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“Family vacation in St Maarten (3 adults).” 5 of 5 stars
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Rainbow Beach Club
Lot #149 | Dutch Lowlands, Cupecoy Bay, St Maarten-St Martin   |  
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1 review
“Family vacation in St Maarten (3 adults).”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We loved this condo, its location and spectacular views. The condo was clean, furnished with taste and very well equipped (appliances, furniture, dishes etc...). Perfect place in paradise.
The owner of the property was helpful and courteous. We dined at Fig, French bistro across the street; excellent food, service and walking distance. Beach? Out of this world. I highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: Ocean front.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RainbowCupecoy, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Beach Club, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Yes...the beaches really are quite something. Chances are, at Rainbow's beach, you'll be the only one there; very private. We love F.I.G. across the street ; great spot for casual dining. We try to keep our kitchen fully equipped with all the "little things" you might need. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for writing your review!
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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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NJ
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121 reviews 121 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We rented a 2BR/2B condo from this complex, and the condo was large & updated with partial ocean views. There was good security at the entrance, and also a guard at the spiral stairs to the beach. Some people might find the tight spiral steps to be a challenge, esp for those with a fear of height. The small beach could get strong surf and is not suitable for novice swimmers. We enjoyed both pools facing the ocean & the upper pool had a great view. The condo's thick stucco walls was good wrt soundproofing against most traffic or plane noises. The location is very convenient wrt restaurants & supermarket shopping, and easy access to the French side or to main parts of the Dutch side.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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RainbowCupecoy, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Beach Club, responded to this review, January 9, 2014
Thank you for choosing Rainbow Beach Club. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay; the condos are spacious and the thick walls are great for blocking out any noise. December was unusually stormy and there was some strong surf. We hope you come back soon to paradise! Thank you for taking the time to send in your review.
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Naples, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a little 2nd honeymoon in St. Maarten. Our stay was absolutely perfect. The condo club is easy to find, has three fantastic pools which are surrounded by lush tropical landscaping and plenty of comfy poolside chairs to relax and soak up the sun.
When we entered the condo, we were taken by the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. Every room of the condo was decorated in an upscale fashion which perfectly frames the beautiful blue sea. It truly was nicer than a Ritz Carlton Suite, yet no where near the cost. We also saved so much on additional expenses by not having to purchase or rent beach chairs, towels, snorkels etc. Even sunscreen was provided. We didn't have to run to a store everyday for things we forgot or didnt think of.
The kitchen was fully equipped so we were able to prepare several romantic dinners to enjoy as we watched the sunset from our balcony. Being early risers, we caught several sunrises while sipping coffee & a little breakfast. We were even able to enjoy our own favorite music in every room with the great i-pod docking stations the owners provided.
Our trip included daily adventures of sightseeing around the island, plenty of shopping, bars and restaurants and of course to the beach for a little snorkeling. After searching the web for many hours and plenty of past travel experiences, I know we would have paid so much more and got so much less elsewhere. Thanks for making our stay such a pleasure. Can’t wait to return with our children.

  • Stayed December 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

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RainbowCupecoy, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Beach Club, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
We're pleased you enjoyed your stay. We try to provide everything that will make your stay more enjoyable. We hope to see you back on your next visit with your children. Thank you for writing such a lovely review.
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Philadelphia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

We stayed at The Rainbow Beach Club on our honeymoon because we were looking for something that was not a "typical" island resort. It was the best decision we could have made. As it was the start of off season, we essentially had our choice of three private pools and the exclusive beach all to ourselves. Our condo was out of this world; perfectly clean, beautifully decorated with an amazing view. The condo had all the amenities that were advertised plus more and it provides the perfect location and staring point for anywhere on the island. The club is situated close to the border between the Dutch and French side and getting around was a breeze; be sure to make car arrangements.

When we go back there is no question that we will be staying at this club again - perfect for what we were looking for. The owners were great and the condo staff was friendly and helpful. As promised our security deposit was returned within days of us leaving.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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

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RainbowCupecoy, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Beach Club, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Congratulations.....I hope your honeymoon was everything you dreamed of! We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay at our condo and we look forward to seeing you come visit again. Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at Condo 24-S. Jill, the owner, was both efficient and helpful. The condo itself is modern, clean and offers everything you could want for a lovely stay. Jill even provided all the small necessities such as soap, shampoo and paper products etc. which was a great bonus. Beach chairs, umbrellas and coolers are also provided. The views from the balcony are outstanding. The internet can be "patchy" but it does work. The Rainbow Beach Club itself looks tired, needing repainting but we read that there have been issues with the Management Company in the past which are slowly being addressed and may include updating the complex. Parking is first come, first served but we had no problems. The security is very good. The complex is well situated, within walking distance to beaches, restaurants, shops and bars but we would recommend a car to take in all that the Dutch and French side of the island has to offer. We highly recommend the Ocean Club Bar and Grill next to the Sapphire Club (less than 5 min walk away and they have a sign outside advertising $8 breakfast). It has been recently taken over by new owners, Sal, Sue and their daughter Gena. Their food and service was wonderful - they are such lovely people and make you so welcome whether it is for breakfast or dinner. Their prices are great too! Ernest & Fidel is another nice little restaurant in Porto Cupecoy which is open for breakfast and lunch. All-in-all, we had a wonderful time - can't wait to visit again.

Room Tip: Make sure you opt for a condo overlooking the pool and ocean. The higher the better!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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RainbowCupecoy, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Beach Club, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
We're pleased you enjoyed your stay at our condo! I wasn't aware The Ocean Club Bar has new owners; must have happened right after we left in April. Love that place! Hope to see you again at Rainbow next year and thank you for your review!
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed at Jill's condo and it had everything one would need for a great vacation. Breathtaking view from inside and on the balcony. The unit was in excellent condition with all the modern amenities. The beach is private and there are three pools, two which face the sea. Jill provided everything from laundry detergent and toiletries to beach chairs, towels, and umbrellas. The building has 24hr security. I would recommend this condo to anyone considering a visit to St. Maarten. The complex is conveniently located near the airport ( you get a wonderful view from the balcony of incoming planes without the noise), has several good walkable restaurants, and is near the french border.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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RainbowCupecoy, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Beach Club, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay; we hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
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Salem, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed at the Rainbow Beach Club for a week in April. The condo was very good -- extremely well kept and clean, well appointed with full kitchen, etc. Only negative with the unit itself was that the hot tub was not heated and thus not really a hot tub. Each unit is individually owned, so make sure to check what you are getting beforehand.

The Rainbow Beach Club itself needs some work. Two of the three pools were kept clean and very nice, third one was not clean. The gardening/ groundskeeping was nice and it seemed that they are putting lot of effort in making it even better.

The buildings themselves need a paint job. The overall look of the complex is tired and not very welcoming. From the roadside the first floor has lot of boarded-up windows. It seemed that lot of work around the property was being done, hopefully the complex will improve over time. The complex has no services -- i.e. no restaurant, coffee shop, etc.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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RainbowCupecoy, Guest Relations Manager at Rainbow Beach Club, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. You are correct, these condos are all privately owned; this is not a hotel. There are no restaurants or coffee shops within the complex but there are many within walking distance. They’re in the process of opening a new gym in the roadside building; the wood around the windows that you saw should be down shortly. They did run into an issue with one of the pools; it was closed for 2 days and has been corrected. A lot of work is being done on the property and the completion of painting the buildings will continue.

Perhaps the owner could have mentioned in their listing what temperature the hot tub is set at. We hope you enjoyed your vacation overall despite the few issues you had during your stay. Thanks again!
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Address: Lot #149 | Dutch Lowlands, Cupecoy Bay, St Maarten-St Martin
Location: Caribbean > St Maarten-St Martin > Sint Maarten > Cupecoy Bay
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Cupecoy Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The New, World Class Rainbow Beach Club Resort is a bold achievement in architectural design. Built on a massive coral incline directly above its secluded beaches, St Maarten's newest hotel presents spectacular oceanfront residential accommodations with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea complimented by towering mountains, salt water lagoons, and lush, tropical foliage known only to St. Maarten. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Rainbow Beach Club Hotel Cupecoy Bay
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