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Old Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 12:48 PM
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Just recently took a tour of the Divi Phoenix and was very surprised how different from the rest of the High Rise's on Palm Beach. Very quiet, not crowded, and I felt like I was in Fiji not the Vegas Strip as it is up by the Marriott!
Should I buy or rent? We already own Marriott Boston, but not too crazy how crowded Marriott Aruba is. We would not trade to stay their. Looking for 1 week in March sometime if we do rent in bldg. B,C, or D.
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Old Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 02:14 PM
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We own at Divi Phoenix and LOVE it here. It is on the best beach in our opinion - the end of Palm so it is quiet and the water is beautiful but you can walk up the beach at any time to visit the other resorts, happy hours, etc. We never have a problem getting a hut or a beach chair. We bought before the new building were started and we feel it has greatly improved the entire resort with this addition. Pure Beach is a wonderful bar, restaurant and has a great lively happy hour.
So, Yes, I think you should definitely rent there and once you do you will most likely want to buy.
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Old Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 02:15 PM
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By the way, we are from Methuen Ma - 30 min north of Boston
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Old Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 10:55 PM
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Hi I am thinking of renting there this year.So you would recommend staying at the Phoenix. we usually stay at the marriott and yes it is crazy down that end. so looking for a little change we stayed at eagle beach a few years ago too quiet and out of the way for me I like being able to walk palm beach area. We are from wilmington, ma almost neighbors.
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Old Wednesday, April 21st, 2010, 11:19 PM
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Just recently took a tour of the Divi Phoenix and was very surprised how different from the rest of the High Rise's on Palm Beach. Very quiet, not crowded, and I felt like I was in Fiji not the Vegas Strip as it is up by the Marriott!
Should I buy or rent? We already own Marriott Boston, but not too crazy how crowded Marriott Aruba is. We would not trade to stay their. Looking for 1 week in March sometime if we do rent in bldg. B,C, or D.
Thanks,
Karen
Hi Karen
I have week 10 in building C for Mar 5th - Mar 12th available next year. It is on 6th floor and is a 2br lockoff that can be rented as a 1br or studio or both if interested let me know
Thanks
Steve
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Old Thursday, April 22nd, 2010, 08:05 AM
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Linda,

I would definitely recommend your renting there - we stayed at the Marriott Hotel the first time we went to Aruba (before they had the timeshares there) and we were less than thrilled. Didn't return for almost 10 years and stayed at the Surf Club cuz friends bought there. Absolutely hated it there but LOVED Aruba. Walked the beach and found the Phoenix and bought that same day and have no regrets - it gets better and better each year with all improvements being made. We too feel Eagle Beach is just a bit too quiet for us - we love to people watch and bar hop on Palm.

I worked in Wilmington for 10 years at Agfa/Compugraphic - small world
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Old Monday, November 21st, 2011, 10:58 PM
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We've been going to Aruba for the past 9 years. We looked at the divi phoenix two years ago. I didn't really expect to like it as well as I did. We ended up buying and I'm glad we did. Weve stayed at the Weston before and the playa Linda. There are many things I like about the divi that has convinced me we made the right decision

By the way, I grew up just east of methane and now live 30 miles south of Boston. I am sure you will love it.
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Old Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, 07:30 AM
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We have two weeks in the Tower that were purchased pre construction. We absolutely love Phoenix but were happier before they added the new buildings.

Pure Beach does nothing for us & the beach is way too crowded. The expanded beach areas are lousy & aren't used so they quadrupled (at least) the palapas at the original beach and added a few umbrellas. We go off season (returned last Saturday) & the beach area was crazy. I can't imagine what it's like in January!!

That said, as far as we're concerned, there's no place better on the island. Based on the pricing of the new units, I'd be more inclined to rent rather than buy. There are plenty of unsold units available & $25,000 - $35,000 is a ridiculous price to pay!
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Old Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011, 08:40 AM
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Relativelly speaking, the beach is not nearly as crowded as most other places (late Feb, early March). We were always able to find shade, be it under a palapas or umbrella.

At the PlayaLinda, there were people out there at 3 or 4 in the morning waiting for palapas. If you weren't out the before 7, you were lucky to find one ... and while there were lounges, there were never chairs available (they were hoarded by a few). At the Marriott, you have to rent them. At the Weston, if you were lucky enough to get a palapas, there wasn't room to lie next to it in the sun or you'd be under your neighbor's palapas. It is shoulder to shoulder.

While my own private island would be nice, that's not likely to happen. Until then, I'm happy with the Phoenix as it's the best I've found in Aruba.
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