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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Elegant celeb favorite on St. Martin’s French side, with a splurge-worthy spa, butler service on the beach and a legendary wine cellar

The Look

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.

Beyond

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

Belmond La Samanna
Baie Longue
Les Terres Basses, 97064 Saint Martin

Reviews

Amazing vacation spot
Pfeldpa

Gorgeous property. Amazing views of the beach. Each room had essentially a private beach. Great infinity pool. The best thing though was all of the staff were bend over backwards fantastic. Have to mention Matias. He was absolutely the best. Also Marco behind the bar. Highly recommend it.

Sit back relax and enjoy
Diamondjim1969

This property is first class. Its not the new glass and marble Mexican resorts, this is the type of place Hollywood elite go to get away. Property is lovely and rooms are large. Great vacation location.

Perfect in every way
Patti2230

We had two nights in a villa--before and after a 12 day catamaran cruise. On both occasions the service was excellent, the food was terrific and the staff was most helpful. Breakfast was part of the package and dinner was pricey but well worth it.