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The Best Caribbean Island for Luxury Shopping

Barbados Luxury Shopping

Courtesy of the Caribbean Journal

The Caribbean is famous for its high-end designer shopping and great deals on luxury items to be found there. The Caribbean Journal rounded up the top seven islands to visit if you’re looking for next-level shopping experiences. At the top of the list is Barbados, home to Limegrove Lifestyle Centre in Holetown. Limegrove storefronts include Cartier, Breitling, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Gucci and many more high-end brands. If you’re interested in splurging during your Barbados vacation, take a taxi to Limegrove, just half an hour from Divi Southwinds Beach Resort.  And if you’d rather not max out your credit cards just yet, the St. Lawrence Gap (right outside Divi Southwinds) offers a world of options for souvenirs and unique gifts.

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!

Late Summer 2017 Flight Deals to the Caribbean

caribbean flight deals

We’re always keeping an eye out for great flight deals to the Caribbean. Here are a few sweet airfare steals we’ve just discovered for travel in late summer and fall.

-JetBlue flights as low as $339-$354 round-trip from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to Aruba (AUA), select dates in late August

-JetBlue flights as low as $388 round-trip from Boston (BOS) to Aruba (AUA), select dates in September

-Delta, American, JetBlue and United flights as low as $225-$347 round-trip from New York (JFK, LGA, EWR), Miami (MIA), Fort Lauderdale (FLL), Tampa (TPA), Orlando (MCO), Boston (BOS) and Washington, D.C. (DCA, IAD) to St. Croix (STX), dates throughout the fall

Make sure to act fast—airlines change their rates quickly, and these deals could be gone in the next day or two!

Information is valid at the time of writing. Sometimes you may not find the price mentioned in this post (for example, several days after the original posting date). It means that the airline has changed the price.

25 Most Beautiful Places in the Caribbean

25 most beautiful places in the caribbean

Bonaire National Marine Park, Bathsheba Beach and Renaissance Island. Images courtesy of Conde Nast Traveler.

The Caribbean offers so much more than beaches in terms of beautiful scenery—although it’s also home to some of the best beaches in the world. Conde Nast Traveler published a list of the 25 Most Beautiful Places in the Caribbean, and we’re proud that three of our islands are featured in it.

The National Marine Park on Bonaire includes all waters surrounding the island. Its protected status is the reason Bonaire has the clearest water you’ll see anywhere, teeming with diverse marine life. Bathsheba Beach on Barbados is situated on the majestic eastern shore, a breathtaking stretch of rocky coastline and vibrant greenery. Renaissance Island on Aruba offers the perfect opportunity to view flamingos and take photos with these odd yet beautiful birds. Check out all three amazing entries on the list when you visit us in the Caribbean!

New Direct Flights from Toronto to Bonaire

direct flights from toronto to bonaire

Sunwing, a Canadian low-cost airline, announced earlier this week that it will offer direct flights from Toronto to Bonaire this winter.

Starting December 17, 2017 and continuing through April 15, 2018, the weekly flight will depart Toronto on Sundays. It will be the first (and only!) direct flight to Bonaire from anywhere in Canada.

Bonaire has some of the best dive spots in the world, consistently ranking as one of the top dive destinations anywhere. It’s home to 57 different types of coral and about 350 species of fish.

Why to Visit Bonaire This Fall

why to visit bonaire this fall

Anytime is a great time to visit Bonaire, but the timing is particularly sweet this fall. The Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program, now in its third year, will take over the island from August to November. You’ll be able to enjoy special excursions and unique culinary options from a wide range of providers.  At the end of each month, the island will also host a food festival called the Taste of Bonaire.

Chibi Chibi Restaurant at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort will offer a discount in cooperation with the Bonaire Fall Festival (buy two entrees and receive a complimentary dessert, appetizer or two glasses of house wine). Divi Dive Bonaire is also offering fall dive package specials (just click on the link and scroll down to “Packages” for details). Hope to see you soon on Bonaire!