My husband and I were in Saint Martin for 2 weeks in March 2014. We were attacked and robbed by 2 armed men in Marigot. We were walking back to our hotel Beach Plaza from the Marina Royale, which is a 5 minute walk. This took place at 9:40 PM on March 23. The next evening, 2 other tourists from our hotel were robbed at the same spot. According to the gendarmes, criminality is up in many places on the French side of the island. We had asked the staff at the hotel whether it was safe to walk in the evening and they did NOT share any concerns with us! Even after the 2 crimes committed on March 23 and 24, the owner of the hotel did NOT post any information to ensure that his guests would be aware of the safety issues around Marigot. We specifically met with him and expressed our concerns for other guests but I guess he chose to protect his business rather than his guests. I would recommend being very cautious, and not to venture out in the evening, by foot or even with a rented car. Take a taxi. By day, buses were very safe and inexpensive. We saw quite a few places and went to several beaches. Anse Marcel seemed to be safer: beautiful beach, more security, more remote from local habitations. There were 2 hotels there, one was a Radisson. However, taxis or rented car would be the way to travel outside of this resort, buses don’t go there. MORE ABOUT BEACH PLAZA HOTEL AND SURROUNDINGS: nice hotel, plain but very clean, staff is awesome, a big thank you / merci beaucoup to Elodie, Marie-Helene et Marc. Breakfast is good but always the same, so very very boring after 2 weeks. Croissants were often soggy. Get an oceanfront room, it is worth it. The beach is small but good. Lots of corals and beware of sea urchins. We did a bit of snorkeling there. Our favorite restaurants: Le Galion and Pride of India, both 5 stars! We were told that the Dutch side is safer. We chose the French side for its French Caribbean culture. We will not go back. Good luck!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Beach Hotel is ideally located in front of the Caribbean sea, on a small beach of fine, golden sand at the heart of the Marigot Bay. The area offers a shopping mall, fine restaurants and a variety of nightlife entertainment. All 144 rooms and suites are spacious and fully equipped, with views of Marigot and the mountains, or sea views. Enjoy our restaurant/bar located by the swimming pool and facing the Caribbean sea.. Get ready for the perfect holiday with our dedicated activity desk, musical animation, beach bar, beach and pool entertainment, and solarium. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Beach Plaza Hotel
- Beach Plaza Marigot