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Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Divi needs a lot of up grades, next time I'll stay somewhere else

Great experience, wonderful - super polite staff, and this hotel was right in the middle of everything. I would most certainly stay here again.

The room was dated, needed maintenance (rusty fridge, stained floor, dirty corners, no water pressure from the shower, tub didn't drain, etc.) and the staff was for the most part rude. From check in (we were late due to weather delays) to security escort to our room, to checking out towels, to eating at the restaurant or drinking at the bar, there was a serious lack of hospitality. I love traveling, mostly in part because of the people we meet. I felt like because we paid for all-inclusive, the staff knew they were getting paid anyways so why be nice. I was highly disappointed, especially for the amount of money I paid

Staff super-nice, restaurant good for dinner, mediocre breakfast. Very convenient for beach & walking distance to many restaurants & stores. At quiet end of beach too!

The beach is beautiful and the staff is great. My big complaint was the bathroom with a toilet that did not flush properly and a busted-up shower.

The staff of Divi were extremely welcoming and friendly throughout our stay.

Check-in time was delayed over an hour. The front desk was very pleasant and made up for the delay by giving myself and my roommate extra drink tickets and also a complimentary brunch. I was hoping for a nicer pool area with a hot tub but other than that everything was fine. The walk to the beach was great and to be so close to St. Lawrence gap was wonderful. The restaurants along that strip overlooking the water had a lot of various and appetizing great choices of different foods. The ride to and from the airport was not long @ all. Overall an OK hotel

Staff was friendly and accommodating. Resolved issue in a timely manner. Overall great experience at the hotel. Location of hotel is excellent, easy access to highway and amenities.

my stay was very good .the wi-fi need improvement ,otherwise everything was great. I would stay here on my next visit

Our stay at this hotel was short. Its locations is great and we enjoyed our short stay. However there was no hot water in our room. Other than that it was enjoyed.

I have been visiting Barbados for 25 years. I have stayed at Divi south winds on numerous occasions. Accomodations have always been clean, staff is always very pleasant, The hotel has constantly been doing reneuvations. Beautiful new bar and restaraunt on the beach. I will be returning 2015.

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.

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

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.

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.........

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.

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,

The location is magnificant - aqua colored, warm water with palms on the sandy beach and plenty of lounge chairs. The resort itself shows signs of neglect: no handle on refrig, bathroom not too clean, grounds needed watering and trimming and fresh plants - the garden wasn't really a garden. The staff when we checked in did not welcome us, and when we checked out they did not thank us for staying with them or express that they wished we wlould come back again. With a few exceptions, the staff lacked common courtesy. A couple of the chefs were very helpful and Juliette, the activities director was friendly and worked hard to help customers have a good time.

The Divi Southwind is rated as a three star but to me it deserves a better rating. Much to our surprise the resort was clean, semi-well maintained, close to the beach and food that was at least fvie star quality. My wife commented that this was the first resort that she would feel secure in visiting unacompanied. The units have a kitchen not a kitchenet with all the utencils to cook any meal. Convenience stores are located on and near the resort as well as first class restaurants. We were prepared to spend a lot on meals but with a little planning we found that we could eat as cheaply as at home. If you are a coffee drinker be sure to bring your own coffee or be prepared to drink instant coffee because we could not find ground coffee any where on the island. Even the restaurants serve instant coffee. We will definitely return to Barbados and our priority would be Divi Southwind. If you have children find a resort on Sandy Beach, the water is shallow for a long distance from shore and many ocean creatures to entertain.

Divi Southwinds was about what we expected after reading some of the other reviews.It is an older hotel but clean and comfortable. We were in the main building on the second floor so no need to use the elevator.A short walk to the beach was fine,lots of chairs and the only hotel on this stretch of beach with nice trees for shade.We only ate at the restaurant once,but it was very good and good value for a 4 course meal. Be careful when booking taxis for tours, that you have the price established ahead of time(they charge by the hr)Fri nt at the Oistins is an experience but very crowded. We went on another nt which was better. Uncle Georges for shrimp.There is lots to do on the island altho we found it a little pricier than some other places we have been.

St Lawrence Main Road St. Lawrence Gap Christ Church

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Dover, Divi Southwinds Beach Resort is within a 10-minute stroll of sights such as St. Lawrence Bay and Dover Beach. This 133-room, 3-star hotel has 3 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 2 restaurants. Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary and Turtle Beach are a short walk away.


Dining

Enjoy dining at Jocelyns Cafe, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 133 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchens and patios. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Coffee makers, safes, and phones are also standard.


Property features

Guests of Divi Southwinds Beach Resort have access to a full-service spa, 3 outdoor pools, and a 24-hour fitness center. Free parking is available if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas and a hair salon.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Garden View (All Inclusive )

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Pool View (All Inclusive)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Divi Southwinds Beach Resort

Everyone (8) Couples (11) Business (5) Family (9) Friends (4) Other (5)
1

divi is so outdated in barbados

Everyone

Divi needs a lot of up grades, next time I'll stay somewhere else

By , from md on May 16, 2017

Review comment responded on May 26, 2017

Thank you for your comments, we have shared them with the resort management team.

4

central location

Everyone
View from the stairs on the 5th floor

Great experience, wonderful - super polite staff, and this hotel was right in the middle of everything. I would most certainly stay here again.

By , from Boston, MA on Apr 4, 2017

Review comment responded on May 26, 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will visit us again very soon.

2

overpriced and overrated.

Everyone

The room was dated, needed maintenance (rusty fridge, stained floor, dirty corners, no water pressure from the shower, tub didn't drain, etc.) and the staff was for the most part rude. From check in (we were late due to weather delays) to security escort to our room, to checking out towels, to eating at the restaurant or drinking at the bar, there was a serious lack of hospitality. I love traveling, mostly in part because of the people we meet. I felt like because we paid for all-inclusive, the staff knew they were getting paid anyways so why be nice. I was highly disappointed, especially for the amount of money I paid

By , from Wyoming on Mar 23, 2017

5

perfect - great to have kitchen & balcony w/view.

Everyone

Staff super-nice, restaurant good for dinner, mediocre breakfast. Very convenient for beach & walking distance to many restaurants & stores. At quiet end of beach too!

By on Mar 8, 2017

3

good location, nice staff, lousy bathroom

Everyone

The beach is beautiful and the staff is great. My big complaint was the bathroom with a toilet that did not flush properly and a busted-up shower.

By , from Maine on Feb 16, 2017

4
Everyone

The staff of Divi were extremely welcoming and friendly throughout our stay.

By on Feb 13, 2017

3

ok hotel close to the beach.

Everyone

Check-in time was delayed over an hour. The front desk was very pleasant and made up for the delay by giving myself and my roommate extra drink tickets and also a complimentary brunch. I was hoping for a nicer pool area with a hot tub but other than that everything was fine. The walk to the beach was great and to be so close to St. Lawrence gap was wonderful. The restaurants along that strip overlooking the water had a lot of various and appetizing great choices of different foods. The ride to and from the airport was not long @ all. Overall an OK hotel

By , from New York on Dec 23, 2016

4
Everyone

Staff was friendly and accommodating. Resolved issue in a timely manner. Overall great experience at the hotel. Location of hotel is excellent, easy access to highway and amenities.

By on Nov 25, 2016

5

great family trip

Families

my stay was very good .the wi-fi need improvement ,otherwise everything was great. I would stay here on my next visit

By on Jul 21, 2015

3

great hotel and location

Couples

Our stay at this hotel was short. Its locations is great and we enjoyed our short stay. However there was no hot water in our room. Other than that it was enjoyed.

By on Apr 15, 2015