Captain Oliver's Beach Resort - Oyster Pond 97150

Three-, Five-, or Seven-Night Stay at Captain Oliver's Beach Resort in St. Maarten

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Ocean-View Bungalows and Exotic Wildlife on Private Bay in St. Maarten

When seasoned sailor Olivier Lange set out to open a restaurant on a small lagoon in St. Maarten's Oyster Pond area in the late 1970s, many of his friends thought he was crazy. At the time, there were no roads on this part of the island, and the few visitors who came here had to brave a rough boat ride across a choppy channel. Some 30 years later, St. Maarten is a thriving tourist destination, yet the bay still has a secluded feel. Lange's restaurant now anchors Captain Oliver's Beach Resort, which extends across St. Maarten's Dutch-French border and boasts a private marina and a mini zoo.

Throughout the resort, you can see evidence of Lange's love of the sea. An international bridge spans the French-Dutch border and leads to Captain Oliver's Restaurant, where resident parrots and toucans greet guests and recite the daily specials. You can dine on fresh seafood dockside or in the nautical-themed dining area, where a glass floor lets you peer into an aquarium filled with sea turtles and sharks. Just outside the restaurant, a glass-walled swimming pool is affectionately known as the "people aquarium."

Although it's tucked into a quiet cove, the resort is close to the island's popular attractions. You can stock up on snorkeling gear at the onsite dive shop and then take the shuttle across the bay to Dawn Beach to explore the coral reef. Or you can stay put, enjoying a view of the ocean from the balcony of your airy, bungalow-style guest room.

St. Maarten: Island Paradise with Split Cultural Heritage

Due to its location on Oyster Pond, which stretches from French to Dutch St. Maarten, the resort sits near a smorgasbord of on-the-water activities. Boat tours, lagoon cruises, and catamaran trips depart from the cove to explore neighboring islands and deserted hideaways, and deep-sea fishing charters send anglers out in search of marlin, blackfin tuna, and wahoo. A short boat ride off the French cul-de-sac brings travelers to Pinel Island, a hidden gem offering some of the best snorkeling in St. Maarten.

The 37-square-mile island shows off its French and Dutch heritage in a host of cosmopolitan boutiques and restaurants lining the wide, bustling boardwalks between Great Bay and Salt Pond. Trimmed by colorful awnings and towering palm trees, Front Street bustles with shops peddling duty-free jewelry and designer china. Art galleries and authentic Chinese eateries occupy the quieter Back Street. After sundown, lively beach bars fuel nights of revelry with rum-infused cocktails and flavorful creole bites.

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

What You Get

Stay for two adults in an ocean-view room

  • $369 for three nights
  • $569 for five nights
  • $729 for seven nights

Stay for two adults in an ocean-view deluxe room

  • $399 for three nights
  • $649 for five nights
  • $799 for seven nights

    Included in all options:
  • Breakfast buffet for two
  • Welcome drinks
  • Bus shuttle to Dawn Beach

Book by: 8/13/12
Travel by: 12/25/12

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

Amenities

  • Glass-walled swimming pool
  • Seafood restaurant with Saturday buffet and sports bar
  • Scuba shop

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/13/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/25/12
  • Limit 3 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Not valid during September
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in; 2 or older to stay
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points or for existing reservations
  • Taxes are included with this Groupon.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms

  • One king bed, two full beds, or two twin beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $55 per day for an additional occupant 12 or older; no charge for additional occupants 11 or younger. There is a $12 daily fee for the breakfast buffet for additional occupants of any age.
  • Ocean views
  • Satellite TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: free, subject to availability
  • 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: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

What It's Worth

Stay for two adults in an ocean-view room

  • $369 for three nights (up to a $621 value)
  • $569 for five nights (up to a $1,035 value)
  • $729 for seven nights (up to a $1,449 value)

Stay for two adults in an ocean-view deluxe room

  • $399 for three nights (up to a $690 value)
  • $649 for five nights (up to a $1,150 value)
  • $799 for seven nights (up to a $1,610 value)

    Included in all options:
  • Breakfast buffet for two
  • Welcome drinks
  • Bus shuttle to Dawn Beach

Getting There

  • By plane: about 15 miles from Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
  • By cab: about $30 from SXM

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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