This summer, Barbados will host the 13th edition of the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, CARIFESTA. More than 3,000 artists and craftspeople will come to the island August 17-27, 2017 to showcase their best work. The festival features an incredibly diverse range of artwork, from dance, theater and music to the visual arts and fashion to food and literature. The theme is “Asserting Our Culture, Celebrating Our Selves.” The opening and closing ceremonies will take place at Bridgetown’s well-known cricket stadium, the Kensington Oval, a short drive from Divi Southwinds Beach Resort. If you’re traveling to Barbados in late August, consider yourself very lucky!
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!
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!)