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La Vista Resort

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53 Billy Folly Road | Pelican Key, Simpson Bay, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Port Chester, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's our 4th trip to St Maarten and always have a great time. My wife and I were a bit apprehensive when the guard for the night (Frank) was the one checking us in and showed us the room. It was past 8 pm. We walked up the hill by the back road and said to my wife that it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I fell in love with La Vista. All of the staff was friendly and helpful. The housekeeping staff were mindful of our odd hours and mostly didn't bother us too much. The place is immaculately clean. While not luxurious, it is quite comfortable with mostly everything you could need. Very quiet, great air conditioning, on-site restaurant if you want that,... More 

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

Hi Debbie K, Thanks so much for capturing the feeling we are trying to create! A sense of home while being on vacation and relaxing. My staff has been with me a long time, and they know what vacation means to our guests and act accordingly. My staff is great and I am very proud of them. We all hope... More 

Glendale, New York
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived on a late flight. Once we arrived at the resort check in was easy. Everything in order and gentleman brought us to our room. Right on the ocean. For being on the first floor no mildew smell. 2- BR, full kitchen, dinette area, LR, and 2 full baths. For guest BR requested king size bed. Which was setup.... More 

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

Hi Skippyfrompace, Very happy you enjoyed it ! You pretty much told it like it is.. Your room awaits you for your next stay with that ice cold beer while watching the cruise ships passing by... ( I hope that image invoked bit of homesickness for St. Maarten)..LOL have a nice day! regards Andrea@lavistaresort.com More 

Truckee, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Recently stayed at La vista for my honeymoon. This place is fantastic. Two pools, restaurant onsite, accommodations were clean. wifi for a small price, AC that blows cold.One of the pools is right on the beach. There is a small reef right off the beach that has some fun snorkeling. The front desk staff were very accommodating and helped us... More 

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

Hi Silvybite, Congratulations on your wedding, I am happy we were able to make your honeymoon so enjoyable. I hope you created many memories! Maybe we will be so lucky to have you back for your first anniversary. Always too much to do In St. Maarten and so little time. All the best and warm regards Andrea@lavistaresort.com More 

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15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great little hidden gem with a very convenient location in the Simpson Bay Area. Easy walking distance to restaurants and the beach. The front desk staff is wonderful and willing to help in any way that they can. They answered all of our questions and booked a number of tours for our group. Nice infinity pool that lets you relax... More 

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

Hi Wayne, How wonderful that you and your group had a good time! Thank you for reviewing us, and we hope you will be back soon to enjoy all that St. Maarten has to offer. Sun, sea sand and fun and much more! Warm regards Andrea Bartlett More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The location of this resort is in Simpson Bay which is just a short drive from the airport. Perched on the hillside, this resort is great for relaxing on the balcony and watching the boats go by! I have been to this resort about 5 times, and have never had any problems. I feel very welcome there, as well as... More 

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

Hi Christina, It is always heartwarming to hear that one comment that keeps coming back is that the staff is friendly and helpful. I am very fortunate to have a great staff, and I am glad they made you feel safe. The beach is indeed rocky, but is great for snorkeling and has little "pools" at the edge, and one... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed again this year in May at the La Vista beach resort. Not the best on the island but.......very clean, on the water, great view, good furnishing, great help at a reasonable cost. There is nothing to disappoint. Close to good eats, pools, water sports activities, night life and all in walking distance. We prefer a car to explore... More 

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

Hi Bob, Thank you for your spot on review! Did you know that SABA is a mystical island, and sometimes King Kong makes the island disappear? Beginning of July many reviewers would have called you a fibber, that there IS no such island ! LOL! The cruiseships however do continue to pass by ever so gently, without fail..sometimes so close... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Layed back, great area with restaurants and night life walking distance, clean infinity pool, specular views, WiFi available, hair dryer, cold frig and freezer, cooking utensils and stove (if you want to) flat screen TV with HBO and also dvd player with rentable dvds at desk, be back next year!

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

Hi Wendythewiseone, Thank you for letting everyone know you enjoyed it and how convenient the location is while still enjoying the tranquility of the area. I look forward to seeing you again next year.. Happy memories! regards Andrea@lavistaresort.com More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I traveled with my mother and sister for our first family vacation to the resort a few weeks ago courtesy of the RCI system and had a spectacular time. Based on the reviews from here, we didn't know what we were in for. First off, this is the perfect area to be in. It is walking distance to some great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Andrea B, General Manager at La Vista Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tcam83, Thanks for your wonderful review! We loved having you here, and I am happy that my staff made you feel at home and enjoy your vacation even more. I hope you all come back soon! I also have to admit that your comment about the college beach bodies had me laughing out loud.. your review is spot on..comfortable... More 

Whitby, Canada
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stayed in a penthouse suite at La Vista Resort. The unit was not gold crown standard from what we have experienced in past vacations. The unit is definitely dated/run down and the set up is very strange. Beds did not get made everyday, got one coffee filter but told we had to buy our own after that. Small things that... More 

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

Hi Annie ! Hope you had a safe trip back home. Thanks for the review! As we are a timeshare resort, the owners/exchangers get fresh towels and garbage removal daily and a full service/cleaning during the week. I would love for you to send me an email Andrea@lavistaresort.com to let me know why you thought the unit was run down,... More 

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