Editor's Note: This Diamond Resorts property was formerly the Sunterra Flamingo Beach Resort.
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April 4, 2006
From journal Fantasy Week
MANALAPAN, New Jersey
January 4, 2006
From journal Christmas Vacation in St. Martin
September 27, 2003
The front desk was disorganized when we arrived, but I reminded myself that we were in the Caribbean and there is a different sense of urgency in the islands then what we are used to back in the States.
The resort has recently added more units on the backside and is expanding a little more. These units are very modern. We visited a couple staying in the new units and the top floor units have their own private hot tub on the roof. Had we known about that feature, we would have definitely requested a lockout unit. The only disadvantage is that they are not right on the beach. We stayed in the studio, which had ample room for the two for us. The room has sliding dividers, which allows you to use the one room as a bedroom and the other room as a living room or second bedroom.
There is plenty of open beach with free umbrellas and chairs. We thoroughly enjoyed the negative edge swimming pool. The main beach has a bar, which serves drinks and simple meals all day long. There are plenty of activities all week long. On Monday here is a welcoming breakfast. On Tuesday, there is a dinner by the pool. They serve chicken or ribs for about $10-12 and have live entertainment, a local man who sings. If you are newlyweds and do not like attention drawn to yourselves, do not raise your hands when he asks if anyone in the audience is recently married. He calls you up on stage and makes you grind with your spouse while the audience rates how risqué you can get.
From journal Paradise in Sint Maarten
August 24, 2003
The hotel had many activities throughout the week, for example, a welcome dinner Monday night and Bingo three times a week at the beach bar. We didn't stay around the resort much.
The resort is close to everything and plenty of food stores, if you desire to eat in and cook. But there are also many places around the resort to eat, all within walking distance. Just watch the crazy drivers on the narrow street. I recommend renting a car and driving out to the other beaches on the island, if you enjoy waves.
The rooms in the Flamingo were huge! We stayed in a studio that sleeps four. There is a King size bed and a pull out couch and a dividing wall for privacy, if you go with other people. The shower stall is also very large and the private balcony is also rather large. It was like a home away from home. A full working kitchen, plenty of utensils, and on the main floor, outside there are bar-b-ques.
There are women who ask if you want your hair braided and charge $1 a braid. They do an excellent job, I suggest getting it done on Simpson Bay. It may take a few hours, but your braids will stay in for four weeks!
The Flamingo also offers beach towels for a refundable price of $25 a towel for the week and you can get as many clean towels throughout the day as you desire. There is also a safe in the room, which the resort will charge $7 for use, $1 each day you are there.
We enjoyed our stay very much and can't wait to go back.
From journal 37 beaches in paradise
by Mrs. King
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
June 17, 2003
Every Monday night, they have Flamenco night when the Flamenco dancers and the main entertainer perform a show at poolside. It was great and very entertaining.
Be sure to attend the water aerobics Tuesday thru Fridays. The instructor is very good. You feel the workout, though, when you get out of the pool. Its very good.
Although Flamingo Beach Resort doesn't have a on-site fitness center, the Front desk will give you passes to use the Fitness center at the Royal Palm Resort located at the bottom of the hill from Flamingo. You can either walk or drive. The walk is just about a mile (which you can partake of in the mornings at 7am).
From journal First Exchange
January 5, 2003
The hotel is right beside the Pelican hotel complex and is a fairly short walk to good restaurants. A car is still needed to truly enjoy all the island has to offer, unless you want to shell out $40 or $50 a day on cab fair - depending on where you want to go.
There was a activity desk on the beach where you could book any kind of tour. There is not much for water sports available at the beach. There was a small greasy-spoon restaurant and bar on the beach that closed pretty early. If you want to have a nice meal, you have to leave the hotel. Mostly older couples and families when we were there from Dec. 7 to 14, 2002.
From journal St. Maarten vacation Dec. 7-21, 2002