Vacationing on Aruba is a family affair for Beverley and Larry Anderson, who have been visiting the island two to three times a year for 20 years. Married for 28 years, it was one of the Anderson’s five sons who introduced them to ownership, helping them discover the perfect place to make lifelong memories. We caught up with the happy couple to explore what it’s like to be a President’s Elite Member and why they joined the Divi Vacation Club.
Hailing from Staten Island, NY, the Andersons first visited the island 20 years ago after their son convinced them that Aruba and Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort were the perfect fit for the couple, having become a Divi Timeshare Vacation Owner himself.
“A year after our son became an owner, he gave us his bonus week so we could experience the island for ourselves, and after that trip, we fully understood why he bought a timeshare vacation ownership with Divi,” said Beverley. “We started buying units for ourselves, and when one week wasn’t enough, we kept upgrading so we could come when we wanted to, stay longer and also bring our five kids and three grandkids.”
As time went on, the Andersons ended up with nine units, so when the opportunity arose to convert from Divi Timeshare Owners to President’s Elite Members in the Divi Vacation Club, they jumped at the chance.
“One of the most exciting moments was when we purchased at Divi and made a commitment to vacation on Aruba for years to come, knowing that in the future our sons and grandchildren would also enjoy it,” said Larry. “And everything has worked out the way we hoped it would when we made that first investment.”
“Converting to the Divi Vacation Club and being a President’s Elite Member helps us plan our vacations in a better way. We can make reservations well in advance and add weeks later on with ease,” added Beverley. “We’ve taken other beach vacations to the Jersey Shore, Maine and Florida, but there’s nothing like Aruba and the experience we have here as President’s Elite Members. The consistency and predictability make it a very positive experience and we are never disappointed. Plus, the flexibility of the Divi Vacation Club program means we can adjust the accommodation size we need and decide which weeks we want to travel, so we never waste any of our membership points and precious vacation time.”
“We’re able to invite family, friends, and even neighbors, always with the confidence that once they arrive, they will have a wonderful time. And that has never changed in the 20 years we’ve been coming here,” Larry added.
“With the perfect year-round weather, vast amenities, friendly people, safe location and the best beach on the island, you can’t beat Aruba and Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort. There is something for everyone on Aruba and it truly lives up to its nickname as the one happy island!”