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Overview
This hotel lies on the south coast of Barbados, along a broad white sandy beach. The complex is nestled on the lively St. Lawrence Gap strip with countless restaurants and going-out options. Guests are able to explore the welcoming culture and experience the peaceful days and lively nights. The hotel offers two restaurants including one beachside and three fresh water swimming pools.

How far is the nearest beach?
This hotel is located a mere 200m from the beach

Distance from Airport
This hotel is located 10km from Barbados Airport

Rooms
All of the air-conditioned suites include oversized terraces or balconies, which are perfect for enjoying a breakfast at sunrise. Also to be found within the rooms are an en suite bathroom, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, a fully-equipped kitchen, a king-sized bed, a sofa bed, satellite/ cable TV, a video recorder and a room safe. The beach villas feature a balcony or terrace (with views out over the sea). All suites with one bedroom comprise a large balcony or terrace with charming views out over the gardens.

Food & Drink
A breakfast buffet and international cuisine are served at The Bajan Breeze Restaurant, open all day. It offers live music on Thursday nights and Bajan treats. Pure Ocean is a casual beachside bar and eatery serving breakfast, lunch & dinner daily.

Sports & Entertainment
Guests may choose to relax in the swimming pool or on the beach. Sun loungers and parasols have been laid out ready for use by guests. There are also two swimming pools available, floodlit tennis courts and a gym. It is additionally possible to try out diving, go snorkelling, fishing, windsurfing, sailing and golfing. Guests are able to discover the island highlights of Barbados and enjoy the perfect excursion thanks to the excursion planner.

   

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 378 reviews
 

Lovely holiday

22 May 2015

We booked this hotel as part of a package with British airways, stayed with 2 kids, 5 and 8. We spent a lot of time looking at hotels before we booked, and like anyone else who has booked here, a big...

We booked this hotel as part of a package with British airways, stayed with 2 kids, 5 and 8. We spent a lot of time looking at hotels before we booked, and like anyone else who has booked here, a big factor was price. If you want 5* luxury, you have to pay for it. If you've booked a cheaper hotel, you can't expect the same standards, so I don't understand what some people are complaining about?! The hotel is a little bit dated, but our room was clean, the staff were all helpful and friendly (special mention to Audeen and letitia in the activities centre who were wonderful with all of my questions and bookings!). The rooms that face the pool are nicer than the rooms that face the main road. The hotel is close enough St Lawrence gap to get to bars / restaurants / shop easily, but set back just far enough that you don't here any noise at night. The buses around the island stop right outside the hotel, the kids loved the "reggae bus"! The pool was perfect for the days the kids wanted to swim and we wanted to sunbathe, the hotel organised some great trips out and car hire for us. If you're visiting with kids, make sure you spend a day at "the boatyard" in Bridgetown - nice easy day at the beach! Although best beach we found was payne's bay - quiet, calm and sea turtles swimming right up to the shore! I'd been concerned before I arrived because of some of the trip advisor reviews about the hotel but I shouldn't have worried - we had a great holiday, in a lovely hotel with great staff in a lovely location. If I go back to Barbados I would happily stay here again, and I'd happily recommend it to friends !

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18 May 2015

After a heavenly week in Barbados our American Airlines plane had engine problems and we were booked overnight at Divi Resorts. Previous to this experience, every person on this beautiful island was...

After a heavenly week in Barbados our American Airlines plane had engine problems and we were booked overnight at Divi Resorts. Previous to this experience, every person on this beautiful island was overly friendly and helpful. The main requirement to work here must be lack of personality. The restaurant they are associated with is a bit of a walk from the main resort and the service was horrible. Now, I know they were invaded by a plane full of people but they had ample time to recruit more help. It was 2 hours before we were even spoken to at our table and then our food took forever to be served. Sometime during the evening, while we were sleeping, a thief came into our room and we were robbed. We didn't realize this until we woke at 4:30 AM. to prepare to return to the airport. I went to the lobby and reported it and was reprimanded for not reporting it earlier ! I had just realized it happened!!! No remorse, concern or apologies from the staff. When summoned, the security guard asked us if all security locks were in place and acted as if it was our fault that we hadn't checked. Sorry, we were exhausted and thought we were in a "guarded" resort. It turned out that the slider was never locked,(we were on the ground floor.) It states that the grounds are under surveillance cameras but when I referred to this no one attempted to check any film.(It would've happened in a 3 hour time frame. Not too much film to check) I believe there are no such cameras and that it was an inside job.. Luckily, it was the end of our vacation so there was not much cash to steal. They did, however get a camera and phone and some cash. Also a bank card which we had to call to cancel. We also called our homes to inform them of the change in flights. When the bus was loading to take us to the airport the staff would not let me board because of the calls. Now, American Airlines should've covered the calls but wouldn't because there were 3 calls. I suggested Divi cover the calls since, We Were Robbed There! and had No money anyway and they refused. While this was going on the bus left without me ! Finally AA did pay and I made it to the airport. We also had a horrible breakfast at the restaurant with very poor service, again and, from the time we arrived to when we left there was a shoe floating in the decorative pool near our room. All we were looking for was a bit of concern and sympathy from the staff and not one of them said they felt badly for what happened. Even, as I was leaving and I made a point to state that, not one of the 3 staff members or head of security at the desk said they were sorry for our experience. Barbados is a beautiful island and its people are so warm but this place not only has no character ..... it has negative character. Our week was spent at Turtle Beach. I give this resort a skyful of stars.

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Great location and good value

14 May 2015

A large group of us booked this hotel for England's test v Windies and it was the perfect location in St Lawrence Gap. Two of us shared a room which was more like a self-catering unit with a...

A large group of us booked this hotel for England's test v Windies and it was the perfect location in St Lawrence Gap. Two of us shared a room which was more like a self-catering unit with a lounge/kitchen/diner complete with all utensils - even a coffee percolator. The bed in the bedroom was huge and the sofa in the lounge converted easily into the second bed for my friend. We saw monkeys from our balcony which faced the opposite direction from the pool. The sunbeds by the pool were quite uncomfortable but as it was too hot to sit by the pool anyway we headed to the beach (about 2 minutes walk) where the sunbeds there were much better and there was a cooling breeze. The bar and restaurant staff at Pure Ocean (the beach bar/restaurant linked to the hotel) were friendly and helpful although, along with most Bajans, work to a 'relaxed' schedule so just sit back, relax, drink some rum punch and enjoy the beautiful view. I can highly recommend the flying fish panini for lunch, the buffet breakfast pancakes are delicious and the dinner menu was tasty. You can sit on the beach and get free wifi and the minimart on site means you can stock up on all the essentials although you'll get a better choice of goods from the Dover Street shop (out of the back of the hotel towards the beach and turn left). There are loads of lovely restaurants and bars in the lively St Lawrence Gap so you'll have plenty of choice for eating out. I say 'lively' but it wasn't noisy as the hotel is set back a bit from the main strip, even with all the Barmy Army in full song! I would definitely stay at the Divi Southwinds again - good value and a great location.

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Nice clean hotel

7 May 2015

It's a little bit out dated and a bit rough around the edges, but all the facilities were in good working order and very clean. The bed was very comfortable. It was a shame that the pool side bar...

It's a little bit out dated and a bit rough around the edges, but all the facilities were in good working order and very clean. The bed was very comfortable. It was a shame that the pool side bar wasn't open as I would have sent plenty of time there. The staff were very helpful and assisted with all requests immediately

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Additional Information

  • Timezone America/Barbados
  • Language
  • Currency

Facilities

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • By the Beach
  • Golf
  • Hairdresser
  • Iron
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports
More beach information coming soon for this hotel

Tourist Information

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Electricity

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