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Royal Islander Club, La Plage & La Terrasse
- Address: Rhine Road #1, Maho St. Maarten-St. Martin
- Phone: 721-545-2388
- Fax: 721-545-2585
Ratings & Reviews
Love this place have going for years, yes it needs to be updated but I'm always very comfortable here. Clean rooms and property always well maintained. Close to restarants and casino right across street. Watch planes land from beach.
We have two timeshares in this place and we LOVE it. We love the island, the food, the people, and the amazing views. We could change it up and go somewhere else, but we choose St. Martin EVERY SINGLE YEAR, and so it will be for a looooong time!
We are owners and once again returned for Week 9 to the Royal Islander La Plage. Again it was wonderful. The weather was not cooperative. For the first time in 10 years St Maarten saw rainy days. As in all St Maarten days, it is still is paradise. Particularly paradise when you are coming from snowy Central New York. This year, however, we stayed at another resort after our stay at La Plage and it really drove home how well everything is done at La Plage. First, the security is top-rate. During the day security stands guard to keep out those wandering in from the beach or from the nearby Sonesta. Security can notice someone who does not belong there within seconds. But, the amazing part is the non-confrontational approach to how they send others on their way. Maho Beach is a big destination for cruise ship people, especially on Wednesdays and Thursdays. They come because the beach is featured on numerous travel shows for the planes that fly over beach-goers. The Sunset is a beach bar on the other end of the beach, but others looking for bathrooms, a drink or whatever wander towards our end of the beach. Once they come up the stairs they are intercepted and sent either back to the beach or to our resort restaurant - Tortuga. The other thing I appreciate more is the constant - and I mean everyday constant - maintenance and landscaping that is being undertaken by the resort crew. A railing fixed on Saturday, the hedges pruned on Wednesday. All done in the early morning before the poolside becomes heavily populated with guests. I don't know why I didn't notice them before. But, it wasn't until I stayed somewhere else on the island that I realized that I never see garage, bugs, or even dead flower buds at the resort. Things are always being updated and replaced. Overall though, La Plage is a wonderful place to stay. No other place on St Maarten offers private seclusion, exciting beach and wonderful amenities within walking distance. The rooms are simple. The beds very comfortable. Everything is clean. And every year we are happy to call it home for a week.
We were able to trade our timeshare to come here with Interval International, and we enjoyed our week at the beach. The resort is central to everything in the Maho district, and after a couple of days you get used to all the airplane noise. Our unit was one bedroom with a garden-level terrace, which was more than adequate for our family of three. The property is immaculate and very safe, with a few resident cats to manage any lizard/rodent problem. The kitchen appliances were newly updated, although most everything ran on one circuit breaker which frequently tripped when we attempted to make breakfast. The bathroom has mostly been untouched since the 80s but was functional. The front desk staff was a mixed bag of helpful and indifferent staff, but the activities desk concierge was very helpful with booking excursions around the island. It was fun for the little kids to have a separate kiddie pool and main pool, and the beach bar was perfect for the adults along with an extended happy hour which continued in the lobby bar into the early evening. Not sure whether there's been a lot of recent beach erosion, but there's almost no sandy beach to speak of at the bottom of the sea wall display signs everywhere commenting about chairs and umbrellas. Not that it's necessary anyways, because it's a 50-yard walk to Maho Beach and there is a constructed sandy beach around the pool area well above the shoreline. We rented a car and were able to park using the underground garage at the sister property across the street. Although it took a couple of minutes to get to the car each time, it was helpful for keeping the car clean and secure (although I wouldn't recommend renting an SUV or large vehicle to try to squeeze into this garage). We only had to handle one brief phone call soliciting a timeshare purchase, so definitely one of the most low-key resort we stayed at. Probably would stay again if we have the opportunity, although I think I'd like to consider someplace farther from the airport next time.
Took the daughters here for daughters 40th birthday. The travel girl at the desk was great. Planned 3 trips around island. First cab ride around island and stopped in Margot for lunch. Did snuba diving which the group enjoyed. Also went snorkeling on the Red Baron with the trurtles. Ate on boat. The food was excellent, all freshly made even grilled chicken and pork made on boat. Emir at the desk planned it all ride to destination and back.
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