“This is a small hotel with a wonderful restaurant and bar and a fabulous beach. They offer so much, nice rooms with the view of the beach. A patio area with comfy couches to sit at and watch the sea. The full service restaurant and bar is excellent. They offer complimentary breakfast and beach chairs. Service is above and beyond what anyone offers. We were so very pleased. They made our vacation perfect. Five stars, El Zafiro.”

— Loyal Customer


“Fabulous. Stayed here a week. Should have stayed a month. Staff super. Coconut shrimps great.”

— trip advisor reviewer


“Currently under expansion from 4 rooms to 8. Very private (current only 4 rooms). Waitstafff (Milosh-sp?) takes care of EVERYTHING! Owners Nicole & Ed are lucky to have him. A fine man who made our stay perfect -Waitstaff & cleaning ladies- so sweet! Breakfast every morning was PERFECT- & the view is the BEST. Chicken Cesar salad- delish! Food service overall - very good with reasonable prices! Can't wait to return & see the renovations!”

— expedia reviewer

“Awesome place period.
Beautiful hotel, restaurant and especially the wonderful people. Ed and Nicole and their staff are wonderful!”

— google reviewer


“We are currently staying at this hotel and everything has been beyond wonderful. We are in the Sapphire Suite. My husband and I love boutique hotels and it's amazing. Beachfront, free breakfast, super helpful staff. And close to the airport and Maho beach. We will definately stay here again and recommend this place to family and friends that plan on visiting. This is truely a hidden gem. Thanks so much El Zafiro for an amazing first time experience in Sint Maarten.”

— Satisfied Client


“The place is hidden. if you find it you will not leave.”

— Google reviewer

“Very happy with my stay. We have never been to the Island so didn’t know the best places to go. The staff was very helpful with giving suggestions on day trips and restaurants. They were very accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed. Being close to the airport, I was worried about plane noises, but we hardly noticed it. We stayed in the Diamond suite and the room was very large with a great view. Will definitely be staying here again!”

— expedia reviewer


“Aqua Suite ;Excellent Room, Super Clean..Love the setting.Great wifi, Lovely Bed, nice bathroom.The complimentary breakfast & drinks hmmm what a better combo to have for your money. The food is awesome as well and the beach is great..Would recommend and would sure revisit.”

— Expedia reviewer


“Awesome location and food!!! My new wife and I got married here back in March and we both loved the location and the service. Ed and his wife were super nice and the food was great as well! We stayed at the hotel and the breakfast was my wifes favorite on the island. We'll be back for sure.”

— google reviewer