Peaceful, beautiful views, walk out to the beach, good snorkeling and easy access to Philipsburg shopping are the highlights of our visit last week.
We stayed for six nights at the hotel in a second floor king room. The view from the patio was absolutely beautiful We could see the entire bay and all of the beach activity. The room was clean and in decent order considering the age of the property. (We found Divi Little Bay in 1988 on our first visit to Saint Martin) When we weren't sight seeing, our day started with a walk on the 1/2 mile beach, breakfast at the Gingerbread Cafe at the adjacent property (less expensive than the buffet at Divi Little Bay). Then sunning on the beach with free chairs and umbrellas, watersports and snorkeling. Happy hour at the pool starts at 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM at the beach bar.
Pros - great location, easy access to the beach, 5 minute drive to Phillipsburg and only 20 mintues from the airport. The rocks along the edges of the bay had lots of fish and there is a snorkeling park at the southeast end that is a 1/4 mile swim. The staff provided good service once you got their attention. We ate at the bar several times and had island drinks all week long. The food was very good, just a limited menu and the drinks were always good.
Cons - couple minor maintenance issues with the room and one major one. First the major, the A/C wasn't working when we checked in. I thought it was because of energy efficiency that the room wouldn't cool lower than 78 degrees. My error. Once I asked them twice to look at it an engineer fixed it that same afternoon. Then minor issues were a missing lamp shade, broken clock radio and poor TV reception. Again, after asking twice to have these addressed the shade and clock radio were taken care of. They never worked on the poor TV reception (even though it was satelite). My brother was staying two doors away and didn't have any issues at all.
When we go back to the Carribean Divi Little Bay will be our first choice. We would have rated it five stars except for the maintenance issues we had and the furnishings being "long in the tooth". However, my wife and I stayed at Atlantis on Paradise Island three years ago and we found Divi Little Bay to be a much more relaxed, peaceful and enjoyable experience. I wouldn't even consider the glitz and expense of Atlantis again.
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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
- Hotel Divi Little Bay Beach
- Divi Little Bay Beach Resort St Martin / St Maarten/Philipsburg