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Coral Beach Club
- Address: Emerald Merit Road #3, Oyster Pond St. Maarten-St. Martin
- Phone: 721-543-6306
- Fax: 721-543-6308
- Price: $495.00
Ratings & Reviews
The resort is stunning and the Villa's are amazing. Well appointed is an understatement. The staff was very helpful and we appreciated the shuttle from the airport provided by Daytona Transportation. Our driver provided a history lesson of the island along the way which was a wonderful treat! Now the bad. Apparently the Atlantic side of the island has a seaweed problem seasonally which worsens when there is a storm out to sea. No one actually mentioned this. It was bad, and the smell was horrendous. There were 3 front end loaders removing piles of this horrid stuff for hours every day. We were unable to use the beach area, located right outside our Villa, at all. Day to day the amount of the seaweed improved slightly and we did make use of the wonderful private pool and tried to make the best of the situation but by Day 2 it was obvious a rental car was not optional. Coral Beach Club was helpful in connecting us with Thrifty Car Rental at an adjoining resort and we had a wonderful time exploring both the Dutch and French sides of St Maarten! Back to the good. Don't miss Mullet Bay and its beautiful beaches complete with chair rentals, cheap beer, and inexpensive eats! Grand Case had lovely sunset waterfront dining options around every corner in an utterly charming little town with quaint shops. For economical lunch options in Grand Case try the grill areas which we knew would be excellent due to the large number of friendly locals eating there and who advised us where to find a beautiful little beach appropriately named Petit Plage. The resort itself has convenient access to several restaurants including Mr Busby's Beach Bar, with it's amazing grouper sandwiches on fresh baguettes which we had twice! The beach bar turns into Daniel's by the Sea at night and has delicious homemade pasta and an Italian vibe. Big Fish and Canoa (where we did not eat due to picky eaters) but looked lovely. We also had dinner at Infinity at the Oyster Bay Beach Resort, walking distance from the Villa! One of the morning highlights were the wonderful fresh French pastries available every morning at the small grocery store on premises. I miss them already! All in all it was a wonderful trip that will be remembered, we just wish we had been warned....
With the incredible Big Fish Restaurant right on site and easy access to the Infinity Restaurant overlooking the gorgeous Windward Caribbean Ocean, great pools, a perfect beach and a location in the "Prince's Upper Quarter" neighborhood of the island, who could ask for a better place to stay to relax and unwind? There are excellent vacation rentals here----from condos, townhomes and villas----to timeshare options. Location provides easy access to other St. Maarten/St. Martin destinations for day or evening excursions, but provides the welcome retreat to the plush and well-maintained, air-conditioned interiors right on Dawn Beach. It is truly the PERFECT vacation retreat for discerning guests and seasoned travelers who demand only the best! The Club's reception and management teams are second to none.
Coral Beach Club is such a lovely location to book your ideal vacation trip. Villa's are great and the ocean view is absolutely amazing. Rooms are all newly furnished, pools are nice, service is great and surroundings restaurants such as Big Fish are all something to experience. Highly recommend booking here for any new comer.
Beautiful place! Very spacious units and gorgeous views from the private pool. Large living rooms and bedrooms. Easy to walk to several good dining options. Wonderful and friendly staff. Would definitely return.
I have stayed at CBB from June 21 to July 3. This has been one of my greatest disappointments as far as vacations go in recent memory. First, I need to give credit for what the hotel did well. The property is beautifully up-kept. The rooms are more spacious than any other hotel room I have seen. Good sleep quality and great view onto the marina. The cleaning staff does a flawless job. The apartment was tastefully furnished. Most of the staff was friendly. My only issue with the property itself is that the WI-FI was wimpy. It only worked in the living room and it didn't have enough bandwidth to have a good quality Skype call. But this I could live with. My main problem was that the place is not what it is advertised to be. This place is advertised as a hotel on the beach. I stayed in the units with marina view and that was OK because the distance between beach view and marina view units is just a 100m. I want to make it clear that is not what I am complaining about. The problem is that the beach is NOT A BEACH! The hotel needs to be advertised as 'by the sea', not as on the beach. I booked this place specifically because I wanted to do my morning swim without having to travel to some other place. I wanted to simply walk to the beach and take a swim in the morning. Try to do that here and you will get lost in the sea weed. The 'beach' was extraordinarily dirty. Apparently this is how it is half of the year due to summer heat that kills the sea weed which then washes onto the shore. All the locals know about this and avoid the place. The hotel profits from the ambiguity that people who book don't know this. So every time you want to swim, expect to have to travel to some other part of the island. That's not a beach vacation! I explained my disappointment to two of the concierges but they seemed to ignore it because I said it in a very polite way. I was polite because everyone there is nice and it didn't seem appropriate to make a fuss. But I shouldn't have to be mean to be taken seriously. I could have booked a place for half or third of the money, if the beach wasn't important for me. Then at the end, at checkout I realized they charged me for an item from what I believed was a welcome package. When I arrived they had a bottle of wine, some nuts, a bug spray, and apparently a bottle of water on the table, although I don't remember the water. I have been buying my own water and food as this was really just an apartment with no hotel services. There was no minibar, for example or room service or anything of the sort. There were just these few items on arrival which seemed to be presented to me as welcome gifts when I checked in. To my surprise, when I checked out, they told me that I had a three dollar balance because I drank a water. I thought they were joking. After $5400 spent on a 12 night package, for a beach that is a dump, they charged me 3 dollars for an item from their welcome package of gifts!? How tacky is that?! In addition to that, the hotel does not have proper customer service you would expect in a four star hotel. This is one of the priciest places on the island. I expected much better customer service. I would like to emphasize that I like the staff. But they were not properly trained and/or their procedures are wrong. For instance they did not try to address my complaint about the beach. In a properly run 4 star hotel the hotel would have done something nice to compensate for my loss. A room upgrade to sea view or some other nice gesture maybe to show that they cared about my loss. Like I said I payed thousands extra for being on the beach. Instead they charged me 3 dollars for a gift!?
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