After reading many negative reviews on trip advisor about the crime on the island, I was VERY hesitant to bring my family to St Martin. I originally had reservations at the Divi and read bad reviews there as well so cancelled those reservations and made reservations at the Royal Palm. I was going to use timeshare points at the Divi and decided to pay cash for the Royal Palm due to the great price they offered. The rooms were VERY spacious and homey. The appliances and kitchen was fully functional and the refridgerator made tons of ice and mostly everything was clean. The view was great. The staff was friendly and helpful. Restaurants across the street were awesome. Having a store on-site was great too and the grocery store near by, although costly, was good too. We did rent a car and had no issues with crime. We made sure we kept nothing in it. This allowed us to drive to numerous beaches and each one had something different to offer.
The only downside was housekeeping every 4 days and we were there 9 days and ended up only having housekeeping 1x which definitely was not often enough. Also, if the Royal Palm would spend a little extra time spakeling, doing some touch up painting, and scrubbing the hall floors with soap and water, it would make sure a difference.
Overall, I would absolutely stay here again and I would LOVE to come back to St Marten in the near future. Took Sousaglia Tours with Capt Bob and his son Brett too - best day EVER. Snorkeled with Sea Turtles, sting rays, star fish and beautiful fish. Also, a catamaran trip to Prickley Pear is a must. I've never seen a beach so beautiful.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Palm Beach Hotel Simpson Bay
- Royal Palm St Maarten
- Royal Palm Beach Club St Maarten