Budget travelers have long appreciated the excellent value and prime location of this simple cinder-block apartment complex close to Simpson Bay Beach and the airport, offering 10 well-maintained one-bedroom suites arrayed around a courtyard pool. The two-room suites are outfitted modestly in rattan furniture and tropical fabrics (with somewhat cramped bedrooms), but each comes with its own fully equipped kitchen (and something like five grocery stores within walking distance from which to stock your fridge). Plus it's just a short stroll (or drive at night) to reach Simpson Bay's restaurants and bars—including the famed johnnycake shack that is Hilma's Windsor Castle, mere yards from Turquoise Inn. The helpful, friendly management provides beach towels, beach chairs, and travel tips. No children younger than 5 are allowed.
St. Maarten/St. Martin
St. Maarten/St. Martin› Hotel
Turquoise Shell Inn
34 Simpson Bay Road, St. Maarten
Our Rating Neighborhood Simpson Bay Phone 721/545-2875, 545-5642 Prices In season $145 double, off season $115 double, extra person $35 winter, $25 off season, rates include tax and service charges Units 10 Amenities Freshwater pool, free Wi-Fi Web site Turquoise Shell InnBook a Room Now