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Pureocean Restaurant at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

Pureocean Restaurant at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

4.0
4
29 Reviews
$31 to $50
International
Our signature restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience for an international breakfast buffet with a Caribbean twist, a romantic evening with your special someone, or a picturesque family dinner. Savor our artfully-prepared menu with fresh seafood, savory steaks, in air-conditioned comfort or on the patio with cool ocean breezes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    International, Steak, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (721) 542-2333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Julio Haynes
  • Neighborhood
    Philipsburg
  • Cross street
    Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sint Maarten

    Best Service

  • Sint Maarten

    Good for groups

  • Sint Maarten

    Hot spot

  • Sint Maarten

    Great for fine wines

  • Sint Maarten

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Sint Maarten

    Great for scenic views

  • Sint Maarten

    Most Booked

29 Reviews
  1. kb57

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with family and friends on the beach at Sint Maarten. It doesn't get much better!

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  2. JoeK

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant was about half full. Waited 25 minutes for someone to introduce themselves and take drink order. Finally, we went and found a waiter who took both drink and food order. Two hours later, still no food. No one even bothered to check in with us. Other families experienced the same and just walked out. When food finally did come, it was mediocre at best. Overhead people talking that this was a common occurance here. Our waiter even commented the place was a joke. This was our last night and the resort so it certainly left a negative impression.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food took over an hour to come and meat was undercooked. Needed to send back to the kitchen.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced. Lobster bisque was $20 that did not have chucks of lobster. Steak was good.

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  5. Denise22

    New York City

    99 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I would have loved to give this restaurant five stars. However, the wait time to receive food is too long. We ate dinner here twice, and once it took an hour and a half to receive our entree. I understand that there are staffing difficulties, but that is still too long to wait. We learned to take the earliest dinner reservation, before the kitchen gets too busy. The servers are wonderful, very professional and helpful. The food is delicious! They could add a few more choices to the dessert menu. Wednesday lobster night is excellent! We also ate here for the breakfast buffet. The food is good and there is a fresh made omelet station. I would recommend rotating the breakfast menu. While there is a comprehensive selection of food available, the same items are served daily.

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  6. LisaG

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our dinner at Pureocean - crab cakes, Caesar salad, airline chicken and most of all soufflé for dessert were all delicious. I wasn’t in love with the Cauliflower steak which was a little too mushy for me. Could have been just a slice of Cauliflower that was grilled and I would have been happier. In any case our waiter was awesome and very attentive. Place was clean and nice view of the ocean. We aren’t staying at the resort but at a nearby villa so had a very friendly man named Roger take us back and forth in a golf cart and he was very informative. All in all it was a very good dinner!

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  7. GailA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food and Service was Excellent. Will Most Definitely Return.

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  8. traveler

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    quality of food was terrible. We ate there for dinner and would not eat there again.

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  9. PaoloC

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and delicious food. Gizmo the parrot was also great entertainment

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  10. LisaT

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I found this place online and there was no mention of it being a buffet only for NYE. As a matter of fact my Open Table confirmation included a link to the regular menu. Truly disappointed in not having that info. Food was ok.

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  11. LisaS

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food , great selection , waitstaff was attentive

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  12. ScottN

    Atlantic City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience!! Everything was over the top!!! I highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful view from the table. Looking straight out to the ocean. Large portion sizes.

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  14. ElaineP

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit to Pureocean. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Menu a bit limited as I don’t eat any kind of fish/seafood. But will come again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Thanksgiving buffet was not good. Food was limited and quality was low.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    This was an American Thanksgiving Day buffet dinner. The turkey was ok though salty, the "stuffing/dressing" was unrecognizable as such, and the other sides were skimpy and poor. Reservations were taken for 6:00 to 9:00, but they ran out of many items, including most desserts, by 7:30 or 8:00, and they did not replenish anything as far as we could tell.

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  17. GeneC

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten here many times before so we were happy to return again. I ordered the Red Snapper. It was possibly the worst meal I have had in any restaurant in my life. I could not even cut it with a knife! I sent it back of course. But what has really bothered me is how does a kitchen let that happen? Bottom line, stay away from the snapper

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  18. IndyNative

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Andrew was our delightful server who was attentive, knowledgeable about the menu, and steered us to some delicious food choices. The red snapper was cooked well and seasoned perfectly. My wife said the same about her salmon. My son’s seafood alfredo was sooo good (I tried some of it). The soufflé was in the top 5 desserts I’ve ever had. We’ll be back multiple times during our stay to try different dishes.

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  19. VonAngel

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We just returned from Divi and ate at Pureocean 2x during our stay—once for breakfast (no reservations required) and once for dinner. Overall, we were not impressed. Dinner left a lot to be desired. My friend and I both ordered the “Dutch Steak,” which tasted closer to roast beef than an actual steak and “garlic” mashed potatoes lacked garlic. The sides were just okay, and the scallops weren’t great either. I expected so much more from an a la carte restaurant, but perhaps it had more to do with it being low season than anything.

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  20. WorldTraveler

    Indiana

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I have never service so bad in my life of traveling! The waiter was not only dry and uninterested he was very rude! The food was beyond subpar! They didn’t have a lot of items on the menu and was rude when telling customers. Service was slow and was a waste of 2 hours. Only item I’d recommend is the baked potato. Of the 5 of us only one had a decent meal. It’s a NO!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent experience with good food and service for island dining.

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  22. BrendaD

    Pittsburgh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reanna was our waitress and provided her top three dishes but one was sold out; so among the 5 of us; we had her favorites; the food was hot and delicious! The ambience is relaxing and inviting! Definitely recommend!! 5 stars!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed both dining experiences...top tier. Waitstaff, chefs, and Manager were very professional, courteous, and just nice people. Love this place!

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  24. TrentH

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a great experience. Flight chicken was amazing!

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  25. RosemaryL

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a reservation and we’re seated on time. The service was a little slow and were friendly, but I think that is part of the culture and the area. They did forget to serve me and my cocktail until I reminded them when my dinner came. They were out of the salmon that my daughter ordered, but she had the turkey instead and really enjoyed it. I had the lobster Thermidor which was delicious. We shared crème brûlée for dessert. Overall a very nice experience as long as you are not in a hurry, and don’t like a lot of checkins from the waitstaff.

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  26. SarahL

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The lobster dish was filled with mushrooms, lobster thermidor. Service was slow and the value was not there. 55 dollars with no salad and only 1 side. Disappointing!

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  27. BigRed

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff at Pureocean is most definitely the A-Team of all Divi resort employees. Their service was impeccable and they took great care of myself and my daughter every time we dined in the restaurant. We thank all of them for all their efforts in making us feel so warmly welcome. They were a huge and important part of our enjoyment of our trip and we will carry fond memories of all of our delicious meals and lovely conversations there.

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  28. kb57

    Indiana

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love dining at PureOcean! The view is un-beatable.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, beautiful plating. Over all great experience. They had complementary bread that was delicious!!

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Pureocean Restaurant at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort is rated 4 stars by 29 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Pureocean Restaurant at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

Little Bay Road, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten 00000

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Little Bay Rd, Philipsburg, Sint Maarten
  • Neighborhood
    Philipsburg
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    International, Steak, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Julio Haynes
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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