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Stay Fit: This Year’s Foot Races on the Islands

If your New Year’s resolution is to get in shape, join the club. Several of us at Divi Resorts are embarking on the same journey this year. At Divi Resorts, we may be all about having fun, but that doesn’t mean we can’t stay healthy in the process! On your Caribbean vacation this year, why not join a foot race? You’re on island time, so the competition is easygoing. After spending the morning running, jogging or walking, you’ll quickly lose any guilt you might have about overindulging at pureocean. And best of all, you’re sure to meet a range of friendly fitness-focused tourists and locals alike.

We’ve assembled a short list of scheduled races on our islands. Don’t forget to confirm dates and times with the race organizers. Here’s to a healthy 2017!


Aruba International Half Marathon (March 2017): Aruba’s longest road race, covering the length of the island from San Nicolas to Eagle Beach

Aruba’s 5K Beer Run (November 2017): Sponsored by local brewery Balashi Beer, this fun run/walk offers Balashi (as well as Powerade and water) as refreshment along the way


Run Barbados (December 2017): A series of fun races and walks taking place over the course of a weekend


No major races scheduled

St. Croix

St. Croix Scenic 50 (January 2017): This series of 50-mile and 50-kilometer runs and relays is perfect for serious ultra marathoners

St. Croix International Marathon (December 2017): Half marathons and marathons

St. Maarten

Lagoon Half Marathon & 10K (March 2017): A race organized by the SXM Road Runners, a group open to the public that meets regularly for fun runs

Bastille Day Run (July 2017): A 6-kilometer run in Marigot on the French side of the island

New Year, New You! Kick-start your 2015 fitness goals the Divi way!

Aruba Rock Climbing


Vacation time certainly has its benefits – new adventures, exciting experiences and an opportunity to unwind are always on the list of top reasons to plan your next getaway. But sometimes, it can be hard to keep up with your wellness goals while you’re away from home. Vacation time is typically focused more on rest and relaxation than health and fitness, but that doesn’t mean you can’t stay active in fun and creative ways during your trip.

Let’s explore some of our favorite ways to find time for fitness while you’re on your Divi Resorts vacation:

Take a walk

The islands that are home to our Divi Resorts offer a lot to explore, so plan to spend some time sightseeing on foot during your trip. Many of our resorts offer guided group walks of the beaches and nature trails, and there are also plenty of walkable areas around town. There is so much to see and experience on each island, so pack your walking shoes and get ready to discover new places!

Make a splash

A fun way to get active on your Caribbean vacation is to take advantage of the islands’ most popular amenity – the ocean that is just steps away from our resorts! Our Divi Resorts destinations offer a variety of ocean activities, from snorkeling, to paddle boarding, to jet skiing. Several of our resorts offer water sports centers so that you can easily rent your equipment and head out to the ocean, and our resorts on Bonaire and St. Croix also offer PADI 5-Star Dive centers for exciting scuba adventures.

Explore the activities

There is never a shortage of activities available at Divi Resorts, and many of the daily activities are focused around fitness. From Caribbean dance classes to water aerobics, there are always plenty of ways to keep moving. You can also get adventurous with your fitness routine, trying out something new like the rock climbing wall on Aruba or a guided trail hike on Barbados.

Running in Aruba


Play around

It’s easy to keep up with your health and wellness goals when you find ways to make fitness fun! A great way to bring more fun to your daily physical activity is to invite friends or family to participate with you, and at Divi Resorts, there are a ton of games to get everyone moving. Challenge someone to a game of tennis, volleyball, golf, bocce ball or horseshoe; you’ll be so entertained, you may forget that you’re getting a workout.

Eat smart

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you have to give up on your goal to eat better. Dining at Divi Resorts’ restaurants is a delicious way to keep up with healthy eating habits while you’re on your trip! Our chefs have introduced healthy versions of old favorites, like Spinach and Artichoke Dip made with Greek yogurt, so that you can satisfy your appetite without over-indulging on calories. The restaurants are also offering new farm-to-table and dock-to-dish specialties, deliciously flavorful salads and nutritious side options to complement your healthy meal.

Keeping up with your New Year’s resolution for improved health and wellness can be easy and fun when you vacation at Divi Resorts!

Here are some of our favorite fitness tips:

What are your best tips for staying fit while on vacation? Let us know by leaving us a comment!