Category Archives: St. Maarten

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

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.

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.