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“Beautiful Place, Great Staff, But DO NOT do the property tour. Waste of precious time!!!!”

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Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Oyster Pond
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“Beautiful Place, Great Staff, But DO NOT do the property tour. Waste of precious time!!!!”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Everything was great. DO NOT go on the tour of the property. It wasted about three hours of our precious time of beautiful sunshine and beaches and we didn't even finish the presentation because we had to leave to meet some friends. We were not given the incentive because we didn't stay until the end of the presentation. We were told it would be an hour and a half and it took twice as long and still was not done. We had to leave and then they wanted us to come back the next day to finish and we declined and that is why we didn't receive our incentive. Don't waste your time. It might be a good deal if you are really interested and want to waste your vacation, but it wasn't for us. Everything else was great.

Room Tip: 1st or 2nd row of rooms not the 3rd row.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

The location is great, you are 10 minutes from Phillipsburg and 20 minutes away from Marigot, obviously by car and without much traffic. Employees are very helpful and nice. The rooms are super comfortable and well equipped. Access to Dawn's beach is a step away from the rooms. You have a fare selection of restaurants inside the resort and nearby at walking distance. I will stay again at Oyster Beach on my next trip back to St. Marteen.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Wichita, KS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I traveled to St. Maarten for our honeymoon. We were excited to stay at the Oyster Bay Beach Resort, but were quickly disappointed. After checking in, we went to our room to find that the bathroom hadn't been cleaned. There was hair on the toilet and shower. The maid was very inconsistent with cleaning our room throughout the week. She told us that she would be by at 10am one morning to clean, so we made sure that we were out of the room before 10am. We came back that afternoon to a dirty room. We bought food and beverages for the week. We came home one evening to find that our refrigerator quit working and all of the food was spoiled. The hotel fixed the refrigerator, but they did not offer us anything as a replacement for the food that was spoiled. We bought food a second time and came home to find that the refrigerator stopped working again as well as the rest of the power went out in our room. The hotel did not fix the refrigerator and did not offer us anything again to replace the food that was spoiled. The hotel is located on the opposite side of the island than most of the restaurants. The restaurants at the hotel had decent food but were extremely overpriced. Also, the condo owners at the resort were rude towards us. My husband and I were relaxing next to the pool with our drinks. An older woman approached us (completely out of the blue) and told us that she was an owner of a condo there and that we better clean up after ourselves. My husband, shocked by the comment and tone of the woman, replied very nicely that we would when there was something to clean up. The woman then told us to also not "ruin the hot tub for everyone else." We were upset that the woman would approach us and make rude comments to us when our behavior did nothing to warrant it. Unfortunately for us, our honeymoon hotel didn't turn out to be all that we had hoped. St. Maarten was beautiful though, but if we had to do it all over again, we wouldn't stay at Oyster Bay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Il
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Oyster Bay Beach Resort has won us over again...(for the 11th time, I believe)...we just can't get enough. Our two week stay went very smoothly, from check in to early check out. We love the staff & have become personal friends with most...We even had one of the staff deliver fresh mangos from his tree... to our door. The view from our ocean front room and the infinity pool is the most relaxing view I have ever seen...I always keep that view in my head when I need to go to "my happy place". Rooms are always clean and grounds are landscaped beautifully. This part of the island is pretty quiet (just the way I like it), so we always rent a car and have found restaurants, beaches & places to shop galore!!! We have only been home a week and are already talking about "next time"!

Room Tip: Our favorite rooms are the Ocean View or Pool View but have heard the Marina View is beautiful also!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

I can't rave enough about Oyster Bay Beach Resort. First there's the obvious: it's on a beautiful island, in the BEST location. The resort grounds are gated and there are amazing restaurants (Mr. Busbys and Canoa) with in walking distance, as well as a grocery story that has everything you'll need. The pool is amazing and one of the best beaches on the island is a 3 minute walk from any room with complimentary chairs. The room was clean, and had just enough amenities that made it comfortable, yet enough island charm to remind you that you're on the beach.

Next, there's the staff. We had an unfortunate experience on the second day of our trip with a break-in to our rental car. The hotel staff, particularly the front desk, were beyond amazing in helping us sort everything out and salvage the rest of our stay. The hotel is large enough that it feels luxurious, and small enough that you feel like you're at "home." In the midst of a stressful situation, the staff made us feel as though we weren't alone - they took on a lot of the work that needed to be done to rectify the situation.

Once we were at the airport, we ran into a couple who had stayed at another resort on the island. They said they drove around and found Oyster Bay by chance and wish they had stayed there. That sums it up. The location, amenities and staff make Oyster Bay the only place I'll stay in St. Maarten.

Room Tip: I don't think you can go wrong with a room choice. We stayed in a superior ocean/pool view room...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Springfield, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

We visited OBBR in Oct 2012 and returned for two weeks at the end of May beginning of June. We were placed in a one bedroom unit week one which was an upgrade from our owned week, and were lucky enough to get a trade thru Interval for a 1 bedroom unit for week 2.... OBBR allowed us to stay in the same unit and didn't have to move for our second week. The staff is most helpful. The night pew arrive I had developed a 102 temp and felt horrible, our speedy check in was very much appreciated as were the cold towels with the almond fragrance. Our luggage was taken to our room and unloaded for us....this was greatly appreciated as we are an older couple with a couple minor disabilities. The suite faced the ocean and we loved it. The pool was a great place to relax. We enjoyed the activities at the resort.... As well as being close to several other beaches and eating places. This was our 7 th trip to SXM and we fall in love with it more each visit, but OBBR has become a place we hope to return to soon. Thanks everyone was great!

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean or beach view
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2013

My husband and I live in Vieques, PR. We look forward to future island hopping, St. Maarten was our first excursion - staying at Oyster Bay Beach Resort made it easy and we loved the location; easy to maneuver around the whole island. All the staff were wonderful and the grounds are beautiful! We truly enjoyed Happy Hour entertainment. We would certainly return!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Address: Emerald Merit Rd 10, Oyster Pond 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Location: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Oyster Pond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Oyster Pond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oyster Bay Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just south of the amicable French/Dutch divide, Oyster Bay Beach Resort awaits. Perched on a coral reef overlooking the Caribbean ocean and Oyster Pond Marina is paradise found. With breathtaking ocean views, white sand beach and countless amenities Oyster Bay Beach Resort and its sister properties, Mainsail, Spinnaker and the Lighthouse serve as your escape from the every day. Find adventure, serenity and the fullness of life at our island resort. Make Oyster Bay your next stop. ... more   less 
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