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Get an overview of this hotelTranquil, casual resort on a St. Maarten beach

On Dutch side

This 240-suite resort on south-facing Simpson Bay is located on the St Maarten half of the island about 7 km (4 mi) west of the Dutch capital of Philipsburg.

Sunbathing comfort

The Caribbean Sea calmly laps at the beach in front of Flamingo Beach Resort; cushioned chairs supply lounging ease beside a pool, and a casual restaurant/bar offers all-day dining.

Full kitchens

Flamingo Beach Resort's guest suites include balconies or ground-floor terraces furnished with dining sets, parlors with sofa beds, ceiling fans plus air conditioning, and kitchens.

Flamingo Beach Resort by Diamond Resorts

Renovations & Closures

The property will be renovating from 01 January 2017 to 01 June 2017 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:
  • Elevator
During renovations, the resort will make every effort to minimize noise and disturbance.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Massage, body scrubs, and nail care (surcharges for all) are available in a seaside air-conditioned cabana at the Flamingo Beach Resort. Use of outdoor barbecue grills is complimentary, and inside, guests have access to complimentary wireless Internet in the apartment's business center and in their own room.

A laundry room contains coin-operated machines. Depending on demand, a limited scheduled of children's arts and crafts activities (surcharges) are offered. Complimentary family activities include crab races and bingo. The resort also offers three separate beaches; on the first one, guests will find Topper’s By The Sea restaurant and bar; the second is a secluded hideaway where you can relax and listen to the ocean waves and enjoy the sunset; and the last one is located next to the pool area, with beautiful views of Simpson Bay & Cole Bay.

Self parking is complimentary and subject to change without prior notification. Shuttle vans and private cars of varying prices are available. They can be reserved during the process of booking a reservation for this St. Maarten hotel, via this Web site, and added to the total trip cost.

  • Outdoor pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Total number of rooms - 240 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Children's club 
  • Free self parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Kitchen  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Kitchen 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Limited housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer 
  • Stovetop 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 

Where to Eat

Toppers by the Sea - Restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Pool Bar - Casual open-air bar open late morning to early evening.

Nearby Things to Do

Flamingo Beach Resort lies on a 100-m (109-yd) Caribbean Sea crescent beach that's part of the 3-km (2-mi) beach fringing Simpson Bay adjacent to the airport on the island's southwest side. Water in the bay remains calm in most weather. The resort's beachfront is furnished with lounge chairs and thatched shades.

For freshwater swimming the resort offers a 20-by-10-m (65-by-33-ft) pool flanked by a sundeck furnished with cushioned lounge chairs. Complimentary aerobics are offered in the pool during busy seasons.

The resort supplies a lighted tennis court and a shuffleboard court. Water sports such as water skiing, sailing, scuba diving, and motor boating are offered by independent operators on the beach.

From early morning to early evening, complimentary shuttles transport guests to a companion resort, Royal Palm Beach Resort, 1.25 km (0.75 mi) away, where they have complimentary access to a large air-conditioned fitness center with cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights; a 15.25-by-9.25-m (50-by-30-ft) pool with swimup bar; and a 100-m (109-yd) crescent beach on Simpson Bay Lagoon, the 6.5-km-wide (4-mi) body of placid saltwater enclosed by the island's western side.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Water skiing on site 


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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 7 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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).

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. Special requests regarding unit location are not guaranteed.

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


You'll 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:
  • Beach loungers
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Name

  • Flamingo Beach Resort Simpson Bay
  • Flamingo Beach Simpson Bay
  • Flamingo Beach Resort Diamond Resorts Simpson Bay
  • Flamingo Beach Resort Diamond Resorts
  • Flamingo Beach Diamond Resorts Simpson Bay
  • Flamingo Beach Diamond Resorts

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4.0 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
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4.0 Service & staff
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Large American chain hotel close to beach

3 out of 5
by from Australia
Posted Feb 21, 2017
Pros: The rooms were in excellent condition with good quality and comfortable furniture, lovely bed linen and large bathrooms. The kitchen was well equipped
Cons: As it is a very large resort, the wait time for check-in can be a long time and there is often a queue to talk to the front desk and concierge staff.
Location: There are plenty of restaurants and cafes in the Pelican Key area catering to the masses. The beaches have some good snorkeling when the seas are calm
If you like hotels that are exclusively run for the American market then you will be pleased to stay at the Flamingo. The guests are all Americans and the activities are suited to the predominantly older clientele. It's a bit like being in a hotel in Miami. However if you are looking for a hotel that has a more authentic Caribbean vibe then this is not the place for you.
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Great location on the beach.

4 out of 5
by from Philadelphia
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Pros: Great location on beach. Many restaurants nearby. Hotel discount card for use at local restaurants and activities. Great poolside happy hour daily.
Location: Within walking distance to many good restaurants.
Rented one bedroom condo unit with sliders to balcony overlooking ocean. Great views, great beach. Plenty of chairs and umbrellas available on the beach. Living room A/C and electronic door lock weren't working when we arrived but were fixed within minutes of notifying front desk/maintenance. Living room sofa was a little worn. Overall great experience.
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Good place for a get-a-way

4 out of 5
by from Houston, TX
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Pros: Easy check-in, nice rooms, has a beach and pool area. Near Hollywood Casino
Location: Near lots of other hotels/condos, near Hollywood Casino, plenty of dining with a bit of a walk or you can taxi ride it down.
Enjoyed staying a the Flamingo since it had it's own beach and pool. Beach was a decent size and rooms were large. It was nice to stay at Simpson because it was easy to taxi over to Maho, Phillipsburg or stay at Simpson. The only disadvantage of this place in our opinion is that it is at the very end of the bay/road and sometimes took a while to get to the back since it is away from the main road where all of the bars and restaurants are.
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Nice Hotel with comfortable atmosphere

4 out of 5
by from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posted Feb 19, 2017
A lovely setting with many amenities. We had a lengthy delay to check in. 4:00pm became 5:00pm approximately. While the staff were very courteous, they didn't really acknowledge our inconvenience. Our stay was otherwise quite comfortable and enjoyable. I would definitely come again!
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Great spot, close to restaurants and nightlife

4 out of 5
by from Minnesota
Posted Feb 19, 2017
Pros: This hotel is smaller so there's more personal attention to guest's needs. The grounds are beautifully maintained, easy to navigate, safe for parking.
Cons: Can't think of anything that I'd improve. Loved the staff!
Location: So many restaurants within walking distance. Rent a car and see the island, do a gourmet cruise with Passat & snorkeling trip with Billy Bones Charter
The Flamingo has a nice spot on the tip of Simpson Bay, small beach but very nice. Pool is good, staff is VERY friendly and accommodating. Our room overlooked the hotel's beach which was absolutely wonderful - we used the patio every day to sit and listen to the waves gently rolling in. It's a hike up Billy Folly road from the main road through Simpson Bay but it was good exercise and traffic is very slow so didn't feel dangerous to walk next to the road. We loved St. Maartin and will be back!
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beautiful resort right on the beach

4 out of 5
by from Calgary, AB
Posted Feb 15, 2017
Pros: Location and quality of suites
Cons: Front desk staff training
Location: We were only there for 1 night so never left the location.
This is a high end time share resort that is used by Marriot. We had some problems getting our room as it was already booked and it took a little time to get it sorted out. Once done we nfound we had a beautiful beachfront room next to the small reasturent on site. Everything just went up from there.
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one night stay

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 14, 2017
Pros: quiet location with lots of food options nearby
excellent staff in the lobby, entire facility was in great shape
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Close to beach.

3 out of 5
by from Burlington Ontario Canada
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Pros: Our room was terrific. All the amenities: stove, fridge, microwave dishwasher. Air conditioning blew directly down on the bed. No view.
Cons: Perhaps hottubs.
The island was OK. We are not night people and we found that the island caters to night life ie many many nightclubs. Not very much else to do except shop at the endless jewellery stores. We went to the zoo, butterfly farm, lotterie farm and the 2 forts on the island. We are explorers not beachers so not really interested in touring the beaches. Driving around the island was scariest thing ever. Locals and tourists alike are horrid drivers. Loved the water activities. Swam with the dolphins, sunset dinner cruises, snorkling. All exciting and very enjoyable. Not the island for us. We will not go back.
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Great for Families, Couples and Seniors

4 out of 5
by from New York NY
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: The patrons and staff were all super friendly.
Cons: The room had roaches. Housekeeping staff was not responsive to correcting this. The room was acceptable but could use updating.
Location: Concierge was friendly but didn't tell us about family activities like the zoo, bird sanctuary and zip lining.
This would have been the perfect vacation if not for the roaches in my room. We were there during the busy season in February and the beach wasn't too crowded. There was plenty of elbow room on the quaint beach with larger stationary umbrellas that give you a large footprint of shade with tables that were large enough to dine on, available if you got there early enough. If not, smaller but sufficient removable umbrellas were there and the staff on the beach worked hard to get you set up quickly. The water was calm on the small stretch of beach (no more than 125 yards) and mostly really clean with the occasional cigarette butt. There were rooms available less than three feet from the beach which I liked, but some may want more privacy for their balcony. The resort had a boutique hotel feel with all the necessary amenities. There was a small gift shop with snacks and sundries a few steps away, a beach restaurant/bar with great food, happy hour specials and friendly/attentive staff. There were also at least two more restaurants within very close walking distance. There was a pool that was if not was, is close to olympic size that was maintained well with a little bar close by. I liked that the pool had a place to sit in the water around its edge.
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4 out of 5
Posted Feb 1, 2017
Clean and safe on the water but surrounded by hotels. Everything in walking distance was a plus.
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