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Review of Oyster Bay Beach Resort

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Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Oyster Pond
Certificate of Excellence
Duluth, Minnesota
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Very nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2013

My wife and I with out two teenage daughters spent the week of August 3rd at the resort. We stayed in room 2612, 1st floor two bedroom ocean view. Usually I never like the 1st floor if given a choice but this worked out perfect as we were still about 10/15 feet off the ground with the ocean right off the deck. Incredible view from the deck/room, the room was very clean and everything we needed. Maybe not quite up to the standards of some 1st class new resorts but certainly clean, nice and very caribbean!

The cleaning maid/service was excellent. Being we were on the bottom floor our room was cleaned last. With the heat of the day I think they clean top to bottom. Nevertheless, it was no big deal for us as we just work around it. Marva was our cleaning lady, friendly and always did a great job. We tipped her daily and we know she was so appreciative.

We rented a cab/driver for the week. Alene, @1-721-526-0724. This was probably one of the best things we did as she was excellent. We didn't want to deal with a car rental, driving after dinner and being responsible for the car. Alene would pick us up once or twice a day, always on time, great driver, nice vehicle, insured and a very nice person. I think the expense of her services were pretty close to the cost of car rental but with no worries. If you are looking to be picked up at the airport I would call her in advance and she will be there. Just tell her Kirk & Wendy wrote about her on trip advisor and highly recommended her. You will not be disappointed. She also gave us a two hour trip around the island that most people might not see. She is good.

Also did the horseback riding trip/tour. Our youngest wanted to do that and the rest of us were not that excitied but we gave it a try. Turned out to be great, safe, fun and absolutely beautiful ride up the mountain and a long the ocean! About $260 US for four people. We are not experienced riders but Danny, our guide, was great and we felt very safe.

Spent most of our days on the Orient Beach, just beautiful! Can't say enough about that, one of the best in the world. Dawn Beach is very nice as well but not the same as the Orient!

All the restaurants were good. Fun at Beau Beaus and traveled to Cherries one night. That was quite something and highly recommmened!

Staff was great, didn't do the timeshare as we are members of ExoticTravel and have everything we need . We traded through Interval International and everything from check-in to check-out was just great. No complaints at all.

We would most certainly go back, always felt safe and it was just an overall great vacation. Again, if you are going to need a cab driver call Alene in advance and you'll be happy you did. Safe travels!

Room Tip: Call Alene the cab driver!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank kirkdh
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English first
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Came here as an exchange for our timeshare. Great location it's right before going into the French side. Minutes away driving to philipsburg. There's a pizzeria right next door and a restaurant on the shore. We were roomed right by the beach so we just walked to the beach. Free wifi on the lobby are too. The infinity pool is so nice and open all night. We had many night swims and it was nice b/c it was very hot and humid in St Maarten. Thes also a grocer in the location easy to get eggs and milk coffee and pastries for breakfast. This place is a convenient location not loud like in Simpson bay. 10 min drive to Simpson bay if you want to go there. Simpson bay is the area where everything is open late and the bars are there so it's calmer on oyster bay for relaxation. We loved our spot. We were going to stay in Simpson bay initially but glad we stayed here instead.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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2 Thank FoodAholic82
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New York City
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The resort staff are friendly and helpful. Check-in was quick and the room was ready before check-in time. Our room was clean with beautiful views of the Atlantic ocean and St. Barts. This part of the resort dates back a number of years, however it's updated, so everything inside the unit was new.

The beach with its impressive white sand and turquoise water is on the property with umbrellas that are provided at no extra charge. The ocean was heaven with small to moderate waves heights. It was fun! The infinity pool was beautiful if you're interested in using the pool.

The Infinity restaurant was good and fully air conditioned. We particularly enjoyed the B-B Q night which was an all you can eat. They offered the same deal for breakfast on certain days which was also very satisfying. Beau Beaus restaurant is right on the beach with outdoor seating only. We ordered takeout and ate in our room. Serving sizes were very generous and the food was good. The Crudite' dish with steamed broccoli, cauliflower, and other assorted vegetables was very welcome. There is a convenience store steps from the property. They had everything we needed to keep us going except bananas. The resort does not offer any free shuttle service to the supermarkets, which was disappointing, and taxis are expensive (like $40.00) so we made do with the convenience store. The island has an abundance of fruit trees with venders all along the roadside selling those fruits such as mangoes, avocados, tamarind lots more.

We visited the Loterie Farm area, which is an eco-preserve. We drove passed the farm and went to the top of the mountain. The views were spectacular, the scents from the flora and fauna were intoxicating and the air was crisp and clean.

We felt that if we go back to the island we would stay two weeks. One week was not enough.

Room Tip: Room 2732 has awesome views with an updated interior.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Isandsusan
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Enschede, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was here a longer period and It hurts me that i have to go back. Just every aspect on this resort is perfect! The pool is spacious, the beach is directly connected to the resort, you have 2 in property Restaurants, and outside of the gate there are like 4 different restaurants (walking distance). There are more than enough activities you can plan by the activity desk. Every day there is something to do. I was happy about my room. But the reason I really loved this place is the atmosphere.. Everybody is walking around with a smile and treats you very good. All of the employees are sincere nice to you and that is the magic of Oyster Bay Beach Resort. The only thing that was bad on my stay is that time flew by so fast. OBBR thank you very much for this beautiful stay. Special thanks to Mrs Annemarie Brooks and Mrs. Mientje Brown. Definitely will stay again on this resort..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank AdilBenjamin
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Smithtown, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had a smooth check in and were thrilled with our ocean view room. The room was immaculately cleaned and stocked with fresh towels, toiletries, and they even gave us beach towels. Our room had a comfortable bed, huge living room, kitchenette, and a balcony with tons of privacy. As you leave the property there is a great shop that carried all of our favorites, including fresh baked goods, we loved the French baguette. There is nothing like going away and not having to worry about a thing!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kbelladreamer
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Grove City, Ohio
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Thank you so much Oyster Bay for making our Honeymoon Fantastic. This was our first trip to the island of St. Maartin, and we will definately be coming back again. Our room was very clean and had a great view of the infinity pool and ocean. David at the bar was great, made drinks very fast and is a great worker. The Three Restaurants outside of the hotel were really good, which are within walking distance. There is also a small grocery just steps away as well. The ladies at the concierge desk were friendly and helpful in finding us the perfect little trips for us. I definately recommend renting a car! that is worth your money for sure. The island is small enough and pretty easy to get around with a GPS. If we had any problem with directions the locals were very helpful. The inifinity pool is heated and very nice with great views of the ocean, it is also open 24/7!! The hotel also offered activities every day such as karoake, live music, and different activities to keep your interest.The Hotel is also close to the French side which is nice. Thank You Oyster Bay!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Neenah21
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

I took my holiday July 31 to Aug 3 stayed in rm 1215 ocean view suite.... The staff was fabulous, everything was wonderful. They had a beach bash that was 85 dollars although it was a bit pricey everyone seemed to have a blast... I was alone and felt extremely safe. I will definitely stay at this resort again

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Lynlei
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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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