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All reviews bay resort interesting history up hill views are amazing vantage point restoration work cruise ships in port sint maarten both sides ruins signage hike pelicans cannon historic divi guard
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fort Amsterdam sits on a hill over Divi Little Bay where we have been visiting for many years. While the views are still fabulous, Irma did a number on the buildings and signage on the property. Signs are down, roofs in tatters, but the Cannons...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LonestarSpartan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Built in 1631 the Fort is located at the top of the hill from the Divi Little Bay Beach Resort. Just a short walk up a hill from our room. Beautiful view of both sides (Little Bay and Great Bay).

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk around, but without a guide you are just looking at ruins. Most of signage is gone due to last year's storm. It needs some tender loving care and clean up.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Leanne W
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Atop the hill here at the Divi Resort. A wall, few old cannons and a shack. Great views of the two bays, cruise ships in port and great vantage point for sun set photos. Hike may be a challenge for some older folks. Will have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank scott1102
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The storms have set back restoration efforts but it is still worth the walk to see the fort and the view. Most signs have been knocked down but are still readable. Lots could be done by a youth volunteer clean up crew-with a little supervision.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Planemeister
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Have travel quite a bit in Europe, this is the first time that I visit an old Fort on my own and without having to pay, not that I'm complaining about other regions, it is just different. I can see how the defenders had an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Relax814123
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This is a little hard to get to now because of the re-building effort but it's a good place to go with a great view. Maybe by the time you go it will be more accessible and put back together.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We managed to get up here and get some sunset photos. I believe it was supposed to be closed off as Little Divi Resort is still doing some construction at this end. However, I found out that Fort Amsterdam belongs to dept of tourism. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dallaslgh
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Its a little climb up a hill that offers a fantastic clear scenic views from every angle of the island.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bsuga10
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Needed some exercise after being at sea on a cruise ship for 2 days so walked from the cruise docks into Philipsburg then along the boardwalk and around Great Bay to the opposite arm of the bay, through the checkpoint of a resort and up...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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March 15, 2018|
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Response from klosnoopy | Reviewed this property |
It was under construction (almost done) when I was there on February 6, 2018. It looked like it will be very nice when done. I would definitely go there when construction is complete.
November 28, 2017|
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Response from Paula R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I have no info for you. Good Luck.