For families travelling to the Caribbean, there is now a whole lot more to do and enjoy at Divi Resorts.
“Divi’s Treasures of the Caribbean,” an expanded line-up of children’s activities, began this week at six of the company’s properties in Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire and St. Maarten. The new program is constructed around family activity, versus drop-off care, and designed to create memories and mementos. New elements include a weekly treasure hunt, sandcastle building at the beach – with a chance to win a family vacation for the best sandcastle - and movie night with popcorn and tropical drinks. All of the activities and amenities are complimentary.
The treasure hunt kicks off the weekly fun as children, ages 4-12 years, and their parents follow clues to amass a cache of keepsakes and ultimately a T-shirt, identifying each child as a member of “Divi’s Pirate Crew.” For the duration of their stay at Divi Resorts, “crewmembers” earn a salute from Divi staff and ice cream and drinks at selected restaurants and snack bars at the resorts whenever they wear their T-shirt.
During each activity Divi staff members will document the family fun in pictures and email them to the family as a souvenir.
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Photos of a family’s sandcastle will automatically be entered into a contest on Facebook. Divi Resorts will provide a free vacation to the family whose sandcastle earns the most votes from Divi’s Facebook followers. The winning family will receive a 7-night vacation at another one of the participating Divi Resorts. The sandcastle contest is an incentive for Divi guests to get creative with their castles. Voting on the sandcastle contest closes September 15th.
The following Divi Resorts are participating in the Divi’s Treasures of the Caribbean program: Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Divi Dutch Village and Divi Aruba Phoenix, all in Aruba; Divi Southwinds in Barbados, Divi Little Bay in St. Maarten and Divi Flamingo Beach in Bonaire.
Divi Resorts is enhancing its children’s activities partly in response to the popularity of its kids-stay-and-eat-free policy, which extends from April 1 through December 22, and partly to changes in family travel. “These guided family activities address the trend to intergenerational travel as well as increasing requests for structured family activities, versus drop-off care,” noted EJ Schanfarber, president of Divi Resorts. “Our intent is to make family travel to a Divi Resort even more enjoyable and memorable for all. The new activities are a terrific add-on to the beautiful beaches, spacious pools and other amenities at our resorts.”