Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
What We Love
- Gizmo, the resident macaw at the beachfront bar
- Ocean views from every room and/or balcony
- À la carte or optional all-inclusive rates
- The on-site taxi stand and car rentals for excursions around the island
What To Know
- You’ll likely need a (short) cab ride to get to lively Philipsburg, across Great Bay
- The majority of accommodations are time shares but can be booked when available
- Suites, which have living rooms with sleeper sofas and full kitchens, are great for families
- Accommodations are split between oceanfront and hillside units
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Revitalized beachfront beauty on a private peninsula, on the Dutch side of the island
A 15-month renovation has given this long-standing resort a new look: colorful umbrellas have replaced a clunky wood-and-canvas sunscreens at the Infinity Pool, Pureocean has been joined by two new restaurants (The Shack offers jerk, barbecue, and roti while Pureroc serves cook-your-own entrees served on a steaming lava rock), and a newly added Pureocean Pool is a sexy replacement for the former kidney-shaped Casitas Pool thanks to its own swim-up bar, fire pit, hot tub, and cabanas. What hasn’t changed? The resort’s long signature beach on a private peninsula and the presence of Gizmo, the “Divi diva”—red-and-green macaw who has been the resort’s mascot and overseer of Gizmo’s Bar for more than 25 years. All 210 guest rooms feature clean-lined contemporary furniture, artwork, bright colors, and a terrace or balcony with at least a partial ocean view. (Spring for a suite if separate wash basins and a whirlpool bath are personal requirements.) Elsewhere, a small spa serves up mani-pedis, facials, exfoliation, and massages, and there’s a couples’ massage room that opens to the sounds of the ocean. The rest of the property is like its own village: there’s a convenience store, jewelry boutique, and souvenir shop on the premises, as well as a whopping six restaurants/cafés and three bars.
In the Area
The resort, on the Dutch side of the island, is a 20-minute drive from Princess Juliana International Airport and less than 10 minutes by car from the shops, restaurants, and lively beachfront of Philipsburg—the Dutch capital. You need not go far to check out one of the island’s most beloved spots: Fort Amsterdam‘s ruins sit on a hilltop overlooking the resort, where you’ll find glorious views of Philipsburg and Great Bay as well as nesting brown pelicans on the slopes. Just outside Philipsburg, on the site of an 18th-century plantation, Rainforest Adventures has what it says is the world’s steepest zip line; guests race from mountaintop to valley floor at nearly 60 mph.
How to Get There
Divi Resort was wonderful. Looked totally new. Ohio The beach and pools were great. Got an umbrella every day. All food was good. Housekeeping was very good. Clean towels every day. Taxi always available. We used Jean with his dark blue minivan every day. Took us on an island tour and shopping. The mini mart on location was well stocked. All waiters were very nice along with front desk personnel. Want to return next year. Stayed in studio deluxe and it was really nice. Great balcony.
The improvements to Divi Little Bay after Irma is absolutely incredible.
From the new and updated rooms with all new furniture and colors to the amazing multi level pool with a swim up bar and comfortable lounge chairs, some even in the pool, always enough chairs available too. The beach service is the best it has ever been and the attentive and friendly staff throughout the resort is contagious.
This was our first time on the Island and it was amazing! Divi was a great retreat to relax and enjoy some down time! The resort was beautiful and the amenities were awesome! I would definitely recommend Divi Little Bay Beach Resort to anyone looking for a fun and beautiful time!!
My boyfriend and I have been coming to this resort for years with his family and every time the experience is great. Mainly because of the staff/servers/bartenders. Everyone is always so warm and welcoming. This year we noticed new faces at some of the bars and loved everyone of them. Shanice was one new girl that we absolutely loved. Attentive, wonderful personality and so quick. Elki was another new guy that made tons of conversation and was always a pleasure to see! Alexandra, Leroy, Tracey and Jeremy were four that we’ve known for years and they continue to be some of the best people we have ever known. Couldn’t recommend it more!
This was our first trip to Divi Little Bay in Phillipsburg. We have stayed many times at other resorts on the island. This was our best stay for sure in many years. This is a very nice resort with a very friendly staff, great food and excellent accommodations. It is a large resort with plenty of beach and plenty of beach chairs and umbrellas. Plenty of activities during the day and a band every night except Saturday. (And the bands were great). I can't say enough nice things about this resort. The management team is continually walking around and checking with guests to make sure things are going well. They have apparently restored the resort to better than pre-hurricane conditions because everything was in great shape and almost new.