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Turquoise Shell Inn

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Terrace/patio
Suite, 1 Bedroom | 1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free rollaway beds, free WiFi
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Private kitchen | Full-sized fridge, microwave, stovetop, coffee/tea maker

Overview of Turquoise Shell Inn

Turquoise Shell Inn

3.0 star property
Comfortable Simpson Bay apartment with kitchen, patio

8.4/10 Very good

70 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
34 Simpson Bay Road, Simpson Bay
Main amenities
  • 10 smoke-free apartments
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Barbecue grills
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
Feel at home
  • Rollaway/extra beds available (surcharge)
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Separate sitting area
  • Television

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Maho Beach - 10 min drive
  • Orient Bay Beach - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Philipsburg (SXM-Princess Juliana Intl.) - 13 min drive
  • Grand Case (SFG-L'Esperance) - 31 min drive
  • The Valley (AXA-Clayton J. Lloyd Intl.) - 12 miles/19.3 km
  • Gustavia (SBH-Gustaf III) - 18.9 miles/30.5 km
  • Saba (SAB-Juancho E. Yrausquin) - 28.4 miles/45.7 km


  • AL Pasha - 6 min walk
  • Vesna Taverna - 6 min walk
  • The Palms - 7 min walk
  • Skip Jack's Seafood Grill - 8 min walk
  • The Taste Factory - 10 min walk

About this property

Turquoise Shell Inn

Located in the entertainment district, this aparthotel is a great choice for a stay in Simpson Bay. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool, or take advantage of nearby kayaking. A kitchen, a patio and a fridge are other features. The location and shopping get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 5 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 5 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (4 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed

Property amenities


  • Direct access to the beach
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Beach sunloungers


  • Outdoor pool
  • Sunloungers
  • Umbrellas


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site


  • Fridge (full size)
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • 1 bedroom
  • Free rollaway/extra beds
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Free toiletries

Living spaces

  • Library
  • Sitting area


  • TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue


  • Dry cleaning/laundry service

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lifts
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Safe at front desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Free newspapers
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free bottled water

Location highlights

  • Near the airport
  • In the entertainment district

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby


  • 10 rooms
  • 2 floors
  • 1 building
  • Access via exterior cooridors
  • Unit size: 290 sq ft (27 sq m)
  • Property does not allow children

Fees & policies

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 2 March 2022 to 31 December 2022 (dates subject to change).

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Shell Inn
Turquoise Inn
Turquoise Shell
Turquoise Shell Inn
Turquoise Shell Inn Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Hotel Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Inn St Maarten-St Martin/Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Inn St. Maarten-St. Martin/Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Inn Aparthotel
Turquoise Shell Inn Simpson Bay
Turquoise Shell Inn Aparthotel Simpson Bay

Frequently asked questions

Is Turquoise Shell Inn currently open?
This property is closed from 2 March 2022 to 31 December 2022 (dates subject to change).
Does Turquoise Shell Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Turquoise Shell Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Turquoise Shell Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at this aparthotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at this aparthotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at this aparthotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at this aparthotel?
You can check in from 4 PM - 5 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Turquoise Shell Inn and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, kayaking and sailing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Turquoise Shell Inn also has an outdoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near this aparthotel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include AL Pasha (6-min walk), Vesna Taverna (6-min walk) and The Palms (7-min walk).
Does Turquoise Shell Inn have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchen, which also includes a coffee maker, cookware and a fridge.
Does Turquoise Shell Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a patio.
What's the area around Turquoise Shell Inn like?
Turquoise Shell Inn is located near Simpson Bay Beach, only a short 19-minute walk from Paradise Plaza and 6 minutes' walk from AL Pasha. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/10 Poor

When we got there our room was rented and there was no empty room. No sign. The place was filthy
1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Boris, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

Short stay option
We stayed here two nights before moving to our timeshare. Price was good, nothing fancy however it was all we needed for a couple nights..they are in the process of renovating the suites ours was recently done, very clean ,only negative was the bed was hard two nights is about all our backs could take..
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2/10 Poor

No reservation
We arrived to the hotel and staff were not helpful at all,we made a reservation with Orbitz but the hotel told us we did not have one but Orbitz had already charged us,we ended up going to another hotel,we went back to get a paper to certify that we had not stayed there so we could get our money back but it was really hard,after the third time there we got it,staff are a little slow to say the least.
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6/10 Good

short stay
Clean staff was friendly had a little trouble with gate
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8/10 Very good

Great off beaten track, but on beach
Turquoise Shell Inn is a small (10 rooms) pleasant spot right across the street from Rancho and the HUGE yachts are parked right there. We had a 1 bedroom with living room and a full kitchen. Not large, but big enough, frankly we didn't spend a lot of time in the room. Simpson Beach is out the back door. There is a small pool on site which was nice to sit beside in the evenings. A few steps from Welfare Rd and restaurant row made entertainment and dining easy to walk to. Buses and taxis right out the door, we did not need a car, although there is parking. This is not 5 star accommodations, no room service etc. But Carter (the owner) and his helpers are very fine and personable hosts. I like a place where they know my name, carry on conversations and care about how your visit is going. We were there for almost a month and will be going back again next year.
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10/10 Exceptional

Very pleasant stay!
Great, warm, friendly, and helpful owner and staff. Room was always clean and comfortable and well equipped for cooking in. Close to all Simpson Bay nightlife, restaurants, shopping, making the location ideal!
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8/10 Very good

Great Hotel, great host and close to a lovely and quiet beach.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Ok stay for a couple of days
It was fine but not sure if I'd stay again??
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