Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 17, 2016 Check-out: Feb 19, 2016

Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

4 stars
View map of JE Irausquin Blvd 83, P.O. Box 218, Oranjestad,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.8
out of 5
44 reviews
Enjoyed our 50th Anniversary. GREAT

Met 2 exceptional couples. Had 50th Anniversary dinner on the beach which one of these young... See full review

  • James A.
  • Nov 14, 2015
Awesome Romantic trip

This all inclusive hotel was amazing! Everything is included! You do have to pay for wireless... See full review

  • Robin D.
  • Sep 30, 2015

With direct access to the fabulous Palm Beach, Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive in Oranjestad gives visitors a chance to get close to the water and beautiful white sand. Visitors can always arrange to stay in a room with an ocean view. For those who like to gamble, Occidental Grand Aruba is home to the Aura Casino, and guests who just want to relax can enjoy the two Jacuzzis and large swimming pool.

Highlights

Onsite restaurants include Desire, Zen, El Olvido, L’Olio, and The Palm with each serving up different flavors for guests. There is even a Beach Club restaurant that offers snacks, light lunches and tapas right on the beach. Those looking for some nightlife do not even have to leave the resort with Desire Lounge, Sound Lounge Splash Bar, Beach Bar and Lobby Bar located on the premises. Occidental Grand Aruba also provides leisure and sports programs and features two floodlit tennis courts. Snorkeling equipment is available, and you can take advantage of diving demonstration lessons. There are also regular living cooking shows and special events that you can enjoy. If you would like to check out the surrounding area, the resort can arrange for you to play a few rounds at the Tierra Del Sol golf course or go sky diving. 

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Hotel Map

12.5702 -70.0462
Area served
Oranjestad, Aruba
Nearby airports
Queen Beatrix Intl. Airport (AUA): Approximate driving time is 15 minutes and distance is 8.25 miles (13.25 km). From airport, go west towards the downtown area, proceed to 'High Rise Hotels' sign. Follow sign to left, the resort is on the left.
Area description
Shopping, casinos, golf, sightseeing tours and water sports.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Overall score

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
44 out of 44
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.7

75% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
James A.
Couples
N/A
Nov 14, 2015

Enjoyed our 50th Anniversary. GREAT

Met 2 exceptional couples. Had 50th Anniversary dinner on the beach which one of these young couples paid for. Couldn't believe their friendship and generosity.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Robin D.
Couples
N/A
Sep 30, 2015

Awesome Romantic trip

This all inclusive hotel was amazing! Everything is included! You do have to pay for wireless internet. The staff was amazing. They have 5 restaurants, swim up pool bar, beach bar. Hot tubs and an amazing pool. Plus shopping and evening entertainment. There is also a casino. We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lady
Couples
brooklyn
Sep 12, 2015

GREAT TIME IN ARUBA

HOTEL WAS IN A GREAT LOCATION ,BUT AIR CONDITION WAS NOT WORKING WELL NEEDED TO CHANGE ROOM, FOOD WAS NOT OF MANY SELECTION WOULD HAD LIKED TO SEE MORE OF SELECTION ON FOOD FOR AN ALL EXCUSIVE HOTEL.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Caroline F.
Couples
N/A
Aug 12, 2015

Good trip

Overall good experience. This was more of a family vacation resort, so not ideal for couples. The food was better than expected in the buffet, but we were disappointed on fresh fruit selections. The restaurants were very good. The staff was very friendly, more so at the beginning of our stay. You have to get up early to save a cabana/chairs. Also, you have to wear a wrist band the entire time. I found this very irritating because it scratches your skin and you have it in all of your pictures. They do not let you on the resort without it. I only wore mine while at the restaurants, but they will ask you to get a new one if they notice. The beach was great and the pool was pretty good. It is very windy, but very hot without the wind. If you travel outside the resort, be prepared for intense heat. We rented a jeep and had the roof off and it was really too hot for that. The off road trails are LONG. We traveled all the way to the Natural Bridge and it was not worth seeing. But the coast line was absolutely beautiful. We couldn't go to the National Park bc it took too long on the coast and we were over heating. Go to Baby Beach to snorkel. It is on the other side of the island but worth the drive. It took an hour to get back to the resort. The staff will tell you the island is easy to navigate, but there aren't very many signs directing you out in the country near the park. The casino was very disappointing. There are other casinos on both sides of the resort, but we did not go.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Patricia R.
Friends
N/A
Jul 23, 2015

Fabulous!!!!!

I have been going to this hotel for more than 20 yrs & still go back. It's location, service & amenities are the best. Most of all the staff treat you like family & welcome you back every year with open arms. The rooms are spacious but do need a little revamping. It is still worth the money. The food is very good with a wide variety of choices & plentiful. Drinks are unlimited. Everything is unlimited with no questions asked. The pool is very clean & the beach is too. The location is perfect & everything is within your reach. Eat, drink & be very MERRY!!!!!!!!! Always a welcomed vacation!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Melissa G.
Family
N/A
May 5, 2015

Mother/Daughter Vacation

Aruba is amazing.. and having a wonderful all-inclusive hotel made it that much better! We are going back next year!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
ELIAS M.
Friends
N/A
Mar 18, 2015

Excellent relaxation

This is my 6th time that I stayed in this Royal club at this hotel ... this should be a satisfactory answer that I love and enjoy every single minute of it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
One Angry Traveler
Friends
N/A
Feb 9, 2015

Stay Away

When we arrived we were told that the hotel had over booked and they made arrangements for us to stay at the Hyatt next door. The Hyatt was not all inclusive so we had to walk back and forth between hotels to utilize all inclusive from Occidental. All in all it was not a good experience and I am still fighting with Occidental from our September trip on being reimbursed for upgraded amenities we paid for and did not receive. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.....it's a joke!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
One Angry Traveler
Couples
Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 25, 2014

Horrible

The hotel was overbooked so we were bumped to the Hyatt next door. Had to walk back and forth to partake in the all-inclusive perks and did not received items from the Grand Romance Package as promised. Management would not provide us with a refund due to the mistake on their end. Aruba is a beautiful place but I would not recommend anyone to stay at the Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive. The Hyatt tried to accommodate us more than the Occidental did and the Hyatt was not our initial choice of stay. It simply was not a pleasant trip and I am still fuming over the way we were treated. I will never go back to the Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive!!!!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Occidental Grand Aruba All Inclusive Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Drea the traveler
Friends
Long Island, New York
Jul 21, 2014

Great for everyone

Hotel was mixed with all different people, couples, singles, families. Having everything included made it very convenient. Nice hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

the hotel offers a free sail boat ride. That takes you along the coast!

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