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Oyster Bay Beach Resort
- Address: Emerald Merit Rd 10, Oyster Pond 97150 St Martin / St Maarten
- Phone: 721-543-6040
- Toll Free: 866-978-0212
- Currency Accepted: Dollar, Euro
- Credit Cards Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, Amex
- Concierge services
- Fitness facilities
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Breakfast available
- Safe-deposit box
- Multilingual staff
- 24-hour front desk
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Jacuzzi and Full-service Spa
- Complimentary pool/beach chairs, umbrellas, towels
- Weekly cocktail party & Farewell wine&cheese party
- En-suite kitchenettes/kitchens
Ratings & Reviews
Oyster Bay Beach is a quiet resort time share community on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. It is directly opposite St. Bart's. It is comprised of several types of units ranging from ultraluxury, The Lighthouse, to Mainsail, near the pool, the Marina complex near the pond, and one and two bedroom units around the remaining property. It has its own restaurants and bar complexes and an ultra friendly staff. Many of the staff have been there for years. Visitors come from around the world and not just the United States. Each day and evening activities are offered to guests to partake of. You may or may not depending upon your plans or motivation. Children are welcome but parents are expected to control their behavior. The picture shown is of the infinity pool and hot tub, with Mainsail and the Lighthouse in the background. On the left is the Patio Bar where events are held frequently. We have owned a timeshare here for ten years and look forward to going each year. It is truly a relaxing vacation.
We stayed at OBBR the week of June 10, 2018. It had just reopened on June 1, after rebuilding due to Hurrican Irma. It is in the perfect spot (just a couple minutes from the French border), and it allowed us to drive easily all over the French and Dutch sides of the island, exploring beaches and restaurants. And we can definitely say that we saw NOTHING as completely up to speed and ready for guests on St. Martin as the OBBR. It is absolutely beautiful, Our two bedroom apartment overlooked the ocean and pool. It was fully renovated and brand new. And so comfortable. The pool is stunning, and the restaurant and bar were wonderful. Service was so friendly and efficient. They even have a spa, gym, gift shop and bodega up and running. Snorkel and other excursions can be booked from right on the property with Captain Allen, whose boat is right nex to the hotel. There is a full schedule of activities for guests throughout the week. While there is no beach access at this hotel, it is very easy to drive from there to Orient Bay and Grand Case. In fact that's what is so nice about this location: no cruise ships, casinos, big shopping malls. Just peace and quiet and easy access to the French side (which has the best beaches and restaurants). We are already thinking about our next trip back.
We stayed two weeks after they reopened. We couldn't have felt more welcome. The staff are clearly committed to the guests and have been around for years. We couldn't be more happy to spend our money here to help the island get back to normal. The room was well decorated and outfitted with everything we needed. The whole resort is not reopened, but they are working on it. The beach is currently closed, but again, they are working on it. I definitely recommend renting a car to get around the island to find restaurants/grocery stores (enough are open). We would stay here again and will send our friends and family to Oyster Bay Beach Resort!
We have been going here for the last 5 years. Friendly and safe. The waitstaff is attentive. We are patiently waiting for them to get back on their feet after the hurricane so we can return. David the bartender is my favorite!
We've been to Oyster Bay Beach Resort twice in the last two years, and we're very happy to be there both times. Our first room was in the Mainsail building, which is newer with a little more room and better layout, particularly the studios. All rooms are terrific, however, and the kitchens in the 1BR units are good-sized with all amenities (including dishwasher). The colour schemes and décor are bright, beachy and really tasteful. The furniture is comfortable (although the newer beds are much better than the older ones) and the unit has plenty of space for four people. The studios in the Mainsail have lots of space, a pull-out couch and large balcony. The older studios have no couch, less room but nice balconies. TV access is good, not great (but who cares?!), and the new free WiFi was pretty good all over the resort. What We Love The whole resort is much more laid-back and quiet than many. The layout means you can come and go without walking through lobbies, pool areas, etc. That said, the pool area is a great place to take the sun, swim or just hang out, with amazing views of the bay, St. Barths and the ocean. Most rooms have great views, whether they look right out to sea, or out the other side to Oyster Pond and the surrounding hills. The local area has a (pricey) store with a variety of goods, several good restaurants (including OBBR's Infinity), and more within a 5 min drive on the French side. The rooms are amongst the most spacious and comfortable for a 3½ - 4 star resort. A great base of operations, and the large balconies mean you can spend hours just relaxing and looking at the view. We love the infinity pool, and we love just being surrounded by the landscape of Oyster Pond. The people at OBBR were always friendly and helpful, and it is one of the few places that did not pester us to attend a presentation once. (They discreetly let you know that if you choose to join them for one you'll get a free breakfast and assorted other goodies, but no pressure at all). Lastly, we love: 1) driving around the island; 2) visiting many of the different and fabulous beaches; and 3) we are in relaxation mode at OBBRâ"so we don't miss the nightlife of Simspon Bay, Phillipsburg or Cupecoy. What Could Be Better To be honest, this is not a critique of Oyster Bay, so much as words of advice. The beach, next door to Dawn Beach, is fine, but one of the least remarkable beaches on Sint Maarten. When the sargassum seaweed is coming in it piles up and stinks. They do a pretty good job of cleaning it, but it's endless at times. We have never hung out at the beach, though we have enjoyed a few meals at Mr. Busby's on the beach. So if you were planning to walk from your room to the beach everyday, you might be very disappointed. Everything we love about the location would be awful if a) you had no access to transportation, and b) you wanted to go out at night. Even getting over to the restaurants on the other side of Oyster Pond is a long haul without a car. OBBR does offer daily shuttle services to various points of interest, but rental cars are inexpensive and fun, provided you like to drive, and like 120Â° blind S-curves on a steep grade with goats, dogs and you name it in the streetâ"and we do! If you came expecting a beach, shopping and nightlife, I expect you'd be very, very disappointed. Oyster Bay Beach Resort is a beautiful place that some might find a little TOO out of the way, but some will love. The beach is not much to talk about, but on an island with 30+ fabulous beaches, and with a great pool area, this doesn't bother us. We'd go back in an instant, although as I write this, Hurricane Irma has just devastated island, so it will probably be a while.
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