About Us

We are the only Eco Hostel / Volunteer Centre on St. Maarten that offers short, medium to long stay holidays and we are a home to volunteers who work with us on several local Eco Projects.

Hundreds of visitors have chosen to stay with us

If you are looking for a pleasant but affordable place to stay, in a quiet suburban village away from the daily island hustle and bustle then Vicky’s Keys Hostel is the place to be.

Set into the Sint Maarten country hillsides, “Vicky’s Keys” is just across the Great Pond and from sweeping ocean sands, and a 5 minute scenic drive to the quaint streets of Philipsburg.

We devote our time to upkeep our unique location which is part of the family history of more than 300 years. Being surrounded by marvellous nature, its landscape remind us everyday how fortunate we are to live in paradise.

The name “Vicky’s Keys” is a homage to the Great Grand Mother (see picture) and late Mother of the owners. Great Grand Mother Vicky was co-owner of this family pre-owned village. She actually named this village The Keys in Sucker Garden. “Vicky’s Keys” is located in a family pre-owned (from 18th s – 1981) village. The property still have some of its original details such as the slave walls, the black berry vine, fruit trees as landmarks all providing a warm atmosphere and a pleasant place to spend the night.

Vicky’s Keys rooms and dorms has been renovated and are equipped with the basic necessities. Everything to ensure that our guests enjoy their day to their own heart’s content. You are not obligated to participate in a buffet if you don’t want to. How about making your own breakfast when it suits you. No tightly plastered walls or modern furnished spaces, but everything just a little crooked: the charm of the Caribbean!

Vicky’s Keys premises is approximately 1.400m2 / 15.000 square feet. The concept is “Stay among the locals” which is popular among the backpackers market. Yet we are the only one on St. Maarten to anticipate those who would like to experience staying among the locals but with an Eco twist to it.

There are 4 buildings on the property. Guests can arrange lodging for a single bed, a room, an apartment or our family apartment. The premises has several gardens cultivated with herbs, vegetables, fruit and fish (Aquaponicssystem). Besides the usual luxury amenities you have the choice to experience pure Caribbean self-sufficient living. On the premises you will find a Café, Terrace (ground and roof) with barbecue area, Gardens, 3 Mixed Dormitories and 2 Private Dorm Rooms and two Luxury Studios. Currently we can accommodate a maximum of 21 persons at once. Furthermore Vicky’s Keys premises is being upgraded continuously. More features are being added such as Permaculture designed gardens and a lot more. Visit us and we’ll assist you with discovering Vicky’s Keys and the island of St. Maarten.

Our facilities and values

We respect these main principles and maintain them among our friendly team.


We do not keep secrets from each other and our guests, and stay always open to you.


Honesty and having strong moral principles plays a very important part of our friendly and eventful team routine.


Our team is constantly rising the level of mastery by visiting various seminars.

One team

As a team we find it important to discuss various issues occurred in order to solve them. Our guests experiences are crucial to us.


We also search for modern and up-to-date solutions of various routine problems.


All our services and products are thoroughly tested in accordance with the high quality standards.

Meet Our Team

Get to know us better by discovering personally our team members.
Cee Marlin General Manager – Volunteer

Person who rules and makes sure that there are no mistakes and no misunderstandings. As head of our company I’m the person, who manages to keep everything working as a single and cohesive engine all times. Also I give workshops in Aquaponics & Perma-culture Gardening which is one of my greatest passions to share knowledge in becoming and or maintaining self-sufficiency in our daily life styles.

Pien RoeperInterior Advisor – Volunteer

All the design that is displayed in our hostel was crafted by Pien. Pien is devoted not only by her duty, but with heart and soul.