Belmond La Samanna
What We Love
- 2015 Jetsetter Hotel Food Award Winner
- Dine two floors below sea level at La Cave's private tasting room
- A world class private beach, complete with butler service
- Quality service without a stuffy, formal vibe
- Most rooms feature private terraces, and all have Caribbean views
- Yoga, tennis, Pilates and fitness classes are all available
- The fantastic wine cellar, La Cave, holds 12,000 bottles
- Free WiFi and self-parking
What To Know
- Be on the lookout for celebs: Belmond La Samanna has played host to Oprah and P. Diddy
- Hotel-booked airport transfers are $88, each way; taxis are $20, each way
- An 11 percent resort fee and a 4 percent government tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- READ MORE: Your 2015 Guide to the Caribbean
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
St. Martin has a distinctly Côte d’Azur feel, without all the sceniness of St. Bart’s. Ditto for Belmond La Samanna, which achieves a rare blend of elegant and low-key, fusing top-notch service with a laid-back Caribbean vibe. The two-story whitewashed resort overlooks one of the few private beaches in the Caribbean, and butler service takes care of your every need while you sunbathe. Even better, unlike some other nearby islands, its a cinch to get here; no extra flights or ferry rides required. No wonder celebrities ranging from Oprah to P. Diddy to Jackie O have all stayed at Belmond La Samanna.
Bed & Bath
There are 83 guestrooms and suites at Belmond La Samanna, and each of them looks out over the sea. The design is Caribbean-chic, with whites and creams accented by pops of ocean blue. Watch the sunset with a bottle from the hotel’s famed wine list delivered promptly to your private terrace or balcony. Suites also include a separate living room and patio.
Activities abound here: Kayaking, snorkeling, Pilates, yoga, tennis and more are all free. There are two pools for swimming and sunning (in the unlikely event that you get tired of the beach), while on the sand you can call your cabana boy all day long with the resort’s daily thatch-roofed cabana rentals, ideal for guests staying up on the bluff. The wraparound couch, WiFi and butler service make idling the day away truly effortless. And scuba diving and sailing charters are easily arranged through the concierge. Dining here is also memorable; there are several dining and drinking options around the property, but the showpiece is Trellis, a restaurant set on the edge of the beach, with open-air seating.
In the Area
Feel like a castaway on neighboring Pinel Island, a sand spit with coconut palms, a white sand beach and excellent snorkeling. Take the ferry or a trip with one of the many boat vendors awaiting your business and check out the tiki bar for grilled lobster served right on the beach. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, stroll through the open-air Marigot Market. Located on the wharf just below Fort St. Louis, the market features all the fresh produce, spices and daily catch from St. Martin and neighboring islands, plus enough samples to satisfy your adventuresome culinary spirit. Back at the resort, soothe your skin with the sunburn rescue treatment at the spa. The one-hour treatment includes a body wrap of pure aloe plus two giveaway products for subsequent personal treatment.
How to Get There
My wife and I had an amazing experience at La Samanna!! We loved our ocean front casita, with spacious rooms and rooftop balcony. The views from our room, and from the resorts main building and restaurant were amazing! We loved the long stretch of beach! The pools were great too!!
La Samanna is perched above the sea on a lovely set of cliffs. The grounds are meticulous and the beach offers long stretches of sand for strolling. Local and renowned painter, Sir Roland Richardson paints many of his en plein air works from viewpoints on the property. An exquisite place to relax and unwind.
We went here for a family wedding and had a great vacation! The wedding had the resort plan everything, including a 6 course dinner in the Wine Cellar on property, and a reception on the beach including fire pits at the end. It was a beautiful location and a fun time for all. The staff was very accommodating, professional, and friendly. I highly recommend this resort!
We spent a few fabulous days here in August 2017. We had the most beautiful suite on the beach with luxurious accomodations. The beach is absolutely stunning and it is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. The breakfast buffet was amazing. The service was wonderful and staff very friendly and helpful.We definitely enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it.
Had a great time. Top service. Amazing venue. Beach and sea are wonderful. The gym excellent, so many equipments and very modern. Delicious restaurants. The room are cosy, comfortable and spacious. This is paradise on earth!