Divi Resorts Celebrates Barbados’ 50th Anniversary of Independence

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2016 marks the 50th year of independence for this remarkable island nation, and Divi Resorts is helping to celebrate.

Divi Southwinds Beach Resort is commemorating the 50th anniversary of Barbados' independence with special discounted rates.

Barbados is turning 50 this year! November 30, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of its independence from the United Kingdom. Divi Resorts is offering special discounted rates at its Barbados resort, Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, in honor of the festivities taking place across the island.

There hasn’t been a better opportunity in recent memory to experience the best of authentic Barbados culture. The young nation is hosting dozens of events showcasing its unique traditions and history in the weeks leading up to the big day. Divi Southwinds Beach Resort is the perfect location to serve as home base during these celebrations, as it is located in the heart of the St. Lawrence Gap, where some of the best entertainment and dining options on Barbados can be found.

Divi Southwinds offers discounted rates* starting at:

-$102/night for garden view suites
-$119/night for pool view suites
-$256/night for two-bedroom suites
-$160/person/night for all-inclusive packages

Best of all, Divi Southwinds is an all-suite property with fully equipped kitchens and generous resort amenities such as an on-site spa and complimentary kids’ club. Travelers can leave their worries behind as they get the most out of their island vacation.

Some of the year’s most iconic happenings are still to come, as Barbados readies itself for this landmark date. Visitors still have a chance to witness the following events and so much more:

“The Road to Destiny”: Barbados at Fifty – Pursuing the Road to Independence
Date: November 2016 – January 2017
Time: Mon – Sat 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sun – 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Venue: Barbados Museum and Historical Society Headquarters, St. Ann’s Garrison, St. Michael

To tell the narrative of Barbados at 50, the Barbados Museum and Historical Society is staging an exhibition of artifacts from Barbados history. It will also trace cultural changes such as evolving gender roles and race relations.

50th Anniversary of Independence NIFCA Gala
Date: November 20, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Venue: 3WS Amphitheatre, Kensington Oval

This year’s National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Gala will feature 1000 school-aged children performing classic & contemporary literary, musical and dance pieces that honor the nation of Barbados.

Prime Minister’s Dinner and Ball
Date: November 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Ilaro Court

Prime Minister of Barbados, The Right Honorable Freundel Stuart Q.C, M.P, hosts this black tie affair at Ilaro Court. Guests will be treated to the exquisite culinary skills of the world-renowned Barbados Culinary Team and some of the best entertainment the island has to offer while taking in fashion by the island’s top designers.

50th Anniversary Service of Thanksgiving
Date: November 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m
Venue: Kensington Oval

This will be a multi-faith service of Thanksgiving celebrating the history of Barbados.

50th Anniversary of Independence Parade
Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Venue: Garrison Savannah

This will be an enhanced military parade with plenty of spectacle, with foreign troops from friendly nations joining in as well.

Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert
Date: November 30, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Venue: Garrison Savannah

This extravagant celebration will highlight the amazing musical and performing talent now emerging in Barbados.

Divi Resorts invites travelers to experience the uniqueness of Barbados for themselves. More details on this year’s festivities can be found at http://www.diviresorts.com/barbados-50th-anniversary.htm.

*Rates apply to bookings made before November 1, 2016.

About Divi Resorts

Divi Resorts is the vacation expert of the Caribbean, with a collection of eight premium resorts spanning the five stunning Caribbean islands of Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St. Croix, and St. Maarten. With both hotel and vacation ownership options, the resorts provide a multitude of vacation pleasures, from relaxing on white sand beaches and indulging in spa services, to embarking on scuba diving adventures and perfecting one’s golf swing. Vacation ownership is available through the Divi Vacation Club, a flexible, points-based product. For more information on Divi Resorts, call 1-800-367-3484 or visit http://www.diviresorts.com. For more information on the Divi Vacation Club, visit http://www.divivacationclub.com. Use of the Divi Resorts registered brand is licensed.


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