We recently completed our 7th trip to St. Martin and our 6th at Beachside Villas (one trip we stayed on the French side due to the destruction of the villas by the hurricane).
We wouldn't stay anywhere else!!
Yes, there is airplane noise. However, there are only about 8-10 jets during the day -- usually between 10am and 6pm. The airport opens at 7AM and usually the last flight (which is a small prop plane) is about 9PM. If you are in the back bedroom, you will hear the noise. So, if you plan on napping a great deal during the day and have the back bedroom, this may not be a good place for you. There are absolutely no planes during the night (9-10PM - 7AM), except an occasional "stray". So, there is no fear about being woken up, even in the back bedroom. You will hardly notice the plane noise in the remainder of the condo. If you have the master bedroom, the airplane noise is not a factor.
The beach is absolutely wonderful. It can almost be considered a private beach. Many times we were the only ones on it!! Swimming is wonderful, and unless there is a storm brewing somewhere to the south, the waves are never a problem. We couldn't even swim on the French side due to the rocky nature of the beach. Beach chairs lined up side by side and crowds of people, as with other hotels on the island, NOT AT BEACHSIDE VILLAS.
The condo is beautiful, fully equipped, you do not want for a thing.
Bottom line, we love Beachside Villas. Yes, there may be a tradeoff for the airport, but one, we feel, well worth it!!
- Also Known As:
- Beachside Villas Hotel Simpson Bay
- Beachside Villas St Martin / St Maarten/Simpson Bay