DIVI DOINGS AND DEVELOPMENTS
June 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsChapel Hill, NC – Divi Resorts knows the Caribbean! As the only hotel chain made up entirely of Caribbean resorts, visitors to any of the eight Divi Resorts will quickly realize that they are the place for a fun in the sun Caribbean vacation. Continuously striving to offer the best possible vacation experience, there’s always something happening at the resorts. Here’s the latest news.
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten, which was recently voted one of the top “Bang For Your Buck” resorts and “Best Family Vacation Resorts” in Caribbean Travel & Life's Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards 2007, has launched renovations of a number of guestrooms and public spaces, and is expanding the resort’s timeshare inventory by approximately $25 million. Renovations, which have already gotten underway, include the complete refurbishment of oceanview suites with new furniture, flooring, soft goods, kitchen cabinets and appliances. Toucans Café and the Sea Breeze Restaurant have been outfitted with new outdoor furniture, and the SeaBreeze Pool deck was resurfaced in Brazilian stone. The resort’s on-site fitness center has been relocated to a more spacious location and all equipment was replaced.
To accommodate the growing demand for timeshare ownership at Divi Little Bay the resort has converted its fourteen hillside casita units into nine luxury timeshare one-bedroom suites and is converting thirty-six beachfront hotel rooms into twelve one-bedroom and four two-bedroom timeshare units. The units will feature upgraded amenities including LCD flat screen TVs, iPod docking stations, kitchens with granite countertops, whirlpool tubs and more. The conversion of the hillside casitas was completed December 1, 2006, and the new beachfront suites will be available in 2008.
At Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort in Aruba construction is continuing on a new luxury collection of golf view suites. Eighty-two Golf Villas of the projected 240 have been completed and are available for occupancy, with another 52 scheduled to be completed by in mid-2007. The Links at Divi Aruba golf course clubhouse is complete and features two new restaurants, the casual Mulligan’s Bar & Restaurant, and the Window’s on Aruba-a fine dining restaurant overlooking the 9th hole with full ocean views.
At Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort in Aruba work is continuing on the development project that will more than double the size of the resort once completed. The foundation work is underway and the new building and units are scheduled to open in spring 2008. The development will add 140 suites in four eight-story buildings, each featuring studios, one-bedroom suites, and two and three bedroom penthouses. The resort currently offers 101 units. The resort will also offer a beach club.
Guestroom renovations continue at the Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in Barbados with all pool and garden view suites to be remodeled by early 2007 (at total of fifty-eight units). All guest suites will be repainted and will receive new windows, kitchen appliances and furnishings in a light green and blue tropical theme. Additionally all lobby furniture has been replaced and the timeshare pool deck has been refurbished. On November 1, 2006 Alvin Jemmott took over as General Manager of the resort. A twenty-four year veteran of the Barbados hotel industry and current President of the Barbados Hotel Association Mr. Jemmott will focus on enhancing Divi Southwinds’ total guest experience and further developing the Resort’s distinctive amenities and activities.
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino in Bonaire has announced that its on-site spa, The Touch has been renovated. The full service spa offers a range of services from body treatments to manicures, many of which incorporate natural elements of the island, and spa packages. The spa also sells jewelry unique to the island. Divi Flamingo has also gone wireless, with free internet access now available throughout the property.
In 2007 Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino in St. Croix will begin construction of an on-site 18-hole miniature golf course and driving range. The course will complement the resort’s tropical, beachfront feel and will offer six water features and tumbling waterfalls. Divi Carina Bay was also just voted one of the "Best Large Hotels" (150-299 Rooms) in Caribbean Travel & Life's Best of the Caribbean Readers' Choice Awards 2007. This is the second time Divi Carina Bay has received this honor – in 2004 the readers of the magazine voted the resort one of the best in this category.
Divi Resorts operates eight resorts on five Caribbean islands including the Divi Carina Bay Beach Resort & Casino in St. Croix; Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten; Divi Southwinds Beach Resort and Divi Heritage Beach Resort in Barbados; Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino in Bonaire; and Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Divi Village Golf and Beach Resort and Divi Dutch Village Resort in Aruba. From relaxing on white sand beaches and indulging in spa services to embarking on amazing scuba diving adventures and trying your luck in the casino, Divi Resorts has it all…and more.
For more information on Divi Resorts call 1-800-367-3484, or visit www.diviresorts.com.