Fill your days with sunshine and slip your toes into powdery sands with a visit to the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, known as “the friendly island.” Water sports like “diving, snorkeling, sailing, and windsurfing are all top draws,” according to Fodor’s. Check in at Flamingo Beach Resort in Philipsburg, on the Dutch side of the island, popular for casinos and nightlife.
There are options to dine on site or refresh with cocktails beachside. Guests can also cook en-suite or venture out to the cafes and fine restaurants of downtown. The seafood and fruit are fresh and plentiful in this tropical paradise.
For a thrill, try zip-lining or a Jeep tour. Outdoor enthusiasts will also find options like mountain biking, nature walks and hiking (additional fees may apply).
After a day of tours and beach hopping, head back to the resort where the clear waters of the swimming pool beckon. Spread out in a spacious suite with a full kitchen, including a dishwasher and refrigerator, and then slip out to the balcony to unwind as the sun slips below the horizon.
From the press:
“There are so many activities at this resort
that you might not return to your room before bedtime” -- Fodor’s
Bar and casino nearby.
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
No pets allowed
24-hour front desk
Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Outdoor space for some rooms
DVD / CD player & library
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Internet access (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 21.
Standard checkout time: 10am.
Children and additional guests
Cribs and extra beds are not available.
No pets allowed.
A resort fee of USD$10 per night (subject to tax) plus 5% tax per night applies. The fee covers Wi-Fi, beach chairs, seasonal activities, billiards table, pool, business center computer/Internet and boarding pass printing.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Flamingo Bay Resort is less than a 10-minute car ride from Princess
Juliana International Airport. Cab fare is approximately $15 one way.