We first stayed at Oceans Edge in 2008 in a unit that faced the road behind the condo as well as the runway. While the view certainly lacked something, the unit more than made up for it: comfortable furnishings, well stocked kitchen, beach toys, towels, chairs, internet, phones, etc.
After vacationing in other locations, we decided to go back in 2011 and rent one of the beachfront units and stayed in 1D for 7 days. What can I say about the view? Waking up, walking into the living room, opening the drapes--gorgeous sand, beautiful turquoise water and the biggest yachts I had ever seen! The units were just as nice if not more so than the rear and we felt at home immediately. Gordon, the on-island manager was extremely helpful and provided lots of great information about Simpson Bay and the island in general. As soon as we got home, we booked for this past April. We stayed in the next door unit, 2B, for 10 days, sharing the view for a part of the time with gcp1977 (how were the cigars?) and hated having to leave. I'm not sure where the negative reviews are coming from but Oceans Edge now only owns and is responsible for the two lower beach front units-both of which are in immaculate shape and as of this season have a brand new deck to replace what was lost in Hurricane Luis. The location can't be beat with restaurants, bars, nightclubs all within a 5 -10 minute drive, a great little restaurant a short walk down the beach and the ocean literally just a few steps away. We'll be back next April!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oceans Edge Condos sit directly on Simpson Bay Beach. Each condo is equivalent to a suite in a major US hotel, only about 33% less money! Each condo comes with free DSL internet connection, its own PC, VOIP phone with free calls back to USA and Canada. Read our reviews, and try us! You will become a believer as well. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ocean`s Edge Condos Hotel Simpson Bay
- Ocean's Edge Condos St. Maarten-St. Martin/Simpson Bay