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Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

Georgia
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Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

We are in our 70 and planning a trip to aruba in January. Has anyone used Bookit and which resort would be beast Divi or Barcelo??

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Burlington, Vermont
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1. Re: Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

Which Divi resort are you looking at? The Divi All Inclusive or one of the other ones?

Georgia
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2. Re: Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

The Divi all inclusive.

Georgia
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3. Re: Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

Divi all inclusive versus Barcelona

Hull, Massachusetts
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4. Re: Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

You have to give a bit of what you’re looking for. These couldn’t be any more dissimilar. AI is not a big deal in Aruba, but the Barcelo is a bigger resort like complex on Palm Beach.

You might want to check them out on TripAdvisor look at photos and see what people write about them.

I stayed at Divi one year and loved it - food was ok, the beach awesome.

Ontario
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5. Re: Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

Haven’t been to either but we definitely preferred the low rise area (eagle-Manchebo beach) over the high rise area. (Palm beach) We like all inclusives , but in Aruba there are too many options and we definitely did better monetarily not doing all inclusive. Maybe give some more detail about your likes...for example are you “pool people” or beach people? We are staying at Manchebo beach for the 2nd time and love the beach and love the dining options all over the island. We went for dinner a few nights in palm beach area and were glad to go back to the low rise section for daytime relaxation.

Quincy...
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6. Re: Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

We’re a couple in our 60’s and have stayed at the Divi many times over the years. We always loved it. A few trips back we switched to the Manchebo as we were looking for a quieter atmosphere. The Divi is very appealing to young families so that means lots of little ones running around. For us it was no longer a good fit.

We have not stayed at Barcelona as we prefer the low rise area but we do have friends that enjoy the Barcelo.

Cumming, Georgia
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7. Re: Barcelo versus Divi for older couple

Agree, that the Divi is smaller and might be a better and more attractive option than the larger Barcelo resort. Manchebo is a lovely resort as well, though if you require all inclusive, it is more expensive.

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