We stayed at marina view end unit 15. Spacious! You get 2 BR and 2 floors (21 steps up), private patios overlooking marina on both floors. We enjoyed the patio views and visitors (birds, iguanas). Gated parking, though tight. Five restaurants and pizza place a short walk. Dawn Beach is a short walk thru Mr. Busby's Beach Bar. We rented two beach chairs and umbrella combo for $12/day. The shore during our stay was piled with seaweed, and much also was suspended in the water. We could still get in for a swim in areas relatively weed-free. Though snorkeling can be done, the surf was too rough for us to try it. We did visit Islet Pinel and took Aqua Mania trips to Shoal Bay, Anguilla, and to Saba; these were enjoyable and worthwhile. You need a car (or hire a taxi) as there's no hotel pick-up. We also toured Philipsburg and Marigot; other than looking for beaches or restaurants, there didn't seem to be much outside of the capitals.
John & Carolyn from New York
This Oyster Pond condo is set on the beach a short distance from Dawn Beach, Butterfly Farm, and Guana Bay Beach. Local …More
Pocket Guide: Oyster Pond, Sint Maarten Romantic Hotels
On the border between the French and Dutch sides of St. Maarten lies Oyster Pond. It does not have any beaches, but it does have a picturesque harbor and a well-known seafood restaurant, Captain Oliver’s.