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TripAdvisor Recognizes 4 Divi Resorts

We’re proud to announce that four of our resorts have been awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. Congratulations to Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and Divi Flamingo Beach Resort!  TripAdvisor recognized these resorts with Certificates of Excellence based on their consistently great customer reviews. Our guests can confirm: when you’re at a Divi Resort, you’re home!

Fantastic Instagram Photos of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort

instagram photos of divi flamingoWe love seeing Divi Resorts through your eyes. We’ve started a new feature highlighting some of the best Instagram photos taken at each of our resorts. Our guests are amazing photographers who deserve a shoutout! Here are just a few fabulous Instagram photos of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort on Bonaire.

Our Crystal-Clear Water

You’d be hard-pressed to find more beautiful waters anywhere in the world. The ocean surrounding Bonaire is protected by the National Marine Park, and it’s easy to tell. Sometimes you can even see tropical fish from the balcony of your guest room!

It’s only been a week but I’m missing that water, sunshine and 80+ degrees

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When sitting next to the ocean makes you calm during busy days. ❤️ 👑#bonaire #internship #event #koningsdag #drink

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Our Stunning House Reef

Calabas Reef is located just off-shore from Divi Flamingo, and is accessible 24/7. The reef teems with vibrant marine life—it’s fun (and awe-inspiring) to see the broad diversity of sea creatures who call it their home, day and night.

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Our Laid-Back Vibes

At Divi Flamingo, we’re all about relaxing and letting it all hang out. We love our quirky, easygoing atmosphere and we love sharing it with you!

Island living 🌴

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#leadmetheway #lovethis #colours #bonaire

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which one to choose? #cocktails #cocktailsanddreams #bonaireisland #caribbean #islandlife

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Sun set on the ocean

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We’d love to see more Instagram photos of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort! If you’d like to share your memories with us, simply tag the resort as your location when you post Instagram photos of Divi Flamingo, and make sure your profile is set to public. We’ll be sharing more Instagram snaps from our other resorts in the following weeks.

Why to Visit Bonaire This Fall

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Anytime is a great time to visit Bonaire, but the timing is particularly sweet this fall. The Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program, now in its third year, will take over the island from August to November. You’ll be able to enjoy special excursions and unique culinary options from a wide range of providers.  At the end of each month, the island will also host a food festival called the Taste of Bonaire.

Chibi Chibi Restaurant at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort will offer a discount in cooperation with the Bonaire Fall Festival (buy two entrees and receive a complimentary dessert, appetizer or two glasses of house wine). Divi Dive Bonaire is also offering fall dive package specials (just click on the link and scroll down to “Packages” for details). Hope to see you soon on Bonaire!

Bonaire: One of the World’s Best Islands for Snorkeling

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Calabas Reef, just off the shore from Divi Flamingo Beach Resort

Bonaire was ranked No. 4 in a prominent Islands.com list of the world’s best islands for snorkeling, in the company of outstanding islands such as Fiji, Dominica and Maui. The list points to Bonaire’s 200-plus caves, beautiful fossilized coral and crystal-clear water. You can see the entire list here.

Bonaire, Home to One of the Natural Wonders of the Caribbean

About.com Travel recently named Bonaire’s National Marine Park one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the Caribbean. If you’ve been scuba diving or snorkeling with Divi Dive Bonaire, you’ve visited the Marine Park—it encompasses the entire island from its shoreline to a depth of 200 feet. From the vibrant diversity of underwater life that makes its home in the park, the healthiness of the area is clear. It’s considered to be the most well-protected reef system in the Caribbean.

5 Sights You Must See in Bonaire (That Aren’t Underwater)

bonaire flamingosBonaire is world-famous for its stunning dive sites, but that doesn’t mean you’ll spend your entire vacation in your scuba gear. What is there to see and do above sea level on Bonaire? We have a few suggestions!

Explore Kralendijk

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Kralendijk is the quaint capital city of Bonaire. We use the term “city” loosely—in fact, the town of Kralendijk is just a few blocks across. It’s an easy few minutes’ walk from Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino. Explore the dozens of small shops and cozy local restaurants here in a place that feels authentically Caribbean.

See the Breathtaking Salt Pans of Bonaire

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The southern end of Bonaire is home to vast solar salt farms. Sea water is channeled into man-made ponds and sealed off, and as the water slowly evaporates, the high salt content naturally turns the remaining water a bright pink. At some points, you’ll see pinkish-purple water on one side of the road and Bonaire’s vivid turquoise ocean on the other. Rent a car and drive down to experience this otherworldly sight.

Visit Jibe City

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Jibe City is a tiny outpost on Lac Bay on the southeastern side of the island. The bay stays shallow almost as far as the eye can see, making it possible to walk straight out to sea for as long as half an hour without ever getting in above your waist.

The more common activity at Jibe City, though, is windsurfing. The area counts among one of the top windsurfing locations in the world. Rent your windsurfing equipment from the small shack onsite, or take the lessons offered for all levels. You can also rent stand-up paddleboards if you want to explore the area on your own terms.

After a long day on the water at Jibe City, visit the nearby shop for Jibe City souvenirs and surfing equipment, stretch out on one of the chaise lounges or relax at the Hang-Out Bar with a cold drink and the sandwich special of the day.

Experience the White and Orange Slave Huts of Bonaire

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Bonaire has been inhabited for almost 1000 years, when the Arawak tribe first migrated to the island. The origins of Bonaire as we know it today can be traced back to the 1500s, when it first became a Spanish colony. Ownership eventually transferred to the Dutch West India Company, and the island became a salt plantation where many people were enslaved.

slave huts of bonaire

In the 1850s, slaves built their own quarters near the salt pans, to the specifications of the company. The tiny huts served as their sleeping place during the week. On the weekends, they walked seven hours to the inland town of Rincon to visit their families.

The huts still stand today as a somber reminder of the island’s history.

Sample the Wares at Cadushy Distillery

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Cadushy Distillery, located in Rincon, is the only distillery on the island of Bonaire. It’s created a different type of specialty liqueur for each of six islands in the Dutch Caribbean. Cadushy also makes its own varieties of rum, vodka and whiskey. Sign up for a tasting and learn first-hand how the spirits are produced.

Eric Gietman, a Dutch native, founded the distillery with his wife Jolande in 2009. They decided to move to Bonaire after more than 20 years of visiting the island, and soon realized that the local cadushy cactus could be used to develop a liqueur. This recipe became Cadushy of Bonaire, a cactus liqueur with a cooling lime taste and the first in the distillery’s Island Liqueurs line.

Itching to explore Bonaire both above and below the water? Stay at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino and take scuba diving classes with Divi Dive Bonaire, a five-star PADI dive center. Bon bini na Bonaire!