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New to St. Maarten - Hotel Advice

Maine
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New to St. Maarten - Hotel Advice

We are a family of 4 looking for a tropical vacation in December. My travel agent found us a deal for St. Maarten staying at Le Flamboyant which is outside of Marigot. The reviews are mixed. Any advice on the Hotel and the area? We would like to be able to walk into a town and have some non beach activities for our teens. Please advise. Thank you!

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1. Re: New to St. Maarten - Hotel Advice

Walking into town from this resort is out of the question. It is however a short 10 minute drive from Marigot or the Dutch side.

The hotel is situated on the lagoon side making swimming just about out of the question as well although the sandy beach is long and relaxing.

There are two large outdoor pools. If you don't like loud music, especially late in the evening be sure to ask for a room by the "quiet" pool.

There are some very nice beaches within a very short drive from the hotel at Rouge, Prune & Long bays.

Also, some nice restaurants withing a short walk or drive.

The hotel offers theme nights dining with entertainment. Food can be average to good.

It's been a while since we stayed at this property but as I recall the oroms were nice sized and colorful.

The area itself is more upscale with hotels mostly with fancy villas not far away.

I would recommend you rent a car. I'm not sure if they offer shuttle service to town and or beach.

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I don't think you'll be happy there period.

You cannot go in the lagoon water and I believe the teens will be very bored.

Look for something in the Simpson Beach area that will allow walking to restaurants and activities.

I know you'll be much happier.

What dates are you traveling?

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If you wish to be able to walk into Philipsburg there are three possible resorts to stay at:

Sonesta Great Bay

Divi Little Bay

Belair Beach Hotel

There are hotels in town on Front Street as well.

If Marigot is your town of choice Hotel Beach Plaza is a short walk from the marina & waterfront areas.

Perhaps the village of Grand Case is your choice, here you can find a number of smaller hotels, Grand Case Beach Club has always been a favorite of many a visitor. There are others, quite nice, as well.

If you contact Sandy Molly, the previous poster, Sandy can assist you in finding accommodations.

www.stmartin-stmaartentravelspecialists.com/

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Sorry for the typo - contact Sandy Molloy - Molloy Travel.

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It is a long walk into Marigot and there are no sidewalks. The roads are narrow and the berms may be muddy. Finally there would not be much for your teens to do in Marigot. YOu would do better to stay near the airport at the Sonesta/ Maho since it is close to the action area- casino, shops, bands etc. You will need to rent a car since sthe best part is touring the island and visiting the different beaches and bars/cafes.

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Thank you all for the advice. I will look for alternate accomadations for our trip. We are trying to travel over Christmas but it looks like we may have to try a different time. Most of the nicer hotels you mentioned are booked. Thanks.

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If as you suggest you alter your travel dates a bit you probably can select a nice timeshare resort and save a lot of $ $ $ $.

http://www.wyndham-vacations.com/resorts.html

This is the official Wyndham-RCI retail rental site, no membership or membership fees, no timeshare presentations, just good deals.

We have used this site for rentals on Sint Maarten, Aruba & Florida but they have worldwide availablilty at weekly rates you won't believe.

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