6 reasons to love the Riu Palace St Martin
Having just spent 7 glorious days in St Martin, I have a new found love – the Riu Palace St Martin.
I was excited to explore this captivating island for the first time, shared equally by the Dutch and the French for close to 350 years.
I was not sure what to expect of this small all-inclusive resort with 258 rooms, located on the French side. But I was impressed!
Here are the top 6 things that stood out to me:
1.The Beach! What a stunning beach, with a quiet cove and calm waters. The resort offers a wide variety of water activities, such as kayaking, boarding and snorkeling at no charge. And for adventure seekers, wave runners and fly boarding is available at a cost.
2. The selection of food was so varied, with a buffet and 3 a la carte options. I loved the seafood, especially the mussels, and all was perfectly paired with a variety of wines.
3. The rooms were luxurious, and beds co comfy, and extremely clean, complete with a bar, furnished balcony or terrace, plus oversized bathrooms
4. The staff was extremely friendly, starting with the manager Mr Fancisco Benito, to the on-site wedding planner Tanya, to the front desk staff, wait staff and housekeepers. We were always greeted by a smile and a willing hand.
5. There is a general feeling of relaxation here in part due to the design of the buildings. Being low rise with only 3 floors, the Riu Palace has a colonial feel, complete with white shutters. The resort is sprawling and surrounded with lush vegetation and glorious flowers. I felt I was truly on a tranquil vacation
6. During the day the pool is fabulous for a swim and pool aerobics. At night, the infinity pool is the best place to watch the stunning sunsets.
If you are planning a wedding, this resort offers all you could hope for. It comes with a kids club, dedicated wedding planner and gorgeous ceremony locations.
As for a family vacations, this is a must see.
For more information on this resort, contact me at Susan@escapes.ca
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