This hotel's for you if you like a laid-back experience, quiet beaches, walking distance to the great restaurants in Grand Case, and a wonderful on-site restaurant. Watersports are available, as is a lighted tennis court. Rooms have kitchens. A supermarket is 5 minutes away by car. This is a very different experience than the more built-up Dutch side. I went with my wife and my active 28 year-old son and his active wife, and we all loved it. There was enough to do and it was serene when we wanted serene.
David from Wilmington, DE
This Caribbean Sea resort on the island's French side is 300m (328 yds) north of Grand Case village's restaurant row, known …More
I really appreciated how the hotel staff would take us and drop us off at places (beach, restaurants). This hotel is up a steep hill (which is why they have such a great view) and I was nervous about driving up and down. No problem! They took us everywhere, but even had a "room service" relationship with some restaurants where we could eat in our room. This is a very quiet, very relaxing getaway location in an area known for great food (Grand Case & classic French cuisine; why would you stay at an all-inclusive in this area???). I'm hoping to go back some day to truly enjoy it; we only spent one night here. Watch out for traffic though! What took 25 minutes to get there early in the morning can take over an hour to get back in traffic!
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.
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
"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
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