We like the units (comparable to the Club O chalets we have stayed in), the price (+/-$100US per night in low season), the location (Oyster Pond is 10-15 minutes to Orient, 20-25 to Grand Case, 15 to Phillipsburg. There are a lot eating choices either in walking distance or a short drive away. It has become our "go to" place.
Thanks for the feedback. Several years ago we saw the inside of one unit and it was great, but, for us, we'd prefer something on the water. But my niece will be going and doesn't care how close to water and I remembered Les Balcons and wondered if it was still as nice.
Now that Carol (previously of L'Estimener) has a store nearby basics can be gotten as well as a roti chicken.
We have stayed in several of the studios. Their bookings run fairly high so it speaks to the number of returning vacationers. The one(s) at the far end, top level, and #5 close to the pool were among our favorites. The top and pool levels are mostly studios with fairly large decks although the top level had one 1 BR and one 2 BR. Not sure on the lower level units, some may have an extra loft sleeping area. The pool is nice but enclosed by buildings on 3 sides so limited breeze. There is a walkway down to the marina level and then a path towards Cptn Olivers so it is easy to navigate to the various local restaurants/bars close by without driving. Try the Dinghy Pour-Your-Own happy hour (must be sitting up at the bar). The Iguana bar off the far corner of the Cptn Olivers pier is great for catching the evening cooling breeze. Seveeral very nice restaurants and close to other great restaurants on the Dutch side just down from the resorts on that side. In between is Mama Pizza for italian. There are several small grocers in the immediate area for essentials, the largest being in the NE corner of the immediate residential area. One of the better things is the relative ease of getting around by car on the east side, not the traffic issues like Simpson Bay and Marigot have. The coastal road from there to Orleans is quite scenic. Daytime is fine but I would not drive this route after dark, prefer sticking to the main road. The covered decks are a nice feature but if you plan to spend time on the deck use mosquito repellent, area bug spray, and lite up a few mosquito coil sections to keep the critters away. They do have automated gated parking tho the parking lot is snug. If we hadn't found a nice 2 BR 2 BA place in the same area this is where we would stay again. The managers, Corinne and David are great. Includes a several-a-week cleaning service. There is also a laundry service in the same parking lot as the grocer I mentioned. Hope this helps