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Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive Resort

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Set on the gorgeous Palm Beach, Occidental Grand Aruba is located in the heart of it all! This luxury resort is perfect ... More

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Customer Rating 198 Reviews
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3.8
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3.9
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4.4
Dining Options
 
3.5
Room Comfort
 
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3.8 out of 5
"Restraurant service was excellent but making reservations for the restaurants was a nightmare. They mixed them up, cancelled, and re-schedule for another time." – Cindycaca
170 out of 234 (73%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.8
Service
 
3.9
Beaches & Pools
 
4.4
Dining Options
 
3.5
Room Comfort
 
3.8
3.8 out of 5
"Restraurant service was excellent but making reservations for the restaurants was a nightmare. They mixed them up, cancelled, and re-schedule for another time." – Cindycaca
170 out of 234 (73%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Beautiful Sunset on the beach Beach view Toes in the sand... pool view
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November 8, 2016
Somewhat dissapointed

I had always heard great things about the Occidental Grand Aruba, and have taken cheaper vacations in the past, but finally saved up enough for my boyfriend and I to go on our trip to Aruba. My boyfriend and I love gambling and were VERY dissapointed to find out the our casino was under renovations when we got there. We would have to walk to other hotels to use their casinos. I must say the food in the hotel was very delicious, but when we were there we were touched with Hurricane Matthew for 4/6 days we were there and they shut down over half the restaurants to eat at. So we were not able to experience the restuartants like we had wanted. We were only able to go in the pool one day due to the hurricane as the beach and pool were closed due to stormy weather. Wish we could have had better weather and a better experience.


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Overall Rating: 3
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4.0
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From: Massapequa, New York
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 9, 2016
Best vacation

Stayed for seven nights and was very pleased with everything. Food, drinks, pool and beach were all good. Already planning a trip back.


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Nashville, Tn
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 8, 2016
I would return again...

Occidental is a small resort, but it has all the amenities you need. I was bummed that the pool bar wasn't working for the first few days that I was there, but the beach bar was close by. I had mixed feelings about the service. Some of the staff were the nicest you could meet while others clearly need a new profession. I feel like the nice ones outweighed the bad so I gave 4 stars. The nightly entertainment could be improved....actually it really SHOULD be improved. I did not enjoy any of the shows. Initially, I was surprised to learn that the stage performances last less than an hour, I thought it was too short. but after experiencing it, I thought it was too long. The live singers in the lounge/lobby area were pretty good. All in all, I enjoyed my time there and was sad that my week there went so fast. Aruba is a very happy island indeed.


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Overall Rating: 4
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From: Boston, MA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 7, 2016
Great Vacation

It would be a good idea to make clients aware that you can get an up-grade to the all inclusive dining. On the buffet breakfast and lunch was very good. The dinner hour was not. Most of the items were left over from lunch. The resort and the people were great, a little slow with their room service. One day our room was not cleaned until 5:00. Also make sure you bring a swimsuit or have a plan because you can not check in until after 4:00. Other wise it was a wonderful 51st wedding Anniversary trip!


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From: Elizabeth, NJ
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive Resort features 380 elegantly appointed suites and rooms with sophisticated amenities available to guests. Your air-conditioned room features a private balcony or patio, where you can enjoy the warm Caribbean sun and island breezes from the luxury of your room.

Room Details

Deluxe (DLX)
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Deluxe Ocean View (DLXOV)
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Grand Concierge Deluxe Ocean View (GCDLXOV)
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Grand Romance Deluxe Ocean View (GRDLXOV)
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Royal Club Luxury Ocean View (RCLUXOV)
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What's to Love

Occidental Grand Aruba has lots of activities the whole family will enjoy and it's close to the vibrant life of Aruba.

 

What We'd Change

The pool isn't quite as big as we'd like, but the free form beauty and swim-up Splash Bar more than make up for it.

 

Why You Should Go

Aruba is one the prettiest islands in the Caribbean, with white sand beaches, sparkling blue water, lots of family-friendly activities and great restaurants.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Beach Bar
  • Business Center ($)
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Dive Shop
  • Gift Shop
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Room Service ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Sailing
  • Aerobics
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 6 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Elevators
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Free Parking
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request) ($)
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Medical Facilities
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Water-Skiing

Map of Local Area

The perfect weather and world famous white sand beaches make Aruba the ideal destination for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts. Numerous casinos, great shopping and many restaurants are the island's other attractions.

Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive Resort

83 JE Irausquin Blvd, PO Box 218

+297 586 4500

Hotel Description

Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive Resort: Unwind on Palm Beach in Aruba

Set on the gorgeous Palm Beach, Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive Resort is located in the heart of it all! This luxury resort is perfect for families, couples or anyone looking for a relaxing getaway on a beautiful Caribbean island. At this all-inclusive resort, you'll be right on the beach, close to many tourist attractions and in walking distance to restaurants, entertainment and shops.

At Occidental Grand Aruba, you can lounge poolside with the pristine ocean waters just steps away. And you'll love being on Palm Beach, a two-mile stretch of white sands, turquoise waters and plenty of water sports for you to enjoy. Grab the snorkel gear and check out the vibrant marine life swimming in the bright ocean waters. You can grab a light lunch right on the beach at Club de Playa, or enjoy a drink at the Beach Bar without ever leaving the white sands. And, while you relax in the sun, the kids can enjoy the Kids Club!

With daily activities at the pool, nightly entertainment, tennis courts, fitness and more, the Occidental Grand Aruba will keep you entertained. You can even test your luck at the on-site casino in the lobby. And, when you're ready to wind down for the day, your guest room includes all the amenities you'll need for a restful stay, plus a balcony where you can enjoy the warm Caribbean breezes.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Unlimited meals, snacks & beverages
  • Full open bar with international brands
  • Limited in-room dining (continental breakfast from 7am-11am)
  • Daily activities program by the pool and beach area
  • Taxes and gratuities


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

The Palm
Type: International buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Lunch - daily, noon-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Located on the main floor. Buffet dining along with made-to-order dishes that features views of the pool.

L'Olio
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Italian cuisine matched with an international wine selection.
Dress code:
Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

El Olvido
Type: Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Mexican cuisine served a la carte in traditional Mexican decor.
Dress code: Resort casual.

Zen
Type: Pan-Asian
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Pan-Asian cuisine and tatami-style dining, at the sushi bar or a private table.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Desire
Type: Caribbean Fusion
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10:30pm
Description: Featuring unique Caribbean-Fusion dishes with fresh cuts of meat and seafood.

The Beach Club
Type: Light Fare
Hours: Lunch - daily, noon-5pm
Description:
Serves light lunches and snacks right on the beach.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Splash Bar
A swim-up bar at the resort pool. Daily, 10am-7pm.

Beach Bar
Located on Palm Beach. Daily, 11am-6pm.

Lobby Bar
Features live music. Daily, 11am-11pm

Desires Lounge
Located on the second floor. Features a romantic setting perfect for couples. Daily, 6:30pm-midnight.

Sound
A dance club featuring live music and DJs nightly. Daily, 7pm-2am.

Casino
On-site casino open 24 hours featuring the latest in slot machines, Blackjack, roulette, poker and craps.



BEACH

Occidental Grand Aruba is situated on the beautiful and palm tree-lined Palm Beach. Chaise lounges and a towel service are available at the beach.

POOLS

Occidental Grand Aruba offers a large, free-form pool, 2 whirlpools and a swim-up bar. Chaise lounges and a towel service are available at the pool.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Water polo
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Water aerobics
  • Scuba clinics
Available for an additional charge:
  • Scuba diving

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis
  • Sports clinics

Golf
The Divi Village golf course is about a 10-minute drive from Occidental Grand Aruba.



INTERNET

Guest rooms come with access to Internet data ports and Wi-Fi for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Occidental Grand Aruba offers massage services for an additional charge.

WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Wedding Services
Celebrate the love of a lifetime at Occidental Grand Aruba. With a breathtaking location along pristine Palm Beach, lavish all inclusive amenities and personalized service, this backdrop is perfect for a picturesque wedding occasion. For more information, please contact the resort directly.

Honeymoon Bonus
Your honeymoon is a celebration of your new life together, so accent the occasion with Occidental Grand Aruba's Honeymoon Packages. For more information, please contact the resort directly.



CHILD CARE

Parents with children ages 4-12 will want to take advantage of the Kids Club's supervised activities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Occidental Grand Aruba is located on the Palm Beach just 25 minutes away from Queen Beatrix Airport.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Spring Break/Youth Policy
Individual student bookings are accepted. Minimum age requirement for check-in is 18 years of age. No more than the maximum occupancy per room is allowed. A refundable deposit of $200 per person (cash or credit card) is required upon check-in at the resort. Group student bookings must be requested through the Groups Department. These groups require a chaperone in addition to the refundable deposit.

Optional Packages
Scuba diving (including certification & rentals); wedding, honeymoon packages, Occidental Grand Aruba Accommodations Deluxe rooms at the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Aruba. These rooms feature either one king bed or two double beds, along with elegant tile, marble floors and either a balcony or terrace.


Resort Update
Please note, Occidental Grand Aruba has advised that as of December 21, 2015, the Casino has ceased operations. No reopening date has been announced at this time.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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Room 1 Details:
  • Deluxe Ocean View
  • Travel: November 19 - December 20
  • Book By: December 16

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