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Learn to Play Golf & Improve Your Game at the Donald Ross ‘FeelGolf’ School

If you’re visiting Aruba in the next few months, you’ll want to check out Donald Ross ‘FeelGolf’ School’s new summer program. The school is conveniently located at Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, right next to the driving range, so you’re never too far away.

When you meet Donald Ross for the first time, you’ll quickly find out why he’s never met a stranger! Donald, who hails from Scotland, is quite the character (just take a gander at those snazzy golf pants), and he possesses an enormous amount of knowledge and love for the sport. As he famously says, “I am still as passionate about golf today as I was when I turned professional in the 1960s. I can’t help it, it’s in my blood.”

Don, as he likes to be called, has taught more than 100,000 players of all abilities from around the world. Kids as young as four can take a lesson and beginners will love the “Learn to Play in Just Three Days” package. You’ll be amazed at how much you learn while having the time of your life playing this beloved sport.

SUMMER PRICING
Kid’s Lessons
Ages 7-18 – Only $10 per hour
Saturday 10 a.m. & Monday 5 p.m.
Ages 4-6 – Only $5 per hour
Saturday 10:30 a.m. & Monday 4:30 p.m.

Adult Lessons
Only $15 per hour
Monday 10 a.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday & Friday 2 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m.
Sunday 12 p.m.

Ask About Our “LEARN TO PLAY IN JUST 3 DAYS” PACKAGE
Limited Availability

Contact us for more information or to sign up!
297-581-GOLF | www.feelgolf.com | www.divilinks.com

Featured Recipe: Mussels & Clams Marinara

We asked our executive chefs for their favorite summer dishes, and not surprisingly, everyone said Mussels & Clams Marinara. When we asked why, they all agreed that this flavorful seafood dish is a guest favorite and perfect for warmer weather.

Italian-inspired flavors combined with fresh seafood make this dish a crowd-pleaser whether you’re enjoying it at home or on the islands with your toes in the sand.

Ingredients:
2 lbs. clams, scrubbed clean
2 lbs. mussels, scrubbed clean
Angel hair pasta, cooked
1 quart prepared marina sauce
Garlic, to taste
¼ cup parsley
½ cup clam juice
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions:
In a large pot, sauté garlic in olive oil until lightly browned. Add the clam juice and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the marinara sauce, clams, and mussels. Cover the pot and cook until the shells open (about 5-10 minutes).

Once the shells have opened, pour the mixture over cooked pasta. Add parsley, salt, and pepper to taste, and serve.

Chef’s Tip: If a shell doesn’t open, do not eat it! Throw it away. It’s very common to find a few unopened shells after cooking, but these are not safe to eat.

We #WishYouWereHere at Divi Resorts!

Photo of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
Photo by: Tara, Luxe Tourista

We hope you’re missing us as much as we’re missing you! We can’t wait to welcome you back to our beautiful islands soon but in the meantime, we’ve gathered up quotes from some of our favorite blogs and articles about our islands and resorts to get you in the spirit and inspire you for future vacations in 2020. Don’t forget to tell us why you #wishyouwerehere on Instagram!

Photo of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

ST. MAARTEN
“If you’re looking for a slice of heaven on earth, look no further than Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten. Divi Resort is located on a small, private peninsula on the Dutch side of the island, on St. Maarten’s Little Bay. Here, you will find beautiful 360 views, where the turquoise sea blends into lush green hills.” – Jill Deconti, The Luxe Travelers

Read the full article here: www.theluxetravelers.com/divilittlebay


Windows on Aruba Brunch - Waffles

ARUBA – Windows on Aruba “We had a very memorable and beautiful dining experience both at dinner and at brunch. The staff is welcoming, warm and kind. They, in fact, go all out to make this the best dining experience you will have on the island and its heavenly. Scenery, coupled with a brilliant menu truly creates the quintessential brunch visit on the island.” Dana Vento

Read the full article here: danavento.com/sophisticated-aruba-dining-experience-for-brunch


Views from Rainforest Adventures

ST. MAARTEN
“If you need a little adventure in your life, the world’s steepest zip line is here on St Maarten just for a thrill! It is pure adrenaline at 56 miles per hour in a drop! It is located at an eco-adventure park called Rockland Estate and the park is known as Rainforest Adventures. And honestly, it may be high up on the mountain, but it really was a fun ride down.” – Dr. Cacinda Maloney, Points & Travel

Read the full article here: www.pointsandtravel.com/things-to-do-in-st-maarten


Turtle swimming in the ocean

BARBADOS
Dive into an underwater world where turtles, fish and colorful sea creatures abound. Climb aboard Tiami’s 60-ft catamaran to spend the day snorkeling and swimming side-by-side with turtles and a variety of exotic fish, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Divi Resorts Blog

Read the full article here: https://blog.diviresorts.com/blog/island-adventures-10-reasons-to-visit-barbados/


Beach views at Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

ARUBA
“Idyllic Aruba lures more than a million sunseekers to its sandy shores each year, who come for the pristine beaches, fantastic weather, world-class kiteboarding spots, lively nightlife scene, and even a chance to get up close and personal with pink flamingos.” – Tamara Elliot, Globe Guide

Read the full article here: www.globeguide.ca/divi-resorts-in-aruba


ST. MAARTEN
“The Dutch side is known for their stunning turquoise beaches and one of the best is Mullet Bay. Located close to Maho Beach, it is the quieter and bigger of the two. There are a couple local bars on the beach offering cold drinks and typical island cuisine.” – Tara, Luxe Tourista

Read the full article here: https://luxetourista.com/top-5-places-to-visit-in-dutch-st-maarten

DISCOVER BARBADOS BRITISH HERITAGE

Barbados is the land of lush landscapes, sandy beaches and flavorful rum, with a strong British influence from its many years of British occupation beginning in the 1600s. In 1966, Barbados gained its independence from the United Kingdom, and even though more than 50 years have passed, the country’s impact on the island is still seen in Barbados’ culture, architecture and traditions.

So how do you enjoy “old blighty” in the Caribbean you ask?

Catch a Sporting Event on Barbados
First, start with a spot of tea, then dress in your best whites to watch a game of cricket with refreshing gin of tonics included, of course. If cricket isn’t your thing, enjoy a chukka of polo plus stomping divots or a thrilling horse race at the Barbados Turf Club located within the Garrison Historic area just outside Bridgetown.

Watch the Changing of the Guard Show
A time-honored British tradition, every Thursday at noon, the Barbados Defense Force hosts a Changing of the Sentry ceremony at the main guard of the Barbados Garrison in Bridgetown. Donning the colorful Zouave uniform chosen by Queen Victoria in 1858, this unique display of British culture lasts about fifteen minutes. Be sure to get there early to snag a great viewing spot and snap a cheeky photo! While in Bridgetown, you’ll also want to stop by the Parliament Buildings to capture a few pictures. Built in 1870, these buildings have been the seat of government on Barbados since 1874 and were formerly the site of Colonial administration.

Visit Historical Museums & Buildings
For even more history, visit the Arlington House Museum, a restored 18th century building in Speightstown with an interactive 3-story museum, or stop by the Barbados Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to learn more about the island’s unique culture.

Stop by the Bridgetown Jewish Synagogue
Built in 1654, this historic synagogue was destroyed by a hurricane in 1831 but has since been restored to its original beauty. Right next door is the Nidhe Israel Museum, a museum that traces Jewish history in Barbados and highlights their contribution to Barbadian society

Take a Trip to the St. James & St. John Parish Church
These churches are amongst the four oldest surviving churches in Barbados. St. James is located near the site of the first settlement in Holetown and its church features a bell with the inscription, “God bless King William 1696.” The bell predates the American Liberty Bell by 56 years.

Enjoy High Tea with Bajan Fish & Chips
Yummy scones and tea are still a part of Bajan culture, and dishes similar to the UK’s famous fish and chips made with an island twist are local delicacies on the island. One of Barbados’s most popular meals is fried flying fish served with rich macaroni pie. Stop by Divi Southwind’s pureocean Restaurant to sample this delicious fish dish, and try it with a splash of malt vinegar for an extra kick of flavor!

Unique Island Souvenirs From Every Island

Whether you’re a collector of island tees, sparkling jewelry or sweet-smelling perfume, the easiest way to relive the Caribbean vacation of your dreams is by bringing back a few mementos.

The best souvenirs help you share the spirit and personality of the places you visited. We asked a few of our owners, members and guests what their favorites souvenirs are and we’re excited to share the results. Perhaps they are your favorites too!

Aruba
It’s the oldest aloe company in the world and it’s located right in the heart of Aruba. Founded in 1890, Aruba Aloe is the only aloe company that grows, harvests and manufactures its own souvenirs on-site. You can find Aruba Aloe products pretty much everywhere on the island, but for a more interactive experience, stop by the Aruba Aloe Museum and factory store to learn about the production process and Aruba’s 160-year history of aloe cultivation. Aruba Aloe products can also be purchased online at www.arubaaloe.com.

Barbados
Featuring a wide range of handcrafted, authentically Caribbean plates, bowls, vases, and more, Earthworks pottery is worth the short trip to the Edgehill Heights section of the St. Thomas parish. This one-of-a kind pottery studio and store offers over 150 designs and 36 stock patterns, so you’re bound to find something that suits your style. Earthworks can also ship fragile items if you’re worried about them surviving the flight home or if you’ve run out of room in your luggage. Visit www.earthworks-pottery.com to learn more and find your perfect pottery.

Bonaire
Cudushy Distillery, located in Rincón, is the only distillery on the island and home to the world’s only cactus liquor! The distillery features six different liqueur flavors inspired by local islands: Cadushy of Bonaire, Kukui of Aruba, Calbas of Curacao, Gold of Statia, Spices of Saba and Orange of Orange, which was inspired by Dutch Royalty. When on Bonaire, a distillery tour and complimentary tasting should be at the top of your to-do list. Cadushy Distillery also offers a line of award-winning cactus rum, vodka, whiskey and gin made right on the island. Grab a bottle or two to bring home or snag a sample pack so you can taste each flavor. Visit www.cadushy.com to explore the different types of cactus libations.

St. Maarten
How many people can say they made their very own perfume or cologne on a tropical Caribbean island? When you visit the island of St. Maarten, you can pop over to the French side of the island and do just that at Tijon Perfumerie! During this unique experience, you’ll learn about different types of fragrances before making your own unique fragrance from a variety of exotic spices, herbs and oils. Once you’ve perfected your perfume, you’ll name your fragrance. The name will be added to your very own sleek perfume bottle, which you can take home and enjoy for months. Plus, Tijon keeps a record of the ingredients in your custom perfume so you can reorder it anytime, even when you’re not on the island. For more information, visit www.tijon.com.

St. Croix
When you visit St. Croix, you’ll notice many local women wearing a unique type of bracelet. The St. Croix Hook or Crucian Hook as it’s known on the island is a metal, band-style bracelet with a horseshoe-shaped clasp or hook that represents love. These bracelets come in a variety of styles and colors, and you can purchase them in most jewelry stores on the island. To learn more about this popular Crucian accessory and to find your own, visit www.gotostcroix.com/st.croix-blog/show-love-crucian-bracelet.

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.