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Oyster Bay Beach Resort

Philipsburg, St. Maarten (SXM)

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$97 $68
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Based on 1065 reviews
Perched on a palm-dotted peninsula and coral reef, surrounded by Dawn Beach and Oyster Pond is St. Maarten`s most private and distinctive hideaway.
Room & Rates
Superior Limited View Room - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 8

Superior Limited View Room

Starting from
$97 $68
Per Adult Nightly
Located in the main building and conveniently adjacent to all the resort's activities and amenities. Rooms overlook the cobblestone central courtyard, restaurant, bar, pool and lobby. Superior Room features 1 King bed, furnished balcony, nightstand with alarm clock, flat-screen TV/DVD player, drawers and wall closet, in room safe, iron and ironing board, bathroom with shower, compact refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave.
Maximum occupancy 2
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Superior Ocean/Pool View Room - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 7

Superior Ocean/Pool View Room

Starting from
$102 $71
Per Adult Nightly
These units are located in the main building above the cobblestone central courtyard. Enjoy the magnificent views of the award winning infinity pool and the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Rooms feature oceanfront balconies and include a King Bed, flat-screen TV/DVD player, nightstand with alarm clock, drawers and wall closet, in room safe, iron and ironing board, bathroom with shower, compact refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave oven.
Maximum Occupancy 2
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Duplex - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 9


Starting from
$102 $71
Per Adult Nightly
These units are located in the main building and are located above the cobblestone central courtyard. Most rooms have a magnificent view overlooking the award winning infinity pool and the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean, however view is not guaranteed. Rooms feature 1 king bed on the first floor, and 1 queen bed located upstairs in semi-private loft area. Rooms have balconies, nightstand with alarm clock, flat-screen television, DVD player, drawers and wall closet with in-room safe, iron and ironing board, bathroom with shower, compact refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave oven.
Maximum occupancy 4 people. Children 11 and under stay free when sharing room with Parents.
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Studio - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 4


Starting from
$115 $80
Per Adult Nightly
Marina or Garden view units (specific view not guaranteed) have 1 king bed, furnished balcony, nightstand with alarm clock, dining table for 2, flat-screen television, DVD player, drawers and wall closet with in-room safe, iron with ironing board and bathroom with shower. Also includes kitchenette with full refrigerator, 2-burner stove and microwave.
Maximum Occupancy 2.


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Oceanfront Studio Suite - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 3

Oceanfront Studio Suite

Starting from
$147 $88
Per Adult Nightly
Ocean view units have 1 king bed, furnished balcony, nightstand with alarm clock, dining table for 2, flat-screen TV/DVD player, drawers and wall closet with in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and bathroom with shower, kitchenette with full refrigerator, 2-burner stove and microwave.
Maximum Occupancy 2


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One Bedroom Suite - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 1

One Bedroom Suite

Starting from
$167 $100
Per Adult Nightly
This large suite features a master bedroom with 1 king-size bed, nightstands, alarm clock, wall closet, in-room safe, iron and ironing board and a large bathroom with double-face basin, wall-to-wall mirror, bidet and bath tub.
Each 1 bedroom suite has a living area with 1 queen pull-out sofa bed, Flat screen TV/DVD, stereo with CD player, furnished balcony with Marina or Garden view, a dining area that seats 4 and a fully equipped kitchen, including a full-sized stove, blender, microwave, large refrigerator and a dishwasher.
Maximum Occupancy 4 people. Children 11 and under stay free when sharing room with Parents.
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One Bedroom Ocean Front Suite - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 5

One Bedroom Ocean Front Suite

Starting from
$230 $126
Per Adult Nightly
This large suite features a master bedroom with 1 king size bed, nightstands, alarm clock, wall closet, in room safe, iron and ironing board and a large bathroom with double-face basin, wall-to-wall mirror, bidet and bath tub. Each 1 bedroom suite has a living area with 1 queen pull-out sofa bed, flat screen TV/DVD, stereo with CD player and furnished balcony with Ocean Views. Suite also features a dining area that seats 4 and a fully equipped kitchen including a full-size stove, blender, microwave, large refrigerator and a dishwasher.
Maximum Occupancy 4. Children 11 and under stay free with Parents.
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Two Bedroom Suite - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 2

Two Bedroom Suite

Starting from
$262 $144
Per Adult Nightly
This large suite boasts 1 king size bed in the master bedroom and a double-face basin and bidet in the master bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has 1 king size bed, with amenities that include nightstands, alarm clock, wall closet, in-room safe, iron with ironing board as well as a shower.
Each 2 bedroom suites has a living area with 1 queen pull-out sofa bed, flat screen TV/DVD and a stereo with CD player. Suite also includes a furnished balcony with Marina or Garden view and fully equipped kitchen including a full-sized stove, blender, microwave, large refrigerator and a dishwasher.
Maximum Occupancy 6. Children 11 and under stay free when sharing room with Parents.
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Two Bedroom Ocean Front Suite - Oyster Bay Beach Resort  - 6

Two Bedroom Ocean Front Suite

Starting from
$297 $163
Per Adult Nightly
This large suite boasts 1 king size bed in the master bedroom and a double-face basin and bidet in the master bathroom. The 2nd bedroom has 1 king size bed, with amenities that include nightstands, alarm clock, wall-closet, in-room safe and iron with ironing board as well as a shower. Each 2 bedroom suites has a living area with 1 queen pull-out sofa bed, flat screen TV/DVD and a stereo with CD player. Suites also feature furnished balcony with Ocean Views and a kitchen including a full-size stove, blender, microwave, large refrigerator and a dishwasher.
Maximum Occupancy 6. Children 11 and under stay free when sharing room with Parents.
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Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Emerald Merit Road 10, Oyster Pond, St. Maarten 0


The Oyster Bay Beach Resort is a secluded property situated next to the mile-long Dawn Beach, approximately 12 miles from St. Maarten Princess Juliana Airport.

Resort Details

Located just south of the amicable French/Dutch divide, Oyster Bay Beach Resort is perched on a coral reef overlooking the Caribbean ocean and Oyster Pond Marina. This truly seems like paradise found. With breathtaking ocean views, white sand beaches and countless amenities, Oyster Bay Beach Resort serves as your escape from the every day. Find adventure, serenity and the fullness of life at this island resort. Make Oyster Bay your next stop.


  • Dawn Beach (1.00 Mile)
  • Maho Beach (1.00 Mile)


  • Check-In Procedure: Check-in is at 4 pm. Check-out is at 10 am. Please check in at the front desk. Minimum check-in age is 21.
  • Late Check-In Procedure: Please note that we have a 24-hour front desk.
  • Children under the age of 12 are free when sharing accommodations with their parents. Limit 2 children per room.

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baby Sitting
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Barbeque grills
  • Beachfront
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cellular Phone Rental
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Coin Operated Laundry
  • Color television
  • Concierge Desk
  • Cribs
  • DVD player
  • DVD/Video Rental
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevators
  • Exercise Gym
  • Express Check-In
  • Express Check-Out
  • Free Parking
  • Full kitchen
  • Gift/News Stand
  • Hairdryer
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • High Speed Wireless
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Live entertainment
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Maid service
  • Microwave
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Non-smoking
  • Oceanfront
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • Rollaway bed
  • Safe
  • Safe deposit box
  • Satellite television
  • Security
  • Smoke detectors
  • Stereo
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Telephone
  • Video checkout
  • Video tapes
  • Voice mail
  • Wake-up calls
  • Wireless internet connection
(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply

Based on 1065 reviews
Submitted on 31-05-2016
We were booked for five days but only stayed 2 had to leave very boring to us at this resort. Not much to do and you are nickeled and dimed for everything. We had to leave because of an emergency but the resort still charged us for 5 days thought that was so wrong. Wont be going back here anytime soon.
from Crown Point, Indiana
Submitted on 01-06-2016
St. Maarten is our favorite island, and OBBR is our favorite resort on the island. We especially like the location: tucked away on Oyster Pond on the east end of the island. It's peaceful there the way we like it. We always rent a car so it's no problem to go anywhere for whatever reason. We have found the activities offered to be enjoyable, and the staff is outstanding. We have stayed there numerous times since 2000, The property has been upgraded extensively during that time and is well mainta... Read more
from Yardley, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 01-06-2016
Recently had our third stay here at Oyster Bay Beach Resort. We had a fantastic time. The staff welcomed us back, making us feel so special. The improvements to the Infinity Bar and Infinity Restaurant are wonderful, the food is great. We love everything about Oyster Bay, so much to do, many restaurants and bars on property. Pool and beach are so relaxing and I loved our balcony view of the marina. I can't imagine a friendlier staff. Looking forward to our next visit!!
Submitted on 03-06-2016
I've read some of the other reviews in which I was there the same week. First the beach at Oyster Bay is full of seaweed. You need to go further down the beach near the Westin Hotel to have a piece of beach that doesn't have seaweed. The Resort itself is nothing but okay. As a first time timeshare holder at this resort (though stayed at many others throughout the U.S) this is probably my least favorite. We asked for a room with a view of the ocean. Didn't get that. The rooms themselves are... Read more
from Waterboro, Maine
Submitted on 05-06-2016
I stayed in a two bedroom two bath unit on the first floor over looking the ocean. The staff was first rate, everyone was nice. I stayed for a week at Oyster Bay Beach Resort then I spent two nights on the french side of the island. Guess what? I found myself spending most of my time going to OBBR during those two days. I was going with three family members but ended up going solo. I met and had a great time talking to people from all over the globe. Oyster Bay was so nice it made everyone rela... Read more
from Frisco, United States
Submitted on 18-06-2016
Very nice resort but the king size bed was very lumpy and left my back sore each morning. Also, the in room TV was very fuzzy on multiple channels. We were expecting a jacuzzi or tub with jets in our room but did not get one. Nice place, but not quite 5 star.
Submitted on 19-06-2016
Pros - fantastic view, very nice staff Cons - very run down, lack of investment to keep the resort updated, tons of ANTS in our room, we kept calling down asking for someone to take of the ants, they sent housekeeping with a bottle of raid spray. Locks to the balcony did not work, some outlets in room worked, some did not. Not a resort for kids. No kids activities at all. I would try a different resort next time.
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 20-06-2016
Oyster Bay Beach Resort During the week of June 11th, my mom and I stayed at OBBR. This was our first visit there and we had an ocean view on the 3rd floor. We arrive that Sat and Sun we had a free 4 hr beach day, not to far from the nude beach-lol. Monday-Friday they had many activities for us to par-take in and even during the evenings, they had Party Time gatherings. We even received a free bottle of wine when we checked in. Beach- i read there was a lot of sea-weed but we didn't have ... Read more
from somerset
Submitted on 20-06-2016
we have been going to oyster bay resort for over 15 years. just keeps getting better each year. the upgrades are absolutely beautiful. the staff is courteous and very helpful. great resort for couples.
from Bedford Hills, New York, United States
Submitted on 21-06-2016
My friends invited us to this resort because they have time share up there!! We're for the first time in ST Martin!! Great experience and we love this resort! We love ST Martine! We love people and we love food !!! Resort is very clean close to ocean and have nice infinity pool ! We going to be back !!
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We had an amazing time at this resort. The rooms were very well kept. The pool was a nice temp and clean. The good was good but a little pricey. Next time I will have to budget more for food. All the staff was very friendly and willing to help and accommodate the guests.
from Taylors, sc
Submitted on 29-06-2016
We liked oyster Bay Resort as a whole however the studio rooms are real small so we got to upgrade to a 1 bedroom for a fee and it was much nicer. The biggest con to the resort is that no matter where you go you are climbing stairs, even if you have a ground floor room you still have stairs to go up and down. Also you are a long way from any shopping or attractions, it is in a secluded area. If you don't mind these draw backs you will like this resort. If you do go here stop by the infinity b... Read more
from The Woodlands, Texas
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Great place to relax and enjoy the ocean. Excellent staff with good bar and restaurant. Well planned activities are available through Concierge. Night life entertainment was great. Taxi ride to town cost about $20. Casino located at the Westin near by.
Submitted on 01-07-2016
Just go! You will not find a better view, staff or pool!!! New bar, new restaurant and some renovations happening now. We were there in June and love that it's not jam packed with people trying to steel each other's pool or beach chair! Lol
from Santa Maria, California
Submitted on 01-07-2016
My wife and I traded our Marriott timeshare for a week at the Oyster Bay Resort in May 2016. We have been traveling to the Caribbean annually for many years and St. Maarten was our choice this year. The island is small, half owned by the French and the other by the Dutch. We stayed on the Dutch Side but you could see the French side from the resort. Best way to do my review is by different aspects of the resort and the island. The short version if that is what you prefer is this resort is very q... Read more
from Breckenridge, Colorado
Submitted on 03-07-2016
My boyfriend and I stayed at Oyster Bay for an II trip that we won through our work. We absolutely loved the island and our time spent at the resort. Our balcony faced the ocean and our room was up to date and gorgeous. We fell asleep to the ocean every night. The customer service we received from Irleu (not sure about spelling) at the concierge desk was unmatched. We both work front of house at resorts in Breckenridge, Colorado so we more then anyone, can recognize and truly appreciate outstand... Read more
from Anaheim, California
Submitted on 03-07-2016
beatiful place to go for couples or adults go to philipburgs shopping is good we took a boat to Anguila n to st barth beautiful islands best beaches at anguilla is sm island better to rent a car at st maarten we use a taxi $40.dlls for couple one way. n be aware they charge you for water n electricity for ea. day we pay for two rooms $169.dlls for week plus $50.dlls timeshare tax food is good little expensive n money is eur.
from Wilmington, North Carolina
Submitted on 05-07-2016
Love the location of the resort. Excellent amenities,great restaurants within the resort as well as nearby. Great photo ops of the Bay, the ocean & within the resort. More importantly,got a lot of rest as well as indulged in fun activities. Hospitality & service was great. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
from Chattanooga, Tennessee
Submitted on 05-07-2016
This was my first time in the Caribbean (other than Mexico), and overall it was absolutely beautiful. I'm pretty sure I've seen every version of blue water. The word I would use to describe this resort is welcoming! Bernice (at the front desk) was incredibly accommodating, and the staff, including the Infinity Restaurant, were so friendly. We did drive around the island and visit a few beaches, and I much prefer the Dutch side than the French, as I found the French side to be a bit too stuff... Read more
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Resort is not easy to find and its a bit away from airport and town, but once you get there it is beautiful and relax. The restaurant on property serves excellent international food. Steak, short ribs, soup, all excellent. Service is a bit rusty but not slow and with friendly attitude. Same restaurant serves excellent breakfast. A la carte or buffet. Very reasonably priced. The infinity pool was wonderful with a breath taking view. The only disappointment is the WiFi, very few properties d... Read more
Submitted on 11-07-2016
Oyster Bay Beach Resort was a nice place, not the level of accommodations like Marriott Ocean Club in Aruba, but the views of St Barts and the ocean were great. The infinity pool was very nice. The staff was accommodating. We had to get our room keys changed out almost daily because of faulty keys/door reader with was a pain. Being next to the Marina was nice since we did two snorkeling excursions out I feel there. Big Fish restaurant was a great find and probably the main reason I would co... Read more
from Brunswick
Submitted on 13-07-2016
We just got back from our second trip to the beautiful island of St. Maarten/St. Martin. This time we stayed on the other side of the island at this resort. Great restaurants by the resort and the staff and opportunities to do almost anything you'd like are plenty. We got a rental car, but the resort offers many trips including a free island tour ending up at Orient Beach. WONDERFUL! We also went to the resorts Beach Party...SO MUCH FUN!!! We really had a blast, again the staff was awesome... Read more
from Connecticut
Submitted on 16-07-2016
What we loved was the property and their pools. We loved the food at their restaurant and their friendly staff. The rooms where perfectly ok, clean and lovely. (Though the shower door had a broken handle which made it interesting in exiting said shower.) They organize trips to other beaches which is nice as long as you hit the right days. If you walk a little ways from the hotel, there are a few restaurant. We tried the Canoa and it was great. Wi-fi is against payment except in the court yard. ... Read more
from PHL, United States
Submitted on 16-07-2016
What a wonderful and friendly resort. We had a great ocean view in the 2 bedroom suite we had exchanged for our Marriott time share. We had travel delays due the super snow storm and the staff was able to get us ( our friends arrived in time) an extended 1 bedroom for not too outrageous amount to allow us an almost same length stay. No wifi in the room was the only drawback. You need either a car or several cans to get around the island. This is on the Dutch side by the way. Well maintained... Read more
from Henderson, Nevada
Submitted on 17-07-2016
Hi. His is our third time coming here. The rooms have all been recently updated and our very nice. Views of the ocean or bay in almost all rooms. We have a time share so I am not sure what the cost are. If you come here I would rent q car that picks you up at the airport because by th time you rent one at the resort and pay the cab fare both ways you have paid 60bucks forward the rental car. We like to get the third floor as no one is above you and you have a good view and a better Read more
Submitted on 20-07-2016
Currently updating some of the rooms to male them even nicer. The people there are all super nice, the beach that the property is on isn't the best on the island, but it is one of the quieter beaches which is nice. There's a marina across the parking lot which can be very convenient. There are two on-site restaurants which are both good, Infinity which is the more upscale/expensive, and in my opinion better, and Beau Beau's which is beachfront, but skip the fish and chips if you go there, it ... Read more
from long island, new york
Submitted on 20-07-2016
My wife and I did our annual summer stay ( 12 years) at the Oysterbay Beach Resort on the Dutch side if St. Maarten. Many improvements were made since out last trip in February of 2016. First, the bar area was greatly improved, we new furniture, more seating area, and a much improved floor plan. secondly, the Infinity restaurant was completely re-done, seating plan, furniture, floor and ceiling finishes-a welcomed addition. the menu also changed, but that is usually each time we visit-good choi... Read more
from Treasure Island, Florida
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Needed to slow down and enjoy beautiful surroundings and this was the place. Not a great beach location, but we have those at home. The pool was never crowded and gave a perfect view to watch boats maneuver out the pass. Winds were strong, so the boats put on quiet a show for us and being boaters we could sympathize with the ones who returned to port halfway out and chose to go out another day. Food was excellent in both onsite restaurants as was the pizza down the street.
from birmingham
Submitted on 23-07-2016
Great position between the coast and the marina, lovely beach. Right on the Dutch French border. First week in a bedroom apartment, second in a studio. Both well equipped but the studio was a little small. Hired a car for a day but would have got a much better deal if we had hired at the airport, we just didn't want a car for the whole trip. TimeShare sales... We weren't interested but went along with it - a free lunch wasn't worth the time spent, and if it had been up front about it being a sal... Read more
from Woodbridge, New Jersey
Submitted on 24-07-2016
We love Oyster Bay! We stayed there a few years ago on a Interval exchange. Purchased on the first visit. This was our paradise home away from home "without children" We are treated like family every time we go back. Can't say enough about the fantastic staff. This is not anything like chain resorts. We have one of those also, and it serves us well for family vacations, but Oyster Bay is intimate and relaxing. The pool , the happy hour, the staff, once again, can't say enough. All of the isl... Read more
from new jersey
Submitted on 24-07-2016
Stayed for a week in the Lighthouse condo's that are attached to OBBR and have full priviledges of resort. Views were great , could see St Barts in distance and watched boats in and out of harbor all day. Loved the pool , relaxing with a cocktail enjoying the infinity edge pool overlooking ocean and St bart's . The beach was the only downside as was located at end of resort and there was a ton of sargassum washed up and in the water making it unusable to us. Hotel has a few great restaurants jus... Read more
from Reading, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 25-07-2016
I've been to my share of resorts. However, I have to say that the staff at Oyster Bay Beach Resort went above and beyond to make us feel welcomed. Their friendliness and willingness to bend over backwards to accommodate is alone enough for me to make a return visit! Thanks for such a warm heartfelt welcome.
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We are owners and travel to SXM annually. We stay at Oyster Bay and frequently another resort during our stay. We consistently find OBBR to be the best maintained and staffed resort we've experienced on SXM. While they face challenges with the sea grass on Dawn Beach, the pool and general areas are top flight. The location is on the ocean facing side and the views are spectacular. The staff is the kicker. ALL, to the newest maintenance man, are freindly, acknowledge you as you pass by and help w... Read more
Submitted on 26-07-2016
We stayed in the 2 bed 2 bath oceanfront. It was clean, well appointed, tastefully decorated unit, fully renovated with granite. We had microscopic ants if we left sugar out, so we kept all sugar items and bread in fridge. The ants are in every hotel and I didn't want them to spray pesticides. Not a problem if you pay attention to putting, sealing stuff away. Units are nicer in real life than pictures incl. wall colors, very tasteful. Never had a problem with mosquitoes, pool was clean and b... Read more
from Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Great pool, great people, perfect accommodations. We really enjoyed our stay here. They seek to get everyone as involved as they are comfortable with activities, but no pressure if you want to have a quiet vacation.
from Chicago, Illinois
Submitted on 28-07-2016
Wow. What a place to stay. What a view. What food and service! What a pool! So many good things it's hard to choose. Went for our 20th anniversary. Staff is so friendly and accommodating. They have several activities on site. They have a small convenience store which is a bit pricey but nice for those last minute must haves. Great location!
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 29-07-2016
Another visit to Oyster Bay. We have been going to Oyster Bay since late 90's and this was our best trip ever. We had the perfect unit, recently renovated and it looks great. Wonderful job. Again, the staff does everything to ensure you have a great vacation. Our housekeeper did a great job as always and a special tip of the hat to our good friend Mientje Brown-Illis who always makes us feel like we are returning home. Had only one small problem with fridge and fixed immediately In fact the main... Read more
from Colchester, Connecticut
Submitted on 29-07-2016
We have never experienced such personal service from all of the staff at the oyster Bay resort. Everyone was always friendly and ready to help or offer anything we might need. From the champagne and cold towel when we first arrived to the hugs when we left we were very very well taken care of.
Submitted on 01-08-2016
We love OBBR and this is the second time we have visited here. The 24 hour pool is AMAZING. The staff is very accommodating. This year our bed was too stiff and they put on a mattress pad, but when that did not work they switched out the mattress to a softer one. They go above and beyond to make their guests feel at home and welcome. It is very close to the french border and beautiful beaches, but it is very secluded. Housekeeping does your dishes for you. Beautiful marina views and beach views.
Submitted on 03-08-2016
The rooms are very clean, staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. The only down side is you don't get WiFi in your room unless you pay for it. I also suggest getting a rental car and exploring the island, there are several things to do all over the island and cabs can be very expensive. The resort also has grills outside the room if you wish to cook (we did, and it saved $ on eating out several times a day throughout the week). Staff is very good at keeping the grills clean.
Submitted on 04-08-2016
Amazing location but you need a rental car. Fantastic friendly staff and beautiful accommodations. Very well maintained. Close to Orient Beach and Pinel Island. Many great restaurants in walking distance. Easy drive to airport and grocery store
Submitted on 05-08-2016
Did a tour of OBBR and the Westin, no comparison! The Westin is luxurious and spacious, beach is clean. The oyster bay resort feels confined, the saleswoman was aggressive and wasted 2 hours of our vacation trying to get us to convert our timeshare. The price for a studio at OBBR and the Westin were similar yet the timeshare at the Westin was 3/2, 1800sq ft.
from Hamilton, New Jersey
Submitted on 08-08-2016
Cannot say enough positive about Oyster Bay Beach Resort. It is a smaller resort that feels more like coming home to family then being away on vacation. The rooms were spacious, clean and neat. They obviously were putting a lot of care into the maintainence. We had an issue with our smoke alarm on the second night and they came in and repaired it immediately. The grounds were lovely, the restaurants were wonderful. We loved the grouper at the infinity restaurant so much we ate there twice. We me... Read more
from Marietta, Georgia
Submitted on 08-08-2016
We just returned from a week at Oyster Bay Beach Resort. We traded through Interval and this was our first time to St. Maarten. The resort staff was very accommodating and went our of their way to make sure that our stay was enjoyable. Thanks Lisandro! The bar, restaurant and pool area had recently been redone and were absolutely beautiful. Our 2 bedroom unit was also updated. While the furnishings were not quite as comfortable as the MVC in which we own, we were very comfortable and didn't wan... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 09-08-2016
We recently stayed at the Oyster Bay Beach Resort (July 31st to August 6th) Overall the resort was nice, the people were very friendly and the one bedroom villa was a nice size. There were a couple of issues that took place that made us give a 4 and not a perfect score. The resort is currently under going repairs in designated areas including an upgrade to some of the villas. At times the work can be heard as the sound of power equipment is very loud. Our villa needed some repair work in the l... Read more
from British Virgin Islands
Submitted on 09-08-2016
This hotel is just spectacular! I like the property including the rooms/suites and the pool is magnificent. Most importantly, the staff are just amazingly helpful and friendly. Every single member of staff I encountered was smiling (genuinely) and courteous and went out of their way to make me comfortable. I felt at home. The only thing I would change is the reception area as I found it a bit dull and uninspired, but honestly, the warmth of the staff more than made up for that!
from San Juan, Puerto Rico
Submitted on 12-08-2016
I only stay for a night. Due to problems at the airline I got to the hotel at 9pm and the room they gave me the TV didn work. Then they told my husband to check other rooms by himself. This was awful. The service at night is very bas. No experience how to treat a good customer. Im never coming back!
from New York
Submitted on 14-08-2016
We finally decided to use a bonus week from Interval.Lets just say if you are a Marriott surf club member you may not like this place to much.The staff was great, car rental on premise was fantastic, Devin went out of his way to get me a GPS which was a life saver if you are renting a car. The roads can be a bit frustrating to navigate at first but if you drive in a big city you will do fine.The property offers free parking as well. The beach is small and not very nice. That is not a problem bec... Read more
from The Villages, Florida
Submitted on 14-08-2016
We traded in here not knowing where to stay and found Oyster Bay Resort to be a great place to stay. It is a little ways from Philipsburg but close enough for a short drive into town and a short drive to Orient Beach our favorite beach.
from Panama City, Panama
Submitted on 03-09-2016
We spent New Years in this hotel. The rooms are very clean, bed super comfy, and spacious. They even send the groceries you order by mail to your room, so when you arrive you have them! Pool area is nice but not a really pretty beach area, because of the algae in the sand. However the staff was very friendly and the service was good!
from Rockville, Maryland
Submitted on 05-09-2016
This is my second visit to OBBR. It has been renovated and the staffing has increased and they were very friendly. It is a time share but they were not pushy about forcing attendance at a sales pitch. Great ocean view room, overlooking their nice beach, which has easy entry to snorkeling. Large pool with hot tub. Rooms are spacious and bright. Maid service was good. Good location from which to visit east side of St. Martin, including Orient Bay and Grand Case, but you need a car.
from St. George, Utah
Submitted on 06-09-2016
My wife and I had several options including the Westin, Divi, Oyster Bay, and others, for a one week exchange on St. Martin. We did our research, and based on the reviews we read, chose this resort as our first stay on St. Martin. It was further from the main stream area then we anticipated, but actually liked that aspect as it was less hectic and much more quiet. As a time share exchange expert, we know that (regardless of what they say), we are second class citizens when it comes to room se... Read more
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Submitted on 07-09-2016
We've been coming to Oyster Bay Beach resort for fifteen years as time share owners. We came before we had kids and now while we're raising them. The resort surprises us with the how it seems to get better over time. All the upgrades to the facility and the new local restaurants. Also the staff has familiar faces over the years, which says to me it's a good place to work as well. The location is perfect, there are no bad beaches on the island but dawn beach is especially nice. The bulk of your ... Read more
from Olympia, Washington
Submitted on 07-09-2016
I enjoyed my stay here at the Oyster Bay Beach resort mostly because of the staff. The staff made my stay that much better. Upon arrival to the resort, I had inquired a room with two beds because there was going to be three of us, but that wish was not granted. I was told that there were no rooms in the entire resort that had two beds. I am not saying it was a lie, but I did not believe it. So, I ended up sleeping on a pull out bed, which I am not too picky with, but I wish I knew that beforehan... Read more
from Anguilla
Submitted on 12-09-2016
We came for a 4 night stay celebrating our anniversary. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed as old friends. Ricardo and Cindy really know what they are doing. This is a fun place to visit as there are activities, like a day trip to a different beach and island bus tour which you can participate in and entertainment most nights. Dawn Beach is a lovely swath of sand but many guests prefer to sit by the gorgeous pool, so most days there were just a handful of us bobbing in the sea. The a... Read more
from Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Submitted on 12-09-2016
OBBR is a fantastic resort!! From the moment you arrive they treat you like family! There is always lots of activity day and night. The Sunday Brunch is delicious (they also have bottomless mimosas) and how could you have a better view from the infinity pool! Even locals visit the bars and restaurants.
from Arizona
Submitted on 12-09-2016
I love this resort! The staff is all fabulous! They are REAL! They are personable, helpful, friendly, generous, fun, involved, and so many other nice things! The staff rarely changes! We seldom need to learn new faces and names! And they remember US! The activities are fun. The restaurant and bar are great. The rooms and grounds are very nice. Any problems or concerns are addressed immediately. This IS "my happy place"!
from Fort Myers, Florida
Submitted on 12-09-2016
Spent one week as a guest of a time-share owner at this resort. The resort faces the Carribean and offers many options to enjoy one's vacation. There is an Infinity Pool, two restaurants, a grocery, and gift shop on the premises. The staff goes out of its way to please its guests. We would return here anytime.
Submitted on 12-09-2016
My wife and I came here for our honeymoon. The resort was beautiful and the staff were all excellent. The resort offered lots of accommodations such as deals on excursions, transportation and lots of fun events right at the resort. Would definitely recommend, and would love to go back!
from Corpus Christi, Texas
Submitted on 13-09-2016
My husband and I stayed from Aug 27 thru Sept 10 we had a wonderful time and got lots of R&R we were in a 1 bedroom Marina View and it was wonderfully updated we were on the third floor Room 1731 and then we had to move to 1531 the next week because the room we were in was scheduled for some renovations didn't like that we had to move but it didn't make any difference on the wonderful time we had right below our rooms were lots of Iguanas we feed them fruit each morning it was fun to see them r... Read more
from Henderson, Nevada
Submitted on 13-09-2016
This is my 4th visit to OBBR, and I continue to love it. September was owner appreciation month, so they had some fun things going on for that. It's low season, so it wasn't too crowded, pool was never over-run with kids or anything. It's a little off the beaten path, but it's worth it, you get a little higher class of traveller here than you do down in Simpson Bay. My only caveat this time was that I had a ground floor room, and there were an inordinate amount of ants. Housekeeping brought... Read more
Submitted on 20-09-2016
OBR is a wonderful retreat and special vacation getaway. I recommend this resort to be the first place on your St. Maarten list. I would say that if you like marble floors and snobby people you should look elsewhere because this is like a second home, comfortable and welcoming. By the end of the week you have said hello and met most of the other guests.
Submitted on 23-09-2016
Came Back For Our 10 Year Anniversary, Wanted To Stay At The Same Resort We Honeymooned at. Have to say was disappointed, overall service has slipped, amenities hadn't improved and in certain cases slipped. Not at all as I had hoped. Disappointing
from Wichita Falls, Texas
Submitted on 28-09-2016
This trip was a celebration for our First Year Anniversary. We traded for the experience at OBR and we were not disappointed. The resort and accommodations were very nice and the overall experience was excellent. We had two minor issues while visiting in our hot water one night and the air conditioner went down. Both items were fixed very promptly and accurately!! Less than 20 minutes for both. The staff actually discovered the air conditioner and turned it in before we even kn... Read more
from Bryans Road, Maryland
Submitted on 29-09-2016
This was my husband and I first visit to St. Maarten and we absolutely loved the island and enjoyed our stay at Oyster Bay Beach resort. The staff were pleasant and the resort provided plenty to do on the premises along with an information session where vendors came in to explain guess work. Rental cat servixe on the premises as well so you can rent a car when you need it for the day and not rent a car when you don't!The 2 restaurants onsite were great, along with 3 additional sp... Read more
from Oxnard, California
Submitted on 29-09-2016
Clean resort. Friendly, accommodating staff. On the water...beautiful views. Refresh daily of towels. Marina, restaurants, small market all within shopping distance. Accommodations are a little dated but well taken care of. Minor things not worth mentioning...just remember you're here for the experience!
from Galloway, New Jersey
Submitted on 04-10-2016
This is our 4th trip and stay at OBBR. We love it. Can't say enough good things about the staff from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave. Everyone is very accommodating and helpful. Each year we come back there are new improvements - the pool bar being the best update yet! We have already booked 2017! Looking forward to another great visit! We had a view of Dawn Beach this stay and loved it. See you next year!!
from Becket, Massachusetts
Submitted on 07-10-2016
Oyster bay staff was phenomenal. The resort was beautiful. Island is a great, friendly, welcoming place to visit. Restaurants on property were great. Pool was stunning. Rooms were nice. Cleaning staff was prompt. We will definitely return!
from Cleveland, Ohio
Submitted on 07-10-2016
we return every other year for 2 weeks, for R and R, we'd do it every year but the airfare is expensive. You know they do things right when you see the same staff when you return and it's always nice to be remembered even if it's for your "dance moves". The infinity pool is relaxing and the view is hard to beat. Restaurants on the property offer a nice variety of dishes and prices aren't out of line. They have continually updated the rooms and public areas, and you can feel secure with the secur... Read more
from Monroe
Submitted on 10-10-2016
This is the perfect spot for a quiet getaway. Rent a car to explore the two countries as this resort is off the beaten path. Oyster Bay may consider free wifi throughout. The local restaurants are average with okay service.
from Fayetteville, Arkansas
Submitted on 11-10-2016
We have stayed at Oyster Bay twice, 1st we traded in a time share and the room was top notched, ocean view, everything was perfect! Visited 2 years later and stayed in different section of the property it faced the marine. View was great however the room was nearly as nice as the our 1st visit. The resort is beautiful and the island is amazing, with friendly people and excellent food. We will be back, St. Maarten is one of our favorite places.
from Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Submitted on 14-10-2016
Beautiful island, beautiful resort. This wonderul resort in right on Dawn Beach, which is stunning. We hired a car and explored this picturesque island, this is the best way to get around as taxis are not cheap. Cannot think of anything bad to say about st maarten, our third visit and love it more each visit
from Belfast, Maine
Submitted on 21-10-2016
We were especially glad that Oyster Bay Beach Resort was located in a quiet area - admittedly it is better to have a rental car! The facilities are well maintained and the pool area is really nice. Our condo was fairly recently refurbished with granite counter tops, dishwasher, and all fairly well equipped. Daily housekeeping is nice. We didn't eat in the on resort restaurants, but there are several close by. Dawn Beach is also really nice.
from Wallkill, New York
Submitted on 21-10-2016
Many people travel to a far away destination and find themselves needing transportation to get to a good restaurant. At Oyster Bay Beach Resort, everything you need for great dining is within walking distance. The OBBR offers a top-notch restaurant where I enjoyed the best Ahi Tuna Special dinner I have ever had. I have never been disappointed with the meals at the Infinity Restaurant at the Resort. There is also great bar food if you would rather eat on the patio or at poolside. Within wal... Read more