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Occidental Grand Aruba


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Located in Palm Beach, the most cosmopolitan and vibrant area of Aruba, this high-end, all-inclusive resort for families and couples offers a new level of luxury. The resort holds a privileged location on the fine white sands of a Caribbean beach overlooking turquoise waters, with warm, dry weather throughout the year.

Enjoy the tropical atmosphere of the large, free-form swimming pool with waterfalls, two whirlpools, and a swim-up bar to keep you relaxed and cool throughout the day.

With elegantly appointed accommodations and a la carte dining options, you'll feel a sense of sophisticated luxury that goes far beyond your expectations. This magnificent resort is close to many tourist attractions and just steps away from the best entertainment, lounges, discos, and shopping areas the island has to offer.

The program of sports and leisure activities includes tennis on two floodlit courts, beach volleyball, water polo, aqua aerobics, diving demonstration lessons, snorkeling (equipment available), and more. The youngsters (ages 4-12) will enjoy the Kids' Club, with its program of supervised activities. In the evening, don't miss the shows and nightly entertainment.

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HOTEL LOCATION
The Occidental Grand Aruba is located on the main strip on Palm Beach, only minutes from Downtown Oranjestad.
Address: I.W. IRASQUIN BLVD. 83
ORANJESTAD


AW
Local Phone: 011-29-7586-4500
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-858-2258
Fax: 011 297 586 6806
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
Swim-up Bar
There is a large free-form swimming pool with a swim-up bar, two whirlpools, waterfall and tropical atmosphere.
Golf: NEARBY
Tierra Del Sol
Tierra Del Sol is a Par 71, 18 hole championship golf course with a total yardage of 6,811. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr., and is situated on the scenic northwest shore of Aruba.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: Included
Club Rental Fees: $
Caddy: No
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Complimentary
Raquet Rental Fees: Complimentary
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Complimentary
Snorkeling: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Other Sports: Basketball, beach soccer, volleyball, parasailing
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Occidental Grand Aruba consists of a contemporary high-rise building set amid landscaped grounds with a tropical Caribbean atmosphere. This nine-story beachfront All-Inclusive resort offers 398 airconditioned units, each with its own private balcony This is the only hotel on the strip with a night club. Enjoy specialty nights 5 times a week. There are seven restaurants, five bars, two lighted tennis courts, a children's program, and large free form swimming pool. Beach: This resort is situated on the blue crystalline waters of Palm Beach. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 398
Year Opened: 1976 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, Discover, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No dry-cleaning service at this resort.
ROOM TYPES
DELUXE OCEANVIEW
Ocean view from balcony. One king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
ROYAL CLUB LUXURY POOL/OCEAN
Ocean view from balcony. One king or two double beds. Upgraded amenities include private check-in, assistance of Concierge staff, bottle of wine and fruit platter upon arrival, daily continental breakfast in bed, turndown service, bathrobes, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GRAND ROMANCE OCEANVIEW
Ocean view from balcony. Bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, continental breakfast in bed, turndown service, romantic dinner on the beach, one 30 minute couples massage, surprise gift, minibar, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE POOL/OCEAN VIEW
Ocean view from balcony with view of pool. One king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GRAND CONCIERGE OCEANVIEW
Guests enjoy special services and amenities as well as daytime access to Concierge staff. Includes king or two double beds. Private check-in, bottle of wine and fruit platter on arrival, continental breakfast in bed, turndown service, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
ROYAL CLUB LUXURY OCEANVIEW
Personalized service and upgraded amenities. Balcony with views of the ocean and the swimming pool and island. One king bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PREMIUM JACUZZI OCEAN FRONT
Ocean views from private Jacuzzi. Balcony with ocean view. One king bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GRAND ROMANCE DLX POOL/OCEAN
Ocean view from balcony. Bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate covered strawberries, continental breakfast in bed, turndown service, romantic dinner on the beach, one 30 minute couples massage, surprise gift, minibar, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE
One king or two double beds. Balcony or terrace. Located on the lobby level with easy access to common areas.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
ROYAL CLUB SUITE OCEANVIEW
VIP services and amenities. Separate living room, private bedroom, and full bathroom with whirlpool tub. Private balcony with view of ocean and the pool or island. One king bed and a sofa bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
GRAND CONCEIERGE DLX POOL/OCN
Ocean view from balcony. One king or two double beds. Upgraded amenities include private check-in, assistance of Concierge staff, bottle of wine and fruit platter upon arrival, daily continental breakfast in bed, turndown service, bathrobes, and more.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Occidental Grand Aruba features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 7 Restaurants at Occidental Grand Aruba:
L'Olio - An Italian specialty gourmet restaurant with an a la carte menu and charming atmosphere.
The Beach Club - Serving deli style lunch.
Desire - Caribbean specialty restaruant.
Zen - Asian specialty dining.
The Palm - The main buffet restaurant serving international cuisine with different nightly themes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
El Olvido - Menu style Mexican dining.
Royal Club Lounge - Royal Club guests only.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily activities program by the pool & beach area hosted by recreation staff in a variety of languages.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment with local talent and staff shows.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Supervised activities.
Applicable Ages: 4 - 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Babysitting Fee: on request ($)
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Exceptional
carmenpV221BP, Linden, New Jersey
Thu May 25 12:35:25 EDT 2017
This was the best vacation. The barcelo and its staff were outstanding. Especially Marco, Veronica, Hazel, amd Daniel. The food variety was great as well. I would greatly recommend the Barcelo Aruba all inclusive.

Aruba Barcelo 2017
michaelmJ5888JP, Lincoln City, Oregon
Thu May 25 06:43:18 EDT 2017
The resort was recently updated; the casino is smaller and there is a bigger lobby seating area. Our room was also recently renovated with upgraded furniture, flat screen tv, and a kitchenette. The bed was a little bouncy but very comfortable. The theme restaurants exceeded expectations - the Aruban, Italian, Oriental, and Mexican were all excellent, with great service. Service was slow in the main buffet restaurant, and at the pool bar. We are first club members, that didn't seem to matter from a service perspective anymore, although the first club itself has been moved, expanded, and is much nicer than before. The beach bar is gone, although people will bring you drinks periodically. Overall, a nice vacation at a great resort; would have been all five stars if the service was a little better.

It's what you'd expect
MrsFelks, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Thu May 25 06:18:13 EDT 2017
Pros: The staff is very friendly. The grounds are beautiful. The beach is breathtaking. The Mexican and Hibachi Restaurants are very good. I was always able to find an available cabana on the beach. Centrally located. Floats included. Loved the mattress. Cons: The pool bar was always out of alcohol. I mean, basic alcohol (ie: rum, vodka, etc). The hotel ran out of towels. The Italian and Seafood restaurants were painfully disgusting (found broccoli in my Husbands rum and coke). The casino is SMALL and smoky. The lady running the outside Towel Hut was miserable and hated providing us with towels. Floor of our bathroom was filthy and covered in someone else's hair when we arrived. Tips: Book your dinner reservations when you first get there. Tip the beach staff and bartenders when you first get there or else you won't see them again. Overly: We had a great trip and the beauty of the beach and the friendliness of the staff made up for a lot the short comings. It's what you should expect from an all inclusive at this price range.

Vacation
Michelle R,
Thu May 25 03:38:56 EDT 2017
Friendliess place I have ever been to! Help was always smiling and informative when questioned. Rooms cleaned daily. Good food choices. Mexican restaurant had great food. Really enjoyed the habachi dinner. Chef was very entertaining. If I go back I will definitely return here!

not as good as it used to be
dmled, Fall River, Massachusetts
Wed May 24 18:35:55 EDT 2017
been going to this resort for 18 years. under Alegro and Occidental the atmosphere was much better and so was the food. we love going to see employees that have been there for many years. hopefully Barcelo will fix these problems



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