On the east coast of St. Maarten at Dawn Beach, just minutes from the French side of the island and the community of Oyster Pond, is a luxury boutique condo hotel. Specializing in personalized service and spacious suites, Princess Heights is ranked by travelers as one of the top 10 places to stay in St. Maarten.
Apartment 501 boasts beautiful ocean views and lovely trade winds from its large, covered balcony. Enjoy your morning coffee there as you watch the sunrise over Dawn Beach. Come inside the fully air-conditioned unit and see the master bedroom which has been upgraded with a pillow-top, king size heavenly mattress as well as a flat screen T.V. The en suite full bath is tile, marble and granite with a jetted tub/shower. The second, smaller balcony is accessible from the bedroom through French doors.
The kitchen is fully equipped with beautiful granite counters and has been upgraded with stainless steel appliances – full cooktop/oven, dishwasher, microwave oven, blender, toaster, coffee maker and an ice maker/water dispenser in the door of the full-size refrigerator/freezer. Dishware, flatware, stemware, cookware and utensils are provided for those who prefer to dine in. Grocery and gourmet shops are just a short drive away for supplies to create a special dinner or simple breakfast.
A spacious living area contains a flat screen T.V./DVD player, a queen sleeper sofa and oversize twin sleeper chair. In all, a family of 4-5 guests can be accommodated. The dining area provides comfortable seating for four around the glass-top table and there are two barstools at the granite breakfast bar. A half-bath is conveniently located off the living area. In addition to central air conditioning, there are ceiling fans in the bedroom and living area. The unit was freshly painted in 2010. In-room internet access is available at no extra charge.
The complex offers a gorgeous outdoor pool, with lounge furniture on a large patio overlooking the sea, plus a private gym, open 24-7. Apartment 501 is convenient to both the pool area and gym – an easy walk, not a car ride.
Dawn Beach, with its beautiful turquoise water, is across the street with easy access. A tropical reef lies just offshore for excellent snorkeling. In addition to Dawn Beach, guests can enjoy several other beaches a short drive away: Le Galeon, Maho, Guana Bay, and Orient Beach which is famous for its water sports and beachfront restaurants. Venture a little further and you will arrive at Anse Marcel with its extra calm water, Baie Longue, and Baie Rouge - all beautiful spots.
Restaurant choices abound on both the Dutch and French sides of the island. Nearby is Oyster Pond which is home to a picturesque marina with restaurants and bars. Across the road, you'll find restaurants, shops, spa and a casino. The Dutch capital of Philipsburg is a 10 minute drive with its boardwalk, restaurants and shopping on Front Street. The gourmet capital of the Caribbean, Grand Case, and the French capital of Marigot are also easily accessible.
Whether you stay for a long weekend, a week-long family vacation or a month-long escape from winter, we’re sure you’ll enjoy your time in St. Maarten from the comfort of apartment 501 at Princess Heights.
Keywords: condo, apartment, vacation home
Friends introduced us to SXM in 1992 and we have returned to the island many times since then to enjoy the spectacular beaches and gourmet food. Even now with two young children, we spend family vacations here playing in the sand, splashing in the pool, and enjoying some downtime from our hectic schedules at home.
After having owned a time share on SXM for several years, we decided to purchase our condo in a part of the island that was picturesque, convenient yet private. We found our piece of paradise overlooking Dawn Beach and were charmed by the setting and quality of Princess Heights.
Our favorite evening ritual is relaxing on the balcony with a glass of wine while looking out at the sea and enjoying the tradewinds. Who needs music when you have the sound of waves and tree frogs?