If you want a chain hotel accommodation and chain-like food - Do Not stay at Capt Oliver's. However, if you want a morning swim in a quiet bay, an ocean sunset viewed from your spacious balcony or an open air breakfast with sail boats entering and leaving right beside your table, you need to stay at Capt Oliver's.
For my wife and I, this was our first trip to St Martin's. We travelled to Capt Olivers with my brother and his wife - this was their fourth trip staying at Capt Olivers. We stayed 10 days/9 nights. We all had the "stay and play" package which included morning buffet breakfasts and one superb dinner.
Our room was right beside the water. We had a King-sized bed that was dwarfed by the spacious suite. The kitchen had a fridge and kettle which was all we needed to enjoy our morning coffee or evening rum while watching the sea birds, ships or simply the waves. The bathroom had double sinks and lots of space for both of us. The resort sun deck was only steps away from our room. Every morning my brother & I swam out past the floating dock and out to the harbour opening. What a way to start the day!
After the swim came the buffet breakfast. Made-to-order eggs combined with fruit yogurt, pancakes, cereals, etc .. kept myself, my wife et al well fed.
We found the staff and service to be charming, friendly and always helpful. The front desk staff helped us find a great deal on a rental car. The cleaning staff were simply meticulous. The restaurant service team were outstanding. We had some nice meals in St Martin's but Capt Oliver's served the very best. all with great music and dancing. Of course, the signature banana rum after-dinner drinks were second to none and always started a conversation with the other diners.
We found the location to be ideal by being somewhat secluded yet near by to many amenities. The hustle and bustle of Simpson Bay, Marigot, or Phillipsburg shopping and night life was about a 15-20 minutes drive away. If you wanted quaint and fun, simply walk out the front entrance and find several local beaches, shopping marts, pizza or fine French dining. The focus of this trip was to hit the beaches and snorkel, snorkel and snorkel some more in the abundant and spectacular coral. In the 10 days, we visited about half of the 24 island beaches. Each was unique, each was beautiful and each offered many amenities. The snorkelling was the best I have ever seen in the Caribbean.
A single small complaint with Capt Oliver's is the lack of a radio or music in the suites.
- Also Known As:
- Captain Oliver`s Hotel
- Captain Oliver`s Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
- Captain Olivers Resort
- Captain Olivers Hotel
- Captain Oliver's Resort Hotel St Maarten-St Martin, Caribbean
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Three star hotel located at the border between the French and Dutch side of the island, our rooms are spacious and offer beautiful views of the ocean and the St.Barths island or the Oyster pond marina. ... more less
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