Hotels in Sint Maarten/St. Martin

Aug 13th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Hotels in Sint Maarten/St. Martin

We are beginning the process of planning a big 20th anniversary trip next June. We went to Anguilla for our honeymoon, and will be renting a small villa there for one week. On both ends of that week, we would like to stay a few nights on St. Maarten/Martin. Our idea is to stay on the french side first and then the dutch side afterward. We are hoping to find places to stay/eat, that will give us a true "french" and "dutch" sense of the island. We have only been to the island en route to Anguilla, and would appreciate any suggestions and tips. Thank you!
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Aug 15th, 2010, 08:54 AM
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on the French side I would recommend Le Petit Hotel or L'esplanade in Grand case

http://www.lepetithotel.com/
http://www.lesplanade.com/web/rates.php

Grand case Beach Club is nice too.
http://www.grandcasebeachclub.com/

St. Maarten is actually quite small so you could stay on one side and see the whole island.

The Dutch side is more Americanized. There is not much of a Dutch feel to it.
you might like Mary's Boon Hotel though
http://www.marysboon.com/
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Aug 17th, 2010, 10:42 AM
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Thanks Barbara! We had gotten those two recommendations on the french side from other folks - so they must be great!

We had looked into Mary's Boon for the last trip, but then canceled staying on St. Maarten at all..

THanks again!
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Aug 29th, 2010, 02:00 PM
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i would recommend the aera of nettle bay:

- it is on french and there are several good restaurant in walking distance.
- the deutsche side is not far
- maho and its night life only 5 minutes away
- you have rental villas so you check out the following offerings in the area
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-ren...tle-bay/r21269
- you can drive to marigot (5 minutes if no traffic) and lots of great restaurants
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Aug 30th, 2010, 04:51 PM
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We liked both the Alamanda and Esmeralda for the Orient beach experience on the French side. It's a fun beach like no other. You'll be close enough to drive to all of the great restaurants in Grand Case.
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