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Oyster Bay Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Emerald Merit Rd 10, Oyster Pond 97150, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Oyster Pond
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“Wonderful location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Oyster Bay beach resort is in one of the best locations in St. Maarten. It has a great breeze surrounded by water on three sides and the resort allows it's guests to be as close to the water as possible. The resort itself is slightly outdated and would really compliment its location with some updating of the kitchens and bathrooms.

Room Tip: Room 3012 has a great balcony overlooking the ocean
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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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  • French first
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English first
San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Oyster Bay Beach Resort (OBBR) was an excellent choice for our 7 day Interval Exchange. It had a choice of 4 restaurants nearby: king Fish - very expensive fine dining, Daniel's by the sea (Busby's Beach Bar), OBBR's Infinity restaurant, Beau Beaus, and Canoa at the marina. We tried the OBBR's Infinity restaurant for a BBQ buffet, it was very good. We ate at Busby's several times as it was casual during the day and turned into fine dining at night. The pizzas and food were excellent. We went on a Wednesday to Beaus Beaus for dinner and a fire show which we highly recommend.
Went to Phillipsburg for shopping twice; went to Grand Case and Marigot, Fort Louis on the French side. Drove back at night from Grand Case - we don't recommend
driving at night, really dark and you could easily get lost. We got lucky and only made 2 u-turns to get back to OBBR. Our best dining was at Bistrot Caraibes in Grand Case which I wrote a separate review - highly recommend it! We also ate at Harbor View and had excellent burgers. We originally went there for some local food, on the recommendation by one of the cleaning ladies at OBBR. The cook did however give us awesome samples of curry goat and baby back ribs in a BBQ sauce. The 6 days that we were there went soo fast. There's soo much to see and do, we wil definitely go back. In the future, we may stay at the Pelican Resort as it looks to be more conveniently located to a greater choice of restaurants and shops all within walking distance. At OBBR we had delays in checking out, since I had a charge for a dinner to our room in the previous owners name. How that happened, I can't explain!? The staff non-chalantly apologized for the mistake, but then they still gave me the wrong receipt.
Bottom line, look carefully at your final bill. PS:The resort adds an optional $1 charge for the "dollar a day program" and $7/day utility charge on top of the $50 timeshare tax.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a ocean view if not the marina views are nice.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norfolk, Virginia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

If you are looking for somewhere to be away from the husle and busle than this is the place. Very clean friendly place with no noise if you are away from the Bar. And yes it does smell by Beau Beau I think it is part of the water treatment for th resort. So make sure you stay on the pond side or pool side.

Room Tip: request room on the pond or over looking the pool.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My 10 year old daughter and I just came back from oyster bay beach resort. We were there for four days three nights. We were so sorry that we booked such a short stay. The resort was great! While it is not luxurious it is certainly very nice. We stayed in a studio with limited view- could see parts of the ocean from the balcony. The hotel upgraded us from a standard room. Everything was clean and well maintained. I saw reviews of the hotel which made me book oyster bay and cancel Sonata, which was a very fortunate move. The common areas were beautiful! The pool area was magnificent. There was never a wait for chairs, clean towels were always provided as were pool side service and fantastic dining options. Everybody was so friendly and helpful. We LOVED our stay and highly recommend the resort to everyone. I am already looking into the next time we can return but this time with our entire family.

Room Tip: Everyone recommends not to get a room by the common are/courtyard and I know now why. It can get ver...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Oyster Bay for over 10 years. Never a disappointment. All of the colors and views you would expect from the Caribean. With Dawn Beach as a back drop what could be better. Oh and did I mention clean, friendly and helpful staff? A great value....what more could you want.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Savannah, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We enjoy going back each year to the sun, warmth, friendship and fellowship of our friends and staff at Oyster Bay. We have been going for so many years that the staff is indeed like family to us. Couple this with guests who return each year at the same time, it makes Oyster something to look forward to all year long. We have seen the resort substantially improved with the remodeling and the addition of many on and near site restaurants. The staff continues to go out of their way to make our vacation all it can be. The addition of Cover to Cover performing on Tuesday evenings at Beau Beaus is a nice treat.

Room Tip: Avoid building next to the guardhouse.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Naperville, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We just returned from our annual two week vacation in ''Paradise" at Oyster Bay Beach
Resort. This intimate resort on Sint Maarten's Dutch side (near the French border) offers the best of the best. A perfect-sized, intimate resort with great food, daily entertainment, and an ever-caring staff that truly has made this our "2 week winter home" since 2001. We only wish we had more vacation time so we can stay longer. Most of the owners here do not trade to other resorts in the Caribbean since this is "BEST!"

Upon arrival you are greeted by several staff members with "Welcome Home." Also a refreshing, ice cold glass of champagne is presented to begin your perfect vacation. Cooking in is great in their newly renovated units which are beautiful. Also, there are several fabulous restaurants within walking distance, and a newly enlarged convenient store steps away.

A welcome party every Monday night and a farewell party every Friday night are just two of the daily entertainment opportunities offered. The management, reservations, and front desk staff is ever so helpful, and the activity desk is staffed by wonderful people who know just how to help you plan your days. There is also a car rental agent on property if you didn't rent a car at the airport. You do want a car since there is so much to explore on this great island.

Some may think this property is too far from the "action", but that's truly what makes it so perfect. A relaxing vacation on beautiful Dawn Beach with activities at your fingertips, yet a short ride to other venues all around the island. You'll love Oyster Bay Beach Resort!!!

We wish we were still there, and have already planned next year's vacation at Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Oyster Bay Beach Hotel Oyster Pond
Oyster Bay Beach Hotel
Oyster Bay Beach Philipsburg
Address: Emerald Merit Rd 10, Oyster Pond 97150, St Maarten-St Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Saint-Martin > Oyster Pond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Oyster Pond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Oyster Bay Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just south of the amicable French/Dutch divide, Oyster Bay Beach Resort awaits. Perched on a coral reef overlooking the Caribbean ocean and Oyster Pond Marina is paradise found. With breathtaking ocean views, white sand beach and countless amenities Oyster Bay Beach Resort and its sister properties, Mainsail, Spinnaker and the Lighthouse serve as your escape from the every day. Find adventure, serenity and the fullness of life at our island resort. Make Oyster Bay your next stop. ... more   less 
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