Sun. Water. Beautifully groomed beaches, with ankle to shoulder-deep water as far as the eye can see.
Which St. Maarten beach location are you at?
Actually, the beach in St. Maarten that many a cruise-ship goer enjoys alongside the patrons of the hotel is on the secluded peninsula of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.
Minutes away from Philipsburg is a secluded peninsula that provides ambient, tranquil, clear water for swimming and relaxation to all those who choose to indulge.
Swashing water atop the sand, beach chairs, umbrellas, swaying palm trees, and a beautiful pink resort meet the transitioning landscape.
Where sand meets shore is where the beach eats and bar service begins.
Here’s your new episode of Uncovering Divi Little Bay Beach Resort: Beach Eats and Bar Service.
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort in St. Maarten
My trip was hosted, opinions and images are my own, based on MY personal experience.
I prefer upscale luxurious without the snobby atmosphere and that is EXACTLY what Divi delivers and why I am enamored with the resort.
This was a Vento retreat.
A time where we all stopped our busy schedules and came together to have fun.
Family time is very important and we take one vacation together every year.
We decided to make Day 1, the day of play at the beach.
It was time to just be and we did just that!
Just being included a great decision on our part: the all-inclusive plan, which took care of non-motorized beach rentals (snorkel gear) and chair and umbrellas.
In addition to food and drink!
In case you don’t know this already, the resort offers both a la carte pricing of all-inclusive, depending on your needs and wants.
For our family, all-inclusive was the choice.
With young and older teens that eat and drink all day and night, it was a no-brainer.
Further, it gave them the freedom to take care of themselves so that Michael and I could have time for ourselves too.
Vacation works best when everyone is treated to just a little time to themselves with no worries, right?
Looks like the perfect beach day to me, what about you?
Uncovering Divi Little Bay Beach Resort: Beach Eats and Bar Service
Your server Emily on Divi Little Bay Beach Resort.
TripAdvisor folks here’s the first thing you gotta know, THERE IS FOOD and BEVERAGE Service on Divi Little Bay Beach Resort! See, it’s Emily!
Learning. Owning It. Enjoying It.
Let me start like this.
We arrived late the day before, so the chairs on the beach were all stacked.
We walked around, grabbed dinner, and began to uncover our new surroundings.
This is always my favorite part of any trip.
Today it was time to uncover the beach.
Playtime in the ocean.
Snorkeling, Waverunners, time to sun, swim, and just really be part of the whole Divi Little Bay Beach relax vibe.
First, we got our situation with umbrellas and chairs.
What came next was the greatest gift of all, a beach server with a FLAG, a menu, and a table, ready to take our order.
It’s as though the libation gods heard me and answered.
No need to move from my beach recliner.
Time to hunker down under the umbrella, and slink into margaritas, buckets of beer, and food, without moving.
Yep, getting my vacation calories on and owning the moment.
Not moving, just sitting there.
The Backstory: It Matters.
Why am I so excited?
We were just in a different tropical destination (note it never made it to my website because of this and it was not a Divi Resort) and they had boasted drinks on the beach and food service.
The WHOLE time we were there, no food, no drinks.
Of course, if I wanted them I had to get dressed and go into their poolside restaurant…..so, that’s not beach service nor is it a vacation in the tropics.
There are things I want and YOU, my future Divi-vacationers want and that’s service on the beach.
I got you and Divi Little Bay Beach Resort has you covered too! It’s just great.
Buckets & Drinks and Cheers To The Humans on TripAdvisor Claiming Otherwise
I don’t just travel, I uncover mysteries and right the wrong words.
As an in-depth travel writer, I make sure my facts are accurate and it’s a shame that a few people on TripAdvisor don’t do the same.
My words to those that claimed no food or drink on the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort – FALSE.
Pictures speak louder than words, let’s eat and drink virtually shall we?
Buckets of beer?
No problem and yes you can choose the beers you want in the bucket.
It’s iced down and perfect to sip at as you hang out.
Of course, you can always saunter into the water with a beer in each hand.
Hey, hey, it’s vacay!
What would a day at the beach be without food?
BORING is the answer.
No need to worry about food, it’s always there.
All you gotta do is put that flag up and see Emily or the other attendants on the beach.
Chomp Chomp Chomp
These can be cheese filled with chicken which seemed to really get the thumbs up from my crew.
The fries were like, “one bite and I was hooked” and those were not even mine!
Totally bad on me, but seriously, it’s like a Burger and Fry run with no one else in the car. Right?
Naturally, I went for the Shrimp Quesadilla and yum is all I want to go on record as saying.
The shrimp were grilled perfectly and succulent, bursting with juice!
I walked away for a bit to visit the pool, when I came back there was a smorgasbord of fun eats.
Perfect timing on my part.
The kids ordered and went into the water.
I happened to follow Emily back to our seats, so I was the first to get to eat! Ha.
Mozzarella sticks anyone?
These were super.
Not overcooked, no cheese oozing out and ruined, just perfection.
Have a looksie, but sorry can’t share it virtually.
The nachos were really good.
Fresh red and green pepper strips really added a different level of both texture and taste.
Queso was a bonus.
Crisp, and lightly salted chips.
My personal thanks to the Jalapenos, as they became a great excuse for sipping on more margaritas. Ole!
Be serious now, with a drink that looks that good, you can’t go wrong.
Of course, the backdrop is as gorgeous as this thirst-buster in the sun, so, ‘Sip Sip Hooray!’ and that’s all this little Margarita wrote.
The drinks were amazing, like NOT watered down.
Margaritas on the beach are truly spectacular.
There’s just something about sipping a Margarita as the ways lap the shore.
I think they taste even better while sitting on the beach.
I went for tall and skinny on one occasion and proud to own the moment of finishing it all!
Sure I did, it was a vacation and all I had to do was relax.
No judgment, please!
Face facts, walking into the ocean and out of the ocean really creates a thirst that needs to be quenched!
One thing we know is that fun in the sun is only as good as your hydration level.
Naturally, our table shares the best of the best in ideas for drinking beachside and in the sun.
The thing you should be looking at in the water.
Yes, a bottle of water for every drink.
That’s my personal suggestion to keep hydrated and not to get topped out by a drink.
Cheers From St. Maarten
While all good stories must come to an end, there is just one thing left to do.
I must enjoy one more cold one for the day, and say, “Cheers to you from Divi Little Bay!”
You’ve now seen the beachside eats and drinks, we’ve already covered The Shack in a different post.
Seems like we are starting to come full circle.
That means, you gotta book your trip to Divi Little Bay Beach Resort so you can enjoy all of this too! ~ DANA XO
*My personal thanks to the resort and St. Maarten for hosting me. All images and story based on my own personal experience. ~Dana XO