My family, husband/kids 21,18,15, are going to St Maarten for a week at New Years. Last minute vacation and we haven't finalized lodging, obviously it is a busy travel time but we are stuck on dates due to schools. I was able to get 5 nights in a villa at Grand Case Beach Club , and now also could rent a 2 bedroom suite at the Blue Pelican Vacation Rental for the week.
Either? Both? Any feedback? Both places look lovely but are on opposite sides of the island. Is there a reason to stay on both sides of the island ie split and do 4 nights one place, 3 the other? If not, what side would you recommend? We will rent a car so we can explore. We love the beach, love to hike and eat great food. We want some nightlife but not too much, mostly to be together and relax.