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“The perfect location right on the beach.”
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The Azure Hotel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 March 2009

My wife and I stayed at Azure Beach 3-13-09 to 3-20-09. Having researched St. Marten for hundreds of hours prior to our arrival, I thought I had a pretty good idea about the island. The good news is our selection of Azure Beach turned out to be perfect.A small hotel right on the beach, and not just any beach, but one of the nicer ones on the island. A quiet location, (except for the planes, more later). All amenities provided such as beach chairs, towels, etc.. Mike and Fawnette keep adding nice touches all the time. They are very helpful if you need any suggestions. I especially liked their proximity in Simpson Bay. We walked every day to nearby restaurants, convenience stores, car rental, boating activities and the bus stops. We took busses to Philipsburg, Marigot, Maho and Mullet Bay quite often. Very convenient, inexpensive and safe. Just down the beach to their right is a beach bar and restaurant called Karackters. Great stop for lunch, dinner, or a good place to watch the sun set. Try the cold buckets of beer with the coconut shrimp and lime sauce.If you are looking for a small place right on the beach, clean rooms and the feeling you are staying in your own home, this is the place. Not to mention the wonderful other residents you will meet.When I come back to St. Marte I will definitely be staying at Azure Beach again. Oh!, the plane reference. I found the plane takeoffs interesting rather than annoying. They don't fly between 7pm and 7am anyway, so it did not bother me one bit. Hope to be back next year.

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Reviewed 22 March 2009

On the Dutch side and close to the Airport, perfect place for those who don't want to stay at a large resort. Rooms are large, with ceiling fans, AC and equipt with full kitchen. Owners Michael and Fawnette are artists and reside on sight. Right on the the beautiful Simpson Bay beach with view of sunrise and sunset on either end of the beach.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 March 2009

Azure Beach Studios are located on beautiful Simpson Beach. Relax on the very uncrowded beach and watch the mega yachts anchored just off shore. Easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. Enjoy the breezes and turquoise waters on this quiet part of the island. The hosts, Mike and Fawnette are very helpful and gracious.

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Reviewed 16 March 2009

Stayed for 4 nights, before heading up to the BVI's, great location right on the beach, walking distance to all the restaurants & nightlife in Simpson Bay area.
Room clean & comfortable and had all the basic's needed in the kitchenette. Ample parking & free internet.
Close to the airport for transfers & plane spotting as you're very close to the runway !
Will definately stay again when I come back to St Maarten.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 March 2009

A little background info... upon arrival at the airport for our flight home we found out our return flight was canceled by Delta. Once we knew we were stuck on the island for an extra night, the SXM tourism desk was able to put me in touch with Fawnette at Azure Beach Studios who, fortunately, had a room available for the night.

Fawnette and Michael were great hosts, full of helpful information and a good dinner recommendation at Karacter down the beach. Our room was very comfortable and colorful. We had a full kitchen and sitting area and beach towels were provided. Although our room (the Tropical Suite) was located in the courtyard (so no beach view), the sand was literally a matter of steps around the corner. They have a lovely patio for all guests to use right on the beach, so we had breakfast overlooking Simpson Bay.

A few items to note: they didn’t accept credit cards but there was an ATM a short walk down the road; the parking situation seems a bit difficult because the hotel is located at the end of an alley and we saw several folks backing their cars about 300 yards out to the main street; and they are situated near the airport, so you could hear the planes flying overhead starting around 7am (but the noise didn't bother us).

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Reviewed 8 March 2009

Azure beach studios was a lovely choice for my St. Maarten stay. It is located steps away from a clean, unpopulated beach in Simpson bay. Very private, and secure. The owners are also artists which gives Azure a very accessible, hip feel. The owners also live on the premises which give the place a very laid-back feel. The kitchens were well appointed as were the rooms with ample storage space and modern spacious furnishings. The Azure is the near the airport and within walking distance of fabulous night life in the Simpson Bay Area. The Azure is located in a residential area so one does not have the touristy- hustle to contend with while staying there. Cute little shops, restaurants and leisure activities are nearby, so no need to rent a car if one plans to have a quiet vacation on the Dutch side of the Island. I would recommend Azure highly and I look forward to staying there again for my next visit...the beach is every guests backyard.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 February 2009

Great place on Simpson Beach. Small and intimate place directly on the beach. There are seven (or eight) rooms, three directly on the beach and the rest on the courtyard behind the front building. Our room was beachfront and from our door to the sand was about fifteen feet across a patio with tables and grills. The rooms have a small kitchen where you can prepare
some of your own meals if you want.
Mike and Fawnette are great hosts, will help you anyway they can. Even showed me how to cut up a lobster (actually he did it) to cook on the grill. They live on site and
can give you a lot of info about the island.
Azure is located on Simpson Bay beach which is an uncrowded beach about 2 miles long. Even on Sunday when some locals visit there probably weren't 100 people on the whole beach. You can easily walk to the strip on airport road
for dining, shopping and entertainment.
Great place and we've already booked for next year!

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Address: 6 Roberts Drive, Simpson Bay, St Martin / St Maarten
Region: Caribbean > St Martin / St Maarten > Sint Maarten > Simpson Bay
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Simpson Bay
Price Range: £81 - £196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Azure Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AZURE HOTEL WILL BE OPEN ON DECEMBER 15, 2017! NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS, MENTION THIS AD AND GET 20% OFF ON COURTYARD ROOMS!! Azure is family owned/ operated boutique hotel on the most spectacular/ uncrowded beach on Saint Martin. Completely renovated. Watersports, marinas, restaurants, casinos, bars, shops all within walking distance. White sand beach, crystal clear water, the world's biggest mega yachts within a stone's throw. Kitchens, US satellite TV, AC. FREE WIFI, FREE INTERNATIONAL CALLS (most countries), FREE CELL PHONE USE,concierge. Lounges with umbrellas on the beach. Let us plan your activities. Our friendly staff will make sure you have everything you need! Azure for sure! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Azure Beach Studios Hotel Simpson Bay
The Azure Hotel St Martin / St Maarten/Simpson Bay

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