Did you know there are over 7000 individual islands in the Caribbean? Who’s ready to spend a few days on one this summer? The Caribbean in summer? Yes! It’s when the best deals are. Especially after April 1, when kids eat and stay free at Divi Resorts. June is when most Divi Resorts offer the lowest rates, but there are deals all summer long. Vacation dollars go further, spacious suites are available and there are plenty of palapas for a quiet snooze on the beach. There are also as many activities in summer as in season. This is sounding like a vacation made in heaven. But, it’s the Caribbean.
So, just where should you go for a Caribbean beach vacation? I’m giving an “A” to Aruba. First of all, there are few worries about hurricanes. Aruba is technically out of the hurricane zone. The temperature is only slighted elevated in the summer months due to the ever-present trade winds.
Aruba has too many temptations to list. But, just consider these:
Divi Village, Divi Aruba Phoenix and Divi Dutch Village offer all-suite accommodations, an ideal set-up for families. Not only are the suites spacious with modern amenities, but also they feature fully equipped kitchens. That’s handy for keeping kids satisfied with a little snacking and refreshment throughout the day, and an excellent way to stretch the family’s vacation dollars. ‘Because you will want to do this vacation again next year.
If the brood is just too tired to go out at night, it couldn’t be easier to settle in for a night at home. Slide open the balcony doors, plop onto a comfy couch and hit the remote for the flat-screen TV. You can also gather ‘round the dining room table for board games.
Staying in won’t feel like a letdown after all there is to do during the day. If you opt for the Druif Beach area, you’ll have your pick of multiple pools (enough to choose a different one just about every day), lighted tennis courts (weekly tennis clinics, too), poolside games and beach walks every afternoon, a water sports center with enough free activities to keep families entertained no matter how long the stay. Aruba’s only 30-foot rock climbing wall is located on the Divi beach.
There are more than a dozen restaurant choices for the entire family when you do feel like dining out together. (Remember: kids eat free April 1 through December 21st.) Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort also has a nine-hole golf course and pro shop. Parents might also like an evening at the Alhambra casino, which can be reached by a free shuttle bus from the resort.
Over at Phoenix Beach, the curvaceous pools are a big hit with families, as is the cool and comfy Pure Beach restaurant. For a convenient diversion, go across the street and roam the Butterfly Farm. Buy one ticket and go multiple times.
It’s just a shame you have to go home at some point. I guess that’s why it’s called a “vacation.” Be sure to check out Divi’s discounted Summer rates!