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Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

3 stars
St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
41 reviews
Can't do better for the £££s-location location location!

Even if its in need of a lick of paint, the location is perfect for The Gap. Lovely clean pool and... See full review

  • Chrissygotobarbados
  • Apr 8, 2014
Amazing Activities & Hospitality

I had an amazing time at this Resort. The grounds are well kept, staff friendly, and there are... See full review

  • NYCTravellerPrincess
  • May 28, 2011
All-suite resort on white sand beaches

Divi Southwinds Beach Resort, located on the south coast of Barbados, sits on Dover Beach and along the St Lawrence Gap, known for lively nightlife, dining, and open-air shopping. Guests enjoy beautiful wide, sandy beaches -- made extra inviting by gentle currents. A cobbled stone street running through the resort leads to fine island dining and nightlife.

Highlights
  • Children under 12 stay free with adults
  • Three freshwater swimming pools
  • On-site fitness room with equipment
  • Internet access
Rooms

Options at Divi Southwinds Beach Resort include beach villas to one- and two-bedroom suites. All 130 guest rooms are spacious and offer king or twin beds plus queen sleeper sofa in separate living area. Suite amenities include fully equipped kitchen, television with VCR, air-conditioning, and in-room safe. All rooms feature a private patio or balcony with full ocean, garden, or pool views.

Features

Family-friendly amenities include three freshwater swimming pools, poolside lounge, miniature golf course, children's playground, and tennis courts. Children under 12 stay free with adults and staff is available to help with child care.

 

Other features include a beauty salon, full-service activities center, fitness center, and Internet access. Guest laundry facilities and mini-mart with groceries add conveniences of home to suite living. Grocery service can also prestock room with groceries selected online by guests.

 

Dining options include Joslyn's Café, a casual beachside bar and eatery serving light lunches daily, and Bajan Breeze Restaurant with breakfast and dinner poolside. Menus offer international cuisine with fresh produce and Bajan favorites. Popular theme parties Thursday nights feature live music and Barbados foods like flying fish. Guests enjoy exciting night life and great restaurants nearby in the world-famous St. Lawrence Gap, within walking distance of Divi Southwinds.

Transportation
  • Grantley Adams International Airport (6 mi/9.7 km)
  • Airport shuttle
Nearby attractions
  • St. Lawrence Gap (just outside)
  • Oistins fishing village (3.3 mi/5.2 km)
  • Bridgetown (4 mi/6.4 km)

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Divi Southwinds Beach Resort Rooms

One Bedroom Suite
One bedroom suites feature one king-sized bed in the bedroom, with a queen sleeper sofa in the separate living area. Suite amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, television, air-conditioning, clock radio, and in-room safe. One bedroom suites are a short walk from the beach just behind the St. Lawrence Gap, and offer spacious private balconies or patios with pool or garden views.
Two Bedroom Suite
Two bedroom suites feature one king-sized bed, two twin beds, and a queen sleeper sofa in the separate living area. Two bedroom suites offer one full bath and one half bath. Suite amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, television, air-conditioning, and in-room safe. Two bedroom suites are located a short walk from the beach behind the St. Lawrence Gap, and offer private patios or balconies with pool or garden views.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
General
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
In-Room Safe
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Sheraton Centre: 1.1 mi
  • Oistins: 2.2 mi
  • Maxwell Beach: 2.8 mi

Dining

Bajan Breeze Restaurant
The Bajan Breeze Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner poolside, featuring international cuisine with fresh produce and Bajan treats. The breakfast buffet is a guest favorite, with both tropical fruits and made-to-order hot dishes. Thursday night at the Bajan Breeze is a popular theme night offering guests live local music and Barbados recipes. The flying fish is not to be missed!
Jocelyns Cafe
Jocelyns Cafe is a casual beachside bar and eatery serving light lunch daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1200

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.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (41)

Ratings and reviews for Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
41 out of 41
Amenities:
3.4
Room cleanliness:
3.8
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.3
Value:
3.7

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chrissygotobarbados
Business
London
Apr 8, 2014

Can't do better for the £££s-location location location!

Even if its in need of a lick of paint, the location is perfect for The Gap. Lovely clean pool and plenty if cover. Nice large grounds. Pool bar and restaurant refurbished only recently to a very high standard and now open at night-very good. The rooms are extremely spacious getting a suite rather than just a room. A separate bedroom plus a lounge with nice sofa bed and good kitchen area. I've stayed here three times now and security this year was better in the past years maybe because of their newly refurbished facilities on the beach. I doubt you will do much better than this unless you want all inclusive but that's really not necessary on The Gap.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Harlequins restaurant very good but lots of other fine eateries to suit all budgets.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ashley
Business
London
Feb 22, 2013

Superb hotel

Perfect location, a few minutes from the beach and bars/restaurants but its extremely quiet and picturesque. Staff can't do enough to help and our room was spacious, clean and well equipped. We had room only and that worked for us as I don't think it's the best value for money if you eat on site. I'd definitely return to this hotel as we couldn't fault it!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Eat out as the local food is great.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
A B'dos girl
Business
WHITE PLAINS, MD
Feb 10, 2013

Good but could be better

This was my first visit to Barbados and to Divi Southwinds. The hotel was clean, although it was a bit noisy with some repairs going on in and around the hotel. The fountains on each end of my hallway were VERY loud. The bed and furniture were comfortable. My room did not have any information about the amenities or how to get what I needed. I only know what was missing because my family (who own a timeshare) were in another room that had alot of information. The kitchen did not have silverware the first day. By the second day, silverware was provided. The hairdryer in my room did not work.The living room remote control did not work properly (it was held together with tape). These things could be fixed. I would visit again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Make the effort to go to an actual bank and change your money to Barbados dollars and spend that during your trip.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Spyder Snyder
Business
Claysburg,PA
Jan 27, 2013

I would return!

The boys and I just returned from Divi Southwinds and we had an excellent vacation. We spent seven nights at Divi. The location and the staff was great. It was at the beach and we could walk down St. Lawrence Gap at any time. We felt very safe at this resort. Thank you Divi Southwinds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

Take the public transportation. Not only is it cheap, it is also very interesting.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Ayr21
Business
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
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bree D.
Business
New York
Nov 14, 2012

I'd recommend it to a friend

This hotel was decent for the money paid it was a memorable, pleasant experience and I'd not only stay here again I'd recommend friends and family to stay here

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
AD Palmer
Business
NY
Nov 4, 2012

vacation

The staff was warm and friendly. The hotel is in a great location. The beach was awesome. And if you don't want to be bothered with cleaning off sand the pool is great too. The 2 hotel restaurants were reasonable and the food was good. There is a mini mart on site. Local phone calls are not free. Wi-fi is available for an additional charge. Laundry facilities are available on site. The hotel is close to the airport. The hotel grounds and landscaping are beautiful. There is 24 hr around the clock security so you feel safe.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Oistins fish is the best

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Nursekisses
Business
Dallas, texas
Aug 11, 2012

Crop over 2012

The staff was very friendly and super sweet. I wish I was told every time I picked up the phone it would be a 50 cent charge for local calls. The hotel was very safe! Yes I would stay there again. Had some issues with wifi but overall safety and staff can make or break an experience for me. The rooms could use a little work. I loved that I could walk to st Lawrence gap with all the action. Only thing I did not like the extra taxes once you get to hotel, then I had to pay for wifi then I had to pay for phone calls. I would say I spent a couple hundred dollars on taxes, phone calls and wifi! But we never had to pay for a taxi and we could walk to the gap for food and drinks. Maybe it balanced out who knows.........

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

You can walk to st Lawrence gap and have food and fun!!!

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
PWMV
Business
Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
Apr 28, 2012

You get what you pay for...

Not a fancy hotel but we didn't pay for a fancy hotel. AS others have said--its in a bit sad shape. But if you're not picky about appearances, it will do. The location is perfect with the beach near by and it was fun to walk into St. Lawrence Gap every night. It helped tremendously to have a kitchen as all of the restaurants seemed quite expensive. I would recommend this place for people who are not picky and just want a basic place to stay at.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tfast
Business
Glastonbury, CT
Apr 19, 2012

No Frills

The SouthWinds Divi is in a great location the pool and the rooms could use some updates but they were clean. The Beach was very nice, good sand and surf decent for swimming and kids can jump around in the water. The beach bar was open during the day but closed at night and the restaurant bar wasn't open. The location in the St. Lawrence Gap was great you could walk to shopping to the left and all the restaurants were to the right. Over all a very laid back stay but don't expect to be wowed by the place, it is in a good safe location and has a clean bed for you to sleep in but don't expect too much activity,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

For Cheap you can get fish take away on the grill. Go to the local Market get a few beers and go back to the beach with some ice for a cheap day. Also the rooms have stoves and fridge you can get some snacks and breakfast food and save yourself a few dollars.

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