There’s nothing quite like eating lunch on the beaches of St. Maarten. Imagine a juicy, perfectly cooked hamburger and a cold beer or cocktail enjoyed while gazing across the turquoise waters of Little Bay, a fine dusting of sand like powdered sugar still between your toes. The bright blue lounge chairs and beach umbrellas spread out in front of you as you feel a warm breeze begin to pick up. Gizmo’s Bar & Grill at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten can give you the beach lunch of your dreams.
In case you haven’t heard, the first total solar eclipse since 1918 to sweep across the U.S. is coming up on August 21, 2017. A solar eclipse happens when the moon temporarily blocks any part of the sun—solar eclipses only last a few minutes, but are spectacular to watch. What if you live outside the path of this year’s eclipse, though? Accommodations inside the path are growing increasingly rare. Rather than fighting for the last room at a roadside motel, you might consider watching the 2017 solar eclipse in the Caribbean. You’ll find fewer crowds, more little luxuries and, well, we have beaches—when’s the next time you’ll be able to view a stunning solar eclipse on the white sands of a beautiful beach?
The direct path of the eclipse passes just north of the Caribbean as it leaves the U.S. The northern Caribbean islands will all experience a solar eclipse at a magnitude around 0.8—the scientific way to say the moon will cover about 80 percent of the sun in those locations.
Our best-positioned resorts are Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten and Divi Carina Bay All-Inclusive Beach Resort on St. Croix. They’re the closest to the eclipse’s direct path. August 21 is approaching fast, so be sure to make your reservations soon! Viewing the 2017 solar eclipse in the Caribbean is sure to be unforgettable. We’re excited to share this fascinating, unique experience with you and your loved ones.
Remember: you should never look directly at the sun. Even during a solar eclipse, the sun can permanently damage your eyes. Space.com recommends buying a pair of eclipse glasses for each person in your party, or creating a pinhole camera (easy instructions are here).
We’re proud to announce that four of our resorts have been awarded 2017 TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence. Congratulations to Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort, Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort, Divi Little Bay Beach Resort and Divi Flamingo Beach Resort! TripAdvisor recognized these resorts with Certificates of Excellence based on their consistently great customer reviews. Our guests can confirm: when you’re at a Divi Resort, you’re home!
We love seeing Divi Resorts through your eyes. We’ve started a new feature highlighting some of the best Instagram photos taken at each of our resorts. Our guests are great photographers who deserve a shoutout! Here are just a few share-worthy Instagram photos of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on St. Maarten.
Our Luxurious Beach
Our dreamy Little Bay Beach is the picture of sublime Caribbean paradise.
Our Pristine Infinity Pool
It’s virtually impossible to take a bad photo of our Infinity Pool, which was recently rated one of the best infinity pools in the world (see the list here).
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Gizmo, Our Resident Parrot
Gizmo, the namesake of Gizmo’s Bar & Grill, has been with us at the resort since 1992. She’s a Little Bay icon to our owners and repeat guests, and has gained a reputation as the “Divi Diva.” She’s used to being the center of attention.
If you’d like to share your Instagram photos of Divi Little Bay Beach Resort with us, simply tag the resort as your location when you post to Instagram, and make sure your profile is set to public. We’ll be sharing more Instagram photos from our other resorts in the following weeks!