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Flamingo Beach Resort 3.0

Philipsburg, Saint-Martin, St. Martin/St. Maarten

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Pros

  • In Simpson Bay, beachfront to Pelican Beach
  • Studios and apartments with full kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and balconies; some ocean views
  • Spacious infinity pool with lounge chairs overlooking the ocean
  • Open-air restaurant serves a casual breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily happy hour specials
  • Free shuttle between sister resort for extra amenities
  • Free laundry room in each building
  • Plenty of free outdoor and indoor parking
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel 
  • Outdoor tennis courts
  • Business area with computers and flat-screen TV
  • Front desk is open 24 hours a day

Cons

  • Breakfast costs extra
  • Wi-Fi is spotty in many of the rooms
  • Housekeeping only comes once a week
  • Some visible wear and stains on furniture 

Bottom Line

Flamingo Beach Resort was impacted by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. We will update our review as soon as we have more information. Flamingo Beach Resort is situated on the white sands of Pelican Beach and within easy walking distance of the restaurants and markets of Simpson Bay. The 240 rooms at the mid-range hotel are spacious and modern, featuring full kitchens, flat-screen TVs, and balconies. With a spacious infinity pool, an open-air beach restaurant, and cute spa, this is a great option for couples. A few thoughtful extras include free laundry, a shuttle to its sister resort, and plenty of free parking, but breakfast costs extra and rooms are only serviced once a week. The nearby sister resort, Royal Palm Beach Resort offers a more family-friendly atmosphere at a similar price.

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Scene

Laid-back and relaxed hotel with a small social scene

This laid-back property maintains a small social scene at places like the casual, open-air Pelican Grill, which overlooks the beach

Flamingo Beach Resort is a laid-back hotel situated overlooking Pelican Beach in Simpson Bay. The hotel is set away from the main road in a small beach community, ensuring plenty of quiet, but it's still within easy walking distance of restaurants and bars. The relaxed hotel has a spacious lobby with a few couches and an adjacent business area with contemporary green couches and desktop computers. Since Wi-Fi is spotty in the rooms, the common areas tend to be busy in the mornings and evenings as guests check emails. The spacious infinity pool is a popular spot for guests throughout the day and into the night. 

Location

On two Pelican Key beaches, within walking distance of busy Welfare Road’s restaurants and bars

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Located directly on Simpson Bay’s Pelican Key, Flamingo Beach Resort has the benefit of being situated among a cluster of neighboring resorts (each with its own beach access), and public restaurant and bar. A short walk down Bill Folly Road leads to even more businesses, including the beach bars and restaurants on Kimsha Beach. A few minutes’ walk farther leads to busy Airport Road, which provides close proximity to tons of restaurant, shops, bars, casinos, and a movie theater. A grocery store is a 10-minute walk away, and plenty of the island’s popular hangouts like Jimbo’s and 3 Palms are all within walking distance. However, the main road is often packed with traffic, making driving even half a mile a 15-minute ordeal. So be sure to pad in plenty of extra time when arriving at your destination on time is important.

  • Five-minute drive to Princess Juliana International Airport
  • One-minute walk to Pelican Key beach (resort is located on the beach)
  • Five-minute walk to Kimsha Beach
  • 10-minute walk to the nearest grocery store
  • 10-minute walk to Airport Road/Welfare Road to great restaurants, cafes, shops, bars, and a pharmacy
  • 12-minute drive to Maho Village shopping center with casinos, nightclubs, boutiques, restaurants, and bars
  • 12-minute drive to Mullet Bay Golf Course
  • 15-minute drive to Cupecoy Bay Beach
  • 15-minute drive to Baie Nettle
  • 20-minute drive to Philipsburg

Rooms

Spacious and bright rooms, all with full kitchens, living rooms, and balconies

The spacious Studio with Pool View includes a kitchenette area and separate living space

Across all categories, rooms are spacious and pleasant. Colors throughout the rooms skew towards beige, white, and green. Rooms range in size from Studios to Two-Bedroom Suites, and all rooms feature extra sitting space, full kitchens, and balconies. Guests should note that while the larger rooms are a nice upgrade, they are situated farther away from the beach than studios. All rooms include king- or queen-size beds with padded or wooden headboards. 

The sitting areas are furnished with dated sofas and chairs, glass-top dining tables, and contemporary side tables. The full kitchens feature microwaves, full refrigerators, and stoves. Extra include blenders, glassware, and cutlery. The highlight in many of the rooms are the spacious balconies set with white tables and lounge chairs. Balconies feature different views of the pool, garden, or ocean. Many of the rooms come with two flat-screen TVs which is a nice extra. 

Bathrooms are also spacious and feature beige tile showers, many with rainfall showerheads. Diamond Resort toiletries are on offer in all the bathrooms, along with hairdryers and plenty of towels. It’s worth noting that rooms are cleaned weekly as opposed to daily and some of the furnishings are worn and stained.

Features

Beachfront to Pelican Beach, open-air restaurant, spacious infinity pool, free parking and Wi-Fi

A spacious infinity pool overlooks Pelican Beach

Flamingo Beach Resort has a good number features to keep everyone busy. An infinity pool is situated at the back of the hotel, overlooking Pelican Beach. The pool features a handful of beige lounge chairs and pavilions. Pelican Beach is accessible just past the pool and comes with a handful of thatched sunshades and a few lounge chairs. The beach is open to the public and can get busy with locals and hotel guests. 

The hotel is serviced by the casual, open-air The Pelican Grill (formerly Topper's By The Sea). The rustic restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with stunning sunset views. A small bar with a few stools centers the restaurant, serving wine, beer, and frozen drinks. Happy hour specials are on offer in the late afternoons. ESPI Massage & Beauty provides nail and body treatments in a small house on the beach. Outdoor tennis courts are available. 

A spacious and modern business center is located adjacent to the lobby and comes with contemporary green couches, a few computers, and a big flat-screen TV. While there's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, it's often spotty in the rooms so expect the lobby and business center to be busy with guests checking emails. There is plenty of free indoor and outdoor parking at the hotel, and small laundry rooms featuring free washers and dryers are located in each building.

The nearby Royal Palm Beach Resort (a sister resort to Flamingo Beach) has a few extra amenities like a fitness center, game room for kids, and additional restaurants. A free shuttle runs between the resorts so guests can use both facilities. 

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Address

Billy Folly Road 6, Pelican Cay, Simpson Bay, Philipsburg 29572, Caribbean

Phone

(599) 544-3900

Room Types

  • Ocean View Stuido
  • One Bedroom Ocean Front Villa
  • Stuido

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