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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 Hires Ferry Zievinger For General Manager Position at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort

An Aruba native, Ferry Zievinger takes over the General Manager position at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort on September 1, 2019.

Divi Resorts is welcoming another fresh face to its management team on Aruba. Aruba native Ferry Zievinger will take over as General Manager of Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort, effective September 1, 2019.

“I’m looking forward to aligning my 35 years of experience with the company’s vision and pushing this vision to its boundaries,” said Zievinger. “I want to make sure that when someone plans a trip to Aruba, our resorts are always considered first, and that we excel as a hospitality company that’s trusted to create flawless vacation experiences.”

The big move comes just weeks after the company announced that Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort’s Pearl Lake will be promoted to General Manager, taking over the position formerly held by Gerrit Griffith who is retiring after 43 years with Divi Resorts.

Zievinger’s previous experience includes Director of Food & Beverage at Marriott in Curaçao, General Manager, Hotel Manager and Food & Beverage Director for Sandals Resorts throughout the Caribbean and Regional General Manager for the Sandals Corporate Team.

“We’re excited to welcome Mr. Zievinger to the Divi family,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO. “As a local with an extensive background in the hospitality business, we feel he is the perfect fit for the job and will help propel our Aruba resorts to the next level.”

TASTE OF DIVI ARUBA

Dining on Aruba just keeps getting better and better! From appetizing new dishes to satisfying eateries with spectacular sunset views, Divi dining never disappoints. Check out our delicious new additions!

BEACH BAR
Our brand new Beach Bar recently opened across the street from Divi Village Golf, and it’s fast becoming THE place to see and be seen with live entertainment, tasty snacks and thirst-quenching cocktails. Catch a dazzlingly colorful sunset and unwind after a long day of exploring the island.

PUREDELI
Now enclosed for air-conditioned comfort, this popular dine in or grab and go eatery is THE place for gourmet coffee, breakfast and New York-style deli sandwiches like the Classic Reuben or The New Yorker. Plus, enjoy added surprises like a Bloody Mary bar, incredible gelato and tasty pies!

PUREOCEAN
Home to the best sunsets on the island, pureocean is the place for a romantic toes-in-the-sand dining experience! Enjoy Executive Chef Anthony De Palm’s savory appetizers like the Lobster Seafood Martini and entrées like the Curried Groper, Tomahawk Pork Chop and Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb. Pureocean also serves an incredible breakfast buffet with an array of hot and cold dishes, all with amazing ocean views.

WINDOWS ON ARUBA
Whether you’re sampling the satisfying Royal Sunday Brunch with endless mimosas, or taking in the stunning 180° golf course views during a romantic dinner, Executive Chef Darwin Torres always creates a delightful, one-of-a-kind culinary experience. From the Kobe Tartar Rossini, to Smoked Salmon stuffed with crab and shrimp and even the simple Tomato & Burrata Salad, each dish is a work of art and divinely delicious!

Summer Fun for Kids & Families

ARUBA

DIVI ARUBA PHOENIX BEACH RESORT
Weekly activities are fun for everyone at this stunning resort on Palm Beach. Choose from water aerobics, bingo, pool volleyball, arts & crafts, beach walks, ping pong and basketball competitions, movie nights and more!

DIVI DUTCH VILLAGE BEACH RESORT & DIVI VILLAGE GOLF & BEACH RESORT
Popular summer activities at both resorts include bingo every day with great prizes, water aerobics three times a week at the Seabreeze Pool, a kid’s scavenger hunt Monday mornings at the infinity pool, Fun in the Sun music and entertainment Monday evenings at the infinity pool, and a putting contest Tuesday mornings with polo shirts and prizes at The Links at Divi Aruba.

BARBADOS

DIVI SOUTHWINDS BEACH RESORT
On Barbados, guests can find an endless list of activities, including aquacise classes, beach volleyball, poolside bingo, pool volleyball, line dancing, nature walks, mini golf competitions, movie nights and more.

BONAIRE

DIVI FLAMINGO BEACH RESORT & CASINO
Bonaire is packed full of fun activities both above and below the water. Guests can enjoy sunset yoga, dive classes, live music, karaoke and of course, 24/7 diving and snorkeling right from our shore, at the Calabas house reef or from one of our dive boats.

ST. MAARTEN

DIVI LITTLE BAY BEACH RESORT
Situated on a picture-perfect peninsula, the resort abounds with entertaining activities. Selections include beach and pool Olympics, crab races, water balloon tosses, mixology demonstrations, bingo, trivia, live music and entertainment, water aerobics, scavenger hunts, movie night, sunrise yoga, kid’s tie-dye, arts & crafts, dance lessons and morning walks, to name a few.

DIVI CARES: Spring 2019

ARUBA

SPECIAL TREATS DONATED TO ELDERLY HOMES
The Divi Impact Foundation was honored to donate hams and turkeys to local elderly homes. Recipients were all smiles as volunteers delivered the special gifts to SABA San Nicolas, Stichting Thuiszorg and spots in Savaneta and Oranjestad.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS SPONSORED FOR KIDS
An advocate for education, especially amongst children, Divi Impact was thrilled to sponsor books for local children on Aruba, providing valuable learning resources and entertainment for students.

FUNDS RAISED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Divi Impact joined in the fight against breast cancer by hosting a highly successful t-shirt sale, which raised $10,000 Aruban florins (nearly $6,000 USD) for the Mary Joan Foundation, an organization that supports breast cancer patients, survivors and their families. Staff members were pictured throughout the fundraiser sporting their blue “Support the Fight” t-shirts.

BARBADOS

DIVI SOUTHWINDS HOSTS PARTY FOR CHILDREN’S ORPHANAGE
Children from a local orphanage were overjoyed as they were treated to a festive day of fun at Divi Southwinds. The resort hosted a party for the kids complete with with snacks and lunch, face painting and a clown.

BONAIRE

DIVI FLAMINGO SUPPORTS KIWANIS CLUB
The resort supported the newly-formed Kiwanis Club of Kralendijk, Bonaire by donating the use of its Peter Hughes meeting room for their charter ceremony. Kiwanis International is a global organization dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time.

ST. MAARTEN

FOUR EMPLOYEES EARN HOSPITALITY CERTIFICATION
Divi Little Bay is proud to announce that four front office staff members recently received certificates for passing the American Hotel & Lodging Association course, which recognizes individuals who deliver exceptional service by engaging with their guests and creating memorable experiences. Recognized worldwide, this is the highest acknowledgment of awarding-winning guest service for employees in the hospitality and tourism industry.

DIVI LITTLE BAY DONATES MONEY FOR FOOD BASKETS
The resort recently donated $1,000 to the Filipino Community of Sint Maarten to provide food baskets for locals in need.

MANAGEMENT & STAFF HOST CLEAN-UP SESSION
In an effort to keep St. Maarten’s beaches and the ocean free of trash, resort management and staff hosted a cleanup session to pick up and properly dispose of small trash and bottles that were blown onto the resort. The event was a huge success thanks to the help of staff volunteers who spent the day cleaning up and beautifying the resort.

TASTE OF DIVI: Aruba & St. Maarten

pureocean at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten

ARUBA

BEACH BAR
It’s five o’clock somewhere! Spend your happy hour at Divi’s brand new Beach Bar, a lively new restaurant and bar located right across the street from Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. Serving up delightful snacks and thirst-quenching cocktails with a side of entertainment, it’s the perfect place to unwind, hang out with a drink and watch an amazing Aruban sunset.

ST. MAARTEN

PUREOCEAN
A culinary staple on St. Maarten, this signature restaurant led by new Executive Chef Octavio Verhelst features a refreshed modern look with sleek furniture and décor, expanded indoor seating and completely revamped menus full of delicious classics and tasty island favorites. Dine in air-conditioned comfort or experience fabulous al fresco seating on the pureocean outdoor terrace.

THE SHACK
If you’re looking for authentic Caribbean jerk flavors you’ve found the spot! The Shack’s grab and go menu can be enjoyed on the pureocean terrace, by the pureocean pool, on the beach, or just about anywhere. Featuring traditionally prepared BBQ, Jerk and Roti dishes with a little kick, your taste buds will thank you after every meal.

PUREROC
For a uniquely “hot” dining experience like no other, stop by pureroc to sample a mouthwatering selection of fresh meat and seafood served on a sizzling hot lava rock. Paired with creative “roctails” and accompanied by satisfying sides, guests become chefs, cooking their meat and seafood to taste, so it’s always done to perfection! This new eatery, with a romantic nighttime ambiance, is located on the pureocean terrace.