by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
The family-run Azure Hotel is located on the beach, just a short walk from Simpson Bay Village in Saint Maarten, and features all-suite accommodations. Every room is air conditioned and has a full kitchen or kitchenette, satellite television and most have outdoor living space. One- and two-bedroom units are available. Some rooms also offer direct beach access. Rollaway beds are available for an added fee.
The property has several fun features including a tortoise habitat and an art gallery where the owners create and sell custom paintings. Guests will find loungers and umbrellas for their use readily available at the beach. Parking, Wi-Fi and international phone calls to most countries are offered free of charge.
A convenience store, and restaurants, shops and attractions are all located within close walking distance of the hotel, and the owner can arrange all manner of tours and excursions, as well as transportation upon request.
Our Editor Loves
- All-suite accommodations
- Beachfront location
- Tortoise sanctuary
- Free Wi-Fi
What a great find. This small hotel exceeded my expectations.The owner, Michael was amazing and made check-in really smooth. He also helped with bookings and advice about local attractions on the island. It made my stay!
The hotel is a hidden gem. A zen like garden greets you as you enter the property. I had a room that opened onto the beach. It included a little deck area that was exclusively mine complete with table and chairs. It was great for making a drink and watching sunset. This hotel surprised me with some of its amenities that made my vacation great- beach towels; a beach shower to rinse off the fine sand before going into your room; small kitchenette with everything you need including ice trays; lending library in case you forgot a beach book; lots of towels in the bathroom and great smelling shampoo. To note, they are doing a small amount of construction currently with some noise during the day, but nothing bad. The construction should be finished soon.
The hotel is right on Simpson Bay with it’s beautiful turquoise water and calm surroundings. You can easily walk to a few beach restaurants and bars. The walk to town for more bars and restaurants was 6-15 minutes depending which end of town you were walking to. I definitely recommend a stay at the Azure Hotel and Art Studio.
by Tara D
The hotel is a hidden gem. The family that runs the hotel is wonderful. They are warm, welcoming, and extremely hospitable especially their daughter!
They have a tortoises courtyard and adorable kittens.
The beach is beautiful and the location convenient.