Hotel La Plantation
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Hotel La Plantation in Orient Bay (Orient Bay), you’ll be convenient to Coconut Grove Beach and Pinel Island. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Butterfly Farm and Anse Marcel Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 52 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchens with refrigerators and stovetops. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Plasma televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including outdoor tennis courts and an outdoor pool. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel’s beachfront restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
Sweet little place! Loved the friendly servers! The breakfast was great! Especially the homemade breads! The rooms are spacious and the ladies up at check in front are wonderful!!! Thank you Indiana for the wonderful drinks and friendly service! Made our 20th anniversary extra special! Don’t miss the Salmon and risotto- delicious! Hugs!!!
Don't go and expect to be waited on hand and foot. The hotel is more of a cottage style community right on Orient Beach. Convenient location to dinning, shopping, watersports and a beautiful stretch of beach.
Just about 30 minutes from SXM airport.
Bring your own power converter!
Hotel “La Plantation” was restored after hurricane Irma and it’s in good conditions, it could be better but under the circumstances and how the rest of the island looks (which undergoes heavy reconstruction), it looks fine. The superior room was very spacious and had everything we needed: pots, pans, micro-wave, coffee maker.
The location is one of the best in St. Martin. Currently, Orient Bay it’s one of the most reconstructed part of St. Martin, from both French and Dutch side: even though more expensive than Marigot, there are newly built restaurants open during the evening as well, supermarkets, and an overall feeling that disaster that hurricane Irma left behind has been left behind.
From the service point of view, it was one of the most unfriendly and un-hospitable hotel we have ever traveled. From the start we were welcomed with the information that the front desk is open until 6 PM, because “they also have a life”. This information was provided upfront, in the first 5 minutes, without even enquiring about it. The second was that “you have a bottle of water, but the rest you will have to buy for yourself". Again, this information per say, on an island that has been struck by hard times, is not unheard off, but the aggressive way it has been provided left us with a sour taste about the choice of hotel.
And now, just don’t get me started on the restaurant service. If you plan to travel with kids, like we did (1 and 4 years old), you would do a lot better elsewhere. From the first day, each time we requested the high-chair for the baby, we were welcomed with rolling eyes and a grunt from the lady that was supposed to help us. One day, we had to eat with the little one in our lap, because she has not deigned to show her face near enough for us to ask it. In another day, she just said that if we want a high chair, we could just get it for ourselves from the back (of the restaurant). Each time she saw us with the kids, she just plastered a sour look on her face like “not them again”, even though the kids are really well behaved in the restaurant. I guess that the behavior against kids is something specific to the entire island, not just this hotel, because the same rolling eyes and lack of smiles we encountered in multiple restaurants all over the island.
From the breakfast perspective, it’s just plain breakfast, not bad, but nothing special either. There is no variation of foods, the omelette was most of the time overcooked, but there was freshly squeezed juice (or it seemed that way).
The room was cleaned daily, but the floors continuously left us with black feet.
Overall, the location saved our vacation, and we were lucky that we chose Orient Bay. However, we would not come back to this hotel.
Much of the hotel has been restored, including the main reception area, pool area, and restaurant/bar, all in good shape. Some work on cottages and grounds is still ongoing. There is an easy 5 minute walk to the beach via the street directly in front of the restaurant, and 10 minutes via Orient Village. You get free beach chairs and umbrella at the Bikini Beach / Kakao / Kontiki concessions, and you can charge restaurant meals there to the hotel.
My room was very spacious and clean. Outside was a big verandah. I had a studio with limited in-room meal preparation items, but it was possible. Most everything was in working order. The bed was excellent. Somehow, a few mosquitos found their way into the room each day. The bed has netting to exclude them.
Housekeeping came every day, cleaned, and replaced towels. However, upon arriving back at my room late one afternoon, I found the door to my room unlocked and open. Luckily, nothing was missing. The room had a safe, but it was about half the size of the usual hotel in-room safe.
There's a gated main entrance to this hotel. Not sure why, since an alternate ungated entry way for vehicles can be accessed. Local children used the road on the hotel grounds for skateboarding and bicycling.
A busy road is right in front of the hotel, so at the pool and restaurant/bar you get a lot of road noise. There's less noise filtering up the hill to the guest rooms. I got no noise at all from adjacent rooms.
The WiFi at the room and at the pool / restaurant was excellent. There were a limited number of cable television channels, mostly French.
The pool was clean and the surrounding furnishings new. However, the pool area got crowded at times, especially on weekends, from use by locals, displacing hotel guests. The number of young children present resembled day care, but they were well supervised and behaved. The restaurant and bar got crowded at these times, too, mainly mid day. Just a few hotel guests used the pool and bar. Local guys used the large screen TV by the bar to watch sporting events.
The food and drinks at the restaurant were consistently good. Some menu/drink items were not availble. Every morning starting at 7 am there was a large breakfast buffet with many good items to choose from. In the evening there were few people at the restaurant. Some wait staff were very friendly and helpful, while others were not. One evening while hotel guests were dining, a large group of locals came, and service for the rest of us stopped for an hour while they received all the attention.
Part of one day the island was affected by outage of water distribution, including the hotel. This highlights ongoing challenges of St Martin infrastructure. The tap water is not high quality, so for drinking bottled water is best.
Employees at the reception desk were efficient at check-in and check-out. They were helpful in getting a taxi to where you needed to go.
This hotel is still in recovery mode, but needs to attain consistency in service and find a purpose. Local gathering place? Resort? Still, it is a laid back hotel with nice, quiet rooms in a location convenient to the beach and village.
We’re staying for four weeks now, April-May. Nice spacious studios. Very friendly staff. Centrally located, short walk to the beach and to the village. The weather is fabulous.
We have breakfast included in our stay. The buffet could have a few more options, and we desperately miss cucumbers and tomatoes with the ham and scrambled eggs.