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The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort

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#3 of 7 hotels in Simpson Bay
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
4.3
Service
4.0
Value
4.1
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The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort & Marina, your island hideaway, is located on an exclusive waterfront setting on Simpson Bay in St. Maarten offering premium views of the Caribbean bay from your elegant, spacious, fully furnished villa. It also features the largest on-site water sports facility on the island: Aqua Mania Adventures. This is an ideal location on the island, as every important spot at Simpson Bay is located less than 3.5 km away: Paradise Plaza, the Casino Royale, Mullet beach and other fine restaurants and boutiques.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Casino and Gambling
Babysitting
Parking garage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Massage
Concierge
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Cable / satellite TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Harbor View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Nestled in a prime location near vibrant nightlife and shopping, The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort garners acclaim for its easy access to local attractions and the airport. Guests have called out the spacious and well-equipped rooms, suitable for families, as a highlight, along with the hotel's overall cleanliness. While opinions on value vary, the friendly and attentive service, alongside a variety of amenities including dining and laundry facilities, contribute to a positive experience. However, travelers should note that some have encountered service issues and a desire for more washers.
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Eliza B wrote a review Mar 2024
Selden, New York2 contributions
Great review: Aniek Richardson was the best! Her smile, her friendliness and her perfection of service gets an “A+” from me!!!! Jody Robinson was also the best!! She gave her attention immediately when needed to find a lost item. I’m sure glad she’s in security because she makes me feel safe! These ladies are always there with a friendly wave and hello whenever I saw them. Kudos ladies! Another words, you’re the best! Bad review: need more washers and dryers and update them to something new! Fix the roads please!! Max, the shuttle driver was real funny and never got us to our destination late! Absolutely loved talking with him. My husband wanted to drive with him all day! Max, you rock!! SIMPSON BAY RESORT is number one!!!! See your next year!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Beach gets crowded quickly, reserve your spot early.
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Responded Mar 6, 2024
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. We are very happy to hear your positive feedback, particularly regarding Aniek Richardson and Jody Robinson, who provided exceptional service and contributed to making your stay memorable. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to them. It's wonderful to know that Max added a touch of humor to your journeys and ensured you arrived at your destinations on time. We appreciate your feedback regarding the need for more washers and dryers, as well as road updates, and assure you that your comments will be considered for future improvements. We look forward to welcoming you back next year to Simpson Bay Resort and thank you for choosing us as your preferred destination.
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Uvox wrote a review Feb 2024
Playa de Fanabe, Spain15 contributions1 helpful vote
A very unwelcome reception by stressed staff Rooms clean and fairly good amenities Good beach and beach bar but the drink prices varied between who served you Breakfast a bit poor bacon seems to be in short supply with lots of random breakfast dishes
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Feb 12, 2024
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. We sincerely apologize for the unwelcome reception you experienced upon arrival, and we assure you that we are addressing this issue with our staff to ensure a more welcoming atmosphere for all guests. We are delighted to hear that you found the rooms clean with fairly good amenities, and enjoyed the beautiful beach and beach bar. We appreciate your observations about the drink prices, and we are actively working to standardize our pricing for a consistent guest experience. Additionally, we have taken note of your comments regarding breakfast, and we are committed to enhancing our offerings to meet the expectations of our guests. Your feedback is invaluable to us, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future, providing an improved and memorable experience.
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Cassie S wrote a review Jan 2024
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My overall experience was a mix of positive and negative aspects. The resort itself is undoubtedly beautiful, with a stunning beach and a variety of food options that cater to different tastes. While the accommodations were generally comfortable, my experience was ruined due to the extremely loud music on the weekends. The volume was so high that it made it nearly impossible to get a good night's sleep. Regrettably, this disrupted my entire trip, as the lack of sleep took away from my ability to fully enjoy the resort's amenities during the day. I brought this concern to the attention of the staff, but they said it was out of their control. In summary, if you value a peaceful and restful environment, I would advise against staying in the villas during weekends. While the resort itself is nice and offers great beach and dining options, the disruptive noise from the music negatively impacted my overall experience. If the hotel management could address this concern, it would significantly enhance the quality of the stay for future guests.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 26, 2024
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback on your recent stay at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. We appreciate your positive remarks about the beautiful resort, stunning beach, and diverse dining options that cater to different tastes. However, we deeply regret that your overall experience was marred by the disruptive noise from the weekend music, affecting the quality of your sleep and, consequently, your ability to fully enjoy the resort's amenities during the day. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused and understand the importance of a peaceful environment. We have taken note of your concerns and will work towards finding a solution to mitigate the impact of weekend events on our guests' rest. Your feedback is invaluable, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort, providing a more comfortable and enjoyable stay.
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Kim T wrote a review Jan 2024
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Simpson Bay Resort has become our favorite and only place to stay on the island. Location, accommodations and service is the best! The manager Marcel goes out of his way to ensure everything is perfect. Staff like Marcel keep us coming back.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Great restaurants and grocery right on property!
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Responded Jan 22, 2024
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your glowing review of The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. We are glad to learn that we have become your favorite and preferred accommodation on the island. It is heartening to hear that our prime location, luxurious accommodations, and exemplary service have contributed to making your stay exceptional. We truly appreciate your kind words regarding our dedicated manager, Marcel, and we will be sure to pass on your commendations. Our team takes great pride in going above and beyond to ensure our guests' satisfaction, and we are delighted to have such dedicated staff members who leave a lasting impression. It is our pleasure to have you as our guest, and we look forward to welcoming you back to create more memorable experiences at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort.
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MarcJordan wrote a review Dec 2023
Parkland, Florida79 contributions113 helpful votes
I echo all of the "great" reviews presented here. My wife and I spent a week in the villas and had a grand old time. The location of the property is very good, and for those aviation enthusiasts, a clear view of the runway from across the bay is a great vantage point, other than standing in Maho beach itself. Use ATC Live to listen in to the tower also. The package we had included breakfast, which was quite good, but having the same buffet items each morning got a bit boring. The severs were very friendly and attentive and didn't rush us at all, and the tip that we left on the table each day was greatly appreciated by them. The rooms appear to have been made over recently based on some pictures seen here. The colors are warm, the sofa is comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked with plates, glassware and utensils. The A/C was great and blew a lot of cold air. I do, however, have a few complaints, if you could call them that. Bed firmness is a very subjective subject, but my wife and I found it to be very, very firm, almost hard. Other couples that we were traveling with also said the same thing. Another item that we all managed to talk about was, ahem, the toilet. It appears to be from the early 80's and is very low to the ground. A person with limited mobility may have a problem with this. In addition, there is no lever for flushing but a button mounted on the right-hand side. Each one of us mentioned that it took a lot of pressure to press it. There aren't any standup showers, just a bathtub. Years ago I slipped getting into the bathtub and have had an aversion to them ever since. The water pressure was great as was the constant supply of hot water. The property is well maintained as well as the pool area and beach. Don't be surprised if you run into an iguana, as they are plentiful. Parking is free and plentiful, but be aware that the spaces are very tight. There are plenty of restaurants nearby and not too far away is Marigot, on the French side. Philipsburg is a bit further afield, but is an easy drive. Needless to say there are a lot of beaches on the island, but our favorites were Orient and Mullet Bay. The next time my vacation plans call for a trip to the island, the Simpson Bay Resort will be high on my list.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 22, 2023
Hello, Thank you for sharing your detailed feedback following your week-long stay at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. We are delighted to hear that you and your wife had a grand time and enjoyed the property's excellent location with a clear view of the runway across the bay. We appreciate your positive comments on the breakfast buffet, the friendly and attentive servers, and the well-appointed rooms. Your constructive feedback regarding the bed firmness and the design of the bathroom is duly noted, and we value your input as it helps us strive for continuous improvement. It's wonderful to know that you found the property well-maintained, with a great pool area and beach. We are grateful for your compliments on our staff's service and are pleased to have earned a spot high on your list for future vacations. We look forward to welcoming you back to The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort for another enjoyable stay.
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Ama J wrote a review Dec 2023
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Great customer service especially from Aniek, Jordan, Bri, and Bre. Great experience they made sure I enjoyed every part of my vacation and birthday, From the time I arrived until I left they treated me as if I was family
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Dec 18, 2023
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. We are delighted to hear that Aniek, Jordan, Bri, and Bre provided you with exceptional customer service, ensuring that every moment of your vacation, including your birthday celebration, was truly enjoyable. It warms our hearts to know that our dedicated team went above and beyond to make you feel like part of our extended family from the moment you arrived until the time of your departure. We take great pride in creating memorable experiences for our guests, and we are thrilled that you had such a positive and special stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our resort for future celebrations and creating more unforgettable moments together.
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TEEBILL wrote a review Nov 2023
Queens, New York4 contributions4 helpful votes
If you like sitting outside on the 1st level on the patio with rats then this is the place for you!! The group I traveled with, which was one of their first time coming. We were scared out of our seats due to a giant rat running past my foot as we were seated out on the patio talking. The audacity for this establishment to be rated in the manner to which it is with the knowledge of having rats run through like paying customers. There is no way that can be phantom that it’s unaware that rodents run through at 6:30 in the evening. It’s disgusting and appalling. I have traveled to many places in the Caribbean and own many timeshares as well. I’ve also stayed in Simpson Bay previously and if this is the route it’s going where the rats will begin to out number the guests, or where the guests have to become fearful for sitting out on the patio, then I will gladly get rid of this ownership. I nor the individuals I traveled with don’t live in squalor with mice, rats, roaches and refuse to continue to travel and pay what has been rated as a highly rated resort on this trip Advisor website. I’ve made a complaint at the front desk with Shauntay I believe the name she stated is the correct spelling. Unfortunately we are here 11 more days until the end of November stuck inside without the enjoyment of the patio.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Gerardo González, Other at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort
Responded Nov 21, 2023
Hello, Thank you for bringing your concerns to our attention, and we sincerely apologize for the distressing experience you had during your stay at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. We take matters like this seriously, and your feedback is invaluable in addressing and rectifying the situation promptly. We understand the importance of providing a clean and comfortable environment for our guests, and we are thoroughly investigating the issue you raised. Rest assured, we are taking immediate steps to address any pest-related concerns and enhance our protocols to prevent such occurrences in the future. Our team, including Shauntay, is committed to ensuring your remaining stay is as enjoyable as possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding and hope to have the opportunity to regain your trust during the rest of your time with us.
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YahYah50 wrote a review Oct 2023
New York City, New York30 contributions31 helpful votes
Clean !!! I’ll begin with that. This property is very clean and nicely maintained. The staff is very friendly and made us feel at home on day one. Kelma at the front desk set the tone, her beautiful smile and warm demeanor was so appreciated. Bri, at the activities desk, was also very sweet and helpful. A beautiful property, we will be back. Thank you!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Gerardo González, Other at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort
Responded Oct 18, 2023
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your fantastic review of The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. We are excited to hear that you found our property exceptionally clean and well-maintained. Our dedicated staff takes great pride in ensuring a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere, and we're delighted that Kelma and Bri left such a positive impression with their warm and friendly service. We can't wait to welcome you back to our beautiful resort and provide you with another memorable experience. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and we look forward to your return.
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Denise J wrote a review Oct 2023
Durham, North Carolina3 contributions2 helpful votes
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The natives are very friendly. The staff at Simpson Bay Resort are exceptional! Special thanks to Aldemar, Activity Coordinator and fills in everywhere - anywhere there is a gap to keep operations moving smoothly, and Drivers; Antoine (who went over and beyond the call of duty), Max, Edwin & Sam as well as Poolside Bartenders; Ms. Laura and Mr. Ramon. The Pelican Grill is a hidden gem and LaPatron has a very nice brunch buffet. Antoine and Aldemar deserve awards!!! Suites are CLEAN and grounds well kept. They really cater to you there. We will come again for sure.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: Other than the airport chaos this will be a great experience for you.
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Responded Oct 18, 2023
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful experience at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort on TripAdvisor. We're delighted to hear that our exceptional team members, including Aldemar, Antoine, Max, Edwin, Sam, Ms. Laura, and Mr. Ramon, made your stay memorable and went above and beyond to ensure your satisfaction. It's heartening to know that you enjoyed the hidden gems of Pelican Grill and the delightful brunch buffet at LaPatron. Your kind words and praise mean the world to us, and we couldn't be happier to hear that you plan to return. We'll be sure to recognize and commend Aldemar and Antoine for their outstanding service. We look forward to welcoming you back for another exceptional stay.
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Carolyn Gail A wrote a review Sep 2023
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Best stay in town! Hotel was clean, friendly and BEST location. Kelma D made the stay enjoyable. Near all local restaurants and local hangouts. Ladies night on Thursdays! View from the 5th floor spectacular!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Gerardo González, Other at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort
Responded Sep 25, 2023
Hello, Thank you for choosing The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort for your stay and for sharing such a fantastic review! We're glad to hear that your experience with us was the "best stay in town." It's wonderful to know that you found our resort clean, friendly, and perfectly located for exploring the local scene. Kelma D and our entire team take pride in creating enjoyable experiences for our guests, and we're delighted to hear that she made your stay memorable. With our close proximity to local restaurants and hangouts, as well as special events like Ladies night on Thursdays, we aim to provide our guests with a well-rounded experience. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back soon to enjoy the spectacular view from the 5th floor and more.
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$155 - $272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort, Marina & Spa
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt Martin / St MaartenSint MaartenSimpson Bay
NUMBER OF ROOMS
166
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort
Which popular attractions are close to The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
Nearby attractions include The Red Piano (0.1 miles), Kim Sha Beach (0.1 miles), and Island Church SXM (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bovin Steak House, Juliette's Bistro, and Isola Italian Restaurant & Lounge Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Villas at Simpson Bay Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.