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“Best location on the island” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

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Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Philipsburg
Certificate of Excellence
Englewood, New Jersey
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332 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“Best location on the island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

The resort is on a great spot.....Little Bay is a great beach near the Dutch capital. You can see the cruise ships come in so you know when avoid the crowds. The company used to use the phrase "barefoot elegance" to describe the pretty but unpretentnious environment. There's a new chef who has improved the in-house dining tremendously. The restaurant is under renovation due to open any day. In the interim, outdoor dining is available for 3 meals a day...sometimes live music at night. They should consider keeping this option since it is so nice by the water. Staff is friendly, front desk can be spotty. On premises store is way over-priced so go to the supermarket if you can. 1 Bedroom unit was comfortable but the bed was not....they need to invest in some mattresses and quality pillows. Maid service is average.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Centereach, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Just came back from a week stay at the Divi. We had a one bedroom deluxe room with 2 bathrooms. The resort was beautiful great view from our room. We found the room really clean. The only issue we had was that our room was not ready until 4:30 pm when we checked in. The restaurant's were good and it was convenient since close to Philipsberg. Bartenders could have been a little more friendly in the bar by the hotel but near the timeshare they were very nice.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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NJ
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53 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

friends of ours who have points through RCI gave us a week at the Divi for christmas ….we took our week with them in may 2011 and i cant really say anything bad about the Divi…our room was clean, i enjoyed the food at the beach bar and the toucan….pool was nice and beach was very pretty and water so warm…though i am not a big snorkler my hub and friends are ….my hub snorkeled every day…i enjoyed the pool there very much…the 2nd floor bacony offered a great view of the water…the mosquitoes are outrageous though starting at sunset and they cant wait to get in your room from the balcony and your room door but thats nature…as far as other critters in the room…none….but outside twice when we dining in restaurants outdoors i saw what i think were palmetto bugs…long as my thumb with a roach like look….again thats nature…..we took a catamaran day trip to anguilla's prickly pear beach(takes around 2 hrs) and that beach and water was beyond amazing…..great snorkeling there ….try to get there if you can!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Be warned, there are bed bugs at this facility. They will tell you they've been certified free of bed bugs- but this is completely false. I have the bite marks (still, 2 months later) to prove it. DO NOT STAY HERE. They argued with me afterwards that there were no bugs, and did not offer to pay me back at first (and even then only offered 2 of 3 nights free). Literally the worst hotel I've ever stayed at, still can't believe how rude they were.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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125 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2012

just returned from a 6 day trip to st maarten on february 10, 2012........we, thankfully, got bumped by another resort, and got lucky enough to find an opening at the divi little bay.. our rooms were large and immaculate, our bathrooms beautiful, great balcony with a view of the pool, the bar and little bay.. we watched the cruise ships (at least 4/day) come in and leave every day - sunrises and sunsets. the grounds are beyond well-kept, the staff is so friendly and helpful (it is an island, so do not expect new york instantaneous service)!! they are definitely good people! we found everyone at the resort incredibly accommodating!!
already planning to spend our new year's vacation there with our family!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Syracuse, New York
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

Well, would you renovate your main restaurant during prime season!Are you kidding!Our hotel room (which was not cheap) was hideously filthy,the water was rust red every day,the workout room has one treadmill,the bar service is average at best except for Juan,they cant make change at the main desk,the room takes in water through the doorway when it rains,the coffee pot was 40 years old,the screen door was torn,the chairs in the room should have been thrown away 10 years ago, but the maid service is good and the beach is beautiful. It just needs renovations and updating!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank 499Beezie499
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Buffalo, New York
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

My hubby & I just returned from a 7 night stay at the Divi LittleBay Beach resort on 2/4/12. This is a beautiful resort located on the Carribean. Our room overlooked Great Bay and we enjoyed watching the cruise ships arrive at port from our veranda while drinking our morning coffee. Warm breezes, bright sunshine, mini rain showers, beautiful sandy beaches all made for a delightful winter break. Staff at the hotel were very friendly, especially Rudy & Juan, our bartenders, as well as young Fernando. They made our stay very enjoyable. The only drawback was that the main resort resturant was closed for renovation. We had been told it was to already been open but staff work on island time. (LOL!!) With that being said, the other 2 eating facitlites on the resort did a fine job in serving their guests. Always something for every appetite. My hubby & I will always remember our days and nights in St. Maarten.
& I will always remember the wonderful time we had at the Divi and St. Maarten.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

Property: Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
Address: Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Philipsburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Philipsburg
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Philipsburg
#3 Romantic Hotel in Philipsburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Divi Little Bay Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 220
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Also Known As:
Divi Little Bay Beach Hotel Philipsburg
St Maarten Divi Little Bay
Divi Little Bay Resort
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg
Hotel Divi Little Bay Beach

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