In March,two mom's from New England took our 20 year old daughter's to St. Maarten for Spring Break. What a great trip. We stayed at the Royal Palm for 9 days. The suites were clean and very spacious. We had an ocean front room that had two bedrooms and two baths and a full kitchen and large living room area (plus a balcony). The resort was very safe and the staff was friendly. The beach and pool were small but nice. The lobby had free wi-fi and so the girls were able to keep in touch with friends. The location of the resort was excellent.... Only minutes from the airport, walking distance to the grocery store, to restaurants, bars, etc. The poolside bar was great - the bar tenders
(Mike and Oscar) were delightful. Jessie J at the front desk was also extremely nice.
They gave us great tips as to where the hot-spots were and the best nights to go.
We will definately return.
The only downfall - maid service only a couple times per week and so ask for extra towels. The restaraunt at the hotel is "okay" but there are so many other great places to eat. However - still a great resort for the money.
Don't miss walking or driving over to the Red Piano Bar in the evening - We became regulars there.