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Meet Chef Jermain de Rozario at Windows on Aruba

chef jermain de rozario at windows on aruba

This July and August, Windows on Aruba is pleased to welcome the esteemed Chef Jermain de Rozario, who will present a 3-course lunch and 5-course dinner to its guests.

Chef Jermain de Rozario is a talented young celebrity chef from Holland who, after having worked under Chef Soneil Badhoer from The Lindenhof (2-star Michelin), has now opened his own restaurant, De Rozario. Chef Jermain cooks with his own unique style, crossing boundaries by combining classic recipes with his love of Indonesian flavors.

In the past year, he has been a judge for Top Chef and has received a Bib Gourmand. In Holland, he is currently featured in a television program called De Nieuwe Garde, which follows several of the country’s up-and-coming chefs and sommeliers.

In addition to this recognition, he also recently became a member of the JRE, an association of talented young gastronomes with 350 members and 160 hotels spread across 16 countries: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Croatia, Luxembourg, Nederland, Austria, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Windows on Aruba will serve Chef Jermain de Rozario’s 3-course lunch menu for $75 per person on Friday, July 28 and Friday, August 4 at 1 p.m. The lunch will be accompanied by a demonstration by mentalist Guy Bavli, who is currently performing every Thursday and Friday at the Alhambra Casino. Chef Jermain’s 5-course dinner, paired with a selection of wines from local Aruban winery Pepia Est, will be served on Saturday, July 29 and Saturday, August 5 at 7:30 p.m. for $115 per person. The dinner and wine pairing will be accompanied by live jazz.

Chef Jermain will be present at all seatings to explain each dish as it is served. For those interested in securing a reservation to one of these limited seatings, please call 297-523-5017 or email clubhouse@diviresorts.com. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime culinary opportunity!

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!

Best Instagram Photos of Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort

instagram photos of divi village golfWe 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 share-worthy Instagram photos of Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort on Aruba.

Our Picturesque Pools

We love our pools! They’re the perfect tropical stress-free zone.

Wish you were here on #onehappyisland #Aruba #caribbean #travel #relaxed #nofilter #beamlanders #beamland

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No filter & no caption needed

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already missing #Aruba 😍☀️#sunset #infinitypool

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Good morning here is a pool.

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Our Beautiful Beach Right Across the Street

Simply put: our beach is stunning. Blue skies, turquoise waters, white sand, calendar-worthy sunsets…you know you’re in paradise.

Missing Arubaaaa #onehappyisland @sannekirsten_ #dushikorsou

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#pictureperfect

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@verayostos #honeymoon #fmichigan

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Honestly. This has got to stop. #aruba #fabuloussunset #cantstopwontstop

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Our Glorious Golf Course

Our golf course, Divi Links, is a challenging nine-hole course that also happens to be very photogenic.

Afternoon golf #aruba #lanocation

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Approach on 9 at #TheDiviLinks in #aruba🇦🇼

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

Aruba: Hottest Honeymoon Destination of 2017

Why Aruba for your honeymoon? The answer is simple. Aruba is bursting with some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the world, as well as fun adventures, amazing food and rich culture. It’s one of the safest islands in the Caribbean, with one of the highest GDPs. Situated outside the Hurricane Belt, you probably won’t have to worry about weather ruining your plans. And Aruba boasts the highest number of sunny days compared to any other Caribbean island.

Learn more about the island as a honeymoon destination here. There’s so much to do, from horseback riding to kayaking to shopping and spa days. Divi Resorts also offers unique honeymoon packages at two of its Aruba resorts: Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort and Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. Enjoy a luxurious welcome turn-down service as well as a romantic candlelit dinner and daily breakfast for two. Learn more about Divi’s exclusive honeymoon packages here.

Aruba Vs. The Bahamas: Why Aruba Is Better

aruba vs. the bahamas“Aruba vs. the Bahamas” is a matchup that plays out frequently in the minds of many would-be Caribbean travelers. They both rank consistently among the most popular Caribbean destinations, and it can be hard to figure out the right choice. In a knockout round between the two, however, we think it’s pretty clear which one comes out on top. These travel favorites have much in common, but Aruba has the most return visitors each year in the Caribbean, and we think there’s a good reason for that.

While the travel times between the U.S. East Coast and each of the locations is fairly similar, both places are considered to be reasonably safe and both have a similar quality of nightlife, Aruba tips the scales in its direction in many other categories. As an article from consumer travel website Oyster.com points out, Aruba has plenty to do and see both above and below the water. It boasts fantastic cuisine from every corner of the world. It is also located outside the Hurricane Belt, meaning the chance for hurricanes ruining one’s travel plans is close to zero. Its constant tradewinds help keep mosquitos at bay, and temperatures average in the mid-80s Fahrenheit all year round.

Plus, it’s pretty impossible to compare Aruba’s white sand beaches to any other island in the world. With their shallow turquoise waters and calm waves, they are the kind of beaches that travelers can’t stop dreaming about. Eagle Beach, near Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort, was recently voted the third best beach in the world in the 2017 TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Awards. And Palm Beach, home to Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, is perfect for families to introduce their young children to the ocean for the first time. In the “Aruba vs. the Bahamas” matchup, we think Aruba wins every time.

This Intense Experience on Aruba Is Completely Worth It

If you’re looking to rev up your Aruba vacation, try the Andicuri UTV Off-Road Safari from De Palm Tours. This adventure lets you jump behind the wheel of one of De Palm’s UTV vehicles and drive all over the island in the company of a tour guide. You’ll get in more than a few UTV-inspired adrenaline rushes—and learn about the island’s best tourist sites while still having tons of fun.

We sent Kara Phelps, the communications specialist for Divi Resorts, on the Off-Road Safari to test it out. Here’s her take:

Hi there! If you’re ready to spice up your jaunt in Aruban paradise with a rough-and-ready good time, look no further than De Palm Tours’ Andicuri Off-Road Safari. Stop by the De Palm activities desk in the lobby at your resort to sign up—the coordinator will set up your tour and arrange for your pick-up from the resort. The tours take place daily at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., but you’ll most likely be picked up a few minutes earlier by bus to take you to the tour’s launching point.

At the launching point, located at De Palm’s headquarters in Oranjestad, our small group learned a few quick pointers on UTV safety from our tour guide, Giovanni. He also gave us bottles of water and bandannas to protect our mouths and noses. Aruba’s strong trade winds, coupled with the dust kicked up by your fellow UTVers in their vehicles, makes this a very gritty adventure. If you’re afraid of getting dirty, you might want to look elsewhere. Definitely wear the bandanna given to you, and bring an extra T-shirt to change afterward! If you get a rush being out in the elements, this tour will be the highlight of your trip.

We drove down quiet side roads and plenty of unpaved wilderness trails through the desert, passing through all six of Aruba’s districts. We made stops at several Aruban landmarks as Giovanni explained their significance to us, including the California Lighthouse and the trattoria nearby, the Bushiribana Gold Mine Ruins, Andicuri Beach, Wariruri, the Ayo Rock Formation and the Alto Vista Chapel.

Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and sunglasses—there isn’t much shade. Sneakers, as opposed to sandals, will make driving and walking around easier. Extra money is also a good idea, as you may want to buy a snack, something to drink or a souvenir at one of the stops. Good luck out there on the trail!

You can sign up for the De Palm UTV tour at the activities desk at your resort on Aruba, or online at www.depalmtours.com.