From our first email interactions it was clear that this would be a friendly and "fun"villa destination.
Even so, it exceeded our expectations. We loved the privacy, but yet plenty of restaurants, bars, markets,and shopping was a brief walk in any direction.The villa is well equipped, and the outside grill was clean and ready to use. Comfortable beds,closet space,and dining space was perfect for my husband, myself ,and our three young adult "children". Since it was our first trip to St Maarten, we took advantage of a rented car for the week. Some days we had daily beach/dinner destinations and some days we floated in the calm and clear water of Great Bay located directly in front of the villa.We did have some St Maarten/St Martin favorites: Best Beach- Mullet Bay, Best Beach Bar: Driftwood Boat Bar, Best Bartender- Tiffany (Driftwood) Best Dinner Food- Chesterfield's (Phillipsburg) Best Lunch Fare- Honky Tonk, Best 'Little Things" about Villas at Great Bay- the beautiful pool, the view, and the laundry room availability. Finally, we can't say enough about the property manager, Jim. He really makes the Villas on Great Bay shine in every way. This was truly a sweet get away!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villas on Great Bay are located on Great Bay Beach in a quiet residential neighborhood of Philipsburg, the Dutch capital of St. Maarten, and about 20 minutes’ drive from the island airport. Within easy walking distance you’ll find restaurants, world class duty-free shopping, casinos and nightlife, and the lively boardwalk.We are a small, gated property with a security guard on duty throughout the night, and an on-site property manager to ensure your vacation is hassle-free. Each of our villas is privately owned, but each has the same basic layout – two bedrooms upstairs (some with ensuite bathrooms) and 1½ to 2½ bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, private lanai, and each comes supplied with linens, including beach towels. Our nine beachfront villas have spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea, while the remaining two overlook our tropical gardens.We know how to make your visit to our beautiful island everything you’ve hoped for and expected. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Villas On Great Bay Hotel Philipsburg
- Villas On Great Bay St. Maarten-St. Martin/Philipsburg