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Employee spotlight: Changtai Puguero Corporan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She’s the queen behind the scenes, making your special occasions that much more extraordinary! Changtai Puguero Corporan, Assistant Housekeeping Manager for Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino in Bonaire, is in charge of managing and coordinating the logistics of daily work, and ensuring that rooms are perfect for the arrival of our guests. But her true talent lies in the enchanting towel animals she creates for guests as an added treat.

We recently chatted with Changtai to get a sneak peek into the inner-workings of a tropical, Caribbean resort.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED FOR DIVI FLAMINGO BEACH RESORT?

I have been with Divi Resorts for a year and a half, organizing daily housecleaning activities and prepping rooms for our guests’ arrivals. I also decorate rooms for special occasions like honeymoons, birthdays and special receptions.

WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF WORKING FOR DIVI RESORTS?

The best part of working for Divi Resorts is that we are a great big family, all working together as a team for a common goalmaking guests happy. When a guest approaches me or one of our staff members to thank us for our service and special décor, that is the greatest satisfaction!

TELL US ABOUT THE LASTING FRIENDSHIPS YOU’VE MADE AT DIVI FLAMINGO BEACH RESORT.

I get along very well with everyone, but with the guests, it’s something special. We have many return guests, and I’ve had the opportunity to socialize and get to know them better thanks to the manager rum punch party we host once a week. It’s wonderful to hear about their families, and most importantly, their experiences on the island. Just knowing that I play a part in making their tropical getaway a dream come true is an absolute honor.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TOWEL ANIMAL TO CREATE FOR GUESTS?

I love all of my towel animals, so it’s hard to choose just one! I just let my creativity flow, and my design is usually customized for the occasion. For honeymooners, I like to decorate the room with hearts, candles, and flowers. For other occasions, I tend to create whales, flamingos, turtles, monkeys, or puppies.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING ON YOUR DAYS OFF?

My favorite activities when I am not working are swimming and snorkeling. Bonaire has some of the most amazing beaches, and beneath the water is a magical, mysterious paradise like no other.

DO YOU HAVE ANY INSIDER TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME GUESTS?

The advice I have for guests is to fully enjoy the island of Bonaire, Divi Dive Bonaire, and our many Resort amenities, like our restaurants, pools and beach. You’ll find everything we do here is done with much love and dedication.

Divi Resorts Ditches Straws to Reduce Pollution & Promote Eco-friendly Efforts

In an effort to reduce its carbon footprint, Divi Resorts is getting rid of plastic straws at all of its Caribbean resorts on Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Maarten & St. Croix, as part of its “Divi Green” initiative.

According to National Geographic, Americans use 500 million straws daily and 8 million tons of plastic trash flows into our world’s oceans every year. While plastic drinking straws are not the top contributor, these tiny tubes are unnecessary and have become a huge problem for the beautiful Caribbean islands and the creatures that call them home. Their size makes them one of the most insidious polluters because they entangle marine animals and are consumed by fish. Divi Resorts hopes to curb this pollution by removing straws from all of its resorts, effective immediately.

“Our goal is to take an active role in protecting and maintaining the beauty of our tropical islands and the creatures that call them home,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO. “We’ve always been focused on green initiatives, through our Divi Cares program, and searching for ways to improve our sustainability, so this is just another way we can do our part to help the environment.”

Divi Resorts has been embracing the green movement on its Caribbean islands for years, with initiatives such as water conservation, energy management and waste management programs created to save valuable resources, reducing energy usage and efficiently recycle waste. In addition, Divi Resorts staff participate in workshops and seminars conducted by environmental committees, local government organizations and non-governmental environmental organizations to increase awareness and spread the word about sustainable living. These programs have earned Divi Resorts many awards and recognitions including the Barbados Environmental and Sustainable Tourism Award.

“We’re proud to say we’re putting our best foot forward when it comes to ‘going green’ on our resorts,” said Galaverna.

Travelers looking to stay at Divi Resorts can find information on great Caribbean vacation deals at www.diviresorts.com and also enter to win a free Caribbean Summer Vacation (contest ends April 11, 2018).

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino Announces Year-Round Dive Specials

If you’re on the hunt for underwater adventures and exhilarating experiences year-round, look no further than Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino. Located on the beautiful island of Bonaire, which has been voted one of the best dive destinations in the Caribbean for over 20 years, Divi Flamingo is the perfect retreat for thrill seekers any time of the year and just announced its 2018-2019 Dive Specials featuring free nights, upgrades, discounted all-inclusive packages, complimentary dinner and more.

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino is a PADI 5-Star and SSI Dive Resort, with five custom dive boats and a professional staff offering dive instruction for all experience levels. The resort’s certified dive operation, Divi Dive Bonaire, provides equipment, certifications, tours, guides and more to get you ready to explore the ocean depths. Unlimited tanks for shore diving are included with any 2-tank boat dive package, in addition to a welcome cocktail upon arrival, free daily breakfast and round-trip airport transfer.

The 2018-2019 Dive Specials are as follows:

April
– Book a 7-night, 2-tank boat dive package for the price of a 6-night, 2-tank boat dive package.
– Rates start as low as $905 per person with travel dates from April 1-30.

May
– Book a 7-night, 2-tank boat dive package for the price of a 6-night, 2-tank boat dive package and enjoy complimentary nitrox.
– Add an All-Inclusive plan and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 (only $600).
– Rates start as low as $905 per person with travel dates from May 1-31.

June
– Book any 7-night dive package and enjoy a complimentary room upgrade plus one free themed buffet dinner at the resort.
– Rates start as low as $1,049 per person with travel dates from June 1-30.

July
– Book a 7-night, 2-tank boat dive package and enjoy free daily afternoon boat dives plus one free themed buffet dinner at the resort.
– Rates start as low as $1,049 per person with travel dates from July 1-31.

August
– Book a 7-night, 2-tank boat dive package for the price of a 6-night, 2-tank boat dive package.
– Add an All-Inclusive plan and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 (only $600).
– Rates start as low as $905 per person with travel dates from August 1-31.

September/October
– Book a 7-night, 2-tank boat dive package and get 2 free dive packages for every 10 paid dive packages.
– Rates start as low as $1,049 per person with travel dates from September 1-October 31.

November
– Book a 7-night Shore Dive package and receive a free room upgrade and one themed buffet dinner at the resort.
– Rates start as low as $939 per person with travel dates from November 1-30.

December
– Book a 7-night, 2-tank boat dive package for the price of a 6-night, 2-tank boat dive package and enjoy complimentary nitrox.
– Add an All-Inclusive plan and receive 7 nights for the price of 6 (only $600).
– Rates start as low as $905 per person with travel dates from December 1-31.

The 2018-2019 Dive Specials can be booked from now through December 31, 2018. For individual reservations, please 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. More information about Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino and Divi Dive Bonaire can be found online at http://www.diviresorts.com/divi-flamingo-beach-resort-bonaire.htm.

Bonaire Has One of the World’s Prettiest Pink Sand Beaches

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Courtesy of TourismBonaire.com

The travel blog Trips to Remember recently named Bonaire Pink Beach, a narrow beach on the island’s western shore, among the 9 most beautiful pink sand beaches in the world. Not far from Divi Flamingo Beach Resort, it’s a perfect spot to relax under a palm tree with a good book, or jump in the water to explore the vibrant marine ecosystem that surrounds Bonaire. Check out the full list of pink beaches here.

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!

Fantastic Instagram Photos of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort

instagram photos of divi flamingoWe love seeing Divi Resorts through your eyes. We’ve started a new feature highlighting some of the best Instagram photos taken at each of our resorts. Our guests are amazing photographers who deserve a shoutout! Here are just a few fabulous Instagram photos of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort on Bonaire.

Our Crystal-Clear Water

You’d be hard-pressed to find more beautiful waters anywhere in the world. The ocean surrounding Bonaire is protected by the National Marine Park, and it’s easy to tell. Sometimes you can even see tropical fish from the balcony of your guest room!

It’s only been a week but I’m missing that water, sunshine and 80+ degrees

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When sitting next to the ocean makes you calm during busy days. ❤️ 👑#bonaire #internship #event #koningsdag #drink

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Our Stunning House Reef

Calabas Reef is located just off-shore from Divi Flamingo, and is accessible 24/7. The reef teems with vibrant marine life—it’s fun (and awe-inspiring) to see the broad diversity of sea creatures who call it their home, day and night.

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Our Laid-Back Vibes

At Divi Flamingo, we’re all about relaxing and letting it all hang out. We love our quirky, easygoing atmosphere and we love sharing it with you!

Island living 🌴

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#leadmetheway #lovethis #colours #bonaire

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which one to choose? #cocktails #cocktailsanddreams #bonaireisland #caribbean #islandlife

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Sun set on the ocean

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We’d love to see more Instagram photos of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort! If you’d like to share your memories with us, simply tag the resort as your location when you post Instagram photos of Divi Flamingo, and make sure your profile is set to public. We’ll be sharing more Instagram snaps from our other resorts in the following weeks.