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How to Pack the Perfect Beach Bag

Every so often, we like to go through our vault and revive previous posts that people liked. Some things never get old—like this post with advice on packing the perfect beach bag, originally published in June 2015.

Is a day at the beach part of your summer plans? Whether you’re visiting us in the Caribbean or spending a weekend at a beach resort nearby, you’ll want to remember to bring all of the essentials for a great day of fun in the sun. Here are some of our favorite items to fill up your beach bag:

Sunscreen – Undoubtedly, the most important thing you can pack in your beach bag is sunscreen! It will protect you from the sun’s harmful rays and ensure that you leave your beach day with a healthy glow instead of a burn! Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and don’t forget to reapply throughout the day to keep your skin protected.

Tip: Try a spray-on sunscreen that lets you apply even coverage easily without missing a spot.

Read more about sun protection!

Accessories – When packing for your beach day, you definitely don’t want to leave your sunglasses, hat, flip flops and cover-up behind at the resort. These summer accessories will make you look stylish while also keeping you comfortable during your day in the sun. You also won’t want to forget a plush, comfy towel to lie on.

Tip: Polarized sunglasses are great for people with sensitive eyes. They’ll give you crisp, clear views of the beautiful scenery while keeping you squint-free!

Hair products – If you’ve got long locks, you’ll want to bring along some beauty accessories to keep your hair out of your face and untangled for the day. Pack some hair ties, bobby pins or clips, in addition to a headband or scarf to keep shorter hair pulled back. You can also bring a small bottle of detangling hair spray and a wide-tooth comb to brush out any knots from the wind or water to keep your hair looking great.

Tip: Want to keep the beachy waves after you’ve left the shore? Try spritzing a saltwater spray into your hair and scrunching it to imitate the look your hair gets from the ocean air.

Entertainment – While your main reason for a beach day might be to get some much needed R&R, you may also want to pack some things to keep you entertained throughout the day. Pack some portable speakers to play music from your phone or MP3 player, a book or magazine to read, or even a game like bocce ball or horseshoe. If you have little ones, don’t forget the necessary tools for sandcastle building!

Tip: If you’re planning to bring electronics to the beach, like your phone, MP3 player or eReader, make sure to put them into a protective case first to keep sand & water from ruining them!

What are your must-have items for a beach day? Share them in the comments below!

Sun Protection for Babies

The Caribbean is an incredibly popular destination for families. The calm waves and shallow waters of our beaches present the perfect opportunity to introduce young children to the ocean. Our breezy, sunny weather doesn’t hurt, either. But it’s important to remember that the sun rays can be much stronger here than other places! You can help protect the littlest members of your family by giving them hats, applying lots of sunscreen with a high SPF, making sure they wear T-shirts and keeping them out of direct sunlight for long periods of time.

A family of globe-trotting bloggers has several more sun shelter tips for beach vacations with the kids—you can take a look here.

Why It’s Good to Travel Somewhere Twice

Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort

Sometimes it’s more fulfilling to travel somewhere you’ve already been. It can be overwhelming to check off the “must dos” in a new place, but on a second or third visit, you’ll feel a bit more freedom to stretch out and relax. When you travel somewhere twice, you might also venture off the beaten path, discover new things to do or get a fresh perspective on your surroundings. Our Divi owners and club members can vouch for this—many have been returning to the same Caribbean island year after year for decades.

Conde Nast Traveler takes a look at why people enjoy returning to the same destinations. You might be surprised—check out the full article here.

Romance Is in the Air at Divi

From all of us at Divi Resorts, we’d like to wish you a very happy Valentine’s Day. If you happen to be celebrating on one of our islands, don’t forget to reserve a table at pureocean Aruba, Windows on Aruba, Mulligan’s Golf Cafe, Bar & Restaurant, pureocean Barbados, pureocean Bonaire or pureocean St. Maarten. All of these restaurants are offering special one-night-only menus in honor of Valentine’s Day. Ask your Front Desk to make a reservation.

If you’re still searching for that truly unforgettable gift, consider a five-night or seven-night romance package at one of our resorts. You’ll receive accommodations in a one-bedroom suite with a great view, daily breakfast for two, a romantic candlelit dinner for two at one of our premium restaurants and welcome turn-down service that typically includes a petal-strewn bed, flickering white bedside candles, a chilled bottle of champagne in a keepsake souvenir wine cooler bag, two souvenir champagne flutes and chocolate or tropical fruits. Romance packages are available on Aruba, Barbados and St. Maarten—take your pick for a week of uncompromising romance. Call 1-800-367-3484 to reserve your dates.

Regardless of where you find yourself this Valentine’s Day, we hope you enjoy your plans! Pasa un bon dia!

Checking In at Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort

If you’ve been to Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort on Aruba in the last couple of months, you may have noticed something different about the check-in process. And if you’re one of the many guests who will be checking in soon, you’re in for a treat! Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort recently opened a brand-new lobby building for checking in and checking out conveniently.

It’s easy to find—simply come straight to Divi Dutch Village, where you’ll see the new building in front. It’s the first time that Dutch Village guests have been able to check in and check out right from the resort property.

The Best All-Inclusive in the Dutch Caribbean

Congratulations to Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, which was named one of the top 10 all-inclusive resorts in the Dutch Caribbean by the Caribbean Journal.  Why is Divi Village Golf counted among the best of the best? The list cites the variety of available facilities and the convenience of the nearby Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort and Divi Tamarijn All-Inclusive Beach Resort, both included as part of the Divi Village Golf all-inclusive package. It also calls out the on-site nine-hole golf course and the beautiful beach, just seconds away. Check out the Journal‘s full recommendation.