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Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts

Welfare Rd 115, Cole Bay 3035 St Martin / St Maarten
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#1 of 2 hotels in Cole Bay

Welcome to Royal Palm Beach Resort, your Cole Bay “home away from home.” Royal Palm Beach Resort aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

As your “home away from home,” the resort rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free internet access available.

Guests have access to 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and baggage storage while staying at Royal Palm Beach Club. In addition, Royal Palm St Maarten offers a pool and a lounge, which will help make your Cole Bay trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

Travellers looking to enjoy some ribs can head to Melange International Grill. Otherwise, you may want to check out an Asian restaurant such as Ginger Sushi, Little Buddha, or Sushi Itto.

Royal Palm Beach Resort puts the best of Cole Bay at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Kids club
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch
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peterjnyc wrote a review 15 May
New York City, New York154 contributions74 helpful votes
We stayed for 6 nights and couldn't have been more pleased. Apparently the hotel has only just re-opened after suffering extensive damage during Hurricane Irma, so our room felt completely new and immculate. The rooms are very spacious and a great value -- we had a two bedroom (each with a King bed), two bathroom apartment, with a large living room, kitchen, and balcony, with a fantastic view of the beach. The kitchen was completely stocked with anything you could need. The hotel is very centrally located and there's free parking at the hotel, so were able to explore the island very easily. So many gorgeous beaches everywhere. We also have to give a special shoutout to the Royal Palm's terrific staff -- especially Chantal at the Front Desk, and Patrick. Chantal went above and beyond for us, tracking down some lost Covid test results and having them delivered to the hotel. (Thank you Chantal!) Patrick was a friendly face, always with a cheerful greeting. I'd say everyone we encountered was kind and helpful (and we appreciated that the staff took health precautions very seriously and always wore masks, etc). We'd absolutely return here on our next visit to St. Maarten!
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Date of stay: May 2021
Dawn V wrote a review 7 May
Taylors, South Carolina38 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed her last week, and I cannot say enough about this place. From the time you walk everyone is so friendly. We stayed in a 2 bedroom which was very spacious and had plenty of storage!... They have a pool bar that had great happy hour specials and the best bartenders Candy and Talia!!! Close walk to everything. Every person we encountered was so friendly!! When we come back there is no question we will stay here.... Kim at the front desk is great she can help you with anything you need!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: We were on the 5th floor and had a great view of the pool and the Water
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Boiler Up Travels wrote a review Mar 2021
Indianapolis, Indiana32 contributions
Arrived afternoon of 27-3-2021 and Wow, very nicely done with the remodeling since the hurricane damage. This is our first time here so I can't compare to prior conditions, but all the finishes are top notch. Every staff we encountered has been wonderful. There is security around that helps give you a sense of comfort. The locations is great so we don't feel that there would be issues. We start our first week in a 3-bedroom then will move to a 2 bedroom so the photos I posted are of the the 3-bedroom and will add the 2-bedroom later. More updated as we enjoy the week so that is why I only rated Very Good at this time.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Diamond Resorts, Other at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts
Responded 10 Apr 2021
Hello! And thank you for taking the time to share your first impressions of our property. We truly hope the rest of your vacation remains outstanding. -HN
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Natalie R wrote a review Feb 2021
Park City, Utah790 contributions213 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 weeks. The location is great, walking distance to many restaurants. Parking is very easy. The hotel is beach front so you have great views. There is a bar next door and you do hear the noise at night if you keep the windows open, but it didn't bother us. The apartments are very spacious and when we came, brand new so that was nice. I do see over time that it will show a lot of wear and tear, especially the floors. No matter what you do, they show marks! They have free laundry, but it is on one end of the building, so it could be a long walk. I recommend staying in room number xx18 to xx27 as the view of the ocean is straight on, and not near the pool. The staff were always very friendly, but I think the rules of the hotel are very rigid. For example, check out is 10am SHARP and it is hard to even get a late checkout. If you want to stay until noon, it costs $100.  Sometimes we felt that they were over zealous calling us. We had to switch rooms (because it is a timeshare so  sometimes the owners come) and although the hotel was at most 30% occupied (there were tons of empty rooms), they called no less than 5 times to make sure we moved to the next room, reminding us that check out is at 10am. Even though we extended our reservation and were still staying at the same hotel, they even suggested that we had to leave the room by 10am and not be able to check in until 4pm. We were waiting for the floors to dry in our new room and they said if we didn't leave our current room we'd have to pay a late fee. But besides their over eager nature, we still enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
4 Helpful votes
Response from Diamond Resorts, Other at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts
Responded 23 Feb 2021
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your overall stay and appreciate your constructive feedback. We hope to have you back soon. -GP
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atpcliff wrote a review Jan 2021
Green Bay, Wisconsin203 contributions83 helpful votes
Just opened (from the hurricane several years ago). Most of the units are not ready. Much of the resort is not ready yet. The pool bar is closed. They are working on finishing everything. Inside each unit, everything is brand new. We are the first to stay in our unit. There are no elevators. You basically need a car to get around the island. There is a good amount of parking at the resort. There are a number of nice places to go and see, but they are spread out throughout both countries on the island. Also, rent the smallest car you can fit in. A normal sized American car is a nightmare, both for driving and for parking. There are plenty of restaurants, bars, clubs and a grocery store, rental cars, all within walking distance (you don't want to drive unless necessary). The bigger, better grocery stores are a drive away. The main room is large: Entry, kitchen, dining, living room-open concept. The master bedroom is a little small. The pillows look nice, but are like cotton candy: They have no substance, and are not supportive enough. The sheets are acceptable. The mattress is very nice. The closets are decent size, with some drawer space behind the TV. The master has a sliding door to the balcony, with another door from the living from. The second bedroom is larger. The two bathrooms are reasonable. They both have very large showers-no bathtubs, and no bidet. The kitchen has massive cupboard space, lots of counter space, yet the workspace is a small galley kitchen. One counter has eating space for four, next to the dining table. The major appliances are acceptable, and the units have: blender, toaster, coffee maker. There is no desk, so mi esposa is using the dining table for her workspace. There are electrical outlets bedside, and enough throughout the unit. Each room has a dimmable light and fan. The TV sizes (Samsung) and furniture are good. All units have a balcony facing the bay, with table and chairs for four. The living room couch has a pull-out mattress.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
5 Helpful votes
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts
Which popular attractions are close to Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Nearby attractions include Celine Charters (0.1 km), Kim Sha Beach (0.3 km), and Soggy Dollar Bar (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Palms Restaurant, Little Jerusalem SXM, and Vesna Taverna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Dutch.
Are there any historical sites close to Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fort Amsterdam (4.2 km).
Does Royal Palm Resort by Diamond Resorts have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.