The dutch side is the best side of the island in terms of beaches, activities, fun, entertainment, cleanliness. This hotel was great. The room was nicer than we could have imagined and the bed was very comfortable. Everything you need is in the room: shampoo, iron, blender, oven, utensils, etc. The restaurant has good food selections and the bar has reasonably priced, good drinks. The beach is nice and tranquil at the hotel and there are people that offer you beach massages for really cheap! The hotel front desk were very nice and accomodating.
We stayed on the french side before coming here and were disappointed at how ghetto it was. There were abandoned buildings, graffiti everywhere, hoboes walking around and seemed generally unsafe. Not so on the dutch side. The streets were clean, no graffiti or board ups, lots to do, nicer beaches. Mullett Bay was by far my favorite beach. The water is so turquoise and tranquil. Maho beach was beautiful also. There's plenty of parking everywhere and it is overall a great time.
This hotel is in a great centralized location for those who are looking to have fun on vacation. If you want to do nothing and be bored, then stay on the french side or in Phillipsburg.
Simpson Bay is the best place for those looking to go clubbing and have fun at night. We easily were able to travel to all sides of the island depending on what we wanted but all nightlife was pretty much around the simpson, maho bay area. I will definitely be back.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Palm Beach Hotel Simpson Bay
- Royal Palm St Maarten
- Royal Palm Beach Club St Maarten