In an area full of big resorts directed to massive tourism, this little hotel stands out as a gem. In a few words, the property is unique, charming, relaxing, affordable and extremely conventient.
Seven minute drive from the airport, two minute walk to a small convenience store where you can get all your basics (snacks, coffee, milk and of course beer and rum) and a ten minute walk down the beach to two very good restaurants.
Some reviewers complain about the airplanes noise. In fact, we loved hearing the airplanes and seeing them fly ove our heads while laying down on our beach loungers. At night, we did not hear any planes nor did they bother us in the morning. We simply could not hear them inside our room.
Very clean, comfortable beds, large flat screen T.V., well appointed, and again, unique. We stayed in the caribbean suite and it had everything we needed including a small but sufficient kitchenette, safe, nice artwork by Michael (the owner) and furniture in good condition. The best part, though, is that our room had two doors; one leading to the garden and one leading to the beach. We could literally walk 20 feet and be on the beach!
Simpson Bay is simply beautiful and uncrowded (see the photos).
Michael was there to greet us when we arrived and explained how everything worked in the room. Since he lives on the property, he is always there in case you need his assistance and he is a very helpful gentleman.
If you want the massive resort feel with constant entertainment, pool, gym and five star restaurants on property, the Azure is not for you. But if you want to stay in a quaint, charming and relaxing place on a beautiful beach, go to the Azure. You won't be disappointed. In fact, the Azure is the reason why my wife and I fell in love with St. Martin again after two disappointing visits in the past four years.
We look forward to staying here again!