In a stunning waterfront location on the Simpson Bay lagoon, Amaryllis is a luxurious full air-conditioned, 5 bedroom residence, with its own boat dock and and private pool overlooking the lagoon and the French Lowlands in the distance.
Built on 3 levels offering dazzling white interiors, the villa's main level features an expansive living area with glass sliding doors opening out to a plush, outside living and dining area, private pool, and sun deck. A gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances is located just off the living area. Perfect for entertaining, the kitchen has a wide pass through window with a breakfast bar underneath that opens to both the living area and the outdoor terrace.
2015 Winner of TripAdvisor’s
Certificate of Excellence
L'Esplanade is an oasis of tranquility in one of the world's premier tropical destinations. This award-winning boutique hotel is perched on the hill above the charming village of Grand Case on the French side of St. Martin, a five-minute walk from Grand Case Bay and the town's world-famous gourmet restaurants, fondly known as "Restaurant Row."
The sunkissed tropical days, sparkling turquoise sea, and spectacular stargazing can tempt anyone to St. Martin--but the unpretentious luxury that guests return for year after year is signature L'Esplanade. Sweeping, panoramic ocean views, gorgeous Mediterranean architecture, lush gardens and impeccable attention to detail paired with a uniquely un-touristy Caribbean experience draws repeat visitors from all over the world.
We invite you to find your own rhythm here - restore your inner peace with an in-room massage, take a relaxing dip in the oasis pool, or follow our delightful footpath to discover the village and crescent beach below. Our friendly staff is here to ensure that each day exceeds your expectations. For those who appreciate solitude, gracious hospitality and relaxation in blissful surroundings, we invite you to experience Hotel L'Esplanade.
Find out for yourself why TripAdvisor hails L'Esplanade as one of the Caribbean's "Best Hidden Gems" and names it in the top 25 hotels in all of the Caribbean.
The Horny Toad is a deliberately small and distinctive guesthouse known for its congenial and unpretentious atmosphere. The original building is a former governor's house tastefully renovated into spacious, fully equipped apartments. Each of the eight apartments is delightfully different, displaying a personality of its own.
Your host, Betty Vaughan, offers private and comfortable accommodations for $218 per night per couple in the winter season and $118 during the summer season. Many rooms can accommodate extra guests at $40 per person (winter) and $25 per person (summer). All rates are subject to a 5% government tax. All rooms are air-conditioned. No children under seven years of age, please. Smoking is not allowed anyplace on the property or in the rooms.
All of our units are in the former governor's house on Simpson Bay with the exception of one which is set back off the beach. While all of the units have a fully-equipped kitchen, a king size bed, complete bath with shower, and daily maid service, no two units are the same. The ground floor units have direct access to the beach and a view of the beach through floor to ceiling windows bringing the beauty of tropical flora to your room. The second story units have balconies overlooking the beach. All units are also cooled by soft breezes and fans.
Fresh flowers are arranged in the units every day. As you can see, the guesthouse is on the beach and provides beach chairs, towels, and floats. An outdoor barbecue pavilion contains two Weber gas grills. A changing room with complete bathroom is available for guests arriving early or leaving late. We will arrange to have a rental car for your use and stock your unit with food, if desired. Just use our convenient reservation form on our web site to make your wishes known. There is a complimentary computer with internet access and email connections in the reception area as well as free WIFI in all the units.
All this attention to detail brought the "Best Guesthouse" award from the reader's of the Daily Herald; and, in addition, the Toad has been awarded the Fodor's Choice Award in each year including the most recent in 2012. They called us the "island's best value." Even our guests have a few comments. We think you'll agree and we welcome the opportunity to prove it to you.
We've even been mentioned in The Captain's Fund by Raina Wissing Harris, a writer who has stayed with us many times. It's a mystery novel about diamonds in St Maarten. Visit Amazon.com for a discussion on the book. You can buy it there, if you wish.
Our island paradise combines French and Dutch cultures with large quantities of local flavor and sunshine. We are known for our casinos, duty-free shopping, fine dining & beaches. Please visit www.THTGH.com and view our photo gallery. Better yet, call us for your reservation and come take your own photos.
2 Vlaun Drive, Simpson Bay, St Maarten
For reservations or information, call Toll free (800) 417.9361
Telephone 1.721.545.4323 | fax 1.721.545.3316
Dear St. Maarten Traveler,
Your pleasure and comfort at La Vista Resort is our personal concern. We designed La Vista from our dream to create a small deluxe resort in a spectacular setting. But most importantly, we built La Vista for our guests to enjoy an intimate and friendly atmosphere with unmatched personalized service. When you stay at La Vista, you'll find that you're not just a tourist. You're a guest and a friend of our family! Your friendly hosts, Andrea and Debbie, welcome you home!
The Westin Dawn Beach Resort & Spa, St. Maarten is an island treasure featuring 310 luxurious appointed guest rooms and 15 suites, each with french doors leading to a balcony with an ocean or island view. The Westin St. Maarten is located on one of St. Maarten's most beautiful beaches. While visiting, pamper yourself in our Hibiscus spa, explore local beaches on the island, some of St. Maarten's best scuba diving spots, or catch a local ferry for a day trip to the islands of St. Bart and Anguilla.
Captain Oliver's Boutique Hotel, Oyster Pond, St. Martin
Captain Oliver’s Boutique Hotel was designed to integrate with nature – the hillside bungalows along the waterfront are nestled among tropical plants, natural rock outcroppings and winding paths. The spacious junior suites have private terraces or balconies offering spectacular views. The guest rooms have high beamed ceilings, tile floors and are simply decorated with white rattan and local art. It’s a small intimate hotel that focuses on friendly service and guest comfort. The 4-Star French rating is equivalent to an American 3-Star rating.
Each of the junior suites is equipped with a wet-bar that has a refrigerator with mini-bar, a sink and water heater for tea and coffee. The bathroom has marble counters with double sinks, a shower/bathtub combo, hair dryer and toiletries. The toilet is separate from the bathroom. Climate adjustments can be made with the air conditioner’s remote control. Satellite television offers several channels in English and several in French…
For Hotel reservations, tel: 011.590.522.214.171.124.
For Restaurant reservations, tel: 721.520.7889
For Marina reservations, tel: 721.581.0790 or 721.523.4770.
Visit us at: www.captainolivers.com.
--------Alegria Resort & Spa
-----Alegria is waiting for you to discover a world of happiness!
Stay, dine, and unwind all in one place. Whether you're looking for a quiet day at the pool, a romantic dinner for two, or an exciting night out on the town, our boutique hotel is Sint Maarten's premier destination. Only a short cab ride away from the Princess Juliana International Airport and located in between the French and Dutch sides of the island, staying at the Alegria while visiting Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, could not be more convenient.
Enjoy a festive cocktail with live music at the Sunset Beach Bar where you can almost touch the planes landing at Princess Juliana. Our 78-room boutique hotel, which overlooks the Caribbean waters, includes two pools, a swim-up bar, spa services on request, fitness center, 5 restaurants & Wi-Fi. Make your vacation the most memorable one yet. Make it Alegria.
Overlooking the ocean at Sunset Beach and adjacent to Maho Beach, Alegria is an oasis where guests can immerse themselves in world-famous white sand beaches or join the visitors from around the world who flock to Maho Beach to experience the close-up excitement of jets soaring overhead as they approach Princess Juliana International Airport. In contrast, the night skies remain clear, as the airport restricts flights after 9 p.m.
The hotel is a short taxi ride from Philipsburg, capital of the islands Dutch side and the 37 wonderful beaches that the island has to offer. Nearby attractions include the Loterie Farm Nature Reserve nestled in the hillside of Pic Paradis on the French side of St. Martin which offers dining, hiking and zip-lining over the treetop canopy. Guests can also make Day-trips to neighboring islands, visit Fort Amsterdam, a historic site that was built by Dutch settlers in 1631 and renowned for its architectural ruins and spectacular views, and enjoy the wide variety of culinary offerings on an island dubbed the Gourmet Capital of the Caribbean.
Alegria Resort offers several spacious room types that are fully equipped with upscale amenities and balcony views of the gardens and turquoise Caribbean waters. The two-bedroom penthouse features more than 2,000 square feet of space, king beds, two and a half baths, a lounge area with sofa bed, designer kitchen, and a washer and dryer. The hotel also has two pools with a swim-up bar and duty-free shopping is just a short walk away. Excellent dining options, casinos, nightclubs and an 18-hole championship golf course are also nearby.
The Choice Hotels International Caribbean portfolio currently includes hotels in the Caribbean destinations of Aruba, The Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Puerto Rico and St. Maarten.
Last but not least some info on Sunset Beach Bar and the future Refuge:
SUNSET BEACH BAR
Just steps away from the ALEGRIA, the SUNSET BEACH BAR is an absolute must to visit during your stay in St Maarten. Watch in awe as the arriving and departing planes soar right overhead.
Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. SUNSET features a vast selection of made to order sandwiches, Caribbean inspired salads, local fresh fish and THE BEST BURGER ON THE ISLAND... live entertainment features a rotation of DJs and local bands performing all your favorites.
BREAKFAST: the perfect way to start your day in paradise... breakfast overlooking the serenity of the Caribbean Sea offering a selection of homemade baked goods, fresh fruit and made to order eggs and omelettes... served daily 7:30-11am.
LUNCH-SNACKS-DINNER are served from 11am-9pm daily and THE WORLD’S GREATEST HAPPY HOUR is served from 4-7pm daily (except Sunday) – 2 for 1 Heineken, Corona, drinks and sangria.
THE REFUGE RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE
St Maarten's restaurant/lounge directly adjoins the iconic SUNSET BEACH BAR.
Eat lunch on sunset beach and experience the excitement of watching the planes land and take off… or reserve a lounge chair and enjoy the serenity of THE REFUGE pool where our full lunch menu is served... ocean front dining is available as well as a fully air conditioned dining room for those looking to escape the sun and heat... daily specials along with a vast selection of made to order sandwiches, Caribbean inspired salads, and local fresh fish. Lunch is served daily from 11-5 pm.
A little bit Latin, a little bit Italian and a whole lot of fun... THE REFUGE combines 2 of the world’s most popular cuisines with some local Caribbean favorites all in one exciting restaurant. A modern twist on international cuisine, THE REFUGE truly has something for everyone... fresh local fish, prime steaks, chicken, pasta and veal specialties all done the way grandma used to make it... and of course THE BEST PIZZA ON THE ISLAND straight out of our custom made 900 degree wood burning brick oven... dinner served daily 5-11 pm... late night menu served until closing.
After dinner THE REFUGE transforms into a breathtaking lounge that caters to the upscale crowd... expect that Manhattan, Miami, Las Vegas vibe... a live DJ spins on our state-of-the-art sound system setting the perfect mood for cocktails or bottle service with friends… private lounge tables are always available and a late night menu is served into the wee hours of the night. Must be 21 or over after 10 pm... Fashionable island dress code required. Have a great vacation!
Alegria Resort & Spa
Beacon Hill #2, Sint Maarten
For reservations, email Minerva Hughes at
Call Toll-Free 1.877.231.8777 or call the resort 1.721.545.4000
Please visit our website at: www.alegriasxm.com
The Hotel is located on Great Bay beach and offers 54 guest rooms and suites. Beachside rooms offer magnificent views of the blue Caribbean, surrounding islands, and azure skies. All rooms have just been refurbished and redesigned by renowned architect Johannes Zingerlee and French Indies Design from St. Barths, bringing a European chic and Caribbean flair. The Hotel is also in the middle of the duty-free shopping area of Philipsburg with shops such as Cartier and Little Switzerland, Colombian emeralds and many electronic, clothing and local artifact shops.
All 54 restyled guest rooms and suites will be a pleasant surprise for those looking for a perfect hotel with many work and play options. All rooms offer flat screen televisions and movie programming, the newest trend in hospitality TV, and luxurious bathroom amenities complement the wellness package.
The European Contemporary and modern Caribbean feel of the rooms provide guests with style and comfort. The Holland House Experience™ bedding has been uniquely designed, a comfort concept created by design and sleep specialists using individual coil spring mattresses and Think Plush pillow-top padding finished with crisp, white Egyptian cotton sheets, duvets and blankets for the ultimate in pampering, even at night.
The 4 Junior Suites are beautifully appointed. They're studio style provides a sleeping and living area. Located on the first floor, overlooking Great Bay, their extended terrace offers a fantastic view of the beach. With all the amenities of the Beach Front Deluxe, the Junior Suite offers superior comfort during your stay at the Hotel.
Welcome to the Ocean Lounge for Fine Dining
The newly-renovated restaurant and bar at the Holland House is the Ocean Lounge Restaurant and Bar, which features a beautiful hardwood deck overlooking the ocean and the boardwalk where many locals go to relax at night, when the cool Caribbean breeze soothes away a day at work or a perfect day on the beach. Dedon outdoor furniture with plush cushions, combined with the service-minded staff, gives you that special VIP feeling.
Robert van Herpen and Chef Raymond Kaper, both from Holland, guarantee an enjoyable breakfast, tasty lunch or delightful dinner experience. Chef Raymond is young, energetic and ambitious; and, has worked in some of the finest top 100 restaurants in Holland, like Seinpost, and with famous chefs such as Rob Blauwboer and Chef Hans Snijders of Chateau Neercanne.
Chef Raymond works with local products from the Islands as well as fresh seafood and produce flown in twice weekly from Europe and the USA to create innovative and imaginative dishes. He leads a local team of young cooks and has set new standards and heights in casual dining on the Island. His counterparts on the waiters' side are the ever-smiling Jesse, who supervises breakfast and lunch, and the famous Paul Meiskens who oversees the dinner service and has already acquired a very loyal clientele.
Editor's Note: Once again, Barbara and I had a spectacular meal at Ocean Lounge Restaurant. After ordering two Black Labels on the rocks, we sat sipping our favorite scotch discussing forthcoming events while enjoying the beautiful view of the yachts in Great Bay.
After a while, our waiter brought us the Chef’s offering which was a creamy spicy tomato mousse served in a tall slender glass accompanied with a straw. One or two sips and the mousse caressed your palette with a lovely delightful taste on its way to your stomach. We really wanted more!
For appetizers, we enjoyed Gravlax, marinated and lightly smoked salmon with sour cream and toast, and Beef Carpaccio in lemon juice which were both delicious and easily either could be shared by two people. For our main course, we had Chilean Sea Bass served in an antiboise sauce with mini potatoes and fresh spinach, and Brill which is a white fish imported from Holland accompanied by a selection of vegetables.
Parking for dinner is available from 7 PM till 12 midnight. It's across the street from the Hotel behind Joe's Jewelry. You enter the lot via Back Street and will see a parking assistant and a Holland House banner. Parking is free of charge and exclusive for diners at our Ocean Lounge Restaurant & Bar.
In addition, our friendly and attentive professional staff will assist you with your needs and answer any questions about the Hotel, arrange car rentals, excursions to other islands, and point you to intimate and romantic Caribbean restaurants. They will also be happy to assist you with important island information, reconfirming your flight and arranging a taxi service. Come visit us! We look forward to making your special day an outstanding one!
Coral Beach Club is an intimate, design-informed masterpiece of villas, two-story townhouses and apartments.
Located in the prestigious Oyster Pond area on Dawn Beach, this picturesque region of the Caribbean island of St. Maarten/St. Martin opens a doorway to the beauty and serenity of the beach, mountains and rich tropical foliage. Fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the neighboring Caribbean island of St. Barths are the mainstay of this island beach front area. Due to the unique location, you are surrounded by a lagoon to the north and the ocean with a beautiful white sand beach to the south. The natural wonders of this region are so astonishing that, for a moment, you forget the world you have left behind once you have crossed the threshold into this island playground... For reservations, telephone: Toll Free: 866.978.7278 or 721.543.6306. Visit us at: www.coralbeach-club.com.
Perched on a palm-dotted promontory and surrounded by Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond is St. Maarten's most private and distinctive hideaway - Oyster Bay Beach Resort. Like St. Maarten - a beautiful island that embraces its dual Dutch and French ancestry - Oyster Bay truly offers the best of both worlds. A step back in time to unspoiled Caribbean beauty, with a nod to modern amenities that pamper your desires.
Bleu Emeraude is a new luxury resort located on beautiful Grand Case beach on the island of Saint-Martin, just north of the West Indies. Our outstanding facilities and an exceptional setting on the island make Bleu Emeraude a real paradise for travelers looking for gastronomy and a range of outdoor activities, all within easy walking distance. Each apartment has been specially designed to offer our guests tranquility and exceptional views of the Caribbean Sea and Anguilla Island on the horizon. We have top-of-the-range amenities and our services include: Direct access to the beach, complete with sun loungers, umbrellas, and other equipment, indoors and outdoors parking, wi-fi Internet access, daily housekeeping...
THE STUDIO APARTMENT [2 persons]
On the ground floor or the first floor, the 45 m² Studio apartment has private terrace and 2 deckchairs in front of the Caribbean Sea. Inside, the comfortable and clear bedroom is equipped with a "King size" bed and with a satellite TV flat screen, DVD, hi-fi players with Ipod station. The shower-room is fitted out with a big shower with toilet area and hair-dryer. The kitchen is functional and completely equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a dining room area. The modern and light decoration will give you a comfortable feeling during your stay.
1 BEDROOM APARTMENT [2 up to 4 persons]
Located on the ground floor or on the first or second floor, the 80m² one bedroom apartment consists of a living room with Kitchen counter, a double room with a big bathroom and a private terrace with two deckchairs facing the Caribbean Sea. The bedroom has a "Queen size" bed 160x200 cm, storage space and a satellite TV flat screen. The living room is equipped with a high-quality convertible sofa 160x200 cm, a satellite TV flat screen, DVD, and hi-fi players with Ipod station. The kitchen is functional and completely equipped with a full-sized refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher and washing machine. The shower-room has a large shower, toilet area, and hair-dryer.
Note: The one bedroom apartments on the second floor are slightly smaller, as they are situated under the roof. The terrace is not covered. One of these two apartments has an additional sofa bed and can hold up to 6 persons.
TWO BEDROOMS APARTMENT [4 up to 6 persons]
On the second floor, the two bedroom apartment of 120 m² is completely facing the Caribbean Sea and the beach. It consists of a living room with Kitchen counter, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a big opened terrace with table, chairs and deckchairs. The large living room is equipped with a comfortable "King size" (180x200 cm) convertible sofa, with satellite TV flat screen, DVD, and hi-fi players with Ipod station. Both equipped with TV flat screen, the bedrooms look out onto the sea and have access to the big private terrace. The Master bedroom has a 2x2 m canopy bed and shower-room and dressing room.
Reception open every day.
Secure underground parking lot.
Elevator with ramp for wheelchair access.
Continental breakfast service (see conditions).
Private terrace overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Air conditioning in living room and bedrooms.
Fully furnished, with nice decor.
Flat-screen TV in living room and bedrooms (includes satellite and Canal + stations).
DVD player, Hi-fi with CD player and iPod docking station.
Free Wi-Fi access.
Microwave + traditional oven.
Standard coffee machine or Nespresso® machine, and toaster.
Refrigerator and freezer.
Bathroom with hair dryer.
Bed-linen, bath and beach towels.
Iron and ironing board.
Property with sea views. Beach with sun loungers --- and sun umbrellas.
Clear, unobstructed sea views.
Nearest beach: Grand Case.
Do you have an appetite for a delicious Caribbean vacation in Saint Martin? Apartments from the Bleu Emeraude Residence are the best place to stay if you want to savor everything the island has to offer. Get prepared for a tasty meal. Here is the menu:
Starter: What about a refreshing swim? All Saint Martin apartments at the Bleu Emeraude Residence have direct access to the Grand Case beach. The climate in Saint Martin is always perfect (from 75 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter to 90 degrees in the summer). No more than five degrees separate the air temperature from the ocean temperature (and inside the apartment you'll enjoy the air conditioning in the living room and bedrooms). Or... Have a sweet rest on the deckchairs of your private terrace. It's overlooking the Caribbean Sea with an exceptionally dreamy view of the translucent water.
Main course: Are you packed full of vitamins and protein? Try one of the many sports Saint Martin offers: hiking, horseback riding, tennis, kayaking, windsurfing... Or... To spice up your day, try the Treetop Adventure Park of Saint Martin. High above a centuries-old forest reserve, you'll experience the thrill of suspended bridges and swinging ropes.
Dessert: After an exhilarating day, go rest in your Bleu Emeraude Residence of Saint Martin. Apartments are specifically designed for your pleasure: modern and comfortable design, "king-size" beds, satellite TV, spacious shower room and fully-equipped kitchen. Everything is there to help you relax and enjoy your Saint Martin vacation. Or... Have a cocktail of fun. Try one of the night-clubs or casinos of Saint Martin. The apartments of the Bleu Emeraude Residence are very close so it won't take long to get there. Also located near supermarkets, Grand Case Village, 2 km from Grand Case Airport and only 16 km from Princess Juliana International Airport.
On Grand Case Beach, St. Martin, F.W.I.
For reservations, Tel: Xavier Morel
at 011.590.5126.96.36.199, Fax: 011.590.5188.8.131.52
L'Hoste Hotel, Orient Bay, St. Martin