Flamingo Beach Resort - St. Maarten

3- or 5-Night Stay at Flamingo Beach Resort in St. Maarten

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Family-Friendly Caribbean Getaway on Private Beach

With its tiny coves and shallow reefs, St. Maarten has earned a reputation as one of the Caribbean’s best snorkeling destinations. The water is particularly clear for snorkeling at Simpson Bay, which is situated among dozens of white-sand beaches on the island's southern Dutch side. Flamingo Beach Resort wraps around the sea near here—you'll have access to your own private stretch of beach. And when you're not scoping out the scene underwater, you can find a number of outdoor bars and 24-hour casinos along the beach.

Each of the resort's 750-square-foot studio rooms features a full kitchen, a spacious living room, and a furnished balcony. Splashes of vibrant colors in the artwork, upholstery, and window treatments give rooms a playful vibe. Some rooms look out onto the ocean.

Throughout the week, Flamingo Beach Resort keeps families occupied, with scavenger hunts, T-shirt painting classes, and aqua aerobics. But if you just want to relax, feel free to use the resort's lounge chairs, palapa huts, and blue-and-white-striped umbrellas on the beach. The infinity-edge pool looks out to the ocean, where sailboats and cruise ships float by throughout the day. There’s also an open-air bar by the pool, where small chalkboards display happy-hour specials and the day's homework assignment.

Saint Martin: Island Paradise with Split Cultural Heritage

Located in the northern Caribbean, the 37-square-mile island of Saint Martin has been peacefully shared by the French and the Dutch for more than 350 years, giving the island two very distinct yet harmonious personalities. On the Dutch side, to the south, crowds gravitate toward the neon-lit clubs and the live-music bars at Simpson Bay; when those establishments close, revelers make their way to the 24-hour casinos. Meanwhile, the French portion to the north is more secluded and less developed. It has some gorgeous beaches, and the emphasis here is on relaxation.

You can get an understanding of Saint Martin's blend of cultural influences when you consider its restaurant scene; there are more than 400 eateries on the island. Many travelers praise the authentic French cuisine and fine wines at Grand Case Beach Club on the French side, known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean. Casual barbecue restaurants, known as lolos, are located along the beach and serve up spicy shrimp, ribs, chicken, and heaping helpings of side dishes complemented by guava-berry rum. The quieter Back Street, on the Dutch side, is lined with some authentic Chinese eateries that are typically inexpensive.

Both parts of the island share crystal-clear bays filled with palatial coral structures and tropical fish. Take a guided snorkeling trip to Pinel Island, or to Creole Rock to see reef-ringed boulders. Deep-sea fishing charters send anglers out in search of marlin, blackfin tuna, and wahoo.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for up to four

  • Option 1: $229 for three nights in a studio (up to a $597 value)
  • Option 2: $309 for three nights in an oceanview studio (up to a $747 value)
  • Option 3: $379 for five nights in a studio (up to a $995 value)
  • Option 4: $509 for five nights in an oceanview studio (up to a $1,245 value)


Policies and Fees

Book by: 11/1/13
Travel by: 12/20/13

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 11/27-11/30
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 48-hour cancellation notice or $75 fee applies
  • Taxes: 20% tax not included
  • Additional fees: $100 refundable deposit required on major credit card at check-in

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Set on a private beach
  • Infinity-edge pool
  • Spacious suites with full kitchens
  • Poolside bar
  • Tennis court
  • Organized family-friendly activities
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/1/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/20/13
  • Not valid 11/27-11/30
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • 48-hour cancellation notice or $75 fee applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check-in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • $100 refundable deposit required on major credit card at check-in
  • 20% tax not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Studio or Oceanview Studio

  • One king bed and one sleeper sofa
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 10 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 2 miles from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
  • By cab: about $10 from SXM

Traveler's Tips

  • The operating hours for shops on Front Street are often dictated by cruise schedules and can change every day, so check in advance.
  • The island is easiest to travel by car, and there is a car-rental service at the hotel.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.

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