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Where to stay with options? Couple in their 20s

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Where to stay with options? Couple in their 20s

We are looking to book a 8 day trip to St Martin next spring, but can't decide on which area would be best for us. Since we are staying for 8 days we want to make sure we keep ourselves open to different activities (restaurants, water sports, a little bit of shopping) and time to relax on a beautiful beach without completely relying on taxis constantly (or let me know if its necessary to rent a car). Does the location of any of the hotels offer some of this without being too close to the airport? Thank you very much.

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1. Re: Where to stay with options? Couple in their 20s

I would consider staying on the French side away from the hubbub of Phillipsburg. The French side is more quaint and more developed. Staying by Orient Bay, Marigot, or Grand Case would be my choices. After doing some research, I find that Princess Heights by Dawn Beach is best priced for what it offers. The management posts specials regularly on their website.

Good luck,

JK

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2. Re: Where to stay with options? Couple in their 20s

Can you be both quaint and more developed? The Dutch side is more developed with high rise buildings and casinos....the French side has none of this. But the beaches are lovely on both sides.

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3. Re: Where to stay with options? Couple in their 20s

I would definitiely suggest you rent a car. then you can go wherever..quiet beaches, night fun, shopping,etc.

Grand case and the Grand case Beach Club is a great place...quiet with fabulous restaurants withing walking distance.

if you want more activity at night stay in the Simpson bay area.

don't worry about being close to the airport... the noise does not go on all night and doesn't bother most people

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