Something for Everyone

Aruba beaches heat up with package deals and music festival

By: By Michael Lowe


The Divi & Tamarijn Aruba All Inclusives are offering three new packages to suit various vacations. Whether you are a honeymooner, a family of four, or someone just hoping to enjoy the summer, Divi & Tamarijn has a package for you.

Designed for newlyweds looking to enjoy romance and relaxation, the Honeymoon Package includes an oceanfront room and king-sized bed with a spacious patio or balcony. Plus, guests can look forward to a candlelight dinner for two at the oceanfront Sunset Beach Bistro including a glass of wine per person, roundtrip transportation to and from the hotel, as well as taxes and service charges. A first anniversary certificate for one free night’s stay, a complimentary bottle of champagne and a remembrance gift will also be included.

Divi & Tamarijn’s Family Package allows a family of four to stay for the price of a family of two. As many as two children up to the age of 18 can stay and eat free when sharing a room with two paying adults. The package includes oceanfront accommodations, a Children’s Camp for children between five and 12, which includes activities like T-shirt and face painting, scavenger hunts, snorkel and tennis clinics, to pool and beach games. Also, at a special discounted rate, the Tamarijn Aruba’s Mega Family Room option adds a second separate room for a maximum of four children under 18. Offer is valid from now until Sept. 30.

The Summer Value Package is only available from now until June 30, 2008. Guests will receive an extra $200 (per room) resort credit on a five-night or longer stay that can be used towards golf at The Links, De Palm Tours or restaurants on the resort.

All stays include all meals and snacks at a choice of ten dining facilities and unlimited beverages at seven bars and the use of three pools. Guests will also find a 30-foot outdoor rock wall and an abundance of water sports to choose from.

On a side note, guests that are really on the ball, and can get to Aruba for Memorial Day, can experience the star-studded Eight Annual Soul Beach Music Festival featuring Grammy winners Erykah Badu and Wyclef Jean along with R & B singers Sean Kingston, Ledisi, and Paige. For five days, starting May 21, beach parties, night clubs and concerts will be in full swing along the beaches of Aruba.