Our stay at Divi Little Bay was, for the most part, enjoyable. When we arrived, we were promptly greeted at the front desk. These folks were great. Our room was ready early, so the bell hop took everything to our room. Once inside our room (a 2nd floor time share suite facing Great Bay), I felt time warped into 1980. Living room furniture was not updated in quite some time. Kitchen was a little better. But for the time we expected to be in the room, it was fine. However, after 3 days of rain, I wished for something a little better.
We booked our stay from a Monday to Monday. On Friday morning, we had a letter in our door telling us that they were moving us to another room. We had to physically check out of our original room by 11;00 am Saturday, they would hold our luggage, and our new room would be available by 4:00 pm Saturday. Evidently, the owner of the time share was coming down on Saturday and wanted his unit. Front desk claimed that we signed off on allowing Divi to "relocate" us if necessary. After a very unpleasant couple hours, and not being able to produce that paperwork, we were allowed to stay in our original room. End result was fine. Would strongly suggest reading your paperwork before signing or initialing when you check in. And also confirm in writing that you have your room for the entire length of your stay.
As for the restaurants, there are much better all over the island. Gizmo's pizza was very good. Sea Breeze sandwiches were just ok. Toucan's was very overpriced for the quality served. Granted, most meals are buffets, but still. There is a happy hour everyday at different times at different bars.
The beach was beautiful. It is not white sand, but it is sand. Chairs and umbrellas were plentiful. Finding someone to get an umbrella was another story.
We also had an issue with our AC unit. It would not turn off. Thermostat could be set at 80, temp was mid 60's in the unit. Called maintenance. They were going to have a HVAC guy out first thing hte next morning. Not sure if they ever came, but nothing got fixed. Guess it was better than the AC not working at all.
All in all, if the weather cooperated, it was a nice week. Eliminating the drama of having to change rooms would have been a big plus.
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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