The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort and Marina
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
When you stay at The Villas at Simpson Bay Beach Resort and Marina in Simpson Bay, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Kim Sha Beach and Hollywood Casino. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Paradise Plaza and Seaside Nature Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 83 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and DVD players. Your room comes with a memory foam bed. 27-inch LCD televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Try your luck at the casino or dip into one of the 6 outdoor swimming pools. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a computer station, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. Free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Well, when we had to stay a night there not so much was open after the terrible hurricane that struck the area. This hotel seemed the best available and I booked a 2 bedroom suite.
We were surprised to arrive and see much of the Island, or at least what part we saw, was still one big mess. Boats laying everywhere, on beaches, in water, half under water etc. Hotels closed, houses damaged, roads damaged and trash everywhere etc. The airport, which is an important one for the greater area was a tented camp with limited AC and ill organised.
It struck me since this is an Island where people earn most of their income with visitors and tourism. One would expect people would make a joint effort to get things moving like I have seen often in Asia after a Typhoon hit. Clearly not in St Maarten.
On top of it all virtually all people we encountered were unfriendly, rude and at least uninterested in what you asked/wanted.
The taxi driver tried to scam us, great impression you get from the locals. Then check in at the hotel, we were some 15 min before official check in time and besides the fact that the staff was almost to lazy to get of their seats they just refused to check us in as it was not the time yet….I asked if the room was available but I was told that was not the point, rules were…..Yeah you live from tourism right?
Made us wait 15 min and then checked us in, slowly….and a late check out I requested. You guess it, I should have known better.
It had to do with housekeeping not being able to manage the cleaning. After seeing them work I understand, they dont do much, do not clean, do not move but hang in the corridors and talk loudly but work….no thats not what they do.
The room was not very clean and we all felt itch all over when in bed so we decided to sleep in our clothes. At 23pm our front door is opened by another couple who acted as shocked as we and admitted they had the wrong room. But their key card did open our room we jointly established or did they have different intentions?
I called the reception and told them to cancel ALL key cards assigned to our room and that I would come and get new ones in the morning. Hear me out, they refused! I was told they first had to investigate this matter and would come back to me. I again demanded to cancel, I did not care what they wanted to investigate, clearly more keys were issued to our room to people not suppose to have these.
No, it could not be done so I turned very unfriendly and they slam the phone down on me.
Then she calls me back at 0030am !!! to tell me they made a mistake. Well, I told them over a hour ago and they woke us up so I slam down the phone after telling them to ….
The next morning on check out not a word, nor an apology nor a late check out as compensation. What I did find out was that the lock did not work at all and had nothing to do with the key card actually. Rather unsafe and unacceptable.
Wifi was pretty good and fast.
Pool towels were another story, They have some strange paper card system which you need to give to as desk (which was open very limited hours at that time.) and you would get your pool towel.
A small and flimsy towel which were partly torn.
We had one dinner in the hotel restaurant where I can only say the food was good and the service was likewise. If I remember well the servers were from Cuba and were of the few people actually working hard.
Breakfast the next morning, same hotel restaurant as evening was not good experience and every question was met with a look if it was too much and took ages.
Also I like to mention that it was a Friday evening that we stayed and there was a lot of loud music from party’s going on, so this might be rather disturbing if you wish to have a nice quiet evening.
I have no idea how a hotel with such service is able to survive and hope you take my advise, do not go there and look for another hotel if you can. Any cent you spend here is a waste and the management and staff should be deeply ashamed.
My mother and I had an absolutely lovely stay at the Villas. Check-in was seamless. We arrived around 1 pm and were accommodated by being able to check in early. Check-out was also an easy process. The room was spacious and tidy. As others have noted, the views from the balconies are stunning. We ate at the Sports Bar twice and enjoyed the food. We chose to venture out to other parts of the island for all other meals. There is a convenient store on property that we went to daily for water and snacks. We had breakfast twice at the Pelican Bistro located at the entrance of the hotel's driveway. We also visited the casino located on the property and had a good time. For the nightly rate we paid, the hotel was a winner! What made the trip most special were the people we met. We met wonderful staff and travelers at the hotel, an amazing taxi driver who became our daily guide, and kind locals. This hotel was truly a good find! We are excited to return in the winter.
Just returned from a one week stay at the Villas at Simpson Bay Resort. I enjoyed my visit very much.
We stayed in a Junior Suite. The room was very nice. It included a kitchenette - sink, microwave, small fridge, coffee pot, toaster as well as some dishes, glassware and silverware. Even gave you papertowels and a small bottle of dish soap! The bathroom was layed out well with double sinks and a large counter located separate from the room with the toilet and shower. Made it very easy for both of us to get ready at the same time. The balcony was marvelous with 2 chairs and a small table and a wonderful view of the bay and sunsets. I think the Villas is a better location than the Simpson Bay Resort rooms as some of them will not have a view and may be a further walk to the beach/pools.
The grounds were kept immaculate. Pools were nice and beach was even better. Not crowded with plenty of chairs - at beach workers even bring beach chairs to you.
Free shuttle service would bring you to any location close to resort - grocery store, restaurants, etc. To return to resort they would just call the shuttle for you. The concierge
Highly recommend this resort!