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
I visited Divi in SXM for a Bday celebration. Upon returning home I realized I left my apple airpods in my safe in divi. I left the safe open with the airpods. I call divi when I got back home. Home is NYC. With the help of Sabrina Laurence and Diana Thomas and housekeeping my airpods were found and returned very quickly to me in NYC. I am truly grateful and appreciative. This is why I love Divi. I am a owner and I have been staying with divi for over 10 years.
We had the best time. The resort was great and the staff was attentive. They made sure we were confortable and had everything we needed. The bartenders and waitress were great. The pool was great plenty of room and places to sit. The chairs in the pool were very relaxing.
Great day spent there! Amazing! Heather Fisher is awesome, great service! Hope you get her during your stay! Great atmosphere, close to Phillipsburg, and Simpson Bay! I highly recommend this place ????️