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Some friends and I are planning a vacation to St Maarten (dutch side) and wanted some advice on which hotel to book with. We are looking for something that is 4*,on a nice beach, young crowd (we are in our early to mid 20s)and not far from the nightlife (dont want to be staying at a hotel right next to the airport!) Any info would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: reccomendation?

OK, I think you are going to have to compromise somewhere. If the beach is most important maybe Alamanda on the French side at Orient Beach but that would be far from most of the nightlife. You might look at Great Bay or Holland house. The beach is pretty good and there is some night life in Phillipsburg. Maho and Simpson Bay areas are not too far.

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2. Re: reccomendation?

Busiest nightlife = Maho = airport.

Next best is Simpson Bay. Atrium, Royal Palm etc. 5 - 10 minute drive to Maho, or walk to lots of great places in the area.

4 star is hard to find on this island, unless you spen big bucks on the French side. Most of the best places are 3 1/2 - 4.

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