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Royal Islander Club, La Plage & La Terrasse
- Address: Rhine Road # 1, Maho St Martin / St Maarten
- Phone: 721-545-2388
- Fax: 721-545-2585
Ratings & Reviews
this is a well taken care of resort with very friendly staff. the resort is walking distance to anything you need in a secure area for those who aren't comfortable driving and venturing in unknown places. this is my home away from home for the last 30 years
Loved it! Walk to the beach, club, shopping. Too bad hurricane destroyed this piece of paradise . It will be at least 6 mos before up & running. Check website before you book it. Rooms were beautiful & clean. We had a room overlooking the pool & Ocean. Hotel was very large beautiful
We own at the Royal Islander La Plage (stayed there 15 times thus far) but it is not fully restored from Hurricane Irma but I will say that it is pretty darn perfect in terms of what you get for your money, whether renting or owning. We had to stay elsewhere in Simpson Bay this time (due to Irma damage) and it made us realize how wonderful Royal Islander is. We miss it this year. We took the bus to Maho and walked around and took pictures. Most of the airport beach has come back--you can hardly see the rocks except up near the Jersey barriers. But the beach below Royal Islander resort is still small and has to come back some more. We walked around the main street and it appears that the casino was either completely destroyed in the hurricane or damaged badly and now they might be demolishing it or seriously renovating it. It was hard to tell. The pizza pasta restaurant is closed as are most other restaurants. Moulin Fou is open; so is Fashion Café, but under a new name. The grocery store is still open so I stopped in and it is fully stocked. After that I went and visited the management office at Royal Islander and spoke with Nina. And John, the maintenance guy showed me around the complex. The storm took out all but one of the Seagrape trees. And John said about 20 or so palm trees were destroyed. The ground-floor units had hurricane shutters, so there was only water damage. The upper floors had damage where the sliding glass door frames were blown or sucked out of their tracks due to the wind pressure from the hurricane. The Sonesta has been completely gutted down to the concrete. What wasn't done by Irma has been removed by construction crews. I could not get to Ocean Point but it looked that like was completely gutted too.
A nice place with very friendly and helpful staff. The beach is pleasant and in spite of being right next to an airport runway the noise is usually not that bad. The rooms are large and comfortable but the decor is dated but in good condition. Of course this was all prior to the hurricane.
We stayed at Royal Islander and met some great staff personnel and Nina was one of them and I now say TY to her. Needless to say I am writing this review after our visit and the HURRICANE! I am very sorry for the people at St Martin, the Royal Islander, and the nice people that we experienced once again at St Martin. Royal Islander and La Plage..what else can I say!! It was a great 46th wedding anniversary but now we feel very sorry for all the citizens of St Martin and their families.
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