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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


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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
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
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
DINING
Occidental Grand Aruba features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 7 Restaurants at Occidental Grand Aruba:
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.
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.
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

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Wonderful vacation!
shell177, Smithtown, New York
Tue Apr 18 14:54:42 EDT 2017
We stayed at the Barcelo Aruba for 6 nights in April. I was a little nervous after reading mixed reviews. I have no complaints--the hotel is beautiful and very clean. We upgraded to the poolside lanai rooms which were well worth the extra money!!!! We were steps away from the pool and had a large patio with lounge chairs to relax. Our room was always clean and the mini fridge was restocked daily. We never had a problem getting a palapa at the beach, although we were always up around 7. Never a problem getting chairs at the pool ...even mid day. The food was good and the staff helpful. We never saw any servers on the beach, but we didn't have a problem walking to the pool bar for drinks. We made use of the free floats, kayaks and catamaran ride(which was amazing!!!). My kids loved the iguanas. The staff would come out with lettuce and let the kids feed them. This was one of our favorite vacations!

Above and beyond
WCSUmom, Washingtonville, New York
Tue Apr 18 09:36:26 EDT 2017
Three friends and I stayed at the Barcelo 4/8-4/13. We had an amazing time ! Shout out to Sandra, our concierge , who assured us that all our expectations would be met. Gary at the Beach Bar and Renaldo our waiter at the dinner on the beach were fantastic. We met so many nice people and the staff was excellent - except for one cranky woman at the counter where we got beach towels. Maybe she was just having a bad day. It certainly didn't ruin ours ! Rooms were top notch, the resort was immaculate and the beach just gorgeous. Food was good. Drinks were great. We loved the hotel lobby bar and Dj ! And we also loved all the activity across the street. Music. Shopping. Dancing. All right there if you want it.If you are looking to get away, Barcelo is someplace you should absolutely check out.

adult vacation
Janell G,
Tue Apr 18 09:22:04 EDT 2017
Top notch! We had such a wonderful experience with everything we did on the property. We had 5 couples in our group and had something for everyone. Staff was super friendly, restaurants were all fabulous and served excellent food and clean rooms.

Great location
Barb G, West Carrollton, Ohio
Tue Apr 18 04:51:23 EDT 2017
This was our first time in an all-inclusive resort. The location was perfect; the food was average to good. The specialty restaurants were also average. Our room was spacious and I loved the covered patio (we were on the first floor) and the lounge chairs and table were great touches. When we called with a need however (fresh water bottle), we never received it, even with repeated phone calls. If we weren't in our room when the beverage service came, we were out of luck until the next day. It was convenient to have a concierge service to arrange excursions. Overall, it was a great visit.

Contractor
BigT1971, Auburn, Kansas
Tue Apr 18 03:54:32 EDT 2017
THE PLAIN TRUTH. My wife and I have been here before, and are currently half way through our stay for this vacation. Let me start by saying that I get so frustrated with any review of this place that is on the negative side. We have traveled around the Caribbean quite a bit as we go twice a year, every year. And rarely to the same place. This resort is one that we came back to. We did not fly here on a Emirates flight, we are common people who work hard at home, and look forward to our time away. We also understand that to maintain a beautiful resort takes some work that cannot be done with feathers. Sometimes power equipment and hammers are required, which does get done during the time which is the least inconveniencing to the guest. The staff is wonderful to us. Of course we are the kind of people who realize that as soon as we get here we do not have the attitude that "the king and queen have now arrived". People should keep in mind as they travel anywhere, the following things: 1) If you have a job back home, do you find your job enjoyable when people treat you like they are above you? Staff at any resort are no different. I've yet to meet any "Royalty" at a resort! Don't try to act special, nobody really cares how special you think you are. This includes other guest, staff, and since I don't work here I can even say, the management. 2) You are not here to be a critic. ENJOY YOUR STAY!!!! 3) If you are not here with your parents. You are not that special to anyone. 4) Your constant whining ruins it for the rest of us...We know you are not special. 5)Have a stiff drink to knock the Cobb out of your rear, that will allow you to sit down. And most important, SHUT UP and try to have a good time. You might be surprised what happens.



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