We just came back from St. Maarten. My son and I went to St. Maarten for the first time and stayed at Corinne's villa. I was a bit nervous about booking international rentals online at a country I've never been to. But Corinne made it so easy to plan this mother & son trip to St. Maarten. She can answer any questions you may have instantly!
When we got there, the transportation was waiting for us at the airport (very easy to spot them), the scenery ride was great. It's about 30 min from the airport and for us, Dawn Beach/Oyster Pond areas are the best exclusive location in St. Maarten.
Corinne's villa was exactly the photos, or better yet, it was much more beautiful than the photos! Living room, master bed are facing to the water, the second bed is facing to the hill/mountain. All bathroom has clear glassed sinks. All rooms are sunny, well designed and maintained, super clean, the decor is simply amazing! Both beds are super comfortable and there were plenty of towels, beach towels, linens, closet rooms, amenities.
There was daily housekeeping & laundry service which was great so that I could enjoy more time with my son than cleaning and doing laundry. Kitchen was fully equipped (I cooked breakfast and lunch everyday there). I ordered grocery online prior to our arrival and the staff there put them in the fridge for us. If you need something like juice, cereal, beer, etc, there is a deli store 2 blocks away.
My son and I enjoyed the pool every evening after coming back from the beach. Water was cleaned and well maintained. It's nice spot for adults to wind down for the day as well.
There were 3 restaurants almost right front of the resort. Canoa, Big Fish were our favorite. Amazing food! There was another one by the beach but can't remember the name of it. They were decent as well and great for lunch & snack.
Josette is the concierge at Coral Beach Club, and she is amazing. She helped all our concerns and questions there. Lovely lady!
I rented a car for $25/day. Josette made an arrangement to have it delivered at the resort. GPS wasn't helpful at all but the old fashion way, the map! Josette gave me directions everywhere we wanted to go to and we got there just fine. It was fun driving the island, actually.
There are SO MANY beautiful & amazing beaches on this Island; Mullet Bay, Maho beach, Baie Rouge (french side), Great Bay, etc…
We'll go back there for sure!! Highly recommended for everyone!