$157 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Apr 17, 2015 Check-out: Apr 19, 2015

Captain Oliver's Resort

3 stars
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Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.5
out of 5
38 reviews
great location great price

This hotel is located right off the docks. The ambiance was very nice. Parking was very difficult... See full review

  • timothy w.
  • Jan 21, 2015
PERFECT 4 US

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

  • CHAZZARINI
  • Mar 10, 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.

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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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
11:30 AM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Captain Oliver's Resort

Overall score

3.5 / 5
5.01.0
38 out of 38
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.7
Value:
3.6

82% would recommend to a friend.

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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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Wallingford
Dec 8, 2008

Very beatiful location

I stay at this hotel to extend my trips for a few extra days. It has a nce location, restaurant and bar are very good. The resort is dated but clean. There is some building going on nearby that will have some impact on some ocean views. Great value for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

GRand CAse for excellent restaurants, and the best beach on the island, Orient is ten minutes away.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
timothy w.
Business
Wellston
Jan 21, 2015

great location great price

This hotel is located right off the docks. The ambiance was very nice. Parking was very difficult especially when the water taxi is departing that morning. I guess that's to be expected on such a tiny island. The location is just next to the dutch/french border. Its on the eastern side of the island away from the airport and most of the tourists.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EH
Business
Tucson, AZ
Jun 18, 2009

greate place

if you need a taxi call it early always a wait. Do have rental cars from the hotel but only at special times.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Great Mamas Pizza about 15 min. walk, but up steap hill. Captain olivers Dinning room top notch but exspensive. Dinging Dock cheeper but loud.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stan's B-day Vacation
Business
St Martin
Jun 21, 2009

Scenery is Beautiful

We went snorkeling More to do in the area I was good

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
black barbie
Business
Bronx, NY
Jun 20, 2011

The Getaway Spot away from the Madness

Went to the beach, dine and enjoyed happy hour. What would have made my stay more enjoyable if they had taken better control of the mosquitoes and the room needed to be cool. Somehow the air conditioners seemed to blow hot air so I couldn't sleep. The food was superb compared to other hotels and the waitress and bartenders were so nice.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
D.B. Cooper
Business
Puerto Rico
Nov 22, 2011

SMX Weekend Escape

Capt Oiver's is a great value hotel that provides a great location for those that prefer the east side of SMX and are renting a car. It is a small hotel with a nice, relaxed marina atmosphere. The restaurant has good dining situated along the mariana dock, but the wait staff have the typical caribbean, laissez-faire service. My room was clean and quiet. SMX currently has significant road construction near the west side of Philipsburg, so traffic along the south side of the island was heavily jammed both on my way to the hotel and back to the airport. In my long weekend trip, I was content to be on the east side beaches for the duration and avoided the traffic concern. From the hotel, it is a short drive north to Baje Orientale or south to Philipsburg. For me, it was great mid-point location for a great price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Beach at Baje Orientale

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Review of Captain Oliver's Resort

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mondo
Business
Coupeville, WA 98239, USA
Dec 2, 2011

Good Price

Nice pool, great restaurant with reasonable prices and good food. Small beach, but private and good snorkeling. Market nearby, but not much shopping.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Good food, varied menu and good prices.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
xxx.xxx
Business
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Feb 9, 2012

Sailing with Moorings St Martin

The hotel is very convenient to Moorings base. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. The room was spacious. Bathroom was clean...the facilities could use some updating, but nothing was bad. The restaurant was not as good as the little bar down the pier...not clear what they aim for with it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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