August 8-22, 2009.
Don't do it to youself or your family. The villas are clean and remodeled inside, the pool is small , cleaned and upkept on a daily basis however, the resort grounds are horrible with dogs roaming around,infested with MOSQUITOS, no lights on the grounds or pathway to the villas forcing my family to purchase flashlights to allow for safe passage to and from the villas during the evening hours. Yes, there were occasional cockroaches ( I purchased a can of RAID) coming in from under the front door and the cable was inoperable for more than two of the 14 days we were there. The roads to the villas were HORRIBLE unpaved, bumpy and very dark. The villas are located up steep hills and off the beaten path from everything including the grocery store. There is NO front desk, no one to help with bags or groceries just a family living in one of the villas servicing the others. There was maid service only two days per week but the family was ammenable to your requests for additional towels or household items. There is an additional utilities charge of $120 per week, (a cost we were not made aware of before our arrival) and they do not take AMEX.
I was truly disappointed in the villas but made the best of it for our family vacation. We slept and ate there ONLY and found ourselves staying away from the villas at Guana Bay for most of our vacation. It was NOTHING like the pictures which are displayed on the website. Vacationers BEWARE. I have travelled to St Marteen for 10 years and this is teh first time I WAS READY TO LEAVE THE FIRST DAY I GOT THERE. If you like roughing it or young at heart(Spring Break) and any thing goes then this might be the place for you. Is it liveable? yes, beds, running water (sprinkling shower) and flushing toilets. But don't you want more for your vacation.
Ed and Carol M.
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