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Forum: Aruba Timeshare for Sale Wednesday, March 21st, 2018, 02:57 PM
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Posted By PirateKing
Divi Phoenix Villas, week 3, for sale

This is a studio unit in the Phoenix beachfront villas, overlooking the courtyard and the original pools (former Sunsplash Bar area). If you don't have the energy to go back to the beach, you can...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, 02:44 PM
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Views: 736
Posted By PirateKing
Week 3 studio for sale/rent

This is a studio unit in the Phoenix beachfront villas, overlooking the courtyard and the original pools (former Sunsplash Bar area). If you don't have the energy to go back to the beach, you can...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By PirateKing
Re: New System for Beach Palapas

Sure doesn't sound like abuse of the system to me! Especially getting down there at such a leisurely hour.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, February 2nd, 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,561
Posted By PirateKing
Re: How is the re-done Sunset Beach Bistro?

That's interesting, about the bartender! We never go to Pure Beach, though. We'd rather walk to Pelican Nest if we don't go to Pure Ocean (still a silly name).
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, January 26th, 2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,561
Posted By PirateKing
Re: How is the re-done Sunset Beach Bistro?

Update:

We went there this past Monday (Jan. 20) and were actually quite pleased. Glad to see that some of the waiters are still there, and, while the three course dinner idea is gone, the menu...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Sunday, January 26th, 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By PirateKing
Re: New System for Beach Palapas

This is an improvement that was long needed. While we were not having problems in the past (especially after they opened the so-called "South Beach" section, where not many people want to be because...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, January 1st, 2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,561
Posted By PirateKing
Re: How is the re-done Sunset Beach Bistro?

Thanks. It doesn't sound encouraging, but we'll see. Too bad: Sunset Bistro was one of our favorite places.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, December 25th, 2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,561
Posted By PirateKing
Re: How is the re-done Sunset Beach Bistro?

Thanks. We will be there in January and see if it gets any better.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,561
Posted By PirateKing
How is the re-done Sunset Beach Bistro?

I don't want to call it "Pure Ocean" because it's a far more meaningless name than the original. I hope they left it with some of its original character and didn't load it up with TVs, mediocre...
Forum: Aruba Timeshare Wanted Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 740
Posted By PirateKing
Looking to buy week 3 or 4 at Dutch Village

Preferably a studio; since they've turned the Phoenix into a circus, we'd like to explore a quieter option!
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, September 11th, 2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,879
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Divi Phoenix Aruba: you shoulda been here 3 years ago!

Nice as the Phoenix is compared to the infamous Playa Linda (where, legend has it, there are fist fights over palapas in the pre-dawn hours) or the Marriott, it isn't what it used to be. What it used...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, January 30th, 2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,147
Posted By PirateKing
Paradise Lost

Once there was a tranquil place, at the far end of the frenzy of Palm Beach; a little oasis where you could relax; hear the sounds of the water, the wind, the birds, but still not far from the...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, November 21st, 2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Here now !!!

I'm not surprised that it's crowded. The Phoenix's beach was perfectly adequate for when it was the tower and the villas, but Divi just had to put in 4 new high rises and that, as anyone could have...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, October 26th, 2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Another beach question!

Thanks. yes, that's the section I meant. the gazebo was there last January, and it was for massages. they were bringing in sand and grooming the beach, so we assumed they would be putting up new...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Tuesday, October 25th, 2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Another beach question!

Thanks. If they keep going the way they have been, this will be the busy part of Palm Beach! Let them leave the coral where it is: at least that end of the beach will be peaceful.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, October 24th, 2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Another beach question!

Thanks. We're hoping that it stays quiet down at that end (past Sunset Bistro). That's interesting about a dock on the jetty. I wonder what they are planning to do with that.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, October 14th, 2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Another beach question!

Thanks. We wil be back there in January, so that gives you some time.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, October 13th, 2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,009
Posted By PirateKing
Another beach question!

We were wondering how the "new" beach came out in the section down past Sunset Bistro. When we were there back in January they had killed off the trees, sea grape, etc., and were putting in sand to...
Forum: Where have you been? Wednesday, May 18th, 2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 12,109
Posted By PirateKing
Lots of places!

Aruba is where we relax before our real travel, which usually involves first a ski trip out west (Utah, the last 3-4 years), and then a more exotic locale. This March we were in Nepal; last year,...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,381
Posted By PirateKing
Am I in Cancun (2)?

So, when you go to the Caribbean, you sort of like to think you are somewhere othe than back home, right? OK, the weather certainly lets you know that (I always think of Cream's "Tales of Brave...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,642
Posted By PirateKing
Re: More Beach yet?

There's no more beach, though during week 3 they were demolishing some of the greenery just south of Sunset Beach Bistro and trucking in and spreading sand there, so it will probably be a place for...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, January 31st, 2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By PirateKing
Am I in Cancun?

The second year of the over-expanded Phoenix (which is still not fully sold) convinces me that my assessment from last year was right: all change is not for the better. Compounded by two hard facts...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Friday, April 16th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,087
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Not all change is for the better!!

Chacun a son goute, as we say around here. I've never tried the Marriott, but I know how crowded that end of the beach gets, as we walk up there every day we're here. We did stay at the Playa Linda...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, February 1st, 2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,087
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Not all change is for the better!!

There is the new Deli, but it's not the same. the sandwiches and salads are pre-made and the help is also not happy with the new, non-air-conditioned location.

If they do dredge and improve the...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Monday, February 1st, 2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,087
Posted By PirateKing
Not all change is for the better!!

Corporate greed and the desire to maximize shareholder returns (perhaps not successfully accomplished, considering the economic environment at the time the project was started) have conspired to make...
Forum: Aruba in General Friday, July 17th, 2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Question

For the record, "Speedo" is a brand name, and includes a host of products (even baggy boardshorts [or "bathing burkahs" as my wife calls them]) though, like "Kleenex" or "Windsurfer" (or even...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Wednesday, February 11th, 2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,469
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Construction at the Divi Phoenix

One thing they could do is get rid of that jetty. I think that's what helps cause some of the erosion, as well as the pileup of stuff (seaweed, shells, and the litter of the careless) right along...
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, February 5th, 2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,930
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Villas at the Phoenix

Room 202 was done before we got there for week 3; they were working on the sliding doors on some of the others while we were there.
Forum: Divi Phoenix Resort Thursday, February 5th, 2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,469
Posted By PirateKing
Re: Construction at the Divi Phoenix

We were there for week 3 and (in our view, fortunately) the new buildings are not finished. The first and third (counting from the Tower) were partially occupied, however, and they were working on...
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