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Oyster Pond Dutch Side

Restaurants at the Westin $$ and $$$ (Closed, under construction)

$$$ Aura

Steak restaurant with a fine ocean view. Open for diner only from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Aura is closed on Wednesdays.

$$$ Ocean

Contemporary, casual atmosphere with a nice ocean view. The menu is a la carte.


  • Breakfast: from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday the Ocean offers ‘Pirates Night Buffet’, which includes a fire dancer, live music and complimentary rum or fruit punch. There is also a special low buffet for the children. The buffet is open from 6:00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. The price range is as follows:

  • Children (0 to 4 years old): $0
  • Children (4 to 12 years old):$19.95
  • Adults: $38.95

Every Sunday, the Ocean offers ‘Sunday Brunch’, which includes complimentary Champagne. The brunch is open from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Reservations are advised. The price range is as follows:

  • Children (0 to 4 years old): $0
  • Children (4 to 12 years old): $15.00
  • Adults: $49.00

The Westin has one pool bar/café:

Liquid $$

Light Fare, swim up bar on the pool side. They serve several wraps, sandwiches, salads and cocktails.

The bar is open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

The café is open from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Beau Beau’s $$$

This restaurant is located in the Oyster Pond area. Open for lunch and dinner from 11:00 a.m. until 10:oo p.m. Closed on Tuesday. Calypso King Beau Beau and wife Anne-Marie operate this oceanfront restaurant and cabaret. With island music playing in the background, you can enjoy a drink or a meal outside on the deck, by the beautiful pool with the ocean in the front, and St. Barths in the distance.

Phone: (599) 543-6049.

Mr. Busby’s $$ (Closed, under construction)

Enjoy fresh local lobster on the beach of Oyster Pond, Dawn Beach. This is an informal, really nice, but not well-known beach restaurant. You can visit Mr. Busby’s for lunch or join the bar crowd during the happy hour.

At night, Mr. Busby turns into "Daniels by the Sea" for fine dining with Daniel and his seasoned staff, who formerly ran famous "Da Livio" in Philipsburg.

Phone: (599) 543-6088

Big Fish $$$$ (Closed, under construction)

Open for dinner. The setting of this waterfront eatery is very nice and appealing. The Big Fish restaurant has good quality and friendly service.

Phone: (599) 543 – 6288

Oyster Pond French Side

Captain Oliver’s $$

No doubt Captain Oliver’s is the best place in the island to taste fresh fish and seafood specialities. Its French Chef Francois runs the kitchen of this great restaurant. He sublimates French and Creole flavours every Saturday night when they offer their famous seafood buffet. In fact, Lobster is exquisite at Captain Oliver’s. Do not miss their lobster buffet on Saturday nights. If you are lucky, you may also repeat that delicius taste at the plentiful brunch buffet they serve on Sundays, additionally to the regular menu. From lobster to shrimp, prime rib to lamb, pork to chicken, salads to side dishes and desserts the Captain Oliver’s brunch features a wide range of spectacularly prepared and pleasingly food.

While you discover the flavours of Captain Oliver’s brunch fresh selection, you can enjoy live entertainment for your dining or even dancing pleasure.

Captain Oliver´s has a large seawater 'tank' right underneath the glass bottom tables, where you can watch real sharks and sea turtles. This is so because the restaurant is completely built above water, in the heart of the Oyster Pond marina. From here you can delight your eyes and see yachts in the marina and the calm ocean.

Every day, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Captain Oliver´s welcomes you for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer a regular menú and daily or nightly specials, so you can enjoy everything whenever you go.

For more information call: (590) 590-874026

Mama Pizza $$

Since April 2007, Mama Pizza offers the best pizza of  St. Maarten / St. Martin / Sint Maarten with a view over Oyster Pond. However, here you can taste other flavours too; there’s definitely something on the menu for everyone. Chef Jean is in charge of these genuine, unique, tasteful but unpretentious crusty Italian pizzas. You can witness how Chef Jean sets up your pizza; they are all freshly hand-spun and  prepared in front of your eyes. Either as take-away, or delivered to your place in the Oyster Pond area, also pasta and meat dishes available.

Phone: (599) 527 1009

Le Planteur $$

This restaurant is situated on the hilltop short before the entrance to Captain Oliver's. It has a French cuisine in a nice Creole-style setting with panoramic views. There is also a swimming pool available to patrons of the restaurant.

Phone: (590) 0590 29 53 21

Eden Café $$

Eden Café is a pizzeria, grill and restaurant offering specials for lunch and dinner. Lunch specials are around €10. Pizzas (€10-13) are also available as take away. The restaurant is open air, grouped around a pool. Quiet place. Open for breakfast, too.

La Fregate $$$

Lovely place to have a meal at very moderate prices (€10 - €17 for main course).  Don’t get lost, go to corner of Av. du Lagoon and rue de l'Escale near Oyster Pond, there, you can sit outside and order an excellent fish soup, delicious pasta with fresh seafood or healthy salads. Great pizzas, also "to go". Closed on Saturdays.

Dinghy Dock $$

People say this bar and restaurant is “a dangerous bar in a safe harbor”, so come and have fun with sailors, boat people, and Capitain Oliver's guests, who also come for a drink or two. Dinghy Dock is well-known for its "mix your own drink" gimmick. Enjoy and relax in this informal atmosphere, directly at the marina. Do not forget Happy Hour is  from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.