Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, located on a peninsula next to Philipsburg in Sint Maarten, is a resort that offers literally everything you might need. You can almost call it a village because it’s pretty big. It’s a beautiful resort on the beach of Little Bay on one side, and the Great Bay on the other. In this blog, we tell you all about this resort and our experience staying here.
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is part of the Divi Resorts family which has amazing resorts on the Caribbean islands Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St Croix, and St Maarten. A long time ago we already stayed at two of their resorts in Aruba and Bonaire and we simply loved it! The resort was simply amazing as well, it has everything you need. Shops, bakery, multiple restaurants, 3 pools, a huge beach, and much more.
Check-in at The Resort
We arrived in a rental car directly on the resort with plenty of parking space. The check-in went quick and easy. After we received all the information the concierge brought us to our room with a golf cart.
We stayed in the One-bedroom suite and it was huge! The suite has a big kitchen and lounge with a huge tv. But not just one, it had 2 huge TVs! There is another one in the bedroom where you can also find a big comfy bed and direct access to the bathroom. The bathroom has a bath as well as a lovely rain shower. In the kitchen, you find everything you need, even a washing machine and dryer.
At the front of the room, you can chill on the little patio. Our room was on the ground floor and from our patio we were only a few steps away from the beach.
Facilities at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort
As we mentioned above, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is like a small village with everything you need. It has 3 pools! There is a big 3-level pool with a swim-up pool bar (which was unfortunately closed at the time we visit because of the pandemic) and a hot tub. Then there is another pool in about the middle of the resort and a third infinity pool at the far end of the resort. The views from the latter are amazing, you should check it out with sunset!
There are indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars, a mini-mart on a small promenade with shops, a fitness center, spa service, an ATM, a concierge desk for tours and activities, and much more.
And of course, there is also a beach with umbrellas, sunbeds, and watersport rental. From the beach, you can swim to an underwater park where you can find a helicopter, statues, a toilet, and some kind of submarine on the bottom. It’s pretty deep but you can snorkel there, diving would be even better!
At the end of the resort is Fort Amsterdam, a historic site right on the property of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.
The Location: Philipsburg & Little Bay
The resort is located in Little Bay, a beautiful bay right next to Philipsburg. It’s about a 5-minute walk to the beach and the boulevard of Philipsburg itself. Philipsburg is the capital of the Dutch part of the island, but it’s just a small town. You can find beautiful murals (wall paintings) in this town. A stroll along First Street will show almost all of them, and you can walk back over the boulevard.
Opposite the entrance of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, you can drive up a small hairpin road up to Fort William (Camel road). It might have been a fort in the past, nowadays they build a television tower on top of the site. Still, the view is really amazing. You can look over Philipsburg with the Great Bay on one side of the town and the Great Salt Pond on the other. Going up here is a bit difficult though. The hairpin road has a lot of bushes very close to the road and it’s very likely to scratch your car. The last part you will have to walk up a steep gravel road (about 10 minutes). The view is definitely worth it!
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We had a great stay over here. The staff was friendly and helpful, the room was clean, the wifi was good, and we simply loved the views from the resort.
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