$91 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Oct 26, 2014 Check-out: Oct 27, 2014

Captain Oliver's Resort

3 stars
Oyster Pond, St Martin,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
37 reviews
PERFECT 4 US

STAFF IS SUPER NICE----POOL IS GREAT ---QUIET WITH GREAT VIEWS See full review

  • CHAZZARINI
  • Mar 10, 2014
QUIET-LAYED BACK

SPENT MOST OF OUR TIME AT THE FANTASTIC POOL OVERLOOKING THE MARINA & OCEAN.A BIT SECLUDED WITHOUT... See full review

  • CHAZZARINI
  • Jan 24, 2014
This half French/half Dutch resort sits on the border of St. Martin
Guests can enjoy both the Dutch and French sides of St. Martin at Captain Oliver's Resort. The hotel is on the French side, while the restaurants and marina are on the Dutch side, symbolizing the island's unity. Dawn Beach is located just across the bay, only a two-minute trip via the free water taxi. Orient Beach is a 12-minute drive away.
Highlights
  • Bungalows with ocean, marina, or garden views
  • Free water taxi to Dawn Beach
  • Home to exotic birds, sharks, turtles and other creatures
Rooms

The 50 rooms and suites are perched on the hillsides, hidden among tropical plants, natural rock outcroppings, and winding paths. The junior suites have private terraces or balconies offering spectacular views. Guest rooms have high-beamed ceilings and tile floors and are decorated with white rattan and local art. All rooms have air conditioning, satellite TV, in-room safe, mini-bar, coffee and tea maker, ceiling fan, direct-dial telephone, and free Wi-Fi.

Features

It only takes a couple of minutes to get to Dawn Beach via the free taxi. On calm days, the beach is great for snorkeling, and on windy days there's nice wave action, good for body surfing. A freshwater pool is also on site. A sandy area in front of the hotel with tikis and hammocks is available for hotel guests.


Captain Oliver's is also home to exotic birds, sharks, turtles, and other creatures. The birds often greet guests crossing the International Bridge entrance to Captain Oliver's restaurant, which serves fresh seafood and French and Creole cuisine. The sharks, turtles, tarpon, and other native marine species live in a natural aquarium under the restaurant's glass floor. The Quai Ouest Restaurant and Bar, on the hillside overlooking the marina, is family operated and features authentic Italian cuisine. The Dinghy Dock Bar and Restaurant on the marina is famous for its happy hour from 5 pm to 7 pm where guests get to mix their own drinks for just $2. The hotel also offers sailing charters to nearby uninhabited islands, and the ferry to St. Barths departs directly from Captain Oliver's Marina.

Transportation
  • Princess Juliana International Airport (9.9 mi/16 km)
Nearby attractions
  • Philipsburg (3.7 mi/5.9 km)
  • Marigot (7.5 mi/12 km)
  • Orient Beach (5.1 mi/8.2 km)
Business
  • High-speed Internet
Policies and fees
  • Rates include welcome drink and taxes.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

18.0572 -63.0159
Area served
St. Martin.
Nearby airports
Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)
Area description
Saint Martin/Sint Maarten is part of the Leeward Islands that are located in the northeastern portion of the Caribbean Island chain between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. St. Martin/St. Maarten is in the northern part of the Leeward Islands, 18.02 degrees latitude and 63.3 degrees longitude. The closest major neighboring islands are St. Barths and Anguilla. St. Martin / St. Maarten is known for its Caribbean charm and European flair. Captain Oliver's Resort is located in a prestigious area of the island called Oyster Pond, which is on the east side of the island and straddles the French/Dutch border.

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Captain Oliver's Resort Rooms

Marina-Mountain View with Buffet Breakfast
Room with one king or two twin beds includes a balcony with view on the Marina and/or the Mountains, with a separate bar area that has a refrigerator with mini-bar, a sink, a water heater for tea and coffee, a shower/bathtub combo, hair dryer, toiletries, air conditioner, satellite television. 356 sqft
Super Saver Marina-Mountain View w/Breakfast
Room with one king or two twin beds includes a balcony with view on the Marina and/or the Mountains, with a separate bar area that has a refrigerator with mini-bar, a sink, a water heater for tea and coffee, a shower/bathtub combo, hair dryer, toiletries, air conditioner, satellite television. 356 sqft
Ocean View with Buffet Breakfast
Room with one king or two twin beds includes a private terrace, a separate bar area that has a refrigerator with mini-bar, a sink, a water heater for tea and coffee, a shower/bathtub combo, hair dryer, toiletries, air conditioner, satellite television. 418 sqft
Garden View with Buffet Breakfast
Room with two king beds includes a separate bar area that has a refrigerator with mini-bar, a sink, a water heater for tea and coffee, a shower/bathtub combo, hair dryer, toiletries, air conditioner, satellite television. 520 sqft
Ocean View Deluxe with Buffet Breakfast
Room with one king bed includes private terrace, luxury beds, with a separate bar area that has a refrigerator with mini-bar, a sink, a water heater for tea and coffee, a walk-in shower, hair dryer, bath linens and top-of-the-line toiletries, air conditioner, satellite television. 418 sqft

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Activities
Pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Service dogs allowed
Service animals allowed
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled

Dining

Dinghy Dock Bar and Restaurant
The Dinghy Dock Bar and Restaurant on the marina is famous for it's Happy Hourfrom 5:00pm to 7:00pm where you get to mix your own drinks for just $2.00. Plus a variety of beers are available for $1.00-$1.50 during Happy Hour. This sailor's bar also serves breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring casual American style food and a variety of daily specials.
Iguana Bar
The Iguana Bar is located adjacent to Captain Oliver's Restaurant and the swimming pool. It has an open terrace with tikis that overlook the ocean with St. Barths on the horizon. Here you can enjoy your favorite cocktail while being cooled by the fresh ocean breezes. During Happy Hour from 4:30pm to 6:30pm drinks are two for the price of one.
Yacht Club Piano Bar
The Yacht Club Piano Bar is located on the marina. The interactive musical ambiance features Niko, a singing piano player that welcomes you to sing along.
Captain Oliver's Restaurant
Captain Oliver's Restaurant was established in 1982 by Parisian restaurateur Olivier Lange who emphasizes fresh seafood, French and Creole cuisine. The open-air reataurant is built on pilings above the way. Below the restaurant is an aquarium for sharks, turtles, tarpon and other native marine life that can be viewed through the glass floor. Every Saturday night is Captain Oliver's famous seafood buffet. There is a plentitude of deliciously prepared and pleasingly presented food. The offerings include lobster, shrimp, prime rib, lamb, pork, ribs, chicken, fish, salads, side dishes, desserts and much, much more. On Sundays a brunch buffet is offered in addition to the regular menu.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
The conference room is located across from the hotelm reception and is free of charge for groups of 12 ore more staying at the hotel (upon availability). The sitting capacity is 40 persons in theatre style, 25 persons in classroom style.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1130

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (37)

Ratings and reviews for Captain Oliver's Resort

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
37 out of 37
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

81% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Winter Haven, Fl
Mar 17, 2011

This is no 4 star resort!

We stayed here 1 night prior to departing on a Moorings sail. The bathrooms are very old, small and have never been renovated. Service is bland if not non existant. Pool furniture is in need of replacement. This is simply not a 4 star resort. I'd be generous in giving them a 2 AAA star rating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Iowa
Feb 28, 2011

Great place to visit and stay

A great place to stay the week. Staff was friendly and very helpful. Atmosphere for a cozy getaway. Interent only available in lobby is only drawback to great week. Several french resturants available. All we attended was good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Many great places to eat with different menus

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
B.C. Canada
Dec 18, 2010

Vary Good

Vary good staff. We thought that breakfast came with our stay acording to [...]. We where told that SuperSaver did not come with breakfast. Yet the first day they said to go ahead and have breakfast on them. Vary nice of them. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

It is quite expensive to eat there.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Crizaig
Business
Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 12, 2010

Great rooms with a/c!!

Rooms were great with a nice view! However the "bars and restaurants" claimed by the resort were lackluster and were kinda disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
LJarv
Business
Saint Leonard, MD
Jul 21, 2010

LJ's Trip

I had an excellent time and is planning to go back the staff made you fell welcome

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, IL
Mar 27, 2010

Shockingly primitive

Captain Oliver's said they would have a driver there to meet me when I landed. I waited 1-1/2 hours for them, and made two phone calls in the interim to say I'd prefer to just take a cab; each time they said the driver was "on the way" or "almost there". When I finally arrived, they seemed to think it was funny. You must have a rental car as there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING close to this place -- no groceries, drug stores, restaurants or shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
North NJ.
Mar 18, 2010

Average Hotel

Hotel is really out of the way. Overall hotel was not bad. Internet access was free, but if you are very far from the reception, the WiFi signal is poor. The shower holder was broken and had no phone dial tone despite my reporting both the issues to the management. Parking is free. Linens are nice and changes everyday. TV channels were limited... only 4 American channels: TBS, TNT, CNN, HBO3. Only 2 channels were clear enough to watch. Pool looked nice. The food was VERY EXPENSIVE. You are better off going to Philipsburg to eat. I think for the money and time I spent renting a car and paying for gas, I would have been better off staying near the airport.. there is more to do there and better hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Very EXPENSIVE!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
long time visitors to St. Maarten
Business
New Hampshire
Feb 21, 2010

Charming, low profile, rustic

Very easy going

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
London UK
Oct 26, 2009

A great place to relax.

This is a great place to stay. You are minutes away from great beaches on boths sides of the boarder. However a Car is a must. This location is on the quite side. Staff are friendly and the food at Captain Olivers is one of the best on the Island. (not expensive as some suggest). All in all i spent a very pleasant & peaceful 14 days here at the beginning of the season.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
"Dr. Bill"
Business
GEORGIA
Oct 10, 2009

CAPTAIN OLIVER'S RESORT-

EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE. YES, IT IS A BIT OUT OF THE WAY,BUT WELL WORTH IT. EASY TO RENT A CAR. I GOT ONE FROM BUDGET FOR $137- A WEEK. EXPLORED THE ENTIRE ISLAND IN FIVE DAYS. THEY ALSO HAVE FREE INTERNET BUSINESS OFFICE (THOUGH i COULD NOT GET MY SERVER IN THE u.s. FOR SOME REASON). DAWN BEACH WESTIN short drive away has a better beach (cleaner) that on the Oyster Bay end of Dawn Beach..they also have a casino that opens at 5 PM nightly. Again, you will need a car to really enjoy the Island.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

RENT A CAR. ALSO BEST TO HAVE SHORT-TERM MEDICAL COVERAGE WHILE AWAY FROM THE U.S.---I GOT IT FOR $28 us FOR A WEEK---$100k INCLUDING FLIGHT EVACUATION IS NECESSARY..($250- DEDUCTIBLE),

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