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4.2 out of 5

"We enjoyed our stay at the Royal Palm very much, waking each morning to beautiful sunrises right from our very own balcony. The hotel was right on a ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 18 Aug 2016

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront resort near Maho Beach

On the beach

At this resort, you'll be steps from Kim Sha Beach and within a 10-minute walk of Pelican Key. Also, Paradise Plaza is within half a mile (1 km) and Hollywood Casino is within 2 miles (3 km).

Fun at the beach

This resort features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a swim-up bar. Enjoy a day at the beach snorkeling, or relax with beach umbrellas. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free Internet, kitchens

The 140 guestrooms feature TVs with cable channels, free WiFi and free wired Internet, and kitchens with refrigerators and microwaves. Balconies or patios, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

Standard Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Condo (Run of the House)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Royal Palm Beach Resort by Diamond Resorts ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Royal Palm Beach Resort by Diamond Resorts

Everyone (2)
4 out of 5

Beautiful ocean view rooms

Pros: We loved being right on the beach in a spacious two bedroom unit with a kitchen.
Cons: I would have loved a bathtub and a broom for the sand we brought in.
Location: There were lots of good restaurants and water activities including: jesting, paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling.
We enjoyed our stay at the Royal Palm very much, waking each morning to beautiful sunrises right from our very own balcony. The hotel was right on a lovely private beach.

Posted by , from Florida on Aug 18, 2016

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel

Very nice looking hotel, very clean, however during check in was told my room was not ready and the front desk agent would tell the housekeeper to clean our room next. I left the resort came back two hrs later and the room still not finished. I demanded a room as I was waiting for so long. I think got into my room where the balcony door wouldn't lock, the front door wouldn't lock all the way( strong winds would swing open the door), in the middle of the night the ac starting leaking from the closet destinying my clothes I had hung in there and the living room tv did not work. Other than that it was a nice short stay, beach was nice, staff was nice. But was not compensated for my loss of amenities.

Posted by , from new york on Jun 23, 2016

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5 out of 5

Royal Palms

Pros: Close restaurants
I found a great deal online for this resort and traveled with 5 people. We had a 2 bedroom 2 bath condo with a full kitchen. One thing we learned real quick is that eating out is expensive, for any meal. There is a good supermarket within walking distance so we bought breakfast and dinner stuff and cooked in a lot. The resort is beautiful. The beach is a bit small, but gorgeous. We went in September which is considered "low" season for them. The resort wasn't crowded at all, but there were enough people around that you didn't feel alone. It is also close to the airport and you can see planes taking off from the front side of the resort. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. There was only maid service once a week, but we had no issues with that. We had a dishwasher for dishes and hung towels to dry. We took taxis to whereever we wanted to go and were charged $5 per person on every trip. They did charge us $6 per person to go to Philipsburg, but that was a good 15 minute ride. I really can't complain about anything at this resort. We are already looking into going back next year!

Posted by , from Howell, NJ, USA on Sep 22, 2012

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1 out of 5

I had a reservation, but they overbooked so we didn't get to stay there!!!

Cons: Nothing close, No free Internet, Noisy
We booked a reservation at this oceanfront resort. However, upon our arrival we were told that they did not have a room for us because they had overbooked. I would not recommend this resort. We were asked to put our vacation on hold for two days while they tried to see if a room would open up, but it never did, so we ended up staying in a remote condo they put us in. Not the island beach vacation we had planned! We had to pay for internet access and there were no resturants on site.

Posted by , from Carolinas, USA on Feb 15, 2012

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4 out of 5

Beautiful setting.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
This was a great hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. The views were great. The restaurant was the only thing we didn't care for.

Posted by , from Grand Junction, CO, USA on Jan 18, 2012

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5 out of 5

Great overall value!

Pros: Close restaurants, great fitness center
Booked this resort for a 4 day/3 night last-minute getway in July, and it was fantastic. Price was very good, as it was considered off-peak season for St. Maarten, and was very satisfied with everything, from start to finish. Ended up with a two-bedroom, two bathroom suite on the first floor, which was more than I asked for, with three televisions and plenty of closet and dresser space. The back patio door opened up right onto the beach area, which was fantastic. Room was clean and comfortable, with a full kitchen consisting of full size refrigerator,freezer, stove and microwave, and the kitchen was fully stocked with dishes, bowls, glasses and silverware. Hotel doesn't have daily maid service, but since it's like being in your own condo, it really doesn't matter, as long as you can make your own bed and wash your own dishes in the huge kitchen! Hotel is a five minute walk from a large supermarket, which was great. Restaurant on property was pretty good, but two very good restaurants right across the street from hotel with great seafood, and they are right on the lagoon, so you can dine outside on the waterfront. Also a fantastic French bakery a two minute walk from hotel also, which was out of this world! Hotel is about a five minute drive from the airport, which is convenient. Fitness center located at the resort is actually large enough that the public buys memberships to belong to, and is stocked with a ton of cardio equipment, free weights, and weight machines. Beach and pool aren't huge, but plenty big enough, as there are plenty of beach chairs and tables, and pool has a swim up bar. Overall, I'd say it is a . great location on the Dutch side, since you could walk to restaurants and the supermarket, and it close to the airport, and still located right on the beach. If you are looking for a very nice place to stay at a good price, don't miss this resort!!!

Posted by , from Buffalo, NY on Aug 3, 2011

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5 out of 5

Overall...an EXCELLENT Experience!

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
This 2 and 3 bedroom property is one of the best values for 2 -3 couples vacationing at SXM. When we checked in we were not that enthusiastic about this place. They tried to push a moldy smelling suite on us. We promptly went back to the front desk and asked for something else. The next room was fine. Very nice shower with lots of marble or whatever looks like marble. Giant beds, excellent maid service and facilities.They also offer free internet in the open air lobby. But wear long clothes during mosquito season or you will get eaten up. Complimentary pass to a wonderful gym downstairs. And pool pass if you want a larger pool to a neighboring hotel. Kitchen facility is excellent and they have a nice balcony view of the beach. Two close by supermarkets to stock your kitchen. The beach is clean and comfortable with plenty of shade and lounges. Downside is the constant harassment to get a massage from wandering ladies. Now, I'd love to partake in receiving a massage, but the prices they ask are way too high for me. So alas, it is just a harassment to buy an overprice unaffordable product on my part. Bring an ENO hammock on your trip, string it up on the beach, pour yourself a cold Vitamalt and your in heaven. If your looking for something close to the airport, clean, value priced, a complete kitchen, spacious rooms, especially for 2 - 3 couples in one suite...THIS IS IT!! (And don't miss Loterie Farms zip lines!)

Posted by , from USA on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Our family absolutely love staying at the Royal Palm Beach Resort.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Great family atomosphere. Lots of activities and very friendly staff.

Posted by on Feb 7, 2011

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4 out of 5

Step into the Party or just Relax...

The staff was friendly room service was quick within their scope. Very nice rooms and saved a bundle being able to cook our own breakfast lunch and or dinner. We stayed at the end of October. We knew it was a time share so that was ok with us. They had lots of access to activities but no one thing that explained all that was available. Many activities focused on drinking which again was ok with us. We had trouble getting information on things that didnt involve group paid activities. We were looking for beaches where we could snorkel. Never really found a good one so we took a dive boat cruise. Sint Maarten is Charming and easy to drive if you can maneuver traffic circles. Only 1 stop light on the whole island that we saw.

Posted by on Feb 6, 2011

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5 out of 5

Great value!

Pros: Close restaurants
This hotel was a good price and on the beach with a great view.

Posted by , from San Ramon, CA on Feb 3, 2011

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About the Royal Palm Beach Resort by Diamond Resorts

Location 115 Welfare Road, Simpson Bay, 32835

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed until further notice.

Property Features

Lie back and work on your tan with relaxing beach amenities like umbrellas and sun loungers. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Royal Palm Beach Resort by Diamond Resorts like a complimentary children's club, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free.

  • 1 building
  • 140 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Bar or lounge
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Wedding services available
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Children's club (free)
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.) (3.2 km / 2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Royal Palm Beach Resort by Diamond Resorts offers 140 air-conditioned accommodations with DVD players and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Premium cable television is provided. Accommodations at this 3.5-star resort have kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Simpson Bay resort provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Royal Palm Beach Resort by Diamond Resorts has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the resort include an outdoor pool and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Parasailing on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 3 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests travelling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival. Contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 25.0 per stay.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates). Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Guests must provide a credit card at check-in to cover the required damage deposit. The deposit is refunded after guestrooms have been inspected following the guest's departure. If damage or missing items are discovered, guests will be charged.

Housekeeping service is offered every 4th day, additional housekeeping is available for a surcharge. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 100 per stay
  • Resort fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Beach loungers
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Housekeeping fees vary based on length of stay
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 25.0 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per stay

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Royal Palm Beach Resort
  • Royal Palm Beach Resort Simpson Bay
  • Royal Palm Beach Simpson Bay
  • Royal Palm Resort
  • Royal Palm Beach Resort Diamond Resorts Simpson Bay
  • Royal Palm Beach Resort Diamond Resorts
  • Royal Palm Beach Diamond Resorts Simpson Bay
  • Royal Palm Beach Diamond Resorts
  • Royal Palm Diamond Resorts