Wonderful, relaxing stay in a great location!
What can I say, other than second all the other positive reviews. We stayed at Sea Belle for 10 days, just relaxing on the open terrace during the day, dipping in the pool and lounging on the sun deck. You are right on quiet, private Simpson Bay beach. As others have already pointed out, while the water is not really accessible from the beach directly in front of the La Siesta condo complex, due to rocks just under the water, a short walk to the right for a minute or two and you have easy, sandy access to the bay and the warm, Caribbean sea. Beach chairs, towels, an umbrella, a portable cooler, floats and snorkeling gear have all been provided for you to enjoy the beach.
It was great to be able to fully open the patio doors during the day and come and go freely from inside the unit to the covered terrace and pool deck, without having to open and close a door or use steps or an elevator. We miss having meals or cocktails on the terrace, while watching the mega yachts come and go from Simpson Bay lagoon, then looking up where they were heading to or coming from, on the free, wireless internet provided. With the binoculars in the unit you could also check out the cruise ships as they passed by in the early morning or evening, to and from the docks at Philipsburg. And the sunsets were magnificent!
We even used the BBQ grill on the terrace to cook a couple of delicious meals. The kitchen in the unit has everything you need to make a quick snack or cook a full, multi-course meal, including storage containers for any leftovers. There are several good locations nearby such as Gourmet Marche or The Market Garden to replenish the fridge.
At night you just close the doors and turn on the air and sleep like a baby in the comfortable, king-size bed. With the hurricane shutters down at night, no sound will disrupt your sleep, plus they give you an added sense of security during the day while you are out exploring the many things to see on the island. The owners provide you with a very thoughtful and comprehensive list of places to see, their favourite restaurants and lots of helpful suggestions, including maps.
You are within a 10-15 minute walk of lots of stores, entertainment, French cafes and restaurants in the heart of Simpson Bay village on Airport and Welfare Roads. If you do rent a car (we did), there is a dedicated parking space and a night security guard. It is such a great location that we are already looking at returning next year!
Tourists without a Car,
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