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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
Cary, Illinois
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Oyster Bay Dream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

The best on the Island. I love Dawn beach and the pool is fantastic. Great vacation and will return again! The island was great and beautiful. Granted you are twenty minutes away from Grand Case and Simpson Bay. The food on the French side is highly recommended.

Roads need work and a few more road signs would help. Every visit it gets better and better

Room Tip: Rooms are on the smaller size so when they say six for a two bedroom it means six. Ocean view is be...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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English first
Enfield,Ct
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were here in May.My wife and I have come here before and have enjoyed ourselves every time.From ninoska at the front desk to Dave and Edith at the bar,they make us feel like we are going to visit family.The room was great and the atmosphere at happy hour is special. Its a resort where you get to meet so many people and developed friendships.This doesn't happen at many places.
In large resorts its easy to feel like an outsider.Oyster bay staff makes us feel special and welcomed.I have found resorts we loved but never found a place that had a staff that makes us feel so welcomed.
John and Betsy

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Oyster Bay is a great St. Maarten vacation spot. We have been going there since 1998 and have seen it grow and become better each year. There are plenty of activities for the whole family and a good place to just relax. The Spa is excellent and they run weekly specials.

Room Tip: The updated rooms are nicer. Location is good anywhere on the property.
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  • Stayed June 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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Cullman, Alabama, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Just returned home from a 2 week time share exchange stay on St Maarten. Our first week we enjoyed the island at another resort. Our second week we chose Oyster Bay Resort for our wedding where we were married on Dawn Beach at the resort. The resort is nice and well maintained but the staff makes the resort GREAT (unlike the resort we stayed at the previous week). From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed. Edith and David at the Infinity Bar were awesome! If you are interested in a car rental see David at the on site car rental desk, he was awesome as well. Diane at Beau Beau's was also great. She was so kind to take the time to attend our wedding. Everywhere we went within the resort we received kind words and congrats on our wedding from the staff. At the end of the week, we felt as if we were family.

Our studio suite was upgraded to a spacious one bedroom. The room was very clean with great housekeeping service. The mattress was a little firm to our liking but the staff placed a mattress topper on it to make it better.

If you are planning a wedding on St Maarten, we would highly recommend Nadia of Prestige Dzyne (Prestigedzyne.com). She took care of all our needs. We just showed up!!!!

If you are shopping... Philipsburg is great. We went there on 3 occasions. We found going when the cruise ships were not at port we received better deals and not as crowded. With respect to jewelry we found you could negotiate the price to around 25-33% of the tag price.

If you travel to the French side of the island and love pastries Sarafina's located in the heart of Marigot market IS A MUST!!!!

Lastly, join in on the activities the staff at Oyster Bay have planned. Not only did we have a blast at the Farewell Party, we met some great new friends. We also won the drawing for a free one week trip back to Oyster Bay!!! You have to be present to win! Overall, what a great trip!

Thanks Oyster Bay Resort!!

Room Tip: Rooms in the 2400-2900 have great views.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Simpson Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Let me start off by saying the property is very well maintained and clean! We loved the set up of our room as well as the color and view. You can't beat that! They have two girls from Holland that are the"activities coordinators" and they did a fantastic job as well. The downfall to this place is its a timeshare property so they have an Army of sales weasels offering you complementary breakfast, which is a ploy to get you to listen to their pitch and "invest in the dream." We had to unplug our phone in the room so they wouldnt wake us up with the calls. the other thing I didn't like is they try to nickel and dime you on a lot......$10 a day for Internet, .80 cents a minute for local phone calls, then they add $12 a day for a energy surcharge, and the best is they tacked on a " dollar a day program " which is a optional donation to local kids. They didn't even ask if we wanted to donate they just added it to the room charge, then they acted like I'm the jerk when I asked to take it off. I just pumped 4k into your economy by comming on vacation here...if that don't help the kids then I don't know what to tell you!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

My wife and I have been here probably 20 times and keep coming back. The staff is teriffic and the amenities, from the Welcome Party to the Farewell Party, are unsurpassed on the island. The pool is the nicest around, the food is excellent and there are activities non-stop. I love this place.
Todd

Room Tip: Ocean or Marina view, both are superb.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This is our 5th time to stay at OBBR and love it every time! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful and makes their guests feel welcome and at home! The property is gorgeous and well maintained and there are so many varied activities it's hard to take them all in. We enjoy it more and more each time we visit!

Room Tip: Chose either a room overlooking the ocean if possible; rooms overlooking Oyster Pond have not yet al...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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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*
Number of rooms: 178
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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Oyster Bay Beach Hotel Oyster Pond
Oyster Bay Beach Philipsburg

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