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La Vista Resort

53 Billy Folly Road | Pelican Key, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent time share resort. Stayed for two weeks, first week in studio, second week in two bedroom. Both were superbly maintained and very clean. Nice safe quiet location. Very friendly and helpful staff. Furnishings were very nice, only problem was during second week the fridge had a sour milk odor. Overall we would love to return to La Vista and... More

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Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, I am happy you enjoyed your time with us! Thanks for the review. If you could let me know which unit you stayed in for your second week, I will make sure that fridge is deep cleaned! I hope you got in some snorkeling at the beach in front, as the snorkeling there is great! Also, you can... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice time share resort. The rooms are spacious and pools are very nice. The beach resort all has fantastic views of the ocean with nice balconies and the pool is perfect. The higher up rooms in the regular hotel have views of the ocean. Note, the beach in front of hotel has lots of rocks - I went swimming by... More

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Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ejoe, It seems you have discovered what I tell all my guests..the snorkeling out front is awesome! While the beach IS rocky, there are two entrance ways into the ocean, and once you are out there, it is a different world. My grandfather once saw a huge ray! Also, the reef has little pools in front, which the kids... More

New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I really like La Vista. We come here every year sometimes twice a year for the past 11 years and never had any major issues. The views are OUTSTANDING!!! The staff is great! The place is clean. The restaurant is great for breakfast or lunch. A bit on the pricey side but it's good. I can't say... More

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Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Dear Afrogypsy M., Thank you for your continued support of the La Vista Family! I have indeed noticed a shifting trend in the WiFi world, where everyone has more than one device, and we are busy revising the WiFi payment plan. While I would rather you not go back to "The Villas of Simpson Bay Resort & Villas", I just... More

North Andover, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were gifted this timeshare as a honeymoon gift and could not have been more pleased. The staff is very professional, knowledgeable and friendly!! The resort is located near so much it made finding things to do and places to eat very difficult because the options nearby!!!! Overall this is a great resort that may not have the thrills of... More

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Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Dear BDhock21, I am so happy you had a great honeymoon creating wonderful memories for many years to come! You hit the nail on the head, we are small, friendly, close to many restaurants and activities, with a great restaurant of our own. We truly hope you will return on your anniversary to discover many more secrets St. Maarten has... More

Land O Lakes, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although we did not stay directly on the beach, this hotel has amazing views of the ocean. We were able to see the cruise ships coming and going. It was very clean and the staff was friendly. The hotel was very quite, but we were staying during the off-peak season. We had neighbors, but never heard them. The parking was... More

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Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jodi! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay ! We always love having you here. The cruise ships passing by are indeed magnificent and provide a beautiful background to a great view from your porch. We always strive to make everyone's vacation a relaxing one, and am glad you were no exception. Hope to see you again soon, regards... More

Middletown, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

La Vista is a small resort in Simpson Bay with juat a few units. Nothing comparable to the large resorts with tons of activities, commotion, timeshare presentation ...this place is quiet, clean, easy going and just the perfect hideway if you want to relax. The restaurant serves great foo, staff is friendly and the rooms are clean well equipped. They... More

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Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Thank You Ebu55! We are indeed a family owned and operated resort located in a quiet residential area, yet within walking distance of night life, restaurants, water sports and casinos! I am happy you were able to relax and enjoy your time with us, and appreciate you taking the time out to write about your experience here.I will let the... More

Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

La Vista was a very comfortable home away from home. We were attended to and felt safe while staying there. The pools are nice, but not fancy, and the upper pool seems warmer while the lower one has the ocean just feet away! We wished we could lounge on the beach, but it was great just being able to take... More

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Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Dear Jenred2014, Your review of us sums up what we try to achieve, a home away from home. I am very happy we were able to make your first experience on St. Maarten a pleasurable one, and we hope you will make St. Maarten, and of course La Vista a yearly experience. St. Maarten has so much to offer that... More

Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

A few years ago, my parents purchased a 2 week timeshare at La Vista Resort SXM. After staying a week with them, I knew I had to find a way to get my own piece of paradise. I now co-own (with my sister) one week, in a beautiful Penthouse suite. Pros: Quiet- This is not a party location. I am... More

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Andrea B, Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Dear SXMjunkie, I am so pleased that you love your home away from home. As we are a family owned and operated resort, we always strive to give our owners and guests a wonderful experience, floating cruise ships right in front of your door, the tranquility of the residential area, yet not too far from the action! I enjoy sending... More

New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

PROS: Wonderful front desk staff, fantastic views, upper pool is nice, kitchen well stocked with all appliances needed which was great for cooking breakfast. Near many good places to eat. We ate lunch and dinner out. Stairs leading from apartment deck down to pool and front desk area is really great. CONS: Slightly deceptive description on bathroom/shower situation for this... More

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Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Glad you for enjoyed your stay and that you will be back! The rain we had was an extra-ordinary big amount of rainfall, thankfully with normal/hard rains there are no flooding issues. We are a family owned and operated business, and always look to improve your next vacation, Thank you for writing about your vacation experience. See you next time,... More

Westbury, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

La Vista is in the middle of other resorts but has a good Restaurant, a great Pool, not a lot of frills but excellent staff on board. Rooms are very clean, great views so close to action. We come to La Vista in January for the past 3 years, as that is when our time share is. Would highly recommend... More

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Address: 53 Billy Folly Road | Pelican Key, Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
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La Vista Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
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