Aruba’s Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort is not right on the beach, but across a slow two-lane street from it -- if you're willing to rouse yourselves from the on-site freshwater pool.
The beach used by Divi is the largest stretch owned by any one operation on the island, and it is breathtaking. Thatched palapas, plenty of chaises, luxurious palm trees and exotic libations from the bar all make it a place to truly unwind.
Divi Village, a timeshare built to resemble a small village, offers a cozy, insulated feeling with life focused on the pleasant pool and its adjacent hot tub.
Divi Golf, a stone’s throw away and barely differentiated from the Village, offers a bit more privacy as well as comfortable suites with full kitchens. A free shuttle gets you around the property. And the resort's European efficiency executed by friendly local staff offers a comfort worth mentioning.