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The Holland House Beach Hotel is a St. Maarten landmark, with a unique location right on Great Bay beach in Philipsburg, the island's capital. 

Guests have the choice to directly walk out onto the gorgeous beach, or use another exit to be right away in the center of the Caribbean's most bustling duty free shopping district.

Combine this with the contemporary chic of facilities and accommodations, a welcoming staff focusing on the guest's needs and it is easy to understand why the Holland House is a favorite of leisure and business travelers.

THE HOLLAND HOUSE HOTEL: Located Right on Great Bay Beach, Philipsburg

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Share the Holland House Experience, even if you visit St. Maarten only for a day by cruise ship. Pamper yourself with a day at the beach, to be intercepted by a delicious gourmet lunch. After all, you are in St. Maarten, the culinary highlight of the Caribbean, and tasting the creations of the celebrated chef Raymond Kaper at the hotel's Ocean Lounge would complete your cruise.

By now, you have visited a few islands and seen many rustic beach bars – why not enjoy this time the contemporary elegance the Holland House Beach Hotel stands for? We offer the most comfy beach chairs, first class VIP service – and all this within easy distance of the cruise ship port. With a location right in the center of the Caribbean's most attractive duty free shopping district, you will also get all your shopping done.

Experience the Holland House for a day and come back for a vacation! Ask at the front desk for details and if you qualify for our special vacation package.

Rooms and Amenities

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The hotel offers 54 guest rooms and suites. Beach-side rooms provide magnificent views of the blue Caribbean, the beach and the majestic cruise ship, visiting the island daily. All rooms have just been refurbished and redesigned by renowned architect Johannes Zingerlee and French Indies Design from St. Barths, bringing a European chic and Caribbean flair.

The accommodations will be a pleasant surprise for those looking for a perfect hotel with a diversity of work and play options. All rooms feature flat screen televisions and movie programming, the newest trend in hospitality TV, and luxurious bathroom amenities complement the wellness package.

The European contemporary and modern Caribbean feel of the rooms provide guests with style and comfort. The Holland House Experience™ bedding has been uniquely designed, a comfort concept created by design and sleep specialists using individual coil spring mattresses and Think Plush pillow-top padding finished with crisp, white Egyptian cotton sheets, duvets and blankets for the ultimate in pampering, even at night.

lady_at-barThe 4 Junior Suites are beautifully appointed. They're studio style provides a sleeping and living area. Located on the first floor, overlooking Great Bay, their extended terrace offers a fantastic view of the beach. With all the amenities of the Beach Front Deluxe, the Junior Suite offers superior comfort during your stay at the Hotel.

In addition, our friendly and attentive professional staff will assist you with your needs and answer any questions about the Hotel, arrange car rentals, excursions to other islands, and point you to intimate and romantic Caribbean restaurants. They will also be happy to assist you with important island information, reconfirming your flight and arranging a taxi service. Come visit us! We look forward to making your special day an outstanding one!

OCEAN LOUNGE - The Restaurant at Holland House

The Ocean Lounge at the Holland House Beach Hotel

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Welcome to the Ocean Lounge for Fine Dining! Overlooking the beach and boardwalk, the Ocean Lounge Restaurant and Bar at the Holland House has become the center of fine dining in the island's capital. With its contemporary elegance, the lounge would be equally appreciated in Miami Beach or Southern France and provides a welcome break from the standard rustic Caribbean look. Restaurant and bar are popular with residents, local power brokers and business people.


Dedon outdoor furniture with plush cushions, combined with the service-minded staff, gives you that special VIP feeling.

Robert van Herpen and Chef Raymond Kaper, both from Holland, guarantee an enjoyable breakfast, tasty lunch or delightful dinner experience. Chef Raymond is young, energetic and ambitious; and, has worked in some of the finest top 100 restaurants in Holland, like Seinpost, and with famous chefs such as Rob Blauwboer and Chef Hans Snijders of Chateau Neercanne.

Chef Raymond works with local products from the Islands as well as fresh seafood and produce flown in twice weekly from Europe and the USA to create innovative and imaginative dishes. He leads a local team of young cooks and has set new standards and heights in casual dining on the Island. His counterparts on the waiters' side are the ever-smiling Lucia, who supervises breakfast and lunch, and the famous Jesse who oversees the dinner service and has already acquired a very loyal clientèle.

Parking for dinner is available from 7 PM till 12 midnight. It's across the street from the Hotel behind Joe's Jewelry. You enter the lot via Back Street and will see a parking assistant and a Holland House banner. Parking is free of charge and exclusive for diners at our Ocean Lounge Restaurant & Bar.

The Bar

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At cocktail time, the island's power brokers, vacationers and visiting business people mingle at the Ocean Lounge. Some enjoy their drinks right at the bar, others prefer the comfortable outdoor seating with a privileged view over the action on the Boardwalk and the beauty of Great Bay.

On several evenings, the Ocean Lounge features live music of different styles – setting the mood with soothing tunes of Caribbean salsa, Reggae, Zouk and European Lounge. The bartenders know how to mix the perfect cocktail for a Caribbean night, from classics such as Pina Colada to special house cocktails.

There is an extensive wine list available, with a broad choice even for orders by glass. For the small appetite, there is a tapas menu offered with many mouth-watering snacks.

 
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St. Maarten - St. Martin's Major Events

SXM Festival - March 2017 15th to 19th

The SXM Festival is back for 2017 and even better! The event is set on different party locations and featuring the creme of international DJs and electronic music talent.

Heineken Regatta - March 2017

The Heineken Regatta is a world-renowned sailboat race AND a series of major concerts and parties.

Carnival - April/May 2017

Take loud drum and calypso beats, glittering costumes, mouthwatering food, lots of drinks and thousands of happy people - that is Carnival in St. Maarten. 

Major Events 2017 - Intro

Three major events are the cornerstones of St. Maarten's party season. Heineken Regatta, SXM Festival and Carnvial fill the time from March to May.

Featured Hotels and Resorts

Atrium Beach Resort & Spa

The Atrium Beach Resort & Spa is located right on the beach and only a short walk away from several beach bars, restaurants, shops, water-sports, casino and nightlife.

Commodore Suites Boutique Hotel

The Commodore Suites is offering contemporary suties with kitchenettes right in the center of Simpson Bay and close to all entertainement.

Princess Heights Deluxe Condo Hotel

This family operated Boutique Condo Hotel offers spacious studio, one and two bedroom suites that feature balconies with ocean views and fully equipped gourmet kitchens.

Holland House Beach Hotel

The Holland House Beach Hotel is a St. Maarten landmark, with a unique location right on Great Bay beach in Philipsburg, the island's capital. 

Amazing Vacation Rentals

9 Bedroom Estate | Starting at $6000 per night

Le Château des Palmiers is a world-class estate that includes a 5-bedroom ocean side villa and a 4-bedroom garden side villa and it situated on a white sand beach.

AAZURE - 1 Bedroom Apartment | Starting at $229 per night

Aazure is a beautifully appointed 1 bedroom, 1 ½ bathroom condo overlooking the gardens and pool of Porto Cupecoy, a luxury gated community.

BEACH COTTAGE - 3 Bedroom | From $210/night

This vacation rental is a historic cottage on the beach in the gourmet village of Grand Case, where fantastic restaurants line the main street to tease the visitors palate. 

OCEAN VIEW - 1 Bedroom Apartment | From $70/night

This one-bedroom condo unit is located in the neighborhood of Beacon Hill right on the ocean with spectacular views and within walking distance to the entertainment of Maho.

Best Jewelry Shopping

Shiva's Gold + Gems

 "Take home our jewelry, have it appraised, then pay us." That's right! St. Maarten's leading jeweler Shiva's Gold + Gems is THAT confident of the unsurpassed quality and value of their...

Grand Jewelers

Grand Jewelers has excellent choices of Geneve, Movado, Raymond Weil, Citizen and Seiko watches. They guarantee that they will offer you the best prices possible.

Jewels by Love

"Jewels by Love - A Family Tradition" You will find the most valuable timepieces, backed by generations of experience and passion for horology here.

Royal Caribbean Jewelers

Royal Caribbean Jewelers eschews big brands and phalanxes of sales staff in favor of a laid-back, relaxed family-run affair dealing in diamond jewelry and loose diamonds.

Great Dining Spots

Charter House 18.63

The Charter House 18.63 is located right at the Simpson Bay Yacht Club. The outside terrace and the air-conditioned dining room provide a wonderful ambiance.

Esco Pazzo Pizzeria

With Esco Pazzo, there is now authentic Italian stone oven pizza available on the island of St. Maarten. The restaurant is located at the Princess Casino.

Sushiitto Japanese

SUSHIITTO promises Japanese food with a twist. Owned by Pierre Ferland of Pineapple Pete-fame, SUSHIITTO is St. Maarten's favorite place for sushi and teppanyaki-style dinners.

Topper's Restaurant and Bar

Topper’s Restaurant & Bar is a great international restaurant in a fun Caribbean cottage that celebrates all-American comfort cuisine alongside international culinary delights.

Exciting Things to Do on St. Maarten - St. Martin

Amigo Tours

AMIGO TOURS is an experienced tour operator that will be able to offer taylor made island tours for each requirement.

CORAIL Helicopteres

CORAIL HELICOPTERES offers fast and comfortable transportation from and to neighboring islands and sightseeing flights. 

Random Wind Sailing Excursions

Experience a day cruise on an authentic world cruising sailing yacht, with snorkeling stops and other water activities.

Rhino Safari Excursions

Experience on-the-water excitement piloting your very own two-man RHINO Watercraft to the best snorkeling spots.

Beaches, Nightlife, Shopping

Shopping on Dutch Sint Maarten and French Saint Martin

On St. Maarten, you'll find the best shopping of the Caribbean. Really (!) duty free, find bargains for jewelry, liquors, cigars, parfums, etc....

The Beaches of St. Maarten/St. Martin

St Maarten - St. Martin has 37 beaches and whatever your lifestyle or vacation style, if nude or prude, there will be a beach for you.

What's So Special About SXM?

The island of Sint Maarten  - Saint Martin is with 37 square miles the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations.

Where to Party on Sint Maarten - Saint Martin

St. Maarten/St. Martin comes to life after dark. Nightclubs, casinos, beach parties... If you're a night owl, you've chosen the right destination!