Saturday, September 20, 2014

Traveler Reviews Reap Awards for the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives


Leading Travel Companies Continue to Recognize the Sister Properties for Excellence

Aruba Bound
ORANJESTAD, ARUBA – (September 10, 2014) Continuing their winning streak over recent years, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives have once again received distinctions of excellence from top travel companies including TripAdvisor®, MLT VacationsSM, HolidayCheck, Apple Vacations® and Zoover.

“We are thrilled to have such prestigious travel sites recognize the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba as outstanding for yet another year,” said Alex Nieuwmeyer, Managing Director of the Divi Resorts Aruba and Bonaire.
“Since all five 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 even in today’s very competitive marketplace. I can only thank our wonderful staff, whose devoted efforts have resulted in such positive reviews from our guests.”
Both the Divi Aruba and the Tamarijn Aruba received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, making this the fourth year in a row that the Tamarijn Aruba has earned this distinction and the third year that the Divi Aruba has achieved it. The certificate is presented annually to properties that consistently receive excellent ratings from TripAdvisor members.  Additionally, the Tamarijn Aruba is currently ranked as the #1 hotel and the Divi Aruba is currently ranked as the #3 hotel in Oranjestad, Aruba, on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site with TripAdvisor branded sites in 44 countries worldwide receiving more than 280 million unique monthly visitors (Source: Google Analytics, average monthly unique users Q2 2014) and over 170 million reviews and opinions.

MLT Vacations, one of the largest providers of vacations in the United States, has also selected the Tamarijn Aruba as a 2014 Quality Assurance Award winner. The Quality Assurance Awards are earned by MLT Vacations’ partners that achieve a 99 percent customer satisfaction index and a 99 percent product delivery performance. The Tamarijn Aruba is one of just four properties on Aruba and the only all-inclusive on Aruba to earn this award in 2014.

Further, both Divi Aruba and Tamarijn Aruba have been awarded with the HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2014. The properties’are among just 389 hotels worldwide to receive this award, which is based on three criteria: number of reviews; recommendation rate; and suns awarded in each category. HolidayCheck is a leading travel website based in Europe where users can easily find and book their perfect holiday and share their holiday experience through reviews and photos. Each month, 20 - 30 million people visit HolidayCheck websites to inform themselves about hotels and destinations via about 10 million user opinions. Information is available on more than 300 thousand hotels and 100 thousand points of interest in the holiday destinations.

In addition, Apple Vacations has recognized the Tamarijn Aruba with a 2014 Apple Vacations Golden Apple Award, making this the second consecutive year the property has earned this award. The Golden Apple Awards are given to resorts throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Hawaii that have earned exceptional ratings by customers on Apple’s post-trip Vacation Satisfaction Questionnaires. Apple Vacations is one of the nation’s largest and most respected vacation companies.

As added testament to its customer appeal, the Tamarijn Aruba has been named a 2014 Zoover Award Winner. It is one of just five hotels in Aruba to receive this distinction and this is the second year in a row that the property has earned a Zoover Award. The Zoover Awards recognize the best-rated accommodations in Europe and popular destinations worldwide. Award winners are selected according to which establishments earn the highest traveler ratings on Zoover, a top holiday review website based in the UK.

Located just thirty minutes from the airport and five minutes from Aruba’s capital city, Oranjestad, the Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusive 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 (named one of the Best All-Inclusive Island Resorts Ever by the editors of Islands magazine) 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 pool deck has become a central gathering place for guests of both properties to relax.  The resorts offer a variety of packages including those for honeymoon, vow renewal, family, golf and wedding.  An onsite wedding coordinator assists with arrangements for beach weddings through Aruba Weddings For You.

For reservations and more information about Divi & Tamarijn Aruba, contact your travel professional or call 1-800-554-2008, 207-594-7888, or visit the resorts’ websites at or The properties can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+, YouTube and the resort Blog as well as via mobile at and

Note - The Links at Divi Aruba 9-hole golf course, WiFi, the Indulgence by the Sea spa and air-conditioned Internet Lounge are all optional services and amenities available to guests at an additional cost.