By the Caribbean Journal staff
In the biggest step yet for St Maarten’s recovery, the island’s Divi Little Bay Beach Resort has reopened its doors.
Divi’s beachfront property, which is the best-known hotel to reopen on the island in the wake of Hurricane Irma. has relaunched with a wave of upgrades and renovations, including refreshed rooms, new eateries and redesigned pools.
“For the past eight months, the Little Bay team has poured their hearts and souls into the rebuilding the resort, and I know they are looking forward to welcoming back our loyal owners, members and guests,” said Marco Galaverna, Divi Resorts President & COO of Divi Resorts.
The new amenities and features include totally refreshed guestrooms, including new lighting, furniture, window treatments, interior paint, shower doors and 49-inch LED TVs, among other changes; new menus at the resort’s Seabreeze restaurant; a new gourmet coffee shop; an updated pool; a new water sports center and the addition of the “Indulgence by the Sea Spa.”
Divi Little Bay has also added a new eatery called The Shack featuring barbecue and jerk food; a new pool called “pureocean,” a new larger deck at Gizmo’s Bar & Grill and a new kids’ space and game room.
“Divi Little Bay and the island of St. Maarten have come a long way since September,” said Divi Little Bay’s new General Manager Anne-Marie Brooks. “We’ve worked tirelessly to get as much of the resort up and running as possible for our reopening, and we think our owners, members and guests will be very pleased with all the updates and new features which will be fully completed by the fall.”
It’s a huge lift for the island whose hotel product has largely been limited to smaller hotels and condominium alternatives in the wake of Irma. although that has included popular places to stay including the Princess Heights and the Simpson Bay Resort.