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Occidental Grand Aruba - All Inclusive Resort

Aruba

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4 Nights with Air from $1,249 All-Inclusive
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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 192 Reviews
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
164 out of 227 (72%) 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
164 out of 227 (72%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Toes in the sand... Beautiful Sunset on the beach Beach view pool view
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September 20, 2016
Would go again

My fiance and I had a wonderful time at the Occidental Grand Aruba. I gave 4 stars to Value, Beach and Pools, Dining Options, and Room Comfort for the following reasons. The pool was almost too warm. I know that Aruba is very hot and there are a lot of people in the pool every day. I did see the resort adding more water to the pool 1 morning, but I wish they could do something to make it cooler. The beach is very well maintained and the pool was clean. I do wish the beach had more umbrellas. The dining options were a little disappointing for lunch. Dinner was awesome at all of the restaurants and the omelette stations for breakfast was really nice too. For breakfast, the buffet served cold cuts and cheese- that would have been nice to add to the lunch buffet also, as well as more salad bar options. For lunch, it was mainly burgers, hot dogs, and pasta (a little heavy for lunch after sitting in the hot sun). I also think it would be nice if the beach and pool bars used re-usable cups to be more environmentally friendly. If you are visiting this resort, I would recommend taking your own reusable insulated mug. The Bar tenders will fill them up with your favorite drink! For the Room comfort, the bed was a little too firm (and I like a firm mattress), but the chair was really comfortable. all of my above suggestions or complaints would not deter us from visiting this resort again or suggesting this resort to a friend. They are mainly suggestions for the resort :) Definitely make reservations at the Kyoto at the teppanyaki table. very good! We also went to this restaurant another night and ordered from the menu- also really good! My fiances favorite was the Italian place and the Mexican place was really good also. Favorite drink- Occidental Lemonade. The resort is right on the strip so lots of shopping near by. We did not eat out or go to bars outside of our resort, but there were plenty of options. The casino in our resort was closed while we were there, but we went to the casino in neighboring hotels- Hyatt and Hilton- close walk.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
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From: Columbus, OH
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

September 15, 2016
Occidental

Beautiful property. Food and restaurant choices could be better considering the cost. Service is decent but can use improvement in overall cleanliness and service at front desk and lobby bar which are both under-staffed.


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Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
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From: Illinois
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 11, 2016
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Stayed in Occidental Aruba end of August 2016. Feel that for the price paid needed a better experiance. This is only for the occidental resort and not for local area experience Cons: Room not clean, could smell the sweat on the bed sheets. Requested a toddler crib during booking and it was not made available when we got the room. Had to approach the front desk 3 times through out the day until they provided. Safe lock not working (but did adress this right away) Buffet (I'm specifying buffet only) service very very poor and slow.... Buffet food choice most of the time (during day and dinner not much difference) was similiar and limited choices. Only 4 restaurants and could not reserve the same twice. Stayed for 7 days could only use the restaurant 4 times. Free Wifi available only in the lobby and 60 minutes per day. (Now days people need Internet and charging for it should be under the total price) Ordering drinks by the beach took longer than any other place I have been. 1 pool, 2 hot tubs. (Could be OK for others) Pro: Great beach, best experience Restaurants only experience and food was great. Nice calm family environment Everyday shows available Live singer/band every evening, different each time. (Different from shows) Sun set Romantic Dinner available Plenty of beach huts (got to get up early for prefered but this the same for all places experienced) Drinks were great. Beach restaurant got renovated (did not get to enjoy it) but food looked good for beach hours. In Summary if the personnel cared a little more the experiance would deftenitly been better. Many repeats (older people) commenting that the place is going down. Hope the above helps in your decision. Would recommend as a first time but not for repeat. Exp: Mexico (Cancun, Los Cabos), Jamaica, Punta Cana, Bahamas, Europe,


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Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
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From: USA
Age: 25-34

September 9, 2016

My husband & I enjoyed our stay. We didn't like that the pool & hot tubs closed at 11 PM or that our room didn't have a thermostat in the room, so it was always cold. We would recommend to our friends.


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Dining Options
 
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From: Tennessee
Age: 45-54

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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