Category Archives: St. Maarten

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.

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.

Divi Resorts Opens New Restaurants on St. Maarten & Lively Beach Bar on Aruba

Discover Divi Resorts’ delicious new dining options on St. Maarten and a spectacular beachside bar on Aruba!

Divi Resorts is upping its food and beverage offerings at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten, adding two new restaurants to the resort and a new bar at its stunning pureocean pool. On Aruba, Divi Resorts has opened a new beachside bar, called the Beach Bar, across the street from Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort.

Divi Little Bay’s newest restaurants include, pureroc, the hottest dining experience in town, featuring an incredible selection of fresh meats, seafood and veggies cooked to perfection on a steaming hot lava rock, paired with specially crafted “Roctails” designed to complement each dish, mouthwatering sides and decadent desserts, and The Shack, a grab and go eatery serving up delicious Caribbean jerk, roti, BBQ and more in a casual, laid-back outdoor setting.

Also brand new to the resort, is the pureocean Pool & Bar, an expansive oasis with multiple pools that spill into one another, a stunning ocean view, soothing waterfalls, a central fire pit, a swim-up bar, a hot tub, cabanas and comfortable seating on several terraces.

The final enhancement on St. Maarten was a complete renovation of the signature pureocean Restaurant led by new Executive Chef Octavio Verhelst, which now features a refreshed modern look with sleek furniture and contemporary décor, expanded indoor seating and completely revamped menus full of delicious classics and tasty island favorites. Resort guests, tourists and locals alike can dine in air-conditioned comfort or experience fabulous al fresco seating on the outdoor terrace.

Divi Resorts’ brand new Beach Bar, a lively new restaurant and bar on Aruba, serves up delightful snacks and thirst-quenching cocktails with a side of live entertainment and happy hour specials. It’s the perfect place to unwind, hang out with a drink and watch an amazing Aruban sunset.

“We’re always searching for ways to improve and enhance our resort amenities and we think these new outlets are game-changers for St. Maarten and Aruba,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO. “The Shack’s authentic Caribbean cuisine and pureroc’s interactive dining experience add exciting new elements to Divi Little Bay, while the Beach Bar’s prime location and unique cocktails satisfy all the senses on Aruba.”

For more information on Divi Resorts’ dining options, visit http://www.DiviResorts.com.

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Divi Little Bay Beach Resort Completes Resort Upgrades, Opens Expansive New Pool & Bar

Additions to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort include a beach view pool oasis and bar, plus two new restaurants and more!

Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten is making a splash with the grand opening of its brand new pureocean Pool & Bar, an expansive oasis with multiple pools that spill into one another overlooking stunning ocean view, and the completion of all resort upgrades.

“There’s something for everyone at the new pureocean Pool & Bar,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO. “Plenty of pools for the kids to play, a swim-up bar for mom and dad to sip on a much-needed cocktail, a hot tub for those hoping to unwind after a day of island adventures and a fire pit to sit around while watching the sunset.”

Named one of “The best pools in the Caribbean, 2019 edition” by USA Today, this stunning new focal point features soothing waterfalls, a central fire pit, a lively swim-up bar, a large hot tub, comfortable cabanas and seating on several terraces.

“Our new pool area is like nothing you’ve ever seen below. It’s truly a spectacular spot to soak up the sun and enjoy the terrific turquoise sea in the background,” said Anne-Marie, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort’s General Manager. “Plus, in the evening, the pools illuminate in a magnificent display of color, making it the perfect place to relax day or night.”

The resort also recently opened two brand new restaurants, pureroc, a unique dining experience featuring an incredible selection of meats, seafood and veggies cooked to perfection on a steaming hot lava rock, and The Shack, a grab and go eatery serving up delicious Caribbean jerk, roti, BBQ and more, as well as completing upgrades to the resort’s signature pureocean Restaurant, which now features a refreshed modern look with sleek furniture and contemporary décor, expanded indoor seating and completely revamped menus full of delicious classics and tasty island favorites.

For more information on Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, visit http://www.DiviLittleBay.com.

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