Occidental Grand ****
- All Inclusive resort
- Directly on Palm Beach
- Tropical garden
- Rent of home care and mobility equipment
Occidental Grand Aruba
A luxurious resort, situated on the beautiful Palm Beach. The beautiful location and the very generous all inclusive formula makes sure that you will miss nothing. There are 3 adapted rooms and 1 wheelchair room in this hotel, located on the ground floor and the 3rd floor. Extra wide doors and handle bars in the toilet and the bath. The hotel has a dress code.
- 3/4 star hotel
- 368 rooms/apartments with 5 rooms adapted for wheelchairs
- Location: holiday resort environment, lively environment and directly on the beach
- In the rooms: Heating and Air Conditioning
- Designated Smoking Area
- Parking facility: Public parking facility outside, free
VISA, EuroCard/MasterCard, Diners and American Express are accepted,
currency exchange and ATM
- Internet facilities
- Grocery shops
- Laundry service
- Launderette (self service)
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Outdoor swimming pool for children
- Sun terrace
- Sun beds
- Towel service
Sport and entertainment
- Entertainment during the day
- Entertainment at night
- Sports: tennis, Windsurfing and water skiing
- Water sports (extra charge): kayaking en water-bikes
- Fitness/Aerobics lessons
- Kids club: Miniclub
- Baby facilities: babysitting service available (extra charge)
Food and drinks
- 7 restaurants
- 5 bars
- Breakfast (from 07:00 till 11:00 hours)
- Lunch (from 12:00 till 15:00 hours)
- Dinner buffet (from 18:00 till 22:00 hours)
- Dinner a la carte
- Mineral water, Soft drinks and Alcohol free cocktails
- Coffee and tea
- Local alcoholic beverages
- Beer, Wine and imported alcoholic beverages (from 10:00 till 02:00 hours)
- Beach volley
- Snorkel equipments
- Entertainment during the day
- Shows in the evening
On the island of Aruba, home and medical care and self dialysis are among the options.
You can make use of an extensive package of care and help instruments, such as an electrical high/low bed, a weight lift, a beach wheelchair and many more options.
Also taking diving therapy or lessons are among the possibilities.
There are various daily, challenging excursions, including a spectacular flight by helicopter with a fantastic view of the island, deep sea fishing, introduction to diving, enjoying the peace and quiet and the amazing butterfly activities in the butterfly farm and much more.…
Wheelchair taxis; tricycles, quads and touring cars can be booked. A three or four wheel mobility scooter, electrical or ordinary wheelchairs can be reserved for you. Your mobility therefore has not to be an impediment.
Arubans are very friendly and above all focused on the American way of life. They speak mostly Dutch, English, Spanish and Papiamento.
110 Volt; an adapter comes in handy.
Food and drink
There are very many different eating options on Aruba, from European to Chinese. Try a delicious pastechi (puff pastry) with chicken. You can also drink very sweet lemonade drinks like Grape (purple), Cherry (red) and Pineapple (yellow). The local beer on Aruba is Balashi Beer. The tap water is good and drinkable.
Aruba has its own currency, the Aruban florin, mostly used by the local population. Tourists mostly pay with American dollars. There are many places where you can change Euros into US dollars. ATM’s can mostly be found in the various shopping malls in Oranjestad. Credit cards are accepted almost anywhere.
Tropical climate; a lot of sunshine and a cooling north-east trade wind. Average temperature is 30°C.
Aruba is GMT/UTC Offset – 4h, Aruba does not utilize Daylight Saving Time.
The public transport on Aruba is provided by Arubus (regular service). The bus station in Oranjestad is the central hub/transfer point. Early 2013, a (local) streetcar line in Oranjestad will be put into operation.
The taxis charge according to set prices. Car rental is possible in many locations. The main roads are mostly paved in the western part of Aruba. In the hinterland (kunuku) the roads are not paved. On the island of Aruba, cars drive on the right hand side of the road.
Butterfly Farm: watch the video of the butterfly farm on Aruba with easy access for wheelchair and scoot moped.
Imagine passing through a tropical rain forest surrounded by trees, flowers, over small bridges and underneath waterfalls. You are surrounded by butterflies, a true butterfly paradise. Hundreds of different species of butterflies can be found, including the rarest species in the world!
A guide will take you along and show you the path of life of a butterfly. From minute eggs to strange exotic caterpillars, to true butterflies like jewels…….
Diving for the handicapped!
This incredible training opportunity offers a new alternative method to improve the mental and physical condition.