If you want peace and quiet then this is the place to stay.
We were here in the first weeks of June and we practically had the place to ourselves.
This is a newly built complex which has not yet been finished. Initial impressions were poor as the front of the building represented a building site and we worried that our holiday was going to be spoilt by construction noise. This turned out not to be the case as there seemed to be very little activity as regarding builders going about there business.
The check-in/reception area is bright and air conditioned with lovely staff who we found to be very helpful. We did have to carry our cases up to our room but there was an elevator so not too much problem there.
I cannot praise the high standard of the room enough. Superb fitted kitchen, very large living room, comfortable double bedroom and a nice bathroom suite. We had twin balconys at both the front and rear which was handy for choosing between morning and afternoons to avoid the direct sunshine.
As I say, the place was literally deserted. We had the pools and the beach all to ourselves. Granted on one or two occasions in the fortnight we saw other guests but they were definately few and far between.
All the staff we met were friendly and kind. The security guys always greeted you with a wave and the chambermaids enjoyed a chat as they went about their work.
The beach itself is entered by means of a spiral stairway making it unsuitable for young kids or the very elderly. However, when you are down there the rewards are self evident. Lovely golden sands, crystal clear waters and your very own deep cave to take shelter in when it rains or gets too hot.
The security guys can also supply deckchairs and sandcastle stuff at no extra charge.
As regards the pools they are just at the right temperature to cool you down and refresh without being cold.
The only problem we had during our stay was when the water went off. Within 20 minutes a member of staff came up with six 2 litre bottles. A few hours later the water was back on so no harm there.
I think we were lucky to stay in this place when it was so quiet and would recommend it to everyone for value, cleanliness and location.
Regarding the location, the Atlantic casino resort opposite has great restaurants and the Sugar Cane cafe serves truly excellent food under the watchful eye of Ivan who runs a great ship
Happy holidays everyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The World Class Rainbow Beach Club Resort is a bold achievement in architectural design. Built on a massive coral incline directly above its secluded beaches. This resort presents spectacular oceanfront residential accommodations with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea complimented by towering mountains, salt water lagoons, and lush, tropical foliage known only to St. Maarten. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rainbow Beach Club Hotel Cupecoy Bay
- Rainbow Beach Hotel
- Rainbow Beach Club St. Maarten-St. Martin/Cupecoy Bay