Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Oyster Pond, St. Maarten, Dutch Caribbean
Suspended over the Atlantic Ocean on an 8-acre (3 hectares) coral reef peninsula, this resort is one of St. Maarten's most secluded. Set among the coves of mile-long (1.6 kilometers) Dawn Beach, each of the units, including studios and one-bedroom to two-bedroom hideaways, promises impressive views of the ocean, garden, or marina. Snorkel, sail, fish, enjoy free nightly entertainment and fun-filled excursions, or just lounge at the oceanfront infinity pool with its vanishing edges. The town of Philipsburg is close by, along with Orient Beach and Grand Case, which is renowned for its high proportion of gourmet restaurants.