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Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Did i make a mistake?

This large group of people mostly stay at the Marriott Surf Club, Marriott Ocean Club and Marriott hotel. I think it is Week 3, but I could be wrong.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, June 26th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,293
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Did i make a mistake?

Are you staying at the Marriott? If you are staying anywhere else, it's no problem.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, June 2nd, 2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Just got back on May 22nd

Everything is relocated now. The French market is replaced by a deli located where the old lobby was. You can buy ice cream and sandwiches and salads there but no food items to take to your room....
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, June 2nd, 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Just got back on May 22nd

In all the times I walked past the new jewelry store (where the former souvenir store was), I never even saw one person in it. What a wasted space. I wonder how long that'll last.

They sure could...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, June 1st, 2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Just got back on May 22nd

sorry, no picture. It's just a wooden walkway and then a few steps down to a platform that a boat can pull up to so that you don't need to get in and out of the water to access a boat.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, May 27th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,769
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Just got back on May 22nd

A few very minor changes at the Phoenix:

The new spa by Pure Beach was a little warmer this time.

On top of the rocks at the right breakwater (looking out to sea), there's a new walkway out...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, April 28th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,215
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Update on the beach area

After the sidewalk collapsed last fall, they removed the palapas in front of the new villas. When I went in February, the sidewalk had been repaired. The beach in front of the villas was still a...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By PhoenixGirl
Re: New towers - room numbering scheme

Perhaps it goes left to right (starting from the lobby working towards the beach) starting with a zero. 0,1,2,3,4
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Saturday, March 12th, 2011, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: New towers - room numbering scheme

You are correct that the first number is 9,8,7, or 6 to identify the building. the second number is the floor so you want a 1 as the second number if you want the first floor. The third number is the...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Saturday, February 26th, 2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,010
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Tower elevators

It looks like new interiors are being done to the tower elevators. One is already finished. Instead of mirrors and the bright colorful decor on the walls, they have gone with wood looking paneled...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, February 25th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,363
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: More Beach yet?

The new beach villas are very very nice. We own Week 41 in the tower, but have also used RCI points to spend winter weeks in the new section. Of course everything is much newer. The bathrooms are...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, February 13th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,363
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: More Beach yet?

Good news. They fixed the sidewalk that had buckled when the storms came last October. There are no more palapas on the beachfront at Pure Beach. The beach and new pool were really crowded today...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Saturday, February 5th, 2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,363
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: More Beach yet?

I haven't seen any company picnics or closed restaurants, but for a one night rental, the locals fill the pool on Saturdays and Sundays. I can't believe the Phoenix would only rent out vacant rooms...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, February 4th, 2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,363
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: More Beach yet?

This happened both weekends we were there in October, Weeks 41 and 42. If the Phoenix had vacant rooms, locals rented and brought all their friends for parties. The Pure Beach pool and beach were...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, February 4th, 2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,363
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: More Beach yet?

I know that on weekends, the Phoenix rents out vacancies to locals who arrive with loads of people who may not sleep there, but they are "guests" of the renters and crowd the beach and pool areas. On...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, January 7th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,783
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Toni the Lounge Singer

He also sings at Arawak Gardens by Salt & Pepper and Casa Tua on nights he is not at the Marriott. I just don't know which nights...sorry.
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,688
Posted By PhoenixGirl
Re: Storm Track...

After 5 weeks of bad weather in September and early October, it cleared for the two weeks we were there from October 9-23. Not a hint of rain. Nothing but gorgoeus sunny days.

After we left it...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, November 1st, 2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,061
Posted By PhoenixGirl
New Phoenix Villas dryers

Since our top floor unit (1405) of the tower was still flooded when we arrived on October 9th, the front desk girl upgraded us to the beachfront one bedroom in the new villas. What a gorgeous unit...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, October 21st, 2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: New Villas Beach

Water is not as clear as it has been in the past, but it is warm and delightful! Some clouds today, the first in 12 days that we've been here. Weather changes constantly, but it's not stormy like...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, October 12th, 2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,681
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba New Villas Beach

Just got here on Saturday and was surprised to see the beach in front of the new villas cordoned off with yellow warning tape, and 8 out of 10 of the oceanfront palapas knocked down. The wind must...
Forum: Aruba in General Tuesday, October 12th, 2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,400
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Restaurant at PBV

Was it Le Petit Cafe? I think that closed.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, October 8th, 2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: "Water problems" on 14th floor

Forgot to mention that the front desk manager (Pearl Lake) said it would be several weeks before the leak would be fixed.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, October 5th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,423
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba "Water problems" on 14th floor

I was just informed that maintenance said my room will not be available for the week starting Saturday October 9th. They will put us up in the new villas.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, September 12th, 2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,280
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: SETAR services internet room?

So what I am hearing is that absolutely nothing has changed since May.

Why does the Phoenix continue to pretend that no problem exists????????????

We will be there next month and I will see...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, September 12th, 2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,280
Posted By PhoenixGirl
Re: SETAR services internet room?

Here is a copy of several correspondences with Pedro Vargas at the Phoenix.

Mrs. Ingram

Thank you for your mail. Our Internet lounge’s ISP provider is SETAR. Our IT person on site confirmed...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, September 12th, 2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,280
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba SETAR services internet room?

I emailed the Phoenix about the slow connection I had in the internet room near the deli in May, and I got a reply that it was serviced by Setar and that there have been no complaints for three...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, September 9th, 2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,097
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Rental info please...........

Sherry,

I email and call at least once a week to harrass them about the poor internet provider they use and ask when they will switch to a decent one that works. I never get an answer.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, September 6th, 2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,061
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Former gift shop off lobby

Can anyone who came back recently comment on what is happening with the old gift shop that was gutted and painted and left vacant since the new one opened? We were there in May and it was still an...
Forum: Aruba in General Monday, September 6th, 2010, 10:21 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 14,166
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: arubafastphones.com bait and switch?

Thanks to the advice on this board, I bought a cheap phone just for my Aruba travel, had it unlocked and had a SIM card put into it. That was several years ago. Now I just ad Digicel minutes whenever...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, September 1st, 2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,904
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: BREEZES - Tried it - WOW

Charles, Can you post a menu?
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, August 29th, 2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Wont be long now Sept 26th

I thought all of the tower rooms were done by now. Are they still working on any of them???
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Saturday, August 28th, 2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Wont be long now Sept 26th

We will just miss you. We arrive on October 9th. Will you post updates while you are there?
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, August 27th, 2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,904
Posted By PhoenixGirl
Re: BREEZES - Tried it - WOW

Does anyone have a menu for Breezes? That might be good to post. Is there a website yet?
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, August 5th, 2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By PhoenixGirl
Re: WiFi at Phoenix

Can someone explain to me what problem the Phoenix (or is it all the Divi resorts?) has with Setar?
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, August 5th, 2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,771
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: WiFi at Phoenix

Back in May in the new Internet room by the deli, I overpaid for the convenience of checking email messages from my resort rather than going to the much less expensive Internet stations at Paseo...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, August 5th, 2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Weekly activities

The manager's cocktail party over by Sunset Bistro is a relatively new venue. When we were there in May it was held at the old Splashbar by the small older pool in front of the tower.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, August 1st, 2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,968
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Why buy?????

I often ask myself the same question. Why did we buy when it so easy to rent from other owners (not just from the resort) without the initial investment of thousands of $$$$. Most owners only want to...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Saturday, July 3rd, 2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,773
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Wk 10 Divi Pheonix "New Towers"

Boy! You know how to do it. Keep the rent reasonable and they will come!
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, June 21st, 2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By PhoenixGirl
Re: Computer stations up & running yet?

We drive to Paseo Mall and go to the internet place there. Fast speed. No connection problems.

The cost at the Phoenix is $10.00 for 30 minutes. I wouldn't mind paying that exhorbitant rate (for...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Saturday, June 19th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By PhoenixGirl
Re: Computer stations up & running yet?

While we were there, we paid for whatever blocks of time they had available, but the connection was VERY slow. It was frustrating to have all that beautiful equipment and a bad connection.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, May 5th, 2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Computer stations up & running yet?

That's great to know! I'll be there on Saturday.
Forum: Aruba in General Sunday, May 2nd, 2010, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,275
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Timeshare inquiry at Marriott Surf Club

Concerning Interval International, every year I trade my St Thomas week for something in Aruba and more often than not I get the Marriott Surf Club. Once I got Paradise Beach Villas which was a...
Forum: Aruba in General Thursday, April 29th, 2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 36,060
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: what do we like about aruba?

I love the tropical breezes, the warmth of the sun, feeling the sand between my toes when I walk on the beach.

We'll be going on our 29th or 30th trip (we don't count any more) and still never...
Forum: Aruba in General Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,285
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Milk availability?

Is there still a shortage of milk in the grocery stores?
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, April 11th, 2010, 04:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Computer stations up & running yet?

Has anyone been at the Phoenix lately who knows if the computers are up and running yet in the new internet stations near the deli?
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, March 29th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,766
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Doug Kuhn

Yes Doug also took care of the older units while he was there...the new sliding glass door project and the reworking of the elevators and any other maintenance problems that came up.

I am also...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, March 29th, 2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,766
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Doug Kuhn

Doug was the manager of all new construction and John is the manager of the resort.

Doug was in charge of the construction of the new villas, PUre Beach, the tennis court, the new lobby and the...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Saturday, February 20th, 2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,914
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Changes since October

I emailed Doug about the use of the old lobby and the following is his answer:

There are plans for the future to have this as our back of the house operations as well as a full function meeting...
Forum: Aruba in General Saturday, February 20th, 2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,753
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: batidos, mocktails and smoothies

Pure Beach at the Phoenix has all kinds of delicious smoothies.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, February 15th, 2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,914
Posted By PhoenixGirl
I Love Aruba Re: Changes since October

We took a little walk down there just to see the old lobby and it was boarded up. We couldn't see what they were doing to it. I hope they will put it to good use.

Now the old sales offices and...
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