Travel Smarter, Not Harder Expert Tips for Your Next Getaway

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A great vacation starts with great planning. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of essential travel tips to ensure you have a fun and affordable vacation. Happy travels!


Booking Your Perfect Adventure

Book your airfare now
There are great rates for June from most destinations and airlines!

Travel during the off-peak season
Consider visiting St. Maarten during the summer when prices for accommodations and flights tend to be lower. Even September is a great time to travel, but don’t wait – book now!

Stay at Oyster Bay Beach Resort
Book before July 15th and get 25% off your stay — the jewel of St Maarten and one of the friendliest resorts in the Caribbean!

Look for package deals
Search for bundled travel packages that combine accommodations with activities. These packages often offer discounts compared to booking everything separately.


Savvy Tips for Your Taste Buds

Cook your own meals
Many rooms at Oyster Bay Beach Resort have full kitchens, and the on-site gourmet market has everything you need!

Explore local eateries
Venture out to where the locals eat and experience authentic cuisine and affordable prices!

Take advantage of happy hours and specials
Many restaurants and bars offer happy hour discounts and daily specials on drinks and meals. Have a blast while saving money!

Pack snacks and drinks
Pack snacks and beverages when heading to the beach and avoid the markup.


Frugal Fun for Thrifty Explorers

Free activities
St. Maarten has plenty of free activities, such as swimming, sunbathing, and exploring the island. There are so many beautiful beaches to explore!

Duty free shopping
Pay no tax when you shop on the Dutch side of the island!

Free WiFi
Oyster Bay offers free WiFi to all guests. You can even sneak in a little business while on vacation.


Pack for Savings

Pack a convenience kit
Bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and other convenience items to avoid additional costs.

Bring a reusable water bottle
Many hotels and restaurants let you fill up for free if you ask.

Pay in cash (with US Dollars)
Using cash generally helps you exchange rates with credit cards, and US dollars will usually get you more for your money.

Create lifelong memories while exploring St Maarten’s beaches and savoring the local cuisine. These practical suggestions will help you navigate your journey with ease. So book your dream Caribbean vacation today at Oyster Bay Beach Resort!