ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- New family packages offered by the inclusive,
203-room Divi Aruba Beach Resort and the 236-room Tamarijn Aruba
Beach Resort allow guests under the age of 18 to stay for free.
These value-added features are available year-round. The resorts
also relaxed their restrictions on dining to permit adults and
children to dine at all of the restaurants and snack bars and to
order from the regular menus.
The offer applies to single parents and grandparents traveling
with children; no more than two children can share a room with at
least one adult.
The Family Extra option allows an adult to purchase a separate
room for children (maximum four per room), for $130 per night
through Dec. 20. Family packages also include a camp for kids ages
5 to 12.
Camp activities feature nature walks, shuffleboard,
shirt-decorating contests, sand sculpting, movies, cooking classes,
storytelling and dancing.
Both properties have two freshwater pools, fitness areas, tennis
and a range of nonmotorized water sports, including snorkeling,
sailing and windsurfing.
Nightly rates start at $260 per person, double, at Tamarijn and
at $280 at Divi. Prices include accommodations; meals, snacks and
beverages; entertainment; a coupon book for use in the adjacent
Alhambra Casino; and taxes and service fees.
Guests at the Divi Aruba Beach can use the facilities at the
adjacent Tamarijn Aruba; those booked in the Tamarijn's deluxe
oceanfront rooms have access to all facilities at the Divi
The hotels are a 10-minute drive from the airport and five
minutes from Oranjestad. A shopping arcade and casino also are
Honeymoon, golf and dive packages are also available. All
programs are commissionable at 10%.
To book the family packages or for more information, call (800)
554-2008. The Web sites are located at www.diviaruba.com
and at www.tamarijnaruba.com.