"Wonderful hotel close to the beach and fine dining"
This was a vacation for our 25th wedding anniversary - my wife and I wanted a very special time together and our expectations were far exceeded. The Alamanda was wonderful. The check in went very smooth. The breakfast in the morning was fresh and delicious. The staff was excellent. The room was very good - comfortable bed, clean, very nice size. The balcony was furnished and an excellent place to relax.
Fine dining was a 2 minute walk away. We ate at 2 of the restaurants - Cote Plages and Le P'tit Bistro. The food was excellent at both. The foie gras at Le P'tit Bistro was incredibly delicious!
The Orient Beach was also a minute walk away. The sand, surf, and water were the most beautiful we have ever seen. The time we spent on the beach together (about 6 hours each day) was awesome! The beach front had restaurants that served lunch and drinks all day. We ate lunch at Andy and Cheryl's. It was very good.
My wife got a pina colada at Kontiki - it was superb!
The atmosphere at the Orient Beach was completely relaxed and chill. People were cool and friendly. Totally hassle free!
The prices for beer, drinks, and food at the Orient Beach restaurants and bars were reasonable.
The vacation was like having the best of France and the Caribbean in one place - a paradise of sensual pleasures and an excellent way for a couple to celebrate their marriage!
Ken from Louisiana
Set on the island's French side, this resort features direct access to sunning, swimming, and watersports along a mile of …More
We Stayed at Palm Court for another week and enjoyed it just as much as we did the first time. We checked out the day the hurricane hit the island. Our plane flight was cancelled and we were force to stay at another hotel by the airport, and we wished we would have been able to go back to Palm Court. The second hotel was terrible in comparison. Palm Court is clean, with a friendly staff and a nice pool. The rooms are a good size with large bathrooms. We never had to ask for anything from the staff because it was all good, the ice maker was even repaired and was full of ice every time we needed it.
CAPTAINR from Florida
Surrounded by palms, banana, and mango trees, this St. Maarten hotel is near Orient Beach, and a 20-minute drive from …More
The hotel is very nice, the rooms are very convenient, and the atmosphere of the place is great. The property is very well kept. The restaurant is a bit pricey.
There are a lot of restaurants walking distance away. The beach is very wavy, and not good for swimming.
Had an amazing two night stay pre time share week stay at another resort. But this is very pleasing to your sense's. the views are amazing from the infinity pool. They had free samples of wine and champagne. There are a few bars and restaurant's within walking distance.
SCC from Ohio
Occupying a nearly 6-acre peninsula between a bay called Oyster Pond and the Atlantic Ocean, this secluded Dutch-side resort …More
Just returned from 5 nights at Princess Heights; great location and view with a fantastic staff. Room had a large kitchen and living area with TV. Included a queen sofa bed and another foldout single bed from a large chair. neither of which we used. Large separate bedroom, also with TV, made the king bed look small. Deck overlooking the Caribbean accomodated a large table with six chairs; great view . Kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, silverware, utensils, glassware, etc. Many reasonable restaurants nearby in Oyster Pond but a rental car is necessary. Princess Heights is adjacent to the Westin, who allow guests to use one end of their beach but not their chairs or pool. Princess Heights rents chairs and umbrellas (less than $15 for 2 lightweight chairs and an umbrella) to take to that beach if you prefer not to use their own rather small pool area. Nothing but good things to say about the staff, especially Lars. They were on top of everything.
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