We just returned from our week stay on Sunday. We booked this resort on one of RCI's special "sales" so I was a bit concerned, but almost everything turned out excellent. We checked in the day it opened after the two week closure for maintenance. Our room was wonderful. It was very clean and everything was in working order except for the stove. It turned out to be nothing more than a breaker and they fixed it right away.
The pool is very nice, but 3/4 of it is 8 feet deep, so it isn't a real kid friendly resort. As we are empty nesters that was fine with us, but families might want to look elsewhere.
As everyone else mentioned, it has a great location as long as you enjoy the planes. They don't take off or land during the night so that's not an issue, but when the big planes come in (about 6-8 flights a day) it is loud.
The only disappointment with this resort is the Concierge. He doesn't seem to care much if you go on an excursion, don't go, or whatever. In fact he was kind of rude at times. WARNING: Don't take the Anguilla Shoal Bay excursion. It was one of the most expensive excursions that I've ever been on ($120 per person) and by far the worst. I will go into detail on my review on their website (www.touranguilla.com). We complained to the Concierge after, and he got very defensive and of course did nothing to compensate us. Come to find out his son (or son in law) is the owner. They put us on the boat, then in a van to the beach, then basically didn't care about us after that. It was terrible. Take a catamaran trip if you want to go to Anguilla.
Other than that, I highly recommend this resort.
- Also Known As:
- Royal Islander Club La Plage Hotel St. Maarten/St. Martin
- Royal Islander Hotel La Plage
- Royal Islander Resort La Plage