Good Location, Nice Stay
Review Submitted: 25 July 2012
Date of Stay: July 2012
My wife and I just returned from our stay at Monte Cristo. There are pluses and minuses about the unit, but overall we enjoyed our stay at Nettle Bay Beach Club (NBBC). On the positive side, the condo is in an ideal location for exploring the island. You are basically within a 30 minute drive of anywhere you would want to go on the island. I would recommend renting the car from Hanna/Michal, as you will need it to go just about everywhere, and you do not want to deal with the car rental agencies in St. Martin. There is a great French bakery within walking distance right outside of the gates of NBBC and a pizza place as well. Most other restaurants you will need to drive to. The unit itself is exactly as pictured. Keep in mind it is a studio apartment, so it is very small. You will not want to spend most of your time indoors on this island anway. There are many great beaches within a 5 to 30 minute drive that you can take advanatage of including Friar's Bay, Baie Rouge, Orient Bay, Anse Marcel, and many others. NBBC has four pools if you enjoy that instead, we did not use the pools so i cannot comment on their condition. The beach at NBBC was generally very rough for our entire stay and very rocky, so we did not use it either. This condo is ideal for a couple who wants a convenient location in St. Martin, are on a small budget, willing to rent a car, and want to explore the island and all that it has to offer rather than hanging out at a pool all day. If you enjoy laying by a fancy swimming pool, sipping Mai Tai's, I would recommend one of the many resorts on the island instead. Overall, as I mentioned before, our stay was good and Michal (Hanna was out of the country) was very hospitable.
Helpful votes: 3/3
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