Divi Owner Spotlight
We hope that you will enjoy a new monthly feature highlighting the story of a Divi Resorts owner. Each month we will spotlight a different owner and tell their story of vacations on the islands.
We are pleased to announce that our first spotlight is a long time Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort owners Eugene and Patricia Connors.
Gene and Pat are a fun loving, retired couple with close ties to family and friends and many stories to tell. The couple is originally from New York and for years searched for warm vacation spots in the south to escape the cold northern winters. After a few disappointing vacations, they told their travel agent they wanted a place with guaranteed great weather. She suggested Aruba. “Where is Aruba?” they asked. The couple fell in love with the island during their first trip in 1979 and bought their first time share unit at the Divi Dutch Village in 1988, because they preferred the low rise resort. Today they own several weeks and spend much of the winter on the tropical island. Gene has observed that there are many more people traveling to Aruba than when they first started vacationing there. The Connors’ believe they are partly responsible for that because they tell everyone they meet that Aruba is the only place to vacation.
While visiting Aruba, Gene and Pat can often be seen lounging on the beach and swimming in the blue tranquil ocean. Afterward they head to one of their favorite spots Bunker Bar. Located at the Divi Tamarijn, just steps away from their vacation home, Bunker Bar offers beautiful sunset views and a chance to catch up with friends. They also enjoy the romance of dining on the beach surrounded by soft white sand, palm trees swaying in a gentle breeze and water lapping on the shore. If asked, Gene and Pat would recommend a sailing excursion, snorkeling or dining at Madame Jeanette’s.
The Connors’ will tell you that family and friends are important in their lives. After more than thirty years of traveling to Aruba, many of their fellow travelers as well as the native Arubans they see every year have become very close friends – part of their Divi family. That is why in 2008, a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party thrown by fellow owners and Divi staff was extra special. The couple later celebrated on their actual anniversary day at Chalet Suisse, which they do every year, where they are always taken care of by Benny, the manager.
Thank you, Gene and, Pat for being loyal Divi Dutch Village owners. We wish you many more years of vacations in paradise.