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Divi Resorts Offering Up to 50% Off for Military, Community Police and Firefighter Families Just in Time for Veterans Day

Book before November 27, 2019 to score up to 50% off your next vacation!

Divi Resorts is proud to support those who have served their country and communities by offering 20% discount off best available rates year-round. Plus, in honor of Veterans Day, Divi Resorts is offering military families up to 50% off all resorts on Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados and St. Maarten. This limited-time offer runs from now until November 27, 2019 for travel through December 20, 2019.

“The jobs these brave men and women perform are vital to our communities, and we’re happy to give back in any way we can,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO. “That’s why we’re offering a limited-time deal of up to 50% off all of our Divi Resorts Caribbean destinations for those who have or are currently serving our country and communities.”

This limited-time offer is available to all military personnel, firefighters, and police, including those who are on active service, reserve, and retired, in addition to their spouses and children.

Divi Resorts’ tropical Caribbean locations span the beautiful islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Barbados and St. Maarten, and provide the perfect vacation destination to help those who serve relieve their stress, relax, rejuvenate and unwind with a wide variety of on-site amenities including elegant restaurants with mouthwatering menus, lively bars with thirst-quenching libations, fabulous freshwater pools, spectacular beaches, water sports, spas and much more!

Divi’s all-suite accommodations are perfect for couples on the hunt for a romantic getaway and families needing extra space to stretch out. And since room only stays are priced per room and not per person, solo travelers can also enjoy Divi’s safe, friendly islands, without the added cost.

Divi’s Veterans Day sale runs from now until November 27, 2019 for travel through December 20, 2019. Divi’s 20% Military Discount is available year-round.For reservations, book online at www.diviresorts.com/military.htm or call 1-800-367-3484 (Toll-free US) or 1- 919-419-3484 (International). For group reservations, please call 1-800-801-5550 or email groupsales@diviresorts.com.

Sale Terms & Conditions
This offer applies to reservations made from now until November 27, 2019 for travel through December 20, 2019. Discount based on rack pricing. All-inclusive rates based on double occupancy. Taxes & services charges NOT included, except for All-Inclusive packages. 3-night minimum stay required for All-Inclusive packages. No maximum night stay is required. Restrictions & blackout dates apply. Full payment is required at time of reservation. Cancellations must be received at least 7 days prior to arrival for refund. Offer is subject to availability and may be discontinued at any time. Offer valid on new reservations booked at a nightly rate only. Offer not valid on timeshare reservations. Cannot be combined with any other Divi special offer.

Wedded Bliss Awaits Couples at Divi Resorts’ Top Caribbean Destinations

Prepare for the perfect wedding, vow renewal, honeymoon or anniversary at Divi Resorts!

Couples on the hunt for the perfect place to tie the knot need look no further than Divi Resorts! Cool breezes, soft white sand and turquoise waters set the mood for a dreamy Caribbean destination wedding, vow renewal, honeymoon or anniversary celebration on Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire or St. Maarten. Plus, with Divi’s special wedding and romance packages, couples can celebrate their love story in style without breaking the bank.

“Destination weddings in the Caribbean are truly one-of-a-kind and happy couples look to Divi Resorts to provide expert wedding planning and execution. Couples can rest assured that arranging and coordinating a long-distance wedding will be made that much easier in the hands of our professionals to ensure a flawless day full of love and memories,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO. “And our romance packages are ideal for those celebrating honeymoons and special anniversaries!”

Whether you’re seeking a large group wedding, a small and intimate affair or a popular retie the knot ceremony for immediate family, Divi Resorts offers all the pre- and post-ceremony fun and adventure on Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire and St. Maarten. 

From the moment you and your guests arrive, our on-site amenities, including fabulous freshwater pools, exhilarating land and water sports, diving and snorkeling, elegant restaurants with mouthwatering menus, lively bars with creative cocktails, indulgent spas and much more will keep everyone busy, entertained and in the party mood!

Divi offers the following Wedding Package for the soon-to-be newlyweds when 10+ room reservations are booked for wedding guests:

  • Complimentary One-Bedroom Suite
  • Turndown Service
  • Fresh Flowers & Champagne on Arrival
  • Free Daily Breakfast
  • Free 4- or 7-Night Return Anniversary Stay (in the same resort as the original stay)
  • Free Couples Massage

There’s also a helpful Ceremony Package available that provides:

  • On-Island Wedding Coordinator
  • Wedding Ceremony
  • Fresh Floral Bouquet & Groom Boutonniere
  • Palm Fringed, Sand Swept Aisle
  • Non-Denominational Minister & Service
  • Champagne Toast
  • 1-Tier Wedding Cake
  • 1-Hour Photography

For more information on Divi’s Wedding and Ceremony Packages or to check availability, visit www.diviresorts.com/weddings.htm.

Divi’s Romance Packages are perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries or any romantic occasion! Five-night romance packages start at $528 per person ($106 per person, per night). Seven-night romance packages start at $711 per person ($102 per person, per night). Both packages include:

  • Accommodations in a one-bedroom suite
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • One romantic candlelit dinner for two
  • Welcome turndown service for the first night with special treats such as bedside candles, a petal-strewn bed, a chilled bottle of champagne in a keepsake souvenir wine cooler bag, two souvenir champagne flutes and chocolate or tropical fruits

All-inclusive romance package options are available on Aruba and St. Maarten. For more information on Divi’s Romance Packages or to check availability, visit www.diviresorts.com/honeymoons.htm.

Divi Resorts also offers exclusive honeymoon registries to four properties: Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort on Aruba, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten and Divi Southwinds Beach Resort on Barbados. Couples can sign up for this personalized and customizable honeymoon registry and choose to accept contributions toward a wide range of experiences, services and amenities, including nights at the resort, fine dining, casual dining, spa treatments, welcome turndown packages, snorkel adventures, sunset sails, flower arrangements and much more. Guests can also make general contributions toward the couple’s stay. For more information or to sign up, visit www.diviresorts.honeymoonwishes.com.

For a limited time, couples can enter for a chance to win a 5-night Romance Package. One lucky couple who shares their love story at www.diviresorts.com/honeymoons.htm will win an all-inclusive 5-night vacation to St. Maarten with two tickets to AquaMania Adventures’ Tango Dinner Cruise, a 50-minute Couples Pure Relaxation Massage at Indulgence by the Sea Spa, and turndown service on the first night.*

Enter before November 25, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. ET!

*Airfare and transportation not included. Travel must be completed before November 25, 2020. See terms and conditions for more details.

DIVI CARES: Fall 2019

ARUBA

Staff Beautifies Beaches for AHATA’s 18th Coastal Cleanup
Staff members banded together to support an important environmental cause, volunteering their time to clean up beaches on the south side of the island for AHATA’s 18th Annual Coastal Cleanup. The cleanup was a huge success in helping keep Aruba’s beaches pristine and free of trash.

Divi Aruba Phoenix Donates Linens to Families in Need
When Divi Aruba Phoenix received a call from the Minister of Social Affairs office asking for help providing local families in need with bed linens, towels and pillows, the resort was happy to assist! Housekeepers gathered the requested items and delivered them personally to the Minister’s office for distribution to those in need.

BONAIRE

Divi Flamingo Staff Read to Local School Children
Staff members, including Divi Flamingo’s General Manager Celine Van Meer, had a great time volunteering to read to children with special educational needs at Het Koraal for Bonaire’s Reading & Writing Foundation.

BARBADOS

Divi Southwinds Sponsors Lunch for Education Organization
Lunch is on Divi Southwinds! The resort recently sponsored lunch for EQ Barbados, a local organization with a mission to facilitate the development of a critical mass of 50,000 highly emotionally intelligent young Barbadians by 2025. Divi Southwinds’ General Manager Charles Maynard also presented a donation check to Ms. Lisa Gale, the team lead for Public Education at EQ Barbados.

ST. MAARTEN

Resort Hosts Food Drive for Local Foster Home
Staff and guests at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort were all smiles as they hosted a food drive for the local New Start Foundation foster home. A variety of non-perishable food items were gathered throughout the week and donated to the foster home to help the children in their care. The recipients expressed their sincere appreciation, saying that these food items will go a long way to fill their needs.

Stay Healthy the Divi Way!

At Divi Resorts, and we truly pride ourselves on being your healthy escape in the Caribbean, using only the freshest ingredients to create tasty yet wholesome dishes the whole family will love. We recently caught up with Windows on Aruba’s Executive Chef Darwin Torres, to learn more about how he and other Divi Resorts chefs ensure nutritious options are always available.

“We are committed to making healthy eating easy for guests at Divi Resorts,” said Torres. “I’ve done a great deal of research on nutritious eating and cooking habits, and with that knowledge, I’ve developed delicious recipes that are actually good for you. The key is to surround yourself with wholesome products that are full of flavor.”

Torres says using assorted fruits, spices, vinegars, marinades, mustards, herbs, exotic roots and grains in his recipes helps “kick it up a notch’’ without adding unnecessary calories or fat. Cooking with “good” oils like olive, canola, avocado and safflower also helps to keep his dishes nutritious.

For his low-carb recipes, Torres swaps out white rice and other empty carbohydrates with whole grains and legumes to keep blood sugar levels stable.

“Changing the way you cook your food also makes a difference,” Torres added. “We roast instead of fry, and grill for flavor using low-fat or no-fat sauces and dressings.”

Torres’ healthy selections include his savory Grilled Salmon, exotic Stir-Fry Vegetables, mouthwatering ratatouille-style Vegetable Casserole and many gluten-free and vegan items, among others.

“We think you should leave every meal feeling refreshed, reinvigorated and full of energy,” said Torres. “It’s never too early to kick off your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, and we’re here to help satisfy your appetite with tasty island cuisine that packs a healthy punch!”

Divi Resorts Promotes Pearl Lake to General Manager of Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

Pearl Lake takes over the position currently held by retiring General Manager Gerrit Griffith.

Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort is proud to announce that Rooms Division Manager Pearl Lake will be the resort’s next General Manager, effective August 1, 2019, taking over the position formerly held by Gerrit Griffith for 11 years.

“I am ecstatic to become the General Manager of the Divi Phoenix,” said Lake. “My goal in life has always been to make an impact in someone’s life by bringing out the best in them, helping them realize their full potential and assisting in developing their skills. This was always my focus as the Rooms Division Manager, but becoming the General Manager allows me to broaden this reach.”

An Aruban local with a husband of 23 years, five children, and two grandchildren, Lake has over 20 years of hospitality experience with 12 of those years spent at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort.

“Pearl started as the Front Desk Supervisor back in 1999 and over the past 10 years has worked her way up the ranks, proving herself as a valuable member of the team,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO. “As a local and one of our owners, members and guest’s favorite managers, Pearl is the perfect fit for the position.”

Lake is one of only a handful of female Arubans to hold the position of General Manager on the island and the second female General Manager at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, after Astrid Muller.

“We are very proud that nearly half of our current General Managers are women,” continues Galaverna, “She joins our two other female General Managers, on St. Maarten and Bonaire.”

“As sad as I am to end my 43-year career with Divi Resorts, I leave knowing that Pearl will be taking over,” said Gerrit Griffith, Divi Aruba Phoenix’s retiring General Manager. “She’s a strong leader with an upbeat personality and an eye for creating the best vacation experience for guests, so I know she will take great care of this beautiful resort.”

FEATURED DVC MEMBERS: Tom & Lee Evangelista

Out of all the Caribbean islands, President’s Elite Members Tom and Lee Evangelista from Massachusetts say Aruba is by far their favorite. The couple discovered the island 12 years ago, and once they got a taste of the near-perfect weather, the ambiance, the beaches, and the friendly locals, they decided to make the island their second home. We sat down with the Evangelistas to find out more about their decision to become part of the Divi Vacation Club.

In 2014, having made the decision that Aruba would become their yearly vacation spot, the Evangelistas began to research their choices and came across the Divi Vacation Club.

“We really hit it off with our sales representative who toured us and explained the program,” said Tom, “It was a big step to commit to joining the Club, but I’ve been very pleased with how it’s all worked out. Everything they explained, from how the Club works to the flexibility and quality of the product, has turned out to be true.”

The couple quickly fell in love with their vacation choice and decided to upgrade to a President’s Elite Membership for added travel flexibility and additional space.

“We wanted to have our vacation the same time every year so we could plan our flights, and we have a large family, so we wanted to make sure they could all come down and stay with us too,” Lee explained. “At this Membership level, we can achieve that goal and know that our entire family can make precious memories together every year.”

“We just love the whole package” added Tom. “The Loyalty Benefits Program discounts save us money on food and drinks, activities and the extra touches, and the program really works and does what it advertises. Best of all, my children, who have been coming down to Aruba for over 10 years now, love it too. So, it’s really a family getaway for us and we mark our calendars and look forward to it all year.”

Their love for Aruba runs deep, whether it be the miles of white sand beaches for walking, the top-notch on-site restaurants, or the endless amounts of smiling faces they see each time they arrive at the resort.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better staff,” Tom said. “Our whole family agrees, everybody here is so wonderful from the managers to housekeeping, concierge, the bellmen, everybody is just so happy and smiling. The staff have become like family to us and when we stay here, we feel so welcome, and that’s not a feeling we’ve gotten from a lot of other places.”

“This year, we came on a Sunday, which wasn’t even a day our favorite employees were supposed to be working, and they were there to greet us! We were so taken away with that,” added Lee.

Plus, they say the warm weather and endless beaches are just a few of the reasons this is their all-time favorite island.

“My wife and I are walkers, and here, we get to walk between three to ten miles a day on these beaches. Plus, there are so many restaurant choices, that we’re still finding new options,” said Tom. “On the resort, pureocean and purebeach are great dining options. We eat there all the time because we love the ambiance, the food and the service.”

The two also enjoy planning all sorts of special occasions on Aruba, including their vow renewal, Easter, birthdays, family reunions and more.

“My favorite Divi memory was Easter Sunday two years ago when we had 28 family members here, and we had drinks at sunset and dinner in the sand at pureocean,” said Tom. “It was the best time!”