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Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Oyster Pond
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new york
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“AN AWESOME STAY!”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

My family and babysitter just returned from a week long stay. We were literally right on top of the ocean. Unfortunately It was not an updated room (as I have read in other reviews), but the proximity to the ocean still made the stay wonderful. Our 2 bedroom 2 bath room was equipped with a full kitchen, which was essential for out travels with our 2 little ones and babysitter. Yes there was a strong sewage smell, in an area of the resort, but it is not near the pool or beach of any place where you would commune. Our room was dated, but it was very clean. Towels were clean and new. The whole beach towel exchange systems needs work. You get 2 towels per person, but you have to keep track of your towel and return them to your room for exchange for new towels for the next day. The idea is that you always have one clean towel per person as you wait for the one dirty one to be exchanged the next day. Ridiculous system. First of all, you need a new towel when you leave the beach and decide to visit the pool. Now you have used both towels (and you are carrying your dirty sandy wet beach towel everywhere because it has to go back to your room for exchange). The front desk will have a couple on hand for you, but tell you the exchange must take place back in your room. I have never experienced this towel system before. You bring your key to prove you are staying at the resort, and then you go to a towel stand where you should be able to exchange all day. Why am i stressing about keeping track of dirty unusable towels all day? Okay, I know I'm rambling on about this. I just hope the resort will consider a change in this system. OTHERWISE, we had a delightful vacation. Beach access was awesome--its right there--a quick walk. I agree with other reviews that you need a rental car. the eating options are not the best. The only restaurant we loved was Canoa. The others are not good. Infinity is good, but expensive for what you are getting. Canoa is similiarly priced, but worth it. I highly recommend this resort for families. The infinity pool is absolutely gorgeous, and the whole resort is very pretty perched right on top of the ocean. I already miss the sound of the ocean in that suite. It lulled me to sleep everynight. It was truly a relaxing stay and we would definitely return. All staff are VERY friendly, and made us feel very welcome. My only complaint about the towel system is very small compared to all else. I just had to explain it in hopes they'll reconsider their system.

Room Tip: We didn't end up in a renovated room, but we were right on the ocean which was AWESOME. If you...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Rochester Hills, MI
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Reviewed 1 December 2013

Just spent our third week this year at Oyster Bay Beach Resort, what a great resort! The upgrades just keep happening throughout the resort. We will be back there in four months to enjoy another 3 weeks. Lots to do if you take advantage of it. Be sure you go to the Orientation to find out what is going on around the resort. I cannot say enough about the staff, they are the best. Tell Brenda at the Check-in Desk we said HI when you get there.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Just back from another great stay at Oyster Bay beach resort in St Maarten. We just love our visit here, we come 2 - 3 times a year. Management team here always looking to make this resort better. Staff always very friendly and willing to do anything for you to make your visit a great one. Food, bar and pool service always excellent. Local restaurants always good. Most rooms renovated at this point and the grounds and view of Oyster Pond are unreal.

Room Tip: Always rent a car, it will be needed to venture out
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

Stayed a week nothing there but one store and 3 restaurants need car the smell of raw sewage in the morning is strong staff friendly and helpful needed to rent car had to be back by dark due to roads and sign stay in Simpson ba y more to offer next time I know

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We picked this up as a package and had a excellent time. It was our first time at a time share in the Carribbean. We didn't get any pressure but were offered opportunities to buy. The staff was tip top and the service throughout the resort was very, very good. Our only complaint was a high pitched electrical sound heard from our balcony. Request a room far back from the gate and you wont get that. Our room was above average with plenty of room for three. The grocery off site was expensive but adequate. We had a one bedroom and they stocked it full of some light food for a small fee before we arrived. That was very nice! The place was clean and above average in most every aspects. Housekeeping was great! The food was average but places to eat within walking distance of the resort were excellent. I see reviews said they needed a car, we did not have one, spent five days there and only went off property for a snorkel trip and a day trip with the resort. A car would have been nice but was not essential for a relaxing 5 days. Taxis are offered but pricey. The snorkeling in the big waves was rough but the beach was beautiful. Food service is offered on the beach. We could have stayed another 5 days.

Room Tip: Get a one bedroom away from the front gate
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

First time at st.martin & OBBR.The resort is extremely moderate and NOT EXCELLENT as described on other comments.All rooms near reception are unsuitable if you want to relax(noisy events every evening till late).
BRING YOUR OWN ANTI-mosquito gel! mosquitos are ALL OVER THE PLACE!
The food in obbr is moderate and expensive.

The cleaning service of the room is poor.Dirty sheets and ants in the kitchen.Every day we had to ask for shampoo.

Wifi in the room is charged extra and the only access to free wifi is in a very limited area near reception full of mosquitos!

The hotel is isolated and if you don t rent a car,taxi is expensive!
Our room was located just near the sewage construction and every day we had to deal with AWFUL SMELL and sudden interruptions of water supply without prior notice!!!

+The pool and jaccuzi

We definitely not recommend it for people under 50years old!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Newburgh, New York
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Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for our yearly Caribbean vacation. This was our first time to st. Maarten and to obbr. This resort is beautiful ,but a little isolated, so you will need a car!! We had a quiet and peaceful time. The staff are just wounderful, throughout the entire resort. The pool was clean and had such a beautiful veiw of st. Barts. We had a lovely one bedroom suite w/ the same gorgeous ocean veiw. We did a great deal of cooking, due to the modern kitchen, that was wonderfully equipped with everything you could need.We also ate dinner and lunch at the beach side grill, the food was fresh and very good.The beach at this resort is small, but clean and relaxing.All in all it was nice vacation, and obbr won't let you down. Thanks A&P Riley

  • Stayed November 2013
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Property: Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Address: Emerald Merit Rd 10, Oyster Pond 97150, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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Region: Caribbean > St. Maarten-St. Martin > Sint Maarten > Oyster Pond
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Hotels in Oyster Pond
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Oyster Bay Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just south of the amicable French/Dutch divide, Oyster Bay Beach Resort awaits. Perched on a coral reef overlooking the Caribbean ocean and Oyster Pond Marina is paradise found. With breathtaking ocean views, white sand beach and countless amenities Oyster Bay Beach Resort and its sister properties, Mainsail, Spinnaker and the Lighthouse serve as your escape from the every day. Find adventure, serenity and the fullness of life at our island resort. Make Oyster Bay your next stop. ... more   less 
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