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EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel, Simpson Bay

Beachfront hotel in Simpson Bay with restaurant and beach bar

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
$150 CAD

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  • Rooftop Pool
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  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Beach View (PERIDOT) - Living Room
  • Signature Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Patio, Ocean View (AQUAMARINE) - Living Area
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34 White Sands Road, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Our stay was met with great staff, beautiful beach and comfort. Having gone thru Irma,…

    Nov. 18, 2018

  • Checked in 330 pm. Documents not ready, came back at 430... not ready yet. “Tsunami” at…

    Aug. 11, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Convenient
Easy parking
Quiet
Walkable
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 4 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Beach sun loungers

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Simpson Bay Beach - 1 min walk
  • Burgeaux Bay Beach - 6 min walk
  • Dunes Casino - 6 min walk
  • Maho Beach - 10 min walk
  • Maho Bay - 10 min walk

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Guests
  • Signature Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Patio, Ocean View (AQUAMARINE)
  • Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator, Beachfront (PEARL)
  • Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator, Beachfront
  • Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Refrigerator, Beachfront
  • Studio Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Beachfront
  • Studio Suite, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Beach View (PERIDOT)
  • Presidential Studio Suite, Beach View
  • Family Apartment, Multiple Bedrooms, Beach View

Location

34 White Sands Road, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
  • On the beach
  • Simpson Bay Beach - 1 min walk
  • Burgeaux Bay Beach - 6 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Simpson Bay Beach - 1 min walk
  • Burgeaux Bay Beach - 6 min walk
  • Dunes Casino - 6 min walk
  • Maho Beach - 10 min walk
  • Maho Bay - 10 min walk
  • Casino Royale - 14 min walk
  • Mullet Bay Golf - 17 min walk
  • Mullet Bay Beach - 23 min walk
  • Mullet Bay - 24 min walk
  • Starz City Casino - 33 min walk

Getting around

  • Princess Juliana Intl. Airport (SXM) - 8 min drive
  • Grand Case (SFG-L'Esperance) - 37 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 4 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • St. Martin may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages.

Dining

El Zafiro - This restaurant specializes in fusion cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Recreation

Nearby

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Children and extra bedsPay at property

  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, and gym (if applicable)Pay at property

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Simpson Bay
  • EL Zafiro Boutique Simpson Bay
  • EL Zafiro Boutique
  • EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Hotel
  • EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Simpson Bay
  • EL Zafiro Boutique Hotel Hotel Simpson Bay

*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes, El Zafiro offers fusion cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Sunset Bar & Grill (10-min walk), Sunset Beach Bar (10-min walk), and Moomba (14-min walk).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Dunes Casino (6-min walk) and Casino Royale (14-min walk) are both nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation nearby includes casino gaming. Enjoy amenities like spa services, a picnic area, and a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Room was spacious yet cozy. View was unobstructed and gorgeous.

    1 night family trip, Apr. 15, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    Like: location of room on ground floor Dislike: because it rained, staff could’ve turned around the cushions on the outside sofas so they didn’t get wet. Tip: umbrellas would be great.

    2 night family trip, Apr. 3, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Unacceptable security guy dared to come into my room by night opening my locked door !!! With a flash light !!! Triple warning never saw that in my all Life !!!’ What s wrong with the management of this guy ???!!!

    1 night business trip, Mar. 19, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peaceful Getaway

    My wife and I stayed for 7 days and it was nothing short of amazing. This is a boutique hotel in a ducked off location with the most amazing view of the ocean and clear water. The staff is small with a family vibe. You will get to know everyone's name. They will go above and beyond to make sure you enjoy your stay. The food is great, the beach is never crowded, and you literally right next to the airport so no need to rush to get home. This hotel is for you if you want to get away and disconnect from the world a little. Security comes around during the night so you will feel safe. If you want to leave the resort to visit other places its not hard to get around. This is my 2nd time back at EL Zafiro and its even better this time around.

    Derik, 7 night trip, Mar. 17, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome view, great drinks, away from the busy area! 20 minute walk on the beach to the hustle and resturants, breakfast, drinks etc. Good food at the hotel too!

    2 night romance trip, Mar. 5, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Not a pleasant stay

    We booked the pearl suite, but when we arrived, it was occupied! They did not want to give us a free upgrade to a slightly bigger room, even though it was free, the owner only would have given it for a higher rate!! We found that incredibly greedy. The check in person was totally unprofessional, they also take 3% more when paid by credit card, which is actually not allowed. The room we got, the sliding door to the balcony was broken. The checking person was horribly unfriendly, not motivated, I have to say I travel a lot but a check in person like this I have never met before. I cannot recommend this place, sorry. It only looks nice on the pictures.

    Sandra, 1 night family trip, Feb. 13, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Beware

    Overcharged us for the stay.. And hotel management cannot be reached to sort out the reason.

    Marshall, 2 night trip, Nov. 26, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    This place is a hidden gem!! Everyone on the staff was so amazing and helpful and so kind!!! Loved every minute of it, also great for the aviation spotters, great deck!! We will be back.

    Jon, 4 night family trip, Nov. 9, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    The place to go to get pampered.

    We stayed in the Pearl suite which was very comfortable and clean. It is very small hotel and very personable and friendly. Ro makes sure that all residents are well taken care of. Our suite looked out right onto the beach with only a sitting area in between. The room was spotless. WiFi was excellent. The adjoining restaurant had great food. Complimentary breakfast is included each day. We had a late afternoon flight out of SXM, but Ro let us check out and stay on the property. The beach too is very well kept with lots of lounges, umbrellas and bar service. The hotel is just across the road from the runway and it is so neat to see the planes/jets come and go throughout the day. It is nice and quiet at night. This is a great place to unwind and relax.

    Kathy, 3 night trip, Feb. 22, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    A perfect boutique hotel on the beach. Staff was wonderful and very helpful. Restaurant food and staff were great. The beach and view were incredible.

    AB, 5 night romance trip, Feb. 1, 2020

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