I am looking forward to my visit to St martin. Have only visited on a cruise on Royal Caribbean about 15 years ago. This time will be flying in and I have booked my stay at the Royal Palm Resort.
My question is, although I love snorkeling and my wife is more layed back and usually waits for me while taning, this is why Mexico was nice, a bar near the beach chair and great snorkeling. Was thinking of changing to the Flamingo from the Royal Palm due to the beach condition and the convence of snorkeling on site.
Have read a post about bed bugs in the Flamingo and another about roaches. How bad is the problem there? my wife can be picky and I don't want to spoil the vacation. I realize people cook in these units but don't expect the place to be full of bugs. I also have read quite a number of posts which are positive about the Flamingo.
Also if the Flamingo is only 350 yards or so off the main strip the walk would not be that bad to the eating places and this would give my wife a quieter environment which she might appreciate and allow me to snorkel and still give us access to Places like Pineapple Pete's, Lee's Grill and other eateries.
If the Flamingo is only 350 yards form the main area? Would I enjoy the baech more there which would give me easy access to chairs if I'm on site? and how bad is the bug problem? because this could no doubt ruin her vacation. Keep in mind we will only be visiting 5-nites and would prefer to spend at least 2 on our own beach property.