Sandy Toes A blog from under the Divi tree!!

This St. Croix Festival Is the Perfect Excuse to Jet Away

Weather forecasts might have you thinking that January and February is the time to escape to St. Croix, but gourmands will suggest April as prime-time for visiting this warm and wonderful part of the US. April is when the St. Croix Food & Wine Experience takes place, a three-day gustatory extravaganza, which annually prompts noted chefs and food and […]

The Best Caribbean Islands for Foodies

Culinary travelers, take note! The Caribbean is brimming with stellar cuisine for every palate, but as a foodie destination, it’s too often underrated. This list from the Caribbean Journal names 13 islands that are well worth a place on the international culinary scene. Four of those 13 islands are home to Divi Resorts. Congratulations to St. […]

How Scuba Diving Can Make You Feel Great

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At Divi Resorts, we love diving. It’s one of the few sports that can be relaxing, invigorating, and educational at the same time. And, here in the Caribbean, you’re never far from the next amazing dive site. Our clear waters and vibrant underwater life make sure of that.

The dive organization PADI recently published a blog post about the mood-boosting benefits of scuba diving. If you’re having a bad day—or a bad couple of months—scuba diving is a great way to relax, recharge, and reset. Immersed in a new underwater world, surrounded by fascinating marine life, your everyday worries can seem very far away.

That’s just one of the ways scuba diving can enhance your life. PADI’s blog post also mentions the connections you can form with other diving enthusiasts, the challenge of earning certifications, and the rewarding feeling of participating in marine cleanups. Diving can even promote physical health and lifelong learning, PADI asserts.

All our islands offer great diving opportunities, but the best vacation spot for anyone looking to “dive in” to the sport is Bonaire. The small Caribbean island is known for its world-class, yet easily accessible diving. Divi Dive Bonaire at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort teaches certification courses for all levels, and provides a wide variety of boat diving, shore diving, and truck diving packages. Shore diving is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Can you imagine recharging after the holidays with some firsthand oceanic exploration? You’d get a taste of our quiet, unspoiled Caribbean life on Bonaire—above and below the sea. You might even feel great.

The Best Cocktail for Dreaming of Bonaire

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Photo credit Cadushy Distillery

If your trip to Bonaire can’t come any sooner, maybe a Green Bonaire cocktail will ease your pain for a while. The taste of Bonaire is undoubtably Cadushy of Bonaire Liqueur, a vibrant green cactus liqueur produced locally by Cadushy Distillery in Rincon, Bonaire. Visitors to Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino should make an effort to stop by Cadushy, the only distillery on the island. It makes a different type of specialty liqueur for each of six islands in the Dutch Caribbean, as well as rum, vodka and whiskey. You can sign up for a tasting and learn first-hand how the spirits are produced.

If you have a little Cadushy of Bonaire on hand, try mixing up the refreshing Green Bonaire.

The Green Bonaire (AKA the Cadushy Special)

-1 oz. Vodka
-1 oz. Cadushy of Bonaire Liqueur
-1 oz. Triple Sec

Pour all spirits into a ice-filled cocktail shaker. Add some apple juice and just a touch of blue Curacao to enhance the green color. Shake and strain into a cold martini glass.

Add a few drops of fresh lime juice. Garnish with a slice of lime.

Here’s to Bonaire! We hope you can come visit soon!