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Enjoy a Beach Lunch on Aruba

The beaches of Aruba are among the most beautiful in the world. Have you ever settled back into a comfy lounge chair at the open-air purebeach, sipping on an ice cold beer as you gaze toward the bright turquoise sea? Our casual beachfront restaurant at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort is the ideal setting for a classic beach lunch—enjoy a purebeach hamburger or barbecue sandwich, or opt for a salad or a wrap. Whenever hunger strikes during your long and luxurious beach day, we’ll be there to satisfy.

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!

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!

The Best Caribbean Islands for Foodies


The view from Antoine Restaurant in Philipsburg, St. Maarten, a short distance from Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. Photo credit Kara Phelps.

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. Maarten, Barbados, Bonaire and Aruba for their placement on this list! From innovative, upscale dining to casual, authentic street food, we can vouch that you’re never far away from a truly fantastic meal on these islands.

Check out the full list here, courtesy of the Caribbean Journal. (If you’re looking for more bang for your buck, a couple of these islands are an easy day trip away from the first pick on the list, St. Maarten. Bonus!)