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Billy Folly Road 53 Pelican Key, Simpson Bay St Martin / St Maarten
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#1 of 15 Specialty lodging in Simpson Bay
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Car hire
Parking
Paid wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Wine / champagne
Diving
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fishing
Karaoke
Board games / puzzles
Fax / photocopying
Massage
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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Charming
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch and 1 more

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Full view
77Somewhat walkable
Grade: 77 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
256Reviews21Q+A67Room tips
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travelingtwo2010 wrote a review Feb 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely resort on the top of a hill. Great staff attention but never intrusive. Restaurant on site, which is a nice perk. Walking distance to grocery store and lots of bars for food and drinks. We felt safe on the island and didn't rent a car, walked and took the public transportation. Maybe next time we would rent a car to see and enjoy more of the beautiful beaches.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Jeannine C wrote a review Feb 2020
Saint-Alphonse-de-Granby, Canada25 contributions3 helpful votes
The 180 degree view of the ocean was incredible. Being at the top level, from the front balcony of the condo, we could sunbathe and watch the different sizes of boat navigating. The Vista is situated in a very quiet location, next to the Simpsons Bay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Laura_Oatney wrote a review Dec 2019
Lancaster, Ohio37 contributions7 helpful votes
La Vista is a difficult place to review, and that is why I gave it the benefit of 4 stars. Just so there are no surprises, when visiting St. Maarten you have to remember that the island was hit hard by hurricane Irma in September 2017 and they have few physical and financial resources with which to recover. Also, they depend heavily on the tourist industry which was also very heavily damaged by the hurricane. This island is shared by 2 countries, the French and the Dutch. The French part of the island was almost completely destroyed. The Dutch part of the island was hit very, very hard. The Dutch side has been able to make many improvements, but destruction is still evident everywhere. The French side is receiving very little to no financial support from their home country, and it is so damaged I don't know how the residents have continued to live there. That is where the rating problem comes in. If you are looking for a classy, 5-star resort, you won't find it here. The LaVista resort is very outdated but well maintained, and some would call it "charming". I would call it "cozy" or "comfortable". They still have some debris from the hurricane right on the grounds that they have been unable to clean up. Being located on a hillside, there are many steps to climb. The rooms were clean, but very outdated in every way. Room service was good. They have one restaurant and one bar which I would give 3 stars. They have a small infinity pool with a nice deck area and a covered patio, which were very enjoyable and well maintained, and provided a beautiful view of the ocean and surrounding area. Quiet. If you are looking for a place to kick back and relax, this is it. To those of you who are considering a visit to St. Maarten, I have to mention that everyone we encountered everywhere on the island was open and friendly, even in the back streets that are still trashed. I don't think I could maintain such a positive attitude. They need more tourists who are flexible and have an open mind, and I would encourage you to give them a try. It is a beautiful island.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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mcplante wrote a review Dec 2019
Boston43 contributions10 helpful votes
La Vista is AMAZING! It never disappoints! The staff, accommodations, pool, beach and the sunsets are always AMAZING! You feel at home when you stay there. It is easy to get to, centrally located in Simpson Bay. You can walk to dinner, night entertainment, and the beach. A MUST GO!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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catwmn2xVT wrote a review Oct 2019
St Martin / St Maarten457 contributions80 helpful votes
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Stayed at La Vista for 10 days. Had an amazing view from balcony of 2-level unit. Met some regulars who’ve stayed at La Vista every year for 10+ years. Beautiful pool, plenty of chaises, smaller pool at lower units ON the beach which is an easy walk. Great food and staff. A definite return trip needed!!! Communication before trip was fabulous!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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PRICE RANGE
$236 - $616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
la vista hotel st. maarten/st. martin
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt Martin / St MaartenSint MaartenSimpson Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Vista Resort
Which popular attractions are close to La Vista Resort?
Nearby attractions include The Red Piano SXM (0.1 miles) and Kim Sha Beach (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at La Vista Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at La Vista Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Vista Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at La Vista Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Vista Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Isola Italian Restaurant and Brick Oven Pizzeria, Shiv Shakti Bar and Indian Restaurant, and The Greenhouse.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Vista Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Vista Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to La Vista Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (2.5 miles).
Does La Vista Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.