The location of this hotel makes it one of our favorites when we go to St. Maarten. Besides the fact that every unit is a suite, has a balcony and faces the ocean, and is literally right on the beach, we love its location on the island. It's only 5 to 10 mintues to Phillipsburg in one direction, 5 minutes to the grocery store, and 10 minutes or so to Simpson Bay and all the activity that goes on along the strip there. If you've never been to St. Maarten, and you are American, some things you might also be happy to know is that everyone speaks English, you don't need to change your money to their currency because the US dollar is accepted everywhere, and they drive on the same side of the road as us. We've been to islands where NONE of that is true! The only reason I don't give The Belair 5 stars is because it's one of the older and more established resorts, and not one of the newer more modern and fancy ones you may want or expect. They keep the grounds very clean, staff is friendly, food in their 1 restaurant on the water is very good, and they have simple but fun things going on all week. Their bar-b-que night with the steel band was great when we were there. Little Divi Bay is absolutely beautiful. Watching all the ships come and go from their main port in Big Divi Bay is another enjoyable sight that you'll see all week. If you have a chance to stay here, I don't think you'd regret it. And if you do, enjoy!!