La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, St. Martin

Baie Longue, Saint Martin

Timeless elegance is the essence of La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel, made all the more impressive through recently completed renovations.

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Nicole Gerber

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Property Overview

Less than ten minutes from the airport, this tried-and-true spot on St. Maarten makes for the ultimate Caribbean stay. It evokes the feeling of a European seaside retreat thanks to its charm and décor. For fifty years, La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel has stunned with elegant suites, villas, and cottages that frame idyllic views of the Caribbean Sea. Lush, tropical grounds teem with exotic birds and blooms. The property is private and upscale without being pretentious; there really is a really calming vibe to a stay at La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel.


SmartFlyer Exclusives

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • Fully flexible Bellini Club hotel or resort credit: 90 USD equivalent per room per stay or 200 USD equivalent per suite per stay
  • Welcome amenity and letter
  • 500 USD equivalent gift voucher when booking a 5,000 USD equivalent or more holiday with Belmond, redeemable on your next Belmond experience
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Agent Tips

  • This is a great place to go en route to Anguilla or as a quick stop on the way to/ from St Barths.
  • Sail the serene waters between St. Barts or Anguilla, enjoying the best of St. Martin’s secluded coves en route. Reserve your choice of 52ft Sunseeker, 36ft Fairline or 32ft World Cat. Sailboats and catamarans are also available.
  • Enjoy complimentary use of single or double kayaks and two Hobie Cats, or try your hand at paddle boarding to surf the waves at sunset. Snorkeling gear is also available at the Water Sports Cabana from 9:30am to 4:30pm––ask your SmartFlyer travel advisor about this once-in-a-lifetime diving excursion.
Rooms + Suites

High-end boutique hotel with Caribbean and Mediterranean flair.

The eighty-three rooms and suites are light and airy, all recently refurbished with “Designed for people who delight in the sea” as the guiding ethos behind the new restyling. Décor is made complete with pops of color and local artwork. The hotel rooms are located in white two-story adobe buildings amongst the hotel's tropical grounds. The second-floor rooms have great views but the first-floor rooms are just steps to the white sand, so it's really all about personal preference. The three or four-bedroom clifftop villas are grand and spacious, complete with wraparound terraces, private infinity pools, and spacious lawns: perfect for large gatherings of friends and family.

Treatments beside lush tropical gardens.

The property offers guests two pools to choose from, depending on their mood. There's one larger one by the main lobby and then an infinity pool over at the beach club that's a big hit! Their fitness center provides a full range of cardio equipment, circuit machines, free weights, and flat-screen televisions.

Unwind in the candlelit Caribbean spa resort, where treatment rooms open out onto lush tropical gardens. The Spa offers indoor and outdoor treatment suites, each with a private Zen garden and outdoor shower. Recline for an indulgent Roucou pre-tanning treatment before hitting the sun-drenched beach; relax with a tropical Lomi Lomi massage; or add a little polish to your vacation with a classic French manicure. There’s no better place to relax.

Vibrant French Caribbean dishes.

LaPlaj has a buzzy feel, similar to St Barths or St. Tropez. Fun music, sexy lounge and bar serving refreshing cocktails and light bites steps away from the beach. From fresh local seafood to simple sandwiches or fish tacos, the restaurant has it all. L'Oursin – only open for dinner – is more high-end fine dining. Helmed by Michelin starred chef Marcel Ravin, the weekly menu includes a selection of dishes that fully embody elevated French Caribbean cuisine. This spot is great for a special occasion or a quiet night in. Think amuse-bouche, white table cloths, candlelit tables.

Stocked with effervescent delights.

Whether you're starting your evening with an aperitif or winding down after dinner, Baie Longue Bar is the perfect place to absorb the island joie de vivre. A variety of punch spirits and the pick of international wines generously stock the bar. For the ultimate La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel experience, relax with a refreshing gin-based cocktail while looking out over the turquoise horizon. Guests can also take a seat as the sun starts to set over the sea and order a Belmond 75, La Samanna’s twist on the venerated French 75.
  • Vibe
    This spot feels like a high-end boutique hotel with traditional Caribbean charm, mixed with an almost Mediterranean flair.
  • Who's it for?
    This property is well suited for couples thanks to the romantic ambiance always present throughout the property. Between the intimate dining settings and the privacy of the villas, La Samanna, A Belmond Hotel is fit for any celebration of love from honeymoons to anniversaries.
  • Location
    On a rocky outcrop overlooking a sandy beach and the Caribbean Sea, this premium beachfront resort is 5 km from Princess Juliana International Airport.
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