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Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

I stay with my wife here and was great, the room was totally equipped and with a awesome sea front view. I recommend renting a car because this hotel is away from the main attractions, but if you want to relax all day is great because you can use the infinity pool, the beach and watch tv with the sea view.

Stayed: September 2015, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2015

This is a great resort with a laid back and friendly atmosphere. The rooms are great. We stayed with our friends who own a timeshare at this resort. We had a 2 bedroom lock off which was so comfortable. There were 2 good sized bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom, a good sized lounge and cooking areas , one in the the lock off and one in the main part of the condo. Air conditioning is great and a must after long hot lazy days by the pool or on the beach. Pool towels are provided and rooms are cleaned daily. The lock off part of the condo also had a sofa and dining table which was a great surprise as we were expecting the lock off to be more like a studio but was very large and comfortable.
There is a Great Infinity Pool which has a lovely shallow end that you can just step into which is great for people with mobility issues. The resort has a lovely Restaurant Infinity that has recently been refurbished to a very high standard. There is also a lovely bar Beau Beaus which also serves food.

Entertainment is also provided which can be great fun. Ingrid and her team do a great job organising the entertainment.

The staff at this resort are so friendly and helpful and I must mention Johann who is always there at the pool to put up the unberellas and is very knowledgable about the island. Curtis in the restaurant was very friendly and gave great service. The bar staff were also great.

One issue we encountered was the wifi. It is only available in your room for what we thought was very expensive. You can purchase this daily, weekly, 2 weekly or monthly. It is cheaper when paying for longer periods but still very expensive. We are used to staying in Condos in the USA where wifi is usually free of charge. If the resort lowered the charges significantly I am sure more people would purchase this. I would be willing to pay 20 $ per week. Timeshare owners also have to pay for this service. However you can use wifi for free in the lobby or in the Infinity Resturant. However the wifi can be slow when a lot of people are using the wifi in these areas.

I recommend this as a great place to stay where you can have fun, meet great people and have a fantastic vacation.

Room Tip: If you can get rooms in Main Sail these have great views and are quiet.
  • Stayed: September 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

I loved the infinity pool, the food available onsite, entertainment nightly, the beautiful and well lit property day and night, the location which was halfway from Dutch and French locales, and most of all the courteous and fun staff who absolutely went out of their way to accommodate us. We didn't want to leave!

Room Tip: best view faces the beach (Oceanside)
  • Stayed: October 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

The Oyster Bay Beach Resort (OBBR) was AMAZING! It is a resort that gives you the true "island life feel". With a friendly staff that treats you like family and beautiful views I definitely recommend this resort. The location is away from the airport and the busy city streets, which I enjoyed because living in California the last thing we want to deal with is city traffic and loud airplanes flying over us while we are on vacation. The Infinity Restaurant was very delicious and reasonably priced. The OBBR staff is the cherry on top, friendly and inviting they are the epitome of what your vacation experience should consist of.

Shout out to Derek, Vince, Yolanda and "The Firecracker" for turning this dream vacation in to a reality.

Stayed: September 2015, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2015

We traveled as a group of friends - 4 adults / 2 couples and stayed at Oyster Bay from 9/13- 9/20/2015 - part of an Interval timeshare - with a room reservation for 4.

Here's a brief summary of what we found, then I tried to break this into categories to be helpful if you're thinking of visiting.... we would recommend it !

September is a great time to go if you're wanting a quiet, relaxed vacation - it's the ' low season' or less busy time for the resorts / island and nearby islands as well.
* THERE IS NO SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM THE AIRPORT - so keep in mind that either a car rental or taxi will be necessary to get to the resort.

We did encounter the seaweed issue some people have mentioned, but mostly due to some large storms which had moved through the area previous to our visit - so Dawn Beach was covered, but there are 32 more to choose from - some of the most beautiful we've seen with warm water and beautiful white, soft sand.

This resort is very small - intimate and really everything is within walking distance - from the lobby, to pool, marina and restaurants, to the small onsite store and pagoda ... The people on and off resort property were helpful, friendly. There can be somewhat of a language barrier in the French sections - if you'd don't speak French - but we enjoyed our interactions for the most part!
Fair Warning: There are other resorts on site who will pursue you rather aggressively with offers of ' free ' this or that on scratch off cards. We even had people pull over in cars on the main streets, and/or try to sell beach chairs on a public beach !

The key for us was renting a car ONSITE at that resort, with free parking, and exploring the different parts of the island from the Dutch side to French, several beaches and interacting with people of St Maartin. We also enjoyed the 'wild life'
iguana's and birds ....

Here is a breakdown Pro /Con by bullet points.

Airlines: We experienced difficulties with US AIr / American - coming from the USA.
Fair warning - expect delays and allow ample time for connecting flights.
the airline will NOT accept responsibility for this nor overloaded crowds in
customs. If you have other flight options I'd suggest using them.

Resort: Restaurants
Beau Beau's / Infinity On -site 4 more just at the entrance of the resort.

* Great Food - somewhat pricey / Check out Daniels on the walkway
* Entertainment - pretty lame, they were holding ' Hawaii' week - ?!?!
* Rooms - clean, comfortable with well set up kitchen and living space
* Both rooms had great views of the ocean
* GREAT infinity pool - open 24/7 with hot tub and views of St Barths

Season: Sept is just before the 'in demand' season on the islands

* Quiet, peaceful = like having your own private resort, no lines
* Several of the nearby islands are ' closed down ' ( St Barths )
* French District has several establishments 'closed' until October

Excursions: Set up in the lobby at the excursion desk

* Check out the sail boat tour with the group ' Quality Time ' they are
amazing and attentive and everyone on our tour had a great time.
* Cap'n Al - boat / snorkel tour from the marina - this is a smaller group
very knowledgeable captain - and beautiful snorkeling / beaches.

Transportation / Mobility: Rent a car if you're comfortable !

* Shuttle services are available via the resort - but at $15/ person and on
a set weekly schedule.
* Car rental is available pretty reasonably ON SITE or via airport and
there is free parking on-site.
* Driving rules are a little different - but they are much more relaxed
about it - also license plates will indicate an 'R' if you rent a car so
people will know you are visiting!
* Watch out for moped / motorcycle drivers - they 'weave'
* Street signs, location signs and exhibit signs are NOT common

Beaches: So many beaches,

* There are beautiful beaches all around the parameter of the island,
some clothing optional, some not.
* Mullet Beach was absolutely stunning, Orient Beach was beautiful as
well. Prickly Pear island and Anguilla were wonderful.

Island Culture / Restaurants:

* We stopped in to say hi and befriended the gang at Radio Station
Island 92 FM - in Simpson Bay, Dutch Side - Dr Soc, and Mr S !!!
What an awesome group
* Check out the Team Goldendog group - dog rescue Dr Soc runs on
the island !!!
* We met Greg - owner of The Palm restaurant at the station as well -
don't miss the chance to eat here the food is locally made and
incredible !
* Residents / people on the street were helpful and friendly - and good
to help us find our way !

This was a wonderful vacation - and we can easily recommend his resort and a visit to the island - like they quoted us " One island, two cultures, one people".
We loved it !

Room Tip: Request ocean view, but specify NOT over the restaurants / clubs section.
  • Stayed: July 2015, traveled with friends
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