future too. 🙂

  2. Michelle W on October 27, 2020 at 10:12 am

    This is an excellent post- so informative! If my trip to Ecuador in March gets cancelled I am looking to head to the Caribbean, and this is making me want to choose Aruba! Beautiful photos as well 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on October 27, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Thank you so much Michelle! Aruba is amazing and even if your trip to Ecuador gets canceled, definitely still consider it for a future trip. 🙂

  3. Elena Pappalardo on November 6, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Wow! This all-inclusive really has it all! Gosh, what a gorgeous setting and there’s so much to do!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

      It sure does! I loved staying at the Divi! 🙂

  4. Shannon on November 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    This looks amazing! So glad you’re still adventuring during this time.

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you Shannon! I went last month and it was so nice and safe!

  5. Linnea on November 13, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    This looks so nice! All the restaurants look amazing and the amenities are so great! I love Aruba and I’ll definitely add this to my list!

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you Linnea! I loved staying at the Divi! Such a fun place. I know you’ll love staying there too. 🙂

  6. Lies on November 13, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    This looks like Paradise! The resort sounds amazing and it’s good to read they take the necessary precautions during these times. I’ve never been to Aruba, but it’s on my bucket list!

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2020 at 11:04 pm

      It really was paradise! I loved it so much, you would love Aruba too! 🙂

  7. Emma on November 14, 2020 at 12:41 am

    I actually had no idea that Aruba was so small. But it looks amazing, just a tropical paradise. The beach looks so nice and I love that they welcomed you with chocolate and champagne. That’s my kind of service

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:55 am

      Yes, it was so amazing Emma! You would seriously love Aruba! 🙂

  8. Albi on November 14, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Aruba looks so awesome, thanks for recommending the hotel, even though I’m not necessarily all-inclusive type, I can see value in it. Especially when it looks amazing like this

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:56 am

      Yes, it really is awesome! I love how all of the drinks were included too because it could save you so much money. 🙂

  9. Cosette on November 14, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Fun to see chocolate from the Albert Heijn (a Dutch supermarket chain) in your post. The divi all inclusive looks devine.

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:57 am

      Yes, so many Europeans saw that in my IG stories and loved it. It was so good! Also I loved the Divi. 🙂

  10. Katja on November 14, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Oh my, such lovely pictures and how great that you managed to stay in this wonderful place during this weird 2020. I+ve actually looked into Aruba a few times already as there are direct flights form Europe, I+ll keep Divi in mind for when we finally get there one day 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:58 am

      It was amazing! I actually met two European women who traveled directly from Amsterdam. If you have the chance, definitely go. It’s so beautiful! 🙂

  11. Megan on November 14, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Looks like you escaped to paradise!! Yoga, in Aruba, at turquoise waters? It’s all I could ever want!! 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Yes, I truly enjoyed my time there. It’s so beautiful! 🙂

  12. Anita on November 14, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    This place looks incredible, so as your in-depth information and awesome pictures. It would be great to stay there someday! Thanks for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you so much Anita! I appreciate that. 🙂

  13. Samantha on November 14, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Such a detailed itinerary for such a beautiful place! I’ve been wanting to go to Aruba forever!!! I had no idea they have all-inclusive resorts, that makes me want to go even more haha

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you Samantha! You should totally go at some point. It’s so beautiful there! 🙂

  14. Elena Pappalardo on November 14, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, the Divi All inclusive is simply stunning! I’m blown away by all of the activities there are to do there! Just pinned for the future!

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      It’s such an amazing place! You and Stef would love it! 🙂

  15. Cristina on November 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Wow Aruba is a breathtaking destination. I am definitely adding it to my list. Also, the resort is the great place to be for sure. The rooms and food look amazing 🙂 I’m glad you could go on an international trip! I wish I could escape to somewhere warm and tropical but travelling in Europe is a bit complicated at the moment.

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

      It really is so beautiful! I was there last month, but things have gotten worse in the USA since then. Hopefully the vaccine comes out soon and this is all behind us.

  16. Danie J on November 14, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Oh my – this itinerary looks perfect and WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!!! I am so excited to visit in the future. Thanks for all the advice!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

      Thank you Danie and it was amazing! You would love Aruba! 🙂

  17. Ophelie on November 14, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    The beaches look fantastic there! I would love to visit Aruba and enjoy this magical place! What a nice place to stay!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:57 am

      Yes, it was so beautiful! You would love it so much Ophelie! 🙂

  18. Alaine on November 14, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Definitely living vicariously on vacation through your visit to Aruba! Looks and sounds like you had a blast there. Stunning pictures!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Alaine! It was so beautiful! You would love it so much. 🙂

  19. Rosh Patel on November 14, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    It must have been great to travel after so long and you definitely picked a great place!!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Yes, it really was so nice! I loved it! 🙂

  20. Lenore | The Nitty Gritty Travel OT on November 14, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    I also traveled to Aruba and loved my time there! It looks like you had a blast. I can’t wait to return, reading your blog post brought back up great memories of my trip.

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Yes, I would love to return there as well. It was so beautiful! 🙂

  21. Pamela on November 14, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I’ve always wanted to stay at an all-inclusive! Your pictures make it look so cool and relaxing. Thank you for sharing – definitely saving for post-covid!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:01 am

      It was my second time staying in an all inclusive and I loved it. It’s nice when drinks are included haha

  22. Rachael on November 14, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Wow! This looks like paradise! Adding it to my list!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:01 am

      It really is so amazing Rachael! 🙂

  23. Jade on November 15, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Aruba looks amazing! I am in desperate need of a tropical vacation after living in Romania the past 9 months hahah! Thanks for sharing, I’ll be sure to check this spot out!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:02 am

      It really is so beautiful! You would love it Jade! 🙂

  24. Marguerite on November 15, 2020 at 2:53 am

    Sensational photos! Looks like a lovely trip, something to add to my bucket list 🙂 This is a part of the world I don’t know (yet!) but plan to explore.

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Thank you so much Marguerite! The Caribbean is such a stunning part of the world. 🙂

  25. Silly Little Kiwi Blog | Tara on November 15, 2020 at 6:14 am

    This place looks like an incredible getaway! I’d love to stay here, especially right haha!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:03 am

      It really was Tara! I loved it so much. 🙂

  26. Bettina on November 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    This resort looks amazing and I’m so in love with the white beaches! Also, the amount of activities you can do there is incredible. Definitely saving this for my trip to Aruba!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      It really is an amazing place! You would love it so much Bettina! 🙂

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Divi-41

A woman twirling during a sunset in Aruba

Bon Bini! In October 2020, I visited the beautiful Caribbean island of Aruba. It was my first international trip in eight months and I had an amazing time exploring the island, relaxing at the beach, participating in fun water sports and island adventures along with staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive!

Even though Aruba is north of the equator, it is officially part of South America and is only 14 miles from the coast of Venezuela.

Divi Beach at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Aruba is considered one of the ABC islands along with Curaçao and Bonaire. All of these islands were formerly known as the Netherland Antilles, therefore, there is a lot of Dutch influence!

A few other great facts about Aruba is that it is only 20 miles long and five miles wide, making it a very small country. (You could barely see it on a map. It is very similar to the size of the European island Malta.)

Most Aruban’s speak four languages such as the native Creole language of Papiamento, English, Dutch and Spanish. There is also an average temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) year-round.

A woman sitting on the beach at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

My trip to Aruba was also a family trip and we had an amazing time staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort where we enjoyed an oceanfront room with quick access to the beach.

Staying at the Divi during my Aruba trip was one of the first times I’ve ever stayed at an all-inclusive resort! I enjoyed savoring their delicious food, sipping refreshing cocktails and participating in fun water sports and adventures. I also loved all of the amenities at the Divi.

A woman walking the boardwalk at Divi and Tamarijn All Inclusive

In this blog post, discover all of the amazing things to do at Divi Aruba All Inclusive.

**During my time Aruba, Divi Aruba All Inclusive hosted me for two nights.


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Staying at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Traveling to Aruba in 2020:

Tiki umbrellas on Divi Beach

I traveled to Aruba in October 2020 when the country was one of the several destinations opened to American tourists. Click here to read about traveling to Aruba during this time period.

Speaking as an American, I had to take and submit a negative PCR test within 72 hours upon arrival into Aruba. I had to upload my results and purchase insurance on Aruba.com and present it with my passport at customs.

Getting to Aruba:

A woman sunbathing on the beach in Aruba

Traveling to Aruba from the United States is easy. We took a nonstop flight from Newark International Airport in New Jersey to Queen Beatrix International Airport, otherwise known as Aruba Airport. (For European tourists, you could find nonstop flights to Aruba from Amsterdam.)

When we finally arrived in Aruba, Divi Aruba All Inclusive organized a pick-up transfer service from the airport to the resort. The Divi is around a 10-minute drive from Aruba Airport.

The beautiful Caribbean Sea in Aruba

During our time at Divi Aruba All Inclusive, the hotel’s staff were able to organize transportation services throughout the island.

(Overall, Aruba is a safe destination to visit.)

Staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive:

A woman lounging at Divi All Inclusive in Aruba

The Divi Aruba All Inclusive has a few hotels and resorts throughout the island. I stayed at the main property on Divi Beach.

The other Divi hotels located on Aruba is Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort on Druft Beach, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort on the golf course along with Divi Aruba Phoenix between Eagle Beach and Palm Beach.

A woman hanging out on the beach at Divi All Inclusive

Right next to the Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort we stayed at was also the Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive, which is also owned by the Divi. The Tamarijn is newly renovated with brand new bathrooms and modern furniture.

Divi Aruba All Inclusive is located on one and a half miles of beach. What is amazing about it is that there are so many areas along the hotel’s property where you could feel like you have your own private beach.

A woman enjoying her stay at Divi All Inclusive resort in Aruba

Around the resort are spacious lobbies, lounge areas, a few pools, beach chairs and tiki umbrellas, open-air restaurants and amazing guest rooms and suites with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and resort.

When you book your stay at Divi All Inclusive in Aruba, you will be given a wristlet upon check-in to prove that you’re a guest and all of your meals and drinks will be included in the price you pay for your stay.

A woman standing in front of cacti in Aruba

The Divi has a flexible booking policy where you have the option to cancel without penalties up to 24 hours upon arrival. The resort also has a plethora of great savings packages for you to choose from. There is a Kids 12 & Under Stay, Play & Eat Free Package; Wellness Package for those wanting to snorkel, windsurf, sail, kayak and do yoga and Honeymoon Packages for newlyweds.

Rooms at Divi Aruba All Inclusive:

An oceanview guest room at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

During our stay at the Divi, we enjoyed our Oceanview Guest Room that included all-inclusive amenities such as a television, air conditioning, mini-fridge, Nespresso-style coffee machine, digital safe, WiFi, en-suite bathroom and a balcony that overlooked the Caribbean Sea. (The oceanview rooms also have great views of the hotel’s gardens.)

When my mom and I first walked into our room, there was a bottle of Champagne waiting for us as a warm welcome along with Dutch chocolate. I also received a welcome bag with Divi Aruba All Inclusive tee shirts and a bottle of Chilean red wine. I felt at home the moment I arrived!

Enjoying Champagne and Dutch Chocolate at Divi All Inclusive

The staff members at the Divi were also welcoming and accommodating. I never wanted to leave!

For those who received a PCR test upon arrival into Aruba will need to isolate themselves for 24 hours. The Divi offers a Signature Warm Welcome for those who have to do that. They will stock your mini fridge with water, soft drinks, beer, wine and you will have access to room service with the resort’s full menu.

Prior to check-in, one of the Divi’s housekeeping attendants, wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), will spray hospital-grade disinfectant on all surfaces in the room. After that, housekeeping will place a “Clean & Sealed for Your Protection” sticker on the door to the room. Every room at the Divi also offers a bottle of Aruban aloe hand sanitizer!

The property of Divi All Inclusive Aruba

In addition to the Divi’s Oceanview Guest Rooms, they also have Gardenview, Beachside, Poolview and Oceanfront room styles. You could also choose an Oceanfront Suite, which includes a master bedroom and en-suite bathroom with a Jacuzzi; a second bedroom with a separate bathroom; flat-screen television in the bedrooms and living area along with a living room and balcony or terrace overlooking the sea.

Dining at the Divi:

Red Parrot Restaurant at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Overall, there are 10 all-inclusive dining areas between the Divi and Tamarijn resorts. You could find everything from Asian fusion to Mexican cuisine along with Italian fare to American restaurants at Divi Aruba All Inclusive!

Below is where I ate during my stay at the Divi:

Breakfast at the Divi:
A fruit smoothie from Pelican Terrace at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Pelican Terrace: For breakfast every morning, we ate at Pelican Terrace, which has both indoor and outdoor dining. This live cooking restaurant offered everything from fresh fruit smoothies and juices to an omelet station as well as a waffle and pancake area to cold cuts and danishes.

In addition to breakfast, you could also eat at Pelican Terrace for both lunch and dinner. This type of restaurant provides live entertainment through cooking and they also have great rotisserie and carving stations. The restaurant also prepares fresh seasonal vegetable dishes for vegetarians.

For breakfast each morning, I would enjoyed a smoothie and coffee with French toast, eggs and smoked salmon. Everything was great!

Pelican Terrace has different theme nights – Monday is Caribbean Night; Tuesday is Italian Night; Wednesday is Mexican Night; Thursday is Barbecue Night; Friday is Asian Night; Saturday is Mediterranean Night and Sunday is Steak & Fish (Surf and Turf) Night.

Lunch at the Divi:
Margherita pizza from Coco Grill & Bar at the Divi resort

Coco Grill & Bar: Every day for lunch, my family and I would grab Margherita pizza from Coco Grill & Bar. I seriously loved these little pizzas that were made on pita bread. It included fresh mozzarella, tomato sauce and diced tomato pieces. They were small too so you could enjoy one each!

In addition to their pizzas, Coco Grill & Bar also had amazing beverages! I loved their piña coladas along with their Aruba ariba drinks.

A pina colada from Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Sandpiper Bar: Even though I didn’t grab food at this beachside bar during my stay, I did enjoy their refreshing drinks during my time at the beach and everything was refreshing and delicious! I loved their piña coladas as well as their rum runners.

Dinner at the Divi:
A salmon dinner from Red Parrot at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Red Parrot: On our first evening at Divi Aruba All Inclusive, we ate at Red Parrot, which offers a savory selection of fine cuisine and spirits. I loved how posh Red Parrot was! The restaurant had both indoor and outdoor dining and the outside area featured a water path that was lit up at night. It was so cool!

Lobster and Shrimp soup from Red Parrot
A Chocolate cake from Divi Aruba

For dinner, I had lobster soup as an appetizer, which had shrimp in it and as my main course, I savored the glazed salmon fillet that featured a honey soy glaze with rice noodles and mango. It was amazing! We all split the chocolate cake for dessert, which was to die for.

Pure Lime: During our second evening, we enjoyed a nice Mexican dinner at Pure Lime.

Chicken fajitas from Pure Lime at Divi All Inclusive in Aruba

As an appetizer, my family split the chips and guacamole and I got a delicious ceviche. For the main course, we all got the chicken fajitas and I savored the tequila key lime pie for dessert. Everything was very tasty! Of course, I enjoyed the margarita with my meal and my parents had the sangria.

Ceviche and chips from Pure Lime
Tequila key lime pie from Pure Lime at the Divi
Other restaurants at Divi and Tamarijn All Inclusive Aruba:
Nightlife at the Divi:
The pool area at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Divi and Tamarijn All Inclusive Aruba has eight bars with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. In fact, they were awarded winner of the 2020 Best All-Inclusive Resort Bars by Islands.com.

Since I traveled to Aruba during an unfortunate time period, most of the bars and nightlife were quiet. Every night, the Sandpiper Bar at the Divi was the place to hang out!

A woman on the beach at Divi All Inclusive Aruba during the evening

There were small dance parties and a trivia night. Even though it was quiet, the staff at the Divi made it a lot of fun. (During this time, Aruba also had a curfew enforced for midnight.)

Below are a list of the bars at Divi and Tamarijn and the hours they usually run :

Top Things to do at Divi Aruba All Inclusive:

A woman windsurfing at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Aruba is a small island, but the Divi knows how to pack in a lot of fun and memorable activities for their guests.

Between relaxing on the beach, enjoying a cocktail poolside, swimming in the Caribbean Sea, snorkeling, kayaking, sailing and biking, the amount of adventure on the island is endless!

Below are the top things I did during my stay at the Divi:

Relax at the Beach and Pool:

A woman enjoying the water at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Aruba is known for its powdery white sand beaches, warm aqua blue waters and gorgeous weather. During a trip to Aruba, it is impossible to not spend all day at the beach.

What was nice about staying at Divi Aruba All Inclusive is that the beach was steps from our hotel room and since there are a lot of lounge areas, you could find a quiet spot where it feels like you have your own oasis. It is amazing, especially if you are looking to relax, disconnect, read a book and enjoy the company of those you traveled with!

The beach at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

From my personal experience in Aruba, the Divi Beach was definitely the best beach on the island for relaxation and swimming. The water was crystal clear, it was peaceful and the beach was in close walking distance to the bars, restaurants, pools and hotel rooms.

Situated all along the shoreline are tiki umbrellas and lounge chairs. It is easy to find a spot and relax! Also, you could go in the water and leave your belongings at your chair. It is definitely safe! Only if you go up to the bar and no one else is there to watch your belongings that you should bring them with you.

Beach area at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Overall, I loved swimming in the water at the Divi. It was like swimming in a bath and I never wanted to get out! I also loved how there were barely any rocks as you walked into the water.

If you are someone who prefers to swim in a pool instead of the sea, then you will be in for one real treat. The Divi and Tamarijn have several pools located throughout the property!

Unfortunately, there were no parties going on during the day when I stayed at the Divi due to everything going on in the world, but they usually have fun pool bashes and a DJ!

A woman walking the beach during sunset at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

I also loved how magical the sunset was during our stay at the Divi!

Learn how to Windsurf:

A woman windsurfing in the Caribbean Sea

One of the top activities I did at Divi Aruba All Inclusive was learn how to windsurf.

As someone who spent every summer of my life at the Jersey Shore, I would see people windsurf on both the ocean and bay every so often. I always wanted to learn how to windsurf, but never had the guts to until I came to Aruba.

Since the Caribbean Sea is a lot calmer than the North Atlantic Ocean, I figured it was a now or never situation when it came to learning the ins and outs of how to windsurf!

From the Divi hotel we stayed at, the staff took us over to the Tamarijn on a trolley. In that area, there is a water sports center and fitness facility where you could work out, rent kayaks, go snorkeling, take advantage of vacation-friendly floats and sign up for windsurfing!

A woman learning how to wind surf at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

When we finally got to the water sports center, I was introduced to my instructor who was very knowledgeable on how to windsurf. He taught me how to position myself on the board, how to properly hold the sail and direct it towards the wind as well as away from it.

I will admit that I fell down a lot in the beginning, but towards the end I was able to stand up and direct the board on my own.

Overall, the wind wasn’t strong at all during that day in Aruba, so I didn’t go fast at all, which was perfect for a beginner. It was loads of fun!

Enjoy Kayaking:

The beautiful Caribbean Sea at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Another fun water sport to enjoy during your stay at Divi and Tamarijn is kayaking. Even though I personally didn’t get to kayak during my trip to Aruba, the rest of my family did it (while I windsurfed) and had a great time!

(Please note that you do need to wear a life jacket when you participate in any water sport or activity at Divi Aruba All Inclusive.)

Take an Electric Bike Tour Around the Island:

A woman on an electric bike tour through Divi All Inclusive Aruba

One of the most epic adventures to do at Divi Aruba All Inclusive is an electric bike tour around the island. While my dad and brother enjoyed a day of golfing at The Links at Divi Aruba, my mom and I did the electric bike tour with Steve who led the journey.

Electric bikes at the Divi and Tamarijn

We started our journey at Tamarijn Resort and rode past Eagle Beach. On the way to Eagle Beach, we saw a bunch of grape trees and even got to taste a few. They weren’t quite ripened yet, but when they are, the locals will come to the trees and pick the grapes off.

Aruban grapes

After exploring Eagle Beach, we rode around the Bubali Bird Sanctuary and then made our way to Palm Beach. Once we got to Palm Beach, we enjoyed some virgin piña coladas (because we were biking) at Bugaloe on De Palm Pier. I loved all of the gorgeous views of the bright blue water.

Pina coladas from Palm Beach

Overall, my mom and I had a blast riding on Divi’s electric bikes. I will admit that I was nervous at first because they have a very quick pick up when you start peddling and I had never been on an electric bike before. Once we started riding, I got used to it!

De Palm Pier at Palm Beach in Aruba

Steve was a great tour guide and I wish we would’ve had more time because he usually takes riders to an area where you could enjoy some of the best snorkeling on Aruba!

Stretch Out at Sunset Yoga:

Two women doing yin yoga at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

On my second evening at Divi Aruba All Inclusive, I enjoyed a great sunset yin yoga with Nathalie who is a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. I absolutely loved doing yoga on the resort’s yoga deck because it was secluded and away from the party, making it peaceful.

Yin yoga was perfect for me because I hadn’t stretched my body in so long and it was so nice to tune into myself with swaying palm trees and a colorful sunset around me.

Palm trees during sunset

Overall, I highly recommend signing up for yoga during your time at Divi and Tamarijn. Nathalie was a great instructor and also very knowledgeable.

(In addition to yoga, Divi Aruba All Inclusive also has Pilates and Zumba classes.)

Other Fun Activities to do at Divi:

The Caribbean Sea at Divi and Tamarijn

In addition to all of the amazing island activities I mention above, some other great adventures to participate in during your time at Divi Aruba All Inclusive is catamaran sailing (I tried this in Belize in August 2019 and had a blast), rock wall climbing, pool and beach volleyball, tennis, basketball, soccer and darts.

The Divi and Tamarijn also have classes on casino games and billiards and they also offer lessons on how to learn the local language – Papiamento.

Divi All Inclusive Aruba during sunset

Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort also has a spa called Indulgence by the Sea where you could enjoy a massage, facial, manicure/pedicure and couples’ massages. You could also get your hair done at this spa. (It is also the perfect spot to get your hair and makeup done if you’re having your destination wedding at Divi and Tamarijn.)

A man playing golf at The Links at Divi Aruba

If you are a golf lover, then you definitely have to enjoy the nine-hole ocean view golf course at The Links at Divi Aruba! It was designed to become the top Caribbean golf vacation destination and it includes a Pro Shop as well as two restaurants – Mulligans Golf Café, Bar & Restaurant and Windows on Aruba Restaurant.

Overall, The Links at Divi Aruba is open for all to make a tee time and there are preferred tee times available for Divi guests. The resort also offers professional golf instructions for individuals and groups. There are great golf packages for guests to choose from and the course is absolutely beautiful!

The gym at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

The Divi also has a great oceanfront fitness center that features state of the art cardiovascular equipment, weights and more. The resort’s gym is located on the second floor above the Beach Bar and water sports center. It is open from 6am to 7:30pm daily and a personal trainer is available every Tuesday to Sunday from 11:30am to 7:30pm.

The fitness center at Divi All Inclusive Aruba

Overall, all of the gym’s equipment is sanitized and guests will need to reserve their workout times on the resort app.


A woman dancing on the beach in Aruba

I hope you all enjoyed reading about my memorable time at Divi Aruba All Inclusive resort. It is the perfect place for a family vacation, honeymoon, destination wedding, couples’ getaway, babymoon, bachelorette/bachelor party, girls’ trip, corporate incentive trip and more!

If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Basic Facts of Aruba:

Currency: Aruban Florin (The United States Dollar is accepted everywhere!), Capital: Oranjestad, Time Zone: Aruba does not follow Daylight Savings. During the summer months, Aruba is on Eastern Standard Time and then it is on Atlantic Standard Time during the winter months.

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52 Comments

  1. Kim Deer on October 26, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    Excellent blog of an amazing resort ~ The Divi all inclusive is definitely the way to travel ~ I loved that all the food and drinks were included in the price of staying at that gorgeous resort ~ there was so much to do activity wise and so many great cafes, restaurants and shops. I loved the kayaking, electric bike riding and yoga at sunset. The beaches at the Divi were the best on the island. Swimming in the sea is such a relaxing yet rejuvenating experience ~ love all your beautiful photography Taylor of this breathtaking island! Can’t wait to get back there again. Fabulous vacation ~ 👍👌🏖🏝♥️🌞 love you, mom xoxo

    • Taylor Deer on October 27, 2020 at 12:29 am

      Thank you mom! It really was amazing staying at an all inclusive and everyone at the Divi made it extra special! I cannot wait to go back in the future too. 🙂

  2. Michelle W on October 27, 2020 at 10:12 am

    This is an excellent post- so informative! If my trip to Ecuador in March gets cancelled I am looking to head to the Caribbean, and this is making me want to choose Aruba! Beautiful photos as well 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on October 27, 2020 at 10:22 am

      Thank you so much Michelle! Aruba is amazing and even if your trip to Ecuador gets canceled, definitely still consider it for a future trip. 🙂

  3. Elena Pappalardo on November 6, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    Wow! This all-inclusive really has it all! Gosh, what a gorgeous setting and there’s so much to do!

    • Taylor Deer on November 7, 2020 at 10:26 am

      It sure does! I loved staying at the Divi! 🙂

  4. Shannon on November 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    This looks amazing! So glad you’re still adventuring during this time.

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you Shannon! I went last month and it was so nice and safe!

  5. Linnea on November 13, 2020 at 10:15 pm

    This looks so nice! All the restaurants look amazing and the amenities are so great! I love Aruba and I’ll definitely add this to my list!

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2020 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you Linnea! I loved staying at the Divi! Such a fun place. I know you’ll love staying there too. 🙂

  6. Lies on November 13, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    This looks like Paradise! The resort sounds amazing and it’s good to read they take the necessary precautions during these times. I’ve never been to Aruba, but it’s on my bucket list!

    • Taylor Deer on November 13, 2020 at 11:04 pm

      It really was paradise! I loved it so much, you would love Aruba too! 🙂

  7. Emma on November 14, 2020 at 12:41 am

    I actually had no idea that Aruba was so small. But it looks amazing, just a tropical paradise. The beach looks so nice and I love that they welcomed you with chocolate and champagne. That’s my kind of service

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:55 am

      Yes, it was so amazing Emma! You would seriously love Aruba! 🙂

  8. Albi on November 14, 2020 at 4:20 am

    Aruba looks so awesome, thanks for recommending the hotel, even though I’m not necessarily all-inclusive type, I can see value in it. Especially when it looks amazing like this

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:56 am

      Yes, it really is awesome! I love how all of the drinks were included too because it could save you so much money. 🙂

  9. Cosette on November 14, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Fun to see chocolate from the Albert Heijn (a Dutch supermarket chain) in your post. The divi all inclusive looks devine.

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:57 am

      Yes, so many Europeans saw that in my IG stories and loved it. It was so good! Also I loved the Divi. 🙂

  10. Katja on November 14, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Oh my, such lovely pictures and how great that you managed to stay in this wonderful place during this weird 2020. I+ve actually looked into Aruba a few times already as there are direct flights form Europe, I+ll keep Divi in mind for when we finally get there one day 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:58 am

      It was amazing! I actually met two European women who traveled directly from Amsterdam. If you have the chance, definitely go. It’s so beautiful! 🙂

  11. Megan on November 14, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Looks like you escaped to paradise!! Yoga, in Aruba, at turquoise waters? It’s all I could ever want!! 🙂

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 10:58 am

      Yes, I truly enjoyed my time there. It’s so beautiful! 🙂

  12. Anita on November 14, 2020 at 3:30 pm

    This place looks incredible, so as your in-depth information and awesome pictures. It would be great to stay there someday! Thanks for sharing!

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you so much Anita! I appreciate that. 🙂

  13. Samantha on November 14, 2020 at 4:05 pm

    Such a detailed itinerary for such a beautiful place! I’ve been wanting to go to Aruba forever!!! I had no idea they have all-inclusive resorts, that makes me want to go even more haha

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you Samantha! You should totally go at some point. It’s so beautiful there! 🙂

  14. Elena Pappalardo on November 14, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Oh my gosh, the Divi All inclusive is simply stunning! I’m blown away by all of the activities there are to do there! Just pinned for the future!

    • Taylor Deer on November 14, 2020 at 5:47 pm

      It’s such an amazing place! You and Stef would love it! 🙂

  15. Cristina on November 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Wow Aruba is a breathtaking destination. I am definitely adding it to my list. Also, the resort is the great place to be for sure. The rooms and food look amazing 🙂 I’m glad you could go on an international trip! I wish I could escape to somewhere warm and tropical but travelling in Europe is a bit complicated at the moment.

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

      It really is so beautiful! I was there last month, but things have gotten worse in the USA since then. Hopefully the vaccine comes out soon and this is all behind us.

  16. Danie J on November 14, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    Oh my – this itinerary looks perfect and WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE!!!! I am so excited to visit in the future. Thanks for all the advice!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

      Thank you Danie and it was amazing! You would love Aruba! 🙂

  17. Ophelie on November 14, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    The beaches look fantastic there! I would love to visit Aruba and enjoy this magical place! What a nice place to stay!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:57 am

      Yes, it was so beautiful! You would love it so much Ophelie! 🙂

  18. Alaine on November 14, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Definitely living vicariously on vacation through your visit to Aruba! Looks and sounds like you had a blast there. Stunning pictures!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:58 am

      Thank you Alaine! It was so beautiful! You would love it so much. 🙂

  19. Rosh Patel on November 14, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    It must have been great to travel after so long and you definitely picked a great place!!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 9:59 am

      Yes, it really was so nice! I loved it! 🙂

  20. Lenore | The Nitty Gritty Travel OT on November 14, 2020 at 6:54 pm

    I also traveled to Aruba and loved my time there! It looks like you had a blast. I can’t wait to return, reading your blog post brought back up great memories of my trip.

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

      Yes, I would love to return there as well. It was so beautiful! 🙂

  21. Pamela on November 14, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I’ve always wanted to stay at an all-inclusive! Your pictures make it look so cool and relaxing. Thank you for sharing – definitely saving for post-covid!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:01 am

      It was my second time staying in an all inclusive and I loved it. It’s nice when drinks are included haha

  22. Rachael on November 14, 2020 at 10:28 pm

    Wow! This looks like paradise! Adding it to my list!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:01 am

      It really is so amazing Rachael! 🙂

  23. Jade on November 15, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Aruba looks amazing! I am in desperate need of a tropical vacation after living in Romania the past 9 months hahah! Thanks for sharing, I’ll be sure to check this spot out!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:02 am

      It really is so beautiful! You would love it Jade! 🙂

  24. Marguerite on November 15, 2020 at 2:53 am

    Sensational photos! Looks like a lovely trip, something to add to my bucket list 🙂 This is a part of the world I don’t know (yet!) but plan to explore.

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:02 am

      Thank you so much Marguerite! The Caribbean is such a stunning part of the world. 🙂

  25. Silly Little Kiwi Blog | Tara on November 15, 2020 at 6:14 am

    This place looks like an incredible getaway! I’d love to stay here, especially right haha!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 10:03 am

      It really was Tara! I loved it so much. 🙂

  26. Bettina on November 15, 2020 at 1:50 pm

    This resort looks amazing and I’m so in love with the white beaches! Also, the amount of activities you can do there is incredible. Definitely saving this for my trip to Aruba!

    • Taylor Deer on November 15, 2020 at 8:23 pm

      It really is an amazing place! You would love it so much Bettina! 🙂

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