10 May 2013
Our extended family, 7 adults, spent 11 days at Oyster Pearl Villa in Sint Maarten in May, 2013 and were very pleased with the villa, the spaciousness and cleanliness of the accomodations, the location of the property (short walk to the ocean) and the beautiful views from the living room and outdoor patio. We've traveled to the Caribbean only once before and this was our first trip to the island - all of us very much looked forward to a combination of sun and beach, relaxation, and the chance to try some exploring and fun adventures. This island and this villa served us well for all of the above. The highlights of our trip included many hours sitting on the patio/veranda and enjoying the ocean breezes and view, frequent walks on the beach and swims in the ocean below at Dawn Beach, body-surfing and sun-bathing, dinners at Daniel's and L'Oasis, a catamaran trip to Anguila on the Lambada, and a Rhino-Tour snorkeling trip. Craig, our villa caretaker, was a valuable resource and gave us many valuable recommendations regarding where to shop, how to navigate the island, and best places to buy pastries and where to dine. Thanks, Craig, for taking such good care of our party. B.F.