When we arrived at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, we were overwhelmed by not only it’s beauty but the size. This secluded peninsula boasts incredible upscale lodging for both couples and families. It’s most noticeable asset, the sand and tranquil blue waters that beckon you from the moment you glance from ashore.
As one might expect, water sports are huge part of St. Maarten. The bay is clear as glass, and the beaches all over St. Maarten are much the same. You will find top notch scuba and snorkeling right at Little Divi Bay Beach Resort.
Did you know that when the ships come into port, this is the bay they come to for snorkeling and scuba? Grab a cab and come on your own, as I am about to share the best water adventure outfitter in St. Maarten. Here’s a hint, they have a hub right at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.
Get ready for run in the sun, snorkeling, jet ski’s, scuba, paddleboarding, or boat trips, and sunset cruises. It’s time to share the Insider’s Secrete of the Best Adventure Outfitter For Everything Water in St. Maarten.
Insider’s Secret of the Best Adventure Outfitter For Everything Water in St. Maarten
In part, I’ve given the ‘insider’s secret’ away already. At the pier, in Little Divi Bay Beach Resort, you will find Aqua Mania Adventures . It’s one of their office locations on the island and it’s perfect for those staying at Little Divi Bay Beach Resort.
Here’s your ticket to water adventure all over St. Maarten and for boat trips to other places. Additionally, for anyone that loves just lounging on chairs in the sun Aqua Mania Adventures will set them up for you.
Have you heard of Prickly Pear? Maybe you want to venture to Anguilla via a Day Sail? Or go with the Edge Ferry to St Barts or even to Saba? After all, you’ve traveled far for you vacation, so travel further and enjoy just a bit more of the area. You can say you were to St. Bars, and Saba while you were visiting St. Maarten. What bragging rights!
The Insider’s Tip For Those Cruising To St. Maarten
You know how cruise ships offer you ‘the best’ in snorkeling and scuba? Well, here’s a little secret, it’s right at Little Divi Bay. You could just hail a cab in Philipsburg, and come over to Little Divi Bay Beach Resort and enjoy the day.
Why? Because Aqua Mania Adventures will rent you a chair, your snorkel equipment or diving equipment and set you up to have fun in the sun. Don’t forget to try a Jet Ski!
Did I mention that if you are visiting from a ship you can rent beach chairs and umbrellas from Aqua Mania Adventures too? Everything you need for a great day of fun in the sun! (they take credit card and cash).
Little Divi Bay Beach Resort Guests – Insider’s Secret
Meet Donna. She’s definitely the go to for scheduling and rentals etc. We love Donna and we thank her for all the help she provided during our stay at Little Divi Bay!
To all those people that wrote reviews in TripAdvisor about Little Divi Bay Beach Resort and made it seem like the ONLY place to get a towel for the beach (if you are staying at Divi Little Bay) was through the Concierge.
SO NOT THE CASE… (look at what I am handing Donna, my beach towel cards…..), Yes, I am about to debunk all the ‘incorrect facts on TripAdvisor!’ someone needs to!
Go to the pier. For anyone that’s stayed at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort you know that the pier is the Midway point between all of the lodging and pools. Get your Beach Towels here at Aqua Mania Adventures OR from the Concierge at the front office space. That’s right Aqua Mania Adventures has towels.
The only difference here is that you can only return towels here until 5 PM but you could always just take them to the conceirge until 8 PM for your key card back! There’s the truth!
GET YOUR TOWELS HERE AND RETURN THEM UNTIL 5P EACH DAY. This is helpful for those who don’t want to head to the front office location (not like that’s too far anyway but, vacation is about comforts and ease and this makes it easy!)
Now that we have this resolved, let’s get busy with water action, shall we?
Umbrellas and Chairs for Those Staying At Little Divi Bay Resort
How do you get your chairs and umbrellas set up while you are staying at the resort for your vacation week or month? You visit Aqua Mania Adventures and they set them up for you, no charge ( I still suggest a tip, getting those umbrellas in takes some serious work!).
Again, if you come from the cruise ship, there is a rental fee for the chair and umbrella, it’s reasonable from what the cruisers were telling me!
We’ve paddleboarded before, but NEVER in water like this. Clear from the top to the bottom. It’s super to be able to see the sand below, it’s just like glass. Where Niko Travels and MJ Travels 13 could not resist.
I can’t believe how far out they paddled, in fact, I don’t even think they realized how far they went either. The water just allows you to keep on paddling without waves that interrupt a great workout.
Michael and Where Niko Travels took on the ‘big swim’. By this I mean they swam from the pier to the cove of the bay below the Infinity Pool. There is where to really snorkel and see. You will find a helicopter, toilet, boat, etc.
Like I said the best snorkeling is right on Little Divi Bay Beach Resort. They swam out and swam back. It was not a huge swim, but it was not for the light-hearted either.
Admittedly, I am not the biggest Ocean going girl. Just like in Bonaire, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort has a great way to snorkel and be close to shore. These steps get you into a great cove for snorkeling.
If you see the paddle boat in yellow you also see the Aqua Mania Adventures Office onsite at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.
Perfect for those of us that are not quite happy about OPEN Ocean ventures, lol. Perhaps I’ve seen too many shark movies or watch Shark Week way too much.
Anyway, here is the cove for snorkeling right at the pier. Yes, I am perfectly happy floating in here and there are tons of fish to see, I had fun at my own pace and that’s me snorkeling!
Peaceful, tranquil and FREE Use of the snorkeling gear if you are a DIVI All-Inclusive Guest! (woot!) This fits so many of the guests and here’s something else, inside of the Little Bay location, almost anywhere is perfect for snorkeling and you will see people doing this all day.
Jet Skis To Rip Up The Bay!
A lot of people were looking at the Jet Skis and they do get used often. Make sure to stop at the office, to schedule your time. I believe that early morning is best before everyone is in the water and before the sun really gets in your face while you are driving.
However, to each his own. We did this in the later morning and it was perfect timing. Which left the afternoon open to snorkeling to the cove point to see the helicopter, toilet, etc that’s over by the infinity pool. Truly you have to go at your own pace.
My guys had so much fun ripping it up in the bay. Now, Where Niko Travels is not old enough to ride on his own, so Delroy of Aqua Mania Adventures graciously volunteered to take him out. They had so much fun.
Then Where Niko Travels took Delroy for a ride, lol! Seriously they were working that Jet Ski over! The best part to me was watching how comfortable Where Niko Travels was and how much fun Delroy made it for him (again I suggest tipping the staff, they work so hard, not for tips, but to make it fun. Tipping is always the result of great service IMO!)
MJ Travels 13 took control of his own Jet Ski and had some serious fun. Starting slow at first as he learned how to handle the Jet Ski and then he took off.
Sunset Sails & Boat Tours
We actually left the kids and went on a Sunset Cruise. Best decision ever. Aqua Mania hosts 2 catamarans at night and WOW are they busy.
I’ll tell you more about this later, but, here’s one image just so you see how much Aqua Mania offers and why to find them while you are at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. Enjoy your time at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. Now you have the insider’s tips to chairs, umbrellas, water sports and fun! Enjoy~ Dana XO
We were hosted guests at Divi Little Bay Beach Resorts, opinions and images and information is based on my stay!