Vicky’s Keys is the first Eco focused Hostel / Volunteer Centre on St. Maarten that offers short, medium to long stay holidays to guests and it’s a home to volunteers who work with us on several local Eco Projects.
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 the 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 the facility can accommodate a maximum of 29 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.
We devote our time to upkeep our unique location which is part of the Marlin 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.
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Vicky’s Keys prime business concept as the only Eco Hostel on Sint Maarten has become a Volunteers Centre where local and international based volunteers can participate the Marlin Yard Foundation initiatives that are planned in Sint Maarten. Local volunteers can choose to help work at several initiatives in return they get free meals and can make use of several initiatives facilities. International based volunteers that are willing to participate the initiatives will stay at Vicky’s Keys and get free accommodation, get free meals and can make use of several initiatives facilities.
What is a Volunteers Centre? It’s a place where volunteers work and or live together as a community. The Volunteers Centre – a.k.a. VC – operates under the premise that all income generated via several initiatives and its members goes into a common pool. This income is used to run all initiatives, make investments, and guarantee mutual and reciprocal aid and responsibility between members. VC members receive the same budget regardless of their job or position. In terms of education, all volunteers start equally and are given equal opportunity. The VC is governed by a system of direct participatory democracy, where the individual can directly influence issues and events in the community. In this mostly self sufficient community, the collective as well as the work ethic plays a major role.