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Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

3 stars
View map of St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church,

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
7 reviews
very pleasant stay

I was forced to spend a night in barbados because of airline change of schedule,,,i was pleasantly... See full review

  • peapodesque
  • Oct 28, 2009
Great location & buffet breakfast

I was very pleased with the hotel. The room was clean and the kitchenette had everything you could... See full review

  • yvey
  • Aug 12, 2009
The all-suite Divi Southwinds Beach Resort in Barbados is ideally located on a half mile of white sand beach amidst twenty acres of tropical gardens. Over 130 spacious poolview and garden view suites all have fully equipped kitchens. Amenities include 3 freshwater swimming pools, 2 restaurants, poolside bar, miniature golf course, children's playground, tennis courts, mini-mart, on-site fitness room, full service activities center and internet access. In addition, the exciting night life and great restaurants of Barbados' world-famous St. Lawrence Gap area is within walking distance of the Divi Southwinds.

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Hotel Map

13.0685 -59.5712
Area served
Barbados
Nearby airports
Primary Airport Name: Grandley Adams International Airport Direction from Property: East Distance from Property: Approximately 6 miles
Area description
The Divi Southwinds Beach Resort is situated on a half-mile stretch of sugar sand beach amid 20 acres of tropically landscaped gardens.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
4:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

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Ratings and reviews for Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
7 out of 7
Amenities:
3.3
Cleanliness:
3.9
Hotel staff:
4.3
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.7

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ayr21
Couples
Upstate New York
Dec 13, 2012

Just returning...

My husband and I just returned from our 9 day stay at Divi Southwinds (December 2 -11). We had previously stayed in September of 2011 and loved the location, so we returned. This is a decent hotel, nothing fancy. It has a kitchenette, which is a plus and one reason why we chose it. It's right in the middle of the gap and within walking distance of many restaurants, bars, small shopping booths, and of course is on the beach! I will say that the beds have improved since last year, not nealry as hard and on our last day there is looked like they were updating a lot more of the furniture in the rooms. There isn't any luxurious about the hotle, just a nice, clean place, in a great location. The staff were friendly and helpful. We did learn during our last stay not to eat at the hotel, it's overpriced for just okay food and drinks. We will often walk down to Dover Beach (5 minute walk) to get cheap drinks and a quick meal. The one thing that we did get slightly annoyed with was the activities director trying to push excursions on us. We weren't planning to do a lot of the touristy stuff, as we had done that on our last trip. Most of what we wanted to do was small and not really something that they "promote", but she was willing to call and find out more info and is really a very friendly person once she realizes that you aren't interested in dropping hundreds on large tourist type excursions. Overall, this is a nice hotel, we would consider staying again, but if we return to Barbados we will probably try another hotel just to try something new.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dover Beach is a short walk (take a left once you get to the gap) for cheap drinks and a quick burger or sandwich. We loved Daddy's for burgers and drinks and the sauce for their shrinp is sooooo good. Lots of locals congregate their and are more than willing to start a chat with you.

Review of Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ayr21
Couples
Upstate New York
Sep 26, 2011

Great vacation

My husband and I just returned from a week in the Christ Church area of Barbados. We stayed at Divi Southwinds and both enjoyed or stay. Divi isn't anything fancy, but the staff was all very nice, our room was clean and they have a nice sized pool and are close to the ocean. The location of the reosrt is great!! They are in the middle of St. Lawrence Gap and just a short walk to many restaurants and small shops. We had a garden view room on the 4th floor (looked out over the lobby and street), which was fine for us. The room was a little small when compared to other places we've stayed at. The bathroom itself was very small, but with just my husband and myself it was fine. The bed was a bit uncomfortable and after waking up the first morning quite sore I simply put a few pillows under my back for the rest of the week and was fine. We were wide awake at about 6:30am every morning because of the street traffic and because the bedroom curtains didn't quite close all the way, so the sun came streaming in. But, again we didn't mind because it gave us a jump start on the day! The only thing that I think we would have really liked to have seen was better food and drinks on the resort. One of the first mornings we were there we had breakfast at the Bajan Breeze Restaurant. The waitress pointed to a buffet table and said that it was a continental breakfast of fruit, cereal, taost, and juice, and that we could also get eggs, sausage, bacon, etc from the kitchen. We each ordered eggs and meat from the kitchen and had toast, a couple pieces of fruit and coffee and juice....which ended up being over $40.00 US. We were a bit surprised but later in the week we did see posters advertising their breakfast for $21.00 per person (however most of what was on their buffet wasn't in stock when we ate there. There were also a couple nights when the restaurant and bar were closed right down at 6pm!! We were traveling in the off season (Sept 16-25th), so that might have had somethign to do with it. Later that day went to Dover Beach (just a couple minutes walk from the hotel) and found cheap beers and other drinks and food, so we decided that we would no longer eat at the resort. We had breakfast the rest of the week at the Sanddollar cafe, Happy Days Cafe and Fishbones. We enjoyed them all and while Fishbones was the most expensive (about $20.00 US per person) it was our favorite. You looked out over the ocean and they had the best french toast I've ever had. Overall, we would stay at Divi again. It is a great location, the staff are friendly, it's very close to the beach, and has a good sized pool. Their activiites center will also hook you up with any trips or tours you want to take and also offer tips for where to go. Juliette does a great job at making you feel welcome and helping with dinner reseravtions and signing you up for activities. The resort also has mini gold and tennis, although we didn't take advantage of either. There is a cost for the mini golf and we just didn't have time for tennis! The grounds were average and could use a littel work, but that didn't bother us. If you are looking for luxury, this isn't it, but if you want a nice place to stay in the middle of it all, then you will like Divi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Be sure to head on over to Oistins for dinner at least once. There is a bus stop just outside the resort and it's maybe a five minute ride. We ate at both Uncle George's and Pat's Place and would reccommend both. You get a ton of food at Pat's and will have enough ofr lunch the next day. However, I wouldn't get the shrimp. I had WONDERFUL shrimp at Uncle George's one nught and ordere it at Pat's. It was a stir fry and the shrimp were teeny (We're from NY and get bigger shrimp from a bag at wal-mart!), but their cuts of fish were good.

Review of Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
St. Vincent & the Grenadines
May 25, 2010

Mixed Review

I would probably stay somewhere else next time for the money I spent here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Main building is NOT on the beach as you are lead to believe by the name.

Review of Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
peapodesque
Single
nyack new york
Oct 28, 2009

very pleasant stay

I was forced to spend a night in barbados because of airline change of schedule,,,i was pleasantly surprised by the courteous staff ,many choices of things to do,proximity to the ocean,,and reasonable rates!the only thing i would improve is get some better pillows,,,!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Review of Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
yvey
Couples
Greenville, SC
Aug 12, 2009

Great location & buffet breakfast

I was very pleased with the hotel. The room was clean and the kitchenette had everything you could ask for. The location to other activities was well suited. The hotel was not on the beach, we had to cross the street to gain access to the beach. For us this was not a big deal. The buffet breakfast was very good every morning. Would stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Beach Bum in Training
Family
Chicago IL
Jul 4, 2009

Hospitality from the Front Desk to Beach

Divi South Winds has a unique layout, its like its own little village away from the busy and vibrant night life of St lawrence Gap, but within a 3 minute stroll to all the late night action. The staff is very at ease as it provides sincere help and guidance in making sure you are comfortable. There's a great ambassador of the beach named [...], he's friendly as well as informative. Tell him Sheila said helloDivi beach is breathtaking the north end is cal and the south end is great for wave jumping local enjoy the sea here.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Scotty for really good local eats and $1.99 Banks Beer

Review of Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
like a rockstar
Friends
Kansas City
Jun 4, 2009

unbeatable location for the price

the hotel ws great we had a great time, and would do it again. the location wasnt all that bad, lots of things with in walking distance. just wish the rooms had internet,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

nightlife within walking distance, others a short drive...fine you a taxi driver and make him your friend for life...

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