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Riu Palace St Martin

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A perfect destination for travelers who want a few days of relaxation, beach and sun, offering tranquility and fun alike.



Overview
Located in the beautiful cove of Anse Marcel, Riu Palace St. Martin boasts 18 acres of lush, tropical landscape, idyllic beachfront and a spectacular infinity pool. Nestled within a natural reserve, the 258 guest rooms offer not only spectacular views, but standard luxuries such as large bedrooms, satellite TV and Wi-Fi internet throughout.

Location: Directly on the beach at Anse Marcel with direct access to the marina. 40-minute drive from airport and 35-minute drive from Golf course.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Manisha A :
Clean resort but hit & miss attitude of staff!

We visited from 6/19-6/23 & our visit was ok. PROs:The resort is cleanRooms are bigMargarita, Sunshine & Fanny made the stay fun for allFruit & salad at buffets was always fresh & delicious Nice calm beachPlenty of chairs at pool & beachCONs:Rooms are old & carpet is disgusting-we put towels down so that we wouldn't have to walk on the stains Checking in was ok-no drinks handed to us as other reviewers mentioned. Check in staff was slow & sounded irritatedRoom service was ok- don't order tea - it comes cold!If you have special dietary needs - forget about the 'kitchen' being accommodating - I have stayed at plenty of resorts & the food variety for specific dietary restrictions here was the WORST!!!!! We didn't try the 'speciality' restaurants because they had no vegetarian options to speak of!My drinks were ok- my family did not like their drinksThe buffet staff was totally uninterested in providing service- we had to constantly ask for our water/coffee/ silverware to be filled/refilled/replaced.I would say if you're looking for a clean quiet resort with a nice beach this is a good place but keep in mind that it is with less than average food, ok drinks & staff who mostly don't give a damn! The island is beautiful & a car rental is a great way to explore! Our favorite beach by far was Rouge Beach-hard to find but totally worth it!

  • antonellad561 : Woodbridge, Ontario
Picture Perfect Doesn't getter better then this!!!

Let me start of with sight and views are breathtaking you will not be disappointed. This little gem island is surround by high mountains, palm trees and tropical flowers. When we arrived the hotel did not seem that glamourous and appear a little run down but as we walked in and looked out it was spectacular. We were on the main floor facing the grounds in a king room. Rooms were very clean, bed was comfortable and bathrooms newly renovated. The grounds themselves had an infinity pool for adults and in the other side their was a pool for kids. Very few children when we where their more couples. Their was stand up paddle boating, snokling, kayaking, volleyball court, ping pong table and basketball court that was free to use on the facility. Jet sking was offered for 30 min $70 US, their are several snokling tours and day trips you can go on. Btw 75US and 120US per person. We went on the Coconut Reef boat with Captain Wayne. We snorkelled and went to 3 different island. Their was huge sea Turtules, sea urchins, fish, barracuda right in front of us. We stopped off at a beach for lunch which was included in the price of $108US per person for a 5 hour tour with drinks included called Restaurant Le Sole. We had fresh fish, warm bread,vegetables etc it was delicious and Ben who own the place was very hospitable. The beaches all have ocean blue clear water and are very warm. Restaurants on the resort were all very good but their are only 3 a la carte which is a steakhouse, French cuisine, and Krystle and one large buffet area. Breakfast had everything from eggs any way you liked made fresh to order, fresh fruit, pastries, cheeses, pancakes, crepes, fresh juices and they even had cappuccino and espresso all day long. The selection of alcoholic drinks was unlimited and they are not cheap when it comes to adding more liquor. The staff and team of entertainers were what made the trip. They were all so friendly, Fanny was hard working fun and she has a great personality. How she remembered everyone's names surprised me. Antonine was also full of energy and very entertaining. Big thanks to David and for going over and beyond at the front for us when we could not find a taxi!!! Lo lo's was a great place to eat local food for a reasonable price of $10 US giving you ribs, plantain, rice and peas, pasta salad, spaghetti and coleslaw a bit of everything it was called Ski' the limit. It was nice to get off and see the local area a restaurant worth trying. They had nightly entertainment in the resort that needs major improvement. Most were tolerable but some nights people just left early or were falling asleep because it was so bad. We went out to the Royal Casino on the Dutch side and watched an amazing show that is new and it was spectacular and their was lots of street entertainment and nightlife in this area. The hotel Rui is situated on a island full of nature and is a true gem. You will not be disappointed if your looking for a place to relax!!! Their is also a place you can go hiking to a private beach around the mountain a must try but be sure to wear running shoes as their are lots of trees, bolders and rocks you must climb and go through. It's about an hour hike one way but it's beautiful. Bring some snacks and something to drink once you get their to enjoy the private beach!!!

  • ivan b :
You will forget the rest with this lagoon

This was our third time to this Hotel between transitioning from Radisson and now. Grounds are well kept, service is great, this is friendliest island of them all. Anse Marcel's lagoon is unforgettable.

  • Ken B : New York City, New York
A Pearl of a Hidden Hide Away

Stayed at the RIU Palace for five days, the resort is well kept, very clean, the staff could not have been nicer and more helpful. The rooms are comfortable and kept very clean. Restaurants are well run with plenty of seating, the food was very good for an all inclusive. The pool area as well as the beach is great although the pool could use some TLC, the beach is a living postcard. This is an excellent resort if your looking for a good all inclusive.

  • michaelbagley2017 : Keatchie, Louisiana
Good enough to return to

Nice all inclusive on the marina in St. Martin.Food was average for an all inclusive as the buffet was as good as the restaurant food. No lines at the buffet, but you had to wait at every restaurant and they did not take reservations.....Bad idea...... so when they told you to come back in 20 minutes, then you at the back of the line...bad idea... Bar drinks were good if you told them what liquor to use, if not, you got the cheap stuff and it was bad...... Negative...... no swim up bar......Rooms were alright...... Very clean...comfortable king bed, hot water, tub and shower, mini bar, and sat. tv, with american channels...( marina suite),nothing fancy or over the top.... You could book excursions at the resort and they left from the resort... very nice and reasonable........ You could also rent a car at the resort for $30/day and explore the island...A must......Fantastic beaches and terrific blue water with white sand..... Must things to do. Orient Bay, Anguilla, Prickly Pear, Pinnel Island, Marigot,Philipsburg, Mayo Bay, Certified dive, if certified, Oyster Bay, and numerous other small private beaches..... The Riu is located on Anse Marcel, French Side, (quiet side), the opposite side for the airport and all the tourists........ A great place to stay to be close to a lot of the attractions...... I would give the resort a solid 3, maybe 31/2........

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 meals daily
  • 24-hour snacks and drinks (domestic beer and cocktails, selected international brands, house wine with meal)
  • Daily activities
  • Introductory to scuba lesson in the pool
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 258 rooms
  • 4 restaurants
  • 3 bars
  • An expansive zero-entry free-form infinity pool
  • Private cabanas (fee)
  • Fitness Centre
  • Spa (fee)
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business centre
  • Free WiFi
  • PADI Diving/Watersports Center (fee)

Junior Suite, with balcony or terrace includes:

  • 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Free WiFi
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathrobes
  • 220 V
  • Garden or courtyard views
  • Maximum occupancy of 4

Superior Suite, includes same as above, with:

  • 2 Terraces - one with water view
  • Bedroom with 1 king-size bed
  • 1 double sofabed
  • 2 full bathrooms
  • Additional TV
  • Separate living area
  • Views to the marina, garden or courtyard 
  • Maximum occupancy of 4

Kids Deal - Children under 2 yrs stay and eat free. Children sleep in existing bedding and must share the room with 2 full paying adults. One adult traveling with one child, the child will then be considered an adult. A single adult traveling with 2 children, the 1st child will pay adult rate and 2nd child pays child rates.

For the Kids - Kids Club for ages 4 to 12. Babysitting available for a fee.

Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.


Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Palace St Martin
    Saint Martin,Saint Martin

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Hotel Riu Palace St Martin
BP 581, Anse Marcel 97056 St. Maarten-St. Martin

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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