We have experienced a number of beaches while on previous cruises – Divi Little Bay, Orient Beach, Phillipsburg and an unknown beach. This day we would visit the Simpsons Bay Resort and Harbor.
The resort is situated at the very point of land jutting out into Simpsons Bay. Right across the water is the airport. We could watch as the planes landed and took off. (Our travel companions visited Maho Bay across the water from the resort. Maho beach is where visitors go to watch as the planes land right over their heads.)
The harbor area is between the resort and the border between the French and Dutch side of the island. Along the shore of the harbor area are a number of beaches that are within walking distance of the resort. There are a host of bars and restaurants along this stretch as well.
This is a very large resort. We were able to visit a couple of the time-share suites. They were absolutely gorgeous with marble counters and decks or patios with wonderful views. There are three small private beaches and five swimming pools.
The pool on the harbor side of the main resort building has a swim-up bar. The beach right on the point has a bar and restaurant. On the resort property there are shops, restaurants, a casino, exercise room and meeting rooms.
The ride from the cruise port took only about twenty minutes. Marigot, the capitol of the French side of the island is close by as well. It can be reached by water taxi from the resort.
The day we visited Simpsons Bay was overcast with a cool breeze – not conducive to swimming. We did stick our toes in the water and it was as great as ever. We are planning to visit the resort on a future land vacation.