I stayed in Oyster Pond last year. It was my first time in St. Martin. I am heading back next week and staying in Oyster Pond again... partly due to Dinghy Dock. The food was great, the service was incredible, the atmosphere was fun, and probably most important on the French side, the prices were amazing! Great value for the money. Real cool down to earth atmosphere. Looking forward to watching some of the world cup there next week! There are lots of places to stay on SXM on both sides but for me being able to walk to Dinghy Dock from the small French Hotels in Oyster Pond makes it the best place to stay, in my opinion.